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Undergraduate Prospectus

University of Bedfordshire

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

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Generous financial support
We value your education as much as you do, and have put £3m into scholarships and bursaries to prove it. That’s up to £9,000 per year of free cash available for every student to help towards their studies.
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90% employment and/or further study High-quality teaching
Our excellent employment record is a result of careerdriven courses, great links with industry and professional bodies. Work starts with us. World-class research and industry experience means that our lecturers ‘know their stuff’. They’ve picked up a few National Teaching Fellowship Awards to prove they can pass that experience on to you.
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£180m of industrystandard facilities
Our facilities are designed around giving you the skills you need to succeed. Our £34m Campus Centre in Luton brings all student services and social and learning spaces together.

‘Real world’ learning

Great location, great social life

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

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

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

Learn new skills, achieve your goals.
A message from our Vice Chancellor
The University of Bedfordshire is an exceptional place to study for an undergraduate degree. You may think “he would say that” but I make the point simply because students past and present genuinely believe it to be the case. This prospectus covers the benefits and scope of study at Bedfordshire in depth, so I shall limit my welcome address to a few key points. Firstly, the decision you are about to make is a life-changing one. From the day you arrive at our University we will help you develop and build on your confidence, independence and life experience. Academically you will be enthused by new learning, critical thinking and ideas sharing. Living and working with a community of like-minded people is a great way to develop your skills, your personality and your outlook. Secondly, you will have all the resources you need to make your undergraduate years a success. We are investing £180m in our facilities and buildings to create a student centred campus that blends social and learning spaces. Thirdly, everything you do from this point on will have an impact on your future employment prospects. At the end of your study you should expect to join the 90 per cent of Bedfordshire graduates who have entered the workplace or taken the decision to undertake postgraduate study within six months of graduating (DLHE 2010). The University of Bedfordshire has worked hard to make our campuses special places. Regardless of the campus you join, you will find yourself part of a highly supportive, multicultural learning community. And, regardless of the undergraduate course you choose, you will benefit from the experience and enthusiasm of the teaching staff and the camaraderie of fellow students. Everyone here looks forward to welcoming you to the University of Bedfordshire and witnessing your social and academic development.

Professor Les Ebdon CBE DL Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive

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Why choose the University of Bedfordshire? It’s all about you... Your career progression made easier High-quality teaching World-leading research Building first-class facilities for all our futures With you all the way Whichever campus you are at, you’ll be at the centre The best years of your life… What our students and graduates say Open days, University visits and advice sessions What courses are on offer? Art & Design Biological & Biomedical Science Business School – Accounting & Finance – Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations – Business, Management & HRM Computer Science & Technology Education & Teaching English Language & Communication Law Media Creative & Performing Arts Nursing, Midwifery & Health Psychology Social Sciences PE, Sport & Exercise Science Tourism, Leisure & Events What else you need to know to join us? Getting started... Your degree Foundation degrees Part-time study Return to learning International Entry requirements Sorting out your finances Accommodation Learning resources Student life – Make the most of your Students’ Union Student life – Get involved How to apply Graduation Directions A-Z course index 178 180 181 182 183 184 186 188 190 192 194 196 198 200 201 202 24 38 44 46 50 54 62 78 88 98 102 118 128 140 148 160 172 6 8 10 11 12 14 16 18 20 22

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

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

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

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

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

Find out what Bedfordshire can offer you at one of our Open Days – find the details on pages 22-23 and book your place at www.beds.ac.uk/opendays
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A little help from your friends… participate in PAL
The Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) scheme fosters cross-year support between students on the same course. It encourages students to support each other and learn co-operatively under the guidance of students from the year above. PAL has five main aims and is intended to help students: n Adjust quickly to university life n Acquire a clear view of course direction and expectations n Improve study skills and adjust to meet the requirements of higher education

Enhance understanding of the subject of their course through collaborative group discussion n Prepare better for assessed work and examinations PAL sessions are informal and friendly with an emphasis on the group working co-operatively to discuss and explore ideas. Content for PAL sessions is based on existing course materials – handouts, notes, textbooks and set reading.
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The lecturers are fantastic, absolutely brilliant, anything you need, meetings, tutorials, equipment, anything like that, they’ve got it! Plus, they don’t just lecture you, they’re in there getting involved with the practical work that you’re doing, and it’s really good!
Lucy Dey – Performing Arts student

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Our lecturers are international experts…we’re always in touch with them and if we have any questions the response time is brilliant!
Nick Hamilton and Kendra Meyer – Psychology & Criminal Behaviour students

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

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

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

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Careers and Employment Service (CES)
You will have access to CES and its services focused on helping you enter and succeed in the workplace:
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Our graduates enjoy excellent employment rates, with 90%* either in work and/or further study within six months of graduating (DLHE 2010).
*Education (98%) Health (96%) Sport (95%)

Help with securing graduate internships, part-time jobs and volunteering opportunities Employment-related events, competitions and careers fairs Different awards which show off your skills and ‘stand-out values’ when competing for jobs – the ‘Bedfordshire Edge’ is our new Employability Award, launched in 2011 Chamber Futures – a new membership scheme giving students and graduates access to training and networking opportunities

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

Dedicated employability advisers for each academic department Employability Fellows who ensure that career-focused activities and study units are integrated into your teaching and learning in each subject area Access to a wealth of careers information and resources online ‘JobSavviGrad’ – our online opportunity search engine and application management system – which you can use throughout your time at University and after you graduate

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Accreditation from professional bodies – which is the main route of entry into some professions – including:

Practice placements in the community, local schools and hospitals Sandwich years Assessment centres experience and industry days Consultancy projects for real employers, including Cirkle PR and Kaizo Regular masterclasses and career guidance from industry professionals, prospective employers and graduates

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

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

Be part of our success
The quality of our teaching is independently assessed and audited. We have achieved some pretty impressive results over the past few years:
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We have been awarded top marks – a ‘confidence’ rating – in our most recent Quality Assurance Agency audit In 2010 Ofsted rated our Graduate Teacher Programme as outstanding The Government chose us as a Centre of Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) in 2005, awarding us £3.3m over five years. This has allowed us to create a skills-rich curriculum focused on learner development and employability in an environment of social and creative learning spaces

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

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

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

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

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

Professor Carsten Maple, Pro-Vice Chancellor Research & Enterprise

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Building first-class facilities for all our futures
We are investing £180m in new facilities, creating one of the most modern and well-equipped universities in the UK.
Luton campus developments
The new facilities have to be seen to be believed. Our flagship £34m Campus Centre is a funky and functional development designed to bring all our student services, social and learning spaces, and a 240-seat lecture theatre under one roof. The striking building is already creating a strong sense of community for students. Our new en-suite accommodation opened its doors in September 2011, featuring 578 fully furnished flats. Construction is underway on our £20m Postgraduate and Continuing Professional Development Centre scheduled to open early 2013. Regardless of the degree you choose the facilities will be first class, including:
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Psychology, sport and exercise science, biomedical science and forensics laboratories (£700,000)

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

Our £8m Physical Education and Sports Science Centre is a training base for the 2012 Olympics Our muscle cellular and molecular physiology lab is the first of its kind in the UK BBC East have twice used our studio facilities to record and transmit The Politics Show using our TV students as part of their crew The Business Pods are the only one of their kind in the country and have been commended by the Government

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Bedford-based students also benefitted from £34m worth of investment, including:
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En-suite accommodation at Liberty Park (£20m) A Physical Education and Sports Science Centre (£8m) A Campus Centre (£6m)

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New facilities in the Computing and Media departments (£12m) Business facilities including pioneering Business Pods (£1.2m) and a Law Moot Court (£180,000)

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

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

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Help available with any aspect of your studies or personal life Easy access to health services and multi-faith networks SiD provides a gateway to support for students. You can also access SiD online 24/7

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With you all the way
University is a life-changing experience, but we are with you all the way. At Bedfordshire we provide a welcoming and friendly environment complemented by outstanding support services for our students, which are accessible via our award-winning Student Information Desks (SiD).
Supportive SiD
The Student Information Desk (SiD) is the gateway to student services into one, convenient location. SiD desks are located across all our campuses where you can speak to someone face-to-face. Each friendly SiD adviser will listen to your problem and endeavour to resolve it for you there and then, or assign it to someone who can. SiD delivers a range of services, from printing council tax letters to booking appointments, and information, all in one place. SiD Online is a 24/7 support tool which enables you to view and update enquiries, log new enquiries and search a database of over 400 Frequently Asked Questions, via the internet.

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Supporting you through life’s difficulties

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

Student services available to you…
Student Money Advice
The Student Money Advice team offers one-to-one advice on money matters and available funding. A ‘drop-in’ service is available at the Luton and Bedford campuses, where you can speak to a dedicated student money adviser face-to-face. Studying in higher education is not only intellectually demanding. If your personal circumstances change during the course of your studies you can rest assured that our Engagement Team will be there to offer you independent advice and guidance. You will also be assigned a personal tutor who will go the extra mile to help make your time at University a success. Our Health and Wellbeing team is also on hand to discuss additional support issues and can provide services such as sign language interpreters, note-takers, dyslexia screening and support with mobility on campus. We also provide free professional counselling at Luton and Bedford that is confidential and open to all students.

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

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

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

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

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Customer Service Manager (SiD) See what else Amanda has to say: uob.cc/sid

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

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Whichever campus you are at, you’ll be at the Centre
We are a modern and vibrant university with students from more than 100 countries, making it a truly exciting and diverse academic and social scene.
5 reasons to choose Beds
Luton
Offers a winning combination of urban buildings, natural open spaces and landscaped parks. A short walk from campus brings you to many cool clubs. If culture not clubbing is your style, the town has everything from cinema to carnival to entertain you.
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Frequent trains to/from London (30 min) Excellent bus connections so you can go as far north as Glasgow and as far south as Plymouth Easy road access via M1 and A1 Home to London Luton Airport (three miles from our Luton campus) Luton

A place to learn

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

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Brilliant buzz

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

The Galaxy Centre – which houses 11 cinema screens The hat Factory – Luton’s premier arts centre, and home to the Filmstock festival Luton International Carnival – held each May, this is the UK’s biggest one-day carnival

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New things to experience

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

A home away from home

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

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The three best things about Beds? For me, first is location: it is very close to London. Second, the friendliness. Third, it’s a multicultural environment! It was very interesting to find people from all over the world, just like us, living here and feeling so at home.

And academic success...

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

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

Bedford
Is an idyllic riverside town. It’s studentfriendly, with a lively mix of traditional town pubs, bars and restaurants, modern nightclubs, shops and heritage in addition to first-class sports facilities. When you’re not hard at work there is loads to do…
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Aylesbury
Our Aylesbury campus is based in the medieval county town bursting with culture, intercontinental cuisine and cool clubs.

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Get sporty – hone your sporting skills at a multitude of top-class sporting facilities and venues Resturants and bars – find your favourite among the huge range of restaurants and cafés or relax with friends at The Rose or The Litten Tree. Alternatively, there are the legendary student nights at Elements Entertainment and festivals – head to the historic Corn Exchange for everything from live comedy to classical music or sample some fine brews at the Bedford Beer and Cider Festival

Frequent trains to/from London (40 mins) Direct rail services from Leicester, Derby, Nottingham and Sheffield Excellent road links via M1 and A1 Close to London Luton Airport (45 minutes from our Bedford campus)

Frequent trains to/from London (40 min) Well connected via A41, M40, M25 Within easy reach of London Heathrow and London Luton Airport

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“Considering that London is the hub of fun activities and the centre of major markets, it would be an understatement to say that I was thrilled when I found out its proximity to Luton and how easy it is to access from here!”
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London on our doorstep...
All the attractions of London are only a 40-minute train journey away. The lower cost of living in Bedfordshire means you can treat yourself to the best of what the capital has to offer.
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The UK’s most exciting city One of the most popular tourist destinations in the world An infinite choice of entertainment, festivals and events Some of the world’s best free museums and galleries Centuries of heritage and tradition …and it’s right on our doorstep

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

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

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

“The University is amazing! And you really have no idea just how amazing until you get here. Truthfully, I’d recommend the University of Bedfordshire to everyone!” Osman James Haque Business Studies (International) student “I’ve made more friends than I planned to and that’s got to be a good thing – I’m generally shy! I joined the tennis club during Freshers’ Fayre and it’s been really good. It’s helped me to get fitter, meet new people, and discover even more sport that I like.” Millicent Kinimah Biomedical Science student “I love it here! It’s so diverse and there are people from all over the world. Whatever you’re into, you’ll definitely find there’s something here for you.” Luke Maitland Biomedical Science student “My student experience was memorable! You work hard so it’s equally important to take the time out to ‘play hard’ Whether it’s dancing, . being part of local events or keeping fit there is something to suit everyone’s taste here. I definitely loved it!” Michelle Ramsumair “Freshers’ Week was great! It’s the best time to get to know everyone, make new friends and get to know the town – which was an unforgettable experience in itself. I met several fellow students – one year on and we’re great friends!” Matt Gear TV Production student Advertising & Marketing graduate

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

Asad Bhatti

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

Students and graduates share their experiences of life at Bedfordshire...
“The skills I learnt at university were really useful and the lecturers were amazing.”
Media Performance graduate Radio DJ for Kiss100 and MTV Digs

Melvin Odoom

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

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

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Open days...
...University visits and advice services for schools and colleges Don’t just read about our friendly, supportive atmosphere – experience it for yourself.
Essential in choosing where and what to study, open days offer the ideal opportunity to:
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Take a student-led tour around the campus and try out our purposebuilt facilities Receive specialist advice on topics such as funding and finance, admissions, disability support, careers, accommodation and the Students’ Union

Discover our welcoming and supportive atmosphere Get the low-down on individual courses from staff, students and graduates

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Diary Dates 2012-13
7 July 2012 (Bedford – all courses) 14 July 2012 (Luton – all courses) 8 September 2012 Education (Bedford – Sports and courses) 13 October 2012 all courses) (Luton and Bedford – 17 November 2012 all courses) (Luton and Bedford – 6 July 2013 (Bedford – all courses) 13 July 2013 (Luton – all courses) ient dates Choose the most conven reserve your place at: from the list,

“You have looked at a mountain of prospectuses and websites, now why not join the 12,000 visitors who enjoy our open days every year and sample student life at Bedfordshire? Find out all about living and studying with us – meet students and graduates; ask staff your questions about courses and support; try out the equipment and facilities. And more importantly, really get stuck into your subjects of interest so you can pick the one that suits you and your career plans best. So dig out your calendars and plan your visits early. And if you’re unable to attend an open day, panic not – there are plenty of other ways you can visit us or get advice, be it campus tours, taster days, or we can even visit your school or college – so you won’t have to miss out!” Lal Joshi Head of Student Recruitment
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Campus tours
Unable to make it to an open day? Book yourself in for one of our regular midweek campus tours held throughout the year: www.beds.ac.uk/campustours T: +44 (0)1582 489052

UCAS fairs
Meet our student advisers face-to-face at higher education fairs, hosted between March and July every year. These are ideal for discussing any questions or concerns you might have about going to university, and are an opportunity find out more about our courses. See our fairs calendar at: www.beds.ac.uk or follow: @uobevents on twitter.

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Open days tell it like it is Subject-specific sessions bring courses to life Fairs, visits and online tours are yours for the asking

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

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International fairs
Living abroad and unable to make it to Bedfordshire? Our international advisers visit schools all over the world and are delighted to meet students interested in studying with us. Find out when we will be visiting your country at: www.beds.ac.uk/international

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

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

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Davinia Dillon
Media Performance student Student Ambassador

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

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Art & Design

In the Division of Art and Design we pride ourselves on providing inspiring and dynamic courses which push your creative thinking while preparing you for employment through real-world projects, professional practice and work placements. Studying in the department will give you personal access to a young and creative team of successful practitioners and academics who regularly publish, design and exhibit nationally and internationally in art and design and the creative industries. All our undergraduate courses have strong relationships with the creative industries and provide an inspiring, empowering and enjoyable route to reaching the ultimate attainment in your career aspirations. Along with Media Arts and Production, Journalism and Communications, and Performing Arts, we are part of the Bedfordshire Institute of Media, Arts and Performance. This means that you will benefit from the creative synergies between art and design, the performing arts, creative writing and video production.

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181 Related foundation degrees Have you also considered...? 52 68 BA (Hons) Advertising & Marketing Communications BSc (Hons) Computer Animation

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

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

The Art and Design curriculum

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

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

Excellent facilities

Our spacious art and design studios offer a friendly working environment in which resources are continually being upgraded. We offer:
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World-class research

A water-based silkscreen studio Facilities for relief-printing and photo-etching Computer facilities for the production of photomechanical and digital processes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Q: What’s the contact time like between staff and students? A: In your first year you have lectures, seminars, studio-based teaching and one-to-one tutorials that introduce you to a wide range of skills and practices in art and design. Our Key Skills programme which runs in year one and two gives you access to a range of skills from which to choose – including silkscreen printing, computer-aided design, life and technical drawing, printmaking, laser cutting, 3D modelling, typography, pattern cutting, and photography. (The list of skills expands each year as we respond to the needs of employers and the industry you hope to work for). The skills and thinking you learn in your first year help develop your confidence and personal style, allowing you to enter the second year full of ideas and creative know-how.

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Q: What do you enjoy most about Bedfordshire? A: Students, students, students! Seeing the confidence and creativity grow over the three years they are with us, never fails to amaze and inspire me. Q: Where have you worked before? A: I have extensive experience of managing arts and design departments in the higher education sector. My previous role involved heading up the Design Department at Liverpool John Moores University. Q: How do you help students get jobs after graduating? A: The whole course evolves around the real world of work and helping you develop a professional CV from year one. In the third year we run a series of professional networking events with local and international companies – from local interior designers and representatives from McLaren Cars to internationally recognised design studios like Jonathon Barnbrook.

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Visual Art Practice

BA (Hons) Art & Design / Fine Art / Photography & Video Art / Fashion Design (stage 3 only)
Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time Assessment: By portfolio of practical work and display; written assignments; reflective studio journal. Final-stage assessment involves work for your Degree Show – a public exhibition of creative work Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Students will be expected to attend a portfolio interview. Applicants applying for Fashion Design (stage three only) will be expected to have successfully completed a Foundation Degree (FdA) in Fashion Design or Higher National Diploma (HND) in Fashion Design or an FdA/HND in Fashion and Textile Design, where there has been an emphasis on fashion design. Key features
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As you progress through your course to stages two and three, you will increasingly focus on your chosen specialism. See pages 29-30 to find out more about these specialist areas. You will gain experience in professional practice, including insights into careers in creative industries, strategies for self-employment and how to market yourself. Your learning will be supported by a well-equipped Learning Resources Centre. You will also be able to take advantage of the excellent transport links between Luton and London to visit world-class galleries and museums. Career opportunities Graduates of our Visual Art Practice courses have progressed to rewarding careers in creative industries, galleries and museums, public or community arts education, fashion design, documentary photography and post-production. Areas of study include: Introduction to digital media relevant to art and design (including video, photography and digital imaging) Visual problem-solving and analysis Visual communication skills (including drawing, screen-printing, the use of specialist imaging software and lens-based media) Contextual studies and reflective practice

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

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

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

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/w201 | UCAS Code: W201

For details see Visual Art Practice overview p.28

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

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

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For details see Visual Art Practice overview p.28

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

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

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

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

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Photography & Video Art
Starts in: Location: Duration: Assessment: Entry requirements: About the course Contemporary art practice embraces still and moving images, as well as digital media. By developing an approach to photography and video through ideas-based teaching, students gain skills and confidence to explore creative, editorial and documentary photography. While digital techniques and technical skills in image manipulation, editing and after-effects are important, this course also embraces darkroom photography and places great emphasis on developing personal creativity.
For details see Visual Art Practice overview p.28

BA (Hons)

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

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

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

Fashion Design (stage 3 only)
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For more course info see: http://uob.cc/w291 | UCAS Code: W291

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

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

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

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

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will explore inter-disciplinary activities such as photography, screen-printing, drawing and illustration. A focus on fashion technology enables you to learn digital pattern-making and specialist CAD and CAM packages. The course responds to real industry briefs as well as implementing live projects with fashion designers. There is a real emphasis on the relationship between fashion design practice and theory, and the exploration of your own creativity and learning. Career opportunities Graduates have found careers as: fashion designers, pattern cutters, graders, production managers, garment and CAD/CAM technologists, merchandisers, forecasters, and textile designers.

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

For details see Visual Art Practice overview p.28

Areas of study include: Fashion design with a focus on technology Manual and digital pattern-cutting and garment construction Market research and trend research Understanding consumers Advanced studio practice Fashion theory and practice

Specialist facilities in CAD and CAM Research trips abroad Graduate Fashion Show and Degree Show

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

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

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Spatial Design
Starts in: September

BA (Hons) Interior Architecture / Interior Design
About the course You will work in a vibrant, multi-disciplinary environment and have ready access to award-winning design, art and media tutors, as well as to major exhibitions and world-class examples of design and architecture in London. You will learn how to think and work independently, to produce innovative design proposals, to showcase your work effectively in exhibitions, portfolios and online, and to function successfully in the professional world. The Interior Architecture degree focuses on spatial manipulation and innovation, and on the fundamental restructuring of building interiors. A degree in Interior Architecture can be an excellent route to working overseas, particularly in Europe and the United States. The Interior Design degree focuses on the materials, colours and textures of surfaces, furniture and lighting. Both courses examine how people, activities and places interrelate. They also offer training in professionalstandard presentation and communication techniques, using physical and digital resources. Both courses seek innovative solutions to contemporary design problems. You will be challenged to develop expertise in space planning, ergonomics, design composition, colour theory, material properties, environmental control and design for sustainability. Career opportunities Our students have progressed to successful careers in interior design, set design for television, exhibition design, furniture/lighting design, architectural model-making, architectural illustration, teaching, and the design of virtual environments. Areas of study include: Design practice Set design for film and television Design for animation Exhibition design 3D model-making Printmaking Basic web page design Life drawing Digital imaging Computer-aided design (CAD) Digital film editing Personal development and marketing techniques

Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time Assessment: Critiques and presentations; portfolio assessments; written assignments; studio journal assessments. Final assessment involves a publicly showcased collection of creative work, supported by evidence of visual and contextual research and reflection Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Students will be expected to attend a portfolio interview. Key features
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You will have the opportunity for overseas study through a successful and long-standing exchange programme.

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Interior Architecture
Starts in: Location: Duration: Assessment: Entry requirements: About the course This course embraces a range of design considerations that can include the refurbishment of existing buildings, television, film and exhibition design, as well as virtual environments. The focus is on fundamental structuring or restructuring of building interiors involving spatial manipulation, conceptual, compositional and technical innovation. You will also study anthropomorphics, ergonomics, materials, structure, environmental control and sustainability. You will explore the design of interior environments in a wider urban (or suburban, or rural) context, developing
For details see Spatial Design overview p.32

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

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

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

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

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

For details see Spatial Design overview p.32

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

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

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Design for Communication
Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time Assessment: Portfolio of images; installation; DVD; CD-ROM and artefacts; written assignments; reflective studio journal. Final assessment involves a publicly showcased collection of creative work supported by evidence of visual and contextual research and reflection Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Students will be expected to attend a portfolio interview. Key features
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BA (Hons) Advertising Design / Graphic Design / Animation / Illustration
About the course From the images we pass in the street, or see in print, to the communication devices we use, there is no escaping the influence of design and communications media. Design for Communication takes a critical approach to visual problem-solving and creative expression in this important aspect of society. Experimentation and creative research are of paramount importance in the teaching and learning philosophy. The course places particular emphasis on the social and environmental impact of design and explores the role of the artist and designer. You will be engaged primarily in resolving practical design problems in the studio. This work is underpinned by theoretical seminars, lectures and workshops. Whichever course you choose, our aim is to provide you with a range of fundamental research and analytical skills, such as using industry-standard software packages and production techniques. You will be taught the relevant historical and critical frameworks to help you develop your creative identity. Stages one and two promote visual communication skills with studio activities and seminars, giving you a solid grounding in core practical and theoretical skills. You will also develop your creativity and significant specialist skills and knowledge within your chosen BA course. As you progress through the course to stages two and three, you will increasingly focus on your chosen specialism. See pages 35-37 to find out more about these specialist areas. You will gain experience in professional practice, including how to market yourself in readiness for careers in independent and commercial graphic communication. Career opportunities Our graduates have successfully progressed into design in publishing, advertising, corporate design, exhibition design, public or community arts participation, design consultancy, museum and exhibition work, television, video and computer games, graphics, arts education and freelance creative practice. Many of our students have found careers in animation, working in feature and short-format entertainment motion. Graphic design for TV and video or for web and interactive design is another productive career path. Your specialist skills are also transferable to other disciplines, such as film and illustration.

Focuses on personal creative development Practical experience of industrystandard technologies and software Opportunities to use cutting-edge techniques in areas such as design for mobile and new communication technologies, motion graphics, digital and hand-drawn animation Work with industry authored briefs Support to participate in national competitions Strong emphasis on environmentally and ecologically aware design

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For details see Design for Communication overview p.34

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

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

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

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

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Graphic Design
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Through a range of different personal and group projects you will engage with various aspects of graphic design practice such as typography, image production, illustration, editorial design and art direction. Areas of study include: Cultural design context Creative typography drawing, photography and software such as Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and Fontlab Editorial design; art direction Printmaking and book binding Design for communication technologies such as mobile phones and personal digital assistants (PDAs) Working in a motion capture lab Narrative and sequential-based storytelling Professional practice

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

For details see Design for Communication overview p.34

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

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

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For details see Design for Communication overview p.34

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

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

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

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

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

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

You will also develop drawing skills that can then be applied in projects shared between the animation and graphics

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

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About the course This course focuses on applied image making and illustration within the context of a rapidly developing multicultural and technology-influenced society. Working alongside Graphic Design students you will build the key skills of a designer and engage with different types of illustration, including illustration for books, editorial applications and various forms of sequential narrative.

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Biological & Biomedical Science

Our staff have a wealth of research experience in bioscience which enriches the student learning experience. We have run undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in this subject area for over 30 years. The Division of Science has benefited from the University’s recent investment in the STEM areas (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). STEM subjects have been identified as areas of strategic investment by successive governments, as they are seen as key wealth-generating areas for the future. The University has invested in new infrastructure and recruited staff from leading universities to support science. This investment in teaching provides a high quality environment for our students in which they will be taught by experienced staff who are dedicated to raising the status of the Division both nationally and internationally.

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

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Why choose Biological and Biomedical Science at Bedfordshire?
More than 30 years’ experience in running bioscience courses. Many former students have gone on to pursue national and international research. You will be taught by leading researchers, and cover a breadth of subjects ranging from biology to the environment. Teaching is underpinned by world-leading research. Up-to-date, well-equipped labs offering a modern working environment and experience in techniques applicable to future employment. Strong links with local hospital laboratories, national and international research centres and local police forces.

Contemporary courses

Our most popular degree is Biomedical Science, which focuses on the study of a range of laboratory sciences that are used to aid the investigation of human diseases. The newly developed Biological Science course covers areas of current interest, such as health and the environment, the application of biotechnology and its impact on us. The Forensic Science course is designed to provide a set of skills needed in crime scene investigation. The course focuses on relevant topics in forensic and analytical science, combined with units that address psychological aspects of criminal behaviour which are crucial for a forensic investigation.

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Alongside the investment in staff, a £1m refurbishment has taken place, giving the division a set of modern, well-equipped laboratories, including:
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Our research findings are published in prestigious, peer-reviewed scientific journals, and staff present their findings at national and international conferences. This provides our students with the latest insights into the advances achieved in these specialist areas. Each course not only provides a high quality of teaching, but also equips our graduates with the practical skills to ensure their future success.

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

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

Biological & Biomedical Science

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

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Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time; part-time by arrangement Assessment: Course work; essays; practical reports; exams Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200, with at least 160 from two A levels, including a science subject at A2 or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n A broad, skills-based degree giving students a good base in the biological sciences
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About the course Stage one: This is a foundation in the biological sciences covering microbiology, cellular chemistry and anatomy. You will also cover learning skills and career options, reflecting the emphasis on the employability of our graduates. Stage two: Covers key areas of the biological sciences such as health and the environment, biochemistry and biotechnology. You will also study the interactions and effects on human health and our environment; the application of biology in industry; and the impact of an expanded human population upon our environment. Stage three: Explores pathopharmacology and cell and molecular biology, which augment students’ appreciation of the biochemical and biological mechanisms related to health and disease.

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

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

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

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

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Q: What’s the contact time like between staff and students? A: Our BSc students typically have three days per week of contact time. In the final year, this increases to include 20-30 days of supervised laboratory work that contributes towards the final degree. Q: What opportunities do students get that they may not find elsewhere? A: The research experience that our staff bring to the classroom enriches course content. What’s more, our BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS).

Head of Science
Q: How do you help students get jobs after graduating? A: Graduates from my division enjoy an employment rate above the already high University average. Students also receive advice from staff and the careers service. Q: Where have you worked before? A: I gained my post-doctoral experience at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund (now Cancer Research UK), the Ludwig Institute – a research institute affiliated with University College London – and I taught for 11 years at Imperial College London in the Division of Medicine. Q: What do you enjoy most about Bedfordshire? A: There is a vibrant atmosphere. Research and teaching are equally valued and no two days are alike.

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Biomedical Science
Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time; part-time by arrangement Assessment: Course work; essays; practical reports; exams Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 240, with at least 200 from two A levels, including a science subject at A2, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Focus on understanding the functioning of the human body
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About the course Our multi-disciplinary approach allows you to investigate normal life processes and study the pathological changes that occur in human disease. The course also provides a sound theoretical and practical foundation in a range of laboratory sciences that are used to aid the diagnosis or investigation, of human diseases. Final year units give experience in learning techniques, such as problem-based learning (PBL) for disease diagnosis, that are commonly used in medical schools. Guest lectures are provided by biomedical science experts from different institutes/ hospital laboratories. Career opportunities Graduates make contributions to medical knowledge, and to the development of future diagnostic techniques. Careers include NHS hospital laboratories, research laboratories and industries, or progression to a postgraduate degree or postgraduate entry into medical subjects. IBMS accreditation benefits careers in hospital pathology, microbiology, histology and biochemistry laboratories.

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

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

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

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

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Forensic Science
Starts in: September

BSc (Hons)
as the psychology of the criminal mind. At stage two you will study applied forensics in more detail. This includes a greater emphasis on laboratory analysis and preparation of evidence for court. In addition, topics such as cellular pathology, medical physiology and haematology put forensic science in a broader context as it relates to human biology. At stage three you will study advanced forensic analysis, including recent advances in DNA analysis, toxicology, psychology, and forensic case studies. Career opportunities The course is designed to open up a range of opportunities in analytical and investigative science. These include working in research organisations and institutes, as well as in commercial laboratories, plus careers in teaching, scientific publishing and medical sales.

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

Areas of study include: Forensic science Crime scene management Legal systems Drug analysis and toxicology Forensic skills in psychology Human pathology Psychology of the criminal mind

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

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

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

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Anatomy and physiology

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Business School

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

Luton campus

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

Bedford campus

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

Our staff

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

World-leading research and consultancy

Our Business and Management Research Institute has built its reputation around high-quality applied research. The Government’s Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008 described the University’s business and management research as ‘internationally excellent’. The Business School has many SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) consultancy clients. It also works for the local authority and a number of multinationals, which reinforces our practice focus.

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46 48 49 49 50 52 52 53 54 56 57 58 59 59 60 Accounting & Finance BA (Hons) Accounting BSc (Hons) Accounting & Finance BSc (Hons) International Finance & Banking Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations BA (Hons) Advertising & Marketing Communications BA (Hons) Marketing BA (Hons) Public Relations Business, Management & HRM BSc (Hons) Business Decision Management BA (Hons) Business Management BA (Hons) Business Studies BA (Hons) Business Studies (e-Business) BA (Hons) Business Studies (Finance) BA (Hons) Business Studies (International)

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Why choose Accounting and Finance at Bedfordshire?
Maximise exemptions from professional exams. Practical and structured introduction to accounting without the pressure of repetitive learning for professional examinations. Opportunity to develop a wide range of technical and employability skills. Internationally recognised teaching standards. State-of-the-art learning facilities. Opportunity to develop knowledge and skills in the disciplines of accounting and finance in one structured degree. Experienced teaching staff.

Accounting & Finance
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with: Andrew Ekuban Academic Director (Undergraduate) Accounting & Finance
Q: What opportunities do Bedfordshire students get that they may not find elsewhere? A: Our BA (Hons) Accounting graduates get maximum exemptions from ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) so they are eligible to go directly to the professional level of the ACCA exam. A typical lecture will explore the theory of a subject area which is then reinforced with practical real world examples. Seminars offer students the opportunity to test their understanding of a subject area by attempting several questions, either on their own or in small groups. Q: What do you think about the University’s facilities? A: The facilities are great and getting better and better! Q: How do you help students secure jobs after graduating? A: In addition to their core studies, we equip students with the relevant skills set to enter the employment market through our Personal Development Unit. Q: What advice would you give future students? A: University is an experience of a lifetime – come prepared to have fun and to work hard.

Our accounting and finance courses have an international focus and offer excellent opportunities to gain relevant work experience so that you are well placed for a successful career in these professions.

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Graduate employability

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

Excellent facilities

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

Research and consultancy

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

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

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

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Business School // Accounting & Finance

Accounting
Starts in: September Location: Luton campus

BA (Hons)
Key features Opportunity to maximise exemptions if you wish to gain a professional qualification Delivered by a team of highly qualified accountancy and finance practitioners Final year supervised research dissertation Graduates secure the maximum exemptions from ACCA and CIMA exams

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

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

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Accounting & Finance
Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time Assessment: Course work; exams Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Applicants with other qualifications will be assessed individually by their Academic Director for Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL). This might include applicants with complete or partially complete AAT, CAT, ACCA, CIMA or other professional qualifications. Overseas qualifications will be assessed in a similar way. In general, Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) will not be allowed for any unit achieving ACCA exemption.
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For more course info see: http://uob.cc/n391 | UCAS Code: N391

Key features A strong underpinning of theory and practical analysis Opportunity to gain exemptions from professional examinations Supervised research project on a topical issue in accounting or finance

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

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

International Finance & Banking
BSc (Hons)
Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time Assessment: Course work; exams Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Up-to-date qualification with a strong underpinning of theory and practical analysis
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For more course info see: http://uob.cc/n390 | UCAS Code: N390

Delivered by a team of highly qualified researchers and practitioners in international finance A significant emphasis on corporate governance and financial regulation

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

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

The regulatory and risk management aspects are developed in the final year to see how traders manage risk, how share prices are determined, and what makes global financial markets crash. Career opportunities Graduates progress to careers in banking, accountancy, corporate

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

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About the course This course will introduce you to the theory of financial markets and the role they play in the macro-economy. You will then examine the role accountancy plays in corporate behaviour and look at how regulation can assist in financial intermediation.

Business School // Accounting & Finance

Business School // Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations

Why choose Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations at Bedfordshire?
Taught by award-winning staff with extensive academic and industry expertise. Internship or study abroad options available. Optional work placement year. Work on real campaigns and present to external clients who may be potential employers. Employability-focused and researchinformed study units.

Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations
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with: Rob Townsend
Q: What opportunities do Bedfordshire students get that they may not find elsewhere? A: We offer employment-focused degrees that are creative and enjoyable, and are based on latest developments in the marketing, communications and public relations sectors. Q: What advice would you give future students? A: Be intellectually curious! Students should be critical informationjunkies, knowing what’s happening out there! They must have a ‘brand personality’, something that sets them apart from others; self-belief and determination also count for a lot in a competitive world. This is what we aim to deliver through our teaching.

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

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

Theory and experience

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

First-class facilities

Professional qualifications

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

We also use the Gemini Suite which is ideal for group activity. It has been designed to encourage creativity and has a relaxed atmosphere, comfortable seating, interactive white boards and other modern equipment designed to help you complete projects.

Career paths include marketing, brand management, advertising, account management and public relations roles in the commercial and public sectors.

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We are committed to enhancing your university experience through the use of new learning spaces that have attracted praise from the Government. The Department has been instrumental in pioneering the new Business Pods – which include a teaching and group work space, brainstorming area, computer area, boardroom, and a comfortable social space with online access throughout.

Graduate employability

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

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Business School // Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations

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

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

Career opportunities Opportunities exist in advertising, corporate communications, sales, sales promotion, media planning and buying, brand management. Areas of study include: Public relations Creating marketing communications Marketing communications practice Marketing in contemporary contexts

Covers all the dynamic areas of advertising and marketing communications

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

Marketing
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BA (Hons)
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Location: Luton campus, Vicarage Street Duration: 3 years full-time or 4 years full-time sandwich Assessment: Mostly practical assignments – individual and group; in-class tests; presentations; case-study writing; some exams Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n You will study the latest strategic developments in many key sectors
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About the course This course produces employable graduates who understand the dynamics of modern business marketing. During stage one you will relate marketing to finance, HRM and operations with specialist units in public relations and e-Business. During stage two you will look at key themes such as buyer behaviour, marketing research, branding, competition, media and communications. The final year combines all of the above in the form of integrated, practical assignments set in a contemporary strategic marketing context. Career opportunities Opportunities exist in sales, brand management, business development, market research, communications and customer liaison.

Possibility of transfer to our degrees in Advertising and Marketing Communications or Public Relations in the second half of stage two

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

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Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Vicarage Street Duration: 3 years full-time or 4 years full-time sandwich Assessment: Project work; campaign assessment; including reports and presentations; exams in some areas Entry requirements UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) approved
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Developed with the CIPR, the course includes core business subjects modelled around real-life activities. The final stage enables you to work on a real brief and present your work to senior management in a PR agency. This will put you in direct contact with professionals from the industry, providing a direct route into employment. As well as building your skills and confidence, you will learn how to run press conferences, handle interviews, and develop your presentation skills through pitching to industry ‘clients.’ Career opportunities Opportunities exist as an account executive with a PR agency or as a PR specialist in the public, private and voluntary sectors. Graduates have gone on to work in large organisations including M&S and VW, and have also found employment with PR agencies that we work with.

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

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

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

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

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

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Business School // Business, Management & HRM

Why choose Business, Management and HRM at Bedfordshire?
Exciting courses designed to develop practical and employability skills. Taught in pioneering Pods – simulations of modern offices. Relevant teaching – often with real briefs from the industry. Innovative and supportive teaching focusing on the individual. Opportunity to take a work placement in your second year.

Business, Management & HRM
Courses
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with: Alan Murphy
Q: What opportunities does Bedfordshire offer that students may not find elsewhere? A: We work closely with businesses to make sure our students get the best chance of securing the career they want, and work with our students to make sure they get the best out of their time with the University and achieve their desired degree. Q: What’s the best thing about your job? A: It’s fun working with enthusiastic staff and students, and rewarding knowing you are helping people achieve their ambitions.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Improve personal, interpersonal and business skills Prepare for a full-time career on completion of your degree Develop your awareness of professional working practice and increase your employability level Relate theory learnt in your first two years of study to practical issues
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Business Decision Management
BSc (Hons)
Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Vicarage Street Duration: 3 years full-time or 4 years full-time sandwich Assessment: Group work; live projects; work-based learning; in-course tests; exams Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Study of information management, a growth area for employment
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skills needed to be successful. You will produce management reports and plans, develop presentation skills and learn how to work effectively in groups. Career opportunities General management, plus specialist roles in information management, data analysis, operations management, project management and web analytics. Areas of study include: Data analysis and decision making Quantitative modelling Marketing and HRM Forecasting and simulation Business systems, process and operations management Database management Statistics Corporate strategy Business forecasting and simulation Project management

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

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

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

Business Management
Starts in: September Location: Bedford campus Duration: 3 years full-time or 4 years full-time sandwich, or 5-8 years part-time Assessment: Essays; reports; portfolios; individual and group presentations; exams Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent. GCSE grade C in English and maths (see pages 186-187). Consideration will be given to mature students without conventional qualifications, and business experience may be taken into account. Key features n Vocational and practical learning
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marketing, accountancy, leadership and strategic decision-making. The content has been developed around employers’ requirements and you will acquire professional skills in communication, problem-solving, teamwork and leadership. Stage one covers the foundations of business management, including an introduction to marketing, finance and law. Stage two enhances your knowledge and practical skills. You also have the chance to develop entrepreneurial skills and an understanding of workplace psychology. The University provides support for you to undertake a year-long, paid work placement, which is recognised in the final award certificate. In the final stage you undertake independent research into a business management topic of your choice. Career opportunities The course prepares graduates for careers in the public or private sectors. Within six months, the vast majority of our graduates are either in employment or pursuing postgraduate courses. Our Business Management graduates are highly rated by industry, and have

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

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

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

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

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Business Studies
Starts in: September

BA (Hons)
Good business people are great communicators. This course will help you to develop your presentation skills and learn how to work effectively in groups. Self-evaluation is an important part of the course, which is designed to help you learn in the most effective way for you. Work experience We encourage and support you to complete a one-year work placement in the third stage of the course. Graduates with work experience generally find it easier to gain full-time employment, and usually benefit more from the final stage of their studies as they can relate the key concepts to their own experiences in the business environment. Specialism Stages one and two of BA (Hons) Business Studies provide a shared grounding for all courses. At stage three you will be able to choose a specialism leading to one of the following degrees:
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Location: Luton campus, Vicarage Street Duration: 3 years full-time or 4 years full-time sandwich Assessment: Integrated project work; presentations; portfolios; in-course tests; exams Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Practical and vocational with an emphasis on ‘learning by doing’
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most and therefore wish to gain subject knowledge in the first two years of their course before making a final year choice. Career opportunities A wide range of management and analysis roles in all private and public organisations. Areas of study include: Decision making Applied e-business Marketing Operations management Human resource management Problem-solving Information systems Corporate strategy Accounting and financial management

Option of a work-experience year

About the course Designed specifically to meet the needs of businesses, this course will give you a thorough grounding in the key disciplines. Learning will be challenging, varied and fun and will give you confidence to tackle the type of projects you can expect in your first job. You will also make extensive use of our modern technology. We believe in ‘learning by doing’ and this is fundamental to the way we teach. Our focus is on nurturing practitioners, so you will be asked to produce business plans and market analyses. The analytical abilities and problem-solving skills this gives you will make you an attractive prospect to employers.

BA (Hons) Business Studies (e-Business) BA (Hons) Business Studies (Finance) BA (Hons) Business Studies (International Business)

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

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

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

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

Business Studies (Finance)
Starts in: Location: Duration: Assessment: Entry requirements: About the course This course is designed to give you expertise in financial management, banking and intermediation, to meet the needs of modern businesses. Following on from the core teaching and learning at stages one and two, you will study specialist finance units in your final stage leading to a degree which identifies your expertise in finance. Career opportunities A wide range of financial and analysis roles in public and private sectors involving finance, industry, local government and the National Health Service.
For details see Business Studies overview p.58

BSc (Hons)

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

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

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

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BA (Hons) Business Studies (International) BA (Hons)
Starts in: Location: Duration: Assessment: Entry requirements: About the course This course will give you the expertise in international business and global marketing required by modern business. Following on from the core teaching and learning at stages one and two, you will study specialist international businessrelated units in your final stage leading to a degree which identifies your expertise in international business. Career opportunities A wide range of management and analysis roles in industry, commerce and international organisations.
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For more course info see: http://uob.cc/n120 | UCAS Code: N120

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

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

Business Studies (Marketing)
Starts in: Location: Duration: Assessment: Entry requirements: About the course The course focuses on marketing at national and international levels. It will give you a grounding in the key business disciplines during the first two stages, as in the Business Studies degree. Following on from the core teaching and learning at stages one and two, you will study specialist marketing-related units in your final stage. Choosing two units from global marketing, marketing in a contemporary context and creating a business, will lead to a degree which identifies your expertise in marketing.
For details see Business Studies overview p.58

BA (Hons)

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

Career opportunities A wide range of management, marketing and analysis roles in the public and private sectors involving finance, industry, retail, local government and the NHS. Areas of study include: As per Business Studies plus: Global marketing Marketing in a contemporary context

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Human Resource Management
Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Vicarage Street Duration: 3 years full-time or 4 years full-time sandwich Assessment: Project work; presentations and reports; portfolios; computer-based tests; exams Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Emphasis on problem-solving
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About the course The old models of work are being challenged. One thing does not change – people still need to be recruited, trained, motivated and paid to meet requirements of organisations around the world. If that sounds like your kind of challenge, this degree will provide the insights you need to meet it. You will be taught by expert tutors in their field and carry out practical projects that emulate working as a professional manager. You will be offered the chance of a year’s paid work placement in a human resources management role. At stage one you will join fellow students to study the full range of business subjects in our innovative Business Pods, before starting to explore exactly what is involved in HRM. Stage two will cover every aspect of HRM professional practice: leadership and motivation, pay and reward, business systems, selection and recruitment, employee relations and employment law. At stage three you will study strategic HRM, examine real firms with a view to solving people problems, and carry out an independent research project.

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

Lecturers active in the Charted Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and undertake consultancy and research Progression to further professional qualifications An international dimension underpins global employment opportunities Learn how HRM works with other business disciplines while developing the specialist knowledge Develops transferable business skills

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Computer Science & Technology

Working with computers is an integral part of the world in which we live. Few areas of our working and personal lives today remain untouched by technology. Well-engineered, reliable and usable systems are crucial to the survival of virtually all organisations today, for the functioning of the global economy and even for our entertainment. Computing is an inter-disciplinary subject, with historical roots in maths, physics and electronics. It provides routes into a variety of careers. Those who can build and maintain computer systems and software will be in continual demand in the future. By studying with us students can benefit from teaching that is underpinned by fundamental technological innovation and sound engineering practice.

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Courses
BSc (Hons) Artificial Intelligence & Robotics 67 BSc (Hons) Building Technology (stage 3 only) 67 BSc (Hons) Business Information Systems 68 BSc (Hons) Computer Animation Technology 69 BSc (Hons) Computer Games Development 70 BSc (Hons) Computer Networking 71 BSc (Hons) Computer Science 71 BSc (Hons) Computer Science & Robotics 72 BSc (Hons) Computer Science & Software Engineering 72 BSc (Hons) Computer Security & Forensics 73 BEng (Hons) Computer Systems Engineering 74 BSc (Hons) Computing & Mathematics 74 BSc (Hons) Construction Management (stage 3 only) 75 BEng (Hons) Electronic Engineering 76 BSc (Hons) Information Systems 77 BSc (Hons) Software Engineering 77 BEng (Hons) Telecommunications & Network Engineering 181 Related foundation degrees Have you also considered...? 36 BA (Hons) Animation 66

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

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Why choose Computer Science and Technology at Bedfordshire?
The department was nominated for the European Electronics Industry University Department of the Year Award. Our degrees in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, Computer Games Development, Computer Networking and Software Engineering gained Chartered Information Technology Professional status from the British Computer Society (BCS). Accreditation from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is in the pipeline. The teaching team has previous experience of working with industry and a clear vision about balancing theory with practice. Teaching is underpinned by relevant research in the area of computer science, and by activity undertaken in our highly regarded Centre for Computer Graphics and Visualisation. Industry links with local and regional partners provide students with professional and work placement opportunities. Partnership with 7Safe, a worldrenowned expert in computer forensics investigation and training.

Building core skills

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

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

Career development opportunities

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

Industry links

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

Professional support

The department has close links with professional bodies including the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), the IET and the BCS. Students can study for vocational certifications such as Microsoft MCP Cisco CCNA and a , range of CompTIA certifications alongside their degrees. What’s more, the BCS has recently accredited some of our most popular courses:
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State-of-the-art resources and facilities supported by dedicated technologists. Many courses can lead to professional certifications in Networking and Security including Microsoft, Cisco and CompTIA. Presentations from leading professional experts and visits to related organisations and companies. Develop practical, industry-relevant skills. We offer extra-curricular opportunities such as the annual Global Game Jam competition for game developers. Study in an equality and diversity-aware environment.

Staff expertise

Exceptional facilities

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

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

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

Visual sensing Fuzzy logic CAD Semiotics Object-oriented technology Internet and grid technologies Computer security Bio-informatics

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

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

with: Professor Yong Yue
Q: What’s the contact time like between staff and students? A: Students normally have 16 hours of direct contact per week – which consists of a two-hour lecture and two-hour practical for each unit. Each member of the academic team also provides support via ‘surgery hours’. Typically, students attend three days per week for lecture and practical sessions, with the rest for guided studies. Q: What opportunities do Bedfordshire students get that they may not find elsewhere? A: At the University of Bedfordshire our students have access to a wide range of state-of-the-art facilities and emerging technologies, as well as specialist staff. We also offer a careerfocused curriculum that is updated regularly to meet employers’ needs.

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Q: What do you think about the University’s facilities? A: The facilities are excellent in many aspects – there is the new university Campus Centre, new student halls of residence, as well as brand-new, modern engineering and computing labs in the department.

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

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

Artificial Intelligence & Robotics
BSc (Hons)
Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time Assessment: Course work; written exams; computer-based exams Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Sound theoretical and conceptual grounding in intelligent systems
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About the course AI has a long history starting with the great Greek philosophers, whilst robots are features of the modern era. The combination of the two aims to produce the next generation of human companions. The course will provide you with sound theoretical and conceptual grounding in intelligent systems and is an ideal base for a career in research or industry. You will gain hands-on experience using a wide range of hi-tech robotic equipments, including humanoid robots, robotic arms and wheeled robotic platforms. Career opportunities Career opportunities exist in software and hardware industries, research and development, and industrial production. Completion of this course will also open up a variety of opportunities in computing as well as the electronics industry and academia.

Areas of study include: Object-oriented programming Software modelling Concepts and technologies of AI Mechatronic systems for robotics Robot modelling and control Advanced AI technologies Robotic navigation and path planning Social and professional project management Computer security Emerging systems Project (in AI and robotics)

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Develops technical skills required to control machines with software Ideal basis for a career in research or industry Involvement in the latest developments in artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics

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Building Technology (stage 3 only)
BSc (Hons)
Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time Assessment: Practical work; exams; group and individual project work Entry requirements: This course is only open for students currently studying on one of our Foundation Degrees in Building Technology, as a progression route. For a list of our foundation degrees, see page 181. Key features n Active links with construction companies which contribute to the development of course units
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Learn about the latest technologies and materials for sustainable buildings Develop managerial skills, plus knowledge of policies and regulations for future developments in construction

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

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

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

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

Business Information Systems
Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time Assessment: Course work; reports; practical exercises; group work; written exams Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Focus on information systems engineering and application development for the modern business environment
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either for your own business, or for managing the information needs of established companies About the course This course is aimed at students who want to expand their entrepreneurial horizons in the IT-related business arena. It focuses on the use of IT to support the strategic, operational and tactical needs of business. It offers a thorough grounding in modern business information tools, enhanced by knowledge of management, engineering and business intelligence techniques. An indispensable part of this course is the deployment of information systems for business analysis and intelligence. Career opportunities Prepares students who wish to start their own business or manage the information assets of companies.

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

Series of talks and guidance offered by speakers and experts in businesses Develops business intelligence skills for various organisational settings –

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Computer Animation Technology BSc (Hons)
Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time Assessment: Course work; computer generated imagery; written exams; group and individual project work Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Develops core skills in the area of computer animation and computer-generated imagery (CGI)
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in the constantly expanding area of computer animation. Students on this course will have the opportunity to work in teams of modellers, animators and programmers. The course also builds upon the work of our highly regarded Centre for Computer Graphics and Visualisation (CCGV). To support your studies we offer a wide range of industry-standard and commercial software such as 3D Studio Max and Maya, Microsoft Visual Studio, and Adobe Premiere, Photoshop and Flash. We also have two motion capture rigs: a five-camera optical rig from Motionanalysis and a Gypsy 5 mechanical rig from Animazoo. We are also equipped with mobile platform software development kits and devices. Career opportunities A wide range of career opportunities are available, including technical direction for film and TV, software design, games development, product modelling and visualisation, or IT jobs in supporting the creative industries.

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

Offers a hybrid of technical and creative approaches to learning computing Covers emerging digital media platforms, including mobile apps

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

Our labs are fully equipped with the latest animation tools

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Computer Games Development
Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time Assessment: Course work; written or computer-based exams Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Learn how to program games in C++, use relevant libraries such as OpenGL and DirectX, and apply industryrelevant, object-oriented principles
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Areas of study include: Flash Actionscript programming App development for mobile and tablet devices Object-oriented programming with C++ 2D and 3D computer games programming Character modelling and animation 2D and 3D computer graphics Social and professional project management Game development using Unity and C# scripting

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Computer Science & Technology

Savvas Drousiotis
Computer Networking student

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

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

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

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their organisational benefits and how to implement them. This course focuses on the technical aspects of network design, network installation and configuration, systems administration, maintenance and management, as well as applications of contemporary technologies. This course aims to develop competent professionals with the requisite skills to implement computer network infrastructures in all sectors of the community. Emphasis is placed on the development of strong technical skills in combination with the management of networks, implemented through design, client and business requirements. Career opportunities Graduates will find employment with computer helpdesks and in network support; network security; network and systems engineering; systems, internet and network administration; network and information systems management; project management and other computing-related positions.

Areas of study include: Programming, modelling and systems structure Computer communications and systems architecture Networking protocols, services and technologies Wireless communication and networking Modelling and simulation Network management Computer security and countermeasures Project management Cisco CCNA CompTIA Network+ and Security+ Research methods and emerging technologies

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Key features n A solid grounding in core computing and information technology (IT) systems
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Use the latest commercial hardware and software systems in a dedicated test network laboratory

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

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

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Computer Science
Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time Assessment: Course work; practical tests; exams; group and individual project work Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Covers essential areas such as systems architecture and security
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About the course This course shares a common first stage with our other BSc degrees in computer science to give you a foundation in the field. This will provide a platform for specialist study in the second and third stages during which you will learn key concepts such as systems architecture, databases, security and software engineering, as well as artificial intelligence. At stage two you have a wide choice of options in which to apply your programming skills. The final-stage project enables you to focus on a specialist area. Career opportunities Graduates find work in the computer industry, leading to long-term and specialised positions in fields that include programming, systems development, customer services and IT management.

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

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

Practical skills are acquired in a variety of modern programming languages Develops skills in systems modelling and software development Specialised equipment in areas such as biometrics, robotics and computer graphics

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Computer Science & Robotics
Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time Assessment: Course work; written and computer-based exams Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Designed to promote flexibility and allow for a change in your final award during stage one of the course
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For more course info see: http://uob.cc/gh46 | UCAS Code: GH46

About the course The study of computer science provides a basis from which to progress to higher degrees or computing vocations. The robotics element of this course seeks to explain what intelligence is and how different intelligent machines can be built. Our distinctive approach combines an investigation into computer studies and practical control processes while providing an underpinning of theoretical knowledge. Career opportunities Prospects for employment within the information technology (IT) industry and associated fields are good. In addition to general IT graduate trainee positions, this course offers specialist employment opportunities in mechatronics and robotic control, as well as work as a hardware or software engineer.

