Arts and Humanities Degrees (with Foundation Year)

Honours Degree , Full-Time

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Key Details

  • 4 Years
  • 48 Typical UCAS Tariff
  • Full Time
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Overview

Newman University has introduced an innovative Foundation Year for our Arts and Humanities degrees. The Foundation Year is the first part of a four-year degree programme. The following courses are offered with a Foundation Year:

Drama, Theatre and Applied Performance (with Foundation Year) 

English (with Foundation Year) 

English and Creative Writing (with Foundation Year) 

Liberal Arts (with Foundation Year) 

History (with Foundation Year) 

Theology and Philosophy (with Foundation Year) 

This foundation year enables those unable to access the traditional UCAS tariff requirements for a three year degree an alternative route into beginning and ultimately gaining an honours degree.

You need to apply in UCAS for a named degree, but can swap onto other degrees in the course of the year, if the subject tutor agrees.

Why study this course?

The Foundation Year in Arts and Humanities will introduce you to a broad study of the key themes which unite all of the subject areas. It will provide you with a supportive and stimulating learning environment, it will thoroughly prepare you for academic study in your chosen discipline and will help you to develop future career plans.

What does this course cover?

You will share the foundational modules, Studentship, Education and Society, with the students on the Foundation to Social Sciences programme. You will take these modules in both semesters during which you will examine what you need to be successful in Higher Education and you will reflect upon your own approach to learning. You will consider your own experiences of formal assessment, such as exams, reading academically and academic writing conventions, to help develop strategies in overcoming any barriers to effective engagement. In the first semester you will also study Foundations of Humanities which will introduce you to the key disciplines (Drama, Creative Writing, English Literature, History, Philosophy, Theology) and will encourage you to begin practical research programmes through fieldwork, cultural participation, digital research, text-based research and classroom-based learning.

In the second semester you will take two further modules:

In Being Human you will consider the Humanities and human actions in the wider world. You will study universal themes such as war, conflict and social justice and so will begin to appreciate the way in which different disciplines have explored similar topics

In On Reading you will learn the skills of close reading by engaging with a wide range of texts, including (for example) literature reviews, scripts, poems, newspaper articles and essays. All of the subjects in the Arts and Humanities require students to engage thoughtfully with different texts, and the ability to read deeply, thoughtfully and critically is something which will be of benefit during your entire life.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by a range of methods: portfolios demonstrating academic skills, reviews, essays, reports and presentations. All Arts and Humanities modules are assessed by coursework; you will have one examination as part of the foundational module.

Entry Requirements

Students will ideally require 48 UCAS points to access the programme. However, as all applicants will be invited to interview, there is opportunity to discuss any circumstances that may have affected the gaining of level three credits.

Those with considerable work and life experience of a complexity that demonstrates an aptitude to study at degree level, but with no formal qualifications, will also be accepted. Different degree pathway options available at the end of the Foundation year have different additional entry requirements.

Apply Online

In order to qualify for study finance, applicants much choose a specific Foundation Year entry route from the list below. Although you will apply for a specific course via UCAS you will study the Foundation Year in Arts and Humanities then progress on to your chosen 3 year undergraduate course in your 2nd year of study at Newman.

Apply now: Drama, Theatre and Applied Performance (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: W410

Apply now: English (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Q310

Apply now: English and Creative Writing (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Q3W8

Apply now: History (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: V110

Apply now: Liberal Arts (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Y110

Apply now: Theology and Philosophy (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: V6V5

Contact Details

Contact for admissions enquiries:

Tel: 0121 476 1181 (Ext. 2386)
Email: admissions@newman.ac.uk

Contact for course specific enquiries:

Dr Fiona Reid (Assistant Dean – Arts and Humanities)
Email:  f.reid@newman.ac.uk

 

 

Course Fees

Fees for Foundation Year:
Full time Home/ EU Students: £7,500*

Fees for the following three years are currently £9,250 per year*. Please go to the corresponding 3 year undergraduate degree page for details. *

Fees shown are for 2019/20 academic year. The University will review tuition fees and increase fees in line with any inflationary uplift as determined by the UK Government, if permitted by law or government policy, on enrollment and in subsequent years of your course. It is anticipated that such increases would be linked to RPI (the Retail Price Index excluding mortgage interest payments).

Additional Costs

 

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is not required for entry into this programme, although it is in some cases required by employers before students can begin their Year 2 (level 5) work placement.  Find out more about completing the DBS application form and the related additional costs.

Additional Information

General Academic Regulations: Terms and Conditions for students attending our courses

Modules

Optional Modules: find out how the University deals with changes that may occur in some eventualities

Timetables: find out when information is available to students

For module information on the subsequent 3 years of the course please visit the relevant undergraduate course page.

  1. STUDENTSHIP, EDUCATION AND SOCIETY 1
    (Compulsory) fys001
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module examines what is needed to be successful in higher education, including one’s personal disposition towards learning alongside how to develop the necessary skills required to be successful in HE. It will deconstruct student’s experiences of more formal aspects of assessment such as exams, reading academically and academic writing conventions, helping them develop a plan to overcome barriers to effective engagement. It also seeks to deconstruct and reform their views on what constitutes knowledge, education and learning, drawing on theories around critical pedagogy.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 48.00 Independent   : 152.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Enable students to understand the nature of studentship, education, knowledge and learning, and apply it to their everyday lives

    • Enable students to understand their own journey within the structures of education and prepare effectively for further degree level study.

    • Enable students to develop confidence, intellectual curiosity and the ability to manage their learning.

    • Promote peer-to-peer and staff-to-student relationships that reflect those needed for success in HE.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

    • Demonstrate an understanding of the knowledge base of education and studentship and current debates within the subjects

    • Show understanding of their own motivations fears and barriers to further study and develop appropriate strategies for being successful in HE

    • Assesse own capabilities against given criteria, take responsibility for completing tasks and seek clarification and appropriate help where needed.

    • Take responsibility for self and others and work in a professional and ethical manner.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - Pass/Fail Element: Adherence to Group and Individual Learning Contracts

    Component 2 - 10% Education Timeline (10 minutes, 500 word equivalent)

    Component 3 - 90% Patchwork Portfolio (2000 word equivalent)

  2. STUDENTSHIP, EDUCATION AND SOCIETY 2
    (Compulsory) fys002
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    Building on FYS001, this module continues to examine what is needed to be successful in higher education, including one’s personal disposition towards learning alongside how to develop the necessary skills required to be successful in HE. It will further deconstruct student’s experiences of more formal aspects of assessment such as exams, reading academically and academic writing conventions, helping them develop a plan to overcome barriers to effective engagement Students will further examine and challenge what universities are, who they are for, and how they are structured, with a focus on how best they can traverse the institutions systems, and where necessary challenge them. The module thus provides the opportunity to practice academic tasks that are designed to explore key university systems, processes and support mechanisms, whilst encouraging students to plan for the maintenance and development of their individual skills and abilities needed for success in Higher Education.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 48.00 Independent   : 152.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Enable students to understand the nature of studentship, education, knowledge and learning, and apply it to their everyday lives.

    • Enable students to understand their own journey within the structures of education and effectively prepare them for further degree level study.

    • Enable students to develop confidence, intellectual curiosity and the ability to manage their learning.

    • Enable students to understand the structures and systems of Higher Education and develop skills to effectively traverse them

    • Ensure students can evaluate evidence, arguments and assumptions and begin to reach judgements and communicate information

    • Promote peer-to-peer and staff-to-student relationships that reflect those needed for success in HE.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

    • Analyse and relate their experiences to underlying theoretical frameworks and approaches within social sciences, carrying out appropriate research.

    • Demonstrate an ability to respond to the HE environment and assessment regimes such as exams, assignments, presentations and in developing skills in skills in group work, literacy, reading, writing, numeracy and using learning resources

    • Assesses own capabilities against given criteria, take responsibility for completing tasks and seek clarification and appropriate help where needed.

    • Take responsibility for self and others and work in a professional and ethical manner

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - Pass/Fail Element: Adherence to Group and Individual Learning Contracts

    Component 2 - 10% Glossary (500 words)

    Component 3 - 90% Patchwork Portfolio (2500 word equivalent)

  3. FOUNDATIONS OF THE HUMANITIES
    (Compulsory) hys003
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module will equip students with the knowledge and the skills required for success in the rest of the programme and it will prepare them for the requirements of undergraduate study. This module will introduce students to the philosophical underpinnings of Drama, Creative Writing, English Literature, History, Philosophy and Theology. To maintain a sense of modular unity the sessions will be organised around the theme of ‘the human spirit’ and will include subject-specific sessions on universal themes which could include home, belonging, identity, sickness, health and death. Subject-specific sessions will introduce students to relevant content and to theoretical concepts, thus preparing them to apply a number of critical approaches in their own study. This is intended to help students recognise and practice models of research, academic writing and presentation and to provide an opportunity to develop skills of collaborative research work so as to experience the process of refining ideas that is part of the research experience.

     

    These content-based classes will be complemented by sessions designed to promote a range of practical skills, to provoke wider understanding and to integrate students into university life. Students will engage in fieldwork, library and class-based task, they will participate in cultural activities and will attend sessions introducing them to the many career opportunities open to Humanities graduates.

     

    A key feature of this module is that it prepares students in the academic study skills required for successful progress. Weekly reading will be combined with presentations, group discussions and the preparation of written portfolios for assessment. The portfolios will include practical tasks, for example, the creation of an annotated bibliography, a glossary or an abstract as well as longer, more reflective pieces on key topics. Students will be supported by the inclusion of group work as well as by individual tutorials.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 72.00 Independent   : 328.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 400.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Provide a conducive learning environment that enables students to see the relevance of the Humanities in their everyday lives

    • Support the development of student confidence, intellectual curiosity, the ability to manage their learning within the Humanities as a member of a team and autonomously.

    • Enable students to be confident in researching topics and concepts within the Humanities from a multitude of sources

    • Ensure students have a grounding in evaluating arguments, abstract concepts and the close reading of texts  in the Humanities and making appropriate judgements

    • Develop key transferable skills including the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility, decision-making and other abilities needed to undertake further study

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

    • Develop an awareness current areas of debate within the Humanities and their applications 

    • Relate their experiences to underlying theoretical frameworks and approaches within Humanities, including carrying out appropriate research, including fieldwork.

    • Analyse a range of Humanities-related information using pre-defined principles, frameworks or criteria.

    • Take responsibility for initiating and completing tasks and procedures

    • Develop an awareness of the ethical issues in the Humanities

     

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - Pass/Fail Element: Adherence to Group and Individual Learning Contracts

    Component 2 - 40% Portfolio (i) (1,500 words)

    Component 3 - 60% Portfolio (ii) (2,500 words)

  4. ON BEING HUMAN
    (Compulsory) hys004
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module is a complement to HYS003 and it prepares students for the study of human activity in the wider world.  It prepares students for the close reading, conceptual understanding and textual analysis required in the Humanities. It does so by introducing students to the way in which collective human activity has been and is represented in the various disciplines, namely Drama, Creative Writing, English Literature, History, Theology and Philosophy. Examples of human activity will draw on universal themes such as war, conflict, pacifism and social justice.

     

    Students will discuss specific, subject-based examples and then will apply knowledge and theory to create multi-disciplinary explanations and to make connections between the different disciplines. Students will initially demonstrate their understanding through discussions and presentations and will develop them further in individual assessed portfolios.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 36.00 Independent   : 164.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Enable students to apply their understanding of the nature of the Humanities and their applications in a broad context

    • Enable students to manage their learning and work as a member of a team and autonomously.

