University Campus Suffolk

Introduction

UCS is a new kind of institution – one that allows you to access the knowledge and resources of a range of partners along with our two validating universities, centres throughout Suffolk and beyond, and the wider community.

A hub where staff and students, science and art, business and education can interact in new and exciting ways.

UCS is run with an Executive which is chaired by the Provost, working closely with the Principals of the colleges who are part of the UCS Network.

The UCS Executive consists of the Deputy Provost (Professional Services), Director of Human Resources, Director of Finance, the Heads of School, the Directors of Professional Services, the Director of Academic Development and the Director of Research and Enterprise (who is also the Head of the Graduate School). In addition, there is a small Senior Team comprising the Provost (Chair), the Deputy Provost (Professional Services), Director of Human Resources and the Director of Finance, which deals with strategic and operational business in liaison with the Executive.

The operation of UCS is overseen by the UCS Board chaired in rotation by the Vice Chancellors of the Universities of East Anglia and Essex, to whom the Provost and Chief Executive is accountable. The membership of the Board is at present drawn from, amongst others, our validating Universities, the Chief Executives of Ipswich Borough Council and Suffolk County Council and the Principals of Suffolk New College and West Suffolk College.

Research is central to UCS strategy and is carried out primarily through the academic schools at UCS with the support of the Office of Research and Enterprise.

The role of the Office is to effectively promote research and scholarship across UCS and externally, and to support our academic schools in this mission. The Business Development team also work closely with the academic staff, engaging with businesses to support the development and growth of enterprise initiatives, such as leadership development and Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs).

The Office currently houses The Leadership Academies - a joint venture between all NHS organisations in Norfolk and Suffolk working together with UCS to provide a local centre of excellence to develop NHS leaders.

Furthermore, the Office of Research and Enterprise manages UCS’ Graduate School, which has been formed to increase the support available for postgraduate students.

Dr Penny Cavenagh is the Director of Research and Enterprise, Head of the Graduate School and Co-director of the Norfolk and Suffolk Leadership Academies.

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BSc (Hons) Bioscience

Campus Full time Part time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Ipswich + 1 more

This exciting degree course aims for students to develop an understanding of the complexity and diversity of life processes through the study of a range of modules including molecular biotechnology, immunology, cell biology and biochemistry, and developmental biology. [+]

Overview This exciting degree course aims for students to develop an understanding of the complexity and diversity of life processes through the study of a range of modules including molecular biotechnology, immunology, cell biology and biochemistry, and developmental biology. It explores cutting edge developments including stem cell research and regenerative medicine. Modules such as science communication and ethics, and bioentrepreneurship and business bring a strong vocational focus to the degree. The course therefore provides an excellent background for further study and will be particularly suited to those who are interested in an interdisciplinary approach to biology. Content and Modules Modules studied: First Year Biochemistry (20) Cell Biology (20) Human Physiology (20) Human Physiological Measurements (20) Introduction to the Genome (20) Skills for Bioscience (20) Second Year There is an optional work-based experience module in the second year which enables students to utilise and develop their skills within a relevant work environment. This is an excellent opportunity for students to enhance their employability skills and career prospects. Biology of Disease (optional) (20) Immunology (20) Molecular Biotechnology (40) Research Methods (20) Research Statistics (20) Work Based Experience (optional) (20) Third Year Bioentrepreneurship and Business (20) Developmental Biology (20) Dissertation (40) Pharmacology and Toxicology (20) Regenerative Medicine (20) All modules are either 40 or 20 credits as indicated in brackets. You will study modules up to the value of 120 credits each year if studying full-time, or 80 credits if part-time. UCS Tuition Fees: Students starting at UCS in September 2015 will be charged £9,000 per year for a full-time Bachelor degree. Part-time students will be charged £8,490 (pro-rata) per year for Bachelor degrees. [-]

BSc (Hons) Criminology

Campus Full time Part time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Ipswich + 1 more

Criminology is an academic discipline with strong roots in Sociology, Psychology, Law, Social Policy and Philosophy. It is a discipline with a number of robust and lively theoretical and empirical debates. Through engaging in these debates students will gain the very important undergraduate skill of critical evaluation which will underpin their understanding crime and its study. [+]

Overview Students studying Criminology at UCS will be challenged to seek answers to fundamental questions such as: What is crime? Why do people commit crime? Why and how do we punish offenders? Are we all equal before the law? How does the Criminal Justice System, and institutions such as prisons, work? How do we prevent crime? Criminology is an academic discipline with strong roots in Sociology, Psychology, Law, Social Policy and Philosophy. It is a discipline with a number of robust and lively theoretical and empirical debates. Through engaging in these debates students will gain the very important undergraduate skill of critical evaluation which will underpin their understanding crime and its study. Criminology students will challenge ‘common-sense’ notions of criminal and deviant behaviours, will critically examine a wide range of criminological theories and academic research and will learn to make informed assessments as to the value and applicability of theoretical claims and research findings based on available academic literature and evidence. Criminology is an inherently reflexive discipline in that it studies and deals with public issues that have a contested value basis. To this end, students will be introduced to a variety of research methods and ethical considerations, so that they can challenge and understand the limitations and ambiguities of research. Criminology at UCS offers: An emphasis upon the criminal justice system and prisons A variety of invited Guest speakers with specialist practitioner or research knowledge Engagement with lively and controversial contemporary debates Observational visits to local Magistrates and Crown Courts Employers value the qualities and skills of criminology graduates, and most students find suitable work within a short time of graduation. A number of students also go on to study at postgraduate level. Typical employers include local and central government, the Police, HM Prison Service and the National Probation Service, further and higher education institutions, and paid roles within charitable, counselling and voluntary organisations. Content and Modules First year modules Social Science Research Skills Key Thinkers in Criminology Law for Criminologists Sociology and the Modern World Media, Crime and Deviance Principles of Psychology for Criminology Second year modules Quantitative Data Analysis Qualitative Data Analysis Criminological Theory and Social Control Criminal Justice System Policing Youth Justice Third year modules Dissertation Applied Studies Contemporary Issues in Criminology Penology Victims of Crime Further Information Careers The most recent figures available from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) reveal that 85% of Criminology graduates in 2011/12 found employment within six months of graduation Around 60% of graduate jobs are open to graduates of any discipline and Criminology graduates are well equipped with the advanced skills and confidence to thrive in a variety of occupations Criminology students are good at problem solving, have good analytical and research skills, and have excellent information and data management skills Employability is taken very seriously at UCS and employers are directly involved in a number of taught and additional sessions over the three years Excellent links with Suffolk Constabulary, local magistrates, the Crown Prosecution Service and the probation service. Quite a number of our graduates also go on to pursue further qualifications at masters and doctoral levels Online and face to face resources and advice are available from the UCS Careers and Employability Service for all UCS students Teaching methods will combine teacher led and student led activities and will include lectures, seminars, small group work, workshops and tutorials. UCS Tuition Fees: Students starting at UCS in September 2015 will be charged £9,000 per year for a full-time Bachelor degree. Part-time students will be charged £8,490 (pro-rata) per year for Bachelor degrees. [-]

BSc (Hons) Criminology and Sociology

Campus Full time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Ipswich

Sociology at UCS aims to equip students with the tools they need to understand the world they live in by developing relevant analytical and research skills. [+]

Overview Students studying Criminology and Sociology at UCS will be challenged to seek answers to fundamental questions such as: What is crime? Who are the criminals? Are we all equal before the law? What are the key features of recent social change? What is the relationship between order, violence and social life? And can we even think about a unified idea of a ‘society’ in an increasingly interconnected world? Criminology is an academic discipline with strong roots in Sociology, Psychology, Law, Social Policy and Philosophy. It is a discipline with a number of robust and lively theoretical and empirical debates. Through engaging in these debates students will gain the very important undergraduate skill of critical understanding. Students will challenge ‘common-sense’ notions of criminal and deviant behaviours by critically examining academic research and making informed decisions based on available evidence. Criminology is an inherently reflexive discipline in that it studies and deals with public issues that have a contested value basis. To this end, students will be introduced to a variety of research methods and ethical considerations, so that they can challenge and understand the limitations and ambiguities of research, whilst assessing its value. Sociology is a subject that developed with the modern world and its key task is to analyse the changing nature of the social world with particular reference to recent developments. Sociology at UCS aims to equip students with the tools they need to understand the world they live in by developing relevant analytical and research skills. The aim of the sociology joint programme is to produce well informed sociologists who can develop sociologically informed arguments. Sociology at UCS is concerned with important classical and contemporary sociological debates in areas such as globalization, social stratification, gender and sexuality, technology, and sociological theory. It also offers students an increasingly specialist knowledge as they progress with their studies. Criminology and Sociology at UCS offer: An emphasis upon the criminal justice system Engagement with lively and controversial contemporary debates A focus on contemporary changes to social life A specialist theme of technology and society An emphasis upon transferable research skills Employers value the qualities and skills of Criminology and Sociology graduates, and most students find suitable work within a short time of graduation. A number of students also go on to study for a Masters, a PGCE or a Doctorate. Content and Modules First year modules Social Science Research Skills (Core) Key Thinkers in Criminology Law for Criminologists Sociology and the Modern World Understanding Social Change Second year modules Quantitative Data Analysis (Core) Qualitative Data Analysis (Core) Criminological Theory and Social Control Criminal Justice Systems Social Theory With a choice of one module from: Sociology of Health and Illness Third year modules Research Dissertation (Core) Applied Studies (Core) Contemporary Issues in Criminology One (if only one sociology option is chosen) from: Penology Victims of Crime With a choice of one or two modules from: Gender, Sexuality and Culture Technology and Society Teaching methods combine teacher led and student led activities and include lectures, seminars, small group work, workshops and tutorials. Further Information Careers The most recent figures available from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) reveal that 85% of Criminology and Sociology graduates in 2011/12 found employment within six months of graduation. Around 60% of graduate jobs are open to graduates of any discipline and Criminology and Sociology graduates are well equipped with the advanced skills and confidence to thrive in a variety of occupations Criminology and Sociology are good at problem solving, have good analytical and research skills, and have excellent information and data management skills Employability is taken very seriously at UCS and employers are directly involved in a number of taught and additional sessions over the course of the degree. Excellent links with Suffolk Constabulary, local magistrates, the Crown Prosecution Service and the probation service. Quite a number of our graduates also go on to pursue further qualifications at masters and doctoral levels Online and face to face resources and advice are available from the UCS Careers and Employability Service for all UCS students. For this course all modules are assessed and a range of assessment methods are used, including essays, reports, case studies, critiques, reviews and formal examinations. Tuition fees: Students starting at UCS in September 2015 will be charged £9,000 per year for a full-time Bachelor degree. Part-time students will be charged £8,490 (pro-rata) per year for Bachelor degrees [-]

BSc (Hons) Criminology and Youth Studies

Campus Full time Part time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Ipswich + 1 more

Criminology is an academic discipline with strong roots in Sociology, Psychology, Law, Social Policy and Philosophy. It is a discipline with a number of robust and lively theoretical and empirical debates. Through engaging in these debates students will gain the very important undergraduate skill of critical understanding. [+]

Overview Students studying Criminology and Youth Studies at UCS will be challenged to seek answers to fundamental questions such as: What is crime? Who are the criminals? How do young people live? Are young people equal with others before the law? Why is most crime committed by young people? How do we prevent crime? Criminology is an academic discipline with strong roots in Sociology, Psychology, Law, Social Policy and Philosophy. It is a discipline with a number of robust and lively theoretical and empirical debates. Through engaging in these debates students will gain the very important undergraduate skill of critical understanding. Students will challenge ‘common-sense’ notions of criminal and deviant behaviours by critically examining academic research and making informed decisions based on available evidence. Criminology is an inherently reflexive discipline in that it studies and deals with public issues that have a contested value basis. To this end, students will be introduced to a variety of research methods and ethical considerations, so that they can challenge and understand the limitations and ambiguities of research, whilst assessing its value. Youth Studies at UCS offers a multidisciplinary approach to the contemporary understanding of young people, with an emphasis on the critical tradition in the social sciences. The course draws on sociology, social policy, childhood studies, and cultural studies. You will examine the social construction of young people in historical, national, international and comparative contexts. Key themes to be explored include the study of young people in relation to education, youth work, social services, criminal justice, the labour market, the transition to adult life, and youth culture. Criminology and Youth Studies at UCS offers: An emphasis upon the criminal justice system Engagement with lively and controversial contemporary debates A national and international focus An emphasis on transferable research skills Employers value the qualities and skills of criminology and youth studies graduates, and most students find suitable work within a short time of graduation. A number of students also go on to study at postgraduate level. Typical employers include local and central government, the Police, The National Probation Service, HM Prison Service, Youth Offending Service, education authorities, further and higher education institutions, and charitable, counselling and voluntary organisations. Content and Modules First year modules Social Science Research Skills (Core) Key Thinkers in Criminology Law for Criminologists Introduction to Youth Studies Sociology and the Modern World Understanding Social Change Second year modules Quantitative Data Analysis (Core) Qualitative Data Analysis (Core) Criminological Theory and Social Control Youth Justice Young People and Social Policy Youth Culture and Identity Third year modules Research Dissertation (Core) Applied Studies (Core) Contemporary Issues in Criminology Comparative Youth Studies One (if only one youth studies option is chosen) from: Penology Victims of Crime Teaching methods combine teacher led and student led activities and include lectures, seminars, small group work, workshops and tutorials. Further Information Careers The most recent figures available from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) reveal that 85% of Criminology and Youth Studies graduates in 2011/12 found employment within six months of graduation. Around 60% of graduate jobs are open to graduates of any discipline and Criminology and Youth Studies graduates are well equipped with the advanced skills and confidence to thrive in a variety of occupations. Criminology and Youth Studies graduates are good at problem solving, have good analytical and research skills, and have excellent information and data management skills Employability is taken very seriously at UCS and employers are directly involved in a number of taught and additional sessions over the 3 years. For example: Excellent links with Suffolk Constabulary, local magistrates, the Crown Prosecution Service and the probation service Strong links with local organizations such as Catch 22 and Dost (work with young refugees) Quite a number of our graduates also go on to pursue further qualifications at masters and doctoral levels. An MA in Childhood and Youth Studies is available at UCS within the same school Online and face to face resources and advice are available from the UCS Careers and Employability Service for all UCS students. For this course all modules are assessed and a range of assessment methods are used, including essays, reports, case studies, critiques, reviews and formal examinations. Timetable This is the current timetable. We try to keep the timetable for a full time student to be spread over four days throughout the degree course. [-]

BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science

Campus Full time 3 years February 2017 United Kingdom Ipswich

This innovative and exciting Paramedic Science degree has been developed in partnership with Health Education East of England and the East of England Ambulance Service Trust. [+]