Areas of study include: Software modelling Object-oriented programming Mechatronics systems Robotics technology Robotics and automation Operating systems Computer security

This course will enable you to design and build intelligent systems Path-planning and navigation of robots in both familiar and non-familiar environments Critical analysis of real-world problems

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Computer Science & Software Engineering
Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time Assessment: Course work; practical tests; exams; group and individual project work Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n This course will enable you to analyse and build a range of applications
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For more course info see: http://uob.cc/gg46 | UCAS Code: GG46

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

management, safety critical systems, software development, OO systems design and analysis. Other graduates have gone on to do further research or postgraduate study. Areas of study include: Software engineering management System methodologies: Unified Modelling Language (UML), object-orientation (OO) Risk management and quality issues Development skills using a variety of tools (such as Microsoft’s .NET framework-building application) Testing

Emphasis on team-based approaches including agile teams and methods Features requirements management

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

Computer Security & Forensics
Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time Assessment: Practical work; exams; written reports; presentations and a major project

BSc (Hons)

About the course The huge increase in computer-based crime in recent years has led to the development of university courses designed to provide graduates who can harden computer systems – computer security. There has also been an increase in demand for those who can investigate incidents and provide evidence, often in association with the police, to the Crown Prosecution Service and courts – computer forensics. This course includes specialised areas of study in network security, systems hardening, the process of forensically gathering evidence and analysing captured data, and the legal requirements for those who work in computer security and forensics. Career opportunities Opportunities are available within the security industries and services.

Many medium to large-sized companies are also increasingly concerned with security. Areas of study include: Cryptography and secure communications Network security and countermeasures Computer security and countermeasures Security testing and forensic analysis Wireless networking Incident response

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Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Up-to-date, industrial and businessrelated curriculum, underpinned by an active research group
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Laura Collins
Computer Security & Forensics student

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Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time Assessment: One final exam and two assignments per unit which can take the form of an: artefact; case study; literature review; practical; presentation; report Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Gain combined knowledge of computer science and electronic engineering
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I was thrilled to secure the yearlong placement at CY4OR – a leading company specialising in uncovering digital evidence in cases of serious crime. I wouldn’t have done it without the amazing support of my inspirational lecturer. It’s great to see forensic investigations in action and to work with powerful software that recovers deleted files.

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

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

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in the electronics industry, or as a software engineer within computer software companies that develop specific software for the above industry. Areas of study include: Computer system architecture and hardware Signal processing and circuit analysis Embedded systems development Programming and software development Artificial intelligence and emerging technologies

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

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

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

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

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Computing & Mathematics
Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time Assessment: Course work; practical tests; exams; group and individual project work Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Applicants are also required to have a Grade C maths A level, or the equivalent point at International Baccalaureate in the science group due to the specialist nature of the maths taught. Key features n Theoretical maths supported by practical work
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For more course info see: http://uob.cc/g4g1 | UCAS Code: G4G1

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

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

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

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

Construction Management (stage 3 only) BSc (Hons)
Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time Assessment: Practical work; exams; group and individual project work
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Learn about new technologies, techniques and materials for sustainable buildings Gain a deep insight of policies and regulations that will enable you to manage construction in the future

and management, project management, maintenance management, and estates and facilities management, as well as postgraduate study in a relevant discipline. Areas of study include: Construction economics Contract, procurement and risk management Construction project management Emerging technologies and policy development in construction Honours project

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Entry requirements: This course is only open for students currently studying on one of our Foundation Degrees in Building Technology, as a progression route. For a list of our foundation degrees, see page 181. Key features n Develop high-level management skills that are in demand in the construction industry, including managing resources and the economics of construction
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About the course This course equips you with the skills and knowledge needed to work within construction management. A range of teaching and learning methods are adopted, including an Honours project, which enables you to apply your new-found knowledge and skills comprehensively, and gain useful experience for employment. Career opportunities Completion of the course opens up a variety of opportunities in the construction industry and academia. In particular, BSc graduates can work or pursue further study in areas such as site supervision

Active links with construction companies contributing to development of units

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

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Electronic Engineering
Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time Assessment: One final exam and two assignments per unit which can take the form of an: artefact; case study; literature review; practical; presentation; report Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, including a maths, scientific or technical subject, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Develop fundamental theoretical knowledge and industry-related skills in electronics, signal processing, embedded systems, digital communications and software engineering
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For more course info see: http://uob.cc/h610 | UCAS Code: H610

About the course This multi-disciplinary course develops skills in analogue and digital electronics, signal processing, sensors, control systems and embedded programming. The course emphasises relevant techniques, algorithms, tools and skills that support research and development for real-life applications. The course is structured in units that will allow you to gain fundamental theoretical knowledge and skills in electronic engineering. You will be able to apply these techniques to solve real-world engineering problems and develop team-working skills. Career opportunities Completion of this course will open up a wide range of career opportunities as an engineer or researcher in electronics, as well as many other opportunities within the telecommunications and IT industry.

Areas of study include: Computer system architecture and hardware Analogue and digital electronics Signal processing and circuit analysis Embedded systems development Sensors, power and control Digital communications and software engineering Emerging technologies Engineering maths

Opportunity for participating in real-world research and development projects

Did you know? We have recently invested £1m in two brand-new engineering labs which boast a range of cutting-edge equipment. Additionally, £1m is being spent on a new electronic engineering lab.

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

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

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

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

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Key features n Dynamic course, concentrating on advanced systems development
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Did you know? “The best thing about this course is learning about different methodologies. In Information Systems there is more than one right way of doing things.” Mursheda Begum Information Systems student

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

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Software Engineering
Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time Assessment: Course work; practical tests; exams; group and individual project work Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Focus on large-scale software design, development and deployment
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For more course info see: http://uob.cc/g600 | UCAS Code: G600

About the course This course shares a common first stage with our BSc degrees in computer science (and other pathways). This provides a platform for specialist study in the second and third stages during which you will learn the principles and practices of software engineering. Emphasis is given to the entire systems development life-cycle. The final-stage project enables you to take your specialist work to greater depth, leading to the possibility of future research. You will gain management skills and knowledge of organisational contexts, and develop into a reflective practitioner. Career opportunities This course has a good track record of employability for graduates. Career opportunities include software engineering or trainee positions in project management, safety-critical systems, software development, as well as further research or postgraduate study.

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

Emphasis on production of quality software systems Covers requirements gathering, tracing and management Study of agile methods

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Telecommunications & Network Engineering
Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time Assessment: One final exam and two assignments per unit which can take the form of a case study; literature review; practical; presentation; reports Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, including a maths, scientific or technical subject, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Develop knowledge and skills of telecommunication systems, wireless networking, signal processing, maths, and programming
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For more course info see: http://uob.cc/h641 | UCAS Code: H641

About the course This course is designed to reflect the demands of today’s telecommunications and networking industry. It prepares graduates for employment in the telecommunication and networking industries, or for pursuing further study or research. Telecommunications and Network Engineering is a challenging, enjoyable degree and could give you a competitive edge in the job market. In addition, the skills you will gain on this course are transferable and can enable you to pursue careers in a range of technology fields such as engineering, consultancy, managing and research. Career opportunities Completion of this course will open up a wide range of career opportunities in the fields of telecommunications, research and development sectors and IT industry.

Areas of study include: Signal processing and circuit analysis Microwave and optical communications Wireless communications Real-time communications Programming and software development Engineering maths

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

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

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Emerging technologies

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Education & Teaching

The University of Bedfordshire is one of the largest providers of Initial Teacher Education (ITE) in the UK with a long heritage of producing first-class teachers. We are committed to providing opportunities for all and we encourage applications from students from a wide range of backgrounds. We are driven by a philosophy of inclusion, of meeting individual needs and of encouraging all students to aspire to reach their potential in a supportive environment. We have over 500 successful partnerships with schools and colleges, with the aim of developing professionals who are representative of our local and national populations, who will become role models to inspire future generations, and who will have the confidence and flexibility to thrive in the 21st century.

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Courses
81 82 82 83 84 84 85 86 87 BA (Hons) Applied Education Studies BA (Hons) Childhood & Youth Studies BA (Hons) Disability Studies BA (Hons) Early Years Education BA (Hons) Educational Practice (stage 3 only) BA (Hons) Education Studies BA (Hons) Physical Education with QTS (Secondary) BEd (Hons) Primary with QTS Certificate/PGCE Post-Compulsory Education (Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector)

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Have you also considered...? 152 BA (Hons) Child & Adolescent Studies 154 BA (Hons)/BA Early Years Studies (stage 3 only) 122 BA (Hons) Education Studies & English

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

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Education & Teaching

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

Our courses

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

World-class teaching and research

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

Qualified Teacher Status

Work placement and employability

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

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Some 98 per cent of our education graduates are in work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2010) We aim to produce first-class teachers and fulfil the recruitment needs of our partner and local schools We are continually forging new partnerships to ensure we deliver the highest level of training and teaching The wide scope of our courses opens up career opportunities in other areas, for example the National Health Service (NHS) and social work We offer opportunities to engage with prospective employers through placements across our 500 partnership schools, as well as in children’s centres, nurseries, youth clubs, extended schools provision and voluntary work organisations We have a wide range of postgraduate education courses available, offering progression routes for education professionals

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

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

Facilities and personal tutoring

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

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Applied Education Studies
Starts in: September with induction unit Location: Putteridge Bury campus, Luton or Bedford campus Duration: Minimum 4 years part-time (extendable) Assessment: Essays; case studies; presentations; research projects Entry requirements: Candidates should be working or volunteering in schools, nurseries or educational settings for a minimum of one day a week in support roles and have a Headteacher’s reference. Qualification requirements are normally A levels, NEAB, NVQ level three, CACHE Diploma or equivalent in child/education-related subjects. Those without standard entry qualifications, but with relevant school experience, are invited to interview and may be admitted. All applicants should have GCSE grade C in English language or equivalent. To apply, call the course administrator on: +44 (0)1582 489030 or email: deborah.bachini@beds.ac.uk
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For more course info see: http://uob.cc/da01 Apply direct to the University

Key features Progress to a career in education Develop knowledge in the core curriculum

Career opportunities You can apply for an employment-based route to Qualified Teacher Status, or for a PGCE course. Areas of study include: English, Mathematics and science Skills for teachers Educational research Developing teaching and learning Personalised learning (assessment, inclusion and diversity, etc) Professional practice in school(s) The wider curriculum

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

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

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

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

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Education & Teaching

Childhood & Youth Studies
Starts in: September Location: Bedford campus Duration: 3 years full-time or 5-8 years part-time Assessment: Essays; case studies; reports; presentations; film making, e-portfolios Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200-220 based on a minimum of two A levels, a BTEC, an Access qualification, a CACHE Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Designed for those working in the fields of childhood or youth; for those with broader interests across the inter-disciplinary field of childhood and youth; and for those who wish to pursue a career in these areas
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For more course info see: http://uob.cc/x310 | UCAS Code: X310

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Assessment: Presentations; placement reports; essays; exams; web-based assessments

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Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200-220 based on a minimum of two A levels, a BTEC, an Access qualification or equivalent. Applicants with other relevant qualifications or experience may apply (see pages 186-187). Key features n Provides teaching and support that enables students to gain a broad range of experiences
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Early Years Education
Starts in: September Location: Bedford campus Duration: 3 years full-time or 5-8 years part-time Assessment: Essays; case studies; presentations; exams; design study; discussion boards Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 220, based on a minimum of 180 from two A levels, a BTEC, an Access qualification, a CACHE Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Mature students with appropriate experience but without the academic qualifications may be interviewed to assess suitability. Key features n Natural route following stage three diplomas in nursery/young child care and education
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About the course The course takes an inter-disciplinary approach to the study of children from birth to eight years. During stages one and two, you will look at the skills development and understanding of the child, and consider the child as a member of society. You will explore issues such as inclusion and disability, creativity in early years, development and learning processes, and the role of the adult in a child’s education. In stage three, there is the opportunity to do a work placement and collect relevant data for analysis. Career opportunities Graduates are well placed to enter a career that enables them to work with young children in areas such as community and social care settings, educational welfare, children’s centres or as senior play workers/co-ordinators/ managers. The course can also be a route into teacher training courses.

Areas of study include: Child development Teaching and learning The nature of the curriculum Sociological perspectives on childhood Creativity Management in early years Inclusion Understanding the workplace

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

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

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

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Educational Practice (stage 3 only)
BA (Hons)
Starts in: September Location: Bedford campus Duration: 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time Assessment: Essays; presentations; research projects Entry requirements: This is a progression route for students currently studying on our Foundation Degree in Educational Practice or other educational programme with 240 CATS points. Key features n Third-stage ‘top-up’ specifically created for teaching assistants with foundation degrees to acquire graduate status
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About the course This course builds on the vocational and academic background provided by a foundation degree in Education. It widens and deepens skills, knowledge and experience, enabling you to think critically and make judgments on education policy and practice. You will undertake research in schools, informed by your review of educational, philosophical, psychological and sociological reading. Graduates can contribute to their institution’s improvement and take ownership of their professional development. Career opportunities Opportunities are likely to be in the areas of education and support of children, young people and adults. Successful completion of this course gives access to Qualified Teacher Status courses, and also allows graduates to work in social services, educational

welfare, community programmes, charities and further education, or go on to postgraduate study. Areas of study include: 21st century childhoods Teaching and learning processes Classroom management

One intensive day’s study per week at the University Offers access to teacher training courses and the widening professional roles arising out of the ‘Every Child Matters’ agenda

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Education Studies
Starts in: September Location: Bedford campus Duration: 3 years full-time or 5-8 years part-time Assessment: Essays; presentations; case studies; seminar papers; exams

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About the course This is a multi-disciplinary course during which, you will be encouraged to reflect on the educational experiences of yourself and others in society. After a broad-based first year, introducing you to key higher education skills, educational theories and ideas, you will be able to focus on particular themes within the course, such as special educational needs and early years education. If you intend to pursue a career in primary teaching, you will have a chance to gain vital school experience via the work placement in stage three and through volunteering opportunities within the University. Career opportunities As well as providing the background needed for application to teacher training, this course offers graduates

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

potential career options within a wide range of careers working with children and young people. Areas of study include: Inclusion, disability and special needs education Education and technology Early years education The child and the curriculum Educational research and key skills

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

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Physical Education with QTS (Secondary) BA (Hons)
Starts in: September Location: Bedford campus Duration: 4 years full-time Assessment: Course work including practical; school experience; placements; exams Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 260-320 from at least two A levels, or a BTEC equivalent, including English language and maths. Key Skills at stage three do not replace the requirements for GCSEs (see pages 186-187). Mature applicants with relevant experience, GCSE grades C in English and maths and evidence of successful study at A level standard (or its equivalent, eg Access) are welcome. Suitable applicants are invited for an interview, a practical test for games, dance and gymnastics, and a written exam. We are looking for candidates who demonstrate experience of working with or coaching children and young people; a specific grade in PE A level may be requested if studied. All candidates are expected to be competent swimmers. An offer of a place is subject to a Criminal Records Bureau and medical check. Key features n A 100-year tradition of PE teaching
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you will undertake placements in stages one, two and three. The professional element contains discrete areas within the physical education component, while the theoretical topics enable you to make an informed contribution to post-16 teaching. Career opportunities Graduates are highly employable throughout the UK and abroad. Areas of study include: Professional studies A range of practical areas

Wide variety of activities and theoretical topics

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

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

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Primary with QTS
Starts in: September Location: Bedford campus Duration: 4 years full-time Assessment: Course work; timed exercises; presentations; assessment of practical teaching competence Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 280 points – with 240 from two A levels or equivalent, including BTEC National Diploma (Distinction, Merit, Merit), BTEC National Certificate and an A2 level, CACHE (Diploma grade: B) and Access courses. Five passes at GCSE (grades A-C) or equivalent, including English language, maths and science.

BEd (Hons)
Key features Combines theoretical elements and practical experience to develop confidence, creativity and competence in teaching skills School-based experience each year, in at least five schools over the whole course

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Applicants are expected to have undertaken ten days’ mainstream school experience within Key Stage one and Key Stage two at the time of application. Applicants may be considered if five days’ school experience has been taken in either Key Stage one or two with a further five days planned in the other Key Stage. Key Skills at stage three is not a substitute for GCSE passes. Access course students must ensure the English, maths and science components are the equivalent of grade C at GCSE. Suitable applicants will be invited for an interview. An offer of a place is subject to a CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) and medical check.

Students can also focus on an area of special interest from stage three onwards, which may be curriculum or issues-based. In addition to school placements, students undertake a placement in another learning environment, eg with an educational psychologist or in a school library service or museum. Career opportunities Graduates are in great demand throughout the UK. Our employment rates are significantly higher than the national average.

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

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Post-Compulsory Education (Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector) Certificate/PGCE
Starts in: September Location: Bedford campus; Bedford College; Barnfield College; Central Bedfordshire College; Grantham College; Leicester College; North Hertfordshire College; South Nottingham College; Tresham College of Further and Higher Education; University Centre Milton Keynes Duration: 2 years part-time Entry requirements: Certificate in Education: applicants must be teaching in post-compulsory (further, higher or adult) education for 75 hours per year minimum, with suitable qualifications in the subject they teach. BTEC (EDEXCEL) National Diploma, NVQ stage three, or equivalent required. GCSE maths and English language at grade C or equivalent. The application process will include an interview; documentary evidence will be required. If unavailable, a skills test must be undertaken. Those planning to work with under 16s must undergo a CRB check. Professional Certificate in Education (PGCE): a Second Class Honours degree or above, and suitable qualifications (normally at NQF level three or above) in the subject they teach. Please note that this course is not applicable for international applicants.

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

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91 92 93 BA (Hons) English Language Studies BA (Hons) English Language for Business BA (Hons) English Language Studies with Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) BA (Hons) English for International Communication (stage 3 only)

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Why choose English Language and Communication at Bedfordshire?
Friendly atmosphere with experienced academics. Multicultural environment. Specialist facilities based in our dedicated Language Centre. Explores the practical application of communication and linguistic theory. Stimulating combination of theory and practical application. Practical teaching experience as an inherent part of the course. Unique in applying language skills to professional settings. Possibility to progress to a Master’s level course in business, media or intercultural communications.

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BA (Hons) English Language Studies – a stimulating, descriptive and applied study of English in a range of social and professional settings BA (Hons) English Language for Business – for those with interests in English used in an international business context BA (Hons) English Language Studies with TEFL – for those keen to enter the world of English Language Teaching with an emphasis on Teaching English as a Foreign Language – now also known as English Language Teaching (ELT)

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

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

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

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

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

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English Language Studies
Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Vicarage Street Duration: 3 years full-time or 5-8 years part-time Assessment: Assignments; in-class tests; presentations; exams Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Attractive combination of theory and practical application
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About the course During stage one you will examine the scope of linguistics and its origins, and regard the grammatical, pronunciation and lexical systems of English. In stage two, your understanding of linguistic and communication theory is developed through syntax, phonology and how these areas can be used in professional contexts. In the final stage you will combine theory with practice. You will also have the opportunity to write a dissertation based on a topic that interests you. Career opportunities Graduates enter careers in local government, journalism and media, teaching, public relations, public services and other professional settings requiring good communication skills.

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

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Q: What opportunities does Bedfordshire offer that students may not find elsewhere? A: Our courses provide a stimulating combination of theory and practical application. The friendly and supportive atmosphere in the department has been singled out for special mention each year in External Examiner reports. We have also been voted one of the top British universities for student satisfaction according to the The Independent’s Complete University Guide 2010 and 2011!
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There are also weekly ‘drop in’ times when you can visit a lecturer for individual advice. The relationship between academics and students is one of the enduring impressions people have of our courses. Q: What’s a typical week like for a student in this department?

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

Q: What three words would you use to sum up the department? A: Approachable, experienced, open-minded.

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A: Classes are normally held over three days. The rest of the week is for private study, conducting research, especially during the second and third years, and part-time jobs.

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

English Language for Business
Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Vicarage Street Duration: 3 years full-time or 5-8 years part-time Assessment: Assignments; in-class tests; presentations; exams

BA (Hons)

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Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Attractive combination of theory and practice
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About the course You will study English language systems and how they are used for communication in a range of settings. Focusing on the different ways in which English is used in the commercial world, we can help develop your businessrelated interests in areas such as marketing, advertising or management. Some units allow you to focus on the ways English is used in a range of professional contexts, including international business, commerce, industry, public services and other sectors where good communication skills are required. Career opportunities Graduates progress into careers in business and commerce, especially in multinational organisations, trade and industry, public services and other

sectors where good communication skills are required. Areas of study include: Grammar, morphology and the lexicon Business negotiation The language of persuasion and manipulation Conversation and text analysis Pronunciation and speech styles

Explores the practical application of communication and linguistic theory in a business context Excellent choice for a businessrelated career that requires high-level communication skills

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English Language Studies with Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) BA (Hons)
Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Vicarage Street Duration: 3 years full-time or 5-8 years part-time Assessment: Assignments; in-class tests; presentations; exams Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Excellent choice for a career in English language teaching
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different types of learners, creating and adapting materials as required. Different types of learners will be considered as well as the impact a learner’s cultural and linguistic background may have on their views of the role of the teacher and the learner. During stage two, you will start teaching practice and broaden your understanding of how English works and how it is taught. In the final stage you will learn about second language acquisition, and produce an original piece of classroombased research for your dissertation. You will also undertake a placement at a local school or college in order to experience the realities of the classroom first-hand. Career opportunities Comprehensive preparation for a career in ELT, teaching in general or any professional environment where effective communication and presentation skills

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

Train as an English language teacher as part of your degree

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

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

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

English for International Communication (stage 3 only)
Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Vicarage Street Duration: 1 year full-time Assessment: Assignments; in-class tests; portfolios; presentations; exams Entry requirements: This course is only for international students who have attained a level of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. We accept students who have completed the first year of a degree in a related subject where English was the language of delivery, and those with HNDs in related subjects (see page 181). Key features n Offers the opportunity to sit the prestigious Cambridge ESOL Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) exam
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About the course This course is for those considering a career that requires high-level English language skills and is unique in focusing on their application in the workplace. It delivers input on a wide range of tasks, such as producing CVs, working on a product launch and making presentations, as well as interpreting and translating. You will develop team-working skills as you engage in projects that replicate the world of work in this field. You will also investigate how culture affects the choice of language we use, particularly in international business. You will consider research strategies and learn how to analyse data. You will also prepare small-scale research projects in English. Career opportunities Graduates may enter the world of international business and public services, as well as other sectors where good language skills are required.

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

Develops communication skills in English to a level suitable for professional employment

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

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

held every July, or as a part-time course running two evenings per week from September to June. The course is practical in orientation and is designed to develop your teaching skills to a level from which you can launch your career with confidence. Interactive workshops encourage you to draw on your own experience of language teaching and learning. The structure of the course addresses British Council expectations in terms of course content, duration and assessment. The assessed teaching practice component ensures that you can demonstrate you have previous practical teaching experience – something English Language Teaching (ELT) employers look for – along with the overall grade and tutors’ reports. Career opportunities The course is primarily aimed at those who are seeking a career in ELT for Continuing Professional Development purposes but is also relevant to other aspects of the ELT industry such as item-writing.

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

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

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

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General English Language Courses
Starts in: Various Location: Luton campus, Vicarage Street or Bedford campus Duration: 2, 4, 8 and 12 weeks full-time, 1 term part-time Assessment: The pre-sessional English courses do not have a testing element. Our part-time courses have mid and end-point exams Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Courses offered at four levels
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and advanced levels (subject to demand). These courses begin in September and February and run for 12 weeks in order to coincide with the December and June Cambridge ESOL exam sessions. Part-time students have full access to University facilities. Writing for the Media Summer School This course considers the various written styles and genres that constitute what has become known as journalese. English Language, Life and Culture Summer School Designed to practise and develop the range of communication skills required for the everyday life in the UK, this course includes the ability to differentiate between formal and informal English, communicate appropriately in a range of everyday situations, recognise a range of common idiomatic expressions as well as familiarity with typical patterns of lifestyle in the UK. General English Summer School Full-time summer school courses, which run for three weeks in July, are offered at higher levels. The courses involve 15 hours of tuition per week and cover conversation, listening, reading and writing skills. English Language Assessment Service If you do not already have a recognised English qualification, the General English teaching team offers a full assessment service – the Test of English Language Assessment Service (TELAS) – and is happy to make recommendations as to the amount and type of English language support you need. Further English support Students from across the University can opt to take some General English units and gain credit points towards their degree. Topics include English for Academic Purposes and English for Business, as well as preparation for one of the Cambridge ESOL exams, such as the Certificate of Proficiency in English.

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

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

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

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International Undergraduate Foundation Course (IUFC)
Starts in: September, January, April, June or August (subject to demand) Location: Luton campus, Vicarage Street Duration: One academic year Assessment: Presentations, exams, group work Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Includes an introduction to English academic culture
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About the course This course is for students who are intending to take an undergraduate degree and have an IELTS score of around 4.5. It is a new and innovative international foundation course which we believe helps set the language and study skills in an easily understandable context. You will find the lessons and teaching staff dynamic and highly motivated. We have been delivering similar courses for many years and we have the experience to effectively help you achieve your aims. The course aims to raise your level of English to the required level for acceptance on undergraduate courses, and to introduce you to the key study skills which you will need in order to cope with undergraduate level study at this or any other UK university. Unlike many other courses with similar aims, this course introduces you to some aspects of UK academic culture early on, so that you gain some understanding of the values which underpin such issues as plagiarism and ownership of knowledge. Another feature which distinguishes this course from others is the attention paid to each individual student. Your tutor will work hard with you in class. You will also

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

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

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

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

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

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

The school is developing a Law Clinic led by a qualified solicitor which will enable students to participate in helping people with their legal problems You will have the opportunity to hear guest speakers and lecturers from outside the school covering a range of areas such as commercial law and professional experience to enhance your learning environment The University Law Society publishes its own magazine, which many of our students become involved with by submitting articles and reports. Being a member of the Law Society also helps you further your legal career by working with local solicitors and barristers. Students get opportunities to gain valuable work experience, enhance their skills and meet practising members of the profession – in other words, a great chance to network

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

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

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You can attend career development days which are run each year to improve and enhance your career opportunities. These include developing interview skills and meeting with local legal professionals You can take part in the annual internal mooting competition and the winners are invited to represent the School of Law nationally

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

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/m100 | UCAS Code: M100

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

Teaches core transferable skills in research, written and oral communication Completion of this course allows entry to the LLM offered at the University

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

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

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The Bedfordshire Institute for Media, Arts and Performance aims to produce world-class practitioners in the creative industries. We offer students excellent facilities, innovative courses and committed teaching by professional practitioners and established experts. In addition, we offer a full range of extra-curricular activities for our students to become involved in, including presenting for the University’s radio station, Radio LaB; organising the Luton Arts Festival; performing your creative writing at ‘open mic’ nights; or running film festivals. Our students can also benefit from the expertise of our academic staff – and many even gain work experience on projects that our staff are currently working on. Some of our students have found themselves working on high-profile TV shows such as ITV’s Dancing on Ice, Britain’s Got Talent, and The Brits to name just a few.

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105 BA (Hons) Broadcast Journalism 106 BA (Hons) Creative Writing 106 BA (Hons) Creative Writing & Journalism 107 BA (Hons) Journalism 108 BA (Hons) Journalism & Public Relations 108 BA (Hons) Magazine Journalism 109 BA (Hons) Media Performance 110 110 112 113 113 114 BA (Hons) Media Practices (Mass Communications) BA (Hons) Media Practices & Public Relations BA (Hons) Media Production BA (Hons) Media Production (Moving Image) BA (Hons) Media Production (New Media) BA (Hons) Media Production (Radio) BA (Hons) Media Production (Scriptwriting) BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism BSc (Hons) Music Technology BA (Hons) Sport Journalism BA (Hons) Television Production BA (Hons) Music Technology

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Why choose Media at Bedfordshire?
Well-established department. Teaching staff have previous and continuing experience in local, regional, national and international magazines, newspapers, the broadcast media and PR. Strong professional awareness and close links with industry, giving opportunities to build professional contacts and experience. Masterclasses and guest lectures from high-profile speakers and visits to working newsrooms. Regular opportunities to attend mediarelated events and conferences, featuring international practitioners and theorists. Get involved in press conferences, producing newspapers and online magazines, TV and radio reports. Opportunities to collaborate with film and animation students. Experience your chosen subject in-house and through external work experience. Close to London, and the internationally renowned West End theatre scene, plus many broadcasting companies. Work on Radio LaB, the University’s very own radio station – you can present and produce your own shows, and it provides an outlet for student music. Very dynamic atmosphere with cultural events and research activity. Emphasis on employability and transferable skills.

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

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

World-leading research

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

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

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

Fully equipped TV studio ‘White space’ rehearsal studio with audience facilities ‘Self op’ studio with green screen facilities Performance theatre with full lighting rig, control room and vision-mixing equipment New HD television multi-camera studio and location video recording equipment New multi-camera TV, theatre, self-operated studio, and rehearsal space

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

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/p503 | UCAS Code: P503

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

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

Final stage project or portfolio, building expertise and job contacts Regular news days

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Q: What’s a typical week like for a student? A: Nothing is typical or routine – especially in media. You will have timetabled classes, but you will also want to get involved in all of the outside activities. Some of our students recently worked on an all-night election special, and some were involved in the BBC’s regional broadcast of The Politics Show, held at the University.
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Q: What do you think about the University’s facilities? A: They are of a professional standard. We’ve installed High Definition cameras and editing in the TV studio – much to the envy of our guest speakers!

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

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

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Creative Writing
Starts in: September

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

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/w800 | UCAS Code: W800

Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time or 6 years part-time Assessment: Written assignments; project work Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Opportunities to engage in crossmedia collaboration
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music journalism and teaching. Creative Writing is a growth area of higher education worldwide. Many of our students go on to postgraduate study. Areas of study include: Innovative writing Scriptwriting Performance writing Creative non-fiction Collaboration Horror and dark fantasy

Advice and guidance on being published and finding outlets Specialist pathway in scriptwriting Unique unit in horror and dark fantasy

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Creative Writing & Journalism
Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time Assessment: Written assignments; project work Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Provides advice and guidance on being published and finding outlets
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For more course info see: http://uob.cc/wp85 | UCAS Code: WP85

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

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

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Opportunities to write creatively across a range of genres and media

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

Did you know? Your final project will be devoted to creative writing or journalism, or to hybrid forms.

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Innovative assessments Access to the Press Association industry-standard news wire service

Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time Assessment: Portfolios of news; features and magazines; essays; computerised exams; in-class assessment Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Practical multimedia journalism
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editorial, new media production, columnists in regional, national and international media companies. Areas of study include: Essential skills for journalists Video skills and production Online publishing Magazine publishing Feature writing Law and public administration Ethics Radio

Experience of editorial and production skills for print and online journalism Final dissertation may be academic or practical, devoted to a project or portfolio, building expertise and job contacts Plenty of opportunity for work experience

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Did you know? Experience practice-based journalism, which is challenging, demanding and taught by journalists who are actively involved in industry.

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About the course This multimedia course is taught by professionals with print, broadcast and academic expertise. You will gain experience of news gathering, reporting including location work and feature writing. You will work in radio studios and edit suites. Our newsroom is equipped with the latest Apple technology and Press Association news feeds. Course elements in production and publishing will develop cross-industry editorial and production skills. You will gain an understanding of the practice of entrepreneurial journalism as both a business and a social force.

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Journalism & Public Relations
Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time Assessment: Practical portfolios and production work; essays; presentations Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Provides insights into current practices and future developments
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Dedicated newsroom equipped with professional news feed and industry compatible software

Relates the critical study of journalistic practices to public relations practice Includes a unit on career development Opportunity to study marketing and e-business

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About the course This course combines an understanding of practical journalism with an insight into public relations. The public relations part of the curriculum covers theoretical and practical aspects. It encompasses the full range of PR activities, as well as stressing the importance of an integrated approach. From the journalism curriculum you will gain experience of a range of journalistic work, including news gathering, news writing and feature writing. To enable you to develop cross-industry editorial and production skills, you will also study magazine, newsletter and newspaper publishing in print and online. This will have the added benefit of enhancing your communications skills. Career opportunities Many companies employ journalism and PR graduates as an essential part of their

business. Former students now work in magazine publishing, sports journalism, media research, press offices and PR companies. Areas of study include: PR strategy Reporting and writing Media relations Production design

Did you know? “The course taught me what to expect. I learnt to work on my own initiative, under pressure, and in a team.” Rebecca Findley Journalism & Public Relations graduate, Press Officer for UNISON, the UK’s largest public sector union.

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Develop as a multimedia practitioner – by studying print, online, radio and video, and working on real projects Work experience opportunities on national magazines

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/p501 | UCAS Code: P501

features journalists within magazines, online, print and in the broadcast media. There are also a range of roles in magazine publishing, journalism, media research, press office work and freelancing. Areas of study include: Reporting and writing Online publishing Multimedia options Production design Print production and design Specialist and feature writing

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Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Provides insights into current practices and future developments in the magazine industry
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About the course This course combines an understanding of practical magazine journalism with an insight into the industry. This integrated approach means you are able to put your learned theory into creative practice. It is the ideal opportunity to learn journalism in areas that constantly generate stories of national importance and interest. Not only will you gain expertise in magazine journalism, but experience a range of journalistic work, news gathering and writing. Career opportunities There are multiple opportunities open to magazine journalism graduates. The obvious openings are as news and

Opportunities to acquire practical experience using industry software Focuses on the business aspects of the industry

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Media Performance
Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time Assessment: Practical performance; presentations; essays; written exercises; journals Entry requirements: Auditions and UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Prepares you to perform in TV, film, stage, radio and new media
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Radio 1 Xtra, KISS and BBC Local Radio. We have good connections with local radio stations around the University, with students and graduates gaining work experience both in the BBC and commercial stations. Areas of study include: Performance techniques Presenting for the camera Acting for the camera Stage and single camera directing Exploring performance practices Performance management Theatre and single camera lighting Masterclasses, run by leading figures from different areas of performance for the media, are organised across all stages of study to inform and develop your skills. Career opportunities Graduates are working in front of the camera, presenting on CBBC, community channel local news, internet sports radio, and news programmes. Other graduates have gone on to work behind the camera as members of production teams or work at Radio 1, Radio (digital recording and editing) Performance journeys from theory to practice

Practical assessments and exercises enable the building of showreel material to showcase students’ talents

About the course You will work through many performance and production skills and techniques. Your practical work will be informed by the study of media and cultural theory. The course also covers the creative and technical aspects of radio programme making, directing, script development, performance management, and lighting for the stage and for the camera.

Did you know? “You are taught by industry professionals, so you know the teaching standards will be high.” Leah Woodley Media Performance graduate

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Media Practices (Mass Communications)
Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time Assessment: Group presentations; practical work; reports; essays; exams; final year project; blogs; portfolio Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Offers the opportunity to test out media theories through practical work
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academic skills to analyse the media and the practical skills to work within it. The aim of the course is to enable you to become an effective media communicator and analyst. You will choose a practical area (radio, scriptwriting or new media) and move from a basic to a broader production experience. You will look critically at aspects of the media (film, television, press, media institutions, new technologies) to understand how they work and their role in our lives. You will also produce a special project, choosing either to create a portfolio of work for job interviews, or to write a dissertation on an aspect of the media that you would like to explore in more depth. Career opportunities Career options include magazine and newspaper journalism, teaching, media research and production, local radio and photography.

Areas of study include: Understanding the media Television studies Skills for media research New technologies in the media Working in the media Film studies: Hollywood, European and World cinema Radio, new media and scriptwriting Arts and events management Contemporary debates in the media

Communication skills as a major area of focus Opportunities for specialisation in the area of your choice: new media, scriptwriting, or radio

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Did you know? Media Practices focuses on producing graduates with the necessary practical and analytical skills to operate in the ever-changing, contemporary media landscape.

Media Practices & Public Relations
BA (Hons)
Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time Assessment: Portfolios; written assessments such as reports and essays; oral presentations; exams; business plans; end of degree special project practices together with an insight into the workings of the public relations industry. The public relations element of the curriculum covers both theoretical and practical aspects of PR. It embraces the complete range of public relations activities and stresses the importance of an integrated approach. The media practices curriculum will enable you to become an effective and responsible media analyst and communicator, and to understand the role of media in contemporary societies. You will study the practices involved in producing, describing, analysing and responding to the media. Career opportunities Many companies employ media and PR graduates as an essential part of their business. Former media students now work in magazine publishing, journalism, media research and digital media production.

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/p3p2 | UCAS Code: P3P2

Areas of study include: Media theory Film and television studies Analysis of the various creative industries Marketing communications, PR skills and corporate strategy Media institutions Media and PR interface Independent film production

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Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Relates the critical study of media practices to public relations practice
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About the course This course combines a thorough understanding of mass-media theory and

Did you know? Students on this course have access to our industry-standard facilities, and there is also a wide range of extra-curricular events and activities (arts festival, student film screenings, conferences) to complement your studies.

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Media Production
Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time Assessment: Production work; portfolios; presentations; journals; essays; computer-based exams

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All students learn to make dramas and documentaries. You can also specialise in one of the areas of moving image, radio, new media or scriptwriting. Media production is a social activity and is influenced by many cultural, economic and political factors. You will also study these factors, together with the history of the media, so that you can make really effective, powerful media products that communicate with their target audience. To find out more about the specialist Media degrees you can study, please see pages 113-114. Career opportunities Career paths open to you include any industry that requires excellent communication and team-working skills. Many of our graduates have now progressed to successful careers in the UK and international media.

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/p310 | UCAS Code: P310

Areas of study include: Documentary and drama production Radio production New media production Scriptwriting Video and audio techniques and skills Working in the media Media theory Film studies

Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Practical, vocationally relevant curriculum
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Did you know? Media Production graduates often go on to work in radio production, digital media production, journalism, teaching, advertising, media, PR and television.

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The fact that I had prior experience of working in a TV studio, which was available to us at any time, helped me to stand out from the other job applicants.
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Media Production (Moving Image)
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Starts in: Location: Duration: Assessment: Entry requirements: About the course Media Production (Moving Image) draws on the strengths of the well-established and successful course in Media Production. It adds to the existing provision by providing an opportunity to specialise in drama and documentary production. Media Production is a social activity and is influenced by many cultural, economic and political factors. You will study these factors, together with the history of the media, so that you can make effective, powerful media products that communicate with their target audience. The course covers theoretical and practical concepts,
For details see Media Production overview p.112

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and you will learn to combine these to communicate effectively. All students have opportunities to visit and take part in international film festivals and media conferences held at the University, featuring international practitioners and academics. Areas of study include: Producing documentary and drama Cinematography Sound design Post-production Working in the media Film studies

Did you know? You will participate in an exclusive premiere of final year students’ work, and receive feedback from industry insiders.

Media Production (New Media)
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Starts in: Location: Duration: Assessment: Entry requirements: About the course Media Production (New Media) focuses on the design and production of the digital technologies deployed by the media industries. It provides an opportunity to develop and hone production skills while studying, through both theory and reflective practice, the cultural significance of the widespread adoption of these technologies in wider society. The emphasis of this course is on the production process. It will also provide a chance to explore the many
For details see Media Production overview p.112

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historical, social, economic and political factors that impact on these processes. All students produce a wide variety of new media forms, such as blogs and websites plus presentations, dramas/ documentaries, essays and reports. Areas of study include: New media production Digital cultures Future media Film studies Documentary and drama production Social, political, legal and economic factors in media production Video skills and production

Did you know? Many graduates from Media Production have now progressed to successful careers in the UK and international media.

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Media Production (Radio)
Starts in: Location: Duration: Assessment: Entry requirements: About the course Media Production (Radio) is focused on the production process. Radio production is a social activity and is influenced by many cultural, economic and political factors. You will study these factors, together with the history of the media, so that you can make a range of effective, powerful radio programmes and other media products. The course covers theoretical and practical concepts, and you will learn to combine these elements for radio programmes, as well as essays, presentations, dramas and documentaries.
For details see Media Production overview p.112

BA (Hons)

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/p312 | UCAS Code: P312

Areas of study include: Radio production Social, political, legal and economic factors in media production Film studies Documentary and drama production Working in the media Video skills and production Media theory Video and audio techniques and skills

Did you know? “I did my first course unit in radio and became instantly hooked on becoming a radio broadcaster. The facilities are great.” Jack Cornell Media Production student

Media Production (Scriptwriting)
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Starts in: Location: Duration: Assessment: Entry requirements: About the course Media Production (Scriptwriting) adds to the existing provision by providing an opportunity to focus on scriptwriting. The emphasis of this course is on the production process. Scriptwriting is a key pre-production activity and is influenced by many cultural, economic and political factors. You will study these factors, together with the history of the media, so that you can produce a range of effective, powerful scripts and other media products. The course covers theoretical and practical concepts, and you will learn to combine these elements
For details see Media Production overview p.112

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/pw38 | UCAS Code: PW38

to communicate effectively. All students learn to write a variety of scripts as well as essays, presentations, dramas and documentaries. Areas of study include: Scriptwriting Film studies Creative writing theory and practice Documentary and drama production

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Multimedia Journalism
Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time Assessment: Online news sites; showreels of news; portfolios; recordings; features and magazines; essays; computerised exams; in-class assessment Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 240 with at least 200 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). All applicants will attend an interview. Students are expected to have a good level of written English. Key features n Practical editorial and production skills for online, print, TV and radio journalism
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For more course info see: http://uob.cc/p504 | UCAS Code: P504

About the course This course is taught by a dedicated team of professionals with specific expertise in multimedia delivery, as well as broadcast, radio and academic expertise. You will gain experience of a wide range of journalistic work, including the newest digital platforms for journalists, online, live radio broadcasting and TV broadcasting. During the course you will develop an understanding of the dramatic pace of change, both in the production of journalism and in the business models underlying it, driven by online developments. Career opportunities Today’s journalists need fluidity to write and deliver news content in a variety of formats. Graduates from this course can progress into radio, TV broadcasting, publishing and press offices.

Areas of study include: Reporting and writing New media production TV journalism and production Radio journalism Online publishing Sub-editing, layout and design

Gain an understanding of journalism as both a business and a social force

Did you know? The last unit of the degree is a supervised project or portfolio of your work in any medium on a subject of your choice, allowing you to demonstrate your expertise to future employers.

Music Technology
Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time or 4 years part-time

BA (Hons)
About the course Stage one: Covers composition using industry-standard software and computer programming. It gives an introduction to music theory and the theoretical foundations of music technology. Stage two: Includes composing music for film and media. You will study recording and production and optionally software programming at a more advanced level. Students will cover different musical genres and practise music business skills. Stage three: Collaborate with students from another media course and conduct your own research project. Career opportunities Graduates can progress into: music and sound design for theatre, radio, television, museums, gaming content, software or new media; music technology journalism; management; and education. Computing

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/w390 | UCAS Code: W390

skills enable graduates to work outside the music industry. Areas of study include: Music software Recording and production Composing for film and media A wide range of musical repertoires Critical listening skills Music business Music theory

Assessment: Practical course work; exams Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Time split between practical work and academic assignments
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Music Technology
Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time or 4 years part-time

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and the theoretical foundations of music programming. You will learn mathematical foundations of computer music and work with students from other media courses to create radio programmes. Stage two: Studies techniques of sound processing and how to implement them. Advanced level programming. Explore different musical genres and develop music business skills. Stage three: Collaborate on a project (eg contribute sound or music for a computer game), and conduct your own research. You can also study the science of sound and how we hear (acoustics and psychoacoustics); or write computer programs that generate music. Career opportunities Graduate careers can include: design, recording, production and mastering of music and sound; forensic audio including restoration and archiving; design and development of music software; and

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/w370 | UCAS Code: W370

music technology journalism. Computing skills enable graduates to work outside the music industry. Areas of study include: Music software development Recording and production Sound processing techniques A wide range of musical repertoires Critical listening skills Music business Industry-standard music software

Assessment: Practical course work; exams Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Sound and music for media
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Cross-media collaborations Recording and production Sound processing and computer programming

About the course Stage one: Covers composition using industry-standard software and computer programming. It introduces music theory

Did you know? The course is taught by highly experienced staff in an active media department, creating unique opportunities for crossmedia collaborations that are not found in more traditional music departments.

Sport Journalism
Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time Assessment: Live reporting; feature writing; interviews; portfolios; essays; computerised exams

BA (Hons)
About the course You will gain experience of a wide range of journalistic work, including sports news reporting, news writing and feature writing. To help you develop your cross-industry editorial and production skills, you will study the entrepreneurial aspect of the industry and its multimedia demands, and explore the sports and media industries as businesses and social forces. The course covers the history, governance and commercial development of all the world’s major sports. You will be engaged in live match reporting of a range of sports at a variety of local and regional sporting venues. Career opportunities The transferable skills which our journalism graduates acquire remain in demand. Career opportunities include publishing, copywriting, public relations work, in-house press office positions, sports journalism, media research and digital media.

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/p590 | UCAS Code: P590

Areas of study include: Reporting and writing Sub-editing, layout and design Practical sports reporting Sports media and culture Sport and physical activity in society Shorthand

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Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Practical skills combined with in-depth knowledge to give understanding and authority to your reporting
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Gemma Hunt
Media Performance graduate TV Presenter for CBBC

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I have been working for over four years as a main presenter for CBBC and have also worked freelance for the BBC, GMTV and other independent companies. The University helped me no end with my personal performance and gave me confidence to work in such a hectic business.

Television Production
Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time Assessment: Practical production work; presentations; group work; individual work; essays; journals, computer-based assessment Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Learn key production skills to turn your ideas into actual projects
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The course explores a wide range of inter-connected disciplines. You will also study key issues in understanding television and other media. Your final year includes a major piece of independent work. The course suits people who want to work behind the camera and who enjoy being part of a team. Career opportunities Graduates go on to production and technical jobs in television, film, new media, radio, commercial and corporate sectors of the industry. Areas of study include: Multi-camera television skills Cinematography, sound design and editing effects Location video production Scriptwriting Production and direction Independent special project Radio Key themes and issues in television Music video TV drama

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Many of our students secure jobs and work placements on highprofile shows including:
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Opportunities to develop a substantial portfolio of work

About the course With more than 500 UK satellite and cable television channels and 1,000 plus independent production companies, mainstream broadcasters, and the growing number of internet channels, TV is a fast-expanding growth area. This course enables you to study with industry practitioners in a modern, hi-tech environment.

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Creative & Performing Arts

The Division of Performing Arts and English is based at our Bedford campus. It is a vibrant and creative division with an increasing portfolio of undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The diverse range of courses is supported by the University’s on-campus theatre, which will help students to channel their imagination and creative energy into an outstanding artistic future. By studying with us students can benefit from the strong focus on employability which is incorporated into each of our courses. Dance students have the opportunity to tour and perform in professional regional venues as part of the University’s Dance Company; our Performing Arts students have the chance to perform in full-scale theatre productions; and Theatre students set up and run their own small-scale touring company.

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121 BA (Hons) Dance & Professional Practice 122 BA (Hons) Education Studies & English 123 BA (Hons) English & Theatre Studies 124 BA (Hons) English Studies 125 BA (Hons) Performing Arts 126 BA (Hons) Theatre & Professional Practice For up-to-date information on part-time study options see www.beds.ac.uk/parttime

Kirsty Brewer
Dance & Professional Practice graduate Teaching Assistant for DanceEast

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This course prepared me for employment by allowing me to see the practical and theoretical elements involved. What I liked most about the course were the technique classes, as they enabled me to learn a range of different styles and strengthen my own technique.

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Why choose Creative and Performing Arts at Bedfordshire?
Staff have high-profile professional experience as performers, choreographers, artistic directors and dance practitioners. Our excellent facilities include a suite of purpose-built dance studios, access to a large professionally equipped theatre and separate studio-theatre space. Opportunity to tour and perform in professional regional venues as part of the University Dance Company. Your experience is enhanced through input from visiting artists. Academic staff with extensive teaching experience in schools. Introduction to a wide range of literature in English. Opportunity to gain vital school experience within the course, or through the volunteer programme at the University. Work in our professionally equipped 280-seat theatre and 80-seat studio theatre. Dedicated, research-active teaching team. On-campus poetry readings and theatre performances as part of the University of Bedfordshire Theatre’s professional season.

Dance

Our Dance course offers the opportunity to work with internationally recognised artists and lecturers. The focus is on contemporary dance training and education. The aim is to enhance your employability as a dancer and in the wider creative industries. Additionally, your experience on the course is enhanced through input from internationally significant visiting artists and by access to professional performance work.

Fantastic facilities

Our students have access to an excellent range of facilities, including a £4.5m 280-seat theatre, which is one of the largest in the county. It presents an opportunity for students to perform in professionally equipped surroundings and to experience the work of visiting artists as part of professional seasons of touring work. We also offer a range of cutting-edge facilities, including:
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Our English courses, which are held at the Bedford campus, build on the strengths gained from a long tradition of English teaching at Bedford, but also incorporate contemporary developments within the subject.

Our English students have exclusive access to the Hockliffe Collection, one of the most important collections of 18th and 19th-century children’s books in Britain.

Performing Arts

Performing Arts focuses on contemporary performance practice, enabling you to engage in the disciplines of dance and theatre, and to explore the range of possibilities in bringing the two subjects together. The course has a strong focus on studio-based and practice-led study in an environment that encourages the development of skilled practitioners.

World-leading research

The Division of Performing Arts and English has a strong research culture which develops and maintains the excellent quality of teaching in its subject areas. The Centre for Applied Research in Dance (CARD) supports and promotes excellence in research in dance and knowledge transfer between the academic and professional domains within the subject. CARD also works with a range of regional and national professional dance companies and organisations such as Youth Dance England, National Dance Agencies and Arts Council England, who regularly provide workshops.

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Friendly campus with a lively Performing Arts Students’ Union society. Supportive teaching in small groups. Excellent preparation for a PGCE course, in Primary or Secondary Education.

Studying Theatre at Bedfordshire will provide you with the opportunity to immerse yourself in the process of theatre-making, predominantly as an actor, director, playwright and/or workshop facilitator. We also host a season of professional performance that will give you access to the latest touring work in theatre. And you can also get involved in workshops and talks from visiting artists and practitioners.

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Dance at Bedford has an international reputation for research in the areas of choreography and dance technology.

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Dance & Professional Practice
Starts in: September Location: Bedford campus Duration: 3 years full-time or 5-8 years part-time Assessment: Performance; practicebased assignments; course work; written assignments Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 240 with at least 200 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). All successful applicants will be invited to attend an audition and interview. Key features n Studio-based and practice-led learning
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For more course info see: http://uob.cc/w590 | UCAS Code: W590

Builds on strong existing partnerships with national and regional dance agencies

Areas of study include: Dance technique Performance Composition and improvisation Choreography Critical and cultural analysis New media and digital technology Dance writing and seminar presentation Marketing and entrepreneurship in dance Leadership in dance education Dance policy and infrastructure Marketing and project management in dance Dance on screen

About the course This innovative course engages with current ideas in dance. It emphasises your growth as an articulate dance artist through the key areas of dance technique, choreography, performance, improvisation, and critical and cultural analysis. Engagement with professional practice is central to your learning experience and enhances future employability. Opportunities to engage with the dance profession will be supported through on-campus professional facilities and performances, and through strong links with regional and national dance and performing arts organisations. Career opportunities Graduates have progressed to careers in performance, choreography, teaching, arts policy and community arts practice. Graduates also have the chance to pursue further training or postgraduate study.

Focus on the key areas of dance technique, performance, choreography, improvisation, and critical and cultural analysis Models of professional practice embedded to enhance students’ employment skills and entrepreneurial awareness On-campus access to current professional performance practice

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Q: What opportunities do Bedfordshire students get that they may not find elsewhere? A: Students have access to worldleading experts who deliver their courses, and will work within state-of-the-art facilities that provide direct experience of the professional working environment. Q: How do you help students secure jobs after graduating? A: Members of staff have extensive links with the creative industries, which provide students with direct access to industry specialists and develop entrepreneurial skills. Students are also supported through placements, work-based learning, developing a portfolio as well as audition techniques. E: admission@beds.ac.uk

A: I had a career as a professional dance artist and worked as a performer and choreographer with a range of companies, touring nationally and internationally. As Artistic Director of my own dance company, Ersatz Dance, I have direct experience of the profession and understand the challenges.

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The Hockliffe archive includes a wide range of library genres from fables and fairy tales to poetry and fiction

Education Studies & English
Starts in: September Location: Bedford campus Duration: 3 years full-time or 5-8 years part-time Assessment: Essays; individual and group projects; oral presentations; portfolios; phase tests; exams Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187).

BA (Hons)

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/xq33 | UCAS Code: XQ33

It is also an increasingly attractive academic discipline in itself, offering students the opportunity to put their education in context. Education Studies covers key educational ideas and theories, whilst English provides a good grounding in core English literature. It also covers creative writing, language and linguistics, children’s fiction, women and culture, and American, Irish and African literatures. Stage one provides an introduction to the theories of education and literature, as well as the role of language in society and historical notions of childhood and the child. In stages two and three, all students study Shakespeare, children’s fiction, the development of the curriculum and 21st century childhoods. Additionally they select options within Education Studies and English that are of most interest to them. Students also write a dissertation on a topic of their choice. Career opportunities Recent graduates have begun careers in teaching at all levels, as well as in

librarianship, youth work and local government. Many progress to a PGCE in Primary or Secondary Education, both of which are offered at Bedfordshire. Areas of study include: The child and the curriculum Language and linguistics Early years education Disability and special needs education World literature in English Social constructions of childhood Language, ideology and power Supporting early learning

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Did you know? Our students have access to the Hockliffe Collection, one of the most important and rare collections of 18th and 19th century children’s books in Britain.

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English & Theatre Studies
Starts in: September Location: Bedford campus Duration: 3 years full-time or 5-8 years part-time Assessment: Essays; performance; group research; presentations; seminar papers; exams Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). All suitable applicants will attend an audition and interview. Key features n Course combines and integrates the study of English and theatre
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For more course info see: http://uob.cc/wq43 | UCAS Code: WQ43

About the course This course focuses on language, text and performance to develop skilled arts practitioners. You will engage with the major modes of literature, films, videos and actual live performances. Stage one builds a foundation in the historical and theoretical study of literature and develops you as an actor/ performer through workshops and productions. Stage two focuses on the making of performances as a director/ deviser/writer and offers you the opportunity to specialise in a chosen area of English studies. In stage three of the course you will produce a dissertation through creative practice, in either theatre making or creative writing. Delivered within a vibrant, creative department, the course builds upon the strengths gained from a long tradition of teaching English and theatre at our Bedford campus. Career opportunities Graduates have progressed to careers in performance, journalism, teaching,

management, community arts practice and youth work. Other graduates have moved on to postgraduate study. Areas of study include: Acting, directing, devising Creative writing Production work Literature in history American, African and Irish literature Film studies Elizabethan and Jacobean drama 19th and 20th century literature Children’s fiction

Develops skills and knowledge in both subject areas Practice-led study of acting, directing, devising and creative writing Focus on literature from Renaissance to the present, avant-garde theatre, world literature, creative writing and film studies

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This course is great for preparing you for employment and I think it’s a good stepping stone into the industry. I hope to be an independent choreographer or dancer, and the University has definitely helped me in getting the knowledge needed to work as a freelance artist.