    • Develop students’ confidence, intellectual curiosity and ability to manage and applying their learning within a multi-disciplinary framework

    • Enable students to be confident in researching topics and concepts within the Humanities from a multitude of sources

    • Ensure students have a grounding in evaluating arguments, abstract concepts and data in the Humanities and are able to make appropriate judgements

    • Develop in students key transferable skills including the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility, decision-making and other abilities needed to undertake further study

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

    • Apply their understanding of the knowledge base of the Humanities to current social and political problems, illuminating current debates within them

    • Apply their knowledge of education and the education system, including the nature of knowledge and learning about the Humanities

    • Analyse and relate their experiences to underlying theoretical frameworks and approaches within the Humanities, carrying out appropriate research.

    • Develop skills in group work, literacy, reading, writing, numeracy and use learning resources

    • Take responsibility for initiating and completing tasks and procedures in conjunction with others

    • Take responsibility for self and others, including the community, and work in a professional and ethical manner

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - Pass/Fail Element: Adherence to Group and Individual Learning Contracts

    Component 2 - 30% Group Presentation (15 minutes)

    Component 3 - 70% Essay (1,500 words)

  5. ON READING
    (Compulsory) hys005
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    In this module students will begin to practice the skills and the habits which they will require for successful study at undergraduate level. Whatever their named degree students will be expected to read a variety of texts at undergraduate level, to organise and to extract information and to demonstrate an awareness of both text and context.

     

    Students will read and comment upon a variety of texts drawn from the disciplines of Drama, English Literature, History, Theology and Philosophy.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 36.00 Independent   : 164.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Enable students to build on their core understanding of the nature of the Humanities and identify which aspect of the Humanities they wish to specialize in and why

    • Enable student to demonstrate how they have developed confidence, intellectual curiosity and the ability to manage their learning.

    • Enable students to show how they have adjusted to the demands of learning at HE level and can function in a modern professional environment and have acquired sufficient information and digital literacy.

    • Enable students to demonstrate how they have developed the key transferable skills necessary for further study and employment, primarily the ability to manage and organize information gained through independent reading. 

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

    • Demonstrate an understanding of the knowledge base and current areas of debate within the Humanities and their intended study area

    • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of appropriate strategies for being successful in HE, specifically with regard to the management of the time required for reading 

    • Show how their understanding of theoretical frameworks and approaches within the Humanities and their intended subject

    • Take the responsibility for initiating and completing tasks and procedures, adapting own behaviour to meet obligations to others.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - Pass/Fail Elements: Adherence to Group and Learning Contracts

    Component 2 - 25% Mini-review (500 words)

    Component 3 - 75% Review (1,500 words)

Arts and Humanities Degrees (with Foundation Year)

Honours Degree , Full-Time

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Key Details

  • 3 Years
  • 112 Typical UCAS Tariff
  • M100 Course Code
  • Full Time
Student at computer

Overview

Entry Requirements

Students will ideally require 48 UCAS points to access the programme. However, as all applicants will be invited to interview, there is opportunity to discuss any circumstances that may have affected the gaining of level three credits.

Those with considerable work and life experience of a complexity that demonstrates an aptitude to study at degree level, but with no formal qualifications, will also be accepted. Different degree pathway options available at the end of the Foundation year have different additional entry requirements.

Apply Online

In order to qualify for study finance, applicants much choose a specific Foundation Year entry route from the list below. Although you will apply for a specific course via UCAS you will study the Foundation Year in Arts and Humanities then progress on to your chosen 3 year undergraduate course in your 2nd year of study at Newman.

Apply now: Drama, Theatre and Applied Performance (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: W410

Apply now: English (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Q310

Apply now: English and Creative Writing (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Q3W8

Apply now: History (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: V110

Apply now: Liberal Arts (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Y110

Apply now: Theology and Philosophy (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: V6V5

Contact Details

Contact for admissions enquiries:

Tel: 0121 476 1181 (Ext. 2386)
Email: admissions@newman.ac.uk

Contact for course specific enquiries:

Dr Fiona Reid (Assistant Dean – Arts and Humanities)
Email:  f.reid@newman.ac.uk

 

 

Course Fees

Fees per academic year:
Full-time Home/EU students: £9,250 *
* Fees shown are for 2019/20 academic year. The University will review tuition fees and increase fees in line with any inflationary uplift as determined by the UK Government, if permitted by law or government policy, in subsequent years of your course. It is anticipated that such increases would be linked to RPI (the Retail Price Index excluding mortgage interest payments).

Additional Costs

Students may be required to purchase one or more core text books to supplement the resources provided by the university, (normally no more than £50 in each academic year of study).

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is not required for entry into this programme, although it is in some cases required by employers before students can begin their Year 2 (level 5) work placement.  Find out more about completing the DBS application form and the related additional costs.

Modules

Optional Modules: find out how the University deals with changes that may occur in some eventualities

Timetables: find out when information is available to students

For module information on the subsequent 3 years of the course please visit the relevant undergraduate course page.

Arts and Humanities Degrees (with Foundation Year)

Honours Degree , Full-Time

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Key Details

  • 4 Years
  • 48 Typical UCAS Tariff
  • Full Time
Newman Students

Overview

Newman University has introduced a new innovative Foundation Year for our social science degrees. The Foundation Year is the first part of a four year degree programme. The following courses are offered with a Foundation Year:

Counselling Studies and Working With Children Young People and Families (with Foundation Year) 

Criminology (with Foundation Year) 

Early Childhood Education and Care (with Foundation Year) 

Forensic Psychology (with Foundation Year) 

Health and Social Care (with Foundation Year) 

Physical Education and Sport (with Foundation Year) 

Psychology (with Foundation Year) 

Psychology and Childhood Studies (with Foundation Year) 

Psychology and Counselling Studies (with Foundation Year) 

Psychology with Sport (with Foundation Year) 

Sport Development With Coaching (with Foundation Year) 

Studies in Primary Education (with Foundation Year) 

Working with Children Young People and Families (with Foundation Year) 

Youth and Community Work (with Foundation Year) 

This foundation year enables those unable to access the traditional UCAS tariff requirements for a three year degree, an alternative route into beginning and ultimately gaining an honours degree.

You need to apply in UCAS for a named degree, but can swap onto other degrees in the course of the year, if the subject tutor agrees.

Why study this course?

  • The Foundation Year in Social Sciences promotes understanding of education, society and the social sciences, alongside consideration of your own educational journey, to effectively prepare you for degree level study.
  • It sees personal reflection, growth and high levels of student determination as essentials
  • It provides a supportive learning environment to develop your confidence, intellectual curiosity, plus the ability to manage working as a member of a team as well as autonomously.
  • It operates a personal tutor system
  • You will be part of a small tutor group that meets for three hours a week where the sessions are student led, exploring their ideas of concepts encountered on the course.

What does the course cover?

The foundational modules Studentship, Education and Society go across the programme, examining what is needed to be successful in Higher Education, including your own approach to learning. These work through your experiences of formal assessment, such as exams, reading academically and academic writing conventions, to help develop strategies in overcoming barriers to effective engagement.

You will also undertake Foundations of Social Sciences, where you will explore the relevance of philosophy, politics, sociology, psychology and economics, and applied social science such as sports science, criminology and health, to everyday lives.

In the second semester, you will undertake two projects:

  • Understanding and exploring society: You will further apply what you have learnt to the real world.
  • Proposal for successful further study: You will investigate and make a case for studying on the subsequent course they wish to study. This involves undertaking both desk based research and interviews with lecturers and current students, as well as undertaking direct experience of the teaching conducted across at least two courses within the pathway.

How will I be assessed?

In general, assessments across the foundational modules are effectively patchwork portfolios. However, they are broken up into tasks, largely facilitated through tutor group. Assignment length and difficulty builds gradually over the course of the programme to provide students with a feeling of movement and hopefully achievement. This ultimately aims to facilitate the student’s developing sense of identity as a HE learner whilst also enabling early identification of those who may need support, or for whom the programme is not working. One key feature mentioned is that there will be a gateway assessment of a contract of attendance, participation and responsibility to each other which will be co-created with in the tutor group and co-marked with students (the tutor will moderate both of these processes).

Entry Requirements

Students will ideally require 48 UCAS points to access the programme. However, as all applicants will be invited to interview, there is opportunity to discuss any circumstances that may have affected the gaining of level three credits.

Those with considerable work and life experience of a complexity that demonstrates an aptitude to study at degree level, but with no formal qualifications, will also be accepted. Different degree pathway options available at the end of the Foundation year have different additional entry requirements.

Apply Online

In order to qualify for study finance, applicants much choose a specific Foundation Year entry route from the list below. Although you will apply for a specific course via UCAS you will study the Foundation Year in Arts and Humanities then progress on to your chosen 3 year undergraduate course in your 2nd year of study at Newman.

Apply now: Drama, Theatre and Applied Performance (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: W410

Apply now: English (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Q310

Apply now: English and Creative Writing (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Q3W8

Apply now: History (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: V110

Apply now: Liberal Arts (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Y110

Apply now: Theology and Philosophy (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: V6V5

Contact Details

Contact for admissions enquiries:

Tel: 0121 476 1181 (Ext. 2386)
Email: admissions@newman.ac.uk

Contact for course specific enquiries:

Dr Fiona Reid (Assistant Dean – Arts and Humanities)
Email:  f.reid@newman.ac.uk

 

 

Course Fees

Fees per academic year 2019/20 for Foundation Year 0:
Full time Home/ EU Students: £7,500*

Fees for the following three years are currently £9,250 per year*. Please go to the corresponding 3 year undergraduate degree page for details.

*The University will annually review tuition fees for continuing students and increase fees in line with any inflationary uplift as determined by the UK Government, if permitted by law or government policy, on enrollment and in subsequent years of your course. It is anticipated that such increases would be linked to RPI (the Retail Price Index excluding mortgage interest payments).

Additional Costs

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is not required for entry into this programme, although it is in many cases required by employers before students can begin their Year 2 (level 5) work placement.  Find out more about completing the DBS application form and the related additional costs.

 

Additional Information

General Academic Regulations: Terms and Conditions for students attending our courses

Modules

Optional Modules: find out how the University deals with changes that may occur in some eventualities

Timetables: find out when information is available to students

For module information on the subsequent 3 years of the course please visit the relevant undergraduate course page.

  1. STUDENTSHIP, EDUCATION AND SOCIETY 1
    (Compulsory) fys001
    Read more

    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module examines what is needed to be successful in higher education, including one’s personal disposition towards learning alongside how to develop the necessary skills required to be successful in HE. It will deconstruct student’s experiences of more formal aspects of assessment such as exams, reading academically and academic writing conventions, helping them develop a plan to overcome barriers to effective engagement. It also seeks to deconstruct and reform their views on what constitutes knowledge, education and learning, drawing on theories around critical pedagogy.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 48.00 Independent   : 152.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Enable students to understand the nature of studentship, education, knowledge and learning, and apply it to their everyday lives

    • Enable students to understand their own journey within the structures of education and prepare effectively for further degree level study.

    • Enable students to develop confidence, intellectual curiosity and the ability to manage their learning.

    • Promote peer-to-peer and staff-to-student relationships that reflect those needed for success in HE.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

    • Demonstrate an understanding of the knowledge base of education and studentship and current debates within the subjects

    • Show understanding of their own motivations fears and barriers to further study and develop appropriate strategies for being successful in HE

    • Assesse own capabilities against given criteria, take responsibility for completing tasks and seek clarification and appropriate help where needed.

    • Take responsibility for self and others and work in a professional and ethical manner.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - Pass/Fail Element: Adherence to Group and Individual Learning Contracts

    Component 2 - 10% Education Timeline (10 minutes, 500 word equivalent)

    Component 3 - 90% Patchwork Portfolio (2000 word equivalent)

  2. STUDENTSHIP, EDUCATION AND SOCIETY 2
    (Compulsory) fys002
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    Building on FYS001, this module continues to examine what is needed to be successful in higher education, including one’s personal disposition towards learning alongside how to develop the necessary skills required to be successful in HE. It will further deconstruct student’s experiences of more formal aspects of assessment such as exams, reading academically and academic writing conventions, helping them develop a plan to overcome barriers to effective engagement Students will further examine and challenge what universities are, who they are for, and how they are structured, with a focus on how best they can traverse the institutions systems, and where necessary challenge them. The module thus provides the opportunity to practice academic tasks that are designed to explore key university systems, processes and support mechanisms, whilst encouraging students to plan for the maintenance and development of their individual skills and abilities needed for success in Higher Education.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 48.00 Independent   : 152.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Enable students to understand the nature of studentship, education, knowledge and learning, and apply it to their everyday lives.

