University Centre Peterborough

Introduction

University Centre Peterborough

Studying for a degree can mean student debts, moving away from home and finding your feet in a strange city, but with University Centre Peterborough you don't have to go far to go a long way.

University Centre Peterborough represents the single most important development in providing Higher Education in Peterborough's history.  The University Centre offers a broad portfolio of courses covering a range of subject areas and we are rapidly developing specialisms in a number of key areas.  Our portfolio is constantly being revised and updated to take account of the emerging needs and aspirations of our local market.

So if you want to be a name instead of a number University Centre Peterborough is the place to be!

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Bachelor

Bachelor of Engineering in Integrated Engineering

Campus August 2017 United Kingdom Peterborough

This course allows students to study a variety of electrical and mechanical engineering disciplines both practically and theoretically; [+]

Bachelor of Engineering in Integrated Engineering

 

This course allows students to study a variety of electrical and mechanical engineering disciplines both practically and theoretically; students have the opportunity, through the final-year project module to produce an engineering design or product; this course improves both practical and academic skills to prepare students for a wide range of opportunities either in employment in RandD or on to a Masters degree course; on successful completion of this degree, students are able to work within the engineering industry as a technician, design engineer, quality control engineer or test engineer.

 

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BSc

BSc in Accounting and Finance

Campus August 2017 United Kingdom Peterborough

The main aims of this degree are to provide students with a high level of technical ability and knowledge specific to finance and accounting. [+]

BSc in Accounting and Finance

The main aims of this degree are to provide students with a high level of technical ability and knowledge specific to finance and accounting. To equip students with a range of skills necessary to succeed in today's business environment.

Core to this degree is the development of your understanding of the technical language and practices of accounting and finance. Additionally, other key areas of focus are: information technology and its application in business, communication skills and analytical skills. Course options will allow you to focus on specific areas; giving you the opportunity to explore areas of particular interest, or to prepare for defined professional requirements.... [-]


BSc in Business Management

Campus August 2017 United Kingdom Peterborough

As with many of our business degrees, the aim of this course is to equip you with a solid foundation in business and management theory so that [+]

BSc in Business Management

 

As with many of our business degrees, the aim of this course is to equip you with a solid foundation in business and management theory so that you can operate effectively within the global economy. You will also have the opportunity to develop a range of practical skills and analytical techniques currently used within a number of business areas.

 

The wide range of course modules allows you to focus on areas of particular interest or to prepare for specific professional requirements. Close ties with international industry and business ensure that course content is aligned with contemporary business practice.

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BSc in Computing and Information Systems

Campus August 2017 United Kingdom Peterborough

What sets this course apart is its degree of flexibility. It is ideal if you wish to gain a wide range of computing skills from web design and networking [+]

BSc in Computing and Information Systems

 

What sets this course apart is its degree of flexibility. It is ideal if you wish to gain a wide range of computing skills from web design and networking to database management and/or are still uncertain which area of computing you are best suited to.

 

The course contains a number of modules designed to encourage your professional growth and personal development, e.g from Learning and Skills for HE and work in the first semester to subsequent networking modules where content is designed to facilitate the possibility of acquiring additional Cisco qualifications.

 

During your studies you will be encouraged to acquire key practical skills to help you build a broad-based knowledge of computing from which to make informed choices re developing specialist in-depth knowledge in your preferred areas.... [-]


BSc in Sports Coaching and Physical Education

Campus August 2017 United Kingdom Peterborough

The coach is responsible for instructing, training and directing the athlete or the team. Their aim is to develop the players' skills or to achieve a specific goal. [+]

BSc in Sports Coaching and Physical Education

 

The coach is responsible for instructing, training and directing the athlete or the team. Their aim is to develop the players' skills or to achieve a specific goal. But how does the coach know what methods to use? In this innovative degree you will explore the scientific approach to coaching. You will find out what areas of knowledge such as human movement, pedagogy, child development, physiology and psychology can contribute to making coaching methods more effective. Then you will go on to explore how these ideas can be best put into practice.