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English Studies
Starts in: September Location: Bedford campus Duration: 3 years full-time

BA (Hons)
Stage one provides a solid foundation, covering the main literary genres and periods, with language, identity and society, and with different kinds of writing. Stage two features one compulsory area of study, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. You will then choose from creative writing, language, film studies, canonical English literature or American literature. The final stage brings the study of literature up to the present day. A dissertation on a chosen topic is compulsory, though this may be a piece of creative writing. Students on this course have access to the Hockliffe Collection – one of the most important collections of 18th and 19th century children’s books in Britain. Career opportunities Recent graduates have gone on to careers in the media, publishing, marketing, public relations and arts administration. Many of our students go on to do a PGCE in either Primary

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/q310 | UCAS Code: Q310

or Secondary Education, both of which are offered at Bedfordshire. Areas of study include: Language and linguistics Film studies Creative writing American, Irish and African literatures Children’s fiction Practical writing Elizabethan and Jacobean drama

Assessment: Essays; oral presentations; phase tests; portfolios; exams Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Opportunities to specialise in your particular areas of interest and design a course that best fits your strengths and learning styles
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About the course This is a distinctive course comprising literature, language and creative writing. It enhances students’ self-development in terms of articulacy, cultural scale of reference, imaginative engagement and creative thinking.

Did you know? English at Bedfordshire consistently achieves outstanding scores in the National Student Survey, with 96 per cent of our students expressing overall satisfaction with the course in the most recent survey (2010).

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This course prepares you for employment by introducing you to a wide spectrum of possible careers. The practical writing unit is particularly useful for this. My advice to anyone thinking of studying here would be that it will be hard work, but it is a fantastic experience. You will discover things about yourself that you never knew and be a more confident person because of it.

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Performing Arts
Starts in: September Location: Bedford campus

BA (Hons)

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/w403 | UCAS Code: W403

Duration: 3 years full-time or 5-8 years part-time Assessment: Course work; practical Entry requirements: UCAS tariff of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186187). All applicants will attend an audition and interview. Key features n Practice-led study of theatre, dance and performance
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About the course This course focuses upon current practice in cutting-edge theatre, dance and inter-disciplinary performance. You will have the opportunity to work as a director, choreographer, actor, dancer, and project leader. The course aims to create innovative graduates, who are able to adapt their skills to different professional performance contexts. Performance is at the heart of all learning and assessment. Our approach develops articulate, skilled practitioners. At stage one you will develop a common vocabulary for your studies across dance and theatre, culminating in an end-of-year performance. At stage two you will apply this knowledge to both the development of choreographic practice and a full-scale production of a dramatic text. At stage three you will undertake an independent research project, alongside advanced study of performing, directing, choreography, and community performance practice. How to work as a professional in the performing arts

industry underpins practical elements of the course across all three stages. Career opportunities Graduates have progressed to careers in acting, dance performance, teaching, small-scale touring, arts management, community arts and educational outreach, and technical theatre production. Performing Arts graduates also have the opportunity to pursue Master’s or PGCE study and research. Areas of study include: Acting and dance technique Choreography and directing Full-scale production work in dance, theatre and inter-disciplinary practice

Collaborative and devised performance New writing for stage Leadership in a community context Theoretical subject-based knowledge Performance integrating new technology

Did you know? Students have the chance to work towards a NCFE Level One Certificate in Technical Theatre, enabling you to gain formal recognition of your skills and an additional qualification, alongside your academic studies.

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Creative & Performing Arts

Theatre & Professional Practice
Starts in: September Location: Bedford campus Duration: 3 years full-time or 5-8 years part-time Assessment: Course work; practical Entry requirements: UCAS tariff of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). All suitable applicants will attend an audition and interview. Key features n Introduces you to a broad range of contemporary theatre practice
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Trains you to work as a creative theatre practitioner Emphasis on professional practice-led learning and teaching Helps you to develop a professional portfolio of work whilst you are studying You explore ways in which theatre can transform lives in community settings Taught by academic specialists and professional theatre-makers/performers A chance to perform in full-scale theatre productions, and to set up and run a small-scale touring company

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About the course This course enables you to immerse yourself in the process of contemporary theatre-making, predominantly as an actor, director, playwright or workshop facilitator. You will be involved in professional practice from stage one, ensuring that you are fully prepared for your career as a performer or creative theatre practitioner. Throughout stage one you will work as an actor and deviser on a range of public performance projects. You will start to develop your professional CV and your understanding of the theoretical concepts that underpin your work. At stage two you will have the opportunity to work as a director, to run a workshop with a local community

group, and to plan a season of work that will be realised in small-scale companies during stage three of your course. Career opportunities Graduates of this course are employed as actors, teachers, educational outreach workers or specialist trainers, which may supplement their work as small-scale theatre directors, workshop programme creators, project managers or freelance directors. Areas of study include: Acting Directing, devising, scriptwriting

Avant-garde theatre Planning and running community-based workshops Analysis, critical theory and interpretation of drama and theatre Theatre production

Did you know? Students have the chance to perform in full-scale theatre productions during their studies.

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We host a professional season of performance on campus that will give you access to the latest touring work in dance, theatre, music, comedy, poetry and film. You can also get involved in workshops.

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Nursing, Midwifery & Health

Nursing-related courses at the University of Bedfordshire show continued success, raking joint first in the country for graduate prospects, achieving top marks in The Independent’s Complete University Guide 2012. The most recent Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2010 highlights our outstanding graduate success – an impressive 96 per cent of our health graduates entered employment and/or further study within six months of graduation. For Child Nursing and Midwifery courses employment rates are as high as 100 per cent. Plus, we offer a friendly and supportive learning environment, enabling you to learn, develop and reach your potential.

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Courses
132 FdSc Assistant Practitioner 133 BSc (Hons) Midwifery: Registered Midwife 135 BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult) 136 BSc (Hons) Nursing (Child) 136 BSc (Hons) Nursing (Mental Health) 137 DipHE Operating Department Practice (ODP) 138 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) – Diploma to Degree 139 (B.Ost/M.Ost) Bachelor/Master of Osteopathy 181 Related foundation degrees Have you also considered...?

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I chose Bedfordshire because it offers one of the best courses in the country for paediatric nursing. We spend a lot of time on the wards, so our experience is realistic and prepares us for work. Plus the lecturers are always willing to go the extra mile to help us out. Studying here has been a real confidence boost.

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Why choose Nursing, Midwifery and Health at Bedfordshire?
We are ranked joint first for nursing graduate prospects in the UK, achieving top marks in The Independent’s Complete University Guide 2012. Excellent employment record – 96 per cent of healthcare students in work and/ or further study (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2010). Close collaboration between lecturers, mentors and surgical service managers. Taught by specialist practitioners. Multi-professional learning integrated into all courses in the faculty. Integrated theory and practice. Local practice placements in Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire. University-based education delivered in modern, dedicated health environments. State-of-the-art e-learning, including e-portfolios. Outstanding educational support from lecturers. Personal tutor for each student for the duration of the course. Opportunity to experience a range of practice areas. Culturally diverse student body.

Contemporary curriculum

We offer a wide range of employmentfocused health courses, including Foundation Degrees, courses leading to professional registration and courses for continuing professional development at degree, Master’s and doctoral levels. All courses are developed and run in collaboration with partners in health and social services in Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire, and incorporate practice-based learning with a skills focus. They are informed by leading research undertaken by our staff, some of whom are based in the Institute of Health Research. The Institute has a national research profile in:
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campus (Aylesbury) and at the awardwinning site in Bedfordshire (Butterfield Park, Luton). Fully equipped with contemporary purpose-built facilities, both campuses ensure a modern and vibrant environment for today’s approaches to teaching, providing health students with plenty of opportunities to develop and refine their clinical skills. The campuses also host a mix of fully networked computer suites, each with its own Learning Resources Centre and a digital library boasting 2,000 healthrelated e-journals. Nursing students also have access to the NHS Trust Libraries.

The perfect balance

Health inequalities Health policy Chronic disease management Organisational development Educational research

Pre-registration courses

The University of Bedfordshire is the only provider of nursing and midwifery theory and practice in Bedfordshire and mid and south Buckinghamshire, and the key provider of operating department practice in Bedfordshire and the surrounding areas. Courses leading to professional registration include:
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Our Nursing, Midwifery and Operating Department Practice courses provide students with a balanced curriculum whereby students spend 50 per cent of their time in practice and 50 per cent in the University. Successful completion of your course will enable you to take on the role within your chosen profession with confidence and register with the relevant regulatory body.

Teaching by professionals

Staff in the departments are experienced and dynamic. We have professors specialising in reflective practice, clinical leadership and minority ethnic diversity, particularly in relation to organ transplantation. Staff are active members of government and professional groups and committees, such as:
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Placements to support these courses are offered in local hospitals and community settings within Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire.

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Other interests include spinal cord injury, medical ethics, genetic markers in cardiology, privacy and dignity, drug calculation and administration, service users’ feedback, gastro-intestinal nursing, clinical teaching, and current innovations in learning and teaching.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Foundation Degrees

Tuition fees

Students on the Midwifery and Nursing degrees may receive an NHS means-tested bursary. Bursary arrangements for the Operating Department Practice course are currently under review. Tuition fees are met by a contract with the Strategic Health Authority (subject to governmental review). For more details, visit: www.beds.ac.uk/money

A range of degrees and stand-alone courses are offered to meet continuing professional development needs. These courses are planned and developed in partnership with practitioners, NHS Trust managers and other agencies – a process which encourages inter-professional collaboration while maintaining the courses’ relevance to current practice and partnership working. Course outcomes are mapped against the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework and occupational standards, along with the competencies and skills that students develop in practice. See page 138 or visit: www.beds.ac.uk/postqualify for more information.

A range of Foundation Degrees is available, offered at the University or in partnership with local further education colleges, including:
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Courses with collaborative partners
The University of Bedfordshire also offers courses in partnership with the British School of Osteopathy (BSO). These include:
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For more information, contact: British School of Osteopathy (BSO) www.bso.ac.uk +44 (0)20 7089 5316

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Q: What unique opportunities does studying Health at Bedfordshire offer? A: We focus on the acquisition of professional skills, so our courses are developed with practice placement providers and delivered in new facilities. What’s more, student intakes here are smaller compared to many universities, which means that we get to know all our students well and are able to offer them extra support. Plus, a personal tutor guides them through their course. Q: How do you help students secure jobs after graduation? A: Most of our students secure their first job choice as a result of their studies here. We also link in with our clinical partners and have an award-winning careers service.

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Q: How do you rate the facilities? A: They are top notch and getting better by the day – we have recently opened a modern simulation lab at our Luton site, and have specialist skills labs in Aylesbury and Luton. Q: Describe a typical week for a healthcare student.

Q: What advice would you give future students? A: Come to one of our open days. These offer an opportunity to find out more about our courses, visit the facilities and meet staff and current students.

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A: Classroom-based education can be delivered any time between 9.30am and 6pm (usually 9.30am-4.30pm). In practice, students experience a real shift pattern, with occasional start times as early as 7am and sometimes working through the night.

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Assistant Practitioner
Starts in: September or March Location: University campuses in Aylesbury and Luton Duration: 2 years full-time Assessment: Exams; portfolio; presentation; reports; case study Entry requirements: You must have one of the following: four GCSEs at grades A*-C; NVQ level two in a health-related subject; a portfolio of evidence demonstrating skills in maths and writing and experience of caring, communications and team-working. You should also be employed as a healthcare assistant band two, three or four, and agree with your line manager that you are able to undertake the course. Successful applicants will be invited for an interview.
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About the course This course prepares you to practise safely and effectively in a changing healthcare context, thus maintaining a high quality of service and ensuring the protection of your customers. You will benefit from a range of personalised learning approaches, including simulated clinical environments, workshops and personal study in the University’s specialist facilities. However, the majority of your practical skills will be developed through personal tutor supervision at your current place of work. Career opportunities On completion of this course you will be qualified to work as an assistant

Did you know? The majority of your learning takes place in your current working environment, so you can enhance your skills and continue to practise at the same time.

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Starts in: September (3-year course) or March (18-month course) Location: University campuses in Aylesbury or Luton, with hospital sites in Luton, Bedford, Aylesbury and High Wycombe Duration: 3 years full-time (45 weeks per year) or 18 months full-time (78 weeks) Assessment: Case studies; written and oral exams; reflective essays; presentations; practical exams (OSCEs) Entry requirements: Five GCSEs grades A*-C, including English, maths and a science subject and 240 UCAS tariff points, which must include a minimum of two A levels or their equivalent; or an Access to Healthcare and Social Studies course (with at least 80 per cent of the assessments at level three); or a BTEC National Diploma in Health and Social Care (equivalent to 240 tariff points) and evidence of recent study which includes a written assessment. Plus, preferably, three months’ relevant work experience. If you are already a registered adult nurse and have 60 credits at level two, preferably with at least six months’ experience as a nurse, you can apply for the 18-month course. Short-listed applicants will be invited for an interview.
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I decided to take my placement in Ghana which took me out of my usual environment and comfort zone. The experience showed me you can take midwifery knowledge anywhere, and do a good job even with limited resources.

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Key features Practice fully supported by mentors, practice educators and lecturers Students on the three-year course may receive an NHS means-tested bursary; tuition fees are met by a contract with the Strategic Health Authority

Career opportunities Our graduates are working as midwives in a variety of clinical settings, including hospitals, the community and birth centres. There are opportunities to advance in clinical practice or research in areas such as teenage pregnancy and infant feeding, specialist ultrasound midwives, independent midwives and midwife consultants. Midwives can choose to develop their public health role or specialise in neonatal care. Areas of study include: Normal childbearing processes Public health Acute and emergency midwifery care

The course also prepares you for your wider role in public health within primary and secondary care settings, including the promotion of sexual health. To acquire these profession-specific skills, you will spend half your time in practice and half in the University. Due to the professional nature of the qualification, the curriculum spans 45 weeks of the year.

Did you know? Placements start in the community with one-to-one support and guidance from a named community midwife; from there you will be placed in delivery suites and maternity wards and briefly in mental healthcare.

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About the course This course equips you with the knowledge and skills to give effective care to childbearing women and their families in an ever-changing society. You will learn how to be responsive to the socio-economic, cultural, physical and psychological needs of women. You will develop these skills through role play and scenario-based learning.

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Nursing Adult, Child, Mental Health
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Starts in: September and/or March Location: University campuses in Aylesbury and Luton, with hospital sites in Luton, Bedford, Aylesbury and High Wycombe Duration: 3 years full-time Assessment: Professional portfolios; reflective journals; case studies; presentations; written, oral and practical exams Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels or an equivalent qualification, or an AVCE Double Award, an Access qualification (successfully completed with at least 30 merits), or equivalent qualifications such as Irish Leaving Certificate, Scottish Highers, International Baccalaureate or BTEC National Diploma. All applicants need to demonstrate their literacy and numeracy by attaining at least a grade C in English and maths at GCSE or equivalent for example level two adult literacy and numeracy. Short-listed applicants will be invited for an interview. The applicants’ numeracy and literacy skills will be tested at interview stage. Key features n Supported practice placements in partnership with local NHS Trusts
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Success will result in your being awarded a degree with Honours, as well as achievement in the proficiencies required by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) to be eligible for Registration as an Adult, Child, or Mental Health Nurse on Part One of the Council’s Register. The course is divided into three stages. Stage one introduces you to the fundamentals of nursing in a range of settings. In the second and third years,

you will specialise in your chosen field of nursing. Practice-based education accounts for 50 per cent of the course. During this time you will be supported by University staff and practice-based mentors. Career opportunities As a Registered Nurse, you will be able to work in a range of healthcare environments, including the community, and residential and hospital settings.

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Nursing (Adult)
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For more course info see: http://uob.cc/b740 | UCAS Code: B740

For details see Nursing overview p.134

About the course Following the integrated first year of the course, you will spend two years acquiring the specialist knowledge and skills needed to nurse adults in a variety of practice settings such as in a hospital or in the community. These skills include being able to assess the needs of and to plan, implement and evaluate the nursing care for those individuals under your care who have long or short-term physical illnesses. You will gain experience in medical and surgical nursing; care of older people; community nursing; an introduction to working in the operating department and the accident and emergency department or trauma unit.

Areas of study include: Professional practice, legislation and ethics Management and care of patients with long-term conditions Acute healthcare such as surgery, medical, coronary and intensive care Patient-centred care

Health research and evidence-based care Leadership and management

Did you know? Course developed in partnership with NHS Trusts in Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire.

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Nursing (Child)
Starts in: September only Location: Duration: Assessment: Entry requirements:

BSc (Hons)
Areas of study include: Professional practice, legislation and ethics Supporting parenting Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people Nursing children and young people who are ill or disabled Health research and evidence-based care Leadership and management Working with families and carers

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/b730 | UCAS Code: B730

For details see Nursing overview p.134

About the course Following the integrated first year of the course, you will spend two years acquiring the specialist knowledge and skills needed to care for children, young people and their families in a variety of hospital and community practice settings. You will learn about the development and care of healthy children and young people as well as the nursing of sick children and adolescents aged 0-18 years who require acute or longterm care.

Did you know? As a children’s nurse you will play a key part in helping families deal with their crises.

Nursing (Mental Health)
Starts in: September only Location: Duration: Assessment: Entry requirements: About the course The relationship between the person with a mental illness and the nurse is central to the care the nurse provides, hence the course emphasises the development of appropriate communication and interpersonal skills. Following the integrated first year of the course, you will spend two years acquiring the specialist knowledge and skills needed to work as a mental health nurse in a variety of practice settings such as hospitals, prisons, service users’ homes, residential centres, specialist clinics and other community settings.
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BSc (Hons)

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/b760 | UCAS Code: B760

Areas of study include: Professional practice, legislation and ethics Therapeutic models and interventions in mental health nursing Care delivery in mental health nursing Patient-centred care Health research and evidence-based care Leadership and management Political contexts of care Reflective practice

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Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Butterfield Park Duration: 2 years full-time Assessment: Formal exams; learning contracts; seminars; case studies; assessment in practice Entry requirements: You must have one of the following: five GCSEs grades A*-C**, including English and maths; an Access to Health and Social Care course; a BTEC, HND, GNVQ stage three or equivalent; satisfactory completion of an entrance examination. **If you do not have GCSE grade C or above in English and maths, you will need evidence of equivalent numeracy and literacy qualifications – for example, Key Skills level two in numeracy and literacy. Short-listed applicants will be invited for an interview.
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Operating Department Practice (ODP)
Key features e-Learning to enhance classroombased activities Evidence-based care Students may apply current research in practice

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/b990 | UCAS Code: B990

Career opportunities Your study may lead to a career as a practitioner in anaesthetics, surgery, the post-anaesthetic care unit, Intensive Therapy Unit (ITU), Coronary Care Unit (CCU), resuscitation and many more new areas of practice. Areas of study include: Anaesthetic practice Surgical practice Care of the post-anaesthetic patient Science for operating department practice

Most training will be in real work situations. Within the theatre, you will be supported and assessed by clinical staff while working in a small, multi-disciplinary team. Competence in the areas of surgical scrub, anaesthetics and recovery will be assessed in practice. Successful completion means that you can apply for registration with the Health Professions Council.

Did you know? You will benefit from close collaboration between lecturers, mentors and surgical service managers.

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About the course Operating department practitioners work alongside doctors and their nursing colleagues as part of an inter-professional team delivering expert patient care in all aspects of the peri-operative experience. This course covers all aspects of perioperative and critical care.

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Continuing Professional Development (CPD) – Diploma to Degree
Starts in: September or February Location: Luton or Aylesbury Duration: 1 year full-time or 2-5 years part-time Assessment: Projects; care and client experience studies; reflective essays; skills assessment Entry requirements: Open to all registered health and social care practitioners. Special entry requirements may apply. For details contact the University’s NHS Business Unit at nhs-business-unit@beds.ac.uk. Key features n Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) is available
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About the course Designed for health and social care professionals, these courses explore and improve practice. Units enable registered professionals to develop personally and professionally. Outcomes are mapped against the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework and national occupational standards. If eligible for APEL you will be given advanced standing on the basis of your qualifications and experience. Career opportunities These courses are ideal pathways for healthcare graduates who wish to extend their careers and professional development while enhancing their expertise. Areas of study include: BSc (Hons) Accident and Emergency Care BSc (Hons) Care and Management of Long-term Conditions BSc (Hons) Care Management BSc (Hons) Coronary Care BSc (Hons) Diabetes Care BSc (Hons) End of Life Care

BSc (Hons) Health Care BSc (Hons) Health Care Practice BSc (Hons) Intensive Care BSc (Hons) Learning Disabilities BSc (Hons) Mental Health Care BSc (Hons) Neonatal Care BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies (with/ without overseas nursing practice) BSc (Hons) Perioperative Critical Care BSc (Hons) Respiratory Care BSc (Hons) Spinal Injury Care BSc (Hons) Surgical Care University Advanced Diploma in Management and Leadership

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Bachelor/Master of Osteopathy
B.Ost/M.Ost
Starts in: September Location: British School of Osteopathy (BSO), London Duration: 5 years part-time (B.Ost) or 4 years full-time (M.Ost) Assessment: Case studies; written exams; in-course and reflective essays; practical exams (OSPEs); Clinical Competence Assessments Entry requirements: For details and further information on the course, please contact BSO Admissions on 020 7089 5316 or admissions@bso.ac.uk or visit: www.bso.ac.uk/mm2enreq.htm Key features n Practical education with practising osteopaths, based on latest research
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the final two years. The qualification differs from the M.Ost in that the research dissertation is marked at an undergraduate rather than a Master’s level; the clinical credits remain at Master’s level, and the competence of B.Ost graduates as osteopaths will remain at the BSO’s very high standards. Subject to validation and RQ. The integrated Master’s course is an undergraduate degree, but on completion you will be working at a level beyond most first degrees, including taking responsibility for patient care. It provides you with the best osteopathic education available, tutored by experienced practitioners. From the first year, you have contact with patients, and this expands throughout your degree. In addition, our osteopathic library is one of the best in the world. You will gain experience of managing problems, diagnosis, evaluating and selecting treatments, and developing your interpersonal skills. Career opportunities BSO-trained osteopaths are renowned for their high-quality practice; although most work in private practice, osteopathy can open the door to a wide choice of

careers within the NHS. It also provides an opportunity to work flexibly, and acts as a gateway to postgraduate studies (MSc and Professional Doctorate), osteopathic research and osteopathic education. Areas of study include: Anatomy Physiology and pathophysiology Osteopathic technique Clinical education and professionalism Concepts of osteopathy Preparation for professional life Critical thinking

Statutorily Recognised Qualification awarded by the General Osteopathic Council

About the course The Bachelor of Osteopathy course is a five-year, part-time course of study that has been flexibly designed to allow students to hold down a full-time job whilst undertaking the first three years of the course, and to work part-time during

Did you know? The BSO has a portfolio of award-winning community outreach clinics, which expand students’ experience of contact with patients.

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Psychology

Our Psychology degrees have received the prestigious British Psychological Society (BPS) accreditation. This means that all Honours degrees confer eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership – the first step towards becoming a chartered psychologist – provided the minimum standard of a Lower Second Class Honours is achieved. External audits have consistently commended the teaching quality of all our courses. We boast industry-standard facilities and put on a number of employment-focused activities throughout the academic year, including visits to prisons and simulated graduate assessment centres, to give our students the best possible preparation for employment. Plus, our internationally recognised research underpins all our degrees.

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143 BSc (Hons) Applied Psychology 144 BSc (Hons) Health Psychology 145 BSc (Hons) Psychology 145 BSc (Hons) Psychology, Counselling & Therapies 146 BSc (Hons) Psychology & Criminal Behaviour 147 BSc (Hons) Psychology & Criminology 147 Cert HE Psychology 181 Related foundation degrees Have you also considered...? 153 BA (Hons) Criminology 154 BA (Hons) Criminology & Sociology For up-to-date information on part-time study options see www.beds.ac.uk/parttime

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I chose Bedfordshire because the investment in facilities impressed me and the Psychology department was very credible. I am convinced this degree will enable me to enhance my current employment and progress my career further. The lecturers are specialists in their fields and the teaching on the course is excellent. This is a really exciting time to join the University.

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Why choose Psychology at Bedfordshire?
Opportunities for placements in reputable institutions abroad. Benefit from cutting-edge research in which lecturers are involved. International staff team with a wealth of expertise. Enjoy access to excellent teaching and research facilities which are exclusive to psychology students. The coaching unit is the first of its kind in the country. Student feedback consistently highlights the teachers’ brilliant response time to their questions and concerns. Benefit from the additional support of the University’s internationally renowned Vauxhall Centre for the Study of Crime. Work collaboratively with staff on research projects and present outcomes at prestigious conferences. Highly committed to enhancing your employability.

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During your course you will develop skills which are highly desirable to potential future employers, such as the ability to conduct research, problem-solving and critical analysis, communication and teamwork to prepare you for your future career. We also give you the opportunity to undertake a year’s placement as part of the Applied Psychology course – a great start to your CV.

Staff and students in the Department of Psychology are actively involved in applied psychological research at national and international level. Many have authored an impressive body of work in their specialist areas, including human problem-solving and thinking, stress and health psychology. Staff are also engaged in training and consultancy in areas including research methods, creativity and thinking, stress management and wellbeing. Our research and teaching interests cover all aspects of psychology, placing particular emphasis on key areas including:
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Join the University’s Psychological Society and benefit from visits to conferences, guest lectures and support from fellow students, as well as having a good time!

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Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 4 years full-time sandwich Assessment: Course work; practicals; exams Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Grade C or above in GCSE maths. Key features n Placements in teaching support, mental health, and organisational psychology
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theoretical knowledge. You will spend one year on a work placement. Previous work placements include: adult or child clinical psychology, investigating eating disorders, the prison service, student academic support, student mental health mentoring, organisational and management psychology, and practical psychology research. You will follow the pathway of the BSc (Hons) Psychology degree for stages one and two, providing a grounding in the major areas and current issues in psychology. A strong emphasis is placed on developing practical skills, including listening and communication, support and advice provision, and familiarisation with, and identification of, psychological disorders. Career opportunities Graduates enter business and personnel, research, training and teaching, and the NHS. With further training you can

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/c810 | UCAS Code: C810

enter fields such as clinical psychology, educational psychology, prison psychology, forensic psychology and occupational psychology or practise as a psychologist. Areas of study include: Counselling and coaching psychology Human diversity and difference Social, biological and developmental psychology Memory, thought and language Problem-solving and reasoning skills

Combines practical work with on-the-job supervision and academic supervision in university

About the course This exciting vocational degree gives you both practical experience and

Did you know? This course gives you the practical experience linked to academic study that employers look for.

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Q: What unique opportunities does studying at Bedfordshire offer? A: We continually aim to provide the best learning experience and place high emphasis on employability. The career focus not only makes lectures more lively and interesting, but also enhances your future job prospects. What’s more, the Applied Psychology degree offers the opportunity to undertake work experience in a setting of your choice. Q: What is a typical week like for a student in this department? A: In the first year the teaching is concentrated on Mondays to Wednesdays (pattern may vary), allowing you time for assignments, projects, library research, and self-directed study. On Wednesday afternoons students can get involved in sports and activities organised by the student-run Psychological Society.

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Q: What advice would you give future students? A: Take advantage of every learning opportunity offered within the department and wider University. Get involved early in research projects, volunteering, conferences, the BPS and work placements. Attend guest lectures from practising psychologists and employers, as well as assessment centre days to get top tips from industry. It will enhance your learning and set you apart from other graduates. Q: What three words sum up the department? A: I’ve managed to shrink it down to five: welcoming, enthusiastic, diverse, empowering, studentfocused.

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Health Psychology
Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time or up to 6 years part-time Assessment: Course work; practicals; exams

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predisposes us to illness and how drugs affect behaviour. It covers issues such as health promotion, disease prevention, eating disorders, substance abuse, pain, stress management, doctor-patient communication, coronary heart disease and cancer. Stage one is an introduction to the core areas of psychology, as well as to human anatomy and physiology. Stage two includes a unit on health and counselling psychology, and stage three has a unit on applied health psychology which draws together research and practice, in addition to options in mental health and occupational psychology. Career opportunities Graduates enter careers in areas of behaviour change and public health, as well as in non-health-related fields such as clinical, educational, forensic, prison and occupational psychology, business and personnel, research, training, teaching and the NHS. It is also relevant to those wanting to work with people to either prevent disease and illness or to help people once they are ill.

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/c841 | UCAS Code: C841

Areas of study include: Anatomy, physiology and health Cognitive, social, developmental and applied health psychology Counselling and coaching Health behaviour change and intervention design Biological psychology and neuropsychology Mental health

Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Grade C or above in GCSE maths. Key features n Covers core psychology areas
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Did you know? We offer training in health psychology from degree level through to Chartered status, which is the level you need to achieve to register with the Health Professions Council and practise as a Health Psychologist.

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Starts in: September

BSc (Hons)
About the course Psychology covers topics such as why people fall in love, how drugs affect behaviour, why we sleep, how rational we are and how others influence us. This course provides a thorough grounding in the major areas of psychology, including social, developmental, cognitive and biological psychology, individual differences, and the history and philosophy of psychology. Career opportunities This degree is accredited by the BPS, allowing you to follow a professional career in psychology – including clinical, educational, forensic, prison, occupational and health psychology, business and personnel, research, training and teaching. In addition, psychology graduates frequently go on

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/c800 | UCAS Code: C800

Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time or up to 6 years part-time Assessment: Course work; practicals; exams Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 240 with at least 200 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Grade C or above in GCSE maths. Key features n Engaging curriculum which incorporates staff research expertise
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to work in higher education, as lecturers, or to conduct research for a PhD. Areas of study include: Counselling and coaching psychology Human diversity and difference Social and critical psychology Biological psychology and neuropsychology Memory, thought and language Problem-solving and reasoning Cognitive and development psychology

Emphasis on the applied nature of psychology

Did you know? Our students present their research at national and international conferences.

Psychology, Counselling & Therapies
BSc (Hons)
Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time or up to 6 years part-time Assessment: Course work; practicals; exams Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Grade C or above in GCSE maths. Key features n Covers a range of theoretical and practical therapeutic skills
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For more course info see: http://uob.cc/cb89 | UCAS Code: CB89

About the course The course is designed for those wishing to specialise in areas related to counselling and clinical psychology. It prepares you for a range of vocational destinations, including further professional training and counselling at postgraduate level. You will develop an understanding of classic and contemporary approaches to this area of applied psychology, plus the skills needed for psychotherapy and coaching. Career opportunities This degree will allow you to train as a counsellor or therapist, or to follow a career in psychology. Career paths include clinical, educational, forensic, prison and occupational psychology, health psychology, personnel, research, training, teaching and the NHS.

Areas of study include: Counselling and coaching psychology Diversity and difference Social and interpersonal psychology The psychology of wellbeing Memory, thought, language Mental health and neuropsychology

Gain a thorough understanding of core areas in psychology

Did you know? This unique course places emphasis on coaching alongside counselling and psychotherapy.

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Nick Hamilton and Kendra Meyer
Psychology & Criminal Behaviour students

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The course is more interesting each week. We started off with broad psychology education and are now delving deep onto specialist area like criminal behaviour, causes of crime and the criminal justice system. Our lecturers are international experts from a range of psychology backgrounds; we’re always in touch with them, and if we have any questions the response time is brilliant.

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BSc (Hons)
Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time or up to 6 years part-time Assessment: Course work; practicals; exams Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels or Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186187). Grade C or higher in GCSE maths. Key features n Combines a theoretical and skillsoriented approach to the study of forensic psychology
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About the course Psychology is relevant in a multitude of sectors, but this course concentrates on one of its most interesting applications: criminal behaviour. You will receive a broad introduction to psychology before examining more specific questions of criminal psychology; questions like why individuals offend, who offends and who is most likely to be a victim. You will also study the relationship between psychology and the criminal justice system, exploring police investigation, false confessions, expert witnesses, jury behaviour and treatment of complex offenders. Career opportunities The practical and specialised skills you acquire on the course in conjunction with the exceptional qualifications, will help to qualify you for fascinating career opportunities in the police, prison service, social services, mental health sector and more. It will also prepare you for further study in any specialist

area of psychology, especially the MSc in Forensic Psychology (also offered at the University of Bedfordshire). Areas of study include: Individual differences Psychological theories of criminal behaviour The Criminal Justice System Assessment and treatment of offenders Social theories of criminal behaviour Developmental theories of criminal behaviour

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Gain an understanding of criminal behaviour, personality traits of offenders and offender treatment Opportunities to collaborate with staff on research projects and present outcomes at prestigious conferences Independent research project in final year

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Psychology & Criminology
Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time or up to 6 years part-time Assessment: Course work; practicals; exams Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels or Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Grade C or higher in GCSE maths. Key features n Combines psychology, criminology and sociology
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For more course info see: http://uob.cc/cm89 | UCAS Code: CM89

About the course This course puts your learning in the larger context of law and economics as well as drawing ideas and theories from the broader disciplines of psychology and sociology. Stage one: Provides a broad introduction to psychology and criminology and builds your skills in research, critical thinking and communication. Stage two: Incorporates main areas of BPS curriculum and looks in depth at theories of crime and deviance. Stage three: Examines current issues and ideas of criminal justice in the 21st century, and offers a range of options from other areas of psychology. Career opportunities Career paths include forensic psychology, investigative psychology, prison psychology, probation service, policing, youth justice, social work, local

government criminal research and other areas of criminal justice. Areas of study include: Criminological theory – why offenders offend Current issues in crime and justice – up-to-date responses to offending Biological psychology and neuropsychology Problem-solving and reasoning Cognitive, social and developmental psychology

Designed to give you an understanding of the causes of crime and the ways with which deviant behaviour can be dealt

Did you know? The curriculum uses real life circumstances in areas such as eye-witness testimony, prejudice, aggression and facial recognition.

Psychology
Starts in: September

Cert HE
About the course The Certificate allows you to explore the wide range of topics that psychology covers along with options in health, criminology or criminal behaviour. It includes units and themes that are likely to be directly relevant to students’ own lives, whatever their backgrounds. This innovative short course is designed for those who wish to study psychology on a part-time basis and are unsure which area of psychology to specialise in. Career opportunities This course is relevant to careers in the public sector, education and care work. It also prepares you for further study at degree level in psychology or a related discipline. You will graduate equipped with a range of transferable skills that are deemed invaluable to employers, such as ICT, communication and presentation, knowledge and understanding, analysis and problem-solving.

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/c801 | UCAS Code: C801

Areas of study include: General introductions to the fields of psychology Learning skills and personal development planning Methods of research in psychology

Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time Assessment: Course work; practicals; exams Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 181). Grade C or above in GCSE maths. Please note that is course is not applicable for international applicants. Key features n Many of the units are core in stage one of the Honours degrees
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Social Sciences

Social science courses at the University of Bedfordshire focus on the social context of human need and behaviour, human services, and the skills required to work with disadvantaged people. At Bedfordshire, we know the value of real-world experience. We offer a range of courses that prepare you for employment as a qualified social worker or youth and community worker. Students also gain the knowledge and skills needed for careers in the police, probation office, youth and community work, caring and residential home management. We are accredited by the National Youth Agency to provide courses leading to youth and community work qualifications, and by the General Social Care Council for the delivery of social work courses.

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151 BA (Hons) Applied Social Studies 152 BA (Hons) Child & Adolescent Studies 153 BA (Hons) Community & Youth Development (stage 3 only) 153 BA (Hons) Criminology 154 BA (Hons) Criminology & Sociology 155 BA (Hons), BA Early Years Studies (stage 3 only) 156 BA (Hons) Health & Social Care 157 BSc (Hons) Social Work 158 University Certificate in Preparing for Social Welfare 181 Related foundation degrees Have you also considered...?

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Our lecturers made learning fun and interactive. The 200 days that I’ve spent out on relevant practice placements have really helped to prepare me for employment. The University sorted out all my placements, so I didn’t have to worry. Now I get to put my skills into practice in the new Channel 4 show The Joy of Teen Sex, where I’ll be filling an agony aunt role.

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Why choose Social Sciences at Bedfordshire?
Teaching is underpinned by worldleading research undertaken by our professionally qualified staff. Part-time study options offer the flexibility of studying while maintaining employment. Access to specialist knowledge, skills and experience to help you secure your future. Topical courses, directly relevant to the issues and challenges facing today’s social sciences fields of practice. Delivered by experienced practitioners, familiar with the demands of professional employment. Friendly and supportive staff with a genuine interest in the welfare of their students. Opportunities to undertake research for projects and dissertations, as well as broader research and practical experience within the specialist fields. All students on undergraduate social sciences degrees can progress to the MSc in Social Work to become a qualified social worker. Specially commended by the GSCC for our commitment to providing a studentcentred learning environment and enabling students from non-traditional backgrounds to develop.

Skills focus

Our courses are developed in partnership with practice agencies to ensure that they are up-to-date, relevant and lead to recognised professional qualifications. The staff have professional, academic, teaching and research qualifications, and teach from direct experience. Social Work students benefit from a unique approach to training and development after qualification through the Centre for Development of Social Care Practice. Its successful partnerships with local agencies – such as Luton Housing and Community Living, and Bedfordshire County Council – as well as its relationships with service users and their carers enable students to gain hands-on work experience while making a significant contribution to the local community.

Inter-disciplinary approach

The department maintains a focus on professional concerns within social welfare, as well as active links with those working in psychology, education studies and health services education. This ensures that we respond dynamically to the Government’s agenda for the professions, which calls for a ‘joined-up’, inter-disciplinary approach to thinking in social sciences.

Graduate success

We aim to produce graduates who can take an issue, research and analyse it, then use the results to inform and develop their practice. Our graduates have joined a wide range of commercial and government organisations in which policy decisions need to be informed by an understanding of the social world.

World-leading research

Staff in the Department of Applied Social Studies conduct research described as ‘world-leading’ in the Government’s Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008. Their work embraces a variety of fields, including:
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Social and youth work Criminal justice Social studies Child and adolescent studies Health and social care

At the University of Bedfordshire, teaching and research combine to provide students with a rich and supportive learning environment. The Experts by Experience Group, for example, is an alliance of individuals and their carers who have, or are relying on a range of, professional welfare services to support them with their disabilities or life difficulties. The group is involved with the social work team all the way from the admissions process through to teaching and assessment. This means that social work students are able to observe and analyse real-life situations, draw on user life experiences and explore important practice issues, thus preparing them for the world of work in the best possible way.

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Research underpins all of the department’s undergraduate teaching, so our students benefit from the latest thinking and most up-to-date information on their subject areas. This ultimately ensures that they are highly employable after graduation.

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Paul Hector, one of our Applied Social Studies graduates, now works as a Careers Advisory Service consultant, supporting prisoners to enhance their skills and qualifications for successful rehabilitation into the community when released.

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Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time or up to 6 years part-time Assessment: Course work, essays and reports; extended projects; single or group presentations; in-class tests; written, computer and multiple choice exams Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, NVQ, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). The course welcomes applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds, ages, cultures and experience, both from within the UK and from overseas. Applicants with a non-standard entry route are usually invited for interview with the course manager.
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For more course info see: http://uob.cc/l310 | UCAS Code: L310

Key features Supports entry into, or career development within, the human services professions Clear, practical and vocational character About the course Applied Social Sciences is concerned with issues faced by vulnerable individuals and groups within our society, as well as the policy, legal, cultural and organisational contexts in which social responses to human need are developed. Topics include: social policy, sociology, social psychology, social care, social research, comparative welfare and the various social services, both in the UK and in overseas countries. Stage one: A foundation of knowledge and personal development. Stages two and three: Develop critical analysis skills in specific areas of the human services,

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Did you know? Graduates enter a wide range of professional fields and work with a broad and diverse client base.

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Q: What unique opportunities does studying Social Sciences at Bedfordshire offer? A: As an academic department which applies research to the social world, we give employment and life skills, as well as academic attainment, equal priority. We value diversity and real-world experience, and the pioneering research we conduct is recognised worldwide. Q: What is a typical week like for a student in this department? A: It involves a variety of different learning experiences – these include formal sessions such as lectures, seminars and group work, plus sharing of experiences among students. Students will also have a minimum of one day a week for private study and those on professional courses will spend a substantial amount of time on placement gaining practical experience.

Head of Applied Social Studies
Q: What is the best thing about your job? A: Seeing our students succeed. We have a can-do attitude and are committed to making our students feel welcome and to helping them achieve their full potential. Q: How do you help students secure jobs after graduating?

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Q: What advice would you give future students? A: The University offers a range of opportunities – grasp them. Q: What three words would you use to sum up the department? A: Successful, approachable and safe.

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A: We offer dedicated career-oriented study units, such as career development, reflective practice and inter-professional working. We also provide support after graduation.

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Child & Adolescent Studies
Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time or up to 6 years part-time Assessment: Essays; reports; extended projects; single or group presentations; in-class tests; exams; wikis and online discussions Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Entry to stage three is available for students who have undertaken a Diploma in Social Work, or alternatively, have a Foundation Degree in Youth and Community Studies, Early Years, or Child and Adolescent Studies. Key features n Gives you the knowledge and skills to enter and contribute directly or indirectly to children and young people’s services
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For more course info see: http://uob.cc/l550 | UCAS Code: L550

Entry to the Master’s in Applied Public Policy: Children’s and Young People’s Services

Areas of study include: Introduction to working with children and young people and families Perceptions and discourses of childhood Human systems Child protection: critically analysing policy and practice Exceptional behaviour in early childhood Contemporary issues in exclusion and inclusion in education Multi-agency working and career development in the human services

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About the course The course covers the essential aspects of child development and welfare, equipping you to provide a skilled service to children and young people. Their rights, and the belief that they have equal access to services and life opportunities regardless of social difference, feature strongly throughout the course. You will apply knowledge to current practice issues and events. Career opportunities Careers include: education welfare officer, social work assistant, family support worker, family centre worker, outreach project worker, communitybased project worker and therapeutic worker with children and families. Combined with postgraduate training, the degree also offers entry to social work, the probation service, youth work and teaching.

‘Real’ practice issues and experiences inform the curriculum

Did you know? We work alongside researchers, employers and relevant government departments to provide this cutting-edge course, set within the context of current events, research, legislation and policy.

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Community & Youth Development (stage 3 only) BA (Hons)
Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 1 year full-time (stage 3) Assessment: Assignments; individual and group presentations; portfolio Entry requirements: This is a progression route for students currently studying on one of our foundation degrees in Youth and Community Studies which are validated by the National Youth Agency and the Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC) for Youth and Community Workers. For a list of our foundation degrees, see page 181. Key features n Provides an additional academic overlay to the professional qualification in youth and community work
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About the course This course will enable you to use your current skills and knowledge as a starting point from which to progress. You will be required to complete four units of learning – three of them fixed, and one which you select from four options. The course will focus on your continuing professional development and give you the opportunity to build on your current youth work practice. Career opportunities Obtaining a BA (Hons) as a top-up to your JNC qualification will open doors into management positions in local education authorities and voluntary organisations. In addition, you may wish to enter youth work, training or teaching (for which a degree is required).

Areas of study include: Contentious professional issues Continuing professional practice Extended project An optional unit from the department’s portfolio

Recognises your professional status

Did you know? This course provides the perfect opportunity to top-up an existing DipHE or foundation degree in Youth and Community Studies.

Criminology
Starts in: September

BA (Hons)
About the course This course is designed for applicants from a wide range of academic backgrounds and experience. Criminology is explicitly concerned with the problem of crime, the conditions that generate it and the means by which it is controlled. The course takes students from an introductory phase at stage one – the study of theoretical criminology – to a critical focus on research and policy at stage three. World-leading research into community safety, offending and youth justice informs all teaching. Career opportunities This course is designed to facilitate entry to a career in the field of human services with a particular emphasis on criminal justice. Careers include youth justice and youth work, offending teams, policing, community safety, local government and research into criminal behaviour.

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/m931 | UCAS Code: M931

Areas of study include: Introduction to criminology Young people, group offending, violent crime and youth justice Causes and controlling crime Violence in society Contemporary issues in crime and justice

Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time or up to 6 years part-time Assessment: Essays; reports; extended projects; single or group presentations; in-class tests; exams Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Develops research, analysis and policy-making skills which impress potential employers
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Opportunities to undertake postgraduate research degrees within the Vauxhall Centre for the Study of Crime on completion

Did you know? You will gain access to brandnew research about crime in countries around the world, including Belgium, China and the USA.

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Criminology & Sociology
Starts in: September Location: Bedford campus Duration: 3 years full-time or up to 5 years part-time Assessment: Essays; reports; extended projects; single or group presentations; in-class tests; exams Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Covers classical and contemporary issues
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For more course info see: http://uob.cc/ml23 | UCAS Code: ML23

About the course Stage one: Introduction to the main theories and research methods of criminology and sociology; looks at substantive issues in criminology and sociology such as domestic violence, serial killing, racial and gender discrimination. Stage two: Explores topics such as punishment, theories of deviance and the mass media; contains a vocational element – you will research future careers and the required skills and knowledge, and network with prospective employers. Stage three: Covers specialised areas such as forensic criminology; you will undertake a research project on a subject of your choice under expert supervision. Career opportunities Leads to a wide range of graduate careers in the police force, the prison service, juvenile justice, youth work,

educational welfare, family care, probation and social work, as well as other jobs in social services. Also relevant to careers in local government, social administration, human resources, communications and marketing. Areas of study include: Theories and issues in criminology and sociology Research methods Career development

Relevant for those with an intrinsic interest in social, political, and cultural issues Designed to help you build the credentials relevant for a range of careers

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This course covers a variety of subjects from both areas which broadened my knowledge and helped me to discover which career pathway will appeal to me the most. It has been a very exciting and challenging experience, which has boosted my self confidence.

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Early Years Studies (stage 3 only)
BA (Hons), BA
Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 1 year full-time (stage 3) or 2 years part-time (stage 3) Assessment: Essays; reports; presentations; case studies; portfolio This is a progression route for students currently studying on one of our foundation degrees in Child Care or Early Years and a senior or management position in an early years setting. For a list of our foundation degrees, see page 181. Progression to Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) will require maths and English GCSE grade C or above, or an equivalent qualification which is recognised by the Children’s Workforce Development Council (CWDC). Students will be directed to these courses on admission to the course as required. Please note that this course is not applicable for international applicants. Key features n Exciting, relevant curriculum focusing on the welfare of children in early years care and education
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Career opportunities Obtain a degree while working in the child care sector. Other possibilities include progression to teacher training. Areas of study include: Child protection: critically analysing policy and practice Leadership, management and multiagency working in early years Exceptional behaviour in early childhood Childhoods in a global context Students can graduate with a BA Early Years Studies (without Honours) having completed the top two units, however they will not be able to return to the University to top up their award to Honours.

Develops an understanding of the links between theory and practice and their application within the workplace

About the course This sector-endorsed course is run in conjunction with the Early Years Child Care Development Partnership in Luton and with local authorities. This close working relationship ensures that the course remains current and reflects the practice issues, events, research, legislation and policy influencing the welfare of children in early years care and education.

Did you know? Offers the opportunity to pursue Early Years Professional Status on completion of the degree.

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Health & Social Care
Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time or up to 6 years part-time Assessment: Written assignments; reports; extended projects; single or group presentations; in-class tests; exams; wikis Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Vocational, relevant curriculum which focuses on the needs of vulnerable people
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social care in recent years, as vulnerable people are increasingly supported within their own homes and communities by a range of agencies and practitioners working in partnership. It is designed to prepare students to meet the challenges raised by such changes. Topics include: health education, mental health, children and families, older and disabled people, multi-agency working, equal opportunities, working with diversity and difference, evidence-based practice, inter-disciplinary working, anti-discriminatory practice and user involvement. Career opportunities Careers include working with users of health and social care services, children and families, drug and alcohol abusers, providing services for people with mental health problems, older and disabled people, and for young people; as well as health promotion, welfare, community development and liaison roles in health and social care.

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/l590 | UCAS Code: L590

Areas of study include: Foundations in the social sciences Introduction to health and social care Welfare systems Multi-agency working and career development in the human services Public health: UK and global perspectives Dependency and care: critical perspectives on policy and practice Health issues in age, gender and ethnicity

Develops a critical understanding of theory, practice and policy in health and social care About the course This course responds to the blurring of boundaries between health and

Did you know? Members of staff have an enviable track record of delivering friendly, accessible and effective teaching and study support.

Falanna Best
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The University has definitely helped me recognise where my strengths lie. The practice enabled me to graduate with experience within the field – in various areas within children and families and adult social care. I was very impressed with the lecturers’ personal approach to my learning and their availability clearly goes beyond their remit.

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Location: Bedford campus or Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 240 with at least 200 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma (see pages 186-187). The Department of Health requires that applicants for the Social Work degree have achieved Key Skills level two or above in English and maths. This means GCSE grade C or above, or an equivalent qualification which includes an assessment of these skills (Access course). Mature candidates without these formal qualifications may still apply and will be asked to demonstrate, before entering the course their suitability for academic study. Applicants will also be required to demonstrate substantial relevant experience, and an aptitude for working with people in need. All applicants selected for interview will be required to undertake a written task, for which advance notice and a reading list will be provided. All applicants will also be required to declare any previous offences (including cautions and formal warnings). If selected, successful applicants will be required to undergo a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check to confirm their suitability for working with vulnerable groups. In addition, applicants will need to complete a health check questionnaire and give permission for us to contact their GP where necessary, to confirm , their suitability for social work training. Key features n Dedicated practice learning staff who work on finding and developing practice learning opportunities
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About the course This degree is the qualifying award for professional social work practice. It is designed around the Department of Health and the General Social Care Council (GSCC) curriculum for social work, and incorporates the professional qualifying award that allows graduates to enter employment as qualified social workers. It combines practical experience and academic study to prepare you for practice in the rapidly changing and challenging field of social work. You will study a mix of theoretical and skillsbased units with a focus on application to practice. Please note: Social Work education and regulation is under review with changes to curriculum and professional body requirements expected between 2012 and 2013. The qualifying social work courses at Bedfordshire will all be reviewed during this time and changes made to ensure that the courses delivered here remain at the forefront of knowledge, skills and practice development. In addition to the expected transition of regulatory functions from the GSCC to the Health (and Care) Professions Council and the College of Social Work in 2012, we anticipate that, by 2013 substantial changes will be made to the academic and practice curriculum in line with the Social Work Reform Board recommendations (2010) and the Munro Review (2011).

Career opportunities Graduates will be able to enter the GSCC professional Register and pursue rewarding careers in social work across a range of statutory, voluntary, private sector and independent organisations providing services for vulnerable and disadvantaged individuals, children, families, groups and communities. Areas of study include: Social work processes Human growth and development Diversity and difference Professional practice in a range of social work and related agencies Law for social work practice Inter-professional working Reflective practice Organising care Understanding the experience of people who use services

Practice placements for students based at both campuses through the innovative Centre for the Development of Social Care Practice located at our Luton campus

Did you know? This course is developed in conjunction with a range of statutory and voluntary partner agencies to reflect the changing needs of social work as a profession.

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Students benefit from hands-on experience in dedicated social work sessions with service users

University Certificate in Preparing for Social Welfare
Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 1 academic year Assessment: Written assignments; group activities Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). You should normally be 18 at the start of the course. Those aged over 21 may be admitted with alternative qualifications such as an Access Certificate, or on the basis of their prior learning and experience. Applicants must also have paid or voluntary work experience in social welfare services. Please note that this course is not applicable for international applicants.
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Key features Designed for those working in, or volunteering with, social welfare organisations Study alongside social work undergraduates Provides transferable credit for students who progress to the Social Work degree

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About the course The Certificate comprises three stage-one undergraduate units taken on a part-time basis over a single academic year. Topics include: sociological perspectives on policy development in British society; social processes and institutions underpinning social work practice; various models within social work settings; and concepts of inequality, discrimination and oppression.

Did you know? An opportunity to sample social work without the full-time degree commitment, but with the benefit of gaining a credible qualification.

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PE, Sport & Exercise Science

The University of Bedfordshire is a major provider of education and research in the areas of physical education (PE) and sport and exercise science. We offer a wide range of industryrelevant degrees. Students will be taught by world-leading academics and benefit from the latest developments in the area. We are the first university to be working with the prestigious national sports charity, the Dame Kelly Holmes Legacy Trust as an associate partner. As well as fundraising initiatives, the University hosts a number of events for talented young sports performers and their families. With an exceptional reputation for our sport-related courses and state-of-the-art facilities, we are set to train 2012 Olympic athletes. Staff and students will also have volunteering roles during the Olympics.

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Courses
163 BA (Hons) Football Studies 164 BA (Hons) Sport & Community Leadership 165 BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science 166 BA (Hons) Sport Management 167 BA/BSc (Hons) Sport & Physical Education 168 BSc (Hons) Sport Science & Coaching 169 BSc (Hons) Sport Science & Personal Training 170 BA (Hons) Sports Studies 171 BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy 181 Related foundation degrees Have you also considered...?

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I chose Bedfordshire because it was highly rated and acknowledged for its level of delivery in sport and exercise science. Lecturers are experts in their fields and are very inspirational. I would happily advise anyone to come here.

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Why choose PE, Sport and Exercise Science at Bedfordshire?
£8m state-of-the-art PE and Sport Science Centre. Home to the muscle cellular and molecular physiology lab – currently the only one of its kind in the UK. Staff are experts in their respective fields and many are internationally recognised. A long-established history of high-quality teaching and over 100 years’ experience of teaching PE. Our sports science labs boast an array of technical and scientific equipment for students to get involved in practical experiments to enhance their learning. Strong links with professional clubs and county football associations. Field trips include Luton Town Football Club, Twickenham, Wimbledon, Eastlands Stadium, Old Trafford Stadium and Woburn Golf Club. Interact with support services for elite and top-class athletes. Get involved in a range of sports science experiments and studies. Optional work placement opportunities. National award accreditation opportunities.

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Sport and exercise science is a rapidly growing area offering a wide range of career opportunities. To meet the increasing demand for professionals in this area, we offer a range of sport and exercise science-related courses including Sport and Exercise Science, Sport Science and Coaching, and Sport Science and Personal Training.

The £8m PE and Sport Science Centre boasts an exceptional range of technical and scientific equipment within its two gyms, human performance laboratory and sports science labs. There is movement sensor lighting in the gyms and the sport science labs, a ‘BodPod’ to measure body fat and lean tissue, an ‘Environmental Chamber’ which enables athletes to acclimatise to hot or cold environments, and ‘Force Plates’ that measure the force and power exerted during exercise Students have access to outdoor pitches at the Bedford campus and further facilities at the nearby Alexander Sports Centre We have a new and unique £70,000 muscle cellular and molecular physiology lab We have extensive sports therapy facilities including a sport science lab, a rehab room and a fully equipped clinic room and sports massage clinic

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We were one of the first UK universities to offer the now well-established and reputable course in Sports Therapy. This degree combines academic learning with the vocational standards required to practise on a professional basis. What’s more, you will learn from highly experienced staff who are qualified therapists, coaches, fitness instructors, and/or practising athletes at international, national and local level.