    • Enable students to understand their own journey within the structures of education and effectively prepare them for further degree level study.

    • Enable students to develop confidence, intellectual curiosity and the ability to manage their learning.

    • Enable students to understand the structures and systems of Higher Education and develop skills to effectively traverse them

    • Ensure students can evaluate evidence, arguments and assumptions and begin to reach judgements and communicate information

    • Promote peer-to-peer and staff-to-student relationships that reflect those needed for success in HE.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

    • Analyse and relate their experiences to underlying theoretical frameworks and approaches within social sciences, carrying out appropriate research.

    • Demonstrate an ability to respond to the HE environment and assessment regimes such as exams, assignments, presentations and in developing skills in skills in group work, literacy, reading, writing, numeracy and using learning resources

    • Assesses own capabilities against given criteria, take responsibility for completing tasks and seek clarification and appropriate help where needed.

    • Take responsibility for self and others and work in a professional and ethical manner

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - Pass/Fail Element: Adherence to Group and Individual Learning Contracts

    Component 2 - 10% Glossary (500 words)

    Component 3 - 90% Patchwork Portfolio (2500 word equivalent)

  3. FOUNDATIONS OF SOCIAL SCIENCE
    (Compulsory) fys003
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module aims to promote a philosophical way of thinking in students and as such, will cover the core of philosophy, politics, economics, sociology and psychology as well as its applications. Students will think philosophically through an examination of everyday philosophy in everyday life and how we use its languages.

    Politics is examined to discuss why it is often not seen as important and explores questions such as:  who votes? Why not? How are decisions made and who gets to make them? What is left and right, globalisation, environmentalism and immigration? 

    Starting with their own situations, and those of their communities, students examine how economies work and people make money or not. They will go on to explore how and why some economies boom and bust, how prices are determined, why do people earn more and why.

    The history of sociology as a subject, and what it is to think sociologically will be explored. Themes discussed during the module include those on what is society? What is meant by functionalism? What are conflict models and post structuralism?  Issues pertinent to those in the classroom are examined and include, but are not exclusively limited to class, race, disability and gender.

    Psychology, its history and debates are discussed through an exploration of its different major schools including cognitive/ biological, behavioural and psycho dynamic approaches. Themes as relevant to the student body, possibly including issues such as violence, adolescence, crime, mental health, masculinity and sexuality are subsequently examined. Furthermore, some of the areas that have developed into distinct areas of social sciences, including criminology, health and social care, social policy and sports and wellbeing are debated.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 72.00 Independent   : 328.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 400.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Enable students to understand the nature of social sciences and its applications

    • Provide a conducive learning environment that enables students to see the relevance of social sciences in their everyday lives

    • Support the development of student confidence, intellectual curiosity, the ability to manage their learning within the social sciences as a member of a team and autonomously.

    • Enable students to be confident in researching topics and concepts within the social sciences from a multitude of sources

    • Ensure students have a grounding in evaluating arguments, abstract concepts and data in the social sciences and making appropriate judgements

    • Develop key transferable skills including the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility, decision-making and other abilities needed to undertake further study

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

    • Understand the knowledge base of social sciences

    • Develop an awareness current areas of debate within the social sciences and their applications 

    • Relate their experiences to underlying theoretical frameworks and approaches within social sciences, including carrying out appropriate research.

    • Analyse a range of social science related information using pre-defined principles, frameworks or criteria.

    • Take responsibility for initiating and completing tasks and procedures

    • Develop an awareness of the ethical issues in the social sciences

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - Pass/Fail Element: Adherence to Group and Indivdual Learning Contracts

    Component 2 - 20% Essay (1000 words)

    Component 3 - 80% Patchwork Portfolio (5000 word equivalent)

  4. UNDERSTANDING AND EXPLORING SOCIETY
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module asks students to undertake a practical social sciences related project. Supported through initial input and group tutorials student will go through a process. Firstly, they need to understand a community’s issues and concerns through conducting a community profile. Subsequently, they need to deconstruct the issues and attempt to find generative themes of common concern which can be seen through a social science framework. This is done via applying knowledge and theory, unpacking issues and making wider connections. Students will then need to analyse what is going on further, generating new themes, new theory and making connections. Finally, students demonstrate understanding of political and policy structures, coming up with strategies and planning for action.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 36.00 Independent   : 164.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Enable students to apply their understanding the nature of social sciences and its applications to a real world context

    • Enable students to manage their learning and work as a member of a team and autonomously.

    • Develop students’ confidence, intellectual curiosity and ability to manage and applying their learning within the social sciences to applied situation

    • Enable students to be confident in researching topics and concepts within the social sciences from a multitude of sources

    • Ensure students have a grounding in evaluating arguments, abstract concepts and data in the social sciences and make appropriate judgements in real world situations

    • Develop in students key transferable skills including the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility, decision-making and other abilities needed to undertake further study

     

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

    • Apply their understanding of the knowledge base of the social sciences to real world situations, illuminating current debates within them

    • Apply their knowledge of education and the education system, including the nature of knowledge and learning about social sciences

    • Analyse and relate their experiences to underlying theoretical frameworks and approaches within social sciences, carrying out appropriate research.

    • Develop skills in group work, literacy, reading, writing, numeracy and use learning resources

    • Take responsibility for initiating and completing tasks and procedures in conjunction with others

    • Take responsibility for self and others, including the community, and work in a professional and ethical manner

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - Pass/Fail Element: Adherence to Group and Individual Learning Contracts

    Component 2 - 50% Community Profile (Groups of 3-6, 1500 words)

    Component 3 - 50% Group Presentation of Community Plan (30 minutes, 1500 words equivalent)

  5. PROPOSAL FOR SUCCESSFUL FURTHER STUDY
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    In this module students will investigate, and have the opportunity to make a case for the course they wish to go on to study, and how they will overcome any barriers. They will have the opportunity to undertake both desk-based research and interviews with lecturers and current students. They are expected to reflect upon their direct experiences of the teaching of at least two courses, and expose themselves to a real world experience related to their choice as negotiated with the tutors, the potential subject tutors and their study group. Students will create a poster that identifies which course they want to study, why, what the barriers may be for them, and how they are going to overcome them.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 36.00 Independent   : 164.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Enable students to build on their core understanding of the nature of social sciences and identify which aspect of the social sciences they wish to specialize in and why

    • Enable students to understand and articulate their intended journey within the structures of education and show how they are now prepared for degree level study.

    • Enable student to demonstrate how they have developed confidence, intellectual curiosity and the ability to manage their learning.

    • Enable students to show how they have adjusted to the demands of learning at HE level and can function in a modern professional environment and have acquired sufficient information and digital literacy.

    • Ensure students can demonstrate their grounding in evaluating arguments, abstract concepts and data are able to make judgments and to frame appropriate questions to achieve a solution - or identify a range of solutions - to a problem

    • To enable students to demonstrate how they have developed the key transferable skills necessary for further study and employment including: the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility, decision-making, communication to multiple.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

    • Demonstrate an understanding of the knowledge base and current areas of debate within the social sciences and their intended study area

    • Show understanding of their own motivations, fears and barriers to further study

    • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of appropriate strategies for being successful in HE 

    • Show how their experiences relate to underlying theoretical frameworks and approaches within social sciences and their intended subject

    • Investigative options and communicate results effectively, including how they will traverse the HE environment and assessment regimes such as exams, assignments etc and develop specific skills in group work, literacy, reading, writing, numeracy and using learning resources

    • Assesses own capabilities against given criteria.

    • Take the responsibility for initiating and completing tasks and procedures, adapting own behaviour to meet obligations to others.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - Pass/Fail Element: Adherence to Group and Individual Learning Contracts

    Component 2 - 100% Poster Presentation (2000 word equivalent, plus 10 minute discussion)

Arts and Humanities Degrees (with Foundation Year)

Honours Degree , Full-Time

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Key Details

  • 3 Years
  • 112 Typical UCAS Tariff
  • XX14 Course Code
  • Full Time
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Overview

Why study this course?

The course has recently been re-validated in 2019 to reflect up to date course requirements for students. It was formally known as Sport and Education BA (Hons). Please note the course code has been updated on UCAS to XX14, and is the same course ad identified by code XX13 in our 2020 prospectus.

 

  • This course provides students with exposure to and experience of working with young people in educational settings, and opportunities to develop skills in effective teaching and learning which are built upon throughout the course.
  • Learning opportunities prepare students for careers in educational settings, especially for postgraduate routes into teaching (esp. physical education), and the learning experiences provided are informed by relevant professional bodies (e.g., Association of Physical Education [AfPE]) and government departments (e.g. Department for Education), to help prepare students for the requirements and standards expected of teachers.
  • Through taught modules (e.g., through study visits) and the second year work placement module, students are provided with opportunities to apply their learning
  • In the final year students are provided with the option to undertake a research-based dissertation or a negotiated Work-Based Research Project. This opportunity for choice will further enable students for their chosen destination routes following graduation.
  • Students receive a broad foundation of modules in their first year. This structure is unique in that it allows students the flexibility to change course and progress straight into the second year of another sports programme if they wish to.

What does the course cover?

During your first year of study you will deepen your knowledge and understanding of the principles that underpin physical education and sport provision and participation, and performance in sport and exercise. This involves exploring various factors that influence participation in physical activity, at all levels, from beginner to elite athletes. In addition, you will develop an understanding of the scientific and socially scientific disciplines that underpin the study of physical activity in a range of themed modules, including the pedagogy of physical education and coaching. This structure is unique in that it allows you the flexibility to change course and progress straight into the second year of another sports programme if you so wish.

In the second year, two physical education modules will be studied, one in each semester. These modules aim to provide you with a secure understanding of the role and purpose of physical education and the requirements of being a teacher of physical education across statutory education. Furthermore, through these modules you will have the opportunity to apply your understanding to demonstrate skills of effective teaching and learning to practical physical education situations. In addition, you will study modules that aim to further develop your knowledge and understanding of how different perspectives can be used to explain the role of sport in society, and how social-psychological constructs can influence participation and performance in sport and exercise. These modules are in addition to the placement module that aims to provide the opportunity to undertake work placement within educational settings. This experience will provide the chance to apply what has been learned in taught modules (especially the physical education modules) to real life situations, as well as providing you with opportunities to learn from these applied experiences to better prepare you for postgraduate routes into teaching.

In the final year you will develop in-depth understanding of and appreciation for the role of physical education in both promoting health and participation in sport. You will explore physical activity as a health-related behaviour across the lifespan, starting with children, and how young people can be developed in and through sport and physical education. The degree also provides the opportunity to plan an event which responds to sporting context and policy. Furthermore, you will have the option to undertake a research-based dissertation or a negotiated Work-Based Research Project. This opportunity for choice will further prepare you for your chosen destination routes following graduation.

How will I be assessed?

We pride ourselves on giving good academic and individual support to each of our students. Teaching is varied and you will be taught through a combination of lectures, workshops, seminars and practical sessions, all supported through our virtual learning environment, ‘Moodle’. Assessment methods vary from ‘traditional’ methods such as exams and essays, to applied tasks such as reports, poster presentations, group and individual presentations, to innovative methods such as eportfolios, online assessment and problem based learning tasks, including those comprising teaching resources and planning.  These methods are used to enable you to develop skills in different approaches and so that the full range of skills are assessed.

What careers could I consider?