Overview This course is also available for February 2016 entry. To apply visit the UCAS website This innovative and exciting Paramedic Science degree has been developed in partnership with Health Education East of England and the East of England Ambulance Service Trust. Delivered by dynamic and supportive staff this course will enable you to become a highly competent Paramedic prepared for the out of hospital environment. It will enable you to develop courage and resilience to recognise, respond and adjust to the ever changing healthcare practice environment while maintaining your professional knowledge, competence and confidence. The academic and practice team will work in partnership with students to make sure that future paramedics ensure service users are provided with safe and effective care. Fifty percent of your study time will be in practice working alongside paramedic educators and on successful completion you will be eligible for registration as a paramedic with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and therefore qualified to begin your career as a Paramedic. Content and Modules Year one Semester 1 Personal and Professional Role Development for Paramedics Anatomy and Physiology Semester 2 IPL – Working with Others Paramedic Practice: Meeting Psycho-Social Needs Both semesters: Patient Management: Care of the Individual Year two Semester 1 Pharmacology for Paramedic Practice Semester 2 Research Methods for Paramedics Both semesters: Applied Anatomy, Physiology & Pathophysiology IPL – Service User (Incorporated into Practice Assessment Document) Patient Management: Priorities of Care Year three Semester 1 IPL – The Professional Team Semester 2 Transition to Registered Paramedic Practice Both semesters: Dissertation Patient Management: The Complex Environment Assessment on this course Assessment is an integral part of academic life. The assessments you will encounter on your course will be varied, to enable you to experience and adapt to different assessment styles. There will be varied and innovative approaches taken to assessment within the programme. The specific nature of the assessments differs from module to module, depending on the learning outcomes, the learning and teaching strategies, and the type of the module. The range of assessment approaches includes essays; Practice Assessment Document; Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE’s); and examinations. All the assessment methods utilised will have a paramedicine focus enabling you to apply, analyse, evaluate and discuss practice and current policy. Further Information This curriculum has been developed in consultation with a range of stakeholders who have actively participated in the development of the course design. The stakeholder participants in this process included representatives of service users, qualified paramedics and employers. A partnership approach between academics, paramedics and paramedic educators from the East of England Ambulance Service Trust (EEAST), employers, and service users is a valued and important feature of this course. EEAST has identified an on going need to recruit new graduates to develop and sustain its workforce. As a result the Ambulance Trust in partnership with the Health England East of England has commissioned the BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science degree programme. Lee Cunnell, Course Leader Lee is the course leader for the BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science degree course. Lee trained as a general nurse at Ipswich Hospital and once qualified held a position within acute and critical care. This lead to an interest in the pre-hospital field and a career move to the Suffolk Ambulance Service (now East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust), qualifying as a Paramedic in the early 1990’s. As a paramedic Lee was elected to the Regional Medical Advisory Group, educated at degree level and successfully managed a project to improve the timely care and response to patients. This culminated in the successful introduction of rapid response and community response vehicles throughout East Anglia, which are now an established part of national Ambulance services. Lee joined University Campus Suffolk as a Lecturer in Acute and Critical Care in September 2009, completed the PGCE for Healthcare Professionals and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). He is currently a Lecturer in Adult Nursing and a Convenor at James Paget Hospital, where he is responsible for the development of improvement projects to ensure the student experience whilst in practice. Most recently Lee has assisted with the introduction of a Distance Learning Paramedic Educator programme, developed in collaboration with the East of England Ambulance Service Trust (EEAST). The bespoke distance learning programme commenced in July 2014 with 24 paramedic educator students actively engaged in the module. Typical Offer: 300 UCAS tariff points (or equivalent). Five GCSEs at Grade A-C including English, Maths and Science (or equivalent). Subject to interview and Admissions Test. Any offer of a place will be subject to satisfactory Health check and DBS certificate (the Criminal Records Bureau check). As part of the selection process, you will be expected to demonstrate good knowledge and a clear understanding of the scope of work that a Paramedic is required to undertake as well as the significance of the NHS Constitution and its core values. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-nhs-constitution-for-england Students starting at UCS in September 2015 will be charged £9,000 per year for a full-time Bachelor degree. Part-time students will be charged £8,490 (pro-rata) per year for Bachelor degrees. [-]

BSc (Hons) Psychology and Criminology

Campus Full time Part time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Ipswich + 1 more

Contemporary Psychology is a scientific discipline dealing with human behaviour, cognition and action. In psychology at UCS you will explore and examine the interaction between mind and behaviour, the nature of the unconscious, the functioning of memory, individual behaviour in social situations, prejudice and altruism. [+]

Overview Psychology at UCS is accredited by the British Psychological Society. Students who wish to become professional psychologists are eligible for Graduate Basis of Chartered Membership of the British Psychological Society, providing that they gain a minimum of second class honours and have completed all the required psychology modules. Contemporary Psychology is a scientific discipline dealing with human behaviour, cognition and action. In psychology at UCS you will explore and examine the interaction between mind and behaviour, the nature of the unconscious, the functioning of memory, individual behaviour in social situations, prejudice and altruism. Psychology at UCS equips students with a thorough grounding in each of the major fields: social psychology, developmental psychology, biological psychology, and cognitive psychology. The focus of the teaching and learning of psychology at UCS is on allowing students to explore fundamental questions about human behaviour, while learning about the importance of research, evidence collection and adherence to ethical codes. Students studying criminology at UCS will be challenged to seek answers to fundamental questions such as: What is crime? Who are the criminals? Are we all equal before the law? What are the unintended consequences of legislation? How do we prevent crime? Criminology is an academic discipline with strong roots in Sociology, Psychology, Law, Social Policy and Philosophy. It is a discipline with a number of robust and lively theoretical and empirical debates. Through engaging in these debates students will gain the very important undergraduate skill of critical understanding. Students will challenge ‘common-sense’ notions of criminal and deviant behaviours by critically examining academic research and making informed decisions based on available evidence. Criminology is an inherently reflexive discipline in that it studies and deals with public issues that have a contested value basis. To this end, students will be introduced to a variety of research methods and ethical considerations, so that they can challenge and understand the limitations and ambiguities of research, whilst assessing its value. Psychology and Criminology at UCS offers: A thorough grounding in the major fields within psychology An emphasis upon research methods Specialist modules to explore contemporary developments in psychology An emphasis upon the criminal justice system Engagement with lively and controversial contemporary debates Employers value the qualities and skills of Psychology and Criminology graduates, and most students find suitable work within a short time of graduation. A number of students also go on to study for a Masters, a PGCE or a Doctorate. Typical employers include local and central government industry, commerce, the NHS, the prison service, the probation service, education authorities, further and higher education institutions, and charitable, counselling and voluntary organisations. Content and Modules First year modules Social Science Research Skills (Core) Foundations of Biological and Cognitive Psychology Foundations of Social and Developmental Psychology Key Thinkers in Criminology Law for Criminologists Sociology and the Modern World Second year modules Quantitative Data in Social Science (Core) Qualitative Data in Social Science (Core) Biological and Cognitive Psychology Social and Developmental Psychology Criminological Theory and Social Control Criminal Justice Systems Third year modules Research Dissertation (Core) Applied Studies Contemporary Issues in Criminology With a choice of one or two modules from: Personality and Intelligence Abnormal Psychology With a choice of none or one from: Penology Victims of Crime All modules are assessed using a range of assessment methods including structured essays, reports, case studies, critiques, reviews and formal examinations. Further Information ''I studied Psychology and Criminology at UCS. I found the course interesting and challenging. Lectures were informative and engaging, and seminars provided the opportunity to enhance learning through debate and class discussion. "The programme has inspired me to pursue a career in a Social Science discipline. My next step is to progress to postgraduate study in a relevant area. While considering the most appropriate programme I have taken some time out from my studies and have been working for UCS in Academic Support. This role has opened my eyes to the hard work that goes on ‘behind the scenes’. "The course has changed my way of thinking and working. I’m therefore able to work more effectively. I can’t wait to continue with further study, and I’m very grateful to the UCS lecturers for the support and encouragement they have given me in achieving my longer term objectives''. Colin Boyd – BSc (Hons) Psychology and Criminology Careers The most recent figures available from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) reveal that 85% of Psychology and Criminology graduates in 2011/12 found employment within six months of graduation. Around 60% of graduate jobs are open to graduates of any discipline and Psychology and Criminology graduates are well equipped with the advanced skills and confidence to thrive in a variety of occupations. Psychology and Criminology graduates are good at problem solving, have good analytical and research skills, and have excellent information and data management skills Employability is taken very seriously at UCS and employers are directly involved in a number of taught and additional sessions over the course of the degree. For example: o Excellent links with Suffolk Constabulary, local magistrates, the Crown Prosecution Service and the probation service. o Important links to careers in psychology are made for level 5 and 6 students Quite a number of our graduates also go on to pursue further qualifications at masters and doctoral levels Online and face to face resources and advice are available from the UCS Careers and Employability Service for all UCS students. UCS Tuition Fees: Students starting at UCS in September 2015 will be charged £9,000 per year for a full-time Bachelor degree. Part-time students will be charged £8,490 (pro-rata) per year for Bachelor degrees. [-]

BSc (Hons) Psychology and Sociology

Campus Full time Part time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Ipswich Bury Saint Edmunds + 2 more

Contemporary Psychology is a scientific discipline dealing with human behaviour, cognition and action. In psychology at UCS you will explore and examine the interaction between mind and behaviour, the nature of the unconscious, the functioning of memory, individual behaviour in social situations, prejudice and altruism. [+]

Overview Who am I and how do I live with others? The answer is in the link between our minds, our bodies, our selves, and other people. This is the central task of discovery involved in studying psychology and sociology. Contemporary Psychology is a scientific discipline dealing with human behaviour, cognition and action. In psychology at UCS you will explore and examine the interaction between mind and behaviour, the nature of the unconscious, the functioning of memory, individual behaviour in social situations, prejudice and altruism. Psychology at UCS equips students with a thorough grounding in each of the major fields: social psychology, developmental psychology, biological psychology, and cognitive psychology. The focus of the teaching and learning of psychology at UCS is on allowing students to explore fundamental questions about human behaviour, while learning about the importance of research, evidence collection and adherence to ethical codes. Sociology is a subject that developed with the modern world and its key task is to analyse the changing nature of the social world with particular reference to recent developments. Sociology at UCS aims to equip students with the tools they need to understand the world they live in by developing relevant analytical and research skills. The aim of the sociology joint programme is to produce knowledgeable sociologists who can develop sociologically informed arguments. Sociology at UCS is concerned with important classical and contemporary sociological debates in areas such as globalization, social stratification, gender and sexuality, technology, and sociological theory. It also offers students an increasingly specialist knowledge as they progress with their studies. Psychology and Sociology at UCS offers: A thorough grounding in the major fields within psychology An emphasis upon research methods Specialist modules to allow students to explore contemporary developments in psychology A focus on contemporary changes to social life A specialist theme of technology and society An emphasis upon transferable research skills Content and Modules UCS Bury St Edmunds First year modules: Psychology - Foundations of Biological-Cognitive Psychology, Foundations of Social-Developmental Psychology, Social Science Research Skills. Sociology - Sociology and the Modern World, Understanding Social Change, Social Inequalities, Social Science Research Skills. Second year modules: Psychology - Biological and Cognitive Psychology, Social and Developmental Psychology, Quantitative Data in Social Science, Qualitative Data in Social Science (Compulsory for Psychology Major students and joint honours students intending to do a Psychology dissertation) Sociology - Sociology of Health and Illness, Globalisation, Exploring Family Lives, Understanding Deviance, Quantitative Data for Social Scientists, Social Theory, Qualitative Data in Social Science (Compulsory for Sociology Major students and joint honours students intending to do a Sociology Dissertation) Third year modules: Psychology - Abnormal Psychology, Emotions, Personality and Intelligence, Lifespan Developmental Psychology. Sociology - Gender, Sexuality and Culture, Changing Education, Media, Culture and Society, Undergraduate Dissertation - 40 credits. UCS Ipswich First year modules Social Science Research Skills (Core) Foundations of Biological and Cognitive Psychology Foundations of Social and Developmental Psychology Sociology and the Modern World Media, Crime and Deviance Understanding Social Change Second year modules Quantitative Data in Social Science (Core) Qualitative Data in Social Science (Core) Biological and Cognitive Psychology Social and Developmental Psychology Social Theory With a choice of 1 module from: Sociology of Health and Illness Globalisation Third year modules Research Dissertation (Core) Applied Studies (Core) With a choice of 1 or 2 modules from: Personality and Intelligence Cognition Psychology and Technology Contemporary Issues in Psychology Abnormal Psychology Forensic Psychology Gender, Sexuality and Culture Technology and Society Sociology of Sport Sociology of Law Further Information Please note this course at UCS Bury St Edmunds does not have BPS (British Psychological Association) accreditation. Careers The most recent figures available from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) reveal that 85% of Psychology and Sociology graduates in 2011/12 found employment within six months of graduation Around 60% of graduate jobs are open to graduates of any discipline and Psychology and Sociology graduates are well equipped with the advanced skills and confidence to thrive in a variety of occupations Psychology and Sociology graduates are good problem solvers, have good analytical and research skills, and have excellent information and data management skills Employability is taken very seriously at UCS and employers are directly involved in a number of taught and additional sessions over the 3 years. Quite a number of our graduates also go on to pursue further qualifications at masters and doctoral levels Online and face to face resources and advice are available from the UCS Careers and Employability Service for all UCS students [-]

BSc (Hons) Psychology and Youth Studies

Campus Full time Part time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Ipswich + 1 more

Youth Studies at UCS offers a multidisciplinary approach to the contemporary understanding of young people, with an emphasis on the critical tradition in the social sciences. [+]

Overview Psychology at UCS is accredited by the British Psychological Society. Students who wish to become professional psychologists are eligible for Graduate Basis of Chartered Membership of the British Psychological Society, providing that they gain a minimum of second class honours and have completed all the required psychology modules. What we think and do when we are young matters. Who we become as adults is forged in the interactive processes of the mind, behaviour, self, and the social life we take part in as young people. Studying psychology and youth studies allows you to explore important questions about who we are and the social, policy, and cultural context in which young people live. Contemporary Psychology is a scientific discipline dealing with human behaviour, cognition and action. In psychology at UCS you will explore and examine the interaction between mind and behaviour, the nature of the unconscious, the functioning of memory, individual behaviour in social situations, prejudice and altruism. Psychology at UCS equips students with a thorough grounding in each of the major fields: social psychology, developmental psychology, biological psychology, and cognitive psychology. The focus of the teaching and learning of psychology at UCS is on allowing students to explore fundamental questions about human behaviour, while learning about the importance of research, evidence collection and adherence to ethical codes. Youth Studies at UCS offers a multidisciplinary approach to the contemporary understanding of young people, with an emphasis on the critical tradition in the social sciences. The course draws on sociology, social policy, childhood studies, and cultural studies. You will examine the social construction of young people in historical, national, international and comparative contexts. Key themes to be explored include the study of young people in relation to education, youth work, social services, criminal justice, the labour market, the transition to adult life, and youth culture. Psychology and Youth Studies at UCS offers: A thorough grounding in the major fields within psychology An emphasis upon research methods Specialist modules to explore contemporary developments in psychology Study within the innovative School of Applied Social Sciences with a strong research tradition in childhood and youth studies A national and international focus An emphasis on transferable research skills Employers value the qualities and skills of psychology and youth studies graduates, and most students find suitable work within a short time of graduation. Typical employers include local and central government, industry, commerce, the NHS, education authorities, further and higher education institutions, and paid roles within charitable, counselling and voluntary organisations. A number of students also go on to study post graduate qualifications such as an MA, MSc, PGCE, or a Doctorate. Content and Modules First year modules Social Science Research Skills (Core) Foundations of Biological and Cognitive Psychology Foundations of Social and Developmental Psychology Introduction to Youth Studies Understanding Social Change Sociology and the Modern World Second year modules Quantitative Data in Social Science (Core) Qualitative Data in Social Science (Core) Biological and Cognitive Psychology Social and Developmental Psychology Youth Culture and Identity With a choice of one module from: Youth Justice Young People and Social Policy Third year modules Research Dissertation Applied Studies Personality and Intelligence Abnormal Psychology Comparative Youth Studies All modules are assessed using structured essays, reports, case studies, critiques, reviews and formal examinations. Further Information Careers The most recent figures available from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) reveal that 85% of Psychology and Youth Studies graduates in 2011/12 found employment within six months of graduation. Around 60% of graduate jobs are open to graduates of any discipline and Psychology and Youth Studies graduates are well equipped with the advanced skills and confidence to thrive in a variety of occupations. Psychology and Youth Studies graduates are good at problem solving, have good analytical and research skills, and have excellent information and data management skills Employability is taken very seriously at UCS and employers and professionals are directly involved in a number of taught and additional sessions over course of the degree. For example: o Strong links with organizations such as Catch 22 and Dost (work with young refugees). o Important links to careers in psychology are made for level 5 and 6 students Quite a number of our graduates also go on to pursue further qualifications at masters and doctoral levels. An MA in Childhood and Youth Studies is available at UCS within the same school. Online and face to face resources and advice are available from the UCS Careers and Employability Service for all UCS students. For this course all modules are assessed and a range of assessment methods are used, including essays, reports, case studies, critiques, reviews and formal examinations. Timetable We try to keep the timetable for a full time student to be spread over four days throughout the degree course. UCS Tuition Fees: Students starting at UCS in September 2015 will be charged £9,000 per year for a full-time Bachelor degree. Part-time students will be charged £8,490 (pro-rata) per year for Bachelor degrees. 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BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science