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Football Studies
Starts in: September Location: Bedford campus Duration: 3 years full-time Assessment: Written assignments; exams

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About the course The course offers an overview of football within the business, coaching and educational environment, as well as a detailed study of sport industry sectors as a whole. The course will appeal to those with an interest in football and those seeking employment within football-related industries. You will study a variety of units, including those concerned with football administration, social issues in football, and football coaching, as well as units concerned with the broader areas of sport and leisure. Career opportunities Career paths include football and sport development, football and sport coaching, and specialised posts in the tourism, leisure, sport and recreation industries.

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/nxf1 | UCAS Code: NXF1

Areas of study include: Introduction to football The football business Football and the media Developing coaching study and skills Sport education Sport development Leisure and sport management Sociology of sport

Entry requirements: A UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification. BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). GCSE grades C or equivalent, in English language and maths. Key features n Gain football coaching awards
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Multi-disciplinary course, involving the study of football science, management and social studies

Did you know? The course will be underpinned by academic theory related to football, sport and leisure, and will involve students in the application of concepts in industry-related scenarios and realistic simulations.

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good graduates get good jobs, and our excellent employment rate is testament to that.

Q: What do you think about the University’s facilities? A: We have an £8m PE and Sport Science Centre with all the latest equipment. We have a muscle cellular and molecular physiology lab – the only one of its kind in the country. Our facilities are absolutely amazing but don’t take my word for it. Come and see for yourself at one of our open days (see page 22). Q: What three words would you use to sum up the department? A: Exciting. Ambitious. Unified.

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Sport & Community Leadership
Starts in: September Location: Bedford campus Duration: 3 years full-time Assessment: Essays; group research; oral tests; presentations; seminar papers; phase tests; projects Entry requirements: UCAS score of 200 or above from at least two A levels or BTEC equivalent. All students will need GCSEs English language and maths at grade C or above. For mature students who already have experience of working in sport development in the community, these criteria may be relaxed so that routes into higher education via Access courses become applicable (see pages 186-187).
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For more course info see: http://uob.cc/cx69 | UCAS Code: CX69

Key features Route into sports development and community-based sport Workshops and practical activities About the course The course is aimed at those interested in the planning, delivery, teaching and coaching of sport, but who do not want to become PE teachers. It builds the knowledge and skills required to work with groups in the community. Stage one is concerned broadly with learning to lead. Stages two and three build on this to develop skills to work with diversity, to enhance social inclusion and create sustainable sports programmes in the community. Work placement, employability and vocational skills are integral.

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Did you know? If you’re interested in coaching, delivering or planning sport, then this is the course for you.

Geoff Tilford
Sport & Community Leadership Student

University of Bedfordshire 2013

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I’m enjoying the course. It has challenged me as I didn’t have the opportunity to go to university when I was younger. It was a big decision at my age but the course isn’t about youth – it’s about getting the community involved with sport.

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Sport & Exercise Science
Starts in: September Location: Bedford campus Duration: 3 years full-time or 5-8 years part-time Assessment: Essays; research projects; presentations; laboratory reports; seminar papers; exams Entry requirements: A UCAS tariff score of 240 points based on a minimum of two A levels or the equivalent in sports studies, psychology or a natural science such as biology. Grade C or above in GCSE maths and English language or the equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Focuses on the scientific study of sport and exercise
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For more course info see: http://uob.cc/c600 | UCAS Code: C600

About the course At stage one, you will undertake core units that are designed to provide a broad knowledge of the core scientific areas of sport and exercise science. At stage two you will use online gas analysis machines, an environmental chamber, light gates, and echocardiography to facilitate the understanding of scientific theory to sporting performance. At stage three, you will use your acquired theory and practical skills to undertake your own research project. Career opportunities Recent graduates have pursued careers in fitness consultation, nutrition and PE. Other career opportunities include sports performance, health and fitness, coaching and sports development The emphasis on research also gives students a solid base for postgraduate study.

Areas of study include: Exercise and health Psychology of sport and exercise Applied biomechanics Physiology of human performance Sports injuries

High-performance environment that combines scientific knowledge and sports performance

Did you know? With the development of the muscle cellular and molecular physiology lab, the only one of its kind in the UK, you will get a unique opportunity to be involved with the latest area of sports science research.

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Sport Management
Starts in: September Location: Bedford campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time Assessment: Course work; exams Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). GCSE grades C or equivalent, in English language and maths. Key features n Offers exemptions for the Institute of Sport and Recreation Management (ISRM)
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About the course This course is concerned with the business and management aspects of sport organisations. As the demand for competent managers in this area has grown rapidly in recent years, you will be provided with a sound basis for a successful career in management within sport-related industries. This course is designed to enable you to understand and appreciate both domestic and global sport environments and the management issues and practices that lie within. You will have the opportunity to explore the many cultural, political, economic and educational issues and challenges that such environments engender, whilst experiencing the many industry-led initiatives currently in place to meet them.

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/cnp2 | UCAS Code: CNP2

Career opportunities Many of our graduates have progressed successfully into management roles in public, voluntary or commercial sport and fitness organisations. Areas of study include: Conference and event management Sport development Leisure and sport management Leisure and sport environments Issues in sport Sociology of sport

Opportunity to specialise in particular sectors of the sport and fitness industry Provides a sound basis for a career in management within the industry

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Our PE and Sport Science Centre features an impressive range of fitness testing equipment

Sport & Physical Education
Starts in: September Location: Bedford campus Duration: 3 years full-time or 5-8 years part-time Assessment: Essays; group research; lab reports; presentations; seminar papers; exams; reflective journals Entry requirements: A UCAS tariff score of 240 points, including two passes at GCE A level or equivalent; grade C or higher in GCSE maths and English language; some background in behavioural/social sciences; and an A level in physical education (PE). Key features n Excellent route into teacher training
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For more course info see: http://uob.cc/c601 | UCAS Code: C601

About the course At stage one you will cover the key foundation issues in sport and PE through academic study and by undertaking extensive practical work. At stage two you will deepen your understanding of the key issues in sport and PE, and expand your ability to apply these to practical areas. At the end of stage two, you may undertake a work placement. At stage three you will develop specialist knowledge, both in the theoretical area and in the sector of your choice. Career opportunities Pursue an initial teacher training course leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) including the PGCE in Secondary PE at the University. Other opportunities exist in sports development, sport and leisure management, health promotion and the police.

Areas of study include: Psychology of sport Physiology and anatomy Socio-cultural aspects of sport and physical activity Research methods PE (history, theory and current educational issues)

Practical courses including gymnastics, dance, swimming, Outdoor and Adventurous Activities (OAA) Enables you to pursue a career in sport, including PE teaching

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Anika Leslie-Walker
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Starts in: September Location: Bedford campus Duration: 3 years full-time Assessment: Essays; group research; lab reports; presentations; seminar papers; practical assessments; exams Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 220 including two A levels (or equivalent); grade C or higher in GCSE maths and English language (or equivalent). It is also preferable to have some experience and/or qualifications in coaching sport. An enhanced Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check will be carried out (as required) prior to work experience.
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For more course info see: http://uob.cc/cx61 | UCAS Code: CX61

Key features Links with sports partners offering practical coaching experience at all levels High-performance environment that combines scientific knowledge and sports performance Optional study routes at stage two and stage three

Career opportunities Graduates of this course can find employment as a sports coach, exercise/ fitness instructor, sports development officer or GP referral co-ordinator. Areas of study include: Psychology of sport and exercise Physiology and applied anatomy Socio-cultural aspects of sport coaching Research methods Coaching study, skills and practice Work experience to refine coaching skills

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About the course This course will give you the opportunity to specialise in the academic study of sports coaching. You will gain the necessary qualifications and practical skills to be a successful coach and/ or instructor. The course combines a thorough understanding of sports and exercise science, with knowledge of the range of roles and contexts within which a coach works. Theoretical, vocational and practical elements are included to help you to gain a comprehensive understanding of sport science, which underpins coaching practice.

Did you know? This course offers the chance to get involved in a range of sports science experiments and studies.

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Sport Science & Personal Training
BSc (Hons)
Starts in: September Location: Bedford campus Duration: 3 years full-time or 5-8 years part-time Assessment: Written exams; practical exams; presentations; course work Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 including two A levels (or equivalent); grade C or higher in GCSE maths and English language (or equivalent). Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) may be applicable to those with a stage two qualification accredited by the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) and experience of working in the health and fitness industry. Decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis.
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Key features Gain fitness industry qualifications during the course High-performance environment that combines scientific knowledge with sports performance

to specialise in either sports psychology or biomechanics, whilst maintaining a study of exercise physiology. Career opportunities Careers are open in the health and fitness industry or within the National Health Service, relating to health promotion and exercise intervention. Postgraduate study is also available. Areas of study include: Physiology of exercise Biomechanics of exercise Psychology of exercise Sports injuries Fitness industry awards

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Did you know? Our students present their research at national and international conferences.

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Technical and scientific equipment enables students to get involved in practical experiments to enhance their learning

Sports Studies
Starts in: September Location: Bedford campus Duration: 3 years full-time

BA (Hons)
During stage one, you will be introduced to the wide range of subjects encompassed by sports studies. During stages two and three, you will explore areas of exercise and health, sport, culture and technology in more depth. There is some choice of areas of study during these stages, allowing you to tailor your degree to suit future career aspirations. You will undertake a final-stage research project – either in the form of a dissertation, or a project based on your work experience. You will also have the option to arrange and undertake a four to six-week work experience placement. Career opportunities Recent graduates from the course have progressed into successful careers as health promotion specialists, exercise development officers, fitness consultants and football coaches. Other career opportunities include jobs in sports development, sport marketing and sports-related product sales across a wide range of areas.

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/c612 | UCAS Code: C612

Graduates with this degree are well placed to pursue postgraduate study. Areas of study include: Exercise and health Research methodologies Psychology in sport Sociological perspectives Historical aspects of sport participation

Assessment: Essays; presentations; seminar papers; group research; exams Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 220 with at least 180 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). GCSE grade C or above in English and maths. Key features n Broad-based, sports-orientated degree, enabling you to pursue a vocationally appropriate route
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About the course You will focus to a large extent on the social sciences with an emphasis on sociology, history, social psychology and philosophy.

Did you know? Our laboratories are working towards British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) accreditation.

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Sports Therapy
Starts in: September

BSc (Hons)

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/cb63 | UCAS Code: CB63

Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time Assessment: Course work; written exams; practical exams Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 220 with at least 180 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Emphasis on practical application and manual skills
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Clinical practice work placements allow students to develop their clinical therapy skills and enhance their prospects of employment On-site sports massage clinic New strength and conditioning gym and sports therapy suites Emphasises musculo-skeletal trauma and manual therapy skills, which is important for clinical practice Dynamic and expert team drawn from health professions and sports science backgrounds Delivered in one of the best-equipped sports therapy and physical therapy teaching environments in the UK Routed in a research rich environment, which focuses on the effectiveness of treatment techniques You will practise in our in-house sports massage clinics and externally within sports clubs and sports teams, and within local hospitals and clinics. At stage three you will undertake an independent research project. Successful students can gain a number of professional certificates and recognitions during their studies. These include: a first aid certificate from the UK Health and Safety Executive, membership of the Sports Massage Association at level four, and a gym instruction certificate recognised by the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs Level two). You could also gain eligibility for insurance for professional practice through Independent Professional Therapists International (IPTI). Career opportunities After qualification our graduates are equipped to work in a wide variety of sports therapy and in sports medicine environments, from the NHS, through to private clinics, sports clubs and sports teams. They are equipped to be employed by others, but also to work as private practitioners in their own business. Areas of study include: Assessment of sports injuries Gait analysis Sports massage Advanced soft tissue techniques Electrotherapy and therapeutic modalities Sports injury rehabilitation Strapping and taping Gym instruction Sports nutrition Physiology and biomechanics

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Did you know? This is one of the longest established Sports Therapy degrees in the UK, and we are an educational institution member of the World Federation of Athletic Training and Therapy.

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About the course With more than 50 per cent of the course focused on the development of practical skills, we aim to produce confident, competent and professional clinicians equipped for practice in today’s sports therapy environment. Students undertake in-depth study in the areas of: human anatomy, physiology, pathology and clinical management skills.

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Tourism, Leisure & Events

The Division of Tourism and Leisure at Bedfordshire has a proven track record of providing innovative and vocationally relevant courses in the area of tourism, leisure and events. Our aim is to equip students for employment in what is now one of the world’s fastest growing industrial sectors, which is why we place employability at the heart of the curriculum. For students wanting to further their studies, we offer an excellent grounding for study at postgraduate level. All our courses are underpinned by internationally recognised research and as such, are enhanced by extensive research-informed teaching by some of the UK’s finest experts in tourism, leisure and events. We have the staff, courses, and facilities to provide an outstanding experience for tourism, leisure and events students. Students have the opportunity to take part in various field trips to see first-hand the management and effects of tourism. Previous trip destinations have included The Eden Project.

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175 BA (Hons) Event Management 176 BA (Hons) International Tourism Management 177 FdA Travel Operations Management 177 BA (Hons) Travel & Tourism 181 Related foundation degrees For up-to-date information on part-time study options see www.beds.ac.uk/parttime

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I decided to pursue a career path which aligned more with my personal interests as I felt unfulfilled in my career. The lecturers have always found the time or made the time to listen to me and assist me.

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Why choose Tourism, Leisure and Events at Bedfordshire?
We maintain excellent links with the industry. You will be taught by a dynamic team of highly qualified staff, many of whom are internationally recognised. All our courses are underpinned by research conducted at the University. Our courses focus on the events and tourism industry and their growing role in society. Gain qualifications that reflect current thought and practice essential for successful careers in the tourism, leisure and events industry.

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World-renowned staff and a strong track record for high-quality teaching and research in international tourism A flexible learning delivery by a supportive and enthusiastic teaching team Research-informed course content reflecting the needs of the industry today A strong emphasis on sustainability and an ‘ethical’ conscience Extensive industry links ensuring the development of ‘real-life’ applicable research and opportunity for work-based placements A well-established and vibrant international student community Extensive cross-faculty teaching and partnerships across units and courses Involvement and support from our dedicated Institute for Research in Tourism (INTOUR)

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studying near London Luton Airport, home to several large travel companies. We also have established links with TUI, Woburn, Monarch Airlines and easyJet, so we can help you find a placement that is right for you. Students have the chance to go on field trips to see first-hand the management and effects of tourism around the world, which enables them to apply their theoretical knowledge to real tourism issues. Recent trips have been arranged (and thoroughly enjoyed!) to Andorra, Cuba, Kenya, Tunisia, Mauritius and Sri Lanka.

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We aim to instill in you the skills to meet the ever-changing demands of today’s tourism and leisure employers. As well as developing skills essential to the industry, you will develop a range of key transferable skills, including critical analysis, project management, leadership and problem-solving.

Employability

Broadening your horizons

We maintain strong industry links so you can benefit from opportunities to build your practical and professional skills. We offer the chance to study or work abroad on most of our courses. If you study International Tourism Management, you can work for a year either in the UK or overseas and benefit from living and

Our graduates succeed in a wide range of careers in the areas of leisure management, event management, tour operations management and international tourism management. They also benefit from opportunities to pursue postgraduate study and research. Visit: www.beds.ac.uk/tourism to find out more.

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A high graduate employability rate for tourism, leisure and events graduates with 86 per cent in work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2010).

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Event Management
Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time or 4-6 years part-time Assessment: Course work; exams; individual and group-based written assignments; group presentations; practicals Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Leads to a career in event management or related fields
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BA (Hons)
You will gain a range of skills to enhance your employability – specifically within the events industry and more generally within the leisure, sport and tourism management industries. You will also have the opportunity to volunteer for events staged at the University for local authorities as well as national events. Stage one offers the opportunity to inspect creative challenges presented during the process of event production. At stage two you will examine eventrelated problems and present creative options for solving the identified issues. Stage three offers the opportunity to specialise in a range of areas and to focus closely on the strategic management of event management-related businesses. Career opportunities Graduates pursue careers as conference organisers, outdoor activities organisers, and as managers of nightclubs, music venues, theatres, hotels, restaurants and bars. Excellent career opportunities exist in commercial and public sector organisations.

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/n820 | UCAS Code: N820

Areas of study include: The business of events Events: themes and perspectives Hospitality and event operations Visitor attraction management Sport tourism management Issues in event management Project management Tourism marketing Strategic management Mega sport events

Opportunity to combine classroombased learning with fieldwork activities

About the course This course can be structured towards the sectors of the industry or types of events that most interest you, for example social, sporting, business or cultural events.

Did you know? You will be given real events to manage so you can put theory into practice and build skills valued by employers.

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Q: What opportunities do Bedfordshire students get that they may not find elsewhere? A: Students are taught by industry experts and benefit from high-quality, research-informed teaching with extensive industry links. Q: What’s the contact time like between staff and students? A: Excellent. All tutors generally teach students face-to-face for between five and 15 hours a week plus personal supervision and tutoring sessions. There are also opportunities to attend extra seminars and events with staff. Q: How do you help students secure jobs after graduating? A: We work closely with our excellent Careers and Employment Service.

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We also develop strong partnerships with industry and invite employers to talk to students about future opportunities. We keep in close contact with our alumni and ensure they are given the best advice and opportunities available. We also have a dedicated Employability Fellow who identifies and nurtures exciting new industry opportunities for all of our students. Q: What do you think about the University’s facilities? A: The University boasts first-class facilities with some wonderful new buildings and learning spaces. Q: What three words would you use to sum up the department? A: Experienced. Pro-active. Supportive.

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

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

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International Tourism Management
BA (Hons)
Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 4 years full-time sandwich Assessment: Course work; exams; individual and group-based written assignments (reports/essays/portfolios); group presentations Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Offers a pathway to exciting careers in the international tourism sector
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For more course info see: http://uob.cc/n843 | UCAS Code: N843

new technology on travel, tourism and mobility, the environmental, economic and social impacts of tourism. Stage two includes field trips to tourist destinations or attractions, and an opportunity to specialise in visitor attractions, air transport, sport tourism or events management. The stage-three work placement is an ideal time to discover the career paths open to you. Your placement may take you to countries across the world, and companies such as tour operators, destination management companies, airlines and major hotel chains. Stage four offers you the chance to focus on the strategic management of tourismrelated business. Company visits and guest speakers from the industry will reinforce your learning. Career opportunities Career opportunities include working in tour operations, international tourism development, air transport management, ground handling, business development and tourism marketing.

Areas of study include: Visitor attractions management Air transport management Strategic management and organisational behaviour Tourism marketing Events management Sports mega events Sustainable tourism in developing countries Heritage, culture and society

A year working in industry

About the course This course links theory to practice, and focuses on global issues such as the development and management of sustainable tourism. You will have the opportunity to study some of the most pressing issues in international tourism management, including the impact of

Did you know? With guest speakers directly from the industry, you will be exposed to the latest developments in the industry, which will in turn reinforce your learning and make it relevant to the needs of employers.

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My greatest challenge was working fulltime at London Luton Airport during my studies, whilst keeping up a very active social and sports lifestyle and staying on top of my studies! But it all worked out fantastically. I got a great degree and valuable work experience and I secured an excellent job directly because of the skills I acquired during my course.

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Travel Operations Management
Starts in: Various Location: Online distance learning delivery with regular study workshops Duration: 3-4 years part-time Entry requirements: Entry requirements for a foundation degree are: one A level or equivalent vocational A level; Advanced GNVQ pass; ONC/OND; Advanced Modern Apprenticeship; Part three Craft Award or NVQ three. This course is open to anyone working in a relevant travel organisation, or related employment. You should be able to demonstrate successful recent learning, perhaps through work-related and in-company development events. Please note that this course is not applicable for international applicants. About the course This course has been developed with the input of travel employers, specifically for

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people who are in work and want to gain higher qualifications that will help them demonstrate their suitability for career promotion. It offers you the chance to put the training and education you have already completed, or are currently completing, towards a nationally recognised qualification to help you develop your career. Career opportunities Students will develop the skills to become managers, who can respond to the opportunities and challenges that face travel organisations today. Areas of study include: Business Human resources Finance and IT Operations Employability skills for travel management

Did you know? If you already work within the travel industry, but want to build on your current skills and knowledge in order to improve your chances for promotion, this course will empower you to do just that.

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Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Park Square

BA (Hons)
You can structure your course, gearing it towards particular sections of the industry that interest you most. Stages one and two provide insights into the tourism industry and knowledge of the underlying business and management disciplines required to be a successful manager. Stage three offers you the chance to specialise in a range of areas and to focus on the strategic management of tourism-related businesses. This will enable you to achieve a broad understanding of travel and tourismrelated areas of study such as marketing. Career opportunities Opportunities open to graduates include roles as a tour operator or ground handling agent. Careers are available in transport companies including airlines, the hospitality industry, and business and conference organisations.

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/n800 | UCAS Code: N800

Areas of study include: Introduction to the travel and tourism industry Air transport management Hospitality and event operations Tourism marketing Sustainable tourism in developing countries Leisure in mind Understanding tourism Mega sports events Project management Business events

Duration: 3 years full-time or 4-6 years part-time Assessment: Course work; exams; individual and group-based written assignments (reports/essays/ portfolios); group presentations Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Leads to a career in any branch of travel and tourism
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Optional field trips available

About the course This course will appeal to you if you are looking for a career in any branch of the travel and tourism industry.

Did you know? You will explore different segments of the tourism industry to build a strong understanding of this sector.

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

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Heritage, culture and society

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The following pages provide the information required to get you to your first day at the University in the simplest, swiftest manner. From entry requirements and finance to accommodation and directional maps to the campus, it’s all in here and more besides. There’s also information on our buzzing Students’ Union and ideas on how you can get involved in careers, culture or sports activities to complete a fulfilling student experience. If you require any further information visit our website at: www.beds.ac.uk or call our helpline on: +44 (0)1582 743500.

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188 Sorting out your finances 190 Accommodation 192 Learning resources 194 Student life – 200 Graduation Make the most of 201 Directions your Students’ Union 202 A-Z course index 196 Student life – Get involved 198 How to apply
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Your degree
We have an excellent reputation for preparing students for employment and/or further study. All our undergraduate courses are characterised by choice and career relevance.
Honours degrees
An Honours degree involves three years of full-time study or four years if you opt for a year’s work placement. Some courses are also available parttime. The BEd and BA Physical Education with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) are four-year courses. We award the following Honours degrees:

Foundation degrees
Foundation degrees are designed in association with employers to provide a more occupation-based route through higher education, where the emphasis is on work-focused learning. They are normally completed over two years fulltime or two and a half years to four years part-time, and are equivalent to two-thirds of a Bachelor’s degree. On successful completion of your foundation degree, you can progress to the University to complete the final stage of a Bachelor’s degree. (Refer to opposite page for foundation degrees available.)

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A wide choice of degrees to suit your circumstances and aspirations Extended courses to encourage return to learning Options for international students

Diploma in Higher Education (DipHE)
The Diploma in Higher Education takes two to three years full-time study and is equivalent to years one and two of an Honours degree.

Sandwich degrees
Sandwich degrees involve four years of study; the third year is spent in a year-long work placement to ensure students have all the theoretical and practical knowledge they need to enter the workplace.

Four-year degrees for international students
Our four-year degrees are suitable for international students who do not meet the academic entry requirements.

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If you’re looking to boost your career prospects, change your career or, gain a qualification with a vocational focus, our wide choice of foundation degrees will offer you a route into higher education regardless of your age or background.
Some of our foundation degrees are delivered at the University, but most are based at Partner Colleges. We offer the following foundation degrees:
Course title FdA Animation for Industry FdA Contemporary Fine Art Practice FdA Craft Design FdA Creative & Editorial Photography FdA Digital Imaging & Design for Media FdA Fashion & Surface Pattern Design FdA Fashion & Textile Design FdA Graphic Design FdA Graphic Design & Advertising FdA Hair, Image & Promotion* FdA Interior Design BA (Hons) Graphic Design for Print & New Media (stage 3 only) FdSc Animal Management FdSc Bioscience FdA Beauty Therapy & Spa Management FdA Business Management FdA Leadership, Innovation & Management FdSc Logistics* FdSc Building Services & Sustainability FdSc Building Technology FdSc Computer Networking & Systems Engineering FdSc Web Design & Software Development FdSc Construction Management FdSc IT Networking & Security FdSc Modern Telecommunications Loc BC CBC B CBC UCMK CBC B UCMK CBC B UCMK CBC BC NHC B T UoB UCMK BC B UCMK B B BC B                             3 3 3 3 3 3 3   4 4 2.5 3 2.5  3 FT**   PT     Yrs 4 3 3 3 Course title FdSc Network Management FdSc Sustainable Construction FdA Educational Practice FdA Journalism FdA Journalism & Public Relations* FdA Media Production FdA Music Technology FdA Specialist Make-up Design FdSc Assistant Practitioner FdA Complementary Therapy FdA Psychology & Crime FdA Psychology & Criminal Behaviour FdA Child & Adolescent Studies FdA Counselling FdA Early Years (Sector Endorsed) FdA Early Years (Sector Endorsed) FdSc Sports Coaching FdSc Sport Fitness & Personal Training FdA Sport & Adventure Studies FdA Sports Therapy FdA Travel Operations Management HNC/D Electrical & Electronic Engineering HNC/D Mechanical Engineering Loc B BC CBC, T UCMK UCMK BC BC B UoB B BC UCMK BC B UCMK B BC, L, T, G BC, T BC B, UCMK UoB, SN G G               2.5 3 3     3 4 4 4  3         3 3    3 3 FT**   PT    Yrs 3 3 3

Wherever you study, you will be a full member of the University and entitled to use University facilities, including the Learning Resources Centre and the Students’ Union. * Subject to validation ** Foundation degrees with a full-time option are all two years in duration

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Part-time study
Whether you are freshly out of school or college and want the flexibility of studying and working at the same time, aspire to further your career prospects while continuing with your current job, or wish to develop a specialist area of interest, we have plenty of options to suit your needs.

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To find out what is available to you, simply visit the dedicated part-time section on our website: www.beds.ac.uk/parttime Supporting our students
Part-time students benefit from the same support and advice as those in full-time study. Round-the-clock access to our online learning environment, extended Learning Resources Centre (LRC) hours, and remote access to more than 80 information databases, means that you will always be able to get on with your work. To find out more, see page 192. Student Information Desks (SiD) are on every campus to answer questions and provide help with accommodation, finance or counselling. What’s more, outside campus hours, you can access SiD Online 24/7 . Our support does not end there. Each student is allocated a personal tutor from day one to advise them on how to develop the skills they need for their course. We pull out all the stops to help you make a success of your time at university. Find out more on page 14.

Financial help
For information on financial support for part-time students, visit www.direct.gov.uk

Entry requirements
We are an inclusive university and consider a wide range of pre-requisites for entry. As well as UCAS tariffs, we also take into consideration any previous learning or relevant work experience you may have done where appropriate, assigning higher education credit through the Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) – as well as other elements of your application such as work experience. See pages 186-187 for further details.

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Almost a third of our students study part-time. That is because we have made it easy to study with us while meeting life’s other commitments. So you can rest assured that we understand your needs and are fully equipped to support you.

How to apply
Applications for part-time study can be made directly to the University of Bedfordshire and do not have to go through UCAS. To find out more and download an application form, visit: www.beds.ac.uk/parttime

Study options
We offer high-quality courses with a range of part-time study options. Designed with employer requirements in mind, our courses provide opportunities for integrated personal, academic and career development. It is for this reason that the mode of delivery, course structure and length may vary depending on the particular course you wish to study.

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Return to learning
We have students of all ages within our vibrant and diverse community and believe that there should be no barriers to getting a degree. So whether you are interested in career progression, personal development or a career change, we will provide you with an exceptional support network.
Excellent learners
Mature students commonly achieve outstanding success because they:
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Employer-led events and workshops to enhance and develop new and existing employability skills One-to-one tutorials with your personal tutor for advice relating to your studies Access to professionally qualified careers advisers to discuss your individual career needs ‘JobSavviGrad’ – a service for life. This application management system will enable you to identify job opportunities that directly match your competencies Help with finding childcare and other support services

We value the passion and commitment you can bring to our University.

Are passionate about what they want to achieve Demonstrate invaluable enthusiasm and an eagerness to learn Bring a wealth of skills and experience from their work and personal life

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We offer excellent student support to ensure that your experience with us is rewarding and beneficial from day one. Our services include:

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International
The University of Bedfordshire is a truly international university, offering a high-quality British education and fantastic support to students from more than 100 countries around the world.
Welcome to Bedfordshire
Our dedicated International Office will take care of you from application and enrolment and throughout your student career.

Expertise
Our marketing and recruitment team give advice and guidance on qualifications and applications. The admissions team are dedicated to processing applications from international students. The team are experienced in supporting students with visa applications and immigration issues, and are on hand to help you arrange your accommodation and organise your National Insurance number. To find out more visit: www.beds.ac.uk/international/support International marketing managers are experts in helping international students looking to study in the UK. The team travel to student recruitment events all over the world to introduce the University of Bedfordshire and to interview students face-to-face. The International Office has an ‘internships scheme’ that generates 1,500 workplace opportunities for international students. It offers local and national businesses the chance to work with enthusiastic, well-qualified and dedicated individuals.

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Friendly, flexible customer service
The International Office is a specialist point of contact for international students. Before you arrive we offer direct contact via Skype or email to give one-to-one support to applicants. Throughout your time here, you can drop in to see one of our international student advisers at their dedicated SiD (Student Information Desk) area, and they can help with everything you need.

Our five-day orientation and induction programme includes tours of Luton and surrounding areas and day trips to London. You will have the chance to meet staff from all our faculties and attend talks on living and studying at Bedfordshire. Our service can help you with all the practicalities of your student life – from opening a bank account, to registering with a doctor and the police if necessary. During registration week we will run a number of events to give you a complete picture of student life and everything you need to know to make the most of your experience here. For full details visit: www.beds.ac.uk/international/ whenyouarrive

Religion and faith
Our University chaplaincy, ‘Treehouse’ at Luton and ‘SeedBeds’ at Bedford, keep a comprehensive and up-to-date reference guide to local places of worship – please drop in to find out more! Further details are available on our website: www.beds.ac.uk/chaplaincy

Making the most of university life
The International Friendship Group is run by the International Office, in conjunction with current students. It is your chance to meet other new and existing students who will help you settle in here. You can socialise with students from all over the world with our incredible year-long social programme. Please visit: www.beds.ac.uk/ internationalevents to browse the whole programme – you won’t want to miss it!

Supporting your student experience
From the moment you arrive our International Office is there to support you. We provide a bookable meet and greet service to await you at Heathrow Airport and ensure your onward journey is smooth and straightforward.

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I chose Bedfordshire because of the world-class facilities and wide range of courses. The University’s location in a cosmopolitan town like Luton and the closeness to London was also a motivation. I enjoy meeting students from different nationalities and there are students from virtually all nationalities around the world studying at Bedfordshire. It is certainly the place to be and you won’t regret coming here!

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Entry requirements
Whether you are coming straight from school or college, or have other valuable work or life experience, we warmly welcome your interest in studying at the University of Bedfordshire.
Am I eligible to study at the University of Bedfordshire?
We welcome applications from school and college leavers, as well as those wanting to return to study. We are an inclusive university that takes pride in enabling people, whatever their circumstances, to open up new possibilities. Comprehensive support services are in place to help you deal with anything that might come your way during your time with us.

What qualifications do I need?
We consider a wide range of qualifications for entry – not just those on the UCAS tariff. We will treat you as an individual and take into account all elements of your application. We are looking for breadth and depth in your current studies, as well as demonstrable enthusiasm for your chosen subject. The University makes conditional and unconditional offers. An unconditional offer means that you have already achieved the qualifications required for the course you have applied for. A conditional offer means that you must obtain specified grades in your forthcoming examinations. The conditions are usually higher than the minimum entry requirement (set out below) and are expressed in terms of UCAS tariff points achieved through:
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I don’t have any of these qualifications – can I still apply for entry?
It may be possible to take previous experience – from study, work, and related voluntary activities – into account. For international students, if you have been educated in a 12-year national school or college system and have attained the highest level of school-leaving qualification, you will be eligible for our four-year degree for international students. Contact our friendly admissions staff for further advice on the pathways into education we offer and on how to make your application. Call: +44 (0)1582 743500 (UK/EU) +44 (0)1582 489326 (International) or email: admission@beds.ac.uk

For applications submitted through UCAS, the official offer is the one you see on UCAS Track. Read it carefully and contact us without delay if there is anything you do not understand. The offer is normally in the range of 200 to 240 UCAS tariff points – please see the entries for individual courses for further information as some courses require higher points, and in some cases specific subject requirements.

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Can I get credit for study already undertaken?
If you’re applying as a part-time student and providing your study credit is relevant, current and at the right level, we may be able to take prior study into account for advanced entry. The University has arrangements for accreditation of prior experiential learning – APEL.

I am an international or EU student. Do I need to fulfil any additional entry requirements before studying at the University of Bedfordshire?
The University accepts overseas qualifications and assesses them on an individual basis. For those students whose first language is not English, we also require one of the following qualifications:
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Sorting out your finances
Pay as you earn, not as you learn...

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From 2012, Tuition Fees Loans will also be made available to part-time students who are studying a first degree, and who complete a minimum of 25 per cent of the full-time course content each year.

£21,000. This may sound a lot but bear in mind that this is not the same as nine per cent of your total income. For example, if you earned £21,500 per year – currently the salary of a newlyqualified teacher – you would be repaying nine per cent of £500, which works out at just £4 per month. The monthly repayments would increase to £23 per month for someone earning £24,000 per year; £30 on a salary of £25,000; and £68 on £30,000. If you decide to undertake a postgraduate degree, travel, do voluntary work, or start a job which pays less than £21,000 per year, then repayments will be suspended. All outstanding repayments will be written off after 30 years.

Funding for students
Whilst at university, you will need to pay for living expenses. There are a number of ways to help you with these expenses, so it’s important you find out about all the funding available – you may be entitled to receive more than you think…

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Student Maintenance Loan
UK students can apply for the Student Maintenance Loan online via: www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance The amount of Maintenance Loan you receive will not depend upon household income, so all students from England on a full-time undergraduate course will be eligible. A flat-rate Maintenance Loan is proposed by the Government. This loan is not available to part-time students.

Course tuition fees
From September 2012 most UK universities, including the University of Bedfordshire, will be charging between £6,000-£9,000 per year for a full-time undergraduate course. For the most up-to-date information, visit our website: www.beds.ac.uk/money (UK/EU students) www.beds.ac.uk/internationalfees (International students)

Maintenance Grant
This is a non-repayable grant to provide additional support for living expenses. The maximum Grant level in 2012 is £3,250. The Maintenance Grant is 100 per cent means-tested. Students from households with income of up to £25,000 will be entitled to the maximum £3,250. Students from households with incomes of up to £42,600 will be entitled to a partial grant.

Repaying the loans
You do not have to start repaying the loans until after you graduate. In other words, you will not have to pay a penny until the new tax year. Even then, you only pay back what you borrowed if you earn more than £21,000 per year. These repayments are deducted automatically from your salary, so you will not need to worry about sorting it out for yourself. Your repayments will be nine per cent of anything you earn over

Tuition Fees Loan
If you are a UK or EU student then Student Finance England pays your fees on your behalf, providing you make an application for a Tuition Fees Loan via: www.direct.gov.uk You do not have to pay your tuition fees upfront.

Scholarships and bursaries
We value your education as much as you do, and have put £3m into scholarships and bursaries to prove it.

Centenary Scholarship
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studies are eligible for a Centenary Scholarship. It is worth £3,000 per year provided students maintain an Upper Second Class average.

a package of further support up to the value of £2,000 in their first year.

How to apply for student finance
It is best to apply for student finance as soon as you have selected your first choice university with UCAS. That way you are sure to receive your financial support at the start of term. Make sure you fill out the student finance application form online at: www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance

Access Fund
All students whose family income is less than £25,000 per year, who do not receive an NSP scholarship, will be awarded a one-off cash payment of £1,000 in their first year.

Partnership Scholarship
Every student coming to study from one of the University’s partner colleges will be entitled to a Partnership Scholarship worth £338.

National Scholarship Programme (NSP)
The University is supporting the new National Scholarship Programme. The applicants’ family income should be less than £25,000 per year. All applications will be considered. Those who are recognised as having particular needs will receive a one-off cash payment of £1,000 and

Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship
Our special VC scholarship will be awarded annually to one UK student from each of our four faculties. Each will receive £9,000 per year for each year of their studies.

For students on teacher training, social work or health care courses, the application procedure is different. Please visit: www.direct.gov.uk

To find out about more awards and full eligibility details visit: www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

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Accommodation
Make yourself at home in our superb student halls – the perfect place to make new friends and settle in to student life.

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With Luton and Bedford on London’s doorstep, you can benefit from its cosmopolitan social scene – but for nearly half the price! Bedfordshire’s reasonable rent varies from £60-£139 a week (based on 2011-12). Local living expenses are also purse-friendly.

en-suite shower and kitchenette. Not to mention fantastic communal recreation rooms, fully equipped gym and laundry facilities. In addition, there are eight further selfcatered halls of residence – all close to the town centre and just a stone’s throw from the campus. These offer a further 1,094 comfortable, individual study bedrooms arranged in well-equipped flats.

Luton accommodation
We have invested £40m in stateof-the-art student accommodation. The newly opened Fitzroy Court provides 578 en-suite ultra-modern study bedrooms, with an additional 274 opening for the 2012 academic year at Wenlock Court. These fully furnished flats include a bed, desk, wardrobe, and more importantly

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are located on campus, within easy reach of the town centre and station. Liberty Park offers 430 en-suite study bedrooms grouped in flats with fantastic communal areas, including gym and on-site laundry facilities. The University Halls are also arranged in flats to provide 168 bedrooms (112 standard, eight study and 48 en-suite).

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Accommodation contacts
For information on the individual halls and rooms contents, visit: www.beds.ac.uk/accommodation or contact:

Secure accommodation for healthcare students
Healthcare students have access to safe and secure accommodation at our various hospital sites. Please note: we will send an application form when you apply. Rent levels vary depending on your chosen hospital.

Luton campus
T: +44 (0)1582 405000 E: info@studentvillagebeds.com

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Learning resources

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We have well-equipped and modern Learning Resource Centres (LRCs) across our campuses, offering you the best in Information Technology facilities and academic resources to help you be successful in your studies.
Our extensive, sector-leading Digital Library is available from any PC with internet access and includes:
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Specialist software and equipment
To help with study needs we offer induction loops, height adjustable tables, flat-screen monitors, keyboards for visually impaired users and Keyboard Pro software for developing typing skills.

26,500 e-journals titles 3,500 e-books 80+ databases University e-dissertations and exam papers

Study skills, support and training
Our Academic Liaison Librarians, Computer Skills Training and Professional Academic Development teams can give you advice on finding information, conducting research, planning essays, taking notes and using the relevant software to write your assignments.

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110,000 printed books 200+ PCs with printing facilities Microsoft Office, email, internet access and WiFi The Learning Hub featuring an informal creative space with a digital projector, interactive whiteboards and video editing software

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The LRC provides a friendly and conducive environment. The Digital Library in particular is brilliant and very easy to use – it has been very useful in helping me with research for assignments.

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Make the most of your Students’ Union
Make new friends, get involved and have fun! The University of Bedfordshire Students’ Union (UBSU) is where it all happens...
UBSU is the official representative body of students at the University. Free to join and run by students for students, it organises events and campaigns to bring students together, encouraging you to get involved in exciting new activities. UBSU’s objectives are to:
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is based in newly opened Campus Centre facilities. The Union also holds a fortnightly surgery session at our Buckinghamshire campus. Staff and sabbatical officers regularly visit our other campuses Aylesbury, Butterfield Park and Putteridge Bury.

on; or you can set up your own society with the UBSU’s full support.

Take the lead
The Union is run by elected officers who are there to represent the students of the University – these elected officials are current students when they run for election. To find out how you can get involved, visit the UBSU website: www.ubsu.co.uk

Represent and promote your interests Act as the main channel of communication between you and the University Enrich your student experience at the University by being the focus of the student community, providing support, opportunity and representation as required by its members

Get involved
UBSU wants you to feel welcome and to help you settle into your exciting new life as soon as possible. We pull out all the stops for Freshers’ Week, so you can find out all about your new home town. At the Freshers’ Fayre, you can sign up to clubs or societies, enjoy special events and get-togethers, as well as bagging stacks of freebies. We have more than 50 cultural, religious, arts and sports-based societies. From the Indian Student Association to the Cheerleading Teams and the Basketball squad – there is always something going

International nights
Our societies have organised a range of nights focused on different cultures and cultural activities including:
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European Culture Night – featuring student audio and visual performances culminating in a live DJ set with projector screens Bhangra Night – with drums, MCing and academy performances The Big Clash – playing RnB, basement and garage

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Greek and Cypriot appreciation evenings Diwali and Eid celebrations (in partnership with the Tree House) – celebrating these important Hindu and Muslim festivals Chinese Society events – including karaoke and Chinese music

Get together in Luton – The Mezzanine Bar, Campus Centre
As well as reasonably priced food and drink, the Students’ Union runs a variety of events, including speed friendship dating, quizzes, open-mic nights and the latest sporting events on big screens. The Union also has close links with local nightclubs and provides official nights out at a discount.

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Rags to riches
UBSU also organises ‘Raise and Give’ (RaG) activities, raising money for a number of charities in fun and exciting ways. Events have included a Christmas party, school disco, sweet sales, jailbreaks, collections around the town and dunking the Students’ Union president! Charities that have benefited include the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust, Malawi Project and the Pasque Hospice for terminally ill cancer patients.

Get together in Bedford
The Bedford campus boasts a new Hub – the perfect place for gatherings and socialising with friends. The Students’ Union also works closely with local hot spots to provide special student nights.

Get advice
If you have any questions or concerns about your studies or general welfare, you can seek advice from UBSU’s Advice Centre. It offers support relating to accommodation, finance, plagiarism, employment, health and wellbeing, personal safety and more. The service is free, confidential, independent and easy to use. As a member of the UBSU you also qualify for the National Union of Students (NUS) card which brings you great discount on clothes, food, music, clubs, cinema and travel.

UBSU also runs the ‘Give it a Go’ scheme – commitment-free taster sessions of different sports, including golf, martial arts, archery and pilates. Most sessions are free and there is no pressure to join.

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Don’t write it off
UBSU’s very own student newspaper The Blend is written exclusively by our students. Its editorial team welcomes contributions from budding journalists, photographers and designers.

Easy access to countless clubs, societies and sports teams Great value entertainment, student services and advice Proactive representation of your student interests

Need more reasons to get involved with the Students’ Union? Check out the UBSU website: www.ubsu.co.uk

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Student life – Make the most of your Students’ Union

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At the University
You can take part in countless activities and events at Bedfordshire. Whether you want to pursue an existing interest or try something new, we offer a wide range of entertainment to enrich your student experience.
Sound of music
If you have a musical talent, join the University’s resident orchestra – Symphonia Academica – which plays everything from Baroque classics to contemporary music.

Hold the upload
If writing is your thing, you can get involved in The Blend – a monthly newspaper produced by students, for students. You can have a go at being an editor, designer or photographer.

Join our club
Joining a club or society is a great way to make new friends. And with more than 50 clubs and societies you’ll be spoilt for choice – see page 194-195 (the SU page) for ideas.

Take centre stage
The University’s Bedford campus has opened its 280-seat theatre to the public, giving you the chance to get involved behind the scenes and learn about lighting, sound and stage management; or you could be the next usher in the box office. Or you can sign up to our Dance and Performing Arts Evening School, for a small fee, and move and groove to varied dance styles.

Making waves
If you have an interest in radio then why not get involved in the University’s very own station, Radio LaB, where you can present and produce your own shows. The full-time community radio station, which can be heard at 97 .1FM, broadcasts from the University’s Luton campus, and plays a range of music from rock through to indie, rap and unsigned bands. And you don’t even have to be on a media course to take over the airwaves!

All hands on deck
Another way to dive into university life and boost your CV is through volunteering. The Volunteering Team (UBV) can even help you find work related to your studies.

Find out more about getting involved by visiting our website: www.beds.ac.uk/studentlife

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In Sport
Whether you want to work out, compete, socialise, take advantage of discounted membership at various venues, or simply cheer your team on, you’ll find us game for anything.

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If you would prefer not to compete against other universities, you can still take part in sports activities including athletics, kickboxing, martial arts, swimming and more. Or simply watch the professionals – Luton Town FC and Bedford Blues Rugby Club are based nearby.

Bedford raises its game
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Sporty students from the University of Bedfordshire compete in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) leagues – many dominating in top positions. You too could become part of the success story by joining one of our many sports teams. Choose from basketball, swimming, hockey, badminton, cricket, golf, football, squash, netball, rugby union, athletics and tennis. Winning cups and medals are not the only rewards you’ll reap. The University awards Sports Scholarships of up to £1,500 to those who achieve the highest standards in their chosen activity.

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Sport is well catered for at Luton.
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Student life – Get involved

How to apply
You have chosen the course or courses that you would like to apply for – so what happens next?
Here at Bedfordshire we want to ensure that your UCAS application runs as smoothly as possible. So, check out the Handy Hints section on our website for some useful tips on topics including:
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Schools and college applicants
All UK schools and colleges (plus a small number of overseas establishments) are registered with UCAS, which manages student applications.
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Where and what to study Completing your UCAS application form online Writing your personal statement References Application deadlines – including different timings for nursing courses starting in March, and for all art and design courses

University and campus codes for your application
The Institution Code for the University of Bedfordshire is B22. Campus codes are as follows:
H Bedford campus D Luton campus D All Hospital sites R Barnfield College T Bedford College O Central Bedfordshire College V Grantham College Y Leicester College C North Hertfordshire College N Oxford and Cherwell

If you are a student at a school or college, you will need to fill in an online application and submit it to your teacher or careers adviser, who can offer advice about the form and your choices After checking your details and adding the academic reference, your school or college will submit the application online to UCAS Payment to UCAS must be made online by credit or debit card – your school or college will advise you on how and when to do this

Visit: www.beds.ac.uk/handyhints Using this prospectus
If you would like to apply to Bedfordshire, take a look through the contents at the front of this prospectus and select your chosen subject area. Within each colourcoded subject area, you will find the individual courses listed alphabetically. Pick the course or courses of interest and you are ready to begin your application. For course details, you can also search for your course via the Course Finder on our website: www.beds.ac.uk

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Applicants who are not at a school or college in the UK can apply online independently through UCAS. Do bear in mind that you are responsible for paying the correct fee, nominating a suitable referee and submitting the application online to UCAS. When you have provided the contact details of a referee, UCAS will send a request via email to the referee asking them to complete and submit a reference through the UCAS website. References provided by applicants to UCAS will not be accepted.

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To apply, fill out the application form online at: www.ucas.com Applying online
For all full-time higher education courses at universities and colleges in the UK, students must apply online at: www.ucas.com

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When applying as an independent applicant, make sure you consider the UCAS application deadlines listed on the UCAS website: www.ucas.com/ students/importantdates If you are an independent applicant living in the UK, UCAS (www.ucas.com) offers help and advice for those returning to study. For EU or international applicants, advice is available from British Council offices and other centres, such as your school or college.

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It you are not entering in year one, the University will ask for a transcript of your previous qualifications, and to complete an APL form Decisions on advanced entry are made in consultation with the academic departments, who will assess the relevance of your previous credit For full-time students we only accept transfers into year one Some overseas qualifications are not directly comparable to UK qualifications – advanced entry may not, therefore, always be possible

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Part-time study
For applicants wishing to apply for a part-time course, please download the appropriate application form from our website: www.beds.ac.uk/parttime

Students applying for art and design subjects will also be required to submit a portfolio of their art/design work. Preferably, this should be presented digitally on disc.

Submitting your application as an international student
The University’s academic year runs from September to June. If you wish to start a course in September, you should aim to submit your application by the end of the previous June. In some countries, we have a system of advanced payment before an offer letter can be issued, as this can improve your chances of making a successful visa application. Your local representative will be able to give you further information. The UK Government awards visas for the UK through a points-based system for students. You can find further details at: www.beds.ac.uk

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International applicants can apply either online through UCAS (as outlined above) or directly to the University. If you are applying for an English Language or International Foundation Course, you must apply directly to the University. To apply directly, you will need to download an application form from our website: www.beds.ac.uk and include the following documents with your application:
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Photocopies of all your educational certificates

Susie King
Head of UK/EU Admissions See what happens when we receive your application and what other top tips Susie has for you: uob.cc/qr199

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Make sure you fill out all the sections on the UCAS application form in as much detail as possible – this will help us fully assess your potential to succeed right from day one. Plus, the earlier you apply the earlier you will receive offers, giving you more time to consider your options.

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Graduation...

...and postgraduate study

After all that hard work, the day you are finally handed your degree will be one of the most important milestones in your life – enjoy it!
Graduation
Graduation really is a fantastic celebration of all that you have achieved, and the occasion is the perfect chance for you to take a step back and understand the significance of all of your accomplishments. Here are some of the highlights you can expect from graduation day:
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Many of our students find that their undergraduate studies leave them so inspired and interested in their subject that they can’t wait to come back to Bedfordshire! The benefits for you:
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Keep in touch!
As a graduate you will automatically become a member of our Alumni Association, an ever-growing network of more than 46,000 former students who represent some 100 countries.

Picturesque locations that make for fantastic photographs Historic venues fitting for the occasion, such as the Luton Parish Church of St Mary Professional photoshoots with family and friends Mix with the University’s honorands – previous honorands include chef JeanChristophe Novelli, former Director General of the BBC, Greg Dyke and Bollywood superstar, Shah Rukh Khan

Competitive fees compared with many UK and international institutions Increase your earning power Demonstrate to future employers your commitment to lifelong learning Our research was described as ‘world-leading’ in the latest Government Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008

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MSc Physical Activity, Nutrition & Health Promotion graduate 2008 Sport & Exercise Science

Watch our graduation video by scanning the QR code or visiting: uob.cc/grad

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I hope completing this Master’s degree will open up further opportunities for me in the industry – if I can impress with my research, then I feel I will have put myself ahead of the competition when it comes to getting jobs.

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Take me to Beds...
Our campuses are easy to get to by road, rail or air. So whether you are coming from the UK or abroad, just follow these simple directions:
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This prospectus describes the courses and services offered by the University of Bedfordshire. While all reasonable care and diligence has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information in this prospectus, the University of Bedfordshire does not warrant its accuracy and disclaims any liability, legal or otherwise, resulting in any injury (except death or personal injury arising from the negligence of the University of Bedfordshire), damage, direct or indirect loss, consequential or economic loss, or any other loss suffered as a result of the use or reliance upon information contained in this prospectus.
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The University of Bedfordshire takes all reasonable steps to provide educational services in the manner set out in this prospectus. The University does not, however, guarantee the provision of such services and disclaims any liability, legal or otherwise, to the extent as outlined above The University reserves the right to withdraw, amend or restructure any courses or units listed from time to time without liability in accordance with the University’s published policies and regulations The University reserves the right to change its name without liability The University draws the attention of all prospective students to the University’s published policies and regulations that form part of the contract between the student and the University. These policies and regulations are available to view at: www.beds.ac.uk/ aboutus/qa/students

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Postgraduate Prospectus

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We’re right next to national and international transport links, including London Luton Airport, and central London can be reached in only 30 minutes by train from our Luton campus, and 40 minutes from Bedford. Find out more on page 13. We have been awarded top marks – a “confidence” rating – in the recent UK Government’s Quality Assurance Agency audit, which checks how UK universities maintain their own academic standards and quality. And, many of our academics are still actively involved in industry, providing you with up-to-the-minute knowledge and experience. Find out more on page 8.

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3. World-leading research 4. Fantastic financial support 5. Outstanding student support
In the Government’s Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008 we were commended for our “world-leading” and “internationally excellent” research in several areas. Our research activity is shared with our students to create a cuttingedge educational environment. Find out more on page 9. Continuing your studies is indeed an investment, but not one that has to hit you hard financially. Here at the University of Bedfordshire we try to make financing your studies as simple and affordable as possible by offering a variety of scholarships and tuition fee discounts. Find out more on page 15. From the moment you apply to study with us right up until when you graduate, and beyond, we offer a whole host of practical support services at each of our campus locations to ensure you have help every step of the way. Find out more on page 14.

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

Message from our Vice and Deputy Vice Chancellor

The best career move you’ll ever make
The University of Bedfordshire has an excellent reputation for postgraduate study so, whatever your ambitions, choosing to study here will enhance your future opportunities. Students who come to Bedfordshire can benefit from enhanced job prospects, outstanding support, recognised strength in applicable research, access to worldclass facilities and dedicated teaching staff, many of whom are still practising in industry. You may think “he would say that” but I make the point simply because students past and present genuinely believe it to be the case. This prospectus covers the benefits and scope of study at Bedfordshire in depth, so I shall limit my welcome to a few key points: Firstly, the decision you are about to make is a life-changing one. We know that many of you will already have professional positions and personal commitments that have to be factored in to your day-today life. But from the day you arrive on campus we will help support you through your studies and build on your confidence, independence and experience to develop your prospects. Secondly, you will have all the resources you need to make your further study a success. When it opens in early 2013, our purpose-built Postgraduate and Continuing Professional Development Centre will be the culmination of £180m worth of investment since 2006, all designed with our student community in mind. Thirdly, and most importantly, it’s important to know that 90% of our graduates from postgraduate courses entered work or further study within six months of graduating (DLHE 2010). This is testament to the quality of our courses and teaching team as they fully prepare you to progress your career. We all look forward to welcoming you and seeing first-hand how Bedfordshire will help you to get the job you have always wanted. We are very proud that more than 4,000 international students choose to join us each year and believe that this is because we can offer you more than a degree. We want you to complement your academic achievements with the skills employers really want, and develop a genuine appreciation of international cultures, to ensure you become a lifelong learner, ready for the competition of today’s dynamic global marketplace. That’s why we are committed to maintaining our strong links with industry, collaborating with institutions all over the world, and are ensuring you have an experience that will enrich both your personal and professional lives, long after your graduate. I look forward to meeting you when you arrive here.

Professor Les Ebdon CBE DL Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive

Professor Ashraf Jawaid OBE Deputy Vice Chancellor

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Why we believe it is all about you starts on page:

Why choose the University of Bedfordshire? It’s all about you and your career High-quality teaching World-leading research The international experience Where we are: location Outstanding student support Financing your studies First-class facilities for you What our students say... What courses are on offer? Business, Management, Law & Linguistics Computer Science & Technology Education & Teaching Health & Biological Sciences 22 62 76 98 122 134 144 164 180 182 183 184 185 186 187 188-189 190 191 192 193 194-195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 6 8 9 10-12 13 14 15 16-17 18-21

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Exercise Science, Sport & PE Tourism, Hospitality & Events Management Media, Arts & Performance Psychology & Social Studies What else do you need to know before you join us? Getting started Your postgraduate qualification Short professional courses Taught courses Research degrees Part-time study Return to learning Fees and funding How to apply Accommodation Learning resources Student support Town life Get involved in culture and the arts Get involved in the University Get involved in the Students’ Union Get involved in Sport

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

It’s all about you and your career
A postgraduate degree shows current and future employers that you hold the discipline-specific and transferable skills which they so highly value, and that you are committed to your continuous personal and professional development – thus differentiating yourself in an increasingly competitive employment market.
At Bedfordshire we aim to ensure that you make the best career move by choosing to study with us. The careers and employability theme is an integrated key feature of all our postgraduate courses. From the day you arrive at the University to the time after you graduate and beyond, we provide a range of employability services to help you develop as a professional. Plus we have an active alumni association which offers networking opportunities for life.