With the skills and knowledge that this course will provide, a wide range of opportunities will be open to you as a graduate of Physical Education and Sport.  The degree specifically aims to prepare students for careers in educational settings, and especially for postgraduate professional training (e.g., PGCE or School Direct) for qualified teacher status (QTS) in primary and secondary education.  Alternative career destinations include community sport educator, physical education learning support assistant or school based physical activity coach/educator.  You will also be able to apply for graduate schemes with a number of UK employers, or to study for a Masters degree.

Entry Requirements

Students will ideally require 48 UCAS points to access the programme. However, as all applicants will be invited to interview, there is opportunity to discuss any circumstances that may have affected the gaining of level three credits.

Those with considerable work and life experience of a complexity that demonstrates an aptitude to study at degree level, but with no formal qualifications, will also be accepted. Different degree pathway options available at the end of the Foundation year have different additional entry requirements.

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In order to qualify for study finance, applicants much choose a specific Foundation Year entry route from the list below. Although you will apply for a specific course via UCAS you will study the Foundation Year in Arts and Humanities then progress on to your chosen 3 year undergraduate course in your 2nd year of study at Newman.

Apply now: Drama, Theatre and Applied Performance (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: W410

Apply now: English (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Q310

Apply now: English and Creative Writing (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Q3W8

Apply now: History (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: V110

Apply now: Liberal Arts (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Y110

Apply now: Theology and Philosophy (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: V6V5

Contact Details

Contact for admissions enquiries:

Tel: 0121 476 1181 (Ext. 2386)
Email: admissions@newman.ac.uk

Contact for course specific enquiries:

Dr Fiona Reid (Assistant Dean – Arts and Humanities)
Email:  f.reid@newman.ac.uk

 

 

Course Fees

Fees per academic year:
Full-time Home/EU students: £9,250 *

* Fees shown are for 2019/20 academic year. The University will review tuition fees and increase fees in line with any inflationary uplift as determined by the UK Government, if permitted by law or government policy, in subsequent years of your course. It is anticipated that such increases would be linked to RPI (the Retail Price Index excluding mortgage interest payments).

Additional Costs

The programme team advises students to purchase a Newman sports polo shirt.  This is so students can wear the shirt when representing the university externally (e.g., on placements).  The cost is £16.99 (based on 2017/18) and payment of this optional item is due in the first year of study or second year of study (placement).

Opportunities for field trip both local and international will be made available to students which would incur additional costs. Examples of recent field trips include:

The Gambian Field Experience – £800

FC Barcelona Field Experience – £400

Walsall Football Club Field Trip – public transport or private (own car) travel costs.

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is not required for entry into this programme, although it is in some cases required by employers before students can begin their Year 2 (level 5) work placement.  Find out more about completing the DBS application form and the related additional costs.

Additional Information

General Academic Regulations: Terms and Conditions for students attending our courses

Modules

Optional Modules: find out how the University deals with changes that may occur in some eventualities

Timetables: find out when information is available to students

For module information on the subsequent 3 years of the course please visit the relevant undergraduate course page.

  1. INTRODUCTION TO SPORT & EXERCISE
    (Compulsory) spu401
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module is focused on introducing and developing skills required to study and investigate sport, exercise and coaching in a Higher Education environment. It allows students an opportunity to identify and improve important skills for studying sport and exercise related subjects, including literature searching, communication and study skills.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 18.00 Independent   : 82.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 100.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Introduce students to concepts of independent learning and analytical thinking

    • Develop students’ academic skills to support their learning and progression in higher education

    • Develop students’ abilities to evaluate their own strengths and target areas for development

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

    • Demonstrate their ability to identify strengths and areas for improvement in their academic skills

    • Demonstrate improvements in their academic skills

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 100% Presentation (5 minutes)

  2. INTRODUCTION TO THE STRUCTURE AND DEVELOPMENT OF (UK) SPORT
    (Compulsory) spu403
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module will introduce students to a variety of sport organisations in the UK and how they operate in and across private, public and voluntary sectors to deliver different levels and kinds of sports provision. While gaining an understanding of how sport is developed, structured, governed and funded, students will also be introduced to the current sport policy context and to the dominant ideas underpinning current UK sports policy, namely ‘sport for all’. To this end, the module will also have a social justice focus and will examine how socio-cultural factors exclude certain groups from participating and/ or progressing in sport.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 36.00 Independent   : 164.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to: 

    • Provide students with a basic knowledge of how sport is structured, governed and funded within the UK.

    • Familiarise students with the broad political and geopolitical policy landscape in which sport operates.

    • Enable students to identify the social, cultural and economic factors that affect different social groups’ participation in sport.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

    • Map the current sporting landscape by developing a basic knowledge of important stakeholders and bodies in sport, as well as their remits, across the UK.

    • Identify the broad range of careers that exist in sport and the competencies needed to achieve employment in the sports industry.

    • Demonstrate an understanding of the social, cultural and economic factors that influence participation in sport.

    • Demonstrate an awareness of the socio-cultural factors that present as ‘barriers to entry’ to sport. 

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 40% Multiple Choice Test (45 minutes)

    Component 2 - 60% Essay (1500 words)

  3. HUMAN MOVEMENT 1
    (Compulsory) spu404
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module aims to develop knowledge of anatomy and function of the musculo-skeletal system during movement. Students will also be introduced to biomechanical principles underpinning the practical analysis of human movement, considering the role of analysis in sport and in movement. It will serve to widen the students' knowledge base and will provide a firm basis for working at a higher level in the discipline of sport and exercise biomechanics.Relevant risk assessment and health and safety protocols will be adhered to within the human performance laboratory.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 36.00 Independent   : 164.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to: 

    • Develop knowledge of the anatomy and function of the musculoskeletal system during movement;

    • Explain how human anatomy influences sports performance

    • Apply theory to the practical analysis of human movement.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

    • Name the main anatomical features, and understand the function, of the major muscles, bones and joints of the human body;

    • Describe the skeletal and muscular considerations for movement.

    • Describe selected mechanical principles in biomechanics pertinent to sport and exercise performance.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 40% Viva Voce (10 minutes)

    Component 2 - 60% Scientific Report (1500 words)

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  5. INTRODUCTION TO WORK RELATED LEARNING
    (Compulsory) plu404
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module aims to equip students with the knowledge and self-management skills to make informed choices in preparing for work placement and the transition to employment or further study on graduation.  

    Learners will be provided with the opportunities to develop awareness of the workplace, identify different career and study options, recognise and articulate their own experience, accomplishments and talents and plan and implement career management strategies for the short and long term.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 12.00 Independent   : 88.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 100.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Support students in developing informed choices about the career pathways available to them, in relation to their subject choices.
    • Prepare students for work-based learning and the application / exploration of subject knowledge in the workplace.

    • Encourage students to make connections between their learning, placement choice, future job aspirations and contribution to society.

    • Enable students to build confidence in securing work placements and future employment.

    • Support students in reflecting upon their preparation for their work placement and future employment.  

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have had the opportunity to:

    1. Examine how their experiences, accomplishments, and abilities relate to employer expectations.

    2. Demonstrate engagement with, and an understanding of, graduate employment pathways and employability issues relating to their own career aspirations.

    3. Research organisations for the purposes of securing a work placement.

    4. Reflect upon their learning and development.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 100% Reflective Essay and Appendix, 2000 words

  6. HUMAN MOVEMENT 2
    (Compulsory) spu406
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module builds on the knowledge gained in Human Movement 1. Students will learn about the different physiological systems in the human body that work to produce and regulate human movement. Students will also develop vital laboratory skills to enable safe and effective administration and measurement of exercise and contributory factors. Finally the role of physical activity in the development and maintenance of human health will also be considered. Relevant risk assessment and health and safety protocols will be adhered to within the human performance laboratory.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 36.00 Independent   : 164.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to: 

    • Develop students knowledge of human physiology and its role in human movement

    • Develop practical laboratory skills in the assessment of human movement and risk stratification

    • Develop knowledge of public health in relation to physical activity

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

    • Explore the systems of the human body theoretically and practically

    • Learn how to conduct risk stratifications for persons wanting to partake in exercise.

    • Develop laboratory skills essential for risk stratification of human participants and assessments human system function

    • Describe and analyse the role of and recommendations for physical activity in relation to health and well being

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 60% Laboratory Manual (2100 words)

    Component 2 - 40% Portfolio (1400 words)

  7. PEDAGOGY OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND COACHING
    (Compulsory) spu405
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module will introduce key pedagogical theories and concepts related to Physical Education and sports coaching. Students will have the opportunity to discuss the role of Physical Education teachers and sports coaches. Throughout the module, there will be opportunities to apply theoretical constructs to practical situations.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 36.00 Independent   : 164.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Introduce students to pedagogical theories relevant to Physical Education and sport coaching

    • Develop students’ understanding of the roles of Physical Education teachers and sports coaches

    • Promote students’ abilities to apply pedagogical theory to practical Physical Education and sport settings

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

    • Describe some pedagogical theories in relation to Physical Education and sport

    • Explain the roles of Physical Education teachers and sport coaches

    • Reflect on the importance of pedagogical theory in practical Physical Education and sport settings

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 60% Portfolio (2500 word equivalent)

    Component 2 - 40% Presentation (Small Groups, 10 minutes)

  8. INTRODUCTIONS TO SPORT AND EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY
    (Compulsory) spu407
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module offers students an opportunity to be introduced to contemporary and fundamental concepts within sport and exercise psychology. Students will consider the underpinnings of human psychology and how this influences participation and engagement in various physical activity contexts.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 18.00 Independent   : 82.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 100.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to: 

    • Develop students’ knowledge of some fundamental psychological concepts related to sport and exercise.

    • Enhance students’ ability to read and understand psychological research.

    • Promote students’ ability to critically appraise research.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

    • Consider how and understanding of an area of sport and exercise psychology.

    • Critically assess and conceptualise individual behaviour within a sport and exercise context.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 100% ePortfolio (1500 words)

  1. WORK PLACEMENT
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This year-long module offers learners the opportunity to apply and explore knowledge within a work-based context, through the mode of work place learning. The placement supervisor in the work place will negotiate the focus for the learner’s role on placement, with the learner. Students complete 100 hours in the work setting. The learner will reflect critically on different dimensions of the work place setting.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 10.00 Independent   : 90.00 Placement   : 100.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

     

    • Encourage students to take responsibility for initiating, directing and managing their own placement in a workplace setting.

    • Encourage students to work constructively with their workplace supervisor and university placement tutor, taking ownership of the placement and of their independent learning throughout the experience.

    • Enable students to negotiate the relationship between academic theory and their understanding of workplace settings and their roles within those settings.

    • Encourage students to reflect critically on their experiences.

    • Encourage students to produce a reflective digital resource aimed at an external audience, to contribute towards work and study transitions.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have had the opportunity to: 

    1. Secure, negotiate and undertake a specific role in a workplace setting.

    2. Evaluate features of the workplace setting and their role within it.

    3. Critically evaluate the learning opportunities provided by the workplace experience and understand that learning will benefit current and lifelong learning, values and future employability.

    4. Present a creatively engaging argument within an appropriate digital medium for an external audience, which critically reflects upon an issue or interrelating issues affecting the workplace setting.

     

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - PLACEMENT REGISTRATION FORM

    Component 2 - 60% WORK PLACEMENT REFLECTION (2500 WORDS)

    Component 3 - 40% WORK PLACEMENT EVALUATION: DIGITAL RESOURCE (1500 WORDS EQUIVALENT)

  2. SPORT AND SOCIETY
    (Compulsory) spu503
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module will develop students’ understanding of the different ways sociological perspectives contribute to a critical understanding of sport and/ in society. Sociology is a discipline splintered by a number of different approaches and thus a critical assessment of sport may be conducted in numerous ways. Students will, therefore, be introduced to a number of different sociological and cultural perspectives and to how they might be used to explain sport and its role in contemporary society.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 24.00 Independent   : 176.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to: 

    • Enhance students’ knowledge of key sociological perspectives and their application to sport.