Campus Full time Part time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Ipswich + 1 more

The BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science degree at UCS is comprised of three main scientific disciplines, according to national subject standards: physiology, biomechanics and psychology. We also specialise in exercise and sports nutrition, and this falls within the physiology subject area. The final subject area involves the vital research methods and statistical analyses subjects. [+]

Overview What is Sport and Exercise Science? Sport and exercise science involves applying scientific methods, analysis and practice within physical activity, exercise, health and sports performance disciplines. You can broadly split the applied use of sport and exercise science into two main areas: (1) human health, and (2) sports performance The health benefits which result from living a physically active lifestyle are well known. Evidence continues to develop in this internationally important area of science. Exercise is used to promote health and reduce disease risk in almost every bodily system. Sports science support helps improve elite performance in modern-day sporting competitions. This is repeatedly demonstrated at a huge variety of global sporting events. Elements of sports science support are now filtering down to non-elite athlete groups. Sport scientists use scientific, evidence-based training programmes to prepare athletes for competition, and reduce the risks of ill health and various injuries. Why should I study Sport and Exercise Science at UCS? By keeping class sizes small we ensure you will be able to use all of the world-class research facilities during your studies. We do not rely on theoretical teaching alone, or just demonstrate tests and equipment to you. You will be able to use the research equipment in our laboratories, for each of the main subject areas in the degree. This provides you with excellent practical skills and the best possible student experience, in addition to your theoretical learning. Together, these promote and best develop subject knowledge and highly valued employability skills. We also provide a very personal approach to your higher education. We will know you by name; you are not just a number! You will also be taught by research-active sport and exercise scientists. The staff that will teach you have multiple research studies published in high-ranking scientific journals, and regularly engage in professional consultancies. We do not ask postgraduate students to deliver the academic sessions for us. We enjoy teaching you! Our students also enjoy the benefits of excellent links with professional sport and exercise science organisations. These can greatly enhance your employability skills and overall student experience. Our students currently enjoy multiple work experience placements with Ipswich Town FC Academy, and internship opportunities with Allied Health Professionals. What will I study? The BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science degree at UCS is comprised of three main scientific disciplines, according to national subject standards: physiology, biomechanics and psychology. We also specialise in exercise and sports nutrition, and this falls within the physiology subject area. The final subject area involves the vital research methods and statistical analyses subjects. These are highly valued by both sport and exercise science and general graduate employers. Click the Content and Modules tab for more information about the subjects you will study. In addition to theory-based sport and exercise science provision, you will also benefit from our excellent practical learning and research resources. These facilities include modern and extensive exercise and biochemistry laboratories. We are proud to say that you will personally use the research-quality facilities throughout your studies. Can I choose optional modules and subjects? Yes you can. The final year of the degree is almost entirely based on optional choices. This allows you to focus on your favourite subject areas, and those which may be most relevant for career opportunities that interest you. We provide advice and guidance on optional module choices throughout your studies. Click the Content and Modules tab for more information about the subjects you will study. Does the degree provide excellent career prospects? The degree is designed to develop graduates who have the scientific knowledge and practical skills required for professional practice. We are proud to help our students develop into excellent graduates. They possess exceptional levels of subject knowledge and practical skills. For both the 2012/2013 and 2013/2014 academic years, at least 30% of the final year cohort had their research project accepted for presentation at the national British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences Student Conference. This is an exceptionally high proportion, and they were presenting alongside many postgraduate students! We believe this is achieved because of the personal approach we provide for your higher education, and the laboratory research and practical skills you attain during your studies. These two factors hugely benefit you personal development, and enhance many 'graduate level' qualities that employers require. There are numerous career opportunities available to our graduates. Not only because sport and exercise science continues to develop as an internationally important area of science, but also because you will be a 'science graduate', having studied a scientific degree. Click on the Further Information tab to find out more about career opportunities, and to see some examples of where our graduates have gone on to work following their studies with us. The BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science degree is studied over three years. We do consider and accept mature applicants for the three-year degree. Work experience may replace the UCAS requirements we use for school leavers. For those students who lack the required entry qualifications for the three year programme, the Foundation Year route (C605) provides an alternative study opportunity. Content and Modules The BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science degree is designed to develop graduates who have the scientific knowledge and practical skills required to work in professional practice. You will study compulsory modules in the first and second year that cover the three core subject areas; physiology, biomechanics and psychology, alongside the research methods and analysis modules. This ensures you have a sufficient knowledge base in the three core elements of sport and exercise science. In the third and final year, all modules are optional choices, apart from the Dissertation and Engaging Science modules. This opportunity to select optional modules allows you to focus on your preferred subject areas, and tailor your own studies to best serve your desired career path following graduation. First year modules include: Human Physiology Human Physiological Measurements Cell Biology and Biochemistry Kinesiology Introduction to Psychology Scientific Logic and Analysis Second year modules include: Exercise Physiology Exercise Metabolism and Nutrition Sport and Exercise Biomechanics Sport and Exercise Psychology Work-Based Experience (option) Research Methods Research Statistics Third year modules include: Dissertation (final year research project) Sports Performance Physiology Clinical Exercise Physiology Functional Foods and Metabolism Obesity and Energy Homeostasis Applied Sport Psychology Applications of Exercise Psychology Biomechanical Analysis of Human Motion Performance Analysis in Sport Engaging Science How will I be taught and assessed? We employ a wide variety of teaching, learning and assessment methods. The aim is to challenge you with a variety of experiences in a supportive environment, which will enable you to develop into a very employable graduate. As you progress through the degree, there is a shift towards student initiated activities that foster autonomous study and vocationally relevant graduate skills. Formal teaching methods include lectures and seminars, as well as more activity-based and experiential learning (e.g. laboratory work, field tests and case studies of athlete and clinical patient type scenarios). During the degree, you will be assessed though a diverse mixture of essays, exams, laboratory reports, practical observations, presentations, and a final year research project involving data collection and analysis (the Dissertation). The first year is where you demonstrate some fundamental scientific knowledge relevant for sport and exercise. There are more exams in the first year, compared to the second or final year, because they suit the teaching and learning areas. The final year however is very much focused on employability skills, and the assessments reflect that aim (use of presentations, interviews, etc.). Therefore, assessments are designed and used to complement your personal development as an eventual sport and exercise science graduate. Students' learning is facilitated by a supportive, enthusiastic, research active staff team. UCS also possesses excellent student support infrastructure. Further Information Career Opportunities Following successful completion of the degree, graduate opportunities include employment in a diverse range of health, sport, exercise, and lifestyle related occupations; research project teams, postgraduate study and primary/secondary teaching (including physical education and the science subjects). Some possible (and recent) destinations of graduates include: sports performance physiologists, sports performance analysts, strength and conditioning practitioners, clinical exercise scientists, sports development officers, health and exercise advisors, GP referral exercise consultants, sport and/or exercise research scientists, and MSc and PhD studentships. Secondary science and physical education teaching (after a one-year teaching postgraduate course) have also been popular destinations. Given the degree is based on the natural sciences, the ability to teach both science and physical education are strongly supported. UCS Tuition Fees: Students starting at UCS in September 2015 will be charged £9,000 per year for a full-time Bachelor degree. Part-time students will be charged £8,490 (pro-rata) per year for Bachelor degrees. [-]

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BA (Hons) Accounting and Financial Management

Campus Full time Part time 3 - 9 years August 2017 United Kingdom Ipswich + 1 more

This course brings together the disciplines of accounting, finance and management. The BA (Hons) Accounting and Financial Management degree from UCS can help you step into the worlds of banking, accounting or financial management upon graduation. [+]

Overview This course brings together the disciplines of accounting, finance and management. We are Partners in Learning with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales - the oldest professional body of accountants in the world. The BA (Hons) Accounting and Financial Management degree from UCS can help you step into the worlds of banking, accounting or financial management upon graduation. Confidence in the calculation and interpretation of business performance is critical to the success of any enterprise. Students coming to UCS will build that self-confidence, and can use this degree to go into a professional career in accounting, banking or starting their own business. We help students search for suitable jobs and share and encourage the development of excellent links with businesses. The subjects taught are closely related to those in professional examinations, and will significantly help if students choose a professional career route – ACCA, CIMA or ACA. Ultimately this degree will improve your future career prospects in a business environment that is becoming increasingly more financially driven. UCS offers high standards of teaching and learning situated in beautiful buildings and facilities, with great scope for student interaction and group work. Our expert guided field trips to the City of London are very successful and students find them educational and memorable. We welcome applications from international students from all over the world, and help them learn and enjoy their educational experience in the UK. Content and Modules The following comprehensive range of subjects will be taught during the degree, to prepare you for a solid business, banking or professional career: First Year Introduction to Business Finance and Quantitative Methods Business Law Business Economics Introduction to Accounting Introduction to Business Finance and Quantitative Methods Financial Markets and Institutions Principles and Functions of Management Second Year Financial Risk Management Intermediate Financial Accounting Financial Management Modern Banking Research Methods Cost and Management Accounting Third Year Advanced Financial Accounting Dissertation Financial Strategy Strategic Management Plus one from the below list: Strategic Management Accounting (option) Taxation (option) Auditing and Assurance (option) Students' work is assessed through a mixture of written assignments, case study reports and group work, presentations and examinations. This helps them build a variety of skills alongside the actual learning and studying, enabling them to be rounded graduates ready for the workplace. To succeed on this course, you need a good level of numeracy, a high level of curiosity and enthusiasm, and a desire to make the most of the learning and social experience here at UCS. Further Information Upon graduation students can seek employment in a professional area and get an additional professional qualification, by working and studying at the same time. In a very practical way, the degree will help students manage their own finances. Students may also decide to study further for an MBA degree. Students starting at UCS in September 2015 will be charged £9,000 per year for a full-time Bachelor degree. Part-time students will be charged £8,490 (pro-rata) per year for Bachelor degrees. [-]

BA (Hons) Business Management at UCS Bury St Edmunds

Campus Full time Part time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Bury Saint Edmunds + 1 more

This course develops creativity, enterprise, problem solving and decision making abilities through a range of skills and knowledge relevant to modern business. It is designed to meet employers' needs and to create graduates who have a sound grasp of business and good transferable skills. [+]

Overview This course develops creativity, enterprise, problem solving and decision making abilities through a range of skills and knowledge relevant to modern business. It is designed to meet employers' needs and to create graduates who have a sound grasp of business and good transferable skills. The course allows students to pursue specialist interests to some extent and relate these specialisms to professional requirements. The course enables students to appreciate the importance of the social, political, ethical, technological environmental and global contexts in which business operates. It also provides students with a range of opportunities to develop the attitudes, skills and abilities necessary to work in an international business environment and to develop an awareness and appreciation of different cultural values. Students' work is assessed through a mixture of written assignments, case study reports, presentations and examinations. Upon graduation students can progress to employment in a professional area. This degree also helps those individuals already working in the business sector to gain promotion and become more confident with the decisions they make in the work place. Many also enter programmes of further study for advanced professional qualifications or postgraduate courses such as the Master of Business Administration (MBA) at UCS. Content and Modules Students normally study up to six modules in each year, providing a solid core of business and management subjects. The students on the Business Management courses have management classes with the students on our FdA Hospitality and Event Management course. First year modules: , Management and Academic Skills, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Data Analysis, Business Economics, Principles and Functions of Management and Business Law. Second year modules: Management and Organisational Behaviour, Accounting for Managers,Managing Innovation and Creativity, Principles of Marketing, Contemporary Issues in a Business Environment, Research Methods and International Business Third year modules: A Dissertation, Employment Law, Business Ethics, Change Management, and International Marketing Strategy. Further Information Core knowledge and understanding is mainly acquired via lectures and seminars and directed independent study. The latter will normally make specific use of an individually accessed Key Text for that module as well as lecturer-designed course materials (booklet and/or web). Use will also be made of a range of accessible supplementary texts, articles, reports and other designated sources. Hands on’ experience in computer-based workshops plays an important part in developing knowledge and understanding for a range of business and managerial functions. Similar active learning opportunities are also provided within a broad range of non-computer based seminars and workshops. Team teaching in core modules will be used to support the multi-disciplinary delivery of the programme, wherever appropriate. Outside speakers are invited in from the business environment to provide active case studies and to discuss their experience with students. Internships will also be available to some students during the course providing work based experience. By the end of the course you should be able to: Appreciate the relevance of a multi-disciplinary and multicultural approach to business and management at local, national and international levels. Work effectively, both independently and within a team environment, making use of a range of interpersonal skills. Communicate theories, findings and conclusions effectively in written, oral and visual form. Apply appropriate qualitative and quantitative techniques to the solution of business and management problems identified. Tuition fees: Students starting at UCS in September 2015 will be charged £9,000 per year for a full-time Bachelor degree. Part-time students will be charged £8,490 (pro-rata) per year for Bachelor degrees. [-]

BA (Hons) Business Management at UCS Ipswich

Campus Full time Part time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Ipswich + 1 more

Whether you dream of starting your own business, working in a large multi-national organisation or in one of thousands of small and medium-sized businesses this course provides you with valuable knowledge, skills and experience. [+]