Employability services
We offer an extensive range of services to help you enter and progress further in the workplace including:
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Postgraduate induction fairs, competitions and careers fairs to quickly orientate you with academic and support services Dedicated employability advisers for each academic department Employability Fellows who ensure that career-focused activities and study units are integrated into your teaching and learning in each subject area Access to a wealth of careers information and resources online ‘JobSavviGrad’ – our online opportunity search engine and application management system – which you can use throughout your time at the University, and after you graduate Help with securing graduate internships, part-time jobs and volunteering opportunities Different awards which show off your skills and ‘stand-out values’ when competing for jobs – the ‘Bedfordshire Edge’ is our new Employability Award, launched in 2011

Your personal development
We make it our mission to ensure that you succeed in a complex, competitive and rapidly changing environment – not only when you leave the University, but for the rest of your life. Academic performance is one measure employers will use to weigh up your suitability for employment. But it is the interpersonal and practical problem-solving skills you will gain at Bedfordshire which will make you stand out from the crowd. Our skills-rich curriculum, strong career focus and specialist learning environments will help you develop confidence, ambition and the skills to succeed.

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“We believe in empowering our students and instilling in each and every one of them the confidence to succeed in the world of work and to progress further in their chosen career. The work we do pays off even in economically challenging times – our postgraduates enjoy excellent employment rates, with 90 per cent either in work and/or further study within six months of graduating.”
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We work closely with more than 4,000 UK organisations to prepare you for employment

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“The MBA taught me how to play a part in a growing organisation. The units I studied helped me understand accounting concepts and prepare business plans, which I was later able to apply in the workplace. At the end of my course the University helped me secure an internship – which was crucial in securing a job, and the perfect chance for me to acquire practical experience and relate real-world situations to coursework.”
Rohit Ransaria Master of Business Administration graduate and Finance Manager, Vedhas Limited

“We are lucky to have found people who we can work with and rely on. If the University can keep providing people like Rohit, we would not think twice but to employ them full-time.”
Sunny Sahdev Vedhas Limited

Accreditation from professional bodies – which is the main route of entry into some professions – including:

“As an International Business and Management graduate I found that my position as a Business/Marketing Intern perfectly relates to my degree. All the knowledge and skills that I learnt during my Master’s Degree greatly helped me to manage all the tasks.”
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“We were looking for a graduate from the University of Bedfordshire to add value to the service we provide. The role involved managing client projects and exploring new techniques to provide functionality to the business systems. The outcomes were definitely achieved, highly recommended!”

“Our graduates really need to hit the deck running. They have got to be able to apply the relevant knowledge and skills in the workplace and, because of the way we teach, our students have those skills straight away. So, they are highly employable, highly practical, highly articulate and highly sought after.”
Professor Paul Burns Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Bedfordshire Business School

High-quality teaching
The University of Bedfordshire’s state-of-the-art facilities and innovative teaching methods support a range of learning styles. The quality of our teaching is highly regarded, and our achievements most definitely speak for themselves.
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A number of our staff have received National Teaching Fellowship Awards for their outstanding contributions to teaching and learning We were awarded top marks – a “confidence” rating – in our Quality Assurance Agency audit 2009, which checks how UK universities maintain their own academic standards and quality Our Graduate Teacher Programme (GTP) has been rated as “outstanding” by Ofsted 2010

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Our teaching staff are keen to model best practice, and our students can benefit from a variety of learning opportunities. As well as lectures which include the most recent studies and research, seminars and tutorials all of which provide students with the opportunity to gain feedback on their work. We also run regular workshops and masterclasses. Our students can also use BREO – our virtual learning environment.

The University regularly invites guest speakers who are actively involved in industry in to deliver masterclasses and workshops. Seminars also provide students with the chance to discuss topics in more depth. Our employment-focused degrees offer a winning combination of theory and practice, which are delivered in a range of informal and formal teaching and learning spaces, enabling our students to get the most out of their studies. Many of our lecturers and academic staff have been actively involved in industry for many years prior to joining us at Bedfordshire. Other staff regularly author and co-author an impressive number of texts on their specialist areas.

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Our lecturers are professionals who also work in the field, so being taught by someone who day in day out actually does what he teaches is great because you get to learn from their experiences as well.

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World-leading research
In the Government’s Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008, we were commended for our “world-leading” research in several areas, including:
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Science and Informatics; and Business and Management Studies. Our fantastic research performance in 2008 led to a doubling of our funding, which has helped us to undertake even more vital activity. We have received a number of grants and contracts for high-profile research projects, including the recent award of nearly £6m for an EU-wide diabetes research project, co-led by Professor

Alan Sinclair, Dean of the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Postgraduate Medical School. The research-led culture of the University means you really do have the opportunity to learn from and work alongside world-leading experts who are investigating real-world issues. Find out more about our nine Research Institutes on pages 185

The University has also been recognised as ‘internationally excellent’ in the areas of Computer

Learn from and work alongside leading specialists, including:
Professor James Crabbe – World expert in Marine Biology Professor Stephen Perkins – International expert in Strategy and HRM

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To find out more, visit: http://uob.cc/ stephenperkins

Professor Helen Bailey – World-leading expert in Dance, Choreographic Practice and e-Science
To find out more, visit: http://uob.cc/ helenbailey

Professor Alexis Weedon – World expert in Communications, Cultural and Media Studies

To find out more, visit: http://uob.cc/ alexisweedon

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International Bedfordshire
The University of Bedfordshire welcomes students from all over the world, giving you the opportunity to live, study and become lifelong friends with a diverse range of people.

Within our community of more than 24,000 students we have more than 4,000 international students, from more than 100 countries around the world, so you can look forward to joining a truly global environment.

Internationalisation for all
Our investment in making Bedfordshire a truly international university is aimed at our British students as well as those who come from overseas. We are committed to the internationalisation of our curriculum and recruit highlyqualified staff who have worked all over the world.

A warm welcome from the start
We welcome our international students by offering a free airport meet and greet service from London Heathrow Airport, on specified days. A representative of the University will meet you at the airport (on specified days) and ensure that you arrive at the campus in time for a special international students’ induction week, during which you can make friends and meet staff. In order to take advantage of the meet and greet service you must register for it by visiting: www.beds.ac.uk/airport. You will also have the opportunity to join in with a full range of welcome activities, which are perfect for meeting people and helping you to settle in.

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The International Office Team

Specialist support
We have a dedicated International Student Support Team, who are on hand to offer any practical advice or help you may need to help you settle in. They are based at both Bedford and Luton and can help with the following (and more):
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Make friends for life
In conjunction with current international students, the International Office has also set up the International Friendship Group. The students who run the group have all travelled from their home country to come and study at the University of Bedfordshire and will understand exactly how you feel in the first few weeks as you settle in. They help new students with any questions or worries, introduce you to other students and offer lasting support as you get used to your new environment.

Fantastic social programme
We do all we can to ensure you enjoy life here and one of the highlights of our extensive social programme is definitely the International Student Party. It features music, dancing and colourful traditional costumes, and is a great way to meet fellow students and staff. Find out more about the events and visits that make up the social programme here: www.beds.ac.uk/ internationalevents

Part-time work Temporary National Insurance numbers Opening a bank account Personal safety Places of worship Registration with the Student Health Centre Contact with other international students Visa applications Legal and community queries Pastoral care and general welfare support

Ahmad Awais

MA International Human Resource Management

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The international office have given me tremendous support and I felt at home in the international office. I always consulted them with my problems and they were able to help me.

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“Living and studying in a different country is an experience that will transform your life and your career prospects. It’s an opportunity that most people never have, and at Bedfordshire, we want you to get the most from your time here. We want you to be globally competent and mobile: to fulfil your academic potential; to see yourself and your culture through the eyes of your peers from all around the world; to discover your strengths as you overcome new challenges; and to far exceed your own expectations.”
Harry Wang, Director of the International Office

International Bedfordshire
Part-time work and internships
If you are a non-EU student, you will be allowed to work 20 hours per week (part-time) during term time and full-time during recognised holidays*. EU students are permitted to work the same number of hours as UK students. To work in the UK, you will need a National Insurance (NI) number. On arrival at the University, the International Student Support Team will be able to issue you with a temporary number and give advice on how to get a permanent one. We also have a Job Shop in our Careers and Employment Service, which can help you find suitable work in a range of areas. We also run a pioneering International Students’ Internships Scheme, which aims to generate workplace opportunities for international postgraduate students in local and national businesses, as well as the University itself. To find out more, visit: www.beds.ac.uk/isis *Subject to the conditions of your visa. treatment. Short-stay students will have to pay for treatment as private patients. Private healthcare without medical insurance cover can be expensive, so it’s important to arrange medical insurance before leaving home to come to the UK. around the world, which allows students to spend part of their study time in another country. The programmes provide high-quality and flexible study pathways that are specifically designed to prepare international students for admission to undergraduate and postgraduate taught degrees at the University. For more information about our international links select your country on our website: www.beds. ac.uk/yourcountry

English language support
If English is not your first language, you may wish to take advantage of the expert support available within the University, to assist you in your academic studies. The staff in the Division of Language and Communication can offer a language testing service, which will enable you to identify areas where you need additional support. This service can play a major role in ensuring that you have the best opportunity to succeed in your academic studies. Pre-sessional courses are also available, which help with both English language and key study skills. For further information, visit: www.beds.ac.uk

Healthcare
All full-time students who are registered on a course of at least six months’ duration are entitled to receive free medical treatment through the National Health Service (NHS). The University has its own Health Centre and, during induction week, nurses from the Health Centre will come to the University to register international students with the doctor. You will need to bring your medical history. Once you have completed an HC1 form, you will be entitled to free medical prescriptions and reduced fees for optical and dental

eLife magazine
The eLife newsletter is a monthly e-magazine published exclusively for international students, overseas agents and embassies. This magazine keeps you up-to-date with new courses and good news from around the University, so be sure to look out for the next issue. Don’t miss out – sign-up to the mailing list here: www.beds.ac.uk/elife

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International collaborations
The University of Bedfordshire takes pride in strengthening its international collaborative links and participates in programmes with several universities

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Where we are: location
Luton
Luton is Bedfordshire’s largest town and is packed full of cultural diversity. The town is renowned for its urban attractions and industrial heritage, despite its close proximity to the Chiltern Hills and other areas of natural beauty. Situated just off England’s main motorway, the M1, Luton is just 30 minutes from central London, and is home to London Luton Airport, which is just three miles from our Luton campus and the town centre.

Bedford
Bedford is located approximately 20 miles from Luton and lies along the picturesque banks of the River Great Ouse. Bedford is excellently positioned. Flanked east and west by the historic cities of Oxford and Cambridge, this vibrant town is just 40 minutes from central London.

Aylesbury
The Medieval county town of Aylesbury is home to our Buckinghamshire campus. Aylesbury has the atmosphere of a traditional bustling market town, and great investment means it now brings together all the features of a lively, modern town – including some very unusual architecture. Aylesbury is around 40 minutes from the Luton campus, and just under an hour from Bedford.

Campus
The Bedford campus is close to Bedford town centre and can be reached by bus in around five minutes. It is also a few minutes walk from Aspects Leisure Centre which is home to a cinema, gym, and restaurants. Find out more on page 195.

Campus
Our Buckinghamshire campus is home to many of our Nursing students. Our Health care students are also able to benefit from studying at Butterfield Park, in Luton. Find out more on page 195.

Campus
Our Luton campus is located right in the heart of the town centre, whereas our smaller teaching sites, Butterfield Park and Putteridge Bury, are close by in the countryside. Find out more on page 194.

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

Outstanding student support
Deciding whether to undertake further study can be a daunting decision. Many of our postgraduate students will be in a professional position or have personal commitments which have to be factored into their day-to-day life, and so working out that work-life balance can be tough. But here at Bedfordshire, we are able to offer a comprehensive range of support services to help you every step of the way.
Getting to know SiD
All of our support services can be accessed through the Student Information Desk (or SiD as we like to call it). SiD is based in our new Luton Campus Centre, and also at our other University campuses, and can even be accessed online 24/7 . So whether you are onor off-campus, we are always here to help. Whatever your query, you will find that our student support advisers are happy to point you in the right direction.

Professional and Academic Development
SiD can put you in touch with our Professional and Academic Development experts, who offer support to students if they want to develop particular skills. PAD also provides a series of free study skills workshops at both the Luton and Bedford campuses, as well as one-to-one tutorials.

Careers
Our Careers Service offers a range of support to help our students get the jobs that they have always wanted. Read more on page 6.

Dedicated learning space
The University will soon be introducing a new £20m Postgraduate and Continuing Professional Development Centre, which is scheduled to be completed in 2013. See page 17. Find out more on page 193.

Personal tutors
Students are assigned a personal tutor when they register. Tutors can assist with your transition to University, your academic performance, and general health and well-being.

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Spirituality and faith
The University has a multicultural student population and attracts people of all faiths and orientation. We operate spirituality and faith centres at our Luton and Bedford campuses to bring people together and to provide space for reflection and prayer.

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Financing your studies
Tuition fees
For the most up-to-date information and to find out the cost of our postgraduate courses for 2013 entry, please visit our website: www.beds.ac.uk/fees
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UK/EU Scholarship – worth £4,500 International Early Fee Payment Scholarship – worth £1,500 International Alumni Loyalty Scholarship – worth £500 Steel Memorial Fund – worth £12,000 Research Grants and Studentships …And many more!

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Funding
Here at the University of Bedfordshire we try to make financing your studies as simple and affordable as possible by offering a wide variety of scholarships* , including:

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*All figures shown here are based on 2012 entry. Please visit our website: www.beds.ac.uk/pgmoney for the most up-to-date information, and for eligibility criteria.

Inge Hermann
Postgraduate research student, Institute for Tourism Research (INTOUR)

I received a Postgraduate Research Studentship (annual bursary) which I am planning to put towards my monthly living expenses and research expenses. The PhD bursaries in tourism and leisure are widely advertised online and through various institutes and universities worldwide.

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Artist impression of the new Postgraduate and CPD Centre due for completion 2013

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Bedford Campus Centre

Between 2006 and 2013 we will have invested more than £180m in new facilities, creating one of the most modern and well-equipped universities in the UK.
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Putteridge Bury campus, Luton

First-class facilities for you
We are currently undergoing a £180m major redevelopment programme across all our campuses, scheduled to be completed by 2013, to create innovative high-quality teaching, learning and personal development facilities.
We continue to invest in state-ofthe-art student-centred facilities to enhance your learning and provide you with an outstanding and fulfilling student experience With fantastic facilities and a strong commitment to excellence, we offer you the perfect place to further your study and career

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Brand-new simulation labs complete with fully functional theatre, ward, and a clinic environment

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Building for the future & you...
Scheduled for completion in 2013, our £20m Postgraduate and Continuing Professional Development Centre (CPD) will feature innovative learning spaces, two Harvard-style lecture theatres, hi-tech IT and AV equipment and a dedicated social area, all designed with our postgraduate student community in mind. Pictured opposite top left.

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“The facilities are great! I enjoyed working in the Mac suite. The technicians were very supportive.”
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“I chose to study here because I completed my undergraduate degree at Bedfordshire and I really enjoyed it, and I just wanted to expand my knowledge even further. When I leave I’m feeling a lot more comfortable about myself, because in this industry it’s all about talking to people, which is something I struggled with as I am quite shy, but it’s given me a real boost to my confidence to go out into the world of work.”

Emily Blake
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“As a result of undertaking an internship organised by the University, I have now been offered a job with the company when I graduate. I feel happy and proud that I will be working with such a reputable organisation.”
Sajjad Ali
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Postgraduate students share their experiences of life at Bedfordshire...
“I enjoyed working with people from all corners of the world and it was a life-time experience for me. Communication is knowledge and I will be able to use what I have learnt back home in Nepal.”
Usha Bhatta
MA Mass Communications

“Part-time study allows me to study at the same time as maintaining my job. I think I benefit in studying the Executive MBA as I am able to relate my learning to my day-to-day working.”
Rachel Taylor
Executive MBA Part-time

“I chose to study at Bedfordshire because the course appealed to my particular interests. The facilities are good and I have made most use of the Learning Resources Centre. My time at the University has been very enjoyable and I would really recommend it as the best place to discover your knowledge.” Rojina Shrestha
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What our students say...

“The University of Bedfordshire is a dynamic university with a vast number of professionals and lecturers who focus on sharing their experience and knowledge to students who wish to learn. What I like most is the location, it’s fantastic and very close to the town as well as more remote areas. One of my favourite areas is Putteridge Bury which offers traditional countryside and a fantastic view.”

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“I work full-time alongside my studies, as I run my own business. My family help as do the staff who I work with, but everything else I am doing via mobile computing where possible. The University wireless network is a big help there, as is ready access to computers across the campus. I have been able to schedule timetabled lectures and seminars together on Monday and Tuesday, any other lectures take place out of hours. This means I can fit in my work schedule most of the time anyway. Additionally, the University library is now bolstered by access to the IEEE digital library which makes up the bulk of my research areas, so I am able to carry out most of my personal research in the evening or at weekends as if I were on campus.”

Gordon Brady
MSc Business Information System
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What our students say...
“There is great sense of community spirit at the University of Bedfordshire.”
Erica Cook
MSc Health Psychology

“I think the teaching is great. The tutors have rich backgrounds in theory and practice at the same time, and this is shown in their lectures.”
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Business, Management, Law & Linguistics

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The University of Bedfordshire Business School is the largest Business School in the region, with more than 5,000 students and over 120 teaching and research staff. It is a member of the Association of Business Schools (ABS) and the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). We offer courses in a wide range of subject areas including Business and Management, Accounting and Finance, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Law and Language.

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Courses
Full-time General Business Master’s 26 27 27 27 27 28 28 28 MBA Master of Business Administration MBA Brand Management MBA Educational Leadership* MBA Finance MBA Hospital & Health Services Management MBA Human Resource Management MBA Information Technology Management MBA Marketing

Full-time Specialist Business Master’s 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 Pre-Masters in Business MSc Accounting & Finance MA Applied Linguistics (TEFL) MA/MSc by Research in Business LLM Corporate Law Certificate in ELT MA ELT Management MSc Engineering Business Management MA Intercultural Communication LLM International Commercial Law MSc International Finance & Banking MA International Human Resource Management MA International Relations MSc Investment & Finance MSc Logistics & Supply Chain Management MSc Marketing Communications MSc Project Management MSc Public Relations Association of Chartered Certified Accountants DPSI Public Service Interpreting Diploma

The MBM Suite: 29 MSc Business & Management 30 31 32 33 34 35 MSc Business Web Analytics & Management MSc Finance & Business Management MSc Hotel & Hospitality Business Management MSc Information Systems & Business Management MSc International Business & Management

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Part-time Executive Master’s

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Our ambition is to develop dynamic leaders and managers who will ask different questions, who find imaginative solutions and make a difference through innovative, intelligent practice. Our postgraduate provision is designed to meet the needs of both individuals and organisations for a practice impact.

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Why choose Bedfordshire?
Most of our postgraduate courses are run at the postgraduate Business School at Putteridge Bury. This is an Edwardian mansion, recently refurbished at a cost of almost £3m. Regular networking meetings and lectures from industry leaders take place at this centre, so you will have the chance to mix with local and regional business professionals. Courses will also be provided in our new Postgraduate and Continuing Professional Development Centre. This new development, due to be opened in 2013, provides the latest learning environment for students. The University’s Knowledge Hub is the gateway for business support at the University of Bedfordshire. The Knowledge Hub offers organisations of all sizes the chance to develop by offering access to a number of initiatives and opportunities to forge new industry links. The Knowledge Hub connects the University with businesses for the purposes of knowledge transfer, innovation, enterprise activities and training, and also offers short professional courses.

We offer a wide range of general and specialist courses. Both full- and part-time options are available to suit your needs. We also offer distance and blended learning options. Many of our part-time courses are run on Saturdays and are supported by the latest online communications and learning technology. We are developing a point of view on education that is international practicedriven. We recognise that practice and practitioners are characterised by their unique problem contexts which are complex, uncertain and ambiguous – they are messy – particularly in the context of global/international issues. Practitioners are rarely presented with opportunities to manage according to the academic models and theories taught in business schools – instead they draw upon their knowledge and experience of practice and seeing the practice of others – a knowledge base that is often tacit and highly context-sensitive. It is this thinking that underpins our core philosophy and that is transforming the nature of courses and the kind of research focus the Business School takes. You benefit as we strive to:

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Our Master’s courses normally require you to have a Second Class Honours degree, or equivalent, and are ideal for students who want to enhance their employment prospects. Non-native English speakers may have to undertake an English Language test and achieve an appropriate IELTS score – see individual course entries for details. We also offer an International Foundation Programme that can be used to improve your academic study skills up to the level required for entry to our Masters courses. Our MBA and MBM Suite of Master’s are designed to give you a thorough introduction to the theory and practice of business and management. They are intensive, challenging courses that will help you to enhance your career and give you an edge.

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The University has so much more to offer than just interesting courses. But in order to tap into your full potential, students need to actively engage and be willing to invest their time and knowledge. During my time at the University I met some amazing people. All this made my time at University an exciting experience.

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Specialist Master’s

Our specialist Master’s courses require you to have a first degree in a relevant subject upon which to expand your knowledge and skills. The School of Law offers innovative courses including the brand-new LLM in Corporate Law. Our linguistics courses are run at the Luton campus in our dedicated Language Centre.

The specialist research centres are as follows: Research Centre for Contemporary Accounting and Finance (ResCAF) – current student projects include:
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The role of national and regional courts in reviewing measures adopted in implementation of UN sanctions against individuals suspected of involvement in terrorist activity The right to conscientious objection in international human rights law The influence of bilateral treaties on foreign direct Investment in developing countries: the case of Libya

Our part-time courses are run in the evenings and at weekends, and use the latest online learning and communications technology to enable you to conduct some of your study from home or work. Your classes will be held at Luton, Putteridge Bury or the Bedford campus. Our experienced staff understand balancing the demands of work, home and study is never straightforward, and aim to provide the best possible study environment. So if you do not have a first degree, but instead offer years of business experience, you might still be eligible to study one of our courses.

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Working with the University’s Research Graduate School, the Business School offers research degrees both at Master’s and doctoral level. Students would normally already have a Master’s degree before registering for a research degree where the emphasis is on an individual and independent research investigation. Research within the Business School is co-ordinated by the Business and Management Research Institute (BMRI), which is committed to producing highquality research that is applied and applicable, and relevant to the needs of the business community. It has a strong record in collaborative research with both UK and international partners and is committed to producing and promoting research of the highest quality. We have six specialist research centres, which together form the Business and Management Research Institute (BMRI).

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For more information, visit: www.beds.ac.uk/bmri Applications for postgraduate degrees by research (MA/MSc or MPhil/PhD) related to the work of these research centres are particularly welcome. Please visit: www.beds.ac.uk/research to find out more.

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Master of Business Administration
Starts in: September or February (and other dates on demand) Location: Putteridge Bury campus, Luton Duration: 12 or 18 months full-time Open to: UK/EU/International students Entry requirements: Applicants should have a good second class Honours degree in any discipline from a registered Higher Education Institution. All international applicants will be assessed using UKBA policy. The minimum requirement for direct entrants to postgraduate study in the UK is level B2 on the CEFR. The University requires equivalent to 6.0 IELTS with at least 5.5 in each band for direct entry to a postgraduate study. Other qualifications are also accepted, please visit: www.beds.ac.uk/english-language Key features n An internationally recognised degree conforming to Quality Assurance Agency guidelines
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important balance between contemporary theory and practice in its MBA course. The course combines core MBA disciplines such as marketing, operations management and strategy, with innovative subject areas such as entrepreneurship, and creativity and innovation, to understand the ‘big picture’ of business life, underpinning career success in strategic management and leadership. You will complete two projects during the course: one focused on leadership and the other on a project case study that integrates your previous learning. The course is normally scheduled over three to four contact days per week to allow individual and group study time, and is supplemented by workshops and lectures by distinguished practitioners, careers advice and professional development. An international perspective is maintained in all subject areas through the selection of study materials and, in many assessments, by allowing the student to choose the context, organisation or scenario in which to apply management theory. Approximately 20 per cent of the MBA assessment is carried out in student groups. There are some written examinations and tests (eg leading and managing people, and accounting for leaders and strategy), but the main assessment vehicle is individual written assignments – reports, case study analysis

Areas of study include:
Marketing for managers Leading people in organisations Accounting for managers Managing operations Executive development Strategic management Business and financial markets Theory into practice project Small businesses and entrepreneurship (optional) Creativity for managers (optional) The competitive global context (optional)

Opportunities to attend highprofile business events run by the University’s Knowledge Hub

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I have developed a good level of interpersonal skills, creativity and motivation. The course developed my effective planning, organisational and team management skills. As a result, I feel much more confident in the business world.

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Human Resource Management (MBA)
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Business & Management
Starts in: September or February Location: Putteridge Bury campus, Luton Duration: 1 year full-time* Open to: UK/EU/International students Entry requirements: You should have at least a Second Class Honours degree, or equivalent. All international applicants will be assessed using UKBA policy. The minimum requirement for direct entrants to postgraduate study in the UK is level B2 on the CEFR. The University requires equivalent to 6.0 IELTS with at least 5.5 in each band for direct entry to a postgraduate study. Other qualifications are also accepted, please visit: www.beds.ac.uk/english-language Key features n Designed to help graduates who are not business specialists to gain a valuable insight into business and management
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About the course The course is designed to introduce non-specialists to a range of business areas to become knowledgeable and effective managers. You will develop a deep understanding of organisations, their external context and how they are managed. You will be able to apply this knowledge to a range of situations, taking account of the relationship and interaction with other areas of the business. The experienced and supportive teaching team will help you develop a critical awareness of current issues in business and management. The course is varied in content and delivery methods. There will be a mix of lectures, seminars and tutorials. You will also work in smaller groups to discuss case studies, prepare for assessments and give presentations. Career opportunities On completion of this course, graduates will be well placed to pursue executive posts in public and private sectors of industry and commerce, and in non-governmental and voluntary organisations. *Full-time courses that start in September comprise 12 months of study, but those starting in February include a three-month summer break and therefore run for 15 months.

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The best aspect of this course is that we are studying all subjects like Finance, Marketing, HR and we learn a bit of everything. Back home in India we don’t have any practical study like this. The tutors are expecting us to work to a very high corporate level. Although this is tough, it is helping us grow.

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Business Web Analytics & Management (MSc)
Starts in: September Location: Putteridge Bury campus, Luton Duration: 1 year full-time Open to: UK/EU/International students Entry requirements: You should have at least a Second Class Honours degree, or equivalent. All international applicants will be assessed using UKBA policy. The minimum requirement for direct entrants to postgraduate study in the UK is level B2 on the CEFR. The University requires equivalent to 6.0 IELTS with at least 5.5 in each band for direct entry to a postgraduate study. Other qualifications are also accepted, please visit: www.beds.ac.uk/english-language Key features Business web analytics and management is rapidly gaining in importance and focus as businesses address the challenge of meeting increasingly demanding customer expectations in an increasingly interconnected and intelligent business world where data-driven insights are critical to success. This course will give you a valuable qualification that is attractive to employers. During the course you will:
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Did you know? This course is leading edge: there are currently no similar courses at postgraduate level offered by any other UK university.

Areas of study include:
Digital business management Web analytics and applications Project management Web marketing Strategic marketing Financial analysis Business research methods Business data analysis Applied management project

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Develop skills and knowledge in business web analytics and management to enhance employability Benefit from opportunities to attend and network at high-profile web analytics events organised by the professional community Experience practice-oriented teaching based on real-world case studies and action-learning projects that ensures a tight integration of theory and practice Have the opportunity to gain further professional qualifications such as Google Analytics Individual Qualification (GAIQ) Undertake collaborative learning with other postgraduate students from around the world T: +44 (0)1582 743500 (UK) T: +44 (0)1582 489326 (EU/International) E: admission@beds.ac.uk

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Starts in: September or February Location: Putteridge Bury campus, Luton Duration: 1 year full-time* Open to: UK/EU/International students Entry requirements: You should have at least a Second Class Honours degree, or equivalent. All international applicants will be assessed using UKBA policy. The minimum requirement for direct entrants to postgraduate study in the UK is level B2 on the CEFR. The University requires equivalent to 6.0 IELTS with at least 5.5 in each band for direct entry to a postgraduate study. Other qualifications are also accepted, please visit: www.beds.ac.uk/english-language Key features n Designed to help graduates who are not business specialists gain a valuable insight into business and management, and enhance their employability
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organisations, including legal systems, corporate governance and ethical, economic and environmental change issues. You will develop your knowledge of the financing of organisations, including the sources, uses and management of finance and the use of accounting for managerial and financial reporting. You will study the management and development of people within organisations; the impact of information systems; the use of relevant communication within the global economy; and how cultural differences affect buying behaviour and marketing approaches. You will develop your ability to analyse problems logically and apply appropriate decision-making skills, as well as the knowledge to reach feasible and realistic conclusions. Career opportunities On successful completion of the MSc Finance and Business Management, you will be well placed to pursue a career in accounting management, banking, insurance and the stock market. You will have acquired the knowledge and skills to become an effective manager in the public or private sector and are likely to

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Hospitality & Hotel Business Management
Starts in: September or February Location: Putteridge Bury campus, Luton Duration: 1 year full-time Open to: UK/EU/International students Entry requirements: You should have at least a Second Class Honours degree, or equivalent. All international applicants will be assessed using UKBA policy. The minimum requirement for direct entrants to postgraduate study in the UK is level B2 on the CEFR. The University requires equivalent to 6.0 IELTS with at least 5.5 in each band for direct entry to a postgraduate study. Other qualifications are also accepted, please visit: www.beds.ac.uk/english-language Key features n Provides an innovative and dynamic approach to manager education and training
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managers in the hotel and hospitality industry must be able to provide direction, motivate their employees and act as facilitators of change in frequently uncertain circumstances. Above all, they must be critical thinkers and confident practitioners with an international outlook. You will also be required to evaluate situations which impact on the industry and make appropriate educated decisions. You, as a future manager, will have opportunities to develop your ability to think critically and become a competent practitioner, able to employ legislation and regulation. The course adopts a blended learning approach, combining the use of up-to-date e-Media with traditional tuition and access to wellstocked library resources. Career opportunities This course is intended to equip you with the knowledge and skills to take up a career in the management of hospitality-related businesses. On successful completion of the MSc Hospitality & Hotel Business Management, you will be equipped with a broad range of knowledge and skills that will enable you to analyse and solve a wide range of business problems and

situations related to the industry. The course will be valuable to those looking to launch a career in hospitality business or those looking to develop their existing career.

Areas of study include:
Business communication 1 Business communication 2 Financial analysis Business data analysis Managing people Marketing Applied management project Business principles and practice in hospitality Organisation and operation in the hotel and hospitality industry Digital business management

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About the course This course is designed to provide the opportunity for you to gain accurate and authoritative information and knowledge in the hotel and hospitality industry. At the same time, you will be able to develop the skills and understanding which enable future managers at all levels to act competently and effectively in the organisations in which you will work. Since many aspects of managerial work are directly linked to the performance of an organisation, including failure, future

Experience an innovative and dynamic approach to manager education and training

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The MBM Suite

Information Systems & Business Management
Starts in: September or February Location: Luton campus, Park Square and Putteridge Bury campus, Luton Duration: 1 year full-time Open to: UK/EU/International students Entry requirements: You should have at least a Second Class Honours degree, or equivalent. All international applicants will be assessed using UKBA policy. The minimum requirement for direct entrants to postgraduate study in the UK is level B2 on the CEFR. The University requires equivalent to 6.0 IELTS with at least 5.5 in each band for direct entry to a postgraduate study. Other qualifications are also accepted, please visit: www.beds.ac.uk/english-language Key features n Designed to help graduates, who are not business specialists, gain a valuable insight into business and management, and enhance their employability
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will learn about information systems alongside the core areas of business and management which are at the heart of this course. The course will prepare you to make critical high-level managerial and organisational decisions and to back these up with the best informationgathering and deployment methods. You will also develop your ability to analyse problems logically and apply appropriate decision-making skills and knowledge to reach feasible, realistic conclusions. Career opportunities There is a widely recognised shortage of managers who are knowledgeable about information systems but who also have a strong understanding of business. On successful completion of the course, you will be well placed to start a career in general management or in areas requiring a strong foundation in information systems.

Learn with other postgraduate students from around the world in a unique environment Opportunities to attend highprofile business events run by the University’s Knowledge Hub One of very few Master’s courses combining business and information systems State-of-the-art computing facilities

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About the course The idea of managers who can ‘bridge’ between different areas is one that has been promoted by the British Computing Society (BCS) for some time. The ‘bridger’ has to have a wide perspective and be equipped with the organisational and people skills to break down the barriers between IT and business. The aim of this course is to develop you to be a leader in your organisation, enabling the full benefits of modern technology to be realised. The course is interdisciplinary and you

Business, Management, Law & Linguistics

The MBM Suite

Business, Management, Law & Linguistics

International Business & Management (MSc)
Starts in: September or February Location: Putteridge Bury campus, Luton Duration: 1 year full-time* Open to: UK/EU/International students Entry requirements: You should have at least a Second Class Honours degree, or equivalent. All international applicants will be assessed using UKBA policy. The minimum requirement for direct entrants to postgraduate study in the UK is level B2 on the CEFR. The University requires equivalent to 6.0 IELTS with at least 5.5 in each band for direct entry to a postgraduate study. Other qualifications are also accepted, please visit: www.beds.ac.uk/english-language Key features n Designed to help graduates who are not business specialists gain a valuable insight into international business and management, and enhance their employability
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ethical, economic and environmental change issues. You will develop your knowledge of the financing of organisations including the sources, uses and management of finance and the use of accounting for managerial and financial reporting. You will also study the management and development of people within organisations, the use of relevant communications within the global economy and how cultural differences affect both buying behaviour and marketing approaches. As well as specific knowledge relating to international business, you will develop enhanced personal and interpersonal skills. These include critical thinking, team-working, problem-solving, numeracy and quantitative skills, selfmanagement and negotiation skills. Career opportunities On successful completion of the MSc International Business and Management, you will be equipped with a broad range of knowledge and skills that will enable you to analyse and solve a wide range of business problems and situations. You will be well-equipped to pursue a variety of management roles in both public and private sectors in national or international businesses.

The course will be valuable to launch a career in international business or for those looking to develop their existing international career. *Full-time courses that start in September comprise 12 months of study, but those starting in February include a three-month summer break and therefore run for 15 months.

Areas of study include:
Business communications Financial analysis Marketing Business data analysis Managing people Digital business management Applied management project Corporate finance International marketing

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About the course This course offers you the opportunity to develop a particular strength in the management of international business issues. You will focus on strategic areas of marketing management and finance, as well as international markets and the developing patterns of world trade – invaluable for those who wish to work in the global marketplace. You will develop the skills required to adopt appropriate strategic responses to different market environments through the study of organisations. You will also understand the impact of contextual forces on organisations, including legal systems, corporate governance and

Ksenia Vakhrusheva
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Marketing & Business Management (MSc)
Starts in: September or February Location: Putteridge Bury campus, Luton Duration: 1 year full-time* Open to: UK/EU/International students Entry requirements: You should have at least a Second Class Honours degree, or equivalent. All international applicants will be assessed using UKBA policy. The minimum requirement for direct entrants to postgraduate study in the UK is level B2 on the CEFR. The University requires equivalent to 6.0 IELTS with at least 5.5 in each band for direct entry to a postgraduate study. Other qualifications are also accepted, please visit: www.beds.ac.uk/english-language Key features n Designed to help graduates who are not business specialists gain a valuable insight into business and management, and the role marketing has to play
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your short- and long-term employment prospects. You will be equipped to pursue a career in areas such as marketing management, or brand management and communications, within both the private and public sectors. That will enable you to analyse and solve a wide range of business problems and situations. You will be well-equipped to pursue a variety of management roles in both public and private sectors in national or international businesses. The course will be valuable to launch a career in international business or for those looking to develop their existing international career. *Full-time courses that start in September comprise 12 months of study, but those starting in February include a three-month summer break and therefore run for 15 months.

who wish to develop a more strategic, integrated approach to marketing and business management. You will study the key areas of brand management, international marketing, communications and digital business management. You will then be able to apply this knowledge to a range of situations, taking account of the relationship and interaction with other areas of business. You will also be able to design, propose and demonstrate strategic marketing solutions to real business problems. You will learn to recognise how cultural and social differences affect buying behaviour and marketing approaches on a global scale. You will also learn about the management and development of people within organisations, as well as the impact of information systems on business and the importance of communication in global business. Career opportunities On completion of the course, you will have developed your ability to analyse problems logically and apply decisionmaking skills and knowledge to reach feasible and realistic marketing and business solutions. This range of marketing and management skills will enhance both

Mix with other postgraduate students from around the world in a unique environment Opportunities to attend highprofile business events run by the University’s Knowledge Hub You will be taught by specialist marketing academics from our large Department of Marketing Excellent links with many marketing organisations, offering opportunities for real-world experience Excellent location with easy access to London – where many large marketing agencies are based

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Business, Management, Law & Linguistics

Business, Management, Law & Linguistics

Pre-Masters in Business
Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 24 months, full-time (including Master’s degree) Open to: EU/International students Entry requirements: Applicants should have completed a 14 year education programme with three years work experience or hold an HND or equivalent with one year of work experience. Key features n Students with HND or equivalent qualifications can develop the communication and interpersonal skills, and business knowledge to progress directly to a range of Master’s awards in Business at the University of Bedfordshire
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academic or linguistic backgrounds do not qualify them for direct entry. We will consider applicants who have completed a 14 year education programme plus three years’ work experience, and/or hold an HND or equivalent with one year of work experience. The course consists of subject specific, English language and study skills units which are fully assessed. The Business units are delivered by subject specialists in the Business School. The majority of the course is subject specific, with three units providing knowledge of business strategy and management, and business research. The course curriculum prepares individuals for academic engagement from the perspectives of subject coverage and skills requirements for Master’s degree level study. Career opportunities Successful completion of this course guarantees access to one of the following Master’s courses at the University of Bedfordshire:
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Choose from a range of Business units and study a topic in-depth that relates to your individual interests

About the course The Pre-Masters course offers a route into postgraduate Business degrees for EU and international students whose

Areas of study include:
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Intercultural business communication Business strategy A choice from a range of specialist options (eg marketing, finance, e-business, HRM) Business research

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The Pre-Masters in Business at Bedfordshire is a great opportunity for you to build your skills, confidence and knowledge of Business, in preparation for successful Master’s study. The core of the Pre-Masters course is taught in a discrete course group, enabling you to experience study in the UK alongside a group of peers all committed to working towards successful Master’s study.

To find out more contact Dr Alison Hirst: t: +44 (0)1582 743 234 e: alison.hirst@beds.ac.uk w: http://uob.cc/business

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Accounting & Finance (MSc)
Starts in: September Location: Putteridge Bury campus, Luton Duration: 1 year full-time Open to: UK/EU/International students Entry requirements: Applicants should have a first degree (normally a minimum 2:2) or equivalent in a relevant discipline. This might include finance, economics, accounting, business studies (provided that a good level of numeracy is included) and pure science subjects where numeracy features. All international applicants will be assessed using UKBA policy. The minimum requirement for direct entrants to postgraduate study in the UK is level B2 on the CEFR. The University requires equivalent to 6.0 IELTS with at least 5.5 in each band for direct entry to a postgraduate study. Other qualifications are also accepted, please visit: www.beds.ac.uk/english-language Key features n You will have access to a range of financial databases (eg Datastream, FAME) and statistical software (Eviews, STATA and SPSS)
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opportunities for a career in a financerelated field. The course aims to provide applicants with the ability to synthesise information from different sources, contextual approaches, and different perspectives in order to solve complex problems and implement solutions. The international nature of today’s markets and reporting requirements mean that accounting and finance must be viewed from a global perspective. Your time with us will therefore be well spent as this course provides both theory and practice within an international context to enable the development of your skills as a postgraduate scholar. Accounting and finance must also be treated as international in context to ensure relevance both to accounting regulations and to the global economy. The course will be delivered at the historic Putteridge Bury management centre which is situated near Luton in a pleasant country location. Some specialist activities will take place at our Luton campus, Park Square. If you have an undergraduate degree in accounting, finance, economics or other related areas and want to further your academic aspirations in accounting and finance – especially with a view to developing your career – then this course will fit your requirements. Career opportunities This course is designed to prepare you for senior management through technical expertise in aspects of accounting and finance.

Many applicants will aspire to work in the capital markets of their country, whilst others will wish to work in specialist areas of accounting and finance such as corporate governance or financial reporting. Graduates of this course find career opportunities in: investment, banking institutions and insurance; audit and corporate governance; risk management; and financial and management accounting.

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Business, Management, Law & Linguistics

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Applied Linguistics (TEFL) (MA)
Starts in: September (or February for part-time students only) Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 1 year full-time plus one optional period as part of Professional Practice, 2 years part-time plus one optional period as part of Professional Practice Open to: UK/EU/International students Entry requirements: You should have at least a good Honours degree and/or a recognised teaching qualification (eg CELTA). Applicants will ideally have some experience of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL/ELT). All international applicants will be assessed using UKBA policy. The minimum requirement for direct entrants to postgraduate study in the UK is level B2 on the CEFR. The University requires equivalent to 6.5 IELTS with at least 5.5 in each band for direct entry to a postgraduate study. Other qualifications are also accepted, please visit: www.beds.ac.uk/english-language Students who hold a DELTA or Trinity Diploma, or equivalent qualification can be considered to have the teaching practice element of this course compensated, if they wish to. Key features n You will benefit from the prolific and highly successful Centre for Research in English Language Learning and Assessment (CRELLA) – led by Professor Cyril Weir, a worldfamous expert in language testing and programme evaluation
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non-native English speakers. For students with at least two years of experience, successful completion of the course will mean that you achieve Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Q status (Q = fully qualified in British Council terms). Graduates who start the course without teaching experience will achieve TEFLi status on completion (i = initial). The course offers an excellent balance of theory and practice, and we focus on the real concerns of teachers working across the world. You will focus on areas such as the relationship between linguistics and learning English as a second or foreign language, the methodology and techniques of language teaching and the appropriateness and development of L2 materials. You will also examine various current issues in TEFL and have the opportunity to carry out a major piece of individual research on a topic of special interest. Career opportunities The MA Applied Linguistics (TEFL) will provide you with the advanced level practical classroom experience so valued by employers worldwide. You will also develop strong research skills and a critical understanding of relevant research. Opportunities exist to

teach in countries all over the world at universities, colleges or private language schools. Alternatively, you can continue your studies with us towards a PhD.

Areas of study include:
The language system The language system and language teaching The methodology of language teaching Exploring research: concepts and methods Issues in TEFL (language teaching and learning theory) Issues in TEFL (teaching practice) Assessment and accreditation L2 materials development Opportunity to study a foreign language

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Rasel Howlader
MA Applied Linguistics with TEFL student

Invaluable opportunities to gain relevant and practical teaching experience Opportunity to gain professional practical experience with a workplacement programme

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I wanted to study Applied Linguistics with TEFL and this is the only university offering this combination. I now have a good command of the English language, which is attractive to employers. We also analyse language systems in-depth and find out how people learn English, enabling us to be effective teachers too.

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By Research in Business (MA/MSc)
Starts in: Variable Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time Open to: UK/EU/International students Entry requirements: You should have a good first degree or substantial experience gained working in a relevant subject. You should also have a well-defined research project that is planned in outline before you begin your study; a high level of motivation; good organisational skills; focused thinking; and the ability to work largely on your own, with guidance from a supervisor. As part of the application process, the application form and related documents should be accompanied by a research proposal of about 1,000 words. All international applicants will be assessed using UKBA policy. The minimum requirement for direct entrants to postgraduate study in the UK is level B2 on the CEFR. The University requires equivalent to 6.0 IELTS with at least 5.5 in each band for direct entry to a postgraduate study. Other qualifications are also accepted, please visit: www.beds.ac.uk/english-language Key features n Research interests cover a broad spectrum of contemporary business issues
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Our research has been rated as “internationally excellent” (RAE 2008)

School at the University of Bedfordshire and we offer a dynamic and flexible research environment. You will agree your MA/MSc by Research in Business course with a supervisor from the BMRI. You will be expected to undertake independent study in your chosen area of research as well as research methods. You will be required to participate in research student training courses organised by the Research Graduate School and by your research centre. You may also attend further classes (by agreement) but you will not normally be assessed in these. Assessment of the MA/MSc by Research will be by submission of a thesis (usually of around 15,000 to 30,000 words) followed by a presentation and oral examination. Within the BMRI the research interests of the members cover a broad range of research strands such as the Centre for Research in English Language Learning and Assessment (CRELLA), the Centre for Research in ICT Business Applications (RICTA), the Centre for Advances in Marketing (please see BMRI website for further information: www.beds.ac.uk/research/bmri

Career opportunities The MA/MSc by Research in Business is ideal for students who want to research topics relevant to their career goals, but who have limited time available. The course provides a route to higher degree research courses (MPhil/PhD offered at the University of Bedfordshire). Visit: www.bed.ac.uk/rgs to find out more.

Work with staff contributing at international level in their research areas Engage with cutting-edge research methods and analysis Opportunities to present at conferences and publish work in peer-reviewed journals

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Did you know? The University offers a full programme of training sessions for students on research degrees including automatic membership to its Research Student Support Group, which provides a forum for discussion on academic, social and administrative issues.

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Corporate Law (LLM)
Starts in: September or February Location: Putteridge Bury Duration: 1 year full-time Open to: UK/EU/International students Entry requirements: You should have at least a Second Class Honours degree in Law or equivalent. UK degree holders in disciplines other than law will be admitted if their degree contains sufficient and adequate legal content and on the basis of their individual results or other relevant professional experience. All international applicants will be assessed using UKBA policy. The minimum requirement for direct entrants to postgraduate study in the UK is level B2 on the CEFR. The University requires equivalent to 6.0 IELTS with at least 5.5 in each band for direct entry to a postgraduate study. Other qualifications are also accepted, please visit: www.beds.ac.uk/english-language Key features n This course will encourage students to see ‘the bigger picture’ by introducing them to many different aspects of international trade law
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This will expand upon concepts taught on the EU law units and enable students on the course to build on the knowledge gained there You will be taught by leading academics with industry experience This approach distinguishes the course from others, and will produce students able to operate confidently at all three jurisdictional levels – national, European and global

to export out of the EU, and is vital for those wishing to import into the bloc, in particular if the imported product is likely to compete with any European rivals. Problem-based learning will form a key part of this course, with many seminars and assignments centred in imaginary scenarios, the student’s job being to advise the hypothetical plaintiff on how they might resolve the legal problem with which they are faced. Career opportunities On completing this course, graduates will be well placed to progress into the following areas: solicitor in England and Wales; barrister in England and Wales; paralegal; International finance institutions and organisations; finance/ banking; business; management consultant; corporate financier; academia; consultancy; legal executive; and the Government.

Areas of study include:
Corporate governance Legal issues in European market integration Advances in corporate finance International finance and markets EU competition law International contracts Dissertation unit

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About the course This is a new course with distinctive features. It combines traditional legal topics with other, non-legal, topics from the field of finance. It also provides you with a thorough grounding in EU law, but with value added. Much if not all of the UK’s trade law now derives from EU Regulations and Directives. Union law is also relevant for those wishing

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Certificate in ELT (Teaching English as a Foreign Language)
Starts in: September or July Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 1 year part-time September start. Four weeks intensive July start Entry requirements: You should have at least a Second Class Honours degree, or equivalent. An interview with the course manager may also be required. All international applicants will be assessed using UKBA policy. The minimum requirement for direct entrants to postgraduate study in the UK is level B2 on the CEFR. The University requires equivalent to 6.0 IELTS with at least 5.5 in each band for direct entry to a postgraduate study. Other qualifications are also accepted, please visit: www.beds.ac.uk/english-language Key features n Invaluable opportunities to gain relevant and practical teaching experience
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About the course This is a postgraduate course in English Language Teaching leading to a professional qualification (TEFLI status), comparable to a CELTA qualification. The Certificate in ELT aims at developing language teaching awareness and an integral part of this course is observed and assessed teaching practice sessions, and observation of experienced English Language teachers. This course is designed for people seeking teaching jobs in private schools or further education colleges in the UK and abroad. Trainees following the Certificate course come from a variety of different backgrounds:
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of Bedfordshire, in the Department of Language and Communication. The Certificate in ELT leads on to postgraduate study, in particular to the MA in Applied Linguistics TEFL.

Did you know? You will have the opportunity to develop your teaching experience, with our teaching practice studios, and our observed and assessed teaching practice sessions.

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Lesson planning and lesson objectives Grammar teaching L2 materials development One-to-one teaching and classroom teaching Assessment CLT ideas Teaching vocabulary Using audio/visual aids Classroom management Teaching receptive skills Teaching productive skills The learner-centred approach

Experienced teachers wanting to add TEFL/ELT to their area of expertise Teachers of English as a foreign language who need a formal qualification Newly qualified graduates People seeking a career change

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ELT Management (MA)
Starts in: September or February Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 1 year full-time plus one optional period as part of Professional Practice. 2 years part-time plus one optional period as part of Professional Practice Open to: UK/EU/International students Entry requirements: You should have at least a Second Class Honours degree, or equivalent, and/or relevant teaching experience. All international applicants will be assessed using UKBA policy. The minimum requirement for direct entrants to postgraduate study in the UK is level B2 on the CEFR. The University requires equivalent to 6.5 IELTS with at least 5.5 in each band for direct entry to a postgraduate study. Other qualifications are also accepted, please visit: www.beds.ac.uk/english-language Students who hold a DELTA or Trinity Diploma, or equivalent qualification can be considered to have the teaching practice element of this course compensated, if they wish to. Key features n You will benefit from the prolific and highly successful Centre for Research in English Language Learning and Assessment (CRELLA) – led by Professor Cyril Weir, a worldfamous expert in language testing and programme evaluation
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following this MA course will have an opportunity to gain a better understanding of management in the language teaching and learning (ELT and TEFL) industry. This is an interdisciplinary course that combines a wide range of areas drawing from the field of language teaching and learning, that of teacher training and that of business and management in an international context. The culmination of the course consists of a single Dissertation/Project. This unit is based on independent work and focuses on original research and on the application of knowledge to inform the investigation of problems and move towards resolution of them. For those students who would like to develop their work experience further, we are also offering them a new optional Professional Practice unit, which allows students to explore the practical issues relevant to their field of study in a professional/working environment of their own choosing. This may involve also working in a language teaching and learning institution abroad. Career opportunities Our graduates take up careers in the management of language/ELT recognised centres such as universities, colleges, and language schools in many countries across the world. This can be either in the private or public sector. There is also the option to undertake PhD study here in various areas related to both business/management and language teaching and learning.

Did you know? You will have the opportunity to develop your teaching experience, with our teaching practice studios, and our observed and assessed teaching practice sessions.

Areas of study include:
The methodology of language teaching Exploring research: concepts and methods Issues in TEFL (teaching practice) Assessment and accreditation L2 materials development Business communication Financial analysis Marketing Managing people Opportunity to study a foreign language

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Engineering Business Management (MSc)
Starts in: September Location: Putteridge Bury campus, Luton Open to: UK/EU/International students Entry requirements: Applicants should hold a first degree or equivalent in any aspect of Engineering, Science or a related discipline. Students without a first degree but with professional and vocational experience (Incorporated Engineer (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng) status may be considered subject to demonstrating the potential to succeed. All international applicants will be assessed using UKBA policy. The minimum requirement for direct entrants to postgraduate study in the UK is level B2 on the CEFR. The University requires equivalent to 6.0 IELTS with at least 5.5 in each band for direct entry to a postgraduate study. Other qualifications are also accepted, please visit: www.beds.ac.uk/english-language Key features n Designed to help engineering and technical graduates develop specialist skills and knowledge in engineering, manufacturing, operations and project management
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future-focused engineering businesses. The course incorporates critical topics including lean operations, six sigma quality management, technology management and production systems management. You will develop your ability to analyse problems logically and apply decisionmaking skills to reach feasible, realistic solutions. All courses in the MBM Suite can be converted into an MBA when you have gained three years of business experience by undertaking credit-bearing projects totalling to 90 credits. These projects can be undertaken using supported learning while you are in employment over a period of up to two years. Career opportunities On successful completion of the MSc Engineering Business Management you will be well placed to pursue a career in engineering-based organisations in the public or private sector.

Areas of study include:
Production systems management (lean manufacturing focus) Strategic technology management Project management Operations management Financial analysis Risk and quality management (six sigma focus) Contract and procurement management Management of operations Managing people Applied management project

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Our interactive teaching and learning enables you to discuss real case studies to evaluate Engineering management practices

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About the course The MSc Engineering Business Management is a specialist Master’s course which will enable you to become a knowledgeable and effective manager in a knowledge-based global economy. The approach will be not just multidisciplinary but also international, and will enable critical thinking and creativity in analysis, synthesis and appraisal.

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Intercultural Communication (MA)
Starts in: September or February Location: Luton campus, Vicarage Street, and Putteridge Bury campus, Luton Duration: 1 year full-time* or 2 years part-time (available for UK students only) Open to: UK/EU/International students Entry requirements: You should have an Honours degree or substantial professional experience in a relevant field. Applicants who have significant work experience or qualifications that differ from the above, but which nevertheless could be a basis for further study, may be invited for interview. You do not need prior training in intercultural communication, linguistics or communication, but should be interested in language, culture and communication. If you do not have an Honours degree but have relevant work experience, please contact the course manager. Candidates who are non-native speakers of English will need to have an English proficiency level of at least IELTS 6.5 or CAE Grade B (or equivalent). Other qualifications are also accepted, please visit: www.beds.ac.uk/english-language Key features n The University is the national centre for the European Social Fund Project, Language and Culture for Business – so you will benefit from the resources and expertise this brings, as well as from a highly experienced teaching team
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in linguistic and psychological theory. The focus on cultural diversity and communication issues will develop your ability to analyse and explain cultural differences in language use and in intercultural interactions, and to design effective intercultural training programmes. You will also examine and critically evaluate theories and research findings relating to communication across cultures. Together with the core topics in intercultural communication, you may choose pathways to suit your interests and career ambitions in areas such as management, marketing and public relations, travel and tourism, and Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). (For those wishing to take options from the TEFL pathway, previous experience in this area is expected). Differences in the way we communicate can affect interpersonal and intercultural relations. With the help of business and education case studies, you will learn how perceived cultural differences can be analysed and notions of miscommunication and negative stereotyping can be minimised. The course will also teach you how to design, implement and effectively evaluate intercultural training programmes, equipping you with the practical and professional skills of the trainer/adviser. This will enable you to address contemporary issues affecting today’s multicultural societies, both nationally and internationally. Career opportunities By successfully completing the MA in Intercultural Communication, you will gain skills that are highly valued by employers worldwide, and you will be able to draw on empirical evidence to explain how linguistic and cultural factors can influence the effectiveness of communication and the appropriate management of relationships. You will have the knowledge, understanding and experience to help deal effectively with cultural diversity issues in areas

such as international business, aid agencies, local authority service providers, and education. *Full-time courses that start in September comprise 12 months of study, but those starting in February include a three-month summer break and therefore run for 15 months.