    • Develop an awareness of sport’s relationship with society and culture at local, national and international levels.

    • Encourage students to think critically about social issues in sport especially sport’s role in perpetuating different forms of social exclusion.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

    • Apply competently prominent sociological perspectives to make sense of social issues in sport, meaning they are able to challenge popular myths pervading sporting worlds.

    • Understand how different perspectives approach and interpret the same issue(s) in sport in different ways.

    • Develop an understanding of sport and its status as a key site of social and cultural interaction between different groups.

    • Work productively and competently in a group and individually.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 40% Group Presentation (10 minutes plus 5 minutes for questions)

    Component 2 - 60% 'Seen' Exam, 2 hours

  3. PHYSICAL EDUCATION PEDAGOGY
    (Compulsory) spu520
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module is designed to give students greater insight into the teaching and learning of physical education and school sport. This module explores the aims and objectives of physical education and school sport and the issues and current challenges faced by subject of physical and by teachers of physical education and school sport.  The module will explore a range of concepts and theoretical principles underpinning practice, and provide opportunities to relate the knowledge gained to the practical implications of teaching physical education.  Students will participate in practical sessions which will provide peer / team teaching opportunities.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 24.00 Independent   : 176.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Develop an in-depth appreciation of the role of physical education in the curriculum and the important contribution made by school sport
    • Develop in-depth understanding of the various pedagogical and professional considerations for effective teaching and learning in physical education.
    • Develop understanding of some current issues in physical education and show some appreciation of what the future may hold for physical education

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

    • Demonstrate a practical and theoretical awareness of the aims of physical education and school sport and of issues relating to physical education pedagogy.

    • Describe, synthesise, interpret, and analyse relevant information in order to evaluate the effectiveness of teaching upon children’s and young people’s learning in physical education and school sport.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 50% Individual Presentation (7 mins plus 3 mins questions)

    Component 2 - 50% Curriculum Design Report (2000 word equivalent)

  4. QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS
    (Compulsory) spu501
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module provides students with theoretical underpinning and practical experience within quantitative research methods. It offers the opportunity for students to acquire the necessary skills to conduct independent research in any of the sub-disciplines involved in investigating areas of sports, exercise and coaching related topics at level 6.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 12.00 Independent   : 88.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 100.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

     

    • Develop an understanding of a range of quantitative statistical methods used to make judgements about data under analysis in sport, exercise and coaching contexts.
    • Develop an understanding of how to conduct quantitative statistics used in in sport, exercise and coaching contexts.
    • Develop an understanding of interpreting and drawing conclusions from the results of statistical analyses in sport, exercise and coaching contexts.
    • Develop an understanding of how to report statistical results.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

     

    • Conduct a range of statistical tests to determine differences, relationships and make predictions from a frequentist and Bayesian perspective.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of basic effect size measures
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of 95% confidence and credible intervals
    • Interpret, draw conclusions and report the results of statistical analyses.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 100% Online Test of Statistical Analysis (1 hr)

  5. PRINCIPLES OF SPORT AND EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY
    (Compulsory) spu507
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module offers students an opportunity to explore some major personality and social-psychological constructs and theories that can be used to explain behaviour and performance in sport and exercise settings. Students will develop an understanding and critical awareness of how specific psychological principles can influence participation, well-being and performance in sport and exercise contexts.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 36.00 Independent   : 164.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

     

    • Develop students’ knowledge of some fundamental contemporary psychological theories related to sport and exercise.

    • Enhance students’ understanding and critical awareness of specific psychological constructs related to individuals’ participation in sport and exercise settings.

    • Promote students’ ability to investigate theoretical constructs as they are applied to sport and exercise contexts.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

     

    • Make effective use of in-depth knowledge and understanding of an area of sport and exercise psychology.

    • Critically assess and conceptualise individual behaviour within a sport and exercise context.

    • Describe, interpret, and evaluate empirical findings relevant to solving problems in a sport and exercise psychology perspective.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 60% Critical Essay, 1500 words

    Component 2 - 40% Group Presentation, 10 minutes

  6. PLANNING AND ASSESSING IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION
    (Compulsory) spu521
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module provides students with the opportunity to apply the knowledge and understanding gained in Semester 1 (SPU520 Physical Education Pedagogy) to the practical implications of planning, teaching and assessing physical education.  The module encourages the development of critical self-reflection skills through the students’ evaluation of their practice.  Students will be required to plan, deliver and assesses physical education teaching and learning episodes.  Furthermore, alongside timetabled and directed activities, students will be required to organise and undertake time in educational settings (self-arranged but can be linked to the PLU502 placement).

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 24.00 Independent   : 176.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Develop skills in planning, managing and assessing learning in physical education, using appropriate teaching methods whilst demonstrating high levels of relevant teaching skills.
    • Develop confidence in the application of skills developed to settings-based practice, and to include regard for safety, risk assessment and ethical considerations.
    • Develop the skills of self-evaluation and reflection in order to adapt to the needs of learners.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

    • Self-evaluate their teaching effectiveness in relation to a selection of current Teachers’ Standards (applied to physical education and / or school sport).
    • Demonstrate that they can effectively plan, design, manage and deliver effective practical activities with continuous regard for safety, risk assessment and ethical considerations.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 100% Portfolio (4000 word equivalent)

  7. QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS
    (Compulsory) spu511
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module builds on those key areas of research methods delivered at level four and in SPU501. It provides a body of knowledge and experiences that will act as a preparation for more advanced studies at level six. It offers the opportunity to acquire and practice the necessary skills to conduct independent qualitative research in any of the sub-disciplines involved in investigating areas of sports, exercise and coaching related topics.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 22.00 Independent   : 178.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

     

    • To design a robust research study within sport and/or exercise setting.

    • Apply understanding of the application of a range of qualitative data collection methods used in sport and exercise disciplines.

    • To apply understanding of a range of qualitative data analysis methods in a practical manner within a sport and exercise population.

    • Develop an understanding of interpreting and drawing conclusions from the results of analyses in sport and exercise disciplines from a practical study.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

     

    • Conduct a qualitative study taking on board all aspects of research design.

    • Collect qualitative data using appropriate methods.      

    • Identify and interpret a range of appropriate themes from qualitative data.

    • Develop and communicate conclusions from the results of qualitative analyses.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 100% Poster Presentation (600 words, plus 7 minute poster defence)

  1. DISSERTATION
    (Compulsory) spu601
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module builds on prior learning and offers students the opportunity for further development of their skills, knowledge and understanding through conducting an independent research project.  The project is regarded as an important exercise for developing students’ abilities to formulate appropriate research design and procedures, to collect and present in an appropriate and meaningful way, to conduct a critical analysis of relevant literature, and to demonstrate their understanding and application of theoretical principles.  The research focus must be specific to their chosen degree.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 17.00 Independent   : 383.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 400.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Provide the student with an opportunity for personal development in applying prior theoretical and practical learning to a selected topic demonstrating her/his ability to carry out a sustained piece of independent work

    • Encourage individual thought, initiative, time management, good skills of written communication and in-depth understanding of a particular exercise, physical activity, physical education or sport related issue

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

    • Undertake a substantial piece of independent research relevant to the degree programme.

    • Critically interpret data of different kinds and appraise the strengths and weaknesses of approaches adopted     

    • Research and assess paradigms, theories, principles, concepts and factual information, and apply such skills in explaining and solving problems

    • Produce a sustained independent study, which includes: critical evaluation of literature and study design, application of appropriate methodology, and analysis gained from the research.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 20% Oral or Poster Presentation (600 words, 5 min presentation, 5 min defence)

    Component 2 - 80% Dissertation (10,000 words)

  2. DEVELOPING YOUNG PEOPLE & ATHLETES THROUGH SPORT
    (Compulsory) spu615
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module takes a holistic, inter-disciplinary approach to understanding how young people and athletes can be developed in and through sport and Physical Education. Incorporating concepts from sport pedagogy, psychology and talent development literatures, students will be encouraged to understand youth and athletic development from holistic point of view, and across the participation-performance spectrum.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 24.00 Independent   : 176.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to: 

    • Develop a critical understanding of holistic youth and athlete development in sport

    • Enable students to promote a range of development outcomes when working in sport

    • Understand the role that sports coaches and teachers in developing young people and athletes in and through sport

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

    • Demonstrate an holistic, detailed knowledge and understanding of youth and athletic development in sport

    • Critically appraise models of development within sport

    • Identify, interpret and evaluate major issues in youth development in sport

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 100% Essay, 3500 words

  3. EVENTS MANAGEMENT FOR SPORT DEVELOPMENT
    (Compulsory) spu613
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module will require students – as a group - to conceive, plan, implement and evaluate a sports event. Responding to the needs of the sports, charity and/ or community sector, students will oversee all aspects of the sport event management process, allowing them to develop the practical, work-based competencies required for graduate level positions in the sports industry. The structure, function and operation of sports events in the United Kingdom will be critically analysed, enabling students to respond to the current UK sport development and policy context in innovative and enterprising ways. The module will include students being guided through the completion of relevant risk assessment and health and safety protocols for their events.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 24.00 Independent   : 176.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims: 

    • To develop an understanding of the roles and importance of events in addressing sports policy directives.

    • To develop a critical understanding of how academic theory relates and informs sport event management and development.

    • To illustrate the importance of the planning processes in the development of a successful event.

    • To develop an understanding of the manager’s role in the planning and delivery of a successful event.

    • To provide opportunities to develop event management skills and own links to the sports industry.

    • To work through relevant risk assessment and health and safety protocols.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

    • Conceive, plan, organise, implement and evaluate a sport event.

    • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the social, cultural and/ or political value of sports events in the world of leisure and sport.

    • Demonstrate a theoretical and practical understanding of the stages of the event management process.

    • Understand the importance of the manager’s role and critically reflect on their own performance as event managers.

    • Be able to undertake appropriate consultation and critically assess the needs of participants.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 20% Group Event Proposal (3000 words)

    Component 2 - 50% Team Event (minimum two hours)

    Component 3 - 30% Reflective Group Presentation (15 mins plus 5 mins for questions)

  4. SPORT, CULTURE AND SOCIAL ISSUES
    (Compulsory) spu603
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module will encourage students’ to deepen their understanding of social and cultural theory through a critical engagement with a variety of contemporary social phenomena and their relationship to sport at a local, national and/ or international level. The module will also encourage students to consider how their own academic and/ or vocational interests (e.g. social justice, environmental concerns, internationalisation etc.) might be enhanced by the application of a sociological lens.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 24.00 Independent   : 176.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

     

    • Enhance students’ knowledge of sociological concepts, contemporary social and cultural phenomena and their relevance for the study of sport.

    • Deepen students’ appreciation of sociology as a tool for mapping the social and cultural context in which their academic or vocational interests exist.

    • Encourage independent thought and formulation of own presentation title.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

     

    • Enhance conceptual understanding of the major contemporary forces affecting the sports industry and society more broadly.

    • Critically explore and present own academic or vocational interests, in innovative ways, within a sociological framework of students own choosing.