Overview Whether you dream of starting your own business, working in a large multi-national organisation or in one of thousands of small and medium-sized businesses this course provides you with valuable knowledge, skills and experience. As you would expect, the course includes modules on business strategy, finance, marketing, human resources and many more subjects. Our lecturers will guide you as you develop your understanding in these areas and will frequently bring in guest speakers who can give you an insight into how principles you are learning about can be put into practice. You can find more details about the content of the course by clicking on the ‘Content and Modules’ tab above. We know that our graduates are extremely employable – the numbers prove it. Of course, this is no accident. During the programme we spend time working with you to think about the skills that employers need and how you can develop and evidence your abilities in order to get a job once you successfully complete the course. Internships, live projects with businesses and networking events are just some of the ways we make that happen. Our students take an active role in the life of UCS, whether that is running the Events and Entrepreneurship Society, helping to organise and run events, acting as Student Ambassadors or even running the Students Union. The Suffolk Business School is a lively place to study where excellent quality teaching is combined with a supportive and friendly atmosphere. We look forward to welcoming you to our course. Content and Modules The structure of our course is designed to offer you maximum flexibility to shape your studies according to the topics that interest you. In the first year, all our students take the same core subjects alongside a couple of options, including the chance to learn Spanish. This means that you get a good basic grounding in key topics for Management students. In your second year, you will start to specialise and to choose subjects that are of particular interest to you. In addition to this, you will study mandatory modules which address key management issues within and outside the business and which introduce you to ways of researching business activities. Optional modules will include marketing, HR, finance, business ethics and many more. The third year combines taught modules that extend many of the themes from the second year with the completion of a research study. Students will be guided by an academic mentor in the design, research and writing-up of a project of their own choosing. This offers the chance to show-off the skills and knowledge that have been developed during the course of the degree. During the course of the three year programme the focus of teaching and support will switch from introducing students to key concepts and the latest thinking in core management disciplines to the application of this knowledge in real business scenarios. This design helps to ensure that by the time our graduates are ready for the workplace they are not just able to secure work, but can make a positive impact from their very first day. We describe this as being ‘business ready’. Further Information Upon graduation students can progress to employment in a professional area. This degree also helps those individuals already working in the business sector to gain promotion and become more confident with the decisions they make in the work place. Many also enter programmes of further study for advanced professional qualifications or postgraduate courses such as the Masters in Business Administration (MBA) at UCS. Tuition Fees: Students starting at UCS in September 2015 will be charged £9,000 per year for a full-time Bachelor degree. Part-time students will be charged £8,490 (pro-rata) per year for Bachelor degrees. [-]

BA (Hons) Computer Games Design

Campus Full time Part time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Ipswich + 1 more

If making computer games is your passion, then BA (Hons) Computer Games Design can help you fulfill your ambitions. From day one you will be making games and gaining the practical experience you need of the full production pipeline from initial pitching, iterating and play-testing through to the completion of both 2 and 3 Dimensional digital games. [+]

Overview If making computer games is your passion, then BA (Hons) Computer Games Design can help you fulfill your ambitions. From day one you will be making games and gaining the practical experience you need of the full production pipeline from initial pitching, iterating and play-testing through to the completion of both 2 and 3 Dimensional digital games. We provide a cutting edge syllabus focusing on studio based games development techniques. In making both 2 and 3D games our students work in teams within an agile methodology which is now standard within the games industry. The course is underpinned by a thorough grounding in the mechanics, dynamics and aesthetics of play coupled with innovative design leading to highly employable graduates able to work within the games industry and a range of related design driven occupations. As evidence of our ability to develop industry ready practitioners the course includes a sponsored games programming module with our industry partners Ludo Logic. This module includes regular visits to the students from staff at the company and from students to their studios. Throughout the course there is constant engagement through guest lectures, conferences and live briefs. Content and Modules Key Course Content Taught modules cover the following core aspects of game design, developing the skills you need to make great games both individually and in small development teams. Comprehensive exploration of games design mechanics, dynamics and aesthetics. Detailed exploration of level design using the Unreal Development Kit. Scripting in Unity for both 2D and 3D games. Experience of the art production pipeline for both 2D and 3D game engines. 3D modelling with 3DS Max. Practical experience of agile games management methodology including bug tracking and testing. Design masterclass, supplied by industry partners. Extended game development modules at all levels of the course. Opportunities to specialise, including final year dissertation. Exclusive use of 2 x 25 seat digital game development studios First year students are immersed from day one in the game production pipeline. Students receive a grounding in the key principles and tools of game mechanics, along with the dynamics and aesthetics of games as understood in their wider cultural context. In the second year students continue to deepen their understanding of these processes, along with learning about the key management tools for games production. Final year students engage in larger scale individual and group projects, bringing to fruition a significant body of work to showcase to prospective employers. After completing this degree graduate students have been employed in a wide range of game production posts including Level Designers, Modelers, Artists 2 and 3D, Scripters, Project Managers and Testers. First Year Modules Group Project Introduction to Design Methods 3D Modelling for Games Introduction to Digital Production Techniques: Scripting Introduction to Critical Games Studies Introduction to Non Digital Game Design Second Year Modules Level Design Practical Prototyping Managing Games Production 3D Modelling for Games Digital Scripting Studio Practice Third Year Modules Final Project Game Project Portfolio Design Masterclass Further Information Internships and Placements Internships and Work Placements for UCS Computer Games Design graduates it is crucial that they have a portfolio that includes group and individual work based on commercial creative relationships, bridging the gap between the university experience and further increasing their employability. To enable this to take place staff on the BA Computer Games Design run a commercial games company ‘Waterfront Games’ which offers paid internship opportunities to graduating students. This year 2014-15 the company has employed 4 graduate students on a year long internship to develop a range of heritage based games and applications. Employability Students can apply for work as games designers and seek work within the games industry generally. Students can also become involved in film and TV production or develop careers in design. Alternatively students can progress to postgraduate level study at UCS. In 2014, graduates received employment at a major games design studios. Chris Fillip and Maria Barte have now completed their probation period at Ubisoft studios in Bucharest. Chris Fillip has joined the company as a Junior Designer and Maria is now working in Q and A. Diego Richuitti joined Ubisoft Milan as a Junior Designer. What Employers Say “A comprehensive understanding of games design is extremely important in the gaming industry and has a direct impact on the quality and success of our products. We have a number of graduates from the course on our staff and their ideas and skills have helped them to excel and push our business forward.” - Matt David, Ludo Logic “A number of students and graduates from the BA Computer Games course have recently worked with our art and design team in the development of mobile and social games. This course provides a local pool of talented and enthusiastic individuals that we have been fortunate to be able to draw upon.” - Rob Head, Sliding Pixel What our students say Nicola Mizon, UCS Graduate 2013, Aeria Games Project Manager, Berlin. "I work at Aeria Games currently as a Games Master and will eventually progress to become an Associate Producer. In my current role I work behind the scenes on an active online game ensuring that the product works correctly and I work with my team to develop monetizing strategies whilst regularly providing player feedback to our game developers based in Korea. I help the gaming communities with any problems and run in game events. On top of that I develop content for the website, launcher pictures and test the game content weekly. The work I do requires a wide variety of skills and UCS was essential in preparing me for a role such as this. During my degree I learnt key skills such as how to effectively test game products and different game structures: free to play, flash games etc. I developed an understanding of key terminology that allows me to communicate to our developers in a way they can understand. UCS also exposed me to industry standard software, JIRA, Flash and Photoshop which really gave me an advantage over other candidates. This made the transition from university to the workplace effortless which already has made me stand out. Although I have only worked there a month because of my extensive knowledge of games design I have already been given tasks on top of my normal duties. I have been asked to redesign more effective data collection and spread sheets. So because of the varied content of the computer games design course it has been amazing at giving me an brilliant start to my career." UCS Tuition Fees: Students starting at UCS in September 2015 will be charged £9,000 per year for a full-time Bachelor degree. Part-time students will be charged £8,490 (pro-rata) per year for Bachelor degrees. [-]

BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies

Campus Full time Part time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Ipswich + 1 more

The Early Childhood Studies (ECS) degree course covers higher education levels 4, 5, 6 and is designed for anyone who wants a career working with or for children and/or their families. [+]

Overview The Early Childhood Studies (ECS) degree course covers higher education levels 4, 5, 6 and is designed for anyone who wants a career working with or for children and/or their families. The primary focus is children from birth to eight years but it also covers conception through to when a child is approximately eleven years of age (the natural completion of the primary education stage). The degree takes a multi-disciplinary approach and offers a fascinating and stimulating course of academic study. This means it includes educational, health, welfare, psychological, sociological, legal, philosophical, political and economic perspectives. A holistic philosophy permeates the programme. ECS degrees enable students on graduating to go into a range of careers in the early years as well as completing post graduate qualifications, in order to work in the education, health and social care fields. Careers including Primary Teacher Training, Family Support and Social Work, Nursing and related disciplines, Early Year’s settings, International, National and Regional Aid work with children and their families, Post-graduate study and research are all possible. UCS celebrates twenty one years of Early Childhood Studies In 2014 we celebrated twenty one years of our Early Childhood Studies degree developed by Margaret Woods who joined us to reflect on the origins of the course and its transformations over the past two decades. Content and Modules All modules generate either 20 or 40 credits as stated below. Students must gain 120 credits at each level to progress to the next level. At Level 4, (Certificate Level) emphasis is placed on ensuring a sound knowledge of principles underpinning key subject areas and the development of key skills. The main teaching methods are lectures, seminars, group work, presentations and individual activities. At Level 5, (Diploma Level) students are expected to develop an enquiring attitude to their studies and should corroborate or challenge assertions made. Students will be taking more responsibility for their own learning through extended personal reading and wider ranging module tasks. The main teaching methods are as in level 4 with the addition of discussions and debates. There is an increasing expectation that students will contribute actively to learning through reading and student-led seminars. At Level 6, (Honours Level) students are required to take major responsibility for their own learning, exhibiting autonomy and contribution to the development of peer learning through seminar presentations and self-directed activities. Considerable emphasis is placed on developing the ability to critically analyse and evaluate information from a range of sources and in a variety of formats, in order to draw conclusions. Modules Studied First year modules Foundations of Study and Research (core) - 20 credits Sociology of Early Childhood (option) - 20 credits Developmental Psychology (option) - 20 credits Early Childhood Education (option) - 20 credits Children and Social Policy (option) - 20 credits Health in the Early Years (option) - 20 credits Plus Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) sessions Second year modules Safeguarding Children (core) - 20 credits Practitioner Options* (option) - 40 credits Play and Learning (option) - 20 credits Children’s Geographies (option) - 20 credits Language and Literacy (option) - 20 credits Children’s Health and Wellbeing (option) - 20 credits Social Psychology and Children (option) - 20 credits Children’s Rights and Citizenship (option) - 20 credits Research Methods in Early Childhood (core) - 20 credits *certain pre-requisites necessary - The Practitioner Options module offers students the opportunity to work alongside professional practitioners and gain practical competences mapped to National Occupational Standards. Third year modules Dissertation (core) - 40 credits Dissertation - additional assignment (available to part-time students only) (option) - 20 credits Early Childhood Intervention (option) - 20 credits Young Children’s Cultural Worlds (option) - 20 credits International and Comparative Education (option) - 20 credits Professional Practice in Early Year Contexts (option) - 20 credits The Child as Creative and Critical Thinker (option) - 20 credits Professional Practice in Early Year Contexts (option) - 40 credits Leadership and Management in Early Year Contexts (option) - 20 credits International Perspectives on Children's Health and Wellbeing (option) - 20 credits A range of assessment strategies are used throughout the course; this could include essays, reports, presentations, reviews, case studies, portfolios, dissertation and exams. UCS Tuition Fees: Students starting at UCS in September 2015 will be charged £9,000 per year for a full-time Bachelor degree. Part-time students will be charged £8,490 (pro-rata) per year for Bachelor degrees. [-]

BA (Hons) English

Campus Full time Part time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Ipswich + 1 more

The flexible BA (Hons) English degree programme at UCS combines innovative modules in digital textuality, autobiography and contemporary writing with traditional studies of canonical writers such as Shakespeare, Virginia Woolf and T. S. Eliot. Students have the opportunity to analyse a range of dramatic and literary texts, from classical Greek plays by Sophocles to seventeenth-century poems by Margaret Cavendish and the contemporary novels of Jeanette Winterson. [+]

Overview In the 2015 National Student Survey: 100% of students agreed the English course is intellectually stimulating 100% of students agreed that staff make the subject interesting 100% of students agreed they could contact staff when they needed to 100% of students agreed they received detailed feedback on their work Students of English at UCS develop academic, creative and professional writing skills in a unique and stimulating environment. The course is delivered at our beautiful waterfront campus in Ipswich, one of England’s oldest towns, and combines a range of innovative teaching and learning practices to enhance the study of this diverse subject. Our undergraduates gain valuable work experience through established course partnerships with arts organisations, publishers, regional theatres and community groups and enter exclusive writing competitions, such as the Student New Angle Prize. Professional guidance and support are provided by our highly qualified lecturers and practitioners. Be inspired Suffolk attracts all kinds of writers. Our coastal villages and towns feature in classic novels by Charles Dickens, George Orwell, Arthur Ransome and P.D. James, as well as popular works such as Marcus Sedgwick’s young-adult novels and an award-winning sitcom by British screenwriter, Richard Curtis. Blake Morrison, Visiting Professor of Literature at UCS, explores the county’s beautiful coastline in his latest collection of poems, Shingle Street (2015), while over 250 years ago, the famous poet George Crabbe spent his first 25 years in the county. Suffolk celebrates its writing community every year with events such as the Halesworth Arts Festival, the FlipSide Festival, the award-winning Latitude Festival and the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival, soon to commemorate its twenty-seventh anniversary. The town of Ipswich has a vibrant theatre scene which includes the Regent, East Anglia’s largest theatre, and Red Rose Chain, an independent, community-driven theatre company working in partnership with TV presenter Jimmy Doherty to stage outdoor summer productions of Shakespeare’s plays for over 10,000 spectators. Sir Trevor Nunn, former Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, schooled in the town of Ipswich and is patron of the New Wolsey Theatre, a vibrant performance space at the heart of our region’s cultural life. Shape your course The flexible BA (Hons) English degree programme at UCS combines innovative modules in digital textuality, autobiography and contemporary writing with traditional studies of canonical writers such as Shakespeare, Virginia Woolf and T. S. Eliot. Students have the opportunity to analyse a range of dramatic and literary texts, from classical Greek plays by Sophocles to seventeenth-century poems by Margaret Cavendish and the contemporary novels of Jeanette Winterson. Core strands in literature, language and writing enable undergraduates to shape their degrees according to their own interests. Language enthusiasts can explore linguistics, phonology and semantics, while modules in the short story, scriptwriting, and reading and writing poetry offer a practice-based approach to students interested in creative writing. Our broad curriculum promotes the richness of our subject and we encourage students to undertake a diverse and challenging programme of study. Undergraduates are also invited to question traditional subject boundaries through interdisciplinary modules which explore digital platforms, multimedia communications and the films of ‘auteur’ directors such as Hitchcock, Orson Welles and Tim Burton. Enhance your employability The English programme offers two professional practice modules: English Education and Professional Writing. Students may undertake these modules in their final year of study to enhance their employability skills and build effective relationships with local schools, businesses, arts organisations and writing practitioners. We are extremely proud of our students' achievements and aim to equip each individual with the professional skills they require for life after university. More on English at UCS The course offers exceptional standards of teaching and learning. In the 2013 National Student Survey, English scored an overall satisfaction rate of 100%. In 2014, Course Leader Gill Lowe received the Most Inspirational Lecturer Award, a university-wide initiative. In the 2015 NSS, 100% of students agreed that our staff are good at explaining things. Lecturers Gill Lowe and Dr Lindsey Scott were also shortlisted for this year's UCS Union Teaching Awards. Our course modules are taught by writing practitioners, active researchers, award-winning teachers and Fellows of the Higher Education Academy. A broad range of teaching methods including workshops, lectures, guest talks, seminars and one-to-one tutorials engage students in a variety of thought-provoking ways. Excellent work experience opportunities are available for our undergraduates through partnerships with local businesses, organisations and practitioners. In the previous academic year, over 80% of UCS English graduates entered employment or commenced further study within 6 months of graduation. Exclusive writing competitions such as the Student New Angle Prize provide students with an opportunity to see their writing showcased alongside the work of acclaimed authors and regional prize winners. Undergraduates regularly publish poetry and short story anthologies which are held at the British Library. The attractive Waterfront location in the historical town of Ipswich provides a unique and inspiring environment for the study of literature and creative writing. Content and Modules Full-time students on the BA (Hons) English degree typically take three twelve-week modules each semester during the first two years of their studies. In the final year, students complete a dissertation in English along with four other modules. Part-time students may negotiate their programme individually with their tutors. First year students are guided in analysing, evaluating and writing about a variety of print, multimedia and digital texts.The academic writing module helps establish good habits for research and assessment, while other modules introduce the study of drama, narrative, and key theoretical concepts in literature and language. In the second year, students have the opportunity to pursue more specialised modules in areas such as the short story, Shakespeare, seventeenth-century poetry, adaptation studies and English language learning. A variety of assessment methods encourage original reflection, while collaborative projects such as the popular Modernist blog enable students to develop professional writing skills. Final year students undertake independent research and pursue a personal literary or linguistic interest in the dissertation. They continue to shape their studies and may select modules in autobiography, contemporary writing, intercultural communications, digital textuality or scriptwriting. Professional practice modules in English education and professional writing also enable students to enhance their employability skills and build effective working relationships with local schools, businesses and organisations. Further Information Research-led teaching and learning Tutors at UCS English are active researchers and bring the excitement of discovery to their lecturing and supervision. Our staff have published on topics including Virginia Woolf’s early writing, delicacy in poetic language, the organisation of news stories, the sociophonetics of eastern England, Shakespeare on screen, popular adaptations and the animated films of Pixar. Students are supported in pursuing their own academic interests as they develop and are trained in research techniques that can also be transferred to a variety of fields. They are guided in producing professional materials including reviews, blogs, posters about their research and anthologies of creative work. Work placements Both professional practice modules require a work placement of at least two weeks full-time. In the English education practice module, students take a variety of roles in schools, including working with second-language learners and special needs students. This goes in tandem with lectures and readings to introduce major educational approaches and cutting-edge issues. The professional writing practice module covers editing, content management and social media as well as genres of writing from journalism to copywriting. Previous student placements have included Suffolk Magazine, Ipswich Community Radio, Tilston Phillips Magazines, the FlipSide Arts Festival, Diva Magazine, the New Wolsey Theatre, the UCS News Office and Full Circle Editions. Students shape their roles with mentors to support their academic development and preparation for employment or further study. Open work placements and job listings are also advertised to students throughout the year. Industry links The course has excellent links to individuals and groups that can give students additional insights and provide opportunities. Students are brought into contact with successful writers, publishers and scholars through guest lectures and course workshops. From the first year, students can publish regular arts reviews on regional arts websites. Second and third year students produce anthologies of creative writing which are professionally printed, sold and deposited in the British Library. These form a significant portfolio element and help them become accepted as professional colleagues. Our graduates have gone on to careers including writing and journalism, editing, arts management and consulting and have taught everywhere from Suffolk New College to China. Some have started their own businesses in areas like copy editing, public relations, and freelance writing. Others have gone on to postgraduate study. Join us Our current student body is extremely diverse, including both young and mature students, UK, European and international students. We welcome entrants from varied occupational and personal backgrounds which help to create rich dialogues in learning contexts. For students with non-traditional educational backgrounds, motivation and interest in English are extremely important. We are happy to meet with you to explore your suitability for study in the Department and our suitability for you. If you have started a degree in English elsewhere but had to leave without finishing, you may be able to complete your studies here. UCS Tuition Fees: Students starting at UCS in September 2015 will be charged £9,000 per year for a full-time Bachelor degree. Part-time students will be charged £8,490 (pro-rata) per year for Bachelor degrees. [-]