Did you know? This course is the first of its kind in the UK and provides in-depth training in intercultural communication, drawing on the latest developments in linguistic and psychological theory.

Areas of study include:
Cultural diversity and change Exploring research concepts and methods The communication process Language and intercultural relations Intercultural training The methodology of language teaching (optional) Issues in TEFL (optional) Professional practice (optional) International tourism (optional) Managing people (optional) International marketing (optional) Public relations (optional) International relations (optional)

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Institutional membership of the Society for Intercultural Education Training and Research (SIETAR) is available to students Highly regarded visiting professors, including Charles Hampden-Turner and Alan Barrell, and professional trainers from organisations such as SIETAR visit the University as guest speakers

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International Commercial Law (LLM)
Starts in: September or February Location: Putteridge Bury campus, Luton Duration: 1 year full-time* Open to: UK/EU/International students Entry requirements: You should have at least a Second Class Honours degree in Law or equivalent. All international applicants will be assessed using UKBA policy. The minimum requirement for direct entrants to postgraduate study in the UK is level B2 on the CEFR. The University requires equivalent to 6.0 IELTS with at least 5.5 in each band for direct entry to a postgraduate study. Other qualifications are also accepted, please visit: www.beds.ac.uk/english-language Key features n The School of Law has been commended by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), which was impressed by the way students praised the quality of teaching
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As well as developing an in-depth knowledge of the rules of law and legal processes relevant to international transactions, you will also have an opportunity to study specialist subject areas, such as international aviation law. Our experienced and supportive teaching team will also help increase your use of independent and original thinking on legal matters, as well as your oral and written communication skills. The course is aimed at those who wish to pursue a legal career in business or commerce, but will also be relevant for those wishing to practise in any legal environment. Career opportunities On successful completion of the LLM International Commercial Law, you will be equipped with the skills, knowledge and confidence to pursue a career in law. *Full-time courses that start in September comprise 12 months of study, but those starting in February include a three-month summer break and therefore run for 15 months.

Areas of study include:
International alternative dispute resolution International aviation law Corporate governance and company law International contracts LLM dissertation

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We endeavour to stretch students’ experiences beyond simply the academic stage of training future lawyers We offer a rich and diverse learning environment that will equip you for the modern commercial world Our teaching team has substantial experience in lecturing to international audiences, as well as working as consultants to international clients

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International Finance & Banking (MSc)
Starts in: September Location: Putteridge Bury campus, Luton, with some specialist activities taking place at the Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 1 year full-time Open to: UK/EU/International students Entry requirements: You should have at least a Second Class Honours degree (normally a minimum 2:2), or equivalent in a relevant discipline. This might include finance, economics, accounting, business studies (provided that a good level of numeracy is included) and pure science subjects, again where numeracy features. All international applicants will be assessed using UKBA policy. The minimum requirement for direct entrants to postgraduate study in the UK is level B2 on the CEFR. The University requires equivalent to 6.0 IELTS with at least 5.5 in each band for direct entry to a postgraduate study. Other qualifications are also accepted, please visit: www.beds.ac.uk/english-language Key features n Mix with other postgraduate students from around the world
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banking centres are easily accessible – giving you real-world resources to aid your learning. The course will be delivered through lectures, seminars and expert visiting speakers, and will also involve visits to the institutions that you are studying. Our tutors have many years of experience in finance and banking and have excellent expertise in the area. Career opportunities This course is designed to prepare you for senior management through the development of technical expertise in aspects of the banking and finance industry. Many applicants will aspire to work in the capital markets of their home countries, while others will wish to work in specialist areas of banking and finance. The international nature of the banking and finance industry makes this course highly desirable for those with an ambition to succeed in the industry.

Areas of study include:
Quantitative and research methods Banking and financial intermediation Advances in corporate finance Corporate banking International finance and markets Financial statement analysis and security valuation Foundation of investment theories Dissertation

We have excellent contacts within the Securities and Investments Institute (SII) The course was developed through consultation with professionals in the banking and finance industry We are located close to the City of London for study and placement opportunities The teaching team is an international group that has presented at conferences throughout the world

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About the course This new course is designed to build on your undergraduate skills in finance. If you have an undergraduate degree in accounting, finance, economics or other related areas and want to learn more about international finance and banking – especially with a view to developing your career – this course will fit your requirements. London’s finance and

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International Human Resource Management (MA)
Starts in: September or February Location: Putteridge Bury campus, Luton Duration: 1 year full-time* or 18 months Open to: UK/EU/International students Entry requirements: You should have at least a Second Class Honours degree, or equivalent. All international applicants will be assessed using UKBA policy. The minimum requirement for direct entrants to postgraduate study in the UK is level B2 on the CEFR. The University requires equivalent to 6.0 IELTS with at least 5.5 in each band for direct entry to a postgraduate study. Other qualifications are also accepted, please visit: www.beds.ac.uk/english-language Key features n All assessments take place within the University and there are no external examinations
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to provide a high level of practical expertise and contribute effectively to the achievement of successful human resource management. It will enable you to explore the research and debates about human resource management practices that are fundamental to organisations in contemporary society, as well as attempting to answer the critical questions posed. You will assess current thinking within this rapidly developing field at both operational and strategic levels. You will develop a strategic view of human resource management, and learn to recognise the key people-management implications of corporate goals and problems, analyse data using relevant techniques and knowledge, and to develop action plans for practical implementation. Through a blend of studying key ideas and theories, case study work and practical investigation of business situations, you will develop the expertise to make an invaluable contribution to effective organisational management. Career opportunities On successful completion of this course you will be well placed to pursue a career as a professional human resource practitioner in areas such as employee resourcing, training and development, employment relations and reward management.

*Full-time courses that start in September comprise 12 months of study, but those starting in February include a three-month summer break and therefore run for 15 months. There is also 18 months option where students will have the opportunity to go on a work placement if they wish.

Areas of study include:
International business environment Human side of management Introduction to human resource management Communication in business Comparative human resource management Employee engagement Personnel resourcing Human resource development Engaging with research Applied human resource management project

Mix with other postgraduate students in a unique environment The course adopts a blended learning approach, combining use of up-to-date e-Media with traditional tuition and access to well-stocked library resources

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About the course There is a growing recognition that an organisation’s success is critically dependent upon effective management of its employees. Whether in the competitive world of commercial business or the changing and challenging context of the public and not-for-profit sector, it is increasingly vital to have skilled, committed and empowered employees who gain satisfaction from meeting the goals of the organisation. To achieve this is not easy – professional human resource management practitioners can play a vital role in bringing their special expertise to bear on the challenges presented. This course gives you the opportunity to develop as an HR practitioner from an international perspective, able

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Ahmad Awais
MA International Human Resource Management student (Pakistan)

This course has given me the confidence to get to grips with the HR field, and I think the most important thing that this course has instilled is the ability to critically evaluate and solve HR-related problems in an academic and organisational setting.

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International Relations (MA)
Starts in: September or February Location: Luton campus, Vicarage Street and Putteridge Bury campus Duration: 1 year full-time, 18 months with internship, 2 years part-time (EU/ UK students only) Open to: UK/EU/International students Entry requirements: Ideally you should have an Honours degree. You do not need prior training in international relations but should be interested in the area of international relations or international business environments. Alternatively you may have substantial professional experience in a relevant field (typically three years or more). Applicants who have significant work experience or qualifications that differ from the above, but which nevertheless could be a basis for further study, may be invited for interview. Please contact the course manager for further information. Candidates who are non-native speakers of English will need to have an English proficiency level of at least IELTS 6.0. Key features n Explore international relations in an interdisciplinary manner reflecting the true nature of international institutions and organisations today
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cultural communities comprised of both economic migrants and refugees globally, makes knowledge of international relations an imperative for graduates who want to work internationally or engage in international issues at home, whether they be in political, economic, or business arenas. The course is interdisciplinary, combining IR studies with cultural studies, and addresses the need for intercultural competence in all international situations. This is now of paramount importance as both politics and culture integrate to shape economic, technological, demographic and social justice concerns. The delivery of the course is a combination of traditional lectures, workshops and tutorials together with practical experience and the opportunity to engage in meaningful research addressing ‘real world’ issues by gathering both primary and secondary data in their research projects. The Department of Language and Communication has a proven record of research and to further this emphasis on expanding research, the Department holds a series of plenary lectures from academics, visiting scholars, and PhD students from universities around the UK as well as speakers from NGOs, Aid Agencies, and Think Tanks. To further emphasise the importance of this multidisciplinary approach, you may choose three option units from a variety of disciplines such as Linguistics, International Marketing, Finance and Globalisation, Law and the Media. While some units such as Law and PR are an extension of previous studies or expertise, other units such as those from Linguistics, International Marketing or Finance and Globalisation and Social Media are open to all students and require no prior knowledge or expertise. However combined with the core units from the MA these will increase your employability. The culmination of this MA is your dissertation in which you will explore a topic of your own choosing but relevant to international relations through a variety of research methods.

Career opportunities The MA International Relations (IR) provides you with the knowledge and skills to work internationally in a wide variety of institutions and organisations. The scope of studies in IR is broad but always includes a strong emphasis on debate, free enquiry and curiosity. Today with the growing need to understand the basis of international exchange in all walks of life, studies in IR reach out to other disciplines such as anthropology, cultural studies, economics, business, sociology, geography, history, law or literature. Typically students in IR will work for NGOs, government and local authority institutions; international business, education and the media.

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Areas of study include International relations (IR theory and international institutions) International relations (globalisation, conflict and reform) Cultural diversity and change Exploring research Professional practice Linguistics and TEFL (option) International finance (option) Management (option) International law (option) Marketing and PR (option) Social media (option)

Gain professional practical experience with a work placement programme Work within a department with a proven record for excellence in research and student achievement, and have the opportunity to take your studies further to PhD level You will have the added opportunity to study a foreign language to enhance your skills profile

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About the course The MA International Relations, both in content and method of delivery is innovative and creative as well as having a strong focus on employability. The growth of NGOs, in numbers and influence on the world stage, the internationalisation of industry and all areas of business, the multi-

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Investment & Finance (MSc)
Starts in: September Location: Putteridge Bury campus, Luton Duration: 1 year full-time Open to: UK/EU/International students Entry requirements: Applicants will normally be considered on individual merits. Applicants will need a Second Class Honours degree (normally a minimum 2:2) or equivalent in a relevant discipline. This might include finance, economics, accounting, or business studies (provided that a good level of numeracy is included) and pure science subjects, where numeracy features. Certain areas within the business domain will be excluded as having insufficient numeracy; for example marketing and human resource management. All international applicants will be assessed using UKBA policy. The minimum requirement for direct entrants to postgraduate study in the UK is level B2 on the CEFR. The University requires equivalent to 6.0 IELTS with at least 5.5 in each band for direct entry to a postgraduate study. Other qualifications are also accepted, please visit: www.beds.ac.uk/english-language Key features n The course provides the necessary foundation for graduates who are preparing for a career in investment and security analysis or portfolio analysis
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About the course The broad aims of this course are to enable you to be an effective investment and finance analyst in a range of organisations. The technical knowledge gained from this course will enhance your decisionmaking ability through the application of technical and analytical investment and financial tools to complex finance issues. You will be able to analyse and implement solutions to equity investment and portfolio management problems including issues raised in equity risk management and equity markets. The practical approach of the course ensures a strong vocational foundation for careers in finance. Investment and finance are also studied in an international context to provide the necessary foundations for a career in the global economy. During the course of your studies you will be developing your knowledge, skills and wider attributes. This MSc course delivers a broad range of investment techniques and financial analytical tools used widely by investment professionals.

Career opportunities Graduates of this course are well placed to find career opportunities in: finance and investment including banking institutions and insurance; audit and corporate governance; risk management and corporate finance.

Areas of study include:
Financial statement analysis and security valuation Foundations of investment Investment analysis and portfolio management Financial risk management International finance and markets Advances in corporate finance Quantitative and research methods Dissertation

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The technical knowledge gained from this course is enhanced by the application and integration of theory and practice within the decision context

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Logistics & Supply Chain Management (MSc)
Starts in: September Location: Putteridge Bury campus, Luton Duration: 1 year full-time Open to: UK/EU/International students Entry requirements: Applicants should hold a first degree. Consideration will be given to mature applicants with lower level qualifications, but with substantial (three years or more) relevant management experience. All international applicants will be assessed using UKBA policy. The minimum requirement for direct entrants to postgraduate study in the UK is level B2 on the CEFR. The University requires equivalent to 6.0 IELTS with at least 5.5 in each band for direct entry to a postgraduate study. Other qualifications are also accepted, please visit: www.beds.ac.uk/english-language Key features n The course enables graduates to develop specialist knowledge and skills in logistics and supply chain management to enhance their employability
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Undertake collaborative learning with other postgraduate students from around the world in a professional, conference-style learning environment

managing logistics and supply chains within the trend of globalisation. The course also aims to ensure you have a critical awareness of legal, social and environmental issues faced by modern logistics organisations. It will equip you with the skills to optimise supply chain and logistics management decisions at operational, tactical and strategic levels in the fast changing business environment. It will also introduce you to the current best practices of modern businesses around the world in managing their supply chain and logistics operations. It will help you to gain a critical insight into current logistics and supply chain management practice within a variety of environments, and how supply chains are managed locally, nationally and over international boundaries. You will develop your ability to analyse problems logically and apply decision-making skills to reach feasible, realistic solutions. Career opportunities On successful completion of the course, you will have developed skills valued by employers worldwide. The course’s focus on contemporary concepts within the area of supply chain management, operations management and logistics means you will have the up-to-date and relevant knowledge to pursue a career

in areas such as logistics management, supply chain management, procurement management, inventory management, consultancy, and quality management.

Areas of study include:
Supply chain management Operations management Logistics management Financial analysis Project management Contract and procurement management Sustainable logistics and supply chain management Digital business management Business research methods Applied management project

You will be taught by staff from the Operations and Knowledge Management Research Group Collaborative learning with other postgraduate students from around the world in a professional conference-style learning environment Opportunities to interact with guest speakers from industries and have site visits to major logistics centres

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About the course In recent years, logistics and supply chain management have been recognised as important management approaches and strategies to increase an organisation’s operational effectiveness and gain competitive advantage. The course aims to develop your knowledge and skills, to manage contemporary logistics and supply chains effectively in various industry sectors, whilst evaluating the issues in www.beds.ac.uk

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Marketing Communications (MSc)
Starts in: September Location: Putteridge Bury campus, Luton Duration: 1 year full-time Open to: UK/EU/International students Entry requirements: Applicants should have a good Honours degree in one of the following areas: marketing; advertising; public relations; media studies or business (with some marketing focus); or other cognate discipline eg psychology. Exceptional entry for mature students is available for applicants who can demonstrate their ability to study at this level and/or have considerable experience in the field of marketing communications. All international applicants will be assessed using UKBA policy. The minimum requirement for direct entrants to postgraduate study in the UK is level B2 on the CEFR. The University requires equivalent to 6.0 IELTS with at least 5.5 in each band for direct entry to a postgraduate study. Other qualifications are also accepted, please visit: www.beds.ac.uk/english-language Key features n Excellent reputation for teaching
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critical knowledge of brand management and buyer behaviour. The teaching team includes researchers and staff with extensive industry experience and there may also be active involvement of practitioners in the course. You will benefit from lectures and ‘live’ assignments from UK agencies and brand owners which will help to prepare you for employment on completion of the course. Career opportunities On successful completion of this course you will be able to propose and implement strategies addressing brand, and target customer and media issues that acknowledge and involve internal and external stakeholders. Your ability to produce and justify a creative integrated marketing communications plan will be invaluable to employers worldwide. The cutting-edge knowledge and expertise you will acquire will allow you to pursue a career in the marketing communications sectors of advertising, public relations, direct marketing, or in client-side strategic brand management. Roles include: account executive; advertising account planner; PR officer; PR event manager; direct marketing creatives; mailing house manager; media buyer; and brand manager.

Areas of study include:
Marketing communications Brand management and research Marketing communications and society Public relations issues Integrated marketing Advertising Interactive and direct marketing Current issues in marketing communications Dissertation

To find out more contact Dr Annie Danbury: t: +44 (0)1582 743 037 e: annie.danbury@beds.ac.uk w: http://uob.cc/business

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Vishal Mehta
MSc Marketing Communications student

I really enjoy the course. It centres on how marketing communications are used worldwide. The academics are experts in their fields and provide the most up-to-date knowledge in the area, which we can use in our studies and apply to situations in the real world.

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About the course There is a focus on developing your knowledge and understanding in three areas of integrated marketing communications systems: public relations, advertising, and interactive and direct marketing. A key theme and driving force of the course is the concept of integration, both at an organisational level (integrated marketing) and at a campaign level (integrated marketing communications). The course is practical in nature enabling you to develop your skills in creating marketing communications, campaign planning and evaluation, and acquire a

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Project Management (MSc)
Starts in: September Location: Putteridge Bury campus, Luton Duration: 1 year full-time, 2 years parttime, or 3-4 years by distance learning Open to: UK/EU/International students Entry requirements: You should have an Honours degree, or equivalent. Exceptionally, students may be admitted with evidence of previous advanced study and significant management experience, which the University accepts as qualifying the applicant for entry. All international applicants will be assessed using UKBA policy. The minimum requirement for direct entrants to postgraduate study in the UK is level B2 on the CEFR. The University requires equivalent to 6.0 IELTS with at least 5.5 in each band for direct entry to a postgraduate study. Other qualifications are also accepted, please visit: www.beds.ac.uk/english-language Key features n The course is accredited by the Association for Project Management and also reflects areas of knowledge specified by the Project Management Institute
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About the course The course will develop your knowledge and skills to manage projects effectively in the commercial, public and voluntary sector. Its content has been developed with reference to the project management professional bodies and with input from project management specialists from a range of organisations, ensuring the course reflects current and best practice. The management of complex projects can be challenging and requires a multidisciplinary skill set including planning and resource management but also soft skills, such as interpersonal and leadership skills. The course covers a range of study areas to reflect the responsibilities of today’s project manager. It includes managing projects for today’s global companies over international boundaries. Real case studies are used to evaluate project management practice through discussion in seminars and workshops. The course will provide students with access to PRINCE2 training, giving you an additional professional qualification that is attractive to employers. Career opportunities This course will give you a valuable qualification that is attractive to employers as project management professionals are in demand. The course is open to graduates of all disciplines seeking to develop a career in project

management. Managers wishing to develop their career with the addition of project management expertise will benefit from the course. Graduates from the course will have the flexibility to work in a range of organisations, as a manager, project manager or in a consultancy capacity.

Areas of study include:
Project entrepreneurship Contract and procurement management Project management tools and techniques Risk and quality management The human side of management Financial analysis Project (delivery of a real client project) Business research methods Applied management research project or dissertation

Opportunity to put theory into practice via the delivery of a real project for a client PRINCE2 Project Management Foundation and Practitioner training available

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Milda Ratkelyte
MSc Project Management graduate (now working as an energy sector project manager for Terrapinn, a business conference producer based in Singapore)

The course is well-coordinated and the academic team has been great. The highlight for me was passing PRINCE2 training – it has given me the confidence to deal with risk assessment and quality assurance matters. As part of the course, I organised a fundraising event where I faced many genuine project management issues which were mostly related to HR.

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Public Relations (MA)
Starts in: September Location: Putteridge Bury campus, Luton (full-time) or Luton campus, Park Square (part-time) Duration: 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time Open to: UK/EU/International students Entry requirements: You should have at least a Second Class Honours degree, or equivalent, in a relevant discipline such as marketing, advertising, public relations, media studies or business (with a strong marketing focus), or other cognate discipline. All international applicants will be assessed using UKBA policy. The minimum requirement for direct entrants to postgraduate study in the UK is level B2 on the CEFR. The University requires equivalent to 6.0 IELTS with at least 5.5 in each band for direct entry to a postgraduate study. Other qualifications are also accepted, please visit: www.beds.ac.uk/english-language Exceptional entry for mature students on either study mode is available for applicants who can demonstrate their ability to study at this level and/or have considerable experience in the field of public relations, marketing or marketing communications. Key features n Mix with other postgraduate students from around the world in a unique environment
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theoretical and applied polarities of the course are distinctive features and lead to high levels of employability or form the basis of further postgraduate study. The course teaches an integrated approach to marketing and marketing communications, with public relations ‘earning its keep’ and justifying its place at the heart of corporate management. It encourages the inquisitive, rewards the hard-working and builds skills for those intending to further their careers at a high level in public relations. Throughout, it stresses critical thinking, reflective practice and self-reliance – all of which are characteristics expected of today’s senior public relations practitioners. It develops skills in campaign planning and evaluation which are firmly rooted in understanding ‘the brand’, whether discrete or corporate. It will develop key transferable skills of imagination and creativity, effective teamwork, communication, decision making and critical self-awareness – all of which are core skills demanded by 21st century employers. The part-time delivery option is aimed primarily at those currently working in the public relations, marketing or marketing communications industries. It will normally be run as a separate stream to the full-time option. In the case of MA Public Relations part-time, lectures and workshops will normally run on Wednesday evenings and occasional Saturdays (morning and afternoon). Delivery will be at the Luton campus, Park Square. Career opportunities On successful completion of this course you will have a sensitive understanding of developments in the media and the ability to use this understanding to develop effective multi-faceted public relations campaigns. You will be ideally placed to develop a career in public relations or within an integrated marketing communications discipline, whether in consultancy or in an in-house corporate function. Public relations is in great demand in today’s society in a

variety of spheres, including industry, commerce, government, the voluntary and service sectors – indeed anywhere there is a need to communicate or defend the activities of an organisation. Post-experience students successfully completing the part-time course will improve their opportunities to move into or be promoted within public relations roles at their existing employers or others in the fields of public relations, marketing or marketing communications.

Did you know? You will be taught by leading experts in public relations who have years of extensive industry experience, including Neville Hunt, who was awarded the prestigious Norman Manners PR Professional of the Year Award 2008.

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About the course Throughout the course you will develop a deep theoretical knowledge of the place of public relations in society and, in the context of an integrated approach to marketing communications, as a fundamental tool of reputation management. In addition, you will build practical skills in public relations through engagement with current industry practice informed by leading practitioners. These

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Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Park Square or Bedford campus Duration: 2-3 years part-time. Attendance is between one and three evenings per week, depending on the combination of subjects chosen Open to: UK/EU students (see page 190) Entry requirements: The minimum entry requirement is two A Levels and three GCSEs or their equivalent. These need to be in five separate subjects including English and Maths. For more information, please refer to: www.accaglobal.com Key features n Students can sit papers flexibly to fit individual requirements
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About the course The ACCA course leads to the skills and knowledge papers for the ACCA qualification that is essential for anyone wishing to pursue a senior managerial position in accounting or finance. On completion of this course, you will be able to apply for senior level positions in the industry. The course is designed for people who are already working in the accounting or finance industry, who wish to further their career by professional qualification, or who wish to enter the profession. You may have completed the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) or Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) qualification and wish to take the next step, or may be entering the profession for the first time. We will be offering the new fundamentals stage of the ACCA study, which consists of three knowledge and six skills papers. Career opportunities This course aims to prepare you for senior management through technical expertise in accounting and finance.

The ACCA qualification will equip you to advance in management accounting, financial accounting and reporting, taxation, auditing, and general financial management. This qualification adds value to your experience and enables you to demonstrate your capability to perform at a high level in the accounting and finance industry. On completion of the course you will have up to nine of the skills and knowledge papers required for the ACCA qualification. To find out more visit: http://uob.cc/acca-course

Areas of study include:
Knowledge papers F1 Accountant in business F2 Management accounting F3 Financial accounting Skills papers F4 Corporate and business law F5 Performance management F6 Taxation F7 Financial reporting F8 Audit and assurance F9 Financial management

Study groups are not too large and there is individual attention to improve your abilities Boost career and earnings potential Taught on a part-time basis to fit with existing work and personal commitments Led by an experienced and passionate academic team

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Public Service Interpreting Diploma (DPSI)
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Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Vicarage Street Duration: 1 year full-time Open to: UK/EU/International students Entry requirements: Candidates’ command of the written and spoken languages should be equal to the standard of a BA Honours language degree. Students must be able to switch between the two languages easily, transferring ideas and concepts between them. Candidates should indicate the language they are offering and which Public Service Option they prefer (Local Government or Law). We welcome applications from students with ethnically diverse backgrounds, mature students and international students. The University supports a widening participation, open access agenda and encourages applicants with non-standard qualifications. All applicants will be invited for a brief interview before being offered a place on the course. All international applicants will be assessed using UKBA policy. The minimum requirement for direct entrants to postgraduate study in the UK is level B2 on the CEFR. The University requires equivalent to 6.0 IELTS with at least 5.5 in each band for direct entry to a postgraduate study. Other qualifications are also accepted, please visit: www.beds.ac.uk/english-language Key features n Tutors on the course are qualified and experienced interpreters
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time, prepares the student to work in one of three public service sectors, law, health or local government. (Law and Local Government are the only options offered at the University of Bedfordshire.) Speakers from the appropriate sector play a prominent role in the course. Students will work closely with course tutors and language tutors, who are all qualified interpreters. The skills acquired by the students during the course include consecutive and simultaneous interpreting, sight translation, written translation, notetaking skills. In addition, students will gain knowledge of ethical and professional practice skills related to the role of the public service interpreter. Career opportunities Past students are working in a range of jobs in the public sector, such as legal services and the NHS. Holders of the DPSI can apply for membership of the National Register of Public Service Interpreters. This register is used by public services to recruit interpreters at local, regional and national levels.

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The skills acquired on the DPSI course are valuable in any work situation which involves interpersonal communication. At the University of Bedfordshire’s Language Centre, where our DPSI course is delivered, you can benefit from excellent facilities for group and individual practice, which will help you develop and improve your language and communication skills in general, and your interpreting and translation skills, in particular.

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Executive (MBA)
Starts in: September Location: Putteridge Bury campus, Luton and overseas centres Duration: 2 years part-time involving an induction, plus eight workshops each year, and online programmes Open to: UK/EU students (see page 190) Entry requirements: You should have a good first degree in any discipline and a minimum of two years of management experience. Entry to the course is available for applicants without a degree but with management experience who demonstrate an ability to meet the intellectual demands of the course. Our Executive MBA students have an average age of 34 years and an average of 10 years of work experience. Key features n An internationally recognised degree
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By undertaking MBA study at the University, you signal your commitment to an existing or future employer by taking charge of your career and by building strategic skills in readiness for increased management responsibility. Like the full-time MBA, the Executive MBA combines core disciplines with innovative subject areas such as entrepreneurship and leadership to understand the ‘big picture’ of business life and underpin career success in strategic management and leadership in the commercial and public sectors. The Executive MBA is taught on the basis of supported learning with the use of resources such as study guides and podcasts, and a live online classroom that combines traditional contact with lecturers with the use of new media. With the academic groundwork undertaken through selfdirected individual and group study, the traditional, face-to-face sessions become focused ‘quality time’ for critical discussion and application of business and management models to real-life business problems. You will complete two projects during the course: one focused on leadership and the other a case study that integrates your previous learning. We require all students to have a minimum of two years of management experience, so you will be able to network with, and learn from, other experienced managers. Executive MBA graduates have automatic entitlement to membership of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), which offers regular regional meetings with keynote speakers, networking opportunities and online access to a management resource centre. While studying your MBA you will be able to attend our Knowledge Network meetings where business professionals meet to share their knowledge and experience, and listen to presentations from guest speakers. We also have an active Alumni Association, which offers further networking opportunities.

Career opportunities Executive MBA students come from a range of sectors and organisational backgrounds including manufacturing; information technology; retail and services; healthcare; the commercial and public sectors; and both large and smallto medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The Executive MBA is a career accelerator and our experience shows that you will progress by applying your learning to your personal and professional life.

Areas of study include:
Leading and managing people Accounting for leaders Marketing products and services in a dynamic environment Mobilising creativity and innovation Operations and project management Strategy Entrepreneurship and small business management Thriving in a competitive global context Leadership project Integrated management project

Mix with other experienced managers Opportunities to attend highprofile business events run by the University’s Knowledge Hub and hear from external speakers Our weekend tutoring with supported learning materials enables flexibility for busy lifestyles We offer innovative learning materials and a course structure to maximise personal and strategic management development opportunities Our MBA is delivered worldwide and there may be possibilities for international day schools/networking events

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About the course The University of Bedfordshire Business School’s 20 years’ experience of teaching the Executive MBA has identified that practising managers have many motivations for embarking on the course. These include accelerated advancement in their chosen profession; a change of career direction; a desire to start their own business; acquisition of cutting-edge business skills and the ability to apply them more effectively.

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Human Resource Management (MSc)
Starts in: September Location: Putteridge Bury campus, Luton Duration: 2 years part-time, Wednesday 1pm-5.30pm Open to: UK students (see page 190) Entry requirements: You should have at least a Second Class Honours degree, or equivalent. This course is open to home students only. Students must be currently engaged in, or have significant relevant experience in an HR role. All applicants must have the ability to study and complete all assessments with a suitably high standard of English. Applicants who have already attained their postgraduate diploma may be eligible to ‘top up’ their studies to gain the MSc Human Resource Management by undertaking just one taught unit and a dissertation. Key features n The course is accredited by the CIPD but all assessment takes place within the University and there are no external examinations
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This dynamic course gives you the opportunity to develop as a professional practitioner, able to provide a high level of practical expertise towards achieving successful human resource management. You will assess current thinking at both operational and strategic levels. You will develop a strategic view of human resource management, learning to recognise the key people management implications of corporate goals and problems to analyse data using relevant techniques and knowledge, and to develop action plans for practical implementation. Through a blend of studying key ideas and theories, case study work and practical investigation of business situations, you will develop the professional expertise to make an invaluable contribution to effective organisational management. Career opportunities On successful completion of this course you will be well placed to enhance your career as a professional human resource practitioner in areas such as employee resourcing, training and development, employment relations and reward management. The course enables you to gain Full Membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, which is becoming essential for career progression within this professional field.

Areas of study include:
The human side of management Business environment and performance People resourcing Employee reward Learning and development Employee relations People management and development Research methods

Mix with other postgraduate students in a unique environment The course adopts a blended learning approach, combining up-to-date use of electronic media with traditional tuition and access to well-stocked library resources

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Human Resource Management (PgDip) Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
Starts in: September Location: Bedford campus Duration: 2 years part-time. Attendance is required for one afternoon and evening (the same day) per week. Some weekend attendance is also required for skills development workshops Open to: UK/EU students (see page 190) Entry requirements: Entry onto the course is by application form and formal interview. You must be currently employed in human resources, or in a line management/supervisory role or related area. If you do not have formal qualifications you will be invited to show evidence that you are likely to make a contribution to, and benefit from, the course and be able to meet the assessment criteria. In most cases it will be sufficient to show capability in basic mathematics and written English, computer literacy, and considerable and varied experience of work in an office environment. A level or similar qualifications will help support a case for admission but is not essential. You will be expected to work in groups on given tasks and show willingness to undertake necessary and directed research. Applicants holding degree qualifications in a business-related discipline will normally be admitted to the course. Those holding such qualifications in other disciplines should normally also have significant experience of work in an office environment, preferably in a human resources role. Applicants who have achieved the Certificate in Personnel Practice or a similar qualification will normally be admitted to the course. Key features n The course provides a dual award to be achieved (PgDipHRM from the University of Bedfordshire and an Advanced Level Diploma in HRM from CIPD)
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About the course The human resources profession is changing; it is more business-focused, more internationally oriented and adds more value for employers than ever before. This course will provide students with essential knowledge, understanding and skills required to be effective HR practitioners. Through critical analysis and investigation they will develop an understanding of the business and international context within which HR operates, as well as the role of HR in driving organisational performance. This course will also provide students with eligibility for membership into the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development the professional body for those involved in the management and development of people. The postgraduate diploma is aimed at those who are looking to progress to a management-level position and beyond within the personnel and development sector. The course will develop your practical skills and widen your knowledge of specialist areas of human resource management including employee resourcing, learning and development, employee reward, and employee relations. You will be taught by tutors who are experts in their fields and study alongside other HR practitioners and people managers. Due to the practical application of the course, it is best suited to those currently working within a personnel and development role.

Career opportunities Students who have undertaken this course have found that it boosts their career and earnings potential, and demonstrates to both current and future employers their value as an employee. The course also provides an opportunity to gain an internationally recognised professional qualification and become part of a community of 127 ,000 professionals that make the CIPD a vibrant and professional body, defining good practice for this increasingly critical business discipline. Your knowledge and understanding of important HR issues will increase via access to the CIPD’s range of podcasts, online journals, research and legal updates. You will also have access to the latest HR vacancies, business news, corporate governance, employment law and much more.

Areas of study include:
Leading, managing and developing people HRM in a strategic business context Resourcing and talent management Managing employment relations Performance and reward management Learning and talent development Reflective practice in business leadership

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Also accredited as the CMI Diploma in Strategic Management & Leadership
Starts in: September Location: Putteridge Bury campus, Luton Duration: 1 year part-time (one afternoon and evening per week) Open to: UK/EU students (see page 190) Entry requirements: You should have some experience in management or supervision and be qualified to degree/ NVQ level 4 standard. Entry is also possible for applicants who have more substantial management experience and can demonstrate their ability to study at this level. Key features n Our teaching team has first-hand experience in the field, combined with significant research and consultancy work
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You can ‘fast track’ to our MBA when you successfully complete the Postgraduate Certificate Networking and learning opportunities through other students and the CMI

About the course This postgraduate course is intended for managers working in the private, public or voluntary sectors who are keen to reflect on and develop their practice. It will provide relevant theoretical knowledge and understanding relating to best practice in all three sectors, as well as opportunities to engage in debate with fellow managers. Students on the course are from a wide variety of organisational backgrounds and this provides a stimulating environment for critical debate and shared learning about leadership and management. As well as enhancing your understanding of contemporary management theory, the course aims to develop your ability to reflect on your managerial experience and transfer

learning back into practice in the workplace. All participating members will be enrolled as student members of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) for the duration of the course. CMI membership benefits include regular meetings with keynote speakers, as well as access to a state-of-the art management resources centre. On successful completion of the course, you will receive the University of Bedfordshire Postgraduate Certificate in Management. Students who also successfully undertake an additional work-based project unit will also receive the CMI Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership – a nationally recognised qualification entitling you to apply for associate membership of the CMI. Career opportunities On successful completion of the course, you will be equipped for progression as a qualified, professional manager. The Postgraduate Certificate in Management is a generalist qualification, giving you an insight into your strengths and capabilities, thus enabling you to plan your preferred career path. The course also aims to improve the competitiveness of the organisation and optimise the use of resources. Successful completion of this course gives you automatic exemption from part of the MBA course. Please ask for further details.

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Become a reflective manager able to apply theory and experience to improve practice in the workplace, whilst working towards dual accreditation from the University and the CMI

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Computing Science & Technology

Computer systems and software are an integral part of the world in which we live. Few areas of our working and personal lives remain untouched by technology. Well-engineered, reliable and usable systems are crucial to the survival of virtually all organisations today, to the functioning of the global economy and even for our entertainment. IT professionals have a crucial and challenging part to play in the effective application of computing technology to achieve effective processing of information. The ever-growing list of activities to which computing is applied – and the importance of information processing generally – have created excellent employment opportunities for those who obtain appropriate qualifications in IT. At postgraduate level, the Department of Computer Science and Technology runs highly successful specialist and generalist courses for Honours graduates, from computing and non-computing degree courses respectively. The specialist route comprises the MSc Computer Science, MSc Computer Networking, and MSc Information Management and Security, to MSc Computer Animation and Games Technology, Computer Security and Forensics, MSc Telecommunications Management, and MSc Embedded Systems Engineering.

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The generalist route offers MSc Applied Computing and Information Technology, and Business Information Systems. Most courses are available for part-time study.

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We offer vocationally relevant courses, a diverse range of staff expertise, and state-of-the-art facilities. Our students also benefit from industry and business involvement in curriculum development and delivery, to ensure that our courses meet employers’ needs. We also boast active applicable research on real-world problems to inform our teaching and pass the latest knowledge on to our students.

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and robotic arms, as well as a state-ofthe-art motion-capture suit and more than 450 workstations, each with specialised software specifically geared towards our computing students. The department is also home to a Biometric lab, and a Computer Security and Forensics lab, which house a range of devices such as 2D and 3D face recognition, iris scanners, palm geometry, palm-vein readers, and fingerprint and signature recognition equipment. We make extensive use of virtual machines to allow students to experience a multitude of operating systems and specialised environments for teaching and project work.

Why choose Bedfordshire?
The department was nominated for the European Electronics Industry University Department of the year award The teaching team has previous experience of working with industry and a clear vision about balancing theory with practice Industry links with local and regional partners provide students with professional and work placement opportunities Partnership with 7Safe, a worldrenowned expert in computer forensics investigation and training State-of-the-art resources and facilities supported by dedicated technologists Gain valuable experience through our Academic into Business Computing scheme, and work on real projects for real clients Attend regular talks by high-profile guest speakers

being among the top 25 per cent of department facilities in the UK.

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Our computers are updated regularly and provide hi-tech software environments for postgraduate students. We have 18 state-of-the-art computing labs, including a suite of Graphics labs, which recently underwent a £60,000 refurbishment, and are used for teaching the latest computer modelling and virtual reality skills. The facility has been further upgraded with new top-end workstations with Intel core i7 Quad core CPUs, 6GB RAM and Quadro F580 graphics cards. This investment of facilities demonstrates our commitment to supporting our students with the best facilities. Our fantastic equipment gives our students a competitive edge in graphics hardware, while the hi-spec machines have made image rendering much faster. Other labs include a Test Network lab for teaching networking and system administration, and a Human Computer Interface (HCI) lab for experiments to improve interaction between users and computers.

We have recently invested £1m in brand new labs to support our engineering courses and provide opportunities for students to apply computing technology to engineering. Equipment includes cutting-edge Rohde & Schwarz wireless measurement facilities and a VoIP development network. We also have a suite of industrial-standard software and Cotex embedded systems development platforms. These impressive facilities are backed up by a number of other support facilities including a £50,000 highperformance computer cluster (HPC). The HPC allows you to analyse data and identify patterns and trends, and stands more than six feet tall. It also has a number of database and web servers dedicated to the department’s online web services offerings.

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Our purpose-designed facilities enable you to extend your skills and knowledge at an advanced level. What’s more, the British Computer Society (BCS) undertook an accreditation visit in 2009 and commended our facilities as

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All of our laboratories and teaching spaces are dedicated solely to the students in the department, which means that by studying at Bedfordshire you have dedicated work space and access to all of the resources you need to support your studies. In addition to the range of specialist teaching labs there are four general teaching labs which seat up to 30 students.

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World-leading research

In the Government’s Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008 the University of Bedfordshire was recognised as “internationally excellent” in the areas of Computer Science and Informatics. The Institute for Research in Applicable Computing (IRAC) is the home of research for the department. IRAC has four research centres, which focus mostly on computer graphics and visualisation (CCGV), wireless research (CWR), intelligent and distributed systems (CREDIT) and cyberstalking research (NCCR). The aim is to develop leading-edge solutions to real-world problems by looking at rigorous theoretical methods and applied approaches. We have more than 50 research students and 20 postdoctoral research fellows. All of our research is focused on providing innovative tools and solutions for real-world problems. Examples of companies and organisations we have worked with include Aircom, Ansys, Luton Borough Council, Cancer Research UK, the Metropolitan Police, NEC (Europe), Nokia, Philips and Sony-Ericsson. These links have also greatly benefited

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Computing Science & Technology

Applied Computing & Information Technology
Starts in: September or February Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 1 year full-time* or 2-3 years part-time* Open to: UK/EU/International students Entry requirements: The course is most suitable for graduates with a moderate or general computing knowledge but with no formal background in the area of computing or information systems. Applicants should have a good Honours degree (normally a minimum 2:2) or equivalent, or a postgraduate qualification in a non-computing or IT-related subject area. Subjects excluded as first awards include Computing, Computer Science or Computer Studies, Information Systems or Technology, and Business Information Systems or Technology. For applicants with non-standard academic profiles, entry on the basis of Accreditation of Prior learning, certified or experiential (APCL/ APEL), is available. All international applicants will be assessed using UKBA policy. The minimum requirement for direct entrants to postgraduate study in the UK is level B2 on the CEFR. The University requires equivalent to 6.0 IELTS with at least 5.5 in each band for direct entry to a postgraduate study. Other qualifications are also accepted, please visit: www.beds.ac.uk/english-language Key features n Gain experience of information technology concepts that can be applied to your own discipline The course covers a wide range of topics including programming, databases, security, project management and computer networking. During the course you will learn the underpinning theory of these topics, and will apply this theory in practical scenarios. Subject areas include data modelling and management; applied programming; emerging technologies; information security management; and professional project management. There is also a focus on research methodologies including ethics; legal aspects and professional applications of computing systems development; computer security; data governance; and computer programming using Java. You will also develop skills in communication, problem solving and teamwork. Research underpins all aspects of this Master’s course. The department has a strong research record and attracts funding from UK Research Councils and the European Union, and the research undertaken provides a basis for our courses and teaching. Career opportunities The course equips you with a broad range of knowledge and skills. Employers value our graduates because they have relevant practical experience and a sound theoretical understanding of the most upto-date applied computing and information systems technologies. You will be able to conceptualise, plan and design applications using industrystandard software tools. Graduates may also go on to become teachers, IT consultants, managers, systems developers and/ or programming supervisors within commerce and industries which make substantial use of computer and information technology. Typical career routes include:
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Database and IT developers System designer/analyst

Further study options include an MSc by Research, visit: www.beds.ac.uk/ research/rgs/apply *Full-time courses that start in September comprise 12 months of study. Full-time courses starting in February include a three-month summer break and therefore run for 15 months. Part-time students who start in September can complete the course in three years.

Did you know? ICT is touching all areas of life – this course is designed for those who are looking to apply ICT to their own domain of expertise.

Areas of study include:
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Gain valuable experience by working on our Academic into Business Computing scheme Open up your career opportunities by utilising the tools of computing and information technology to lead to innovation within your area of expertise

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About the course This course is designed for non-computing graduates who are looking to apply information technology to their current career, or who are looking to change their career direction.

IT opportunities lie within your own area of specialism (which may lay outside of the IT domain) Managers or practitioners within commerce

To find out more contact Dr Simant Prakoonwit: t: +44 (0)1234 400 400 (ext. 2196) e: simant.prakoonwit@beds. ac.uk w: http://uob.cc/computer

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Business Information Systems (MSc)
Starts in: September or February Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 1 year full-time* or 2-3 years part-time* Open to: UK/EU/International students Entry requirements: The MSc Business Information Systems is most suitable for graduates who have a sound computing knowledge but no formal background in the area of computing or information systems. Applicants should have a good Honours degree or equivalent, or a postgraduate qualification in a science-related subject area, with a significant (one-third or more) element in computing. Example subjects may be first awards in Physics, Mathematics, Information Science, Information Systems, Electronics or Computer Engineering. For applicants with non-standard academic profiles, entry on the basis of Accreditation by Prior learning, certified or experiential (APCL/ APEL), is available. All international applicants will be assessed using UKBA policy. The minimum requirement for direct entrants to postgraduate study in the UK is level B2 on the CEFR. The University requires equivalent to 6.0 IELTS with at least 5.5 in each band for direct entry to a postgraduate study. Other qualifications are also accepted, please visit: www.beds.ac.uk/english-language Key features n Study an interdisciplinary course that is at the interface of information technology and business
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strategic management of information systems and project management. The course covers ethics, research methodologies, legal aspects, business applications and strategy, and data analysis. The course is ideal for an information systems or business graduate who is looking to further their knowledge in the area of business-led information systems. Career opportunities On successful completion of the course, you will be equipped with a solid understanding of the various methods and techniques used in the development of systems for the business environment. You will gain practical skills that are much sought after in the business world, which will allow you to pursue a career in areas such as financial data analysis; design and development; security and programming; and database access across the web. Typical career routes include:
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*Full-time courses that start in September comprise 12 months of study. Full-time courses starting in February include a three-month summer break and therefore run for 15 months. Part-time courses that start in September comprise three years of study.

Areas of study include:
Applied programming Computer security Information management and security Financial analysis Data modelling and management Professional project management Business data analysis Data compliance and governance

Business/systems analyst Project management IT consultant IT/Business lecturer

Further study options include an MSc by research, visit: www.beds.ac.uk/ research/rgs/apply

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There are exciting opportunities for professionals or employees wishing to pursue Continuing Professional Development (CPD) via our individual taught modular scheme (Postgraduate Diploma or Certificate)

About the course The MSc Business Information Systems is designed for those who require a broad overview of business information applications and technical knowledge of applied programming, computer security, financial and business data analysis,

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The support from lecturers is absolutely first class. This is the most impressive thing about the University – the lecturers want to challenge you all the time, they want to push your knowledge and test your understanding so that you widen your boundaries constantly. This is what makes it a Master’s course in my opinion, and the emphasis is on challenging the student to keep up.

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MSc Business Information Systems student

Computing Science & Technology

Computing Science & Technology

By Research in Computing
Starts in: Variable Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 1 year full-time or 2-3 years part-time Open to: UK/EU/International students Entry requirements: Applicants should have a good Honours degree in a computing-related discipline that is relevant to the area you wish to investigate in depth. All international applicants will be assessed using UKBA policy. The minimum requirement for direct entrants to postgraduate study in the UK is level B2 on the CEFR. The University requires equivalent to 6.0 IELTS with at least 5.5 in each band for direct entry to a postgraduate study. Other qualifications are also accepted, please visit: www.beds.ac.uk/english-language Key features n Research within IRAC is expanding rapidly. Three custom-built laboratories have been opened during the last three years to accommodate research fellows and research students. This provides a vibrant and multicultural environment within which research is able to flourish
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(MSc/MPhil/PhD) Areas of study include:
The precise area is negotiated by the student at an individual level, but will normally lie within the spectrum of research activities being undertaken within IRAC at the time As research is continuously evolving, for an up-to-date picture you should visit: www.beds.ac.uk/research/ irac to investigate the possibilities. You can also discuss your application with our academics (see below)

process and your ability to analyse and constructively augment a particular research area, and to provide you with experience of communicating research results in written and oral form. The course is for graduates from a computer-related discipline, who wish to investigate research as a possible career, or who wish to extend their knowledge of one particular facet of computing – possibly because it is difficult to find a taught MSc that fulfils their individual needs or covers the areas they wish to investigate in depth. The precise content of the student’s study will be negotiated with the project supervisor and will be subject to approval by the Institute for Research in Applicable Computing (IRAC), in the same way as for applications for MPhil and PhD study. Students on the course will participate in the standard programme of research training offered to all research students. Career opportunities You will be qualified for positions that require an advanced understanding of computing in the area you selected, particularly where independence of thought and analytical skills are required.

To find out more contact Professor Edmond Prakash: t: +44 (0)1582 743 935 e: edmond.prakash@beds. ac.uk w: http://uob.cc/computer

The Institute has had considerable recent success in attracting research funding from EPSRC and the European Commission, and this has also provided increased momentum to expand the research infrastructure and research activities of the Institute The four research centres – the Centre for Computer Graphics and Visualisation (CCGV), the Centre for Research in Distributed Technologies (CREDIT), the Centre for Wireless Research (CWR), and the National Centre for Cyberstalking Research (NCCR) – all regularly receive external research funding and provide a range of exciting research opportunities at MSc by Research, MPhil and PhD levels

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About the course The course is designed to develop your understanding of the research

I chose to study this course at Bedfordshire as it was related to my work as an Investigation Officer with the Bedfordshire Police Service. I enjoy being at the cutting edge of digital forensic research as it is an exciting scientific discipline which is fast growing and much in demand.

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Computer Animation & Games Technology (MSc)
Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 1 year full-time or 2-3 years part-time Open to: UK/EU/International students Entry requirements: Applicants should have a good Honours degree in either a computing-related subject or an art/ animation related subject. All international applicants will be assessed using UKBA policy. The minimum requirement for direct entrants to postgraduate study in the UK is level B2 on the CEFR. The University requires equivalent to 6.0 IELTS with at least 5.5 in each band for direct entry to a postgraduate study. Other qualifications are also accepted, please visit: www.beds.ac.uk/english-language Key features n Work with cutting-edge technology at the interface between animation and information technology
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Computer graphics 2D and 3D animation Computer games programming Digital studio practice 3D modelling Digital media technologies

Learn from experts with professional animation experience Attend regular talks by high-profile guest speakers

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Career opportunities The broad skills you gain will equip you for a career in either the IT or media industries, in areas such as film, games production and advertising.

I would recommend this course as you will be exposed to industry standards and the latest technologies. The University is the one-stop solution to providing you with the necessary expertise to make it in the world of work. The best thing I have learnt is how to shape my path to success.

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About the course The MSc in Computer Animation and Games Technology is ideal for Computing, Media or Art and Design graduates who have some experience of computer-based design or programming, and an interest in developing a career in the advanced practice of Computer Animation and Games Technology in industry or academia. You will engage with a wide range of topics including 3D modelling, animation, compositing motion capture, games, AI, games development and special effects, and develop skills that will be informed by professional practices and industry standard tools.

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MSc Computer Animation & Games Technology student

Computing Science & Technology

Computing Science & Technology

Computer Networking
Starts in: September or February Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 1 year full-time or 2-3 years part-time* Open to: UK/EU/International students Entry requirements: The course is most suitable for graduates with a prior academic achievement or a formal background in the discipline of computing or information systems. Applicants should have a good Honours degree (normally a minimum 2:2) or equivalent, or a postgraduate qualification in a computer science or other sciencerelated subject area, with a significant (one-third or more) element in computing. Example subjects may be first awards in Computer Science or Computer Systems, Information Science or Systems, Electronics or Computer Engineering. For applicants with non-standard academic profiles, entry on the basis of Accreditation of Prior Learning, certified or experiential (APCL/APEL), is available. All international applicants will be assessed using UKBA policy. The minimum requirement for direct entrants to postgraduate study in the UK is level B2 on the CEFR. The University requires equivalent to 6.0 IELTS with at least 5.5 in each band for direct entry to a postgraduate study. Other qualifications are also accepted, please visit: www.beds.ac.uk/english-language Key features n Work with a 64-node cluster and other state-of-the-art equipment
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*Full-time courses that start in September comprise 12 months of study. Full-time courses starting in February include a three-month summer break and therefore run for 15 months. Part-time students starting in September can complete the course in three years.

protocols and technologies that can feed the demand of the nation. The MSc in Computer Networking is designed to give you an in-depth knowledge of both wired and wireless technology. Career opportunities The course will equip you with a sound understanding of the various methods and techniques used in the area of networking technologies. You will gain practical skills that are much sought after in the business world, which will allow you to become a high-level network designer or administrator, or pursue further research. Career opportunities include:
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Areas of study include:
Computer security Networking administration and management Emerging technologies Professional project management Network systems Wireless networking Distributed parallel architectures Advanced security countermeasures

IT and helpdesk support Network technician Systems analyst Network engineer or architect Computer networking instructor, university academic, or ICT teacher Network infrastructure manager

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Further study options include an MSc by Research, MPhil or PhD, visit: www.beds.ac.uk/research/rgs/apply

To find out more contact Dr Ali Mansour: t: +44 (0)1582 489 337 e: ali.mansour@beds.ac.uk w: http://uob.cc/computer

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Work alongside leading experts in the areas of Wireless and Mobile Network Planning and Femtocells Study a course that integrates professional qualifications (CompTIA) and academic study

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About the course With the arrival of anytime, anywhere access to network facilities (be it a desktop, laptop, PDA, smart phones) there is an increased need for continued development of new networking

I chose this University because of its high credibility in computing, its modern learning community and close proximity to London. My ability to design and administer a network, combined with my project management skills, has given me the knowledge to face the challenges of the IT world.

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Computer Science (MSc)
Starts in: September or February Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 1 year full-time or 2-3 years part-time* Open to: UK/EU/International students Entry requirements: The course is most suitable for graduates with a formal background in the discipline of computer science. Applicants should have a good Honours degree (normally a minimum 2:2) or equivalent, or a postgraduate qualification in a computer science-related subject area. Example subjects may be first awards in Computing, Computer Science or Computer Studies. Professionals or employees only wishing to pursue Continuing Professional Development (CPD) via our postgraduate individual taught modular scheme can also enrol for a Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate in Computer Science. For applicants with non-standard academic profiles, entry on the basis of Accreditation of Prior Learning, certified or experiential (APCL/APEL), is available. All international applicants will be assessed using UKBA policy. The minimum requirement for direct entrants to postgraduate study in the UK is level B2 on the CEFR. The University requires equivalent to 6.0 IELTS with at least 5.5 in each band for direct entry to a postgraduate study. Other qualifications are also accepted, please visit: www.beds.ac.uk/english-language Key features n Work with our 64-node cluster in an innovative distributed environment
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About the course The MSc in Computer Science is ideal for Computing graduates who are looking to explore the general subject of Computer Science, but who do not want to focus solely on one particular subject. The course is therefore ideal for those students that want to keep their career options open. A variety of diverse topics will be studied that can serve as a foundation for a general career in Information Technology. The course covers core areas of Computer Science, ranging from Data Modelling, Embedded Systems and Systems Architecture to Intelligent Agents. Career opportunities The course will equip you with the skills to pursue a career in internet design, remote data access and management, remote method invocation and networking. You will also gain practical skills that will allow you to become a specialist consultant, project manager, business systems analyst, IT consultant, practitioner and/or manager in computer science. Successful students completing the course may go on to become highlevel web application developers and managers. Graduates of this course can also pursue further research in the strategically and continually expanding areas of computer science. Career opportunities include:
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15 months. Part-time students beginning in September can complete the course in three years.