    • Relate sociological perspectives, theories and/ or concepts to future professions.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 70% Group Presentation, 15 minutes

    Component 2 - 30% Individual Annotated Bibliography, 1000 words

  5. PHYSICAL ACTIVITY FOR HEALTH
    (Compulsory) spu616
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module explores physical activity as a health-related behaviour across the lifespan, starting with children.  It considers classic studies and recent research evidence to critically investigate the associations between physical (in)activity, other health-related behaviours, and fitness and health.  The module will look at physical activity behaviour from a range of perspectives, including the social and built environment and public health perspectives.  The module will specifically consider health-related concerns such as the global rise in obesity and non-communicable diseases (including Type II Diabetes Mellitus).  The module also aims to further develop understanding and competencies in the measurement of physical activity and body composition. Relevant risk assessment and health and safety protocols will be adhered to within the human performance laboratory.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 24.00 Independent   : 176.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Develop in-depth knowledge of concepts, principles, theories and research findings on physical activity and health

    • Develop in-depth understanding of factors associated with people’s physical activity behaviour and the relationships between behaviour and health

    • Further develop skills in and understanding of the measurement of physical activity and body composition

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

    • Critically describe in detail the various correlates of physical activity, and the concepts and principles underlying physical activity for health

    • Interpret and analyse epidemiological and experimental research

    • Critically evaluate the efficacy of physical activity for health across the lifespan

    • Critically evaluate the moral, ethical and safety issues which directly pertain to physical activity and health-related study.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 50% Individual Presentation (7 mins plus 3 min questions)

    Component 2 - 50% Seen/Open Book Exam (2 hours)

Arts and Humanities Degrees (with Foundation Year)

Honours Degree , Full-Time

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Key Details

  • 3 Years
  • 112 Typical UCAS Tariff
  • C604 Course Code
  • Full Time
sport teacher

Overview

The course has recently been re-validated in 2019 to reflect up to date course requirements for students. It was formerly known as Sport and Exercise Studies BSc (Hons).

 Why study Sport Development with Coaching?

  • This course will equip students with the coaching competencies needed to enter into the sports industry, while also developing development and management competencies to enhance career progression prospects yet further within sport and beyond.
  • You will have the opportunity to be involved in practical activities/ sessions with sport industry partners, seminar discussions, and ‘real-world’ sport development and coaching contexts
  • There will be opportunities for you to develop your own areas of academic research and relate your studies to practical sports situations
  • Lecturers on this course are highly qualified and regularly present at international conferences, collaborate internationally and publish research in top academic journals
  • Diverse and innovative assessment methods include a combination of presentations, essays, practical sessions, video documentaries.

What does the course cover?

During your first year of study you will deepen your knowledge and understanding of the principles that underpin provision, participation and performance in sport and exercise. This involves exploring various factors that influence participation in physical activity, exercise and sport at all levels, from beginner to elite athletes. In addition, you will develop an understanding of the scientific and socially scientific disciplines that underpin the study of sports in a range of themed modules, including sport coaching and sport development. This structure is unique in that it allows you the flexibility to change course and progress straight into the second year of another sports programme if you so wish.

During your second year of study you will focus on the fundamental aspects of sport development, namely sport policy in the UK and overseas, physical education, contemporary issues in sport and exercise, as well as principles of sport coaching for community and performance conexts. Furthermore, you will also do a work placement in sport, which will help enhance you CV, which will be very useful when attempting to secure future employment.

In your third year, you will be encouraged to apply all that you have learned in your time at university in practical sport development and/ or coaching contexts. You will be ready at this time to design a sport development intervention and so, as part of a key module, you will go through all the processes a sport development and/ or coaching professional would, including planning, promoting, delivering and evaluating.    You will also be given the option of pursuing either a traditional academic dissertation or you could choose to do a work-based learning research project with a sport industry partner, depending on your preference.

How will I be assessed?

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, workshops, seminars and practical sessions. Assessment is by a combination of written examinations, presentations, assessed coursework (e.g. essays or portfolios) and practical tests, including events and video making.

What careers can I consider?

This course develops a broad range of transferable skills that are highly valued by employers in a wide range of work situations. Possible career destinations would include roles within local authorities, leisure centres, governing bodies of sports, sport councils, educational institutions, universities and professional sports clubs.

Entry Requirements

Students will ideally require 48 UCAS points to access the programme. However, as all applicants will be invited to interview, there is opportunity to discuss any circumstances that may have affected the gaining of level three credits.

Those with considerable work and life experience of a complexity that demonstrates an aptitude to study at degree level, but with no formal qualifications, will also be accepted. Different degree pathway options available at the end of the Foundation year have different additional entry requirements.

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In order to qualify for study finance, applicants much choose a specific Foundation Year entry route from the list below. Although you will apply for a specific course via UCAS you will study the Foundation Year in Arts and Humanities then progress on to your chosen 3 year undergraduate course in your 2nd year of study at Newman.

Apply now: Drama, Theatre and Applied Performance (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: W410

Apply now: English (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Q310

Apply now: English and Creative Writing (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Q3W8

Apply now: History (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: V110

Apply now: Liberal Arts (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Y110

Apply now: Theology and Philosophy (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: V6V5

Contact Details

Contact for admissions enquiries:

Tel: 0121 476 1181 (Ext. 2386)
Email: admissions@newman.ac.uk

Contact for course specific enquiries:

Dr Fiona Reid (Assistant Dean – Arts and Humanities)
Email:  f.reid@newman.ac.uk

 

 

Course Fees

Fees per academic year:
Full-time Home/EU students: £9,250 *
* Fees shown are for 2019/20 academic year. The University will review tuition fees and increase fees in line with any inflationary uplift as determined by the UK Government, if permitted by law or government policy, in subsequent years of your course. It is anticipated that such increases would be linked to RPI (the Retail Price Index excluding mortgage interest payments).

Additional costs

The programme team advises students to purchase a Newman sports polo shirt.  This is so students can wear the shirt when representing the university externally (e.g., on placements).  The cost is £16.99 (based on 2017/18) and payment of this optional item is due in the first year of study or second year of study (placement).

Opportunities for field trip both local and international will be made available to students which would incur additional costs. Examples of recent field trips include:

The Gambian Field Experience – £800

FC Barcelona Field Experience – £400

Walsall Football Club Field Trip – public transport or private (own car) travel costs.

 

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is not required for entry into this programme, although it is in some cases required by employers before students can begin their Year 2 (level 5) work placement.  Find out more about completing the DBS application form and the related additional costs.

Additional Information

General Academic Regulations: Terms and Conditions for students attending our courses

Modules

Optional Modules: find out how the University deals with changes that may occur in some eventualities

Timetables: find out when information is available to students

For module information on the subsequent 3 years of the course please visit the relevant undergraduate course page.

  1. INTRODUCTION TO SPORT & EXERCISE
    (Compulsory) spu401
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module is focused on introducing and developing skills required to study and investigate sport, exercise and coaching in a Higher Education environment. It allows students an opportunity to identify and improve important skills for studying sport and exercise related subjects, including literature searching, communication and study skills.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 18.00 Independent   : 82.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 100.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Introduce students to concepts of independent learning and analytical thinking

    • Develop students’ academic skills to support their learning and progression in higher education

    • Develop students’ abilities to evaluate their own strengths and target areas for development

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

    • Demonstrate their ability to identify strengths and areas for improvement in their academic skills

    • Demonstrate improvements in their academic skills

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 100% Presentation (5 minutes)

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  3. INTRODUCTION TO THE STRUCTURE AND DEVELOPMENT OF (UK) SPORT
    (Compulsory) spu403
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module will introduce students to a variety of sport organisations in the UK and how they operate in and across private, public and voluntary sectors to deliver different levels and kinds of sports provision. While gaining an understanding of how sport is developed, structured, governed and funded, students will also be introduced to the current sport policy context and to the dominant ideas underpinning current UK sports policy, namely ‘sport for all’. To this end, the module will also have a social justice focus and will examine how socio-cultural factors exclude certain groups from participating and/ or progressing in sport.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 36.00 Independent   : 164.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to: 

    • Provide students with a basic knowledge of how sport is structured, governed and funded within the UK.

    • Familiarise students with the broad political and geopolitical policy landscape in which sport operates.

    • Enable students to identify the social, cultural and economic factors that affect different social groups’ participation in sport.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

    • Map the current sporting landscape by developing a basic knowledge of important stakeholders and bodies in sport, as well as their remits, across the UK.

    • Identify the broad range of careers that exist in sport and the competencies needed to achieve employment in the sports industry.

    • Demonstrate an understanding of the social, cultural and economic factors that influence participation in sport.

    • Demonstrate an awareness of the socio-cultural factors that present as ‘barriers to entry’ to sport. 

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 40% Multiple Choice Test (45 minutes)

    Component 2 - 60% Essay (1500 words)

  4. HUMAN MOVEMENT 1
    (Compulsory) spu404
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module aims to develop knowledge of anatomy and function of the musculo-skeletal system during movement. Students will also be introduced to biomechanical principles underpinning the practical analysis of human movement, considering the role of analysis in sport and in movement. It will serve to widen the students' knowledge base and will provide a firm basis for working at a higher level in the discipline of sport and exercise biomechanics.Relevant risk assessment and health and safety protocols will be adhered to within the human performance laboratory.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 36.00 Independent   : 164.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to: 

    • Develop knowledge of the anatomy and function of the musculoskeletal system during movement;

    • Explain how human anatomy influences sports performance

    • Apply theory to the practical analysis of human movement.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

    • Name the main anatomical features, and understand the function, of the major muscles, bones and joints of the human body;

    • Describe the skeletal and muscular considerations for movement.

    • Describe selected mechanical principles in biomechanics pertinent to sport and exercise performance.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 40% Viva Voce (10 minutes)

    Component 2 - 60% Scientific Report (1500 words)

  5. INTRODUCTION TO WORK RELATED LEARNING
    (Compulsory) plu404
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module aims to equip students with the knowledge and self-management skills to make informed choices in preparing for work placement and the transition to employment or further study on graduation.  

    Learners will be provided with the opportunities to develop awareness of the workplace, identify different career and study options, recognise and articulate their own experience, accomplishments and talents and plan and implement career management strategies for the short and long term.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 12.00 Independent   : 88.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 100.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Support students in developing informed choices about the career pathways available to them, in relation to their subject choices.
    • Prepare students for work-based learning and the application / exploration of subject knowledge in the workplace.

    • Encourage students to make connections between their learning, placement choice, future job aspirations and contribution to society.

    • Enable students to build confidence in securing work placements and future employment.

    • Support students in reflecting upon their preparation for their work placement and future employment.  

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have had the opportunity to:

    1. Examine how their experiences, accomplishments, and abilities relate to employer expectations.

    2. Demonstrate engagement with, and an understanding of, graduate employment pathways and employability issues relating to their own career aspirations.

    3. Research organisations for the purposes of securing a work placement.

    4. Reflect upon their learning and development.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 100% Reflective Essay and Appendix, 2000 words

  6. INTRODUCTIONS TO SPORT AND EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY
    (Compulsory) spu407
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module offers students an opportunity to be introduced to contemporary and fundamental concepts within sport and exercise psychology. Students will consider the underpinnings of human psychology and how this influences participation and engagement in various physical activity contexts.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 18.00 Independent   : 82.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 100.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to: 

    • Develop students’ knowledge of some fundamental psychological concepts related to sport and exercise.

    • Enhance students’ ability to read and understand psychological research.

    • Promote students’ ability to critically appraise research.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

    • Consider how and understanding of an area of sport and exercise psychology.