BA (Hons) Event Management

Campus Full time Part time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Ipswich + 1 more

Event Management is an exciting and dynamic profession. It involves conceptualising, planning, organising and finally executing an event, and a range of activities from marketing and PR to project management. [+]

Overview 100% overall satisfaction - NSS 2015 6th place in the Guardian League tables 2014 Event Management is an exciting and dynamic profession. It involves conceptualising, planning, organising and finally executing an event, and a range of activities from marketing and PR to project management. At UCS we are proud that our students work closely with employers, are practical, pragmatic, professional and highly employable. In Suffolk Business School we pledge to work closely with you to help you to become a 'Business Ready' graduate. This course provides students with a relevant qualification to progress into a rapidly expanding industry. It has been designed in consultation with organisations involved in the industry and offers guest lecturers, site visits and the opportunity to get involved in real projects. The Event Management students have managed a range of high profile projects, including our flagship events, one of which is the UCS Summer Ball serving all centre of the University, with great success. An annual Business-to-Business Conference is held at the state-of-the-art Trinity Park Conference Centre, focusing on many relevant topics including 'Suffolk Unlocked', a conference for the tourism industry, Sustainable Business, and International Women's Day. Visits to Spain including Granada, Seville, Malaga, and Barcelona have offered to our students, and a range of other site visits are available to UCS Event Management students, and partnerships have been developed with EU Universities to provide options for study and work abroad. Assessment on the course is through a combination of course work, practical work-based learning, presentations and examinations. Find out what students on the Events and Tourism Management courses have to say about their time at UCS. 100% say that staff are good at explaining things 100% said staff are enthusiastic about what they are teaching 100% said the course is intellectually stimulating 100% said that good advice was available when needed to make study choices 100% said that the timetable works efficiently as far as their activities were concerned 100% said the course is well organised and running smoothly Content and Modules The degree is broken down into a number of subjects that combine essential business management skills with sector specific knowledge. The first year is designed to provide fundamental business management and event management knowledge. The second year develops this with additional delivery in research and specialised modules. The third year provides more specialised modules and the opportunity to participate in industry-based projects. Subjects studied on the BA (Hons) Event Management course 1st Year / Level 4 Introduction to Event and Tourism Management Language and Culture in a Business Context I Business Economics Finance and Data Analysis Business Law Marketing Fundamentals 2nd Year / Level 5 Applied Event Management in Practice Corporate Reputation Management Festival and Special Event Management and Production Fundraising and Sponsorship Topics in Business Research Managing People Language and Culture in a Business Context II OR Employment Law 3rd Year / Level 6 Critical and Cultural Concepts in Event Management Industry Based Practice Strategic Management Strategic Marketing: Planning and Management Dissertation Further Information Opportunities on completion of the course Opportunities in event management exist in areas such as hotels, commercial companies, promotional companies, local councils, nightclubs, bars and restaurants, outdoor activity organisations, public attractions and charities. UCS Tuition Fees: Students starting at UCS in September 2015 will be charged £9,000 per year for a full-time Bachelor degree. Part-time students will be charged £8,490 (pro-rata) per year for Bachelor degrees. [-]

BA (Hons) Fine Art

Campus Full time Part time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Ipswich + 1 more

Studio practice and exploration lie at the heart of the Fine Art degree course, and students have their own studio space in a vibrant and creative community. The BA (Hons) Fine Art degree builds on the students’ previous experience and skills to assist them in becoming confident artists with a strong professional awareness. [+]

Overview Studio practice and exploration lie at the heart of the Fine Art degree course, and students have their own studio space in a vibrant and creative community. The BA (Hons) Fine Art degree builds on the students’ previous experience and skills to assist them in becoming confident artists with a strong professional awareness. Students will develop a wide range of contemporary fine art practices, including sculpture, installation, printmaking and lens-based media. Our facilities include wood, metal and sculpture workshops, print and drawing studios, computer suites with current software and large format digital printers, as well as purpose-built installation spaces and technical support. Students benefit from a lively programme of visiting artists and professionals including nationally and internationally renowned Martin Creed, Matthew Derbyshire, Michael Landy and Langlands & Bell who feed into and complement modules. In the first year students focus on acquiring and developing technical skills in painting, printmaking, sculpture, installation, lens based media and life drawing. Theory is taught throughout the year to provide a strong contextual framework for their practice. In the second year, students specialise in any one area or work across a number of disciplines, exploring their own selected themes. Students also learn about being a professional artist through engaging in collaborative work with outside agencies as well as participation in group exhibitions. The focus of the third year is on the dissertation and the production of a significant body of studio based work, which culminates in the Degree Show. Content and Modules The first year (level 4) provides students with a grounding in studio practice across a range of fine art media including painting, printmaking, sculpture, installation and lens-based media. This work is underpinned by a drawing module that develops students' skills and techniques through close observation of figure, object and site-specific subjects. Students are introduced to a range of art historical ideas and works, and their writing and analytical skills are developed through short text-based assignments. In the second year (level 5) students' own research and professional skills are extended through studio work and professional projects such as placements, commissions, exhibitions and collaborations. Students liaise with a range of external partners including DanceEast, Suffolk County Council, Addebrookes Hospital and Salthouse Hotel. Students have many opportunities to take part in public exhibitions thoroughout the course and learn about exhibition practice including exhibition design, curation, marketing and reviewing work in a public gallery setting. Contemporary art and ideas are explored through critical discussion, presentation and essays. In the final year (level 6) students work towards creating a significant body of work for their final degree show. Their conceptual and critical ideas are challenged through one-to-one and group discussion. Their knowledge of theory is extended through primary source research into contemporary practice for their final dissertation and critical review. By the end of their final year, students have developed their own personal visual language. They can articulate their creative ideas through visual, written and verbal communication. They are well placed to begin professional life, to continue their studies at post-graduate level as creative practitioners, or to apply their lateral thinking, creative and analytical skills to other professional areas. Further Information Teaching approach Discussions and demonstrations set the scene for activities and practical studio work with an emphasis on independent work. Our teaching focuses on the individual. Students are nurtured and challenged by our academic team through practical workshops and one-to-one tutorials. They are encouraged to debate and discuss work with their peers through group seminars and studio critiques. Study trips, gallery tours, internships and work placements complement studio studies and enable students to contextualise their work in relation to a variety of visual art arenas in the region, nationally and internationally. Learning environment Studio practice lies at the heart of the Fine Art course. From day one students have access to our range of studios, well-equipped workshops including print room, wood and metal workshops, purpose-built installation spaces, life-studio and IT rooms with digital printers. We have a lively programme of visiting internationally renowned artists and professionals including, Martin Creed, Matthew Derbyshire, Laurence Edwards, Michael Landy, Robert Pacitti and Caroline Wright. Students profit from making and finding source material in the stunning Suffolk landscape. International Trips and Study Visits We regularly arrange international study visits including trips to the Venice Bienale and student residencies at Cyprus College of Art, and Vilnius Academy in Lithuania. UCS is part of the Erasmus exchange programme with partner institutions in Europe. Work placements Professional practice is emphasised through live-projects that are woven into modules at all levels. Students are encouraged to investigate and liaise with all areas of the fine arts sector in order to contextualise study and promote future career aspirations. We develop additional internships for students to collaborate with a range of regional arts organisations, artists' groups and non-arts industries in order to extend student professional knowledge and experience in the real world. All assessments are based on practical coursework and theoretical essays. The coursework is generally project-based, reflecting the way that professionals and higher level students work. After the course Graduates have gone on to a wide range of careers as freelance artists,exhibition organisers, gallery managers, curators, teachers and lecturers, art therapists, arts administrators as well as postgraduate courses including the Royal College of Art, University of Essex and the University of Sussex. Professional Opportunities Staff regularly inform students about external opportunities to exhibit work, undertake commissions, attend symposia, network professionally, collaborate and make international links. We see this as an important part of learning and encourage and support students at all levels of their studies to apply for opportunities. Here are just a few examples of recent student successes: Recent graduate Andrei Costache is one of thirty-seven national graduates selected from over 1600 applicants to show work in Bloomberg New Contemporaries in Nottingham and London 2015. Second year student Emily Godden has had work which exhibited at Tate Britain as part of Tate Nights series and been shortlisted for the national student Battisford Prize. Final year student Alex Woolcock been taken on by Print Dealer Monica Petzal of Printroom Galleries. First, second and third year students have curated and taken part in the artist-in-residence programme 10 PRJCT at UCS. Students of all levels have been selected to take part in SNIP triennial is a curated programme of student work, part of the Aldeburgh Festival at Snape. [-]

BA (Hons) Graphic Design

Campus Full time Part time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Ipswich + 1 more

The BA (Hons) Graphic Design degree at UCS Ipswich enables students to develop practical, creative and intellectual skills underpinned by theoretical and conceptual approaches to design. Delivered in a professional environment, utilising traditional and contemporary media, students produce inventive, high quality, and vocationally relevant work. [+]

