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 London Bury Saint Edmunds + 3 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... [-]

BSc (Hons) Criminology

Campus Full time Part time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Ipswich London Bury Saint Edmunds + 3 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... [-]

BSc (Hons) Criminology and Sociology

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

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... [-]

BSc (Hons) Criminology and Youth Studies

Campus Full time Part time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Ipswich London Bury Saint Edmunds + 3 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... [-]

BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science

Campus Full time 3 years February 2018 United Kingdom Ipswich London Bury Saint Edmunds + 2 more

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... [-]

BSc (Hons) Psychology and Criminology

Campus Full time Part time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Ipswich London Bury Saint Edmunds + 3 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... [-]

BSc (Hons) Psychology and Sociology

Campus Full time Part time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Ipswich Bury Saint Edmunds London + 3 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... [-]

BSc (Hons) Psychology and Youth Studies

Campus Full time Part time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Ipswich London Bury Saint Edmunds + 3 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... [-]

BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science

Campus Full time Part time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Ipswich London Bury Saint Edmunds + 3 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.... [-]

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BA (Hons) Accounting and Financial Management

Campus Full time Part time 3 - 9 years August 2017 United Kingdom Ipswich London Bury Saint Edmunds + 3 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... [-]

BA (Hons) Business Management at UCS Bury St Edmunds

Campus Full time Part time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Bury Saint Edmunds Ipswich London + 3 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,... [-]

BA (Hons) Business Management at UCS Ipswich

Campus Full time Part time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Ipswich London Bury Saint Edmunds + 3 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... [-]

BA (Hons) Computer Games Design

Campus Full time Part time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Ipswich London Bury Saint Edmunds + 3 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... [-]

BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies

Campus Full time Part time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Ipswich London Bury Saint Edmunds + 3 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,... [-]

BA (Hons) English

Campus Full time Part time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Ipswich London Bury Saint Edmunds + 3 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... [-]

BA (Hons) Event Management

Campus Full time Part time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Ipswich London Bury Saint Edmunds + 3 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,... [-]

BA (Hons) Fine Art

Campus Full time Part time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Ipswich London Bury Saint Edmunds + 3 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... [-]

BA (Hons) Graphic Design

Campus Full time Part time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Ipswich London Bury Saint Edmunds + 3 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... [-]

BA (Hons) Graphic Design (Graphic Illustration)

Campus Full time Part time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Ipswich London Bury Saint Edmunds + 3 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... [-]

BA (Hons) History

Campus Full time Part time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Ipswich London Bury Saint Edmunds + 3 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... [-]

BA (Hons) History and Sociology

Campus Full time Part time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Bury Saint Edmunds Ipswich London + 3 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... [-]

BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design

Campus Full time Part time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Ipswich London Bury Saint Edmunds + 3 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... [-]

BA (Hons) Photography

Campus Full time Part time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom London Ipswich Bury Saint Edmunds + 3 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... [-]

BA (Hons) Social Work

Campus Full time Part time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Ipswich London Bury Saint Edmunds + 3 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... [-]

BA (Hons) Sociology and Youth Studies

Campus Full time Part time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Ipswich London Bury Saint Edmunds + 3 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... [-]

BA (Hons) Tourism Management

Campus Full time Part time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Ipswich London Bury Saint Edmunds + 3 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... [-]