As part of the Distributed and Parallel Architecture unit, students learn how to connect a client to a server using Java and XMLRPC programming

Areas of study include:
Online database applications Intelligent agents Programming embedded systems Professional project management Systems architecture Distributed and parallel architectures Cryptography and cryptanalysis

Programmer/software engineer Systems/business analyst Web/web services/e-commerce developer

Gain a breadth of experience in subjects such as secure communications, computer security, project management and intelligent agents Make use of our Academic into Business Computing scheme by working on projects with local companies

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To find out more contact Dr Paul Sant: t: +44 (0)1582 743 705 e: paul.sant@beds.ac.uk w: http://uob.cc/computer

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IT consultant

Network systems

Computing Science & Technology

Computing Science & Technology

Computer Security & Forensics
Starts in: September or February Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 1 year full-time* or 2-3 years part-time Open to: UK/EU/International students Entry requirements: The MSc Computer Security and Forensics is most suitable for graduates with a prior academic achievement or formal background in the discipline of computing or information systems. Applicants should have a good Honours degree (normally a minimum 2:2) or equivalent, or a postgraduate qualification in a computer science or other science-related subject area, with a significant (one-third or more) element in computing. Example subjects may be first awards in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science or Systems, Information Science or Systems, Electronics or Computer Engineering. For applicants with non-standard academic profiles, entry on the basis of Accreditation of Prior Learning, certified or experiential (APCL/APEL), is available. All international applicants will be assessed using UKBA policy. The minimum requirement for direct entrants to postgraduate study in the UK is level B2 on the CEFR. The University requires equivalent to 6.0 IELTS with at least 5.5 in each band for direct entry to a postgraduate study. Other qualifications are also accepted, please visit: www.beds.ac.uk/english-language Key features n Work with state-of-the-art computer security and forensics tools such as 3D face scanners, palm readers and iris scanners
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Students complete a forensic data analysis assignment, using industry-standard software tools to look for evidence set out by our expert teaching team

cover the areas of computer security, networking and forensics and will prepare you for a career in the area of computer security, network security or forensic investigation. During the course you will learn how to understand network security, scripting, cryptographic protocols and how to perform forensic data analysis using the latest commercial tools (Encase and Forensic Tool Kit). You will also discover the legal frameworks and legislation relating to computer crime, and how to present evidence to a court of law. Career opportunities The course will equip you with a sound understanding of techniques used for both the securing, and forensic investigation, of computer networks. You will also gain practical skills that are much sought after in the business world, allowing you to become a specialist consultant, practitioner and/or manager in the area of computer forensics investigation and computer-based systems secure management. Graduates from this Master’s course can also pursue further research in the strategically and continually expanding areas of computer forensics and security. Career opportunities include:
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Further study options include an MSc by Research, MPhil or PhD, visit: www.beds.ac.uk/research/rgs/apply *Full-time courses that start in September comprise 12 months of study. Full-time courses starting in February include a three-month summer break and therefore run for 15 months. Part-time students beginning in September can complete the course in three years.

Areas of study include:
Computer security Forensics data acquisition and analysis Emerging technologies Professional project management Advanced security countermeasures Networking administration and management Advanced digital forensics Cryptography and cryptanalysis

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Get the opportunity to undertake visits to computer forensics organisations such as 7Safe, and attend demonstrations and invited talks by hardware companies

Security associates Security consultants Penetration testers Network security analysts Systems administrators

About the course The MSc in Computer Security and Forensics is ideal for a graduate of Computer Science. It is designed to

To find out more contact Dr Paul Sant: t: +44 (0)1582 743 705 e: paul.sant@beds.ac.uk w: http://uob.cc/computer

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Embedded Systems Engineering (MSc)
Starts in: September or February Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 1 year full-time* or 2-3 years part-time Open to: UK/EU/International students Entry requirements: Applicants should have a good Honours degree in an electronic and telecommunication engineering-related discipline that is relevant to the area you wish to investigate in depth. All international applicants will be assessed using UKBA policy. The minimum requirement for direct entrants to postgraduate study in the UK is level B2 on the CEFR. The University requires equivalent to 6.0 IELTS with at least 5.5 in each band for direct entry to a postgraduate study. Other qualifications are also accepted, please visit: www.beds.ac.uk/english-language Key features n Application-oriented course that provides you with the opportunity to develop balanced knowledge and skills in both embedded engineering and computing to meet requirements from industry
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who wish to become able and skilled developers of embedded digital systems; a fast-growing and challenging area of modern technology. The course will provide graduates with an opportunity to further their knowledge, ability and skills in the more focused area of embedded digital systems development. Career opportunities You will be qualified for positions that require combined knowledge and skills of both engineering and computing such as:
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Advanced DSP Embedded sensors and controllers Intelligent agents techniques Programming embedded systems Emergent technologies Digital communications Project management Multimedia applications

Systems analyst Embedded systems designer/ developer IT consultant Computer science/electronic engineering lecturer

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To find out more contact Dr Dayou Li: t: +44 (0)1582 489 371 e: dayou.li@beds.ac.uk w: http://uob.cc/computer

Combination of theoretical and hands-on experience with industrialstandard embedded system development toolkits Real-world problem-solving, supported by the department’s wellestablished connections to industry and internationally recognised research activities

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About the course The course is designed to develop your understanding, skills and abilities necessary for embedded systems development, and at Master’s level, to meet the requirements of industry for highly skilled developers and designers. The course will help you to develop ‘know-how’ knowledge by providing you with underpinned theories and hands-on experience. The course is designed for graduates from an engineering-related discipline,
We have recently invested £1m in brand new labs, which are kitted out with cutting-edge Rohde & Scwarz equipment to support our engineering courses

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Computing Science & Technology

Computing Science & Technology

Information Management & Security
Starts in: September or February Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 1 year full-time or 2-3 years part-time* Open to: UK/EU/International students Entry requirements: The course is most suitable for graduates who have a sound computing knowledge but with no formal background in the area of computing or information systems. Applicants should have a good Honours degree (normally a minimum 2:2) or equivalent, or a postgraduate qualification in a science-related subject area, with a significant (one-third or more) element in computing. Example subjects may be first awards in Physics, Mathematics, Information Science or Systems, Electronics or Computer Engineering. For applicants with non-standard academic profiles, entry on the basis of Accreditation of Prior Learning, certified or experiential (APCL/APEL), is available. All international applicants will be assessed using UKBA policy. The minimum requirement for direct entrants to postgraduate study in the UK is level B2 on the CEFR. The University requires equivalent to 6.0 IELTS with at least 5.5 in each band for direct entry to a postgraduate study. Other qualifications are also accepted, please visit: www.beds.ac.uk/english-language Key features n Gain experience of managing systems security strategy, and apply this in your future career
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With the vast increase in information and some high profile media cases surrounding the loss of data, this course is aimed at producing the next generation of information security managers

compliance role within an organisation, or for those who are looking to take charge of data management. During the course you will gain skills in programming, computer security, data governance and compliance. Career opportunities The course will equip you with a sound understanding of the various methods and techniques used in the area of information management and security. You will also gain practical skills that are much sought after in the business world, which will allow you to pursue a career in areas such as information architecture, data modelling design, information security and network management. Graduates also go on to become practitioners and/or specialist consultants in the expanding area of information management and security. Career opportunities include:
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*Full-time courses that start in September comprise 12 months of study. Full-time courses starting in February include a three-month summer break and therefore run for 15 months. Part-time courses starting in September complete within three years.

Areas of study include:
Computer security Data modelling and management Emerging technologies Advanced security countermeasures Professional project management Networking administration and management Information security management Data governance and compliance

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Gain real-world experience through projects run by our Academic into Business Computing scheme Explore the ever-increasing landscape of information security and the career opportunities that it presents

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Information architect Data modeller Information security and network management Information business consultant

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Telecommunications Management
Starts in: September or February Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 1 year full-time* or 2-3 years part-time Open to: UK/EU/International students Entry requirements: The MSc Telecommunications Management course is most suitable for graduates who have a background in computer networking or telecommunications. Applicants should have a good Honours degree or equivalent in Telecommunications or computing (including a network component). For applicants with non-standard academic profiles, entry on the basis of Accreditation by Prior Learning, certified or experiential (APCL/APEL) is available. All international applicants will be assessed using UKBA policy. The minimum requirement for direct entrants to postgraduate study in the UK is level B2 on the CEFR. The University requires equivalent to 6.0 IELTS with at least 5.5 in each band for direct entry to a postgraduate study. Other qualifications are also accepted, please visit: www.beds.ac.uk/english-language Key features n You will study in a friendly environment with state-of-the-art computer facilities
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management level skills to enhance your career prospects. You will study a variety of units covering aspects of digital technologies, protocols and regulations for the telecommunications industry, project management, finance and managing people. Career opportunities On successful completion of the MSc Telecommunications Management course you will have a solid understanding of both the businessrelated and telecommunications aspects required to pursue your aspirations of undertaking a management career within the telecommunications industry. Career opportunities include:
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Areas of study include:
Advanced digital communications Financial analysis Managing people Network systems Professional project management Wireless networking Telecommunications business environment

Telecommunications engineer Telecommunications consultant Telecommunications manager Project manager (telecommunications) Team leader (telecommunications)

Further study options include an MSc by Research, MPhil or PhD, visit: www.beds.ac.uk/research/rgs/apply

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There are opportunities for independent and work-related learning There are opportunities for professionals or employees wishing to pursue Continuing Professional Development (CPD) via our individual taught modular scheme (Postgraduate Diploma or Certificate) You will get the chance to work with “world-leading” researchers at the University (such as Professor Ben Allen)
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Developing new infrastructures that can support the diverse range of applications and data types is a must – this course aims to develop the next generation of telecommunications experts.

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Principal Lecturer, and Academic Director for Postgraduate courses

Computing Science & Technology

Education & Teaching

The University’s Bedford campus is home to one of the largest education providers in the UK. The quality of our provision is based on a long and established history of teacher education. We have well-established partnerships with more than 500 primary and secondary schools, and 13 FE colleges across the Eastern Region which means that we are constantly at the forefront of educational development and can tailor our provision to meet the needs of teachers and other educational professionals. We are developing new enhanced partnerships with schools and local authorities across the region, including local authorities in Central Bedfordshire, Bedford, Luton, Milton Keynes and Peterborough. All students work with a school-based mentor trained by the University of Bedfordshire partnership. Many of our partner schools have employed graduate teachers from the University, and an increasing number of school mentors are former students.

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Certificate & PGCE Post-Compulsory Education (incorporating DTLLS) Chemistry Subject Knowledge Enhancement Graduate Teacher Programme (GTP) MA Education – e-Learning, Leadership & Management, Primary Education, Special Educational Needs, Specialist Mathematics Teaching MA Education Studies (International) PgCert Education Studies – e-Learning, Strategic Leadership & Management in Education, Special Educational Needs, Inclusion & Disability, Primary Education*, Education (National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordinators, Specialist Mathematics Teaching*, Academic Practice*, Behavioural Issues in School, Difficulties in Literacy Development & Dyslexia Advanced Professional Certificate in Education PGCE Education Key Stage 2/3 Middle Years (English, Mathematics or Science) PGCE Primary Education PGCE Primary Education with Early Years PGCE Secondary Education Dance PGCE Secondary Education English PGCE Secondary Education Mathematics PGCE Secondary Education Modern Languages PGCE Secondary Education Physical Education PGCE Secondary Education Science (Biology, Chemistry or Physics) Mathematics Subject Knowledge Enhancement PGCE Secondary Education 14-19 Applied ICT MBA Educational Leadership*

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We are one of the largest providers of Initial Teacher Education in the UK with a long established history of producing first-class teachers. We are driven by a philosophy of inclusion, of meeting individual needs and of encouraging all students to aspire to reach their potential in a supportive environment.

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Why choose Bedfordshire?
Academic staff are experts in their respective fields and bring a wealth of experience and knowledge We maintain close partnerships with more than 500 schools We are continually forging new partnerships to ensure we deliver the highest level of training and teaching We have a high graduate employment rate In the Ofsted 2011 report, our Graduate Teacher Programme was awarded the highest grade – ‘Outstanding’ Many staff members have previously held senior positions in schools, education authorities and Ofsted, while others bring experience in health, social work and youth work We have a 100 year tradition of training PE teachers

Our success

We boast an impressive record for training teachers, and for many courses, enjoying a 100 percent graduate employment rate. Our research profile, in areas such as curriculum development, practitioner reflection and the use of technologies in teaching, enables students to benefit from cutting-edge practice. We offer a wide range of Initial Teacher Education (ITE) courses, foundation degrees and postgraduate certificates, as well as Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for the region’s teachers. We offer a number of Postgraduate Certificates and Professional Graduate Certificates (the former enabling student teachers to gain Master’s level credits). The Graduate Teacher Programme (GTP) allows you to qualify as a teacher while you work. In the recent Ofsted report,

our GTP course was awarded the highest grade – ‘Outstanding’. The course is particularly popular with mature students who are keen for a career change but need to continue earning while they train. We also offer part-time professional graduate certificates for those professionals working, or wanting to work, within Further Education (FE) colleges, and who are seeking teaching qualifications and other continuing professional/ lifelong learning accreditation.

Fantastic facilities

The Bedford campus has superb facilities, including the Primary Centre providing enhanced learning and specialist provision for science, art technology and ICT. The University also has an £8m state-of-the-art sports facility for teaching physical education.

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A supportive environment

Our students are central to our work and we pride ourselves on the personal and individually tailored support offered by staff. Our excellent facilities and innovative courses seek to meet the aspirations of those who wish to make a difference to the lives of young people and to develop a career that brings rewards as well as job satisfaction. We also seek to respond to international, national and local developments and initiatives, and aim to engage our department in creating opportunities to meet your aspirations, as well as the needs of future employers.

On the job training

On-the-job training is an integral part of becoming a teacher and the department takes this very seriously. We work with a very diverse mix of partner schools, including schools in rural and urban areas, providing students with a real classroom environment where they can practise and refine their professional skills. Increasingly students are gaining additional experiences through placements in special schools, museums, children’s services and the voluntary sector.

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PGCE Secondary Education 14-19 Applied Business graduate Head of Department at Cottesloe School

The course was superb at giving me hands-on experience. The lecturers and link tutors were unbelievably supportive and I was placed in a broad variety of schools and colleges. Bedfordshire is an outstanding university.

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Post-Compulsory Education
Starts in: September Location: University of Bedfordshire (Bedford campus) The course is also available at Barnfield College, Luton; Bedford College; Central Bedfordshire College, Dunstable; Grantham College; Leicester College; North Hertfordshire College; Milton Keynes College; South Nottingham College and Tresham College Duration: 2 years part-time (classes will take place on Tuesdays 2-7pm) Open to: UK/EU students (see page 190) Entry requirements: You must be engaged in teaching in post-compulsory (further, higher or adult) education for at least 50 hours per year with suitable qualifications in the subject you teach. All applicants must have English and Mathematics GCSE at grade C or above, or equivalent. Students whose first language is not English and who do not hold GCSE English must hold IELTS with an average score of at least 6.0. Certificate in Education (CertEd): You must hold at least a BTEC (Edexcel) National Diploma, NVQ level 3, A Level or equivalent. Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE): You should possess a Second Class Honours degree or above. Key features n The course allows you to progress towards QTLS
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Career opportunities Students from this course have progressed to a wide range of teaching and management careers in Further, Higher or Adult Education and post-16 education.

About the course When you register for this course you join a network of over 500 people who are studying this course. The course, which is the recognised teaching qualification for staff in all areas of post16 education, helps you to gain QTLS status (via registration with the Institute for Learning – IfL) and can be taken at two levels, Certificate and PGCE. The course is accredited by the IfL and provides core professional training for those involved in the post-compulsory education area, while addressing the national standards for teaching and learning in post-16 education and beyond. We make sure that we take a very personalised approach to your learning. Assessment is based around your teaching practice and lessons are flexible enough to enable us to address the issues that are affecting you in your classroom. Regular study days, attended by participants from a wide network, allow you to meet tutors who teach in your own area as well as learn from teachers from other disciplines, whilst the taught sessions are used to explore areas of interest in the post-16 sector.

Areas of study include:
Planning and preparing for teaching and learning Assessment and evaluation Professional teaching practice Theories and principles of inclusive learning and teaching Curriculum, design and development Action research

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The personalised nature of the course ensures that it is relevant to your needs The course gives you the opportunity to study for your CertEd or PGCE part-time The different locations allow you to study locally for your qualification Tutors are “enthusiastic and teach well prepared sessions, closely aligned to learners needs” OFSTED 2011 Attendance at study days enables subject specific development and professional networking Bursaries can be used to help pay course fees (subject to availability)

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The attitude and commitment of the staff made the course excellent and one which I have recommended to friends and colleagues. It has given me confidence and enabled me to appreciate the work of other providers of adult learning such as the armed forces, NHS, colleges, etc and given me understanding of the complex structure of postcompulsory education.

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Chemistry Subject Knowledge Enhancement
Starts in: January Location: Bedford campus Duration: 20 weeks Open to: UK/EU students Entry requirements: All applicants must have a confirmed offer of a place on a PGCE, GTP or SCITT programme with a recognised provider of Initial Teacher Education (ITE) in England by the time the enhancement course starts in January each year. For those applying to the University of Bedfordshire’s Science with Chemistry PGCE, candidates must possess a Second Class Honours degree in a relevant science-based subject. GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English and mathematics is also required. Students whose first language is not English and who do not have GCSE grade C in English need to hold IELTS with an average score of 6.0. Recent and relevant experience of working with children, preferably in a mainstream school, is desirable. All suitable applicants for PGCE will be interviewed and will undergo a check by the Criminal Records Bureau The University actively encourages applications from mature students or those thinking of returning to education. Key features n Offers the opportunity to enter chemistry Initial Teacher Education courses
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and understanding of chemistry to allow them to teach the subject confidently, e.g. candidates may have a science degree with only some relevance to chemistry, or have experience using chemistry in the workplace. Candidates are offered a place on the course on recommendation of an ITE provider. The course runs for 20 weeks from January to June and consists of 12 hours in the University and 13 hours independent study per week. On completion, participants will follow their chosen programme of Initial Teacher Education either at the University of Bedfordshire or elsewhere. A broad base of fundamental chemistry concepts will be covered with particular emphasis on the relevance to real-life experiences to generate interest and excitement. Where appropriate, links to areas of physics and biology will be explored to develop the depth of understanding necessary to teach effectively across the chemistry curriculum at Key Stage 4. Participants on this course are eligible to receive a Training Agency (TA) tax-free training bursary which is linked to your intention to take up an Initial Teacher Education place following completion of the Chemistry Enhancement course. You do not pay course fees.

Career opportunities Qualified chemistry teachers are in great demand throughout the UK.

Areas of study include:
The range of chemistry topics included in the UK science 11-19 curriculum The development of essential practical skills and safe laboratory working Effective use of ICT to support learning in chemistry The relevance of chemistry to modern society Reflection on personal experience of a range of teaching approaches

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Graduate Teacher Programme (GTP) Primary or Secondary
Starts in: September Location: Bedford campus Duration: 1 year full-time Open to: UK/EU students (see page 190) Entry requirements: You must have a Second Class Honours degree that is relevant to the subject/phase of teaching in which you are interested. You must have a GCSE (or equivalent) grade C or above in English and mathematics. For Primary GTP applicants, a Science GCSE grade C or equivalent is also required. Students whose first language is not English and who do not hold GCSE English grade C or above must hold IELTS with an average score of at least 6.0. All GCSE requirements must be in place at the time of application, or by the closing date, which is usually the first week of December each year. Please check with Admissions at the Bedford campus for the latest information on the closing date and approved GCSE equivalents. The University does not offer equivalence tests for this course. Candidates should have some relevant, recent experience within schools. Successful applicants will be invited for an assessment and interview. The assessment will consist of an exercise with a group of pupils and a short written English test. Candidates for Primary GTP will also take a numeracy test. Candidates will be interviewed by a University tutor and a school deputy head teacher or Initial Teacher Education (ITE) coordinator. We encourage applications from a diverse range of students, including those considering a career change. All suitable applicants will undergo a check by the Criminal Records Bureau and a medical check. Key features n In the recent Ofsted inspection, we were awarded the highest grade – Grade One – for this course
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Assessment takes the form of a portfolio of evidence, which contains a range of documents including lesson observations and progress reports, planning and assessment records, written assignments carried out as part of the University-based course, and the school’s final assessment record. The portfolio is submitted to an external assessor who will also observe you while you are teaching. Career opportunities There is great demand for teaching posts throughout the UK.

About the course The Graduate Teacher Programme (GTP) enables schools to employ people who are not yet qualified to teach and to work in partnership with the University to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). This allows you to qualify as a teacher while you work. You are paid a salary on the instructors/ unqualified teachers scale (usually in the region of £15,000 per annum) and the Training Agency for schools (TA) pays for your training costs. It is particularly attractive for mature candidates who are seeking a career change. Many applicants already have relevant experience in a support role in a school or in other sectors. Others are career changers who want to move into teaching. We invite applications for primary and secondary teaching in the following subjects: English, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Physical Education, Design Technology, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Business Studies. The University’s scheme includes secondary schools in Leighton Buzzard and Milton Keynes, and primary schools across Bedfordshire. You will be allocated a school at the interview stage. You are required to attend the University for one day per week to receive some taught input into your subject knowledge and teaching – usually by joining the PGCE lectures. Your training will largely take place in your ‘base’ school, but you will also spend time in at least one other school.

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Curriculum development The organisation and management of teaching and learning Assessment, recording and reporting Professional values and practice The role of the teacher within the school and the wider children’s workforce Self-reflection and personal career development

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Education (MA)
Education (generic pathway) e-Learning Leadership & Management Primary Education Special Educational Needs Specialist Mathematics Teaching*
Starts in: October or February Location: Bedford campus, plus selected school based locations Duration: 3-5 years part-time Open to: UK/EU students Entry requirements: Applicants will normally be working within an educational context and have a good Honours degree or substantial teaching experience. Some units require students to have a particular school role (check individual unit descriptions for details). If English is a second language, an IELTS average score of 6.0 or greater is required. The University actively encourages applications from mature students or those who have not studied at this level for a number of years. Key features n Opportunity for professional progression in education, following a generic or specialist route of your own choosing
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You can follow a generic ‘pick and mix’ pathway to the MA Education, or (subject to availability) opt to specialise in one of the following areas: e-Learning Leadership and management Primary education Special educational needs Specialist mathematics teaching

encourage evidence-based practice increase awareness of and access to a range of ideas and research findings on education promote assessment formats with a negotiated focus to support individual and organisational needs promote engagement with key issues in education, involving critical examination of a wide range of key education sources and texts, leading to the identification and justification of recommendations for further action

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Education Studies (International) (MA)
Starts in: September Location: Bedford campus Duration: 18 months full-time Open to: UK/EU/International students Entry requirements: Candidates are required to have a Second Class Honours degree or equivalent, and experience in some aspect of the education system of their own country. Students whose previous education has not been delivered through the medium of the English language are required to demonstrate proficiency in the English language with an IELTS score of 6 or above. All international applicants will be assessed using UKBA policy. The minimum requirement for direct entrants to postgraduate study in the UK is level B2 on the CEFR. The University requires equivalent to 6.0 IELTS with at least 5.5 in each band for direct entry to a postgraduate study. Other qualifications are also accepted, please visit: www.beds.ac.uk/english-language Key features n Flexible blended learning delivery
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relevant to education within their own national, as well as the global, context. Students will develop a critical awareness of current problems and issues facing education systems across the world and will be able to further their expertise in areas of education of interest to them. The course runs over four terms. Every term you will have group and individual tutorials to discuss your studies, and you will be offered support to improve your English language skills. Term 1 You will be offered curriculum enhancement activities. These will include general introductory sessions for the course and visits to local educational institutions and organisations wherever feasible. You will also study one compulsory unit on Theories of Learning. English language enhancement will also be provided in term one and continue through the rest of the course as needed. Term 2 You will study the unit International and Comparative Education, Research Methods in Education and a further education unit. There will be some optional units available, subject to demand. Terms 3 and 4 You will conduct research and write up your dissertation.

Career opportunities This course has the potential to greatly enhance your career prospects in education. This course can be used as the basis for further study on doctoral level (PhD and EdD) courses.

The opportunity to share ideas and experiences with peers from other cultures as well as with academics Enhanced learning experiences through carefully planned educational visits arranged through our partnership office

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About the course This course has been designed specifically for overseas postgraduate students (of education or of an educationrelated field) who wish to advance their knowledge of education. Or alternatively academics working in the field of education, graduate teachers, head teachers, teacher educators, and local district and government advisors who wish to develop their skills and knowledge in order to progress to more advanced posts within their own educational contexts. It offers a breadth of study topics and units with the aim of enabling students to acquire an understanding of, and skills

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Postgraduate Certificates in Education
Education Studies (generic pathway) e-Learning Strategic Leadership & Management in Education Special Educational Needs, Inclusion & Disability Primary Education* Education (National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordinators)* Specialist Mathematics Teaching* Academic Practice* Behavioural Issues in Schools** Difficulties in Literacy Development & Dyslexia**
Starts in: October (some courses start in February) Location: Bedford campus, plus selected school based locations Duration: 1 year part-time Open to: UK/EU students Entry requirements: Applicants will normally be working within an educational context and have a good Honours degree or substantial teaching experience. Some units require students to have a particular school role (check individual unit descriptions for details). If English is a second language, an IELTS average score of 6.0 or greater is required. The University actively encourages applications from mature students or those who have not studied at this level for a number of years. Key features n Opportunity for professional progression in education, following a generic or specialist route of your own choosing
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About the course The Postgraduate Certificates in Education (PgCerts) are one-year part-time courses of 60 credits, for educational professionals who want to develop skills and knowledge at postgraduate level. The course attracts entrants from a range of organisations including schools, the lifelong learning sector and universities. Each PgCert course consists of two units, which you will choose according to the pathway you wish to follow. It can be subsequently be used as credit towards an MA Education. You will be advised on assignment themes so that you can organise your studies to suit your own career development and inform improvement within your organisation. Named PgCerts are designed to meet the needs of particular groups working in

education, while the generic route (Postgraduate Certificate in Education Studies) offers a wider choice of units. Career opportunities Teachers often undertake a Postgraduate Certificate to help them develop knowledge and skills that can support both academic and professional development.

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Advanced Professional Certificate in Education
Starts in: October or February Location: Bedford campus, plus school based locations Duration: 6 months part-time Open to: UK/EU students Entry requirements: Applicants will normally be working within an educational context and have a good Honours degree or substantial teaching experience. Some units require students to have a particular school role (check individual unit descriptions for details). If English is a second language, an IELTS average score of 6.0 or greater is required. The University actively encourages applications from mature students or those who have not studied at this level for a number of years. Key features n Opportunity for professional progression in education, working in an area of your own choosing
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educational setting in order to complete your assessments. Some units require you to be working within a specific role within your organisation and so may not be appropriate for you. The choice of study options available can be discussed at application. Career opportunities Teachers often undertake a short course to develop an area of their practice and as a ‘taster’ for further academic study that can contribute to professional progression.

About the course The Advanced Professional Certificate in Education (APCE) is a short course of 30 credits for educational professionals who want to develop skills and knowledge in a specific area of education at postgraduate level. The course attracts professionals from a range of educational organisations including schools, the lifelong learning sector and universities. The course can subsequently be used as credit towards a Postgraduate Certificate in Education. Some of the Advanced Professional Certificate in Education courses require you to undertake research in education and therefore you need access to an

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Curriculum design and development in physical education Dance education Evolving theories of autism Exploring coaching and mentoring Exploring e-learning Exploring primary education Inclusive education Managing learning and teaching Reflecting on professional practice Special education needs and disability Sport pedagogy (gymnastics) Strategic leadership and management

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Understanding difficulties in literacy development and dyslexia Understanding pupil behaviour in schools

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Education Key Stage 2/3 Middle Years (English, Mathematics or Science) (PGCE)
Starts in: September Location: Bedford campus Duration: 1 year full-time Course code GTTR: English XQC3, Mathematics XGC3, Science XFCA Open to: UK/EU/International students Entry requirements: Candidates must possess a Second Class Honours degree or above which has substantial content in English, mathematics or science. All applicants must have GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English, mathematics and science. Candidates must demonstrate a breadth of knowledge of the National Curriculum core and foundation subjects. All GCSE requirements must be in place at the time of application. Applicants whose first language is not English and who do not have GCSE grade C in English need to have IELTS with an average score of at least 6.0. All applicants should have recent and relevant experience of working with children in a mainstream UK school. We actively encourage applications from a diverse range of students, including those considering a career change. All suitable applicants will be interviewed and will undergo a check by the Criminal Records Bureau. Key features n Offers the opportunity to become a first class teacher
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About the course The course prepares you to teach the 7-14 age range (Key Stages 2-3). You will acquire the skills and experience to become a general teacher at Key Stage 2 and a specialist teacher at Key Stage 3 in your specified subject (English or Mathematics or Science). The University works in partnership with local schools to provide you with a course that has a predominantly professional focus. You will undertake three placements in different schools, covering the 7-14 age range. Initially, you will observe classes, then undertake small amounts of teaching yourself, progressively developing towards a substantial block of teaching. Teaching is through a blended learning approach and includes lectures, seminars and workshops, with opportunities for working independently and collaboratively. Achieving the national standards for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) specified in the most recent Government documentation is through a continuous assessment process. This course is offered for assessment at Master’s level, with a maximum of 60 Master’s level credits available. Students achieving 60 credits at M level and meeting the requirements for QTS will be awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Education with QTS. Where appropriate, students will be awarded up to 60 level 6 credits and awarded the Professional Graduate Certificate in Education with QTS. For details of fees and funding visit: www.education.gov.uk/get-intoteaching/ for the latest information. Career opportunities Graduates of this course are in great demand throughout the UK in upper primary, middle or secondary schools.

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Organisation and management of teaching and learning for middle years KS2 core and foundation subject development Subject enhancement and understanding of KS3 subject specialism The role of the teacher within the school and the wider children’s workforce Self-reflection and personal career development

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Primary Education (PGCE)
Starts in: September Location: Bedford campus Duration: 1 year full-time Course code GTTR: X100 Open to: UK/EU/International students Entry requirements: Candidates must possess a Second Class Honours degree, or above. All applicants must have GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English, mathematics and science. All GCSE requirements must be in place at the time of application. Applicants whose first language is not English, and who do not have GCSE grade C in English, need to have IELTS with an average score of at least 6.0. All candidates must have some recent and relevant experience (a minimum of two weeks – five days in Key Stage 1 and five days in Key Stage 2) of working with children in a mainstream UK school. We actively encourage applications from a diverse range of students, including those considering a career change. All suitable applicants will be interviewed. The interview consists of an English test, mathematics test, collaborative group interview and one-to-one interview. All suitable applicants will undergo a check by the Criminal Records Bureau. Key features n An innovative and creative course for teachers for the 21st century
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element of the course and you will undertake two different school placements at Key Stages 1 and 2. Over the course of the placements you will have increasing responsibility for a whole class. The course starts early in September with an intensive induction programme when you will be introduced to the University; learn about the use of ICT for personal and professional development; be introduced to the foundation subjects and science; and start your sessions on research methodology. During this time we will start to prepare you for your first placement. You can choose one of two routes: Extended Professional Practice or Primary Modern and Community Languages. The Extended Professional Practice involves engaging in the sessions which extend professional practice around the areas that have been identified as beneficial for working in all schools, but particularly those in challenging circumstances. It has been devised in collaboration with local head teachers in order to prepare students for working in schools of the future. For the Primary Modern and Community Languages part of the course you will be introduced to the pedagogy of modern languages and supporting learners with English as an Additional Language, as

well as developing cultural awareness of working in a multi-lingual classroom. You will need a GCSE grade A-C for this option or be a native speaker of a language other than English. For details of fees and funding visit: www.education.gov.uk/getintoteaching/ for the latest information. Career opportunities Graduates of this course benefit from enhanced employability and a competitive edge when applying for teaching posts. We welcome students back as mentors.

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Perspectives, values, principles and beliefs of education Learning and teaching – the curriculum The development portfolio

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Primary Education with Early Years (PGCE)
Starts in: September Location: Bedford campus Duration: 1 year full-time Course code GTTR: X121 Open to: UK/EU/International students Entry requirements: Candidates must possess a Second Class Honours degree, or above. All applicants must have GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English, mathematics and science. All GCSE requirements must be in place at the time of application. Applicants whose first language is not English and who do not have GCSE grade C in English need to have IELTS with an average score of at least 6.0. All international applicants will be assessed using UKBA policy. The minimum requirement for direct entrants to postgraduate study in the UK is level B2 on the CEFR. The University requires equivalent to 6.0 IELTS with at least 5.5 in each band for direct entry to a postgraduate study. Other qualifications are also accepted, please visit: www.beds.ac.uk/english-language All candidates must have some recent and relevant experience (a minimum of two weeks – five days in Key Stage 1 and five days in an Early Years setting) of working with children in a mainstream UK school. We actively encourage applications from a diverse range of students, including those considering a career change. All suitable applicants will be interviewed. The interview consists of an English test, mathematics test, collaborative group interview and one-to-one interview. All suitable applicants will undergo a check by the Criminal Records Bureau. Key features n An innovative and creative course for 21st century teachers
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(QTS). The 38-week, three-unit course is run in partnership with local schools and prepares you to teach the 3-7 age range. The course has a professional emphasis with a minimum of 120 days spent in schools. School experience is a crucial element of the course and you will undertake two different school placements, Key Stage 1 and Early Years (although not necessarily in sequential order). Over the course of the placements you will have increasing responsibility for a whole class. The course starts early in September with an intensive induction programme during which you will be introduced to the University; learn about the use of ICT for personal and professional development; be introduced to the foundation subjects and science; and start your sessions on research methodology. During this time we will start to prepare you for your first placement. The teaching is made up of lectures, seminars, workshops, technologyenhanced activities and tutorials with additional support from mentors and professional staff when out on placements. Students follow the same course as other Primary PGCE students, but with slight timetable modifications to allow you to study aspects of Early Years Practice which include:
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For details of fees and funding visit: www.education.gov.uk/getintoteaching/ for the latest information. Career opportunities Early Years is a growth area in the education sector and teachers capable of delivering this strand will be very much in demand. Graduates of this course benefit from increased employability and a competitive edge when applying for teaching posts. We welcome students back as mentors.

Areas of study include:
Perspectives, values, principles and beliefs of education Learning and teaching – the curriculum The development portfolio

We have an impressive record for training teachers

About the course This is a Master’s level course and offers an in-depth and high-quality qualification in primary school teaching, leading to Qualified Teacher Status

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Secondary Education Dance (PGCE)
Starts in: September Location: Bedford campus Duration: 1 year full-time Course code GTTR: W5X1 Open to: UK/EU/International students Entry requirements: Candidates should possess an Upper Second Class Honours degree or above in dance, or a degree that demonstrates a substantial dance component. All applicants must have GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English and mathematics. Applicants whose first language is not English and who do not have GCSE grade C in English need to have IELTS with an average score of at least 6.0. All applicants should have recent and relevant experience of working with children in a mainstream UK school. All suitable applicants will be interviewed and will undergo a check by the Criminal Records Bureau. Key features n Comprehensive preparation for teaching dance at secondary level (National Curriculum, GCSE, A level, other accredited courses)
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About the course During the course, you will attend subject-specific sessions, lectures and seminars designed to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding required to teach dance in secondary schools. The teaching builds on your existing knowledge about dance, developing effective pedagogical practice to enable you to inspire pupils with competence in dance performance, choreography and appreciation.

In addition, you will develop knowledge of general professional issues and explore the role of dance in relation to the National Curriculum and GCSE, A level and other accredited courses. The University works in partnership with local schools to provide you with a course that has a predominantly professional focus. You will undertake two placements in different schools, at least one of which includes A level dance, in addition to an observation practice in a primary school. In the school placements, you will be supported by teachers who have extensive experience in Dance. Teaching is through lectures, seminars and workshops, with opportunities for working independently and collaboratively. There are assignments, rather than formal examinations, and continuous assessment related to the national standards for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) specified in the most recent Government documentation. This course is offered for assessment at Master’s level, with a maximum of 60 Master’s (M) level credits available. Students achieving 60 credits at M level and meeting the requirements for QTS will be awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Education with QTS.

Where appropriate, students will be awarded up to 60 level 6 credits and awarded the Professional Graduate Certificate in Education with QTS. For details of funding visit: www.education.gov.uk/get-intoteaching/ for the latest information. Career opportunities Graduates from this course are in great demand throughout the UK.

Areas of study include:
The nature of dance and the dance curriculum Teaching and learning in dance Assessment for learning Subject enhancement and understanding of dance 11-16

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Secondary Education English (PGCE)
Starts in: September Location: Bedford campus Duration: 1 year full-time Course code GTTR: Q3X1 Open to: UK/EU/International students Entry requirements: Candidates must possess a Second Class Honours degree or above in which English or its related components represent at least 50 per cent of the degree. All applicants must have GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English and mathematics. Applicants whose first language is not English and who do not have GCSE grade C in English need to have IELTS with an average score of at least 6.0. All international applicants will be assessed using UKBA policy. The minimum requirement for direct entrants to postgraduate study in the UK is level B2 on the CEFR. The University requires equivalent to 6.0 IELTS with at least 5.5 in each band for direct entry to a postgraduate study. Other qualifications are also accepted, please visit: www.beds.ac.uk/english-language All applicants should have recent and relevant experience of working with children in a mainstream UK school. We actively encourage applications from a diverse range of students, including those considering a career change. All suitable applicants will be interviewed and will undergo a check by the Criminal Records Bureau. Key features n You will undertake at least 120 days of practical school placement
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Knowledge of the canon of poetry, plays and novels are necessary to be able to deliver the curriculum. You should be familiar with classic works, as well as a range of modern fiction, non-fiction, multimodal texts and poetry suitable for all ages. Language and literature are rapidly changing to accommodate the post-modern pressures of a broadband age and you are expected to have knowledge of new emerging genres and other virtual areas where young people are creative with reading and writing. You will attend subject-specific sessions, lectures and seminars that are designed to develop awareness and understanding of general professional issues, the role of the National Curriculum in relation to English, and issues such as lesson planning and assessment. With a blended learning approach at the heart of this course, you will collaborate and take an online collegiate approach to your studies through both the Virtual Learning Environment and the e-Portfolio. The University works in partnership with local schools to provide you with a course that has a predominantly professional focus. You will undertake two placements in contrasting schools in addition to observation practice in a primary school. While on the school placements you will be supported by teachers who have extensive experience in English.

Teaching is through lectures, seminars and workshops, with opportunities for working independently and collaboratively. There are course assignments, but no formal examinations, and the continuous assessment of teaching is based on achieving the national standards for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) specified in the most recent Government documentation. This course is offered for assessment at Master’s level, with a maximum of 60 Master’s (M) level credits available. Students achieving 60 credits at M level and meeting the requirements for QTS will be awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Education with QTS. Where appropriate, students will be awarded up to 60 level 6 credits and awarded the Professional Graduate Certificate in Education with QTS. For details of funding visit: www.education.gov.uk/getintoteaching/ for the latest information. Career opportunities Graduates from this course are in great demand throughout the UK.

Areas of study include:
The nature of English and the English curriculum Learning and teaching methodologies with practical application Assessment for learning Use of technology in supporting learning

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About the course You will acquire knowledge and experience of teaching literature, English language, drama, and media studies in creative and imaginative ways.

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Secondary Education Mathematics (PGCE)
Starts in: September Location: Bedford campus Duration: 1 year full-time Course code GTTR: G1X1 Open to: UK/EU/International students Entry requirements: Candidates must possess a minimum Upper Second Class Honours degree in mathematics or in a subject with at least 50 per cent mathematical content, such as engineering. A levels in mathematics or physics are desirable. All applicants must have GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English and mathematics. Applicants whose first language is not English and who do not have GCSE grade C in English need to have IELTS with an average score of at least 6.0. All applicants should have recent and relevant experience of working with children in a mainstream UK school. We actively encourage applications from a diverse range of students, including those considering a career change. All suitable applicants will be interviewed and will undergo a check by the Criminal Records Bureau. For suitable applicants who are committed to teaching mathematics but who do not have the majority of mathematics in their first degree, the University offers a 20 - week Mathematics Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) course. The SKE offers a period developing personal mathematics subject knowledge and focused reflection on the learning of mathematics prior to joining the PGCE. Key features n You may be eligible for a tax-free bursary – visit: www.education.gov. uk/get-into-teaching/ for the latest information
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You will undertake at least 120 days of practical school placement We boast an impressive record for training teachers, enjoying, for many courses, a 100 per cent graduate employment rate

About the course Mathematics is a challenging and demanding subject within the school curriculum. You will develop skills to teach a broad spectrum of mathematical concepts using a variety of different approaches, including a focus on the development of thinking skills through investigational, collaborative and problem solving activities. Teaching is designed to model the practice to be developed and includes opportunities for working independently and collaboratively. You will attend subject-specific sessions, lectures and seminars, which are designed to develop awareness and understanding of general professional issues; the nature and content of the mathematics curriculum; and the role of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in relation to mathematics and issues such as planning and assessment. The University works in partnership with local schools to provide you with a course that has a strong focus on exploring theory in practice. You will undertake two placements in different schools, in addition to observation of practice in a primary school. While in school placements, you will be supported by teachers who have extensive experience

in teaching mathematics. There are course assignments but no formal examinations and the continuous assessment of teaching is based on achieving the national standards for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) specified in the most recent Government documentation. For details of funding visit: www.education.gov.uk/get-intoteaching/ for the latest information Career opportunities Graduates from this course are in great demand in teaching posts throughout the UK.

Areas of study include:
The nature of mathematics and the mathematics curriculum Teaching and learning mathematics Assessment for learning Subject enhancement and understanding of mathematics 11-16 The role of the teacher within the school and the wider children’s workforce

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“Cluster-based training supports central training well to provide a localised context for developing trainees’ understanding of how to relate theory to practice” (Ofsted report Nov 2011)

The University has a great reputation for teaching and I love mathematics so the PGCE in Mathematics at Bedfordshire was the obvious choice for me. The library has vast resources on offer and the staff are very supportive.

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Secondary Education Modern Languages (Spanish, Italian, German, French) (PGCE)
Starts in: September Location: Bedford campus Duration: 1 year full-time Course code GTTR: R9X1 Open to: UK/EU/International students Entry requirements: Candidates must possess a good Honours degree in one of the following languages: French, German Spanish or Italian, or be a native speaker of one of these. Candidates should also have proficiency in a second language (up to A level standard). An extension course may meet the requirements. All applicants must have GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English and mathematics. Applicants whose first language is not English and who do not have GCSE grade C in English need to have IELTS with an average score of at least 6.0. All international applicants will be assessed using UKBA policy. The minimum requirement for direct entrants to postgraduate study in the UK is level B2 on the CEFR. The University requires equivalent to 6.0 IELTS with at least 5.5 in each band for direct entry to a postgraduate study. Other qualifications are also accepted, please visit: www.beds.ac.uk/english-language All applicants should have recent and relevant experience of working with children in a mainstream UK school. Visiting a school in the UK at the time of application is recommended. All suitable applicants will be interviewed and will undergo a check by the Criminal Records Bureau. Key features n This course attracts a bursary
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About the course The Secondary PGCE in Modern Languages aims to develop the necessary skills to teach modern languages effectively, and make learning experiences for young people enjoyable and varied. It also seeks to foster a professional attitude amongst student teachers as well as a critical awareness of key issues of policy and practice underpinned by relevant evidence. In addition to placing an emphasis on the key principles of modern languages teaching and learning, the course explores the role of digital technologies in supporting teaching and learning, and it focuses on the international dimension of the curriculum. Student teachers are encouraged to take part in activities organised by cultural and educational institutions in the Greater London area. Successful applicants will undertake work placements in two schools to gain practical teaching experience. Throughout your placement you will benefit from the support of experienced teachers and develop your subject specialism(s). We accept student teachers from a wide range of language specialisms. Where students’ main specialism is a language other than French, given curriculum patterns in schools, we normally expect students to be able to offer French as a teaching language up to Key Stage 3 or take up a French Extension course prior to joining this course. This course aims to encourage student teachers to offer, in their practical teaching placements, as many languages as they are able to in order to diversify the languages provision of secondary schools. This may involve introducing them as extracurricular subjects in order to attract interest amongst pupils and continue to build on them as the school and its pupils progress. For details of funding visit: www.education.gov.uk/getintoteaching/ for the latest information.

Career opportunities Graduates from this course are in great demand in teaching posts throughout the UK.

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Language acquisition and language learning The methodology of teaching modern languages Planning, conducting and assessing learning Instructional materials design Exploring key issues such as motivation and notions of culture in language learning through innovative methodologies Embedding principles and practical approaches of mobile learning in the learning of languages Continuity and progression of modern languages through the key stages

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Secondary Education Physical Education (PGCE)
Starts in: September Location: Bedford campus Duration: 1 year full-time Course code GTTR: X9C6 Open to: UK/EU/International students Entry requirements: Candidates must possess an Upper Second Class Honours degree or above in Physical Education or a related subject. A levels and/or GCSE qualifications in Physical Education are desirable. All applicants must have GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English and Mathematics in place at the time of application. Applicants whose first language is not English and who do not have GCSE grade C in English need to have IELTS with an average score of at least 6.0. All international applicants will be assessed using UKBA policy. The minimum requirement for direct entrants to postgraduate study in the UK is level B2 on the CEFR. The University requires equivalent to 6.0 IELTS with at least 5.5 in each band for direct entry to a postgraduate study. Other qualifications are also accepted, please visit: www.beds.ac.uk/english-language All applicants should have recent and relevant experience of working with children, preferably in a mainstream UK secondary school. Coaching experience and national governing body awards are also desirable. Due to the practical nature of the course, all applicants must be able to swim. We actively encourage applications from a diverse range of students, including those considering a career change. All suitable applicants will be interviewed and will undergo a check by the Criminal Records Bureau. Key features n Opportunity to be taught by outstanding practitioners
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About the course During the course, you will gain an understanding of the diverse nature of Physical Education and how it relates to young people, both in school and beyond. You will develop skills to teach a broad curriculum and explore a variety of approaches to promote high quality teaching and learning. Teaching is designed to model innovative and effective practice and includes opportunities for working independently and collaboratively. The University works in partnership with local schools to provide you with a course that has a strong focus on exploring theory in practice. You will undertake two placements in different schools, in addition to observation of practice in a primary school. While on school placements, you will be supported by teachers who have extensive experience in teaching Physical Education. There are course assignments, but no formal examinations and the continuous assessment of teaching is based on achieving the national standards for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) specified in the most recent Government documentation. This course is offered for assessment at Master’s level, with a maximum 60 Master’s level credits available. Students achieving 60 credits at M level and meeting the requirements for

QTS will be awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Education with QTS. Where appropriate, students will be awarded up to 60 level 6 credits and awarded the Professional Graduate Certificate in Education with QTS. For details of funding visit: www.education.gov.uk/get-intoteaching for the latest information. Career opportunities Graduates from this course are in great demand for teaching posts throughout the UK and abroad.

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The nature of physical education and the physical education curriculum Teaching and assessment for learning in physical education Practical areas: athletics, dance, games, gymnastics, health based physical education, outdoor and adventurous activities, and swimming Professional studies including behaviour management for learning

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Secondary Education Science with Biology or Chemistry or Physics (PGCE)
Starts in: September Location: Bedford campus Duration: 1 year full-time Course code GTTR: Chemistry F2X1, Physics F3X2, Biology CX11 Open to: UK/EU/International students Entry requirements: Candidates must possess a Second Class Honours degree in a relevant science subject, or a degree of which 50 per cent is in the relevant science. A levels in science subjects are desirable. All applicants must have GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English and mathematics. Applicants whose first language is not English and who do not have GCSE grade C in English need to have IELTS with an average score of at least 6.0. All international applicants will be assessed using UKBA policy. The minimum requirement for direct entrants to postgraduate study in the UK is level B2 on the CEFR. The University requires equivalent to 6.0 IELTS with at least 5.5 in each band for direct entry to a postgraduate study. Other qualifications are also accepted, please visit: www.beds.ac.uk/english-language All applicants should have recent and relevant experience of working with children in a mainstream UK school. We actively encourage applications from a diverse range of students, including those considering a career change. All suitable applicants will be interviewed and will undergo a check by the Criminal Records Bureau. For suitable applicants who want to train as teachers of chemistry but do not have sufficient knowledge and understanding of chemistry to allow them to teach the subject confidently, the University offers a 20-week chemistry Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) course. This offers a period developing personal chemistry subject knowledge and focused reflection on the learning of chemistry. Key features n You may be eligible for a tax-free bursary visit: www.education.gov.uk/get-intoteaching for the latest information
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About the course Science is an exciting and rapidly progressing subject that is challenging to teach. During the course you will study science in the curriculum and develop the skills and experience necessary to teach scientific concepts in a variety of ways. You will attend subject-specific sessions, lectures and seminars designed to develop awareness and understanding of general professional issues and the content of the science curriculum, and practical issues such as lesson planning and assessment. You will explore a wide range of resources and teaching strategies available to present science in an interesting, informative and relevant way, including the use of practical and investigative work. You will also examine the role of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in the teaching and learning of science. The University works in partnership with local schools to provide you with a professionally focused course. You will undertake two placements in different schools in addition to observation practice in a primary school. Whilst on school placements, you will be supported by teachers who have extensive experience in science. Teaching is through lectures, seminars and workshops with opportunities for working independently and collaboratively. There are no formal examinations and the continuous assessment is based on achieving the national standards for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) specified in the most recent Government documentation. This course is offered for assessment at Master’s level, with a maximum of 60 Master’s (M) level credits

available. Students achieving 60 credits at M level and meeting the requirements for QTS will be awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Education with QTS. Where appropriate, students will be awarded up to 60 Level 6 credits and awarded the Professional Graduate Certificate in Education with QTS. For details of finance visit: www.education.gov.uk/getintoteaching/ for the latest information. Career opportunities Graduates from this course are in great demand in teaching posts throughout the UK.

Did you know? The University maintains excellent partnerships with over 500 schools and works closely with them to provide you with professionally focused courses and opportunities for work placements.

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The nature of science and the science curriculum Teaching and learning science Assessment for learning Subject enhancement and understanding of science 11-16

Self-reflection and personal career development

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University of Bedfordshire 2013

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Education & Teaching

Mathematics Subject Knowledge Enhancement
Starts in: January Location: Bedford campus Duration: 20 weeks Open to: UK/EU/International students Entry requirements: All applicants must have a confirmed offer of a place on a PGCE, GTP or SCITT programme with a recognised provider of Initial Teacher Education (ITE) in England by the time the Enhancement course starts in January each year. For those applying to the University of Bedfordshire’s Secondary Mathematics PGCE, candidates must possess a minimum Second Class Honours degree with some relevance to mathematics plus A levels, or equivalent, in mathematics or physics. Students whose first language is not English and who do not have GCSE grade C in English need to hold IELTS with an average score of 6.0. All applicants must have GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English and mathematics. Recent and relevant experience of working with children, preferably in a mainstream UK school, is also required. All suitable applicants for PGCE will be interviewed and will undergo a check by the Criminal Records Bureau. The University actively encourages applications from mature students or those thinking of returning to education. Key features n Offers the opportunity to enter Mathematics Initial Teacher Education courses

About the course The Mathematics Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) course offers a period of developing personal mathematics subject knowledge and focused reflection on the learning of mathematics. It provides an opportunity to train as a teacher of mathematics for those who do not have the majority of mathematics in their first degree. Mathematics can be engaging and exciting, and our aim is to develop teachers who share that belief and can convey it to pupils. We explore the connections found in school mathematics in order to develop depth of understanding and generate interest and excitement that will be sustained and transferred in the classroom. Teaching includes a broad range of approaches including individual, pair and group work, and practical and ICT-based activities. Candidates are offered a place on the SKE course on recommendation of an ITE provider. The course runs for 20 weeks from January to June and consists of 12 hours at the University and a minimum of 13 hours of independent study per week. On completion of the course, students follow the programme for the Secondary Mathematics ITE course for which their provisional place was offered. Participants on the Mathematics SKE course may be eligible for a Training Agency (TA) tax-free bursary which is

linked to your intention to take up an Initial Teacher Education place following completion of the SKE course. You do not pay fees. Career opportunities Qualified mathematics teachers are in great demand throughout the UK.

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The range of mathematical topics included in the UK mathematics 1119 curriculum The wealth of connections which give mathematics its fascination and power The value of articulation and collaboration in the learning of mathematics Effective use of ICT as apparatus that supports the learning of mathematics Reflection on personal experience of a range of teaching approaches

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Secondary Education 14-19 Applied ICT (PGCE)
Starts in: September Location: Bedford campus Duration: 1 year full-time Course code GTTR: G5XC Open to: UK/EU/International students Entry requirements: Candidates should possess a Second Class Honours degree or above, where ICT or its related components represent at least 50 per cent of the degree. All applicants must have GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English and mathematics. Applicants whose first language is not English and who do not have GCSE grade C in English need to have IELTS with an average score of at least 6.0. All applicants should have recent and relevant experience of working with young people in an educational setting, preferably a UK mainstream school. We actively encourage applications from mature students and those thinking of returning to education. All suitable applicants will be interviewed and will undergo a check by the Criminal Records Bureau. Key features n We offer the opportunity to become an innovative teacher in Information Technology, becoming qualified to teach across a range of settings, including secondary schools and in FE
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achieving 60 credits at M level and meeting the requirements for QTS will be awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Education with QTS. Where appropriate, students will be awarded up to 60 level 6 credits and awarded the Professional Graduate Certificate in Education with QTS. For details of funding visit: www.education.gov.uk/get-intoteaching/ for the latest information. Career opportunities Graduates from our secondary courses are in great demand throughout the UK. This is particularly true within Information Technology as a subject area within the rapidly changing ICT curriculum. primary aims of the course is for you to become a competent and effective teacher of ICT within the changing context of secondary education. This course is particularly attractive to mature candidates in employment who are seeking a career change. You will acquire understanding of ICT within the context of the National Curriculum and within the 14–19 age curriculums in both schools and Further Education (FE) colleges. Teaching is through a blended learning approach, including lectures, seminars and workshops, with opportunities for working independently and collaboratively. The University works in partnership with local schools and colleges to provide you with a course that has a predominantly professional focus. You will undertake two placements in contrasting schools in addition to a placement with a post-16 provider. Achieving the national standards for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) specified in the most recent Government documentation is through a continuous assessment process. This course is offered for assessment at Master’s level, with a maximum of 60 Master’s level credits available. Students

Did you know? Depending on your field of expertise, we will help you apply your years of professional knowledge in an educational setting.

Areas of study include:
Curriculum development in Information Technology The organisation and management of teaching and learning in Information Technology Subject enhancement and understanding of Information Technology in the 14-19 curriculum The role of the teacher within the school and the wider children’s workforce

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Health & Biological Science

The University offers a wide variety of health-related courses within its Faculties of Health and Social Sciences; Creative Arts, Technologies and Science; and the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Postgraduate Medical School (BHPMS). We offer a variety of contemporary courses designed with medical, biomedical, nursing and allied health professionals in mind – from postgraduate degrees for Registered Nurses to public health options and the new Biomedical Engineering course. Our Park Square campus and the Butterfield Park site in Luton have specialist state-of-the-art facilities for postgraduate research students, and staff receive research funding from industry, research councils and leading charities. As a result of continued investment, the division has modern, well-equipped laboratories which include a new 50-seat lab, built for our postgraduate students. Our ongoing research activity is relevant to treating cancer, diabetes, chronic kidney diseases, neurodegenerative disorders and chronic infections.