 

It is designed to explore the scientific bases of coaching to supplement the craft knowledge gained by a coach. There are numerous areas of study (see module list) to contribute to developing a more effective form of coaching. During the subsequent years on this course you will delve deeper into these contexts and explore how such methods can be put into practice.... [-]


BA

BA in Archaeology and Landscape History

Campus August 2017 United Kingdom Peterborough

The Archaeology and Landscape History degree offered at Peterborough examines British history as represented in the archaeological [+]

BA in Archaeology and Landscape History

 

The Archaeology and Landscape History degree offered at Peterborough examines British history as represented in the archaeological record and landscape from prehistoric to modern times. It examines theory and practice in archaeology and landscape history, providing students with knowledge and skills needed to work in archaeology, museums and archives.

 

This course is an exciting opportunity to study the increasingly popular subjects of archaeology and landscape history together by offering a multi-period, skills and techniques approach to understanding the development of human activity in northern Europe, from prehistory to the 21st Century as well as the human impact on the whole landscape from fen and coast to upland, from farmed landscapes to urban and industrial areas. You will develop skills in the variety of methods and techniques used to provide fascinating and accurate information to piece together past human activity including field walking, geophysics, handling artefacts, maps and written sources.... [-]


BA in Criminology

Campus August 2017 United Kingdom Peterborough

Students consider whether criminal behaviours are learned or inherent, social order and resistance to it, as well as measures that are available to sanction [+]

BA in Criminology

 

Students consider whether criminal behaviours are learned or inherent, social order and resistance to it, as well as measures that are available to sanction prohibited deeds; the degree is designed to provide a range of skills which equips the student with far-reaching knowledge of the agencies and processes included in the criminal justice system; criminology students develop a portfolio of closely monitored personal development plans, linked to their modules; the degree programme combines theoretical and criminal procedural frameworks with the intellectual challenge of social science giving the opportunity to contemplate and reflect on some fundamental questions of human behaviour; why do we create laws?; why do people break them?; why do we respond as we do?; how can we prevent future crimes from occurring?; using real-life case studies, theoretical perspectives and the framework of the law, students tackle the phenomena of crime from an exciting and contemporary standpoint; the programme includes many other interesting and challenging opportunities, such as working with offenders, question-and-answer sessions with police officers and other officials from public service agencies and trips to criminal justice establishments.... [-]


BA in Education

Campus August 2017 United Kingdom Peterborough

This course is ideal for practitioners working in learning contexts who wish to continue to develop professionally. BA (Hons) Education [+]

BA in Education

 

This course is ideal for practitioners working in learning contexts who wish to continue to develop professionally. BA (Hons) Education will offer you an opportunity to participate in learning that will enhance and develop your professional knowledge, skills and understanding. This is a proven route, supporting career progression, as well as personal and academic development.

 

All the modules will assist you to explore and develop aspects of your professional role. The final and compulsory module, the Major Project, usually takes the form of a small-scale Action Research project.

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BA in Education (Post-Compulsory Education and Training)

Campus August 2017 United Kingdom Peterborough

The curriculum of this programme has been designed to meet the needs of applicants who are professionals in post compulsory education and training [+]

BA in Education (Post-Compulsory Education and Training)

 

The curriculum of this programme has been designed to meet the needs of applicants who are professionals in post compulsory education and training who wish to develop and enhance their contribution to the quality of the provision in the sector.

 

To achieve a BA (Hons) degree you will need to obtain 120 credits at level 1, 120 credits at level 2 and 120 credits at level 3. This will include credits that were accredited at the beginning of the course. Each module is worth 30 credits and is typically delivered over one semester.

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BA in English Full time

Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Peterborough

Students study a range of texts, genres and movements from across English literary history, from the Anglo-Saxon period through to works of contemporary author [+]

BA in English

 

Students study a range of texts, genres and movements from across English literary history, from the Anglo-Saxon period through to works of contemporary authors; analysing the way in which forms and traditions have evolved, as well as studying the theory and practice of writing, reading and criticism. They analyse the ways in which writers have written profoundly about, and been influenced by, their experience, societies and times, and how their works have contributed to human culture and understanding.

 

The study of English literature therefore has an exciting inter-disciplinary element which can incorporate, for example, aspects of history, philosophy, linguistics and cultural studies. Students develop skills of independent research and critical analysis, together with the ability to form and express cogent, articulate arguments. These are highly valuable transferable skills, sought after by employers and applicable to a wide range of possible future career paths, something which is reflected by the diverse career destinations of our graduates.... [-]


BA in English Part time

Campus Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Peterborough

This degree allows you to study texts from throughout English literary history, from Beowulf to Alice Munro's The View from Castle Rock (2007). [+]

BA in English

This degree allows you to study texts from throughout English literary history, from Beowulf to Alice Munro's The View from Castle Rock (2007).