    • Critically assess and conceptualise individual behaviour within a sport and exercise context.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 100% ePortfolio (1500 words)

  7. PEDAGOGY OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND COACHING
    (Compulsory) spu405
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module will introduce key pedagogical theories and concepts related to Physical Education and sports coaching. Students will have the opportunity to discuss the role of Physical Education teachers and sports coaches. Throughout the module, there will be opportunities to apply theoretical constructs to practical situations.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 36.00 Independent   : 164.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Introduce students to pedagogical theories relevant to Physical Education and sport coaching

    • Develop students’ understanding of the roles of Physical Education teachers and sports coaches

    • Promote students’ abilities to apply pedagogical theory to practical Physical Education and sport settings

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

    • Describe some pedagogical theories in relation to Physical Education and sport

    • Explain the roles of Physical Education teachers and sport coaches

    • Reflect on the importance of pedagogical theory in practical Physical Education and sport settings

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 60% Portfolio (2500 word equivalent)

    Component 2 - 40% Presentation (Small Groups, 10 minutes)

  8. PEDAGOGY OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND COACHING
    (Compulsory) spu405
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module will introduce key pedagogical theories and concepts related to Physical Education and sports coaching. Students will have the opportunity to discuss the role of Physical Education teachers and sports coaches. Throughout the module, there will be opportunities to apply theoretical constructs to practical situations.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 36.00 Independent   : 164.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Introduce students to pedagogical theories relevant to Physical Education and sport coaching

    • Develop students’ understanding of the roles of Physical Education teachers and sports coaches

    • Promote students’ abilities to apply pedagogical theory to practical Physical Education and sport settings

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

    • Describe some pedagogical theories in relation to Physical Education and sport

    • Explain the roles of Physical Education teachers and sport coaches

    • Reflect on the importance of pedagogical theory in practical Physical Education and sport settings

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 60% Portfolio (2500 word equivalent)

    Component 2 - 40% Presentation (Small Groups, 10 minutes)

  9. HUMAN MOVEMENT 2
    (Compulsory) spu406
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module builds on the knowledge gained in Human Movement 1. Students will learn about the different physiological systems in the human body that work to produce and regulate human movement. Students will also develop vital laboratory skills to enable safe and effective administration and measurement of exercise and contributory factors. Finally the role of physical activity in the development and maintenance of human health will also be considered. Relevant risk assessment and health and safety protocols will be adhered to within the human performance laboratory.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 36.00 Independent   : 164.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to: 

    • Develop students knowledge of human physiology and its role in human movement

    • Develop practical laboratory skills in the assessment of human movement and risk stratification

    • Develop knowledge of public health in relation to physical activity

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

    • Explore the systems of the human body theoretically and practically

    • Learn how to conduct risk stratifications for persons wanting to partake in exercise.

    • Develop laboratory skills essential for risk stratification of human participants and assessments human system function

    • Describe and analyse the role of and recommendations for physical activity in relation to health and well being

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 60% Laboratory Manual (2100 words)

    Component 2 - 40% Portfolio (1400 words)

  1. QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS
    (Compulsory) spu501
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module provides students with theoretical underpinning and practical experience within quantitative research methods. It offers the opportunity for students to acquire the necessary skills to conduct independent research in any of the sub-disciplines involved in investigating areas of sports, exercise and coaching related topics at level 6.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 12.00 Independent   : 88.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 100.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

     

    • Develop an understanding of a range of quantitative statistical methods used to make judgements about data under analysis in sport, exercise and coaching contexts.
    • Develop an understanding of how to conduct quantitative statistics used in in sport, exercise and coaching contexts.
    • Develop an understanding of interpreting and drawing conclusions from the results of statistical analyses in sport, exercise and coaching contexts.
    • Develop an understanding of how to report statistical results.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

     

    • Conduct a range of statistical tests to determine differences, relationships and make predictions from a frequentist and Bayesian perspective.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of basic effect size measures
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of 95% confidence and credible intervals
    • Interpret, draw conclusions and report the results of statistical analyses.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 100% Online Test of Statistical Analysis (1 hr)

  2. WORK PLACEMENT
    (Compulsory) plu502
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This year-long module offers learners the opportunity to apply and explore knowledge within a work-based context, through the mode of work place learning. The placement supervisor in the work place will negotiate the focus for the learner’s role on placement, with the learner. Students complete 100 hours in the work setting. The learner will reflect critically on different dimensions of the work place setting.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 10.00 Independent   : 90.00 Placement   : 100.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

     

    • Encourage students to take responsibility for initiating, directing and managing their own placement in a workplace setting.

    • Encourage students to work constructively with their workplace supervisor and university placement tutor, taking ownership of the placement and of their independent learning throughout the experience.

    • Enable students to negotiate the relationship between academic theory and their understanding of workplace settings and their roles within those settings.

    • Encourage students to reflect critically on their experiences.

    • Encourage students to produce a reflective digital resource aimed at an external audience, to contribute towards work and study transitions.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have had the opportunity to: 

    1. Secure, negotiate and undertake a specific role in a workplace setting.

    2. Evaluate features of the workplace setting and their role within it.

    3. Critically evaluate the learning opportunities provided by the workplace experience and understand that learning will benefit current and lifelong learning, values and future employability.

    4. Present a creatively engaging argument within an appropriate digital medium for an external audience, which critically reflects upon an issue or interrelating issues affecting the workplace setting.

     

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - PLACEMENT REGISTRATION FORM

    Component 2 - 60% WORK PLACEMENT REFLECTION (2500 WORDS)

    Component 3 - 40% WORK PLACEMENT EVALUATION: DIGITAL RESOURCE (1500 WORDS EQUIVALENT)

  3. SPORT AND SOCIETY
    (Compulsory) spu503
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module will develop students’ understanding of the different ways sociological perspectives contribute to a critical understanding of sport and/ in society. Sociology is a discipline splintered by a number of different approaches and thus a critical assessment of sport may be conducted in numerous ways. Students will, therefore, be introduced to a number of different sociological and cultural perspectives and to how they might be used to explain sport and its role in contemporary society.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 24.00 Independent   : 176.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to: 

    • Enhance students’ knowledge of key sociological perspectives and their application to sport.

    • Develop an awareness of sport’s relationship with society and culture at local, national and international levels.

    • Encourage students to think critically about social issues in sport especially sport’s role in perpetuating different forms of social exclusion.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

    • Apply competently prominent sociological perspectives to make sense of social issues in sport, meaning they are able to challenge popular myths pervading sporting worlds.

    • Understand how different perspectives approach and interpret the same issue(s) in sport in different ways.

    • Develop an understanding of sport and its status as a key site of social and cultural interaction between different groups.

    • Work productively and competently in a group and individually.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 40% Group Presentation (10 minutes plus 5 minutes for questions)

    Component 2 - 60% 'Seen' Exam, 2 hours

  4. COACHING PEDAGOGY AND PRACTICE 1
    (Compulsory) spu505
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module seeks to develop students’ working knowledge of the coaching process, for physical education and sport and support the development of basic skills in sports coaching through demonstration, practical application and delivery. It aims to provide students with an understanding of major pedagogical principles associated with successful coaching. Students will be encouraged to link theory from pedagogy and other relevant disciplines to their practical experiences.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 22.00 Independent   : 178.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

     

    • Demonstrate a key theories and concepts underpinning disciplines in sport coaching

    • Equip students with a basic understanding of Sports coaching and its scientific and pedagogic underpinnings

    • Provide knowledge, understanding, scholarship and critical judgement appropriate for employment or further study in Sports Coaching Science or a related discipline in local or international contexts

    • Develop the ability to flexibly apply coaching skills in a range of practice environments

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

     

    • Evaluate the characteristics and behaviour of a sports coach and their interactions with a range of participants

    • Develop thoughtful self-reflection on theory and practical experience to address challenges faced by the sports coach

    • Demonstrate and reflect upon practical skills fundamental to Sport coaching with due regard for safety (risk assess) and enhanced considerations

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 100% Paired Presentation (10 min video) and Individual Justification Report, 1500 words

  5. QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS
    (Compulsory) spu511
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module builds on those key areas of research methods delivered at level four and in SPU501. It provides a body of knowledge and experiences that will act as a preparation for more advanced studies at level six. It offers the opportunity to acquire and practice the necessary skills to conduct independent qualitative research in any of the sub-disciplines involved in investigating areas of sports, exercise and coaching related topics.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 22.00 Independent   : 178.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

     

    • To design a robust research study within sport and/or exercise setting.

    • Apply understanding of the application of a range of qualitative data collection methods used in sport and exercise disciplines.

    • To apply understanding of a range of qualitative data analysis methods in a practical manner within a sport and exercise population.

    • Develop an understanding of interpreting and drawing conclusions from the results of analyses in sport and exercise disciplines from a practical study.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

     

    • Conduct a qualitative study taking on board all aspects of research design.

    • Collect qualitative data using appropriate methods.      

    • Identify and interpret a range of appropriate themes from qualitative data.

    • Develop and communicate conclusions from the results of qualitative analyses.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 100% Poster Presentation (600 words, plus 7 minute poster defence)

  6. SPORT, DEVELOPMENT AND POLICY
    (Compulsory) spu513
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    Sport development (SD) is a complex and contested term; its meaning is politically and geographically contingent. Students will, therefore, be introduced to a variety of political ideologies and to how they shape the contexts and meanings of sport development for SD professionals, policy actors and communities. Through this module’s critical exploration of the political contexts in which sport development and policy actors exist, and on completion of the module, students will be better placed to understand and analyse the politico-sporting climate of the UK and beyond. To this end, not only does this module enable students to improve their knowledge of the politics driving sport policy, it will encourage students to explore a range of political ideologies and their applications to SD and sports policy.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 24.00 Independent   : 176.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to: 

    • Develop students’ knowledge of the UK’s current politico-sporting climate and structures, specifically how key agencies govern and organise sport.
    • Develop an understanding of different sport development models
    • Develop an awareness of the different cultural and political contexts in which sport policy makers operate - including community, youth, crime, elite, and health.
    • Encourage students to evaluate critically current UK sport policy, by introducing them to a variety of political ideologies.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

     

    • Demonstrate an awareness of current sport policy and its impact on sport and exercise provision, participation, and/ or performance.
    • Demonstrate a sound knowledge of the relationship between sport development, politics and policy both in the UK and abroad.

    • Demonstrate a critical knowledge of the political usages of sports for key governing organisations.

    • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the significance of sport as a political and cultural tool.

    • Analyse two contemporary sport policy issues in detail by applying ideas from two distinct political ideologies.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 40% Group Presentation (15 minutes plus 5 minutes for questioning)

    Component 2 - 60% Essay (2500 words)

  7. PRINCIPLES OF SPORT AND EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY
    (Compulsory) spu507
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module offers students an opportunity to explore some major personality and social-psychological constructs and theories that can be used to explain behaviour and performance in sport and exercise settings. Students will develop an understanding and critical awareness of how specific psychological principles can influence participation, well-being and performance in sport and exercise contexts.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 36.00 Independent   : 164.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

     

    • Develop students’ knowledge of some fundamental contemporary psychological theories related to sport and exercise.

    • Enhance students’ understanding and critical awareness of specific psychological constructs related to individuals’ participation in sport and exercise settings.

    • Promote students’ ability to investigate theoretical constructs as they are applied to sport and exercise contexts.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

     

    • Make effective use of in-depth knowledge and understanding of an area of sport and exercise psychology.

    • Critically assess and conceptualise individual behaviour within a sport and exercise context.

    • Describe, interpret, and evaluate empirical findings relevant to solving problems in a sport and exercise psychology perspective.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 60% Critical Essay, 1500 words

    Component 2 - 40% Group Presentation, 10 minutes

  1. DISSERTATION
    (Compulsory) peu601
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module builds on prior learning and offers students the opportunity for further development of their skills, knowledge and understanding through conducting an independent research project. The project is regarded as an important exercise for developing students’ abilities to formulate appropriate research design and procedures, to collect and present in an appropriate and meaningful way, to conduct a critical analysis of relevant literature, and to demonstrate their understanding and application of theoretical principles. The dissertation must be specific to their degree pathway.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 15.00 Independent   : 385.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 400.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to: 

    • Provide the student with an opportunity for personal development in applying prior theoretical and practical learning to a selected topic demonstrating her/his ability to carry out a sustained piece of independent work
    • Encourage individual thought, initiative, time management, good skills of written communication and in-depth understanding of a particular sport and exercise related issue

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

    • Undertake a substantial piece of independent research relevant to the degree programme.
    • Critically interpret data of different kinds and appraise the strengths and weaknesses of approaches adopted         
    • Research and assess paradigms, theories, principles, concepts and factual information, and apply such skills in explaining and solving problems
    • Produce a sustained independent study, which includes: critical evaluation of literature and study design, application of appropriate methodology, and analysis gained from the research.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 20% Poster Presentation (600 words, 5 minute presentation and 5 minute defence)

    Component 2 - 80% Dissertation (10000 words)

  2. EVENTS MANAGEMENT FOR SPORT DEVELOPMENT
    (Compulsory) spu613
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module will require students – as a group - to conceive, plan, implement and evaluate a sports event. Responding to the needs of the sports, charity and/ or community sector, students will oversee all aspects of the sport event management process, allowing them to develop the practical, work-based competencies required for graduate level positions in the sports industry. The structure, function and operation of sports events in the United Kingdom will be critically analysed, enabling students to respond to the current UK sport development and policy context in innovative and enterprising ways. The module will include students being guided through the completion of relevant risk assessment and health and safety protocols for their events.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 24.00 Independent   : 176.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims: 

    • To develop an understanding of the roles and importance of events in addressing sports policy directives.