Overview The BA (Hons) Graphic Design degree at UCS Ipswich enables students to develop practical, creative and intellectual skills underpinned by theoretical and conceptual approaches to design. Delivered in a professional environment, utilising traditional and contemporary media, students produce inventive, high quality, and vocationally relevant work. Employability is at the heart of the Graphic Design course at UCS. As well as learning how to be creative and critical thinkers while also developing a broad range of practical skills, contemporary professional practice prepares students for their future careers. Transferable knowledge and skills are embedded throughout the teaching and learning experience further enabling students to become enterprising and employable graduates. The first year of the course is primarily concerned with equipping students with the technical, creative and intellectual skills they require to develop as graphic designers. The course is delivered alongside the BA (Hons) Graphic Design (Graphic Illustration) degree at UCS Ipswich—this interaction allows all students to explore a variety of approaches to graphic communication from the outset. As a result, this both strengthens their personal approach to their own creative processes, while also developing an informed understanding of the career options open to them. In the second year students start to consider in much more detail where they see themselves within the graphic design industry. As a result they have more opportunities to steer their projects while refining their creative thinking and practical skills to produce highly professional outcomes. Those that develop a passion for illustration have the option to transfer to the Graphic Illustration route to study this pathway of visual communication in much more depth. Students also have the option to take a Work Based Learning module where they can use placement experience towards their qualification. In the third year students bring the prior knowledge and skills they have developed to date, and start to produce a portfolio of work that truly represents the sort of designer they want to be. Internship and placement projects for BBC Worldwide, TCM, and Think BDW are introduced, offering graduates a platform from with to progress directly into the workplace. Alongside this, links to over forty professional bodies, industry experts and design practitioners ensures the course is well equipped to provide networking and placement opportunities for all students as they work towards graduating. Course patrons include UCS Senior Fellow Brian Grimwood, Fellow Daryl Goodrich, Jonathan Barnbrook, Jonathan Yeo and Clare Nicholson. National competitions and exhibitions ensure students gain maximum exposure. Recent competition successes include Starpack Packaging Awards, Penguin Random House Design Awards and Antalis McNaughton Student Designer Of The Year. As well as gaining employment regionally with respected graphic design studios, recent graduates have gone on to work nationally at Fat Face Clothing, Penguin Random House, the National Theatre, The British Museum, and Select Modeling Agency to name a few. The course also equips graduates with the skills to become freelance designers or set-up their own design practices, such as Ipswich based Three&Me; while others have progressed to design related MA or initial teacher training courses. Content and Modules The course is delivered as a series of related modules that cover the technical, creative and contextual aspects of graphic design and enhance students' personal development and career ambitions. Throughout there is a strong emphasis on teaching transferable skills to equip the student with the broadest base from which to graduate. There are six single modules taught in the first and second years, with three double modules making up the final year with considerable freedom to tune individual studies to follow special interests and abilities within the subject. The academic year consists of 24 taught weeks divided into two semesters, with the addition of assessment and tutorial weeks. A typical teaching week consists of 12 taught hours across three modules. Technical support is offered throughout, both embedded within modules as well as through enhancement workshops open to all students. Generous open access opportunities exist for students to complete work set in taught sessions. Level 4 (First Year) Digital Studies This module introduces key digital software and contexts, familiarising students with industry standard requirements. Ideas Generation in Graphic Design This module introduces students to approaches and methods for the generation of ideas in order to solve visual communication problems. Visual Image This module engages students with the activity of Image making as a multi-faceted language, reinforcing the idea of drawing as a core skill to both the graphic designer and illustrator. Typographic Exploration This module introduces both the basic principles of formal typography as well as to how type can be used expressively. Print Media for Graphic Design This module explores a range of print processes and media for creating graphic design outcomes and examines how visual language affects communication. Contexts in Graphic Design & Illustration This module introduces the historical and contemporary contexts of Graphic Design and Illustration and explores their relationship to professional practice. Level 5 (Second Year) Graphic Identity This module develops a student’s understanding of contemporary visual branding and how a designer communicates their clients’ identity. Applied Design Ideas This module builds on an understanding of graphic design at Level 4, through theme-based projects, to develop confidence and knowledge across a diverse range of graphic applications. Design and Illustration Analysis This module allows students to develop a more critical questioning of their discipline through personal research and academic writing. Interactive Screen Design This module allows students to develop their digital knowledge and skills by exploring how design principles apply to contemporary and emerging screen-based platforms. Advanced Design Practices This module extends student’s knowledge of contemporary design contexts through projects focusing on employability and professional practice. Conceptual Projects This module develops a deeper, more personal and theoretical questioning of a student's creative discipline, relating to their practice and potential academic and future career progression. Work Based Learning (Optional module) This module allows students to use experience of a work placement towards their degree. (Replaces Advanced Design Practices.) Level 6 (Third Year) Graphic Design Portfolio Development This double module focuses on the development of a Graphic Portfolio, via reflective analysis and the completion of projects, to emphasise creative interests and design aspirations. Personal Graphic Design Projects This double module involves the completion of a major multi-disciplinary creative graphic design project, concurrent to the interests and aspirations of the student. Dissertation and Critical Review The Dissertation provides an opportunity to conduct significant research that engages critically with a student’s own interests articulating their findings through a piece of academic writing. The Critical Review allows students to focus on their graduate progression via analysis of their degree course, relating this to future employment or education opportunities. Further Information Work placements Students are encouraged to investigate and liaise with all areas of the graphic design industry, either through the curriculum or individually. This helps to contextualise their study and develop their career aspirations. The course has excellent industry links both locally and nationally to help students gain work placements and internships could be offered to appropriate graduates by, for example, with TCM London, BBC Worldwide or Think BDW. There is an optional Work Based Learning module in the second year of study, where students can use work experience towards their degree. Assessment There are a variety of assessment methods including coursework, academic tutorials, evaluation reports, reflective journals, seminar presentations and critical reviews. Professional and industry links The course has excellent industry links both locally, nationally and internationally with individuals and groups who interact with students as visiting lecturers, provide opportunities for studio visits, and help students gain work placements and internships. Course Patrons include typographer and designer Jonathan Barnbrook, motion designer Daryl Goodrich and illustrator and Visiting Senior Fellow Brian Grimwood. Our graduates work within design studios as freelance illustrators or establish their own design businesses, while others develop careers in teaching or decide to study at Masters level. Employers of our recent graduates include Penguin Random House Publishing, the National Theatre, the British Museum and the Cartoon Network. Course Patrons The course is proud to have the following as patrons: Brian Grimwood, (Senior Fellow) is founder of The Central Illustration Agency and has been credited by Print Magazine as having changed the face of British Illustration. Daryl Goodrich, (Fellow) is an ex-student of the course. He won a Royal Television Society award in 2005 and made both the official London 2012 Olympic bid film and the launch film for Eurostar's historic move to St Pancras Station. Jonathan Barnbrook is a typographer and designer best known for his work with David Bowie, Damien Hirst and Adbusters magazine. His 'Friendly Fire' exhibition at the Design Museum and book, 'The Barnbrook Bible', were both met with critical acclaim. Turner Classic Movies (TCM), provide a unique work placement scheme with the course Clare Nicholson is an alumni from the course and after graduating won an internship at TCM. She has since worked at the National Theatre and now runs her own design consultancy business UCS Tuition Fees: Students starting at UCS in September 2015 will be charged £9,000 per year for a full-time Bachelor degree. Part-time students will be charged £8,490 (pro-rata) per year for Bachelor degrees. [-]

BA (Hons) Graphic Design (Graphic Illustration)

Campus Full time Part time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Ipswich + 1 more

The BA (Hons) Graphic Design (Graphic Illustration) degree at UCS Ipswich enables students to develop practical, creative and intellectual skills underpinned by theoretical and conceptual approaches to applied illustration. Delivered in a professional environment, utilising traditional and contemporary media, students produce inventive, high quality, and vocationally relevant work. [+]

Overview The BA (Hons) Graphic Design (Graphic Illustration) degree at UCS Ipswich enables students to develop practical, creative and intellectual skills underpinned by theoretical and conceptual approaches to applied illustration. Delivered in a professional environment, utilising traditional and contemporary media, students produce inventive, high quality, and vocationally relevant work. Employability is at the heart of the Graphic Illustration course at UCS. As well as learning how to be creative and critical thinkers while also developing a broad range of practical skills, contemporary professional practice prepares students for their future career. Transferable knowledge and skills are embedded throughout the teaching and learning experience further enabling students to become enterprising and employable graduates. The first year of the course is primarily concerned with equipping students with the technical, creative and intellectual skills they require to develop as illustrators. The course is delivered alongside the BA (Hons) Graphic Design degree at UCS Ipswich—this interaction allows all students to explore a variety of approaches to graphic communication from the outset, and in particular, allows illustrators to understand the context within which their work sits. As a result, this both strengthens their personal approach to their own creative processes, while also developing an informed understanding of career options open to them. In the second year students start to consider in much more detail where they see themselves as illustrators within the wider design industry. As a result they have more opportunities to steer their projects while refining their creative thinking and practical skills to produce highly professional outcomes. Those that decide they would prefer to be broad based graphic designers rather than specialist illustrators have the option to transfer to the Graphic Design route to study this pathway of visual communication in much more depth. Students also have the option to take a Work Based Learning module where they can use placement experience towards their qualification. In the third year students bring the prior knowledge and skills they have developed to date and start to produce a portfolio of work that truly represents the sort of illustrator they want to be. Internship and placement projects for BBC Worldwide, TCM, and Think BDW are introduced, offering graduates a platform from with to progress directly into the workplace. Alongside this, links to over forty professional bodies, industry experts and design/illustration practitioners ensures the course is well equipped to provide networking and placement opportunities for all students as they work towards graduating. Course patrons include illustrator and UCS Senior Fellow Brian Grimwood, Fellow Daryl Goodrich, Jonathan Barnbrook, Jonathan Yeo and Clare Nicholson. National competitions and exhibitions ensure students gain maximum exposure. Recent competition successes include Starpack Packaging Awards, Penguin Random House Design Awards and Antalis McNaughton Student Designer Of The Year. As well as gaining employment regionally with respected graphic design studios, recent graduates have gone on to work at Fat Face Clothing, Penguin Random House, the National Theatre, The British Museum, and Select Modeling Agency to name a few. The course also equips graduates with the skills to become freelance illustrators; while others have progressed to design related MA courses or initial teacher training prior to becoming teachers. Content and Modules The course is delivered as a series of related modules that cover the technical, creative and contextual aspects of graphic illustration and enhance students' personal development and career ambitions. Throughout there is a strong emphasis on teaching transferable skills to equip the student with the broadest base from which to graduate. There are six single modules taught in the first and second years, with three double modules making up the final year with considerable freedom to tune individual studies to follow special interests and abilities within the subject. The academic year consists of 24 taught weeks divided into two semesters, with the addition of assessment and tutorial weeks. A typical teaching week consists of 12 taught hours across three modules. Technical support is offered throughout, both embedded within modules as well as through enhancement workshops open to all students. Generous open access opportunities exist for students to complete work set in taught sessions. Level 4 (First Year) Digital Studies This module introduces key digital software and contexts, familiarising students with industry standard requirements. Ideas Generation in Illustration This module introduces students to methods and approaches for the generation of ideas and the solving of problems through the medium of graphic illustration. Visual Image This module engages students with the activity of Image making as a multi-faceted language, reinforcing the idea of drawing as a core skill to both the graphic designer and illustrator. Typographic Exploration This module introduces both the basic principles of formal typography as well as to how type can be used expressively. Print Media for Graphic Illustration This module explores a range of print processes and media for creating illustration outcomes and examines how visual language affects communication. Contexts in Graphic Design & Illustration This module introduces the historical and contemporary contexts of Graphic Design and Illustration and explores their relationship to professional practice. Level 5 (Second Year) Graphic Identity This module develops a student’s understanding of contemporary visual branding and how a designer communicates their clients’ identity. Graphic Illustration Ideas This module builds on an understanding of image making at level 4, through theme-based projects, to develop confidence and knowledge across a diverse range of illustrative applications. Design and Illustration Analysis This module allows students to develop a more critical questioning of their discipline through personal research and academic writing. Illustration for Screen This module allows students to develop their digital knowledge and skills by exploring how illustration can be effective in digital and emerging screen-based platforms. Advanced Illustration Practices This module extends student’s knowledge of contemporary illustration contexts through projects focussing on employability, freelancing and professional practice. Conceptual Projects This module develops a deeper, more personal and theoretical questioning of a student's creative discipline, relating to their practice and potential academic and future career progression. Work Based Learning (Optional module) This module allows students to use experience of a work placement towards their degree. (Replaces Advanced Design Practices.) Level 6 (Third Year) Graphic Illustration Portfolio Development This double module specifically focuses on the development and assembly of an Illustration Portfolio, through means of reflective analysis and the completion of appropriate assignments. Personal Illustration Projects This double module involves the completion of a major multi-component Illustration project, bringing together all the skills gained during the students time on the course. Dissertation and Critical Review The Dissertation provides an opportunity to conduct significant research that engages critically with a student’s own interests articulating their findings through a piece of academic writing. The Critical Review allows students to focus on their graduate progression via analysis of their degree course, relating this to future employment or education opportunities. Further Information Work placements Students are encouraged to investigate and liaise with all areas of the graphic design industry, either through the curriculum or individually. This helps to contextualise their study and develop their career aspirations. The course has excellent industry links both locally and nationally to help students gain work placements and internships could be offered to appropriate graduates by, for example, with TCM London, BBC Worldwide or Think BDW. There is an optional Work Based Learning module in the second year of study, where students can use work experience towards their degree. Assessment There are a variety of assessment methods including coursework, academic tutorials, evaluation reports, reflective journals, seminar presentations and critical reviews. Professional and industry links The course has excellent industry links both locally, nationally and internationally with individuals and groups who interact with students as visiting lecturers, provide opportunities for studio visits, and help students gain work placements and internships. Course Patrons include typographer and designer Jonathan Barnbrook, motion designer Daryl Goodrich and illustrator and Visiting Senior Fellow Brian Grimwood. Our graduates work within design studios as freelance illustrators or establish their own design businesses, while others develop careers in teaching or decide to study at Masters level. Employers of our recent graduates include Penguin Random House Publishing, the National Theatre, the British Museum and the Cartoon Network. Course Patrons The course is proud to have the following as patrons: Brian Grimwood, (Senior Fellow) is founder of The Central Illustration Agency and has been credited by Print Magazine as having changed the face of British Illustration. Daryl Goodrich, (Fellow) is an ex-student of the course. He won a Royal Television Society award in 2005 and made both the official London 2012 Olympic bid film and the launch film for Eurostar's historic move to St Pancras Station. Jonathan Barnbrook is a typographer and designer best known for his work with David Bowie, Damien Hirst and Adbusters magazine. His 'Friendly Fire' exhibition at the Design Museum and book, 'The Barnbrook Bible', were both met with critical acclaim. Turner Classic Movies (TCM), provide a unique work placement scheme with the course Clare Nicholson is an alumni from the course and after graduating won an internship at TCM. She has since worked at the National Theatre and now runs her own design consultancy business UCS Tuition Fees: Students starting at UCS in September 2015 will be charged £9,000 per year for a full-time Bachelor degree. Part-time students will be charged £8,490 (pro-rata) per year for Bachelor degrees. [-]

BA (Hons) History

Campus Full time Part time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Ipswich + 1 more

History at UCS focuses on British and European/International history from 1500 to the present. Through a wide range of innovative modules, we investigate not just what happened in the past, but why it happened, and what this tells us about the events and forces that shaped the world we’ve inherited [+]

Overview Achieved 100% student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2015 for the fourth time in five years. 85% of our graduates are in work 6 months after graduation. History at UCS focuses on British and European/International history from 1500 to the present. Through a wide range of innovative modules, we investigate not just what happened in the past, but why it happened, and what this tells us about the events and forces that shaped the world we’ve inherited. Class sizes are smaller and contact hours are higher than in many other institutions, enabling students to explore topics in greater depth and to form a supportive and cohesive community. Highly qualified staff with a real passion for both History and teaching deliver all modules and offer students considerable personal attention and support throughout the course. Varied and innovative teaching methods include lectures, seminars, workshops, group projects, trips, online and digital-media support and one-to-one discussion. Assessments include essays, exams, document commentaries, book reviews, group work such as creating short films or web-based projects and a dissertation. Employability is at the heart of our degree. The degree programme includes community-based projects and work placements to help equip our students with the skills and confidence necessary to launch a successful career or business. Our graduates go on to work in a wide range of sectors including teaching and academia, archive and library services, museum and heritage industries, the civil service, local and national government, media and advertising, publishing and journalism. Content and Modules First-year modules include: History Skills I & II; The British Story 1500-1780; The British Story 1780-1985; Rise of the West? Europe and the World 1500-1905 and The Decline of the West? Europe and the World 1905-2001. Second-year modules include: Researching History; Sex and Gender in British Society since 1500; Europe in the Age of Total War 1914-1939; British Rural Society 1780-1914; The Cold War; The British Empire: Sunrise to Sunset; Suffolk Lives 1500-1998; and Group History Project. Third-year modules include: Dissertation; Suffolk at War; Gender, War and Empire in British Society 1760-1930; The Unquiet Countryside; The Witch-Hunt in East Anglia and Beyond; A History of Genocide; The Sea and Society and Career Planning (work placement). UCS Tuition Fees: Students starting at UCS in September 2015 will be charged £9,000 per year for a full-time Bachelor degree. Part-time students will be charged £8,490 (pro-rata) per year for Bachelor degrees. [-]

BA (Hons) History and Sociology

Campus Full time Part time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Bury Saint Edmunds + 1 more

History and Sociology each have their own theoretical underpinning and academic conventions and the study of both disciplines provides a valuable opportunity to develop more versatile skills and perspectives as well as an appreciation of interdisciplinary connections. [+]