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Dr Clare Morris
Associate Dean, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Postgraduate Medical School, and Lecturer in Medical Education

118 PgCert/PgDip/MSc Public Health (taught) 118 MSc Public Health (distance learning) 119 PgCert Research Methods 120 PgDip/MSc Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting, School Nursing)

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We consistently receive excellent feedback from our students and graduates, who tell us that our courses provide a springboard to new roles and responsibilities within their professional contexts – and new career pathways. We offer a holistic approach, academic rigour and learning relevant to the workplace, while valuing individual students’ needs and ensuring their professional development is at the centre of everything we do.

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Why choose Bedfordshire?
Many of our postgraduate health courses are taught at our purpose-built, awardwinning Butterfield Park in Luton, which houses a mix of networked computer suites and skills labs, plus a brand-new Simulation Centre. Similarly, our new Buckinghamshire campus at Oxford House in Aylesbury has been designed with healthcare students in mind Our Putteridge Bury campus links to all the major clinical and academic centres across Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Courses are designed mindful of the competing demands on our students, many of whom work full-time in the NHS. Interactive study days are combined with supported online learning and innovative assessment practices, making strong connections between issues in practice and course content We have more than 30 years experience running bioscience courses Access to up-to-date, well equipped labs offering a modern working environment and modern working techniques Excellent transport links, with London only 30 minutes from the University by train

Faculty of Health and Social Sciences (HSS)
Our innovative courses attract students from a diverse range of clinical backgrounds and we offer a flexible, work-based approach to teaching and learning that encourages reflective practice. All postgraduate work is informed by research and grounded in a robust evidence base. The faculty’s research is undertaken in the Institute for Health Research (IHR), which aims to engage in collaborative research at local and international level, and to create research partnerships with purchasers and providers of healthcare, within the professions, industry and the independent sector. Research areas include:
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Healthcare inequalities Primary healthcare Chronic disease management

The faculty brings together a range of disciplines, to generate innovative courses relevant to today’s marketplace. A wide spectrum of research is undertaken by staff in the Division of Science who are also members of the Institute of Biomedical and Environmental Science and Technologies (iBEST). Research activity in human disease, health and wellbeing, and environmental

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science is particularly relevant to our expanding portfolio of postgraduate courses which includes the MSc Biotechnology, the MSc Pharmacology, the MSc Biomedical Engineering and the brand-new MSc Environmental Management.

Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Postgraduate Medical School (BHPMS)

The Postgraduate Medical School, based at our Putteridge Bury campus, works collaboratively with a range of partners to design high-quality postgraduate courses and Continuing Professional Development opportunities for medical, dental and healthcare professionals. Key areas of activity include medical education, leadership and simulation, dental education, public health and diabetes. Courses are underpinned by contemporary research within the Institute for Health Research (led by Professor Gurch Randhawa) and the Institute for Diabetes in the Older Person (led by Professor Alan Sinclair, Dean of BHPMS).

Emma Amir-Ebrahimi
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Postgraduate study in the biological science area gives you the foundation to enter many different careers, such as medicine, psychiatry, forensics, microbiology, haematology or medical equipment sales.

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Advanced Nursing Studies
Starts in: September, February or May Location: Luton campus, Park Square; and Butterfield Park, Luton Duration: 1 year full-time Open to: UK/EU/International students Entry requirements: An Honours degree from a UK university or equivalent, or exceptional evidence of previous advanced study, research and professional experience. Applicants’ previous study must be related to nursing. International and EU Applicants will need an IELTS score of 6.0, an Honours degree relating to nursing from a recognised university and registration with a Nursing Council. Previous post-registered clinical experience is advantageous in helping students apply concepts to their practice. Key features n It enables you to focus on your discipline area
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On completing this course, students could progress into the following areas: advanced practitioner roles; consultancy; managerial positions; health and social care policy development; teaching; and research and development.

About the course The course has been designed to enable you to build on your existing knowledge base and be more confident with complex decision-making skills and clinical competencies for expanded practice. It integrates research, education and management issues to enable you to evolve a high degree of professional autonomy and independent practice. This is a full-time academic course and does not offer clinical placements during the course or lead to registration as a nurse in the UK. Career opportunities Health professionals are increasingly aware of the need to provide advanced practice within the context of healthcare agendas. Nurses have to operate in increasingly complex organisations and be familiar with advancing practice in all areas of healthcare. This course offers an opportunity for experienced nurses to develop their knowledge and prepare for taking lead roles in key developments. Home-based students are required to apply their new knowledge to their work environment.

Areas of study include:
Clinical reasoning in nursing assessment and diagnosis Nursing management of multiple health needs Evidence-based learning Supervising learning and development Assessing and evaluating performance

Contributions from an experienced multidisciplinary course team Innovative in its approach, with a strong emphasis on theoretical learning Unique combination of subject areas applicable to advanced practice The team has extensive experience in supporting students from overseas

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Advanced Nursing Studies with Overseas Nursing Placement (ONP)
Starts in: September or February Location: Luton campus, Park Square; and Butterfield Park, Luton Duration: 1 year full-time Open to: UK/EU/International students Entry requirements: This is a full-time academic course with the opportunity to undertake the Overseas Nursing Placement (ONP) to become registered on the Nursing Midwifery Council and practice as a nurse in the UK. Applicants will need an IELTS of 7 in each of the .0 four elements (reading, writing, listening, speaking), an Honours degree relating to nursing from a recognised university and registration with a Nursing Council. You must successfully pass an occupational health and CRB check before undertaking a placement. Additionally, you will be required to obtain a Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) decision letter that does not expire before the end of your placement; and two original references. You must state on your application form your intention to undertake the overseas nursing placement. Previous post-registration clinical experience is advantageous in helping students apply concepts to their practice. Key features n It enables you to focus on your discipline area
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Overseas nurses who undertake the ONP for registration in the UK will have the opportunity to become proficient in a new environment, as well as developing their theoretical frameworks. On completing this course, students could progress into the following areas: advanced practitioner roles; consultancy; managerial positions; health and social care policy development; teaching; and research and development.

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Clinical reasoning in nursing assessment and diagnosis Nursing management of multiple health needs Evidence-based learning Supervising learning and development Assessing and evaluating performance Overseas nursing placement (only for candidates who fulfil the criteria for entry onto the register as stated in the entry requirements)

Contributions from an experienced multidisciplinary course team Innovative in its approach, with a strong emphasis on theoretical learning Unique combination of subject areas applicable to advanced practice Opportunity for suitably qualified nurses from overseas to gain registration in the UK as a nurse. This is subject to each candidate obtaining a decision letter to proceed from the NMC and fulfilling the above criteria for entry The team has extensive experience in supporting students from overseas

About the course The course has been designed to enable you to build on your existing knowledge base and be more confident with complex decision-making skills and clinical competencies for expanded practice. It integrates research, education and management issues to enable you to evolve a high degree of professional autonomy and independent practice. Career opportunities Health professionals are increasingly aware of the need to provide advanced practice within the context of healthcare agendas. Nurses have to operate in increasingly complex organisations and be familiar with advancing practice in all areas of healthcare. This course offers an opportunity for experienced nurses to develop their knowledge and prepare for taking lead roles in key developments.

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Advanced Practice
Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Park Square; Buckinghamshire campus, Aylesbury; and Butterfield Park, Luton Duration: 2 years part-time Open to: UK students

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you become efficient at managing your own clinical case loads and undertaking advanced health assessment, as well as developing your diagnostic reasoning skills. These issues will relate strongly to the ever-changing climate within healthcare arising from Agenda for Change; the National Health Service Plan; Skills for Health; the Knowledge and Skills Framework; Nursing and Midwifery Council recommendations for 2012 for Advanced Practice; the Royal College of Nursing; and other government health initiatives and agendas such as the National Service Frameworks (NSFs). Career opportunities As healthcare continues to evolve and change, it is important that practitioners are prepared to a level at which they can deliver an effective and efficient service. Alongside the development of new approaches to care, this course will provide participants with the necessary skills and knowledge to enable them to develop and expand advanced clinical practice roles within their organisations. On completing this MSc course, students are likely to progress into the following areas: advanced practitioner roles; nurse consultant posts; managerial positions; teaching; and research and development.

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Assessment and diagnostic skills Managing multiple health needs Influencing people and organisations Project management in health and social care The option units currently available in the second term include: Assessing and evaluating performance Examination of the newborn Human factors, environment and design in patient safety Personal development planning (PDP) learning contract Nurse and midwife independent and supplementary prescribing Supervising learning and development

Entry requirements: You should have a Honours degree from a UK university or equivalent, or, exceptionally, evidence of previous advanced study, research or professional nursing or midwifery experience. Applicants must currently be working as a registered health professional within the NHS or independent sector. Key features n It enables you to focus on your specialist area of clinical practice
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About the course Exciting changes in healthcare provision, research, client needs, technology and practice have all had a major effect on the work of the health professional in the 21st century. Therefore, it is essential that practitioners providing care are equipped with the most up-todate skills and knowledge in order to provide the most appropriate care to people using their services. This course has been developed to embrace the dynamic challenges faced by advanced practitioners in a modern healthcare setting. It therefore integrates research, education and management issues to enable you to evolve a high degree of professional autonomy and independent practice. By building on your existing knowledge base, and by providing you with the necessary advanced theoretical and clinical expertise, this course will help

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Biomedical Engineering
Starts in: September or February Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 1 year full-time or 3 years part-time Open to: UK/EU/International students* Entry requirements: Applicants should have a good Honours degree or equivalent in a biological or biochemistry-related subject. Applications may be considered from a sound academic background and good, relevant practical experience. All international/overseas applicants will be assessed in accordance with University policy. The minimum requirement is level B2 on the CEFR, equivalent to 6.0 IELTS with at least 5.5 in each band. Other qualifications are also accepted, please visit: www.beds.ac.uk/english-language Key features n This course offers a unique combination of core subject areas in basic Bioscience, and Biomedical Engineering and development n The teaching team comprises leading specialists and research-active staff at the University n High-quality, broad-based training in Biomedical Engineering underpinned by a wide knowledge base and key transferable skills About the course Biomedical Engineering can be defined as the application of biotechnology to problems in human medicine. The discipline itself has emerged to bring together the principles of engineering with those in the bioscience aligned to medicine. It is a highly interdisciplinary field and includes a large number of sub-specialties where research expertise is brought together in various combinations to create new products, instrumentation or software to advance biology and improve healthcare. Underpinning this course is an understanding of cell and molecular biology. From this students will then be exposed to a number of key areas in Biomedical Engineering including: computational, which should allow students to understand T: +44 (0)1582 743500 (UK)

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Typical career destinations include: pharmaceutical or biotechnological industries; academic institutions; the public and private healthcare sectors. *This course is open to international students who have a work permit (HSMP) and visa allowing them to study part-time.

the potential of genomic analysis and its relationship to the emerging field of proteomic and metabonomic analysis; medical imaging and cryobiology will detail principles of protein localisation in cells and tissues, methods of cell and tissue visualisation through to the use of whole body imaging by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI); finally, tissue engineering will build on the students’ existing understanding of maintenance of cells in vitro and the development of methods to create three-dimensional cultures and tissues. Our students will participate in individual projects with the aim of extending their range of practical skills in the context of research. Career opportunities Biomedical Engineering is, together with Biotechnology, one of the UK’s leading, cutting-edge industrial sectors. The UK also has the dominant market position in the European market. Similar growth is also visible in India and China where considerable emphasis is being placed on the development of hi-tech, strongly science-based industries. This demonstrates that the course will generate graduates who will move into a major industrial growth area.

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Cell and molecular biology Computational biology Medical imaging and cryobiology Biomaterials and tissue engineering Laboratory-based research project Medical imaging and cryobiology

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Dr John Reynolds

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We have exclusive laboratories for postgraduate students, where they can undertake their research projects in the depth that they require. The employability of our postgraduate students is very good. Many students go on to do Phd’s either at Bedfordshire or various research institutes all over the world.
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academic research opportunities or possible employment in related spin-out companies. Therefore, this Biotechnology degree will support graduates seeking careers in biotechnology industries, including pharmaceutical and food companies; academic institutions; health-related industries, including the NHS; and other public organisations.

Starts in: September or February Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 1 year full-time or 3 years part-time Open to: UK/EU/International students Entry requirements: Applicants should have good Honours degree or equivalent in a biological or biochemistry-related subject. Applications may be considered from a sound academic background and good, relevant practical experience. All international/overseas applicants will be assessed in accordance with University policy. The minimum requirement is level B2 on the CEFR, equivalent to 6.0 IELTS with at least 5.5 in each band. Other qualifications are also accepted, please visit: www.beds.ac.uk/english-language Key features n The course provides high-quality, broad-based training in biotechnology, providing a wide knowledge base and key transferable skills
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Analytical methods biotechnology industries. The underlying biochemistry will be explained at an advanced level. Laboratory-based projects will be offered in one of the four taught themes – (i) molecular biology, (ii) computational biology, (iii) applied microbiology and (iv) analytical biology – to provide our graduates with the laboratory skills required for subsequent employment in biotech/pharmaceutical industries or academia. Career opportunities Biotechnology is one of the UK’s leading manufacturing sectors and it is a rapidly developing and expanding industry in many other countries, including China and India. It is also a rapidly growing area in universities, providing Applied microbiology Computational biology Molecular biology Research project

The experienced teaching team consists of research-active specialists in academic disciplines related to biotechnology, drawn from institutions across the UK The academic staff have extensive experience in supervising the training of postgraduate research students and the practical projects of postgraduate students on taught courses

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About the course MSc Biotechnology course covers comprehensively the core subjects of modern Biotechnology: through an advanced understanding of molecular and computational biology to applied microbiology. The aim of the course is to provide students with an understanding of how microbes can be used on an industrial scale to benefit humankind. New technologies in molecular biology, microbiology and computational biology will be taught and an insight given into how these methodologies are applied in

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The Professors who teach on the course are highly experienced, and the guidance and support from them is very good.

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Dental Education
Starts in: September or January Location: Putteridge Bury campus, Luton Duration: 1-3 years part-time

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interprofessional, interdisciplinary and disciplinary specific aspects of education and training. Education and training in dentistry have undergone significant reform in the past decade, creating new challenges and opportunities for those with educational roles and responsibilities. Visiting experts will make regular contributions to study days, masterclasses and online activity. Career opportunities This course supports the development of individuals who wish to pursue explicit educational and/or educational leadership roles in the context of dental education. *This course is open to international students who have a work permit (HSMP) and visa allowing them to study part-time.

Open to: UK/EU/International students* Entry requirements: This postgraduate course is open to individuals who have a first degree (or equivalent qualification or experience) in dentistry, nursing and allied dental professions. It may also be available to those from other backgrounds (eg healthcare managers and educational developers) who wish to develop their knowledge of education, training and leadership in the context of dentistry. When applying you will meet the course leader to discuss your learning needs and requirements, and the appropriateness of the course to meet these. Members of the course team will be happy to discuss your eligibilty for the course and how it may meet your professional learning and development needs. Key features n This innovative, flexible course combines study days with supported online learning
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About the course This innovative course combines study days, workshops and masterclasses with remote access online learning. The course is likely to appeal to dental professionals who are engaged in education and/or training in primary or secondary care dental settings. Those who are teaching dental students or courses related to dentistry, such as those for dental nurses, therapists, hygienists or technicians, are also encouraged to apply. The course has a practice-based approach, designed to address the development needs of those new to dental education and training, and those with experience. It has a flexible structure, with clear pathways to higher awards (PgDip and MA in Medical Education), as well as the opportunity to engage in stand-alone units or study days for Continuing Professional Development purposes. The course places clear emphasis on the development of dental educator skills and also affords opportunities to explore

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Dental education in practice – focuses on aspects of dental teaching including tutorials, supervision and chairside teaching; also includes observation of teaching in your workplace Contemporary educational perspectives – explores the ways in which theories of learning shape, influence and allow us to develop our teaching, learning and assessment practices Workplace-based learning – offers a contemporary analysis of workplacebased learning and assessment and how to enhance their effectiveness

The experienced, interdisciplinary course team are established medical and dental educators with experience spanning undergraduate and postgraduate dental, medical and healthcare education

Elinor Japp
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The course entertained, challenged and stimulated me intellectually, professionally and personally. It has fundamentally changed the way I think and improved my practice.

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Dental Law & Ethics
Starts in: October or January each year Location: Putteridge Bury campus, Luton Duration: 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time Open to: UK/EU/International students Entry requirements: This postgraduate course is open to individuals who have a first degree (or equivalent qualification or experience) in dentistry, dental nursing and allied dental professions. Key features n The only university accredited course in Law and Ethics specifically for dental professionals
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Career opportunities Designed to develop the skills and practices of dental care professionals with an interest in legal and ethical dental practice. The course promotes a strong action orientation and is likely to be of relevance to those who wish to enhance their legal role in dental practice and other settings (eg practice managers, clinical leads), indemnity organisations, primary care organisations or to legal firms as expert witnesses.

About the course This innovative and dynamic course has been designed specifically for dental care professionals, working in a range of dental care contexts. The course provides unique opportunities to critically examine dental care and practice from relevant ethical, legal and professional standpoints. This part-time course combines study days (eight in total), with supported on-line learning and self-directed study. You will be taught by dentists and other health and social care professionals with legal and ethical expertise. You will have an opportunity to tailor assessment tasks in ways that allow you to deal with real issues you encounter in your professional lives. Tutor support for assessment activities is provided. This practice-based approach is designed to address the various needs of those who are relatively new to dental practice as well as those who are more experienced.

A practice-based course addressing aspects of law and ethics in dentistry Opportunities to tailor assessments to relevant areas of professional interest and/or workplace need Combines face-to-face study with online learning

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Legal, ethical and professional frameworks that underpin dental practice Comprehensive view on aspects of dental law as it relates to dental care and practice

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Starts in: September but admissions throughout the year Location: Putteridge Bury campus, Luton Duration: Usually 2-3 years (but up to 6 years) part-time Open to: UK/EU/International students* Entry requirements: You should normally have an undergraduate degree in medicine or in a health-related profession, with at least one year of full-time practice (or equivalent) at post-registration level. Healthcare professionals without a degree who have professional qualifications with normally three years’ experience postregistration will be considered. Key features n The Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Postgraduate Medical School has a strategic campus at Putteridge Bury and links to all the major clinical and academic centres in both counties; a new Institute of Diabetes for Older People (IDOP) was launched in May 2008 and is undertaking some key studies with funding from the Department of Health and the European Union
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Development needs. It aims to equip healthcare practitioners with the knowledge and skills to engage positively in a wide spectrum of academic activities. Working within the NHS is not mandatory since the course will also benefit those in other health-related areas. Students from overseas will find that the friendly and supportive environment within the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Postgraduate Medical School (BHPMS) assists them in adapting to this blended-learning course. On successful completion of the course, you will have developed a wide range of skills, knowledge and attitudes with which to undertake greater involvement in clinical practice and research activity using an evidence-based framework. The highly experienced and supportive teaching team will help you to develop a critical, analytical and reflective stance towards medical education and its practice. The course includes a combination of face-to-face study days and independent study, as well as various assessment methods. Student feedback confirms that excellent support is available throughout the course.

Did you know? This course is delivered almost entirely by senior NHS specialists and all units have practical guidance on diabetes care in most clinical settings.

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Enhancing Quality Through Patient Safety
Starts in: October Location: Luton campus, Butterfield Park, Luton Duration: 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time Open to: UK/EU/International students Entry requirements: You should have an Honours degree from a UK university or equivalent, or, exceptionally, evidence of previous advanced study, research or professional experience. All international applicants will be assessed using UKBA policy. The minimum requirement for direct entrants to postgraduate study in the UK is level B2 on the CEFR. The University requires equivalent to 6.0 IELTS with at least 5.5 in each band for direct entry to a postgraduate study. Other qualifications are also accepted, please visit: www.beds.ac.uk/english-language Key features n We have good links with local organisations who lead in the delivery of the patient safety agenda
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About the course This MSc Enhancing Quality Through Patient Safety, is one of the first in the UK to deal specifically with the patient safety agenda. Safer care is a key priority of the Department of Health, as evidenced by the fact that it is the first objective in the Standards for Better Health document (DH, 2004). Since its creation in 2001, the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) has concentrated much of its efforts on facilitating organisational and occupational change to promote patient safety. It is therefore clear that senior healthcare staff need to support and drive the patient safety agenda as an integral part of their work role. Offering this high quality programme at Master’s level meets the continuing professional development (CPD) needs of the staff involved in delivering the objectives of the Department of Health and its partner organisations such as the NPSA and the NHS Institute for Innovation.

Career opportunities The drivers for enhanced quality and patient safety will continue to grow. Practitioners achieving this qualification will be well placed to participate and lead in the developments that are being made and planned within the patient safety arena.

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The nature and frequency of patient safety incidence Safety culture and root cause analysis Risk assessment and solution development Human factors and design improvements for safer care Implementing patient safety solutions

The University has worked with organisations at a national level on safer care initiatives

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Environmental Management*
*Subject to approval Starts in: September or February Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 12 months full-time (intensive); otherwise 18 months. Part-time 3 years Open to: UK/EU/International students Entry requirements: Honours degree at 2:2 or above in a relevant scientific subject i.e. biological, ecological or environmental related science. Applications may also be considered from candidates with relevant practical experience. All international/overseas applicants will be assessed in accordance with University policy. The minimum requirement is level B2 on the CEFR, equivalent to 6.0 IELTS with at least 5.5 in each band. Other qualifications are also accepted, please visit: www.beds.ac.uk/english-language Key features n Unique combination of environmental, ecological and biotechnological sciences, combined with environmental project management skills
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economic processes in an international context). Each subject covered will draw upon the latest scientific literature, knowledge of academic staff (who are key researchers in many of the areas taught) and where appropriate, guest lecturers from other leading academics, government agency scientists or managers and industry professionals. The key strengths of the course are the integration of environmental science, biotechnological methods and project management to sustainably manage the environment, biodiversity and ecosystem services (and the economic value of these services, such as food security, clean water and elimination of waste) in a world that is changing through diverse anthropogenic activities. Career opportunities The course will support graduates seeking careers in environmental science and management from a wide range of employment opportunities in the public and private sectors provided by environmental and ecological consultancies, environmental and agricultural research organisations, academic institutions, environmental agencies and other organisations in the following key areas:
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About the course The MSc Environmental Management course will provide a deep understanding of key theoretical and practical skills relating to global environmental change (including, but not limited to climate change). The course also empowers graduates with the key skills to effectively manage a changing environment (from scientific skills such as predicting changes and optimising environmental processes such as food production using biotechnology based methods, to management skills such as understanding of legislative and

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Health & Biological Science

Health Studies

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You have the opportunity to build your own programme of learning that meets your specific learning needs with the aim of improving your employability prospects. If you wish to make an APEL claim against your practice experience you will be required to undertake an APEL Portfolio. All students accessing this course will be expected to complete a Personal Development Planning (PDP) learning contract to demonstrate how their chosen units relate to their personal and professional development. Career opportunities You are expected to complete a learning contract that actively engages you in the process of PDP The units you select . will be specifically related to your career development. After completing this course you may wish to progress into the following areas: senior roles in health and social care environments; specialist practitioner roles; teaching roles; research; consultancy; and health/social service management.

Starts in: September or February Location: Luton campus, Butterfield Park Duration: 2 years part-time Open to: UK students Entry requirements: You should have a Diploma in Nursing or an Honours degree from a UK university or equivalent, and relevant professional experience. Key features n It is offered in a flexible format
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Medical Education
Starts in: September, January or April Location: Putteridge Bury campus, Luton Duration: 2-5 years part-time Open to: UK/EU students Entry requirements: This is a postgraduate course open to individuals who have a first degree (or demonstrably equivalent qualification or experience) in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or a related healthcare discipline. It may also be open to graduates with interests in educational or faculty development in these areas. Key features n This innovative, flexible course combines study days with supported online learning
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supported self-directed study. It offers stand-alone interim awards at PgCert and PgDip and has recognised entry routes from our specialist PgCert pathways in Dental Education, Medical Simulation and Medical Education Leadership see pages 107 114 and 115. , There are specified Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) routes for individuals who have already completed a PgCert in an equivalent area and an entry by advanced standing route for experienced educators. The course positions medical and healthcare education in its contemporary professional, policy and practice contexts. There is an explicit focus on the development of a full range of medical educator and educational leadership skills and the approaches to learning, teaching and assessment are designed to ensure that your practice is underpinned by sound theoretical principles. Each unit provides opportunities to engage in work-related professional development activity and the highly experienced and supportive course team will help you develop a critical, analytic and reflective stance towards medical and healthcare education and its practice. Career opportunities Increasingly there is an expectation that those who are involved in education and training in both NHS and Higher Education contexts, should have a postgraduate qualification in learning and teaching. Past students have commented that engagement in the course has broadened career opportunities and enhanced their career progression, providing them with the impetus and enthusiasm to adopt wider educational roles and responsibilities.

Areas of study include:
Medical education in practice Dental education in practice Simulation in practice Educational policy and leadership Contemporary educational perspectives Workplace-based learning Promoting professionalism Curriculum in practice Professional development Faculty development Evidence-based medical education Medical education project

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The course is aligned to appropriate professional standards and is therefore suitable for educational and clinical supervisors, as well as those wishing to become GP Trainers. The MA Medical Education course has been designed with the needs of busy professional people in mind. Each unit combines two to five focused study days (over a three-month period) with interactive online learning and

The course is a real career springboard and it has made my working life a lot more fulfilling. It was undoubtedly the best thing I have done since qualifying.

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About the course This flexible course is designed for those with an interest in education in the context of medicine and/or health. Current students include hospital doctors, GPs, dentists, nursing, midwifery and allied health professionals working in NHS, Deanery, Higher Education and independent sector contexts. The PgCert in Medical Education is accredited by the Higher Education Academy (HEA), leading to fellowship of the HEA.

To find out more contact Dr Clare Morris: t: +44 (0)1582 743 868 e: clare.morris@beds.ac.uk w: http://uob.cc/health

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Medical Education Leadership
Starts in: September, January or April Location: Putteridge Bury campus, Luton Duration: 1-3 years part-time Open to: UK/EU/International students Entry requirements: This is a postgraduate course open to individuals who have a first degree (or demonstrably equivalent qualification or experience) in medicine, dentistry, nursing, allied health or social care. It may also be available to those from other backgrounds who wish to develop their knowledge of education, training and leadership in medicine and/ or health (eg healthcare managers and educational developers). Key features n An innovative, flexible course combining study days with supported online learning
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Core and optional units allow tailoring to interests and role Experienced interdisciplinary course team who have local/national advisory and consultancy roles Focus on the development of educational leadership capabilities Relevant for those with formal leadership roles or for practitioners wishing to influence policy and practice

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About the course This flexible course is designed for those engaged in teaching, learning and assessment and/or workforce development within medical, dental and healthcare contexts. Current students include hospital doctors and managers, GPs, dentists, vets, osteopaths, nursing, midwifery and allied health professionals working in NHS, Deanery, Higher Education and independent sector contexts. Our students often comment on the richness of learning opportunities provided by these multidisciplinary cohorts. The design of the Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education Leadership has been informed

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Medical Simulation
Starts in: September, January or April Location: Putteridge Bury campus, Luton and Luton campus, Butterfield Park Duration: 1-3 years part-time Open to: UK/EU/International students Entry requirements: This is a postgraduate course open to individuals who have a first degree (or demonstrably equivalent qualification or experience) in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or a related healthcare discipline. It may also be open to graduates with interests in educational or faculty development in these areas. Key features n This flexible course combines study days with supported online learning
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About the course This flexible course is designed for those with an interest in the educational uses of simulation in medicine and/or health. Current students include hospital doctors, general practitioners, nurses and midwives working in NHS and Higher Education contexts. Whilst simulation is now well embedded within medical and healthcare education and training, its use is often adopted uncritically. This course explores both the ‘thinking behind’ the use of simulation and the ways in which its educational use can be enhanced. It also provides opportunities to rehearse approaches to the use of simulation in our state-of-the-art simulation centre and to tailor assessment elements in line with professional interests and needs. The PgCert course has been designed with the needs of busy professional people in mind. There is one core unit – simulation in practice – and one optional unit. Each unit combines four study days (over one term) with interactive online learning and supported self-directed study. Our learning, teaching and assessment strategy fosters the development of educational approaches which are underpinned by sound theoretical principles. Each unit allows some scope to engage in work-related professional development activity and the highly experienced and supportive course team will help you develop a critical, analytic and reflective stance towards using medical simulation. The PgCert in Medical Simulation provides a pathway into our highly regarded MA in Medical Education for those who wish to develop their interests and expertise further. Career opportunities Increasingly there is an expectation that those who are involved in education and training in both NHS and Higher Education contexts, should have a postgraduate qualification in learning and teaching. Past students have commented that engagement in the course has broadened career opportunities and enhanced their career progression, providing them with the impetus and enthusiasm to adopt wider educational roles and responsibilities.

Opportunity to rehearse, critique and develop core facilitation skills which maximise learning in simulated settings Assessment activity is related to realworld issues, with options to tailor to your own work context The experienced course team bring expertise from higher and professional education contexts and are recognised for their innovative approaches to faculty development in medicine and dentistry

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Areas of study include:
Simulation in practice Contemporary educational perspectives Workplace-based learning

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Osteopathy
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successful completion, you will be able to practice as an osteopath. Osteopathy is a primary health care system, similar to physiotherapy and complementary to other medical practices. Osteopaths primarily work through the neuro-musculoskeletal system, mostly on muscles and joints, using holistic and patient-centred approaches. Career opportunities The majority of students leaving the BSO become self-employed osteopaths. Opportunities in osteopathy are increasing and, as the public awareness of osteopathy grows, there is an increasing demand for qualified and registered osteopaths. Although most osteopaths work on a self-employed basis in the private sector, there are increasing opportunities to develop your career in a multidisciplinary environment. Developing links between the National Health Service and the osteopathic profession mean that there are opportunities to work within hospitals, in partnership with doctors in general practice and in community health centres.

Location: British School of Osteopathy, London Duration: 4 years full-time Open to: UK/EU/International students Entry requirements: The normal minimum requirements for entry onto the Master’s in Osteopathy course are five GCSE’s at grades A-C including Mathematics and English language and three A Levels at which are to include Biology and one other science (preferably Chemistry). A typical offer is three A Levels at grades BBC. As an alternative to A Levels, AVCE, BTEC National Diplomas, Access Certificates, Scottish Highers, Irish Leaving Certificates, International Baccalaureates and a large number of home and overseas qualifications with relevant science content at an appropriate level are accepted. Students whose first language is not English are required to demonstrate fluency in both written and spoken English. A wide range of English language qualifications are accepted, including IELTS and TOEFL. All prospective students are required to attend an Interview and Evaluation Day during which prospective students are normally required to perform a range of aptitude tests, a written English test and a personal interview in order to demonstrate their suitability for the profession and the BSO. Key features n Practical training with experienced osteopaths
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Human anatomy, physiology and pathology Osteopathic technique, ethics and philosophy Practice management and business

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A student-centred approach to academic and clinical training Opportunities to work with patients in a wide variety of clinical settings Teaching and learning to help you develop your own learning style

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Pharmacology

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You will gain an in-depth knowledge of individual examples of drug development throughout and specialise in selected areas towards the end of the course, culminating with a laboratory research project chosen in one of these areas. Intensive laboratory practical experience and a research project are vital parts of training at Master’s level in Science. This course is designed to provide wider choices of laboratory-based research projects by applying state-of-the-art technologies and instruments under supervision of the research-active staff in the division. Career opportunities The course will support graduates seeking careers in drug research and development by offering a wide range of employment opportunities provided by pharmaceutical or biotechnological industries, academic institutions, the NHS and other public organisations. Key areas include: Higher Education (MPhil/PhD); drug design; pre-clinical research in experimental and biological studies; pharmacogenomics and proteomics clinical research; drug registration; licensing and regulatory affairs; medical information; medical sales; medical writing; and cell and molecular-based technologies. *This course is open to international students who have a work permit (HSMP) and visa allowing them to study parttime. Distance learning is not available to international students.

Starts in: September or February Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 1 year full-time or 3 years part-time Open to: UK/EU/International students* Entry requirements: Applicants should have a good Honours degree or equivalent in a biological or biochemistryrelated subject. Applications may be considered from a sound academic background and good, relevant practical experience. All international/overseas applicants will be assessed in accordance with University policy. The minimum requirement is level B2 on the CEFR, equivalent to 6.0 IELTS with at least 5.5 in each band. Other qualifications are also accepted, please visit: www.beds.ac.uk/english-language Key features n Unique in its combination of core subject areas in drug research and development, all of which draw upon the latest developments in laboratory and clinical practice in pharmacology
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Areas of study include:
Cell and molecular biology Drug discovery and development Molecular pharmacology Clinical pharmacology and therapeutics Research project

The teaching team comprises leading specialists and research-active staff at the University, as well as in other institutions, pharmaceutical industries, government agencies and NHS sectors High-quality, broad-based training in pharmacology underpinned by a wide knowledge base and key transferable skills

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About the course The MSc Pharmacology course is designed to allow students to gain a broad overview of drug discovery and development; mechanisms of drug action at molecular level; drug treatment of relevant human diseases; and practical experiences of cell and molecular technologies used in relevant areas of pharmacology at an advanced level – all of which draw upon the latest developments in laboratory practice and clinical practice.

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Public Health (Taught) (PgCert/PgDip/MSc) Public Health (Distance Learning) (MSc)
Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time Open to: UK/EU/International students* Entry requirements: You should have a Honours degree, or equivalent in terms of experience. You must be working within public health. All applicants must have the ability to study and complete all assessments with a suitably high standard of English, which in the case of overseas students, will be assessed in accordance with University policy. Our minimum requirements are IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. Please visit www. beds.ac.uk/englishlanguage for detailed information. Key features n It is offered in a flexible format
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About the course This course focuses on the applied principles of public health and is aimed at both medically and non-medically qualifiedpeople. It is relevant to people with health service and nonhealth service backgrounds including primary or secondary care;nursing and professions related to medicine; health promotion; healthcare research; health management; and anyone wishing to develop a career in public health. An innovative work-based approach centres the course within the student’s practice and specific areas of interest appropriate to their level of experience and skill. The course is dedicated to creating an effective ‘community of inquiry’ to foster group learning and support. It is based on the principles set out in the UK Government Public Health White Papers, which the National Health Service (NHS) uses to improve health and prevent disease, and not just to provide treatment for those who are ill. How these principles can be employed internationally will be explored. The course provides a useful introduction

to the academic part of the syllabus for the Membership of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine (MFPHM) part one examination and will also position students to take the core public health competencies. The course develops participants’ practical and critical public health skills which is underpinned by a sound understanding of associated theories. The course has three entry awards – Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma and Master of Science degree. During the course you will have the opportunity to develop your own special interests and embark on academic research. The course is delivered by an eminent group of academics who, between them, have many years of public health expertise at practitioner and researcher level. Delivery of the course will also be via online interactive material and participation will be required via blogging and wikkies. Technological requirements are a computer with Windows 7 or XP running Microsoft Windows 2007 Technical help . is available if needed. Career opportunities Public health has become an increasingly significant focus of government plans worldwide, initiating developments at local and national levels within multiple healthcare settings. Organisations require practitioners who have the

specialist skills and attitudes provided by this course, whether experienced practitioners or graduates seeking a working understanding of public health. *Distance learning is not available to international students

Areas of study include:
Concepts in public health Exploring research methodology Experimental evidence and evaluation Epidemiology in public health Ethical and legal issues in public health Policies and issues in public health Public health protection Diversity in public health

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Research Methods
Starts in: February Location: British School of Osteopathy, London Duration: 12 months part-time Open to: UK/EU students Entry requirements: Applicants should have a UK or overseas degree from a recognised academic institution, or an equivalent professional qualification, or a recognised health care qualification in osteopathy, chiropractic or physiotherapy. All students are required to have basic IT skills and a computer internet connection. Key features n A strong manual medicine and therapy focus
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Advanced research methods and design Statistics for health care research Descriptive and inferential statistics Introduction to multivariate and multivariable analysis

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Practice of data analysis using SPSS and other statistical software packages

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Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting, School Nursing) (PgDip/MSc) Specialist Community (District) Nursing (MSc)
Starts in: March and/or September Location: Luton campus, Butterfield Park Duration: 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time Open to: UK students Entry requirements: MSc Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting) You should have a good first degree in an appropriate subject-related discipline, or a Diploma in Nursing or Midwifery, plus practice-related experience. All applicants need to demonstrate their literacy and numeracy by attaining GCSEs in English and Maths at grade C or above, or equivalent -- for example level two adult literacy and numeracy. MSc Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (School Nursing) You should have a good Honours degree or equivalent. You must be live on the nursing or midwifery register held by the NMC. Applicants must also have completed a period of experience of sufficient length to have consolidated pre-registration outcomes and to have gained a deeper understanding in relevant professional practice, usually two years. MSc Specialist Community (District) Nursing You must have a good Honours degree in an appropriate subject-related discipline or equivalent. You must be on Part One of the NMC register. Applicants must also have completed a period of experience of sufficient length to have consolidated pre-registration outcomes and to have gained a deeper understanding in relevant professional practice, usually two years. Key features n Supported practice placements in partnership with NHS Trusts
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About the course These courses are designed to focus on healthcare and social care provision to individuals, groups and communities within specialist community services. The emphasis in practice is on developing your competence and confidence in assessing the needs of individuals, groups and communities, and working in partnership with them to make informed health choices. The courses at Master’s level will equip you with the skills, knowledge and value base to enable you to function within the community and become an autonomous, reflective, evidence-based

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Professional Doctorate in Health Related Studies
Starts in: October Location: Luton campus, Butterfield Park Duration: 4 years part-time Open to: UK students Entry requirements: You should be a senior professional from a health and social care profession, a profession allied to medicine or community support service in the UK, and have a first or upper second class Honours degree from a UK university or equivalent. Additionally, you should be in relevant employment, as the workplace will be the primary source for data collection used for the thesis element of the course. Applicants must submit a 500-word research proposal and a supporting letter from their employer. Suitable candidates will be invited for an interview. Key features n It will enable you to develop evidencebased practice and improve current practice in your field
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About the course This Professional Doctorate has been developed in response to national and local initiatives with a focus on enhancing the profile of senior practitioners in health, social care and those of professions allied to medicine with a responsibility for the development of evidence-based practice and practice improvement.

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Exercise Science, Sport & PE

The University of Bedfordshire is a major provider of education and research in exercise science, sport and physical education (PE) and has established a reputation for its exceptional teaching, pioneering research and high graduate employment rate. All our courses are underpinned by research conducted at the University. In the Government’s Research Assessment Exercise 2008, the University was commended for its “world-leading” research in several areas including sport. In order to remain at the forefront of academic excellence and offer vocationally relevant courses, we are continually developing new and exciting postgraduate degrees in PE, sport and exercise science. We are the first university to work with the Dame Kelly Holmes Legacy Trust as an associate partner. The partnership will allow talented young athletes the chance to learn from worldclass athletes and achieve their full potential, whilst opening up new opportunities for our students to engage in the elite sporting community.

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126 PgCert/PgDip/MSc Clinical Exercise Physiology 127 PgCert/PgDip/MA Community Sport Management 128 PgCert/PgDip/MSc Physical Activity, Nutrition & Health Promotion 129 PgCert/PgDip/MA Physical Education & Sport Pedagogy 130 MSc Molecular & Cellular Exercise Physiology 131 MSc Sport & Exercise Rehabilitation* 132 PgCert/PgDip/MA Sport Development Management 133 PgCert/PgDip/MSc Sports Performance For up-to-date information on part-time study options see www.beds.ac.uk/parttime *Subject to approval

Professor John Brewer
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The Department of Sport & Exercise Science offers a range of exciting and innovative courses that provide an opportunity for academic development and personal research, whilst providing skills and knowledge that make our graduates attractive to employers. Our state-of-the-art laboratories include an environmental chamber and muscle cell physiology laboratory, and you will be taught by staff who are widely recognised as leading experts in their fields, with experience of working at the highest level in sport and exercise science.

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environmental chamber, and equipment for the measurement of oxygen uptake, speed, reaction times, strength, power and body composition, as well as a dedicated tissue culture facility, the innovative muscle cell and molecular biology laboratory. Recent new appointments have strengthened the Department’s expertise and reputation in muscle cellular and molecular physiology and applied sports science. Research interests include: muscle cellular and molecular physiology; applied sport and exercise physiology; and physical activity and health. Underpinned by research conducted at the University, the Department offers the following courses: MSc in Clinical Exercise Physiology; MSc in Sports Performance; and an MSc in Physical Activity, Nutrition and Health Promotion. The Department has also recently introduced a brandnew course, MSc Molecular and Cellular Exercise Physiology, find out more about this new course on page 130.

Why choose Bedfordshire?
Gain access to “world-leading” staff expertise and research as rated by the Government’s Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008 Benefit from our research informed teaching and learning Work in our state-of-the-art facilities which were used to train 2012 Olympic athletes Staff are experts in their respective fields and many are internationally recognised

Industry-standard facilities

Our Bedford campus is home to a state-of-the art £8m Physical Education and Sport Science Centre, which will be used to train athletes for the 2012 Olympics. It boasts an array of hi-tech equipment including a human performance laboratory and two fully equipped gyms with movement sensor lighting, a spectator gallery, two highquality dance studios and the muscle cellular and molecular biology laboratory, the first of its kind in the UK.

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A long established history of high-quality teaching and over 100 years’ experience of teaching PE Our Sport science labs boast an array of technical and scientific equipment for students to get involved in practical experiments to enhance their learning Strong links with professional clubs and county football associations Our courses provide an exciting, up-todate industry-specific curriculum Home to the muscle cellular and molecular physiology lab – currently the only one of its kind in the UK

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Staff in the department have a range of experiences in sport and exercise, with a wide range of research interests and involvement with elite sport at the highest level. Many staff are recognised nationally and internationally for their academic work and experiences, including research. Recent multi-million pound investment in state-of-the-art laboratory facilities has provided the Department with high-quality opportunities for learning and engagement in experimental work. The laboratories have a range of scientific equipment that includes an

PE teacher training education has been provided at our Bedford campus for more than 100 years and the University is one of the largest trainers of PE teachers in the UK. The Department has developed two brand-new courses – MA in Sport Community Management and MA in Sport Development Management - and will introduce further courses based on the needs of the current sporting environment. Staff are actively involved in research and are committed to providing engaging teaching that incorporates the latest research findings, policies and practices. Some have held senior positions teaching PE in schools and have competed in national sports teams. The Department’s main focus is on physical education, pedagogy, community sport development and management, the promotion of active lifestyles and in-depth academic investigation into the nature of sport

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To find out more refer to page 185.

Dr Gordon Mellor
Head of the Department of Physical Education & Sports Studies

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Our courses are all vocationally orientated. We understand that the best preparation for a career is important to students and this knowledge underpins all that we do. The ‘real world’ of sport and physical activity informs and determines what we teach and how we teach it. We help students identify what they need to achieve in order to succeed in their chosen career and we facilitate their efforts in this respect.

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Clinical Exercise Physiology
Starts in: September Location: Bedford campus Duration: 1 year full-time, Part-time study is available by negotiation Open to: UK/EU/International students Entry requirements: Students from the UK will normally need at least a Second Class Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant science-based subject, such as biological science, sport and exercise science, psychology/ health psychology, exercise or a health science-based subject (eg nursing, physiotherapy, medicine or osteopathy). All international applicants will be assessed using UKBA policy. The minimum requirement for direct entrants to postgraduate study in the UK is level B2 on the CEFR. The University requires equivalent to 6.0 IELTS with at least 5.5 in each band for direct entry to a postgraduate study. Other qualifications are also accepted, please visit: www.beds.ac.uk/english-language Key features n Unique course with a multidisciplinary approach to teaching
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(PgCert/PgDip/MSc) Areas of study include:
Research design Exercise testing and diagnosis Exercise testing and prescription Physical activity, nutrition and metabolic health Laboratory skills Research methods Advanced exercise testing and diagnosis Placement Strength and conditioning

learning the practical skills required. This includes graded cardiopulmonary exercise testing; cardiac ultrasound measurements; vascular ultrasound measures; and muscle function analyses. A further strength is having the practical and theoretical elements of Phase IV cardiac rehabilitation embedded within the course delivery. The integration of theory and practice within the course ensures that you will be able to meet developing statutory professional requirements of practicespecific knowledge, understanding and skills. Career opportunities Graduates will be able to work in the health and fitness industry. Further career opportunities also include health promotion and development with local authorities, and working as a researcher within the NHS. Graduates will also be well-placed to develop their research interests within higher education.

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Practical components of the course will allow application of theory Gain access to “world-leading” staff expertise and research as rated by the Government’s Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008

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PhD in Exercise Biochemistry and Cell Biology student

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About the course The aim of the course is to provide an intellectually challenging multidisciplinary programme of advanced study in the application of exercise physiology in clinical settings. The course involves the detailed study of the physiological consequences of a range of chronic debilitating diseases and highlights the predictable changes that these different diseases cause during exercise testing. You will be given a solid grounding in the theory and application of a variety of physiological tests and their application in clinical populations. The theoretical parts of the course are underpinned by significant time spent in the laboratory

The nature of the campus and teaching allows each student to be involved and have the opportunity to meet with the academic staff on a one-to-one basis. The lecturers are always willing to help, whether it is for academic reasons, or if you want advice on future career opportunities.

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Community Sport Management
Starts in: September or February Location: Bedford campus Duration: Full-time* or part-time Open to: UK/EU/International students Entry requirements: Students from the UK will normally need at least a Second Class Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant sport related subject. Applicants with non-sport related Honours degrees but with appropriate professional or extensive volunteering experience may also be considered. All international applicants will be assessed using UKBA policy. The minimum requirement for direct entrants to postgraduate study in the UK is level B2 on the CEFR. The University requires equivalent to 6.0 IELTS with at least 5.5 in each band for direct entry to a postgraduate study. Other qualifications are also accepted, please visit: www.beds.ac.uk/english-language Key features n Part-time and full-time options available to suit your needs
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phenomenon, the demand for wellrounded graduates in the community sport management related professions has increased. This is the course for students who are interested in managing sport at a community level: the bottom up model. The course is primarily concerned with learning how to promote and manage sport and active recreation participation in communities. It therefore explores the theory and application of the concepts of community, social capital, equity and sustainability. The course draws on research using the interpretive paradigm and develops an interventionist position which is distinctive from the more instrumental position of policy makers. The course offers both full and part-time modes of study, with the former being attractive to sport graduates interested in management and the latter being especially attractive to sport coaches, managers and community leaders already working in the field. Career opportunities Graduates of this course are wellplaced to pursue careers in the areas of sport and leisure management, sport development, community sport organisation and facilitation, active lifestyles and healthy living promotion, and sport and leisure consultancy.

Areas of study include:
Research methods in sport Sustaining community sport Managing community sport Funding for sport The sport manager Sporting enterprise and entrepreneurship Community sport leadership Dissertation

Flexible blended learning delivery Work in our state-of-the-art facilities which were used to train 2012 Olympic athletes Benefit from research-informed teaching and learning Access to “world-leading” staff expertise and research as rated by the Government’s Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008

To find out more contact Dr Gordon Mellor: t: +44 (0)1234 793 370 e: gordon.mellor@beds.ac.uk Dr Paul Beedie: t: +44 (0)1234 793 284 e: paul.beedie@beds.ac.uk w: http://uob.cc/exercise

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About the course The management of sport in the community is an ever-expanding field. The rapid growth of the sports sector has created opportunities to become a sports professional in an expanding, borderless industry. Sport is one of the most important industries in the UK in terms of interest, participation and consumer spending. With the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014 and the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in London as UK examples of a growing global

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Physical Activity, Nutrition & Health Promotion
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Starts in: September Location: Bedford campus Duration: 1 year full-time. Part-time study is available by negotiation Open to: UK/EU/International students Entry requirements: Students from the UK will normally need at least a Second Class Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant science-based subject, such as biological science; sport and exercise science; psychology/health psychology; exercise; or a health science basedsubject (eg nursing, physiotherapy, medicine or osteopathy). All international applicants will be assessed using UKBA policy. The minimum requirement for direct entrants to postgraduate study in the UK is level B2 on the CEFR. The University requires equivalent to 6.0 IELTS with at least 5.5 in each band for direct entry to a postgraduate study. Other qualifications are also accepted, please visit: www.beds.ac.uk/english-language Key features n Up-to-date course based on current scientific evidence and health policies
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There are invaluable opportunities to further career prospects as part of the placement and research project units and to develop links with local NHS organisations, researchers and clinicians. Students are also encouraged to become active members of research teams conducting projects of relevance to physical activity, nutrition and health within the Institute for Sport and Physical Activity Research (ISPAR), including those in collaboration with local hospitals and/or schools. In addition, support is provided to those students wishing to apply for registration initially as an Associate Nutritionist with a view to converting to full registration as Nutritionist or Public Health Nutritionist following further relevant experience. Career opportunities Diverse careers are open to graduates upon completion of this course, particularly in the health sector, and health and fitness industry. Examples include the areas of public health management, health commissioning and health provision; health improvement specialist posts (including those with a particular focus on the promotion of physical activity and/or healthy nutrition, healthy lifestyles, or a particular disease eg obesity); and exercise referral specialists. There is also potential for graduates to be involved in consultancy-related activities relating to course fields and their specialist focus. Completion of this course also prepares students to undertake further postgraduate research qualifications or to be involved in research projects. For those health professionals or graduates already in post or accredited, the MSc in Physical Activity, Nutrition and Health Promotion offers opportunities to specialise in the fields of physical activity and nutrition and develop expertise in health promotion.

Did you know? Placements and projects may be based in community, clinical, or laboratory settings. And they are all relevant to the local strategic commissioning and/or healthcare provision in relation to physical activity and nutrition, innovative research relating to physical activity, nutrition and health, and community-based schemes.

Areas of study include:
Physical activity, nutrition and strategic health planning Professional skills for healthcare providers Physical activity, nutrition and metabolic health Psychological approaches to public health Research methods and research design Dissertation Electives (eg placement, behavioural change, people management, exercise prescription)

Student-centred to support an individuals academic, research and vocational accreditation aspirations Work or research placement opportunities to gain experience in an area of interest in public health, community, research and clinical settings

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About the course This course offers a unique combination of topics which are relevant to the effective promotion of healthy lifestyles to prevent and treat diseases and conditions such as obesity, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes mellitus, cancer and mental ill-health. Particular emphasis is placed on the role of physical activity, nutrition, health psychology, and professional communication skills in promoting health within a variety of population and patient groups, and within both community and clinical settings.

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Physical Education & Sport Pedagogy
Starts in: September Location: Bedford campus Duration: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time (for MA degree) Open to: UK/EU/International students Entry requirements: Students from the UK will normally need at least a Second Class BA/BSc Honours degree or equivalent in the field of sportrelated studies generally, with one of the following titles (indicative list only): Physical Education (with Qualified Teacher Status), Physical Education, Physical Education and Sport, Sport Science, Sport Studies, Sports Coaching, Sports Science and Coaching. Special entry is available for applicants with a primary school teaching qualification with appropriate experience in physical education and sport, and for applicants with no degree but with extensive and appropriate teaching and/ or coaching experience and demonstrable through Advanced Prior Experience and/or Learning (APEL). All international applicants will be assessed using UKBA policy. The minimum requirement for direct entrants to postgraduate study in the UK is level B2 on the CEFR. The University requires equivalent to 6.0 IELTS with at least 5.5 in each band for direct entry to a postgraduate study. Other qualifications are also accepted, please visit: www.beds.ac.uk/english-language Key features n A 100-year tradition of physical education teaching
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degree. It is studied in order to become a more effective and reflective teacher or coach in school, club and other community sport settings. The course offers a flexible route of study to suit those with interest and/or aspiration to develop and advanced knowledge and critical understanding in the following areas: primary school sport and physical education, physical education teacher education, sports coaching. The course also offers two research pathways, one that builds on a practitioner research methods unit leading on to a practitioner researchfocused dissertation and a second that builds on a social research methods unit into a social research dissertation. Each of the units studied is grounded in the most recent developments in research on physical education and sport pedagogy, to which members of the course team are themselves significant contributors. Career opportunities Physical Education teaching, sports coaching in schools, community sports coaching, performance sport coaching, Physical Education Teacher Education, Coach Education A flexible, research-led and researchinformed Master’s course being taught by world-leading researchers in the areas physical education and sports coaching grounding the theoretical

study of physical education and sport pedagogy in your practical experience, drawing on current and past workplaces.

Areas of study include:
Advanced sport pedagogy Models based practice (includes practical) Physical literacy and motor development (includes practical) Becoming a physical education and sport practitioner Physical education and sport pedagogy theory in action Models of physical education teacher education

Wide variety of practical and theoretical topics Holiday and vacation schools available on some units We can provide you with work placements during your course (if required)

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Molecular & Cellular Exercise Physiology
Starts in: September Location: Luton campus and Bedford campus Duration: 1 year full-time. Part-time study is available by negotiation Open to: UK/EU/International students Entry requirements: Graduates with a first degree normally 2:1 (at least 2:2 classification) in a relevant biological science (including anthropology and psychology), sport / exercise science, human movement, physical activity, biomedical and health-related sciences (e.g. nursing, physiotherapy, medicine, osteopathy). For applicants already trained in cell and molecular biology, leading-edge information and advanced techniques are provided. All applicants must have the ability to study and complete all assessments with a suitably high standard of English. All international applicants will be assessed using UKBA policy. The minimum requirement for direct entrants to postgraduate study in the UK is level B2 on the CEFR. The University requires equivalent to 6.0 IELTS with at least 5.5 in each band for direct entry to a postgraduate study. Other qualifications are also accepted, please visit: www.beds.ac.uk/english-language Key features n Experience a unique course with a multidisciplinary approach to teaching
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big, unanswered questions in the sports and behavioural sciences, but few sports and behavioural scientists are trained in these techniques. The major aim of this MSc is to address this skills gap by providing hands on training in techniques of cell and molecular biology such as qRT-PCR (gene expression or genotyping), cell culture, microscopy, immunostaining, histochemistry and western blotting for graduates of sportsand behavioural science-related degrees. Vocational laboratory training will provide you with necessary skills and training to be employed in molecular exercise physiology or life sciences research and the transferable skills to allow you to work in other laboratory-based settings such as industry/biotechnology. The course is delivered in well-equipped new purpose-built facilities at our Bedford campus, within the Institute for Sport and Physical Activity Research (ISPAR), which has dedicated Molecular, Cellular and Human Physiology Research Laboratories. In addition there is access to linked facilities at the Institute