You will learn to analyse texts and account for the influence of form and structure on their meanings. You will learn to delve below the surface of texts to discover possible messages, attitudes and concerns. You will study key literary movements, theories and periods of history that have contributed to the development of particular forms and traditions, and learn to apply this knowledge. You will be introduced to critical discourse on literature through the study of a variety of critical essays. You will develop the ability to form articulate, cogent arguments.... [-]


BA in Journalism

Campus August 2017 United Kingdom Peterborough

The course has been designed to offer a combination of writing and practical skills such as: Shorthand, Publishing Production, Video Journalism, Photojournalism, [+]

BA in Journalism

 

The course has been designed to offer a combination of writing and practical skills such as: Shorthand, Publishing Production, Video Journalism, Photojournalism, Online Journalism and other specialisms. Students are fully supported through a variety of team and individual work to help them achieve their goals. The course is validated by Anglia Ruskin University and students complete a total of six modules in each year. Assessment is mainly by portfolio, with a small number of examinations. The course is currently awaiting accreditation by the Periodicals Training Council.

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BA in Marketing

Campus August 2017 United Kingdom Peterborough

Core modules will establish your understanding of marketing theory and practice and also develop other key abilities required by business organisations [+]

BA in Marketing

This degree has two main aims:

 

To provide a robust foundation in the principles of marketing, relevant to the professional standards of the Chartered Institute of Marketing

 To prepare students for a variety of roles within marketing: product manager, brand manager, advertising executive

 

Core modules will establish your understanding of marketing theory and practice and also develop other key abilities required by business organisations: IT skills, communication skills, analytical skills. Course modules will allow you to focus on specific areas of marketing relevant to a particular career choice.

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BA in Media Studies

Campus August 2017 United Kingdom Peterborough

Media Studies explores the media in national and international contexts and prepares you to enter the global employment market and to have a significant influence on it. [+]

BA in Media Studies

 

Media Studies explores the media in national and international contexts and prepares you to enter the global employment market and to have a significant influence on it. This degree course offers you the opportunity to explore many different aspects of the media in a department that has a thriving and internationally recognised research culture. Moreover, the 2008 National Student Survey gave the programme excellent scores in student satisfaction especially for the quality of our teaching.

 

The course includes both theoretical and practical modules. Theoretical study addresses a range of media institutions, practices, users and audiences, and examines issues such as the construction of visual and textual language and the relationship between media and power.... [-]


BA in Psychosocial Studies

Campus August 2017 United Kingdom Peterborough

Psychosocial Studies explores the relationship between self and society. This multidisciplinary course combines the focus on the individual [+]

BA in Psychosocial Studies

Psychosocial Studies explores the relationship between self and society. This multidisciplinary course combines the focus on the individual found in Psychology and Psychoanalysis with the wider cultural and systemic concerns of Sociology. It develops a rounded understanding of human behaviour with practical application to a range of substantive policy areas.

 

The modules are designed to provide you with a firm grounding in the fundamentals of Sociology, and social, health and developmental Psychology. With this foundation in place, the course allows you to broaden and deepen your knowledge and understanding of the individual, the social world and the relationship between them. This course is designed to address important questions about the human condition. It will provide you with the intellectual tools to appreciate the complexities of how we shape, and are shaped by, our social surroundings, as well as providing valuable vocational knowledge and skills.... [-]


BA in Sociology

Campus August 2017 United Kingdom Peterborough

Sociology explores the social worlds in which humans live. It examines how these worlds have come about, their striking features and their [+]

BA in Sociology

 

Sociology explores the social worlds in which humans live. It examines how these worlds have come about, their striking features and their possible futures. Sociology encourages us to look beneath the surface of what we most take for granted about life and gives us new ways of making sense of human existence. Study sociology and you will learn new and exciting information about how humans live. But more than this, you will gain understanding and insight into why people live, work and interact in the ways they do. You will also become an independent and creative thinker, with important critical and analytical skills.

 

This degree is designed to provide you with a firm grounding in the fundamentals of sociology and a stimulating and challenging exposure to a diversity of specialist areas, which reflect changing emphases and developments within sociology. You will gain solid foundations in core elements of sociology, but this course is also designed to allow you to develop your knowledge of specialist interests such as crime and deviance, gender relations, 'race' and racism and social theory.... [-]