Overview History and Sociology each have their own theoretical underpinning and academic conventions and the study of both disciplines provides a valuable opportunity to develop more versatile skills and perspectives as well as an appreciation of interdisciplinary connections. Applying ideas from one discipline should also enhance the student’s understanding and enjoyment of the other. Combining the study of two subjects is both challenging and rewarding, increasingly appealing to self-motivated, independent-minded students who are intellectually and vocationally ambitious. Content and Modules First year modules: History - Introduction to Historical Studies, From Cradle to Grave in England 1560 - 1720, Introduction to Political Ideas. Sociology - Sociology and the Modern World, Understanding Social Change, Social Inequalities, Social Science Research Skills. Second year modules: History - Listening to the Past, Mentalities of Empire 1750 - 1950, Britain in the Nineteenth Century, Research Methods for History (Compulsory for History Major students and joint honours students intending to do a History dissertation) Sociology - Sociology of Health and Illness, Globalization, Exploring Family Lives, Understanding Deviance, Quantitative Data in Social Science, Social Theory, Qualitative Data in Social Science (Compulsory for Sociology Major students and joint honours students intending to do a Sociology dissertation). Third year modules: History - Families in England 1600 - 2000, Aspects of East Anglian History, The Spanish Civil War. Sociology - Gender, Sexuality and Crime, Changing Education, Media, Culture and Sociology. Undergraduate Dissertation - 40 credits Note UCS Bury St Edmunds reserves the right to withdraw optional module choices within each discipline at levels five and six. Optional choices in appropriate subject-designated modules may be also available at UCS Ipswich. Further Information Teaching, learning and assessment The course team have a commitment to high quality teaching and learning. They use a range of different assessment strategies to assess and facilitate student learning and include: unseen examinations; seen, open-book or take-away examinations; essays and reports; critical reviews, book reviews, workshop reports, analytical exercises; individual or group presentations; a dissertation, computer-based assessments and informed discussion and debate via module seminars and blogs. After the course Graduates of combined honours degrees have the advantage of a broader academic viewpoint, having developed valuable transferable skills as well as sound knowledge of History and Sociology, providing excellent preparation for a wide range of careers. Graduates are now far more likely to change jobs during their working life, so having two areas of expertise and skills can pay dividends. Employers are increasingly prioritising the need for people who have a range of subject knowledge and skills and are not necessarily looking for a particular discipline.As History is a recognised National Curriculum subject, a popular career route is in teaching after Post-graduate training. UCS Tuition Fees: Students starting at UCS in September 2015 will be charged £9,000 per year for a full-time Bachelor degree. Part-time students will be charged £8,490 (pro-rata) per year for Bachelor degrees. [-]

BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design

Campus Full time Part time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Ipswich + 1 more

This course is designed for creative individuals, who have a keen interest in space and place making, 3D design, architectural design, and design for exhibitions and installations. [+]

Overview About the course This course is designed for creative individuals, who have a keen interest in space and place making, 3D design, architectural design, and design for exhibitions and installations. The heart of this course content is the making of environments that can change lives, inspire, provide comfort, intrigue; the built environment is your canvas. Whether you follow the career of an architectural designer, set designer, technologist, curator or installation artist, this course will employ you with the fundamental skills, knowledge and understanding to pursue the professional pathway of your choice. In this course you will develop yourselves to become critical thinkers, competent designers, and strong communicators. Engaging in design projects from the first week of your studies, will enable you to become aware of the creative process of design early on, and capable of designing advanced and complex ideas later on. Acquiring the critical knowledge that surrounds the discipline will empower you to position yourself in the world of architecture and design, and create well-thought, pioneering designs that make a difference. Becoming equipped with the right technical and transferable skillset will make you employable and an effective team member, able to take on the challenging tasks involved in the delivery of a design project; that being a final interior space, competition proposal, or research document. The course operates on a unique design studio teaching model and culture that invites you to collaborate, share, and become part of a creative design hub that works effectively based on the values of synergy, respect, and debate. Who we are We are an enthusiastic team of practitioners and academics, who are very passionate about our disciplines as well as teaching and delivering knowledge. We bring different backgrounds and specialisms into this course and we focus on your success, professional development, making sure that you stay creative, inspired, and that you become the professional you have dreamt of becoming. We are highly qualified in the fields of architecture, visual arts, critical theory, design, and lead research and practice each in their own field, maintaining a high national and international profile. We have designed a course for you that is current and aspirational, and responds to the standards set by the industry and higher education. We believe that design is international and we make sure you stay informed with what is happening in the filed not only in the UK but in Europe as well as globally. We are committed to excellence and will endeavour to provide you with an exciting student experience and an inspirational learning environment. Why choose to study with us We are the only course in the UK to have formally included in its syllabus an innovative model of learning and teaching called the ‘Vertical Studio’. This model promotes collaboration, and symbiosis between groups of students from different levels, who strategically share physical studio space and project material. It prepares students at an early stage in the course to overlook processes and prepare for their future study. It also allows contingency and equips final year students with strong mentorship and management skills. We have written our course in such a way, to include knowledge delivery on current technologies and practices, such as augmented and virtual reality, practice-based research, interactive design, as well as a wide range of theories and philosophies that inform on the discipline. We critically combine digital with physical production to empower our students with a rich professional skillset and a portfolio of work that makes them employable and ready for further study. We provide our students with a creative learning environment, which simulates the model in a design practice and operates in course allocated studios. In this hub, students have access to course specific resources, such as current architecture and design books and journals, Leap Motion and Arduino technology, projector and PC workstations. The course team is frequently in the studio and provides intensive support on one-to-one or group level. We ensure that the numbers of our student groups allows extensive contact time with team members and operate in empathy, concentrating on the flair, strength points, capabilities and pace of each student to ensure progress and success. We are part of a young and aspirational institution that looks to build a future and have impact on the regional and national community as well as internationally. We are in direct link with the industry, with the majority of our design projects at Year 2 and 3 being client or competition based. We invite specialists from other institutions and the industry to deliver seminars and workshops, giving an insight of their work to our students. We regularly organise field trips to visit important sites and events to ensure students gain currency of practice and holistic perception of the contemporary design world. Content and Modules Course Philosophy The BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design course at UCS offers a wide spectrum, inter-disciplinary approach to the articulation and re-appropriation of spaces. It provides an inspirational learning environment in which conventional architectural values and contemporary approaches merge together. Our students become knowledgeable and capable professionals, not only artistically creative and technically prepared, but also practically and critically informed. The project-based work will offer creative challenges and provides students with growing awareness, confidence and ability to develop innovative design solutions. The theoretical modules integrate and support the project work in a way that enhances reflective and critical thinking and making. The final year provides independence and responsibility for students to develop their own individual design projects and professional profiles, often collaboratively across the design disciplines, which ultimately develops and completes a personal portfolio of work. The course is based on the following strands and complies with all relevant current Higher Education QAA Frameworks: Analysis through Reflection and Evaluation Performance through Professional Development Creativity through Imagination Application through Design Production Communication through the Language of Design Course Structure The nature of the course is integrative, undertaking gradually this integration across the modules, strands and even other disciplines or courses within the School, such as photography, graphic design, film and media, fine arts, etc, increasing the possibilities to enrich the students’ portfolios. The course structure is such to enable you to become independent learners. You will short and prescriptive tasks and assignments in the first year, broaden your knowledge and deepen your understanding with live projects in the second year, and take full responsibility of your design initiatives in the final year. The course components are structured into year-long modules that cover a gamma of learning and teaching methods such as lectures and seminars, studio tutorials and critiques, presentations and peer review activities, task-based and lab-based learning. Each module is assessed at the end of the academic year with the Design Studio modules being the spine of the course and concluding with the production of a year portfolio. Your first year Reading Context Design Studio 1 Visual Communication Your second year Critical Perspectives Design Studio 2 Design Technology CAD & Digital Imaging Your final year Debates on Contemporary Practice Design Studio 3 Research and Identity Further Information How to apply – preparing for interview When you apply for our BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design course, we will ask you to attend an interview in campus or remotely. This is your opportunity to meet with us, view our facilities and the location and demonstrate your potential. To do this we ask that you prepare a creative portfolio and a 500 words personal statement. Your creative portfolio may be physical or digital and is the visual evidence for your potential to succeed on this course. The content of your portfolio may include but is not limited to a selection of: Technical Drawings Sketches and Painting Photography Graphic Design Design-Related Production We examine each application on its own merit and we will be looking for creative flair, talent, and passion, so please do not hesitate to include perhaps unconventional elements in your portfolio; this may be documentation of a design object or model you have made. Please ensure that you portfolio reflect your skills gained so far, as well as your potential to develop those under guidance. It is also important that your portfolio is informative, coherent and selective, showing you are able to make critical decisions and that you are aware of the quality of your work. You may include finished projects or projects in progress that you particularly like or think highly of. The physical portfolio you bring in an on campus interview may take the form of an A2 folder or A3 journal or contain a combination of elements, carefully selected and prioritised. If we ask for an e-portfolio, this will usually be a PowerPoint or PDF file comprising of the elements mentioned above and transferred into digital format, and properly annotated. Portfolio Guidelines It is very important that you portfolio contains the following information: Your name and details of the contents (titles, annotation etc) Relevant work that inspires you Work that you have developed and feel proud of A range of your skills to include technical ability, observation, mapping, creativity, and analysis Both 2D and 3D work, appropriately documented through drawings and imagery Any accomplishment or award you may have received Any group projects that you may have taken part in We do no request for a specific size or volume of a portfolio but we would normally expect applicants to show 15-30 images of creative, experimental or finalised design work. We also welcome digital portfolios or showreels via Flickr, Behance, Isuu, Vimeo, or similar as well as your personal blog. Career Opportunities Unlike what some people may think, or what the prospects of similar courses are, this program opens an array of career pathways to its students and graduates. Your final year will very much determine your direction and/or specialisation via your independent choice of a subject for your research project (dissertation) and design studio final major project. Upon completing this course you pursue your career or further study to become a(n): Architectural Designer Interior Designer Installation Artist Museum/Exhibition Curator CAD Technician/ Technologist Architectural Technologist Set/theatre Designer Architectural Visualiser Academic/Researcher Estates Manager Environmental Consultant Meet the team We encourage prospective applicants and students to visit our campus and meet the team in person to discuss thoughts and expectations. Every year we welcome thousands of visitors on our UCS Open Days and Events, who receive subject-specific information and welcome tours. The team will be delighted to discuss and find out whether this course fulfils your expectation and give you a taste of student work. Human contact is important for us, so please visit or get in touch. UCS Tuition Fees: Students starting at UCS in September 2015 will be charged £9,000 per year for a full-time Bachelor degree. Part-time students will be charged £8,490 (pro-rata) per year for Bachelor degrees. [-]

BA (Hons) Photography

Campus Full time Part time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The Photography degree course at University Campus Suffolk offers students the opportunity to understand and explore in depth the practices, technologies and debates associated with the photographic image. [+]

Overview The Photography degree course at University Campus Suffolk offers students the opportunity to understand and explore in depth the practices, technologies and debates associated with the photographic image. Students will develop their ability to produce photographic work in a range of media, using techniques that are sensitive to the work’s context and audience. Central to the philosophy of the course is an emphasis on producing creative, expressive and risk-taking work, which also engages with critical and theoretical approaches. Students on the course have access to a range of industry standard studios, darkrooms and digital suites specific to photography. In addition students are taught and have access to a broad range of professional photographic equipment including digital and analouge cameras, professional studio and location lighting, and fully colour managed post production and outputting options. In addition to the experienced lecturers and practitioners on our teaching staff, the course is supported by visiting lecturers and guest speakers of the highest calibre who have included Martin Parr, Gareth McConnell, Tom Hunter, Bettina Von Zwehl, Steve Macleod and Eamonn McCabe. his course equips students with transferable skills, and explores the use of photography in modern society, through the use of a hybrid of old and new media. The course is available as a full-time (3 years) or part-time (4-9 years) programme. Please contact photography@ucs.ac.uk for more information. Content and Modules YEAR 1 The first year provides a thorough grounding in both technical and critical skills. Students will be introduced to historical, theoretical, cultural and political debates surrounding lens-based media. This study is directly linked to the use of all camera formats, as well as the specific qualities of analogue and digital photography. Students are required to make work both in the studio and on location. Year 1 consists of four core days of timetabled study, with an additional day when students will be either on location or in the studios making work. An average week consists of approximately 9 hours of lectures in addition to workshops, critiques, seminars and tutorials. Module Framework This is a unitary course in which students take all modules. Students take a combination of 20, 40 or 60 credit modules either in year-long or Autumn or Spring/Summer formats as follows: Level 4 Documentary (20 credits) Space and Place (20 credits) Portrait and Light (20 credits) Photographic Techniques (40 credits) – year long Critical Studies: Photography and Visual Culture (20 credits) - year long Students also benefit from an internationally recognised visiting lecturer programme, along with optional advanced workshops in historical and contemporary techniques and processes including Wet Plate Collodion on glass and tin. Year 2 In the second year students continue to develop technical and contextual skills at a higher level. Risk taking, collaborative and interdisciplinary methods of working are introduced. Specific contact points are developed with industry through placements, visiting lecturers, field trips and exhibition visits. Year 2 consists of four core days in semester one, with an additional day of negotiated study. Semester two consists of three core study days, with an additional two days of negotiated study. An average week consists of approximately 5 hours of lectures in addition to workshops, critiques, seminars and tutorials. Module Framework This is a unitary course in which students take all modules. Students take a combination of 20, 40 or 60 credit modules either in year-long or Autumn or Spring/Summer formats as follows: Level 5 Constructed Narratives (40 credits) Individual Practice (20 credits) Situated Practice (20 credits) Professional Practice 1 (20 credits) - year long YEAR 3 The third year enables students to develop thier own practice in a contemporary and professional context. This is underpinned through rigorous research in order to challenge, support and fulfil their professional and intellectual aspirations. Year 3 consists of three core days in semester one, progressing onto a more individually supervised mode of study in semester two. An average week consists of approximately 2 hours of lectures in addition to being assigned a project supervisor for individual tutorials. Module Framework This is a unitary course in which students take all modules. Students take a combination of 20, 40 or 60 credit modules either in year-long or Autumn or Spring/Summer formats as follows: Level 6 Degree Project (60 credits) – year long Professional Practice 2 (20 credits) – year long Dissertation (40 credits) – year long In addition to the campus based teaching, students have the opportunity to experience national and international field trips, gallery visits, professional lab visits, and exhibit their work at a recognised London gallery. Further Information Between year 2 and year 3 there is an opportunity to pursue a work placement. During the module Professional Practice students will be introduced to industry links and working methods that prepare them for undertaking placements The course is assessed through a variety of methods including practical projects, essays, seminar presentations, exhibitions and portfolios The course at University Campus Suffolk is affiliated with the Association Of Photographers. Career opportunities in photography include editorial, documentary, portraiture, advertising, fashion, music, architecture, newspaper, medical, wildlife, police photography, reality based visualisation or computer generated imaging and publishing. Other areas graduates can move into are fine art practice, picture research, editing and curatorial posts, gallery or project management, technical support and PR. The course team comprises experienced lecturers, practicing photographers, writers, and artists using photography. Their work has been recognised nationally and internationally through publication and exhibition. The course is supported by a full time subject specific technical team. Tuition fees Students starting at UCS in September 2015 will be charged £9,000 per year for a full-time Bachelor degree, or £8,000 per year for a full-time Foundation degree. Part-time students will be charged £8,490 (pro-rata) per year for Bachelor degrees and £7,980 (pro-rata) per year for Foundation degrees. [-]

BA (Hons) Social Work

Campus Full time Part time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Ipswich + 1 more

The BA (Hons) Social Work degree is the recognised professional qualifying training for social work. [+]

Overview The BA (Hons) Social Work degree is the recognised professional qualifying training for social work. Skills for Care has adopted the following definition of social work proposed by The International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) “A profession which promotes social change, problem solving in human relationships and the empowerment and liberation of people to enhance well-being. Utilising theories of human behaviour and social systems, social work intervenes at the points where people interact with their environments. Principles of human rights and social justice are fundamental to social work". Social work is concerned with social justice and enabling positive change to occur in the lives of individuals, families and communities. The College of Social Work provides specific guidance concerning The Roles and Functions of Social Work in England. The profession operates across the wide spectrum of human and social activity. Social work can be active in seeking to influence and shape how organisations and governments view what can be described as ‘social’ problems. Social work is a developing profession in a changing world and the opportunities for personal development and advancement are considerable. Social work is a regulated profession. From 1 August 2012 qualified social workers have been registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and may use the protected title of Social Worker. On successful completion of your degree you will be eligible to apply to the HCPC register, subject to meeting the HCPC's requirements. Once registered you will be able to practice as a qualified Social Worker. As well as regulating individual social workers, the HCPC also regulates the performance of social work courses and The College of Social Work offers an endorsement scheme for education providers. The BA (Hons) Social Work degree programme at UCS has been approved by the Health and Care Professions Council and endorsed by the College of Social Work. It provides a rigorous and challenging learning experience to prepare students at both a personal and professional level for the demanding requirements and expectations of social work. It prepares individuals to work in the public, private and voluntary social care sectors in posts which require accountable and effective professional social work skills. The programme is designed to meet Quality Assurance Benchmark Statements for Social Work. The programme incorporates The Professional Capabilities Framework from The College of Social Work based on the work of the Social Work Reform Board which builds on the Department of Health requirements for social work training. It also prepares students for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), ensuring that students understand and adhere to The Standards of Proficiency in readiness for qualifying as required by the Health and Care Professions Council (2012). Students are also expected to work to the standards of conduct, performance and ethics using the HCPC’s guidance on conduct and ethics for students, and the College of Social Work's Code of Ethics for Social Work.The College of Social Work’s Professional Capabilities Framework sets out key capabilities expected of you as you develop in your career and which must be met at qualifying level (end of last placement). At the end of Year 3, you will also have to have met the HCPC’s Standards of Proficiency necessary for safe and effective practice within the profession. On successful completion of the degree programme, students may choose to undertake other post-qualifying studies in social work. Once qualified and registered, graduates may choose to work in a variety of interesting and rewarding settings in the statutory, voluntary, private or independent social care sectors. The traditional employers of social workers were local authorities and other public organisations such as NHS trusts in departments providing services for children or adults. Increasingly social workers are looking to the voluntary and private sector for career opportunities together with other initiatives such as the creation of social enterprises, whereby social workers set up their own company and contract for work. For more information on these and other aspects of social work visit: www.basw.co.uk/social-work-careers The social work programme has 3 elements, academic teaching, practice placements and private study time. There may be some travel costs associated with placements. Students are assessed in a variety of ways which include written assignments, group work presentations, role plays and portfolios of evidence for placements. Programme Aims The key aims of the programme are: To develop critical and reflective social workers who can contribute to the service and employment needs of local social work, social care and the community To enable students to develop a critical understanding of the subject specific knowledge and values underpinning professional social work practice To enable students to develop a transferable range of communication, cognitive, analytical and decision making skills To prepare social workers who can demonstrate a critical approach to research and evidence based practice Programme Strengths The BA (Hons) Social Work programme at UCS has several notable strengths which have been highlighted through feedback from previous graduates and other contributors: Tutor availability – the tutors are both accessible and visible providing academic guidance and general support Diversity of skills – the tutor group possess a diverse range of practice experience and skills. Many of the tutors retain current links to direct practice and bring this wealth of contemporary experience to the programme Clarity of teaching, learning and assessment – teaching and learning is enhanced through the provision of a wide range of information which specifies how students will be supported in their learning and how they will be assessed and supported throughout the programme Transferable skills – the skills, knowledge and experience gained from the programme can be highly beneficial in terms of personal and professional development leading to diverse opportunities in the world of work Collaborative input – the UCS programme places great importance on the involvement of local communities through the active participation of service users, external educators and community representatives. Similarly, the support offered to those who provide workplace practice education to students on placement promotes a shared commitment to enhancing the learning experience Positive employability – many of the Social Work graduates report rapid progression into paid employment Content and Modules First year modules include: Values, Ethics and Dilemmas in Social Work Human Behaviour and Lifespan Development Introduction to Social Work and Social Care Applied Social Sciences for Social Work IPL - Working with Others Preparation for Social Work Practice Second year modules include: Law, Policy and Practice for Social Work Introduction to Research Effective Communication for Social Work Practice Assessed Practice Placement and Professional Practice Workshops (integrating module) IPL - The Service User Third year modules include: Current Practice, Policy and Legislation in Social Work and Social Care (2014-15 only) for Year 3 Students Mental Health Perspectives and Social Work Practice IPL - The Professional in the Team Research Dissertation Assessed Practice Placement and Professional Practice Workshops (integrating module) The Timetable Teaching and Learning spans two semesters each academic year, Semester One runs from September to January and Semester Two from February to June. A full time student is expected to take two social work modules each semester with an additional practice related module that spans two semesters (five in total). Each year also includes an inter-professional module that is delivered in March/April over a three week period. The expected student day will be 9.30am and 4.30pm each day. The likely attendance commitment at UCS is approximately three days per week in Year 1. This is a guide only and attendance requirements can vary throughout the year. A part-time student will take one or two modules each semester, and this will be arranged in consultation with the programme leader. Students can expect to have to attend for four hours per module for the twelve weeks of the semester and to spend at least an equivalent amount of time per week in independent study. Students will be provided with timetables when they join the course. Assessment is through a combination of written work, group presentations, role plays and direct observations of practice, research and a practice learning portfolio of evidence. Practice educators and service users and carers contribute to assessments. It is important for student’s to recognise that private and self-directed study is an essential component of any undergraduate programme in addition to the structured timetable. Students will need to factor this commitment in to their personal planning overall. The Practice Placement Experience Student have 30 skills development days across the programme (26 in Year 1 and 4 across Years 2 and 3), to build their practice skills. In year 1, these skills days include a ten day student observational placement and interviewing skills which are assessed through a live video recording of an interview with a service user. In Years 2 and 3, each student will be offered experience in 2 contrasting practice settings. It is a requirement that each student will undertake assessed practice gaining required experience and learning in practice settings, with a total of 170 days on practice placement by the end of the course (70 days in Year 2 and 100 days in Year 3). Each student must gain experience in at least two practice settings with social work tasks involving legal interventions and providing services to at least two different service user groups. Assessment of practice will be by means of a portfolio of evidence from practice, direct practice observations, self-evaluation and service-user and carer feedback. Further Information Application and Interview Procedure Initial applications are managed through UCAS the organisation responsible for managing applications to higher education courses in the UK. Once accepted for interview, student applicants are provided with a pre-interview pack which outlines the structure of the interview process and provides links to essential reading and preparation. The interview consists of a piece of written work, a group discussion and an individual interview. Feedback from previous interviewees indicates this has been an enjoyable and positive experience. Feedback from previous applicants indicates they were very pleased with the quality of information provided and the fairness of the interview day experience. Student candidates will be requested to prepare to provide evidence of sufficient understanding of The Professional Capabilities Framework , at entry level, which is: Demonstrates an initial awareness of what social work is, with a basic understanding of the role of the social worker and the nature and appropriate application of professional authority Demonstrates self-awareness together with a satisfactory level of personal emotional resilience and adaptability and the motivation and commitment to qualify and practice as a social worker Demonstrates the ability to empathise with respect for others and openness to their views, with a willingness to change their own views and opinions Demonstrates the potential to reflect, think analytically and critically with recognition of some of the formal knowledge base of social work Demonstrates an understanding of difference and diversity together with a strong sense of values which reflect those required for best social work practice Demonstrates intellectual and academic ability and curiosity with satisfactory communication skills, both spoken and written, which reflect the requirements and rigours of undergraduate study Demonstrates an ability to reflect, analyse and learn from their own life experiences (broadly defined) with an understanding of how this learning might contribute to their role as a social worker Demonstrates an understanding of how appropriate networking, organisational, inter-professional and team membership skills are essential for the development of social work for the benefit of self and others. Department of Psychology, Sociology and Social Work The Department has a proven track record in bringing together high academic standards with real world professionalism and works closely with various national and local government agencies. The department is well placed to bring the academic rigour required to challenge and push boundaries. UCS Tuition Fees: Students starting at UCS in September 2015 will be charged £9,000 per year for a full-time Bachelor degree. Part-time students will be charged £8,490 (pro-rata) per year for Bachelor degrees. [-]

BA (Hons) Sociology and Youth Studies

Campus Full time Part time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Ipswich + 1 more

Youth Studies at UCS offers a multidisciplinary approach to the contemporary understanding of young people, with an emphasis on the critical tradition in the social sciences. The course draws on sociology, social policy, childhood studies, and cultural studies. [+]

Overview How we live, where we live, and who we live with, are important questions that can only be answered with reference to the profound changes to social life in the modern world. The exploration of change at the social, policy and cultural level is indispensible for any look at how people live, and young people in particular. Sociology is a subject that developed with the modern world and its key task is to analyse the changing nature of the social world with particular reference to recent developments. Sociology at UCS aims to equip students with the tools they need to understand the world they live in by developing relevant analytical and research skills. The aim of the sociology joint programme is to produce well informed sociologists who can develop sociologically informed arguments. Sociology at UCS is concerned with important classical and contemporary sociological debates in areas such as globalization, social stratification, gender and sexuality, technology, and sociological theory. It also offers students an increasinlgy specialist knowledge as they progress with their studies. Youth Studies at UCS offers a multidisciplinary approach to the contemporary understanding of young people, with an emphasis on the critical tradition in the social sciences. The course draws on sociology, social policy, childhood studies, and cultural studies. You will examine the social construction of young people in historical, national, international and comparative contexts. Key themes to be explored include the study of young people in relation to education, youth work, social services, criminal justice, the labour market, the transition to adult life, and youth culture. Sociology and Youth Studies offers: A focus on contemporary changes to social life A key theme of technology and society An emphasis upon transferable research skills Study within the innovative Faculty of Arts, Business and Applied Social Sciences with a strong research tradition in childhood and youth studies A national and international focus An emphasis on transferable research skills Employers value the qualities and skills of sociology and youth studies graduates, and most students find suitable work within a short time of graduation. Typical employers include local and central government, industry, commerce, the NHS, education authorities, further and higher education institutions, and charitable, counselling and voluntary organisations. A number of students also go on to study for a Masters, a PGCE or a Doctorate. Content and Modules First year modules Social Science Research Skills (Core) Sociology and the Modern World Introduction to Youth Studies Understanding Social Change Foundations of Social and Developmental Psychology With a choice of one module from: Media, Crime and Deviance Key Thinkers in Criminology Foundations of Biological and Cognitive Psychology Second year modules Quantitative Data in Social Science (Core) Qualitative Data in Social Science (Core) Social Theory Youth Culture and Identity With a choice of one module from: Youth Justice Young People and Social Policy Third year modules Research Dissertation (Core) Applied Studies (Core) Gender, Sexuality and Culture Technology and Society Comparative Youth Studies All modules are assessed using a range of methods including structured essays, reports, case studies, critiques, reviews and formal examinations. Further Information Careers The most recent figures available from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) reveal that 89% of Sociology and Youth Studies graduates in 2011/12 found employment within six months of graduation Around 60% of graduate jobs are open to graduates of any discipline and Sociology and Youth Studies graduates are well equipped with the advanced skills and confidence to thrive in a variety of occupations Sociology and Youth Studies graduates are good problem solvers, have good analytical and research skills, and have excellent information and data management skills Employability is taken very seriously at UCS and employers are directly involved in a number of taught and additional sessions over the course of the degree. Youth Studies has strong links with local organizations such as Catch 22 and Dost (work with young refugees) Quite a number of our graduates also go on to pursue further qualifications at masters and doctoral levels Online and face to face resources and advice are available from the UCS Careers and Employability Service for all UCS students For this course all modules are assessed and a range of assessment methods are used, including essays, reports, case studies, critiques, reviews and formal examinations. UCS Tuition Fees: Students starting at UCS in September 2015 will be charged £9,000 per year for a full-time Bachelor degree. Part-time students will be charged £8,490 (pro-rata) per year for Bachelor degrees. [-]

BA (Hons) Tourism Management

Campus Full time Part time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Ipswich + 1 more

Studying on the Tourism Management course in Suffolk, offers excellent opportunities to work with a range of academics and industry professionals in an exciting and dynamic context, in a beautiful tourism environment. [+]

Overview Studying on the Tourism Management course in Suffolk, offers excellent opportunities to work with a range of academics and industry professionals in an exciting and dynamic context, in a beautiful tourism environment. This programme has been designed in consultation with organisations involved in the tourism industry and provides knowledge and experience that helps develop the high standard of business skills essential for starting a career in tourism management. The tourism economy is gaining momentum, not only in the UK, but worldwide. As potential recovery from a global recession is promised, more households are reported to be spending a growing share of the household budget on vacations. Guest lecturers, site visits and the opportunity for getting involved in real projects with organisations help make this degree relevant to the industry today. This course provides the opportunity to gain industry specific knowledge, plus essential management skills. The close links with relevant organisations in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors mean that students have the opportunity to learn from industry experience. In 2015 the students on the programme project managed a high profile conference 'Suffolk Unlocked' to celebrate and share with industry professionals the benefits that the county of Suffolk offers to business, tourists and day visitors. Working with a range of professionals and sponsors, a dedicated team of Tourism and Event students were able to gain a range of management skills to enhance their CV, and to support their employability. In the Suffolk Business School we will work with you as an individual to ensure you are 'Business Ready' when you graduate. Find out what students on the Events and Tourism Management courses have to say about their time at UCS: 100% said that staff are good at explaining things 100% said staff are enthusiastic about what they are teaching 100% said the course is intellectually stimulating 100% said that good advice was available when needed to make study choices 100% said that the timetable works efficiently as far as their activities were concerned 100% said the course is well organised and running smoothly Content and Modules The course is broken down into a number of subjects that combine to give business management and sector specific information. The first year is designed to provide fundamental business management and sector specific information. The second year develops this further with additional delivery in research and specialised modules. The third year provides more specialised modules and the opportunity to participate in industry-based projects. Subjects studied on the BA (Hons) Tourism Management course 1st Year / Level 4 Introduction to Event and Tourism Management Foreign Language and Culture in the Business Context 1 Finance and Data Analysis Business Economics Business Law Marketing Fundamentals 2nd Year / Level 5 Managing and Developing Destinations Corporate Reputation Management Applied Tourism Management Fundraising and Sponsorship Topics in Business Research Managing People Language and Culture in a Business Context II OR Employment Law 3rd Year / Level 6 Industry Based Practice Strategic Management Strategic Marketing:Planning and Management Tourism Futures: Critical and Cultural Concepts Dissertation Further Information Formal assessment is a combination of coursework, practical work, presentations and examinations. Opportunities for employment range from conference, event or exhibition management in organisations such as English Heritage, local councils and private companies, public sector tourism and leisure departments, airlines, cruise and holiday companies, sports development and outdoor activity organisations. Students can also progress to postgraduate level study at UCS. UCS Tuition Fees: Students starting at UCS in September 2015 will be charged £9,000 per year for a full-time Bachelor degree. Part-time students will be charged £8,490 (pro-rata) per year for Bachelor degrees. [-]