    • To develop a critical understanding of how academic theory relates and informs sport event management and development.

    • To illustrate the importance of the planning processes in the development of a successful event.

    • To develop an understanding of the manager’s role in the planning and delivery of a successful event.

    • To provide opportunities to develop event management skills and own links to the sports industry.

    • To work through relevant risk assessment and health and safety protocols.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

    • Conceive, plan, organise, implement and evaluate a sport event.

    • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the social, cultural and/ or political value of sports events in the world of leisure and sport.

    • Demonstrate a theoretical and practical understanding of the stages of the event management process.

    • Understand the importance of the manager’s role and critically reflect on their own performance as event managers.

    • Be able to undertake appropriate consultation and critically assess the needs of participants.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 20% Group Event Proposal (3000 words)

    Component 2 - 50% Team Event (minimum two hours)

    Component 3 - 30% Reflective Group Presentation (15 mins plus 5 mins for questions)

  3. DEVELOPING YOUNG PEOPLE & ATHLETES THROUGH SPORT
    (Compulsory) spu615
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module takes a holistic, inter-disciplinary approach to understanding how young people and athletes can be developed in and through sport and Physical Education. Incorporating concepts from sport pedagogy, psychology and talent development literatures, students will be encouraged to understand youth and athletic development from holistic point of view, and across the participation-performance spectrum.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 24.00 Independent   : 176.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to: 

    • Develop a critical understanding of holistic youth and athlete development in sport

    • Enable students to promote a range of development outcomes when working in sport

    • Understand the role that sports coaches and teachers in developing young people and athletes in and through sport

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

    • Demonstrate an holistic, detailed knowledge and understanding of youth and athletic development in sport

    • Critically appraise models of development within sport

    • Identify, interpret and evaluate major issues in youth development in sport

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 100% Essay, 3500 words

  4. SPORT, CULTURE AND SOCIAL ISSUES
    (Compulsory) spu603
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module will encourage students’ to deepen their understanding of social and cultural theory through a critical engagement with a variety of contemporary social phenomena and their relationship to sport at a local, national and/ or international level. The module will also encourage students to consider how their own academic and/ or vocational interests (e.g. social justice, environmental concerns, internationalisation etc.) might be enhanced by the application of a sociological lens.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 24.00 Independent   : 176.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

     

    • Enhance students’ knowledge of sociological concepts, contemporary social and cultural phenomena and their relevance for the study of sport.

    • Deepen students’ appreciation of sociology as a tool for mapping the social and cultural context in which their academic or vocational interests exist.

    • Encourage independent thought and formulation of own presentation title.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

     

    • Enhance conceptual understanding of the major contemporary forces affecting the sports industry and society more broadly.

    • Critically explore and present own academic or vocational interests, in innovative ways, within a sociological framework of students own choosing.

    • Relate sociological perspectives, theories and/ or concepts to future professions.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 70% Group Presentation, 15 minutes

    Component 2 - 30% Individual Annotated Bibliography, 1000 words

  5. COACHING PEDAGOGY AND PRACTICE 2
    (Compulsory) spu605
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module will further develop students’ knowledge and understanding of coaching pedagogy from a theoretical as well as a practical standpoint. This module will require the application of particular sub-disciplines within coaching science to practical activities. This is intended to provide an opportunity to approach sport problems from an interdisciplinary viewpoint and an opportunity to conduct and present a small scale applied project focusing on an applied sport.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 24.00 Independent   : 176.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

     

    • Develop critical understanding of theories and concepts underpinning disciplines in sport coaching

    • Develop skills in observing and analysing sport skills  

    • Enable students to work with and critically evaluate the effectiveness of both a multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary approach to the application of coaching science

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

     

    • Critically evaluate current applied literature in order to effectively plan and design an observation of a sport skill

    • Critically evaluate a specific skill in order to inform an intervention

    • Design a multi-disciplinary intervention to improve performance

    • Demonstrate a critical understanding the methods of acquiring, interpreting and analysing information appropriate to sport coaching science

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 30% Presentation, 5 minutes

    Component 2 - 70% Report, 2500 words

Arts and Humanities Degrees (with Foundation Year)

, Full-time

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Key Details

  • 4 Years
  • 48 Typical UCAS Tariff
  • L545 Course Code
English class

Overview

Entry Requirements

Students will ideally require 48 UCAS points to access the programme. However, as all applicants will be invited to interview, there is opportunity to discuss any circumstances that may have affected the gaining of level three credits.

Those with considerable work and life experience of a complexity that demonstrates an aptitude to study at degree level, but with no formal qualifications, will also be accepted. Different degree pathway options available at the end of the Foundation year have different additional entry requirements.

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In order to qualify for study finance, applicants much choose a specific Foundation Year entry route from the list below. Although you will apply for a specific course via UCAS you will study the Foundation Year in Arts and Humanities then progress on to your chosen 3 year undergraduate course in your 2nd year of study at Newman.

Apply now: Drama, Theatre and Applied Performance (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: W410

Apply now: English (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Q310

Apply now: English and Creative Writing (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Q3W8

Apply now: History (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: V110

Apply now: Liberal Arts (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Y110

Apply now: Theology and Philosophy (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: V6V5

Contact Details

Contact for admissions enquiries:

Tel: 0121 476 1181 (Ext. 2386)
Email: admissions@newman.ac.uk

Contact for course specific enquiries:

Dr Fiona Reid (Assistant Dean – Arts and Humanities)
Email:  f.reid@newman.ac.uk

 

 

Modules

Optional Modules: find out how the University deals with changes that may occur in some eventualities

Timetables: find out when information is available to students

For module information on the subsequent 3 years of the course please visit the relevant undergraduate course page.

Arts and Humanities Degrees (with Foundation Year)

Honours Degree with Foundation Year , Full-time

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Key Details

  • 4 Years
  • 48 Typical UCAS Tariff
  • 9X74 Course Code
  • Full Time
English class

Overview

Entry Requirements

Students will ideally require 48 UCAS points to access the programme. However, as all applicants will be invited to interview, there is opportunity to discuss any circumstances that may have affected the gaining of level three credits.

Those with considerable work and life experience of a complexity that demonstrates an aptitude to study at degree level, but with no formal qualifications, will also be accepted. Different degree pathway options available at the end of the Foundation year have different additional entry requirements.

Apply Online

In order to qualify for study finance, applicants much choose a specific Foundation Year entry route from the list below. Although you will apply for a specific course via UCAS you will study the Foundation Year in Arts and Humanities then progress on to your chosen 3 year undergraduate course in your 2nd year of study at Newman.

Apply now: Drama, Theatre and Applied Performance (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: W410

Apply now: English (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Q310

Apply now: English and Creative Writing (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Q3W8

Apply now: History (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: V110

Apply now: Liberal Arts (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Y110

Apply now: Theology and Philosophy (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: V6V5

Contact Details

Contact for admissions enquiries:

Tel: 0121 476 1181 (Ext. 2386)
Email: admissions@newman.ac.uk

Contact for course specific enquiries:

Dr Fiona Reid (Assistant Dean – Arts and Humanities)
Email:  f.reid@newman.ac.uk

 

 

Modules

Optional Modules: find out how the University deals with changes that may occur in some eventualities

Timetables: find out when information is available to students

For module information on the subsequent 3 years of the course please visit the relevant undergraduate course page.

  1. STUDENTSHIP, EDUCATION AND SOCIETY 1
    (Compulsory) fys001
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module examines what is needed to be successful in higher education, including one’s personal disposition towards learning alongside how to develop the necessary skills required to be successful in HE. It will deconstruct student’s experiences of more formal aspects of assessment such as exams, reading academically and academic writing conventions, helping them develop a plan to overcome barriers to effective engagement. It also seeks to deconstruct and reform their views on what constitutes knowledge, education and learning, drawing on theories around critical pedagogy.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 48.00 Independent   : 152.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Enable students to understand the nature of studentship, education, knowledge and learning, and apply it to their everyday lives

    • Enable students to understand their own journey within the structures of education and prepare effectively for further degree level study.

    • Enable students to develop confidence, intellectual curiosity and the ability to manage their learning.

    • Promote peer-to-peer and staff-to-student relationships that reflect those needed for success in HE.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

    • Demonstrate an understanding of the knowledge base of education and studentship and current debates within the subjects

    • Show understanding of their own motivations fears and barriers to further study and develop appropriate strategies for being successful in HE

    • Assesse own capabilities against given criteria, take responsibility for completing tasks and seek clarification and appropriate help where needed.

    • Take responsibility for self and others and work in a professional and ethical manner.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - Pass/Fail Element: Adherence to Group and Individual Learning Contracts

    Component 2 - 10% Education Timeline (10 minutes, 500 word equivalent)

    Component 3 - 90% Patchwork Portfolio (2000 word equivalent)

  2. STUDENTSHIP, EDUCATION AND SOCIETY 2
    (Compulsory) fys002
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    Building on FYS001, this module continues to examine what is needed to be successful in higher education, including one’s personal disposition towards learning alongside how to develop the necessary skills required to be successful in HE. It will further deconstruct student’s experiences of more formal aspects of assessment such as exams, reading academically and academic writing conventions, helping them develop a plan to overcome barriers to effective engagement Students will further examine and challenge what universities are, who they are for, and how they are structured, with a focus on how best they can traverse the institutions systems, and where necessary challenge them. The module thus provides the opportunity to practice academic tasks that are designed to explore key university systems, processes and support mechanisms, whilst encouraging students to plan for the maintenance and development of their individual skills and abilities needed for success in Higher Education.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 48.00 Independent   : 152.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Enable students to understand the nature of studentship, education, knowledge and learning, and apply it to their everyday lives.

    • Enable students to understand their own journey within the structures of education and effectively prepare them for further degree level study.

    • Enable students to develop confidence, intellectual curiosity and the ability to manage their learning.

    • Enable students to understand the structures and systems of Higher Education and develop skills to effectively traverse them

    • Ensure students can evaluate evidence, arguments and assumptions and begin to reach judgements and communicate information

    • Promote peer-to-peer and staff-to-student relationships that reflect those needed for success in HE.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

    • Analyse and relate their experiences to underlying theoretical frameworks and approaches within social sciences, carrying out appropriate research.

    • Demonstrate an ability to respond to the HE environment and assessment regimes such as exams, assignments, presentations and in developing skills in skills in group work, literacy, reading, writing, numeracy and using learning resources

    • Assesses own capabilities against given criteria, take responsibility for completing tasks and seek clarification and appropriate help where needed.

    • Take responsibility for self and others and work in a professional and ethical manner

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - Pass/Fail Element: Adherence to Group and Individual Learning Contracts

    Component 2 - 10% Glossary (500 words)

    Component 3 - 90% Patchwork Portfolio (2500 word equivalent)

  3. FOUNDATIONS OF SOCIAL SCIENCE
    (Compulsory) fys003
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module aims to promote a philosophical way of thinking in students and as such, will cover the core of philosophy, politics, economics, sociology and psychology as well as its applications. Students will think philosophically through an examination of everyday philosophy in everyday life and how we use its languages.

    Politics is examined to discuss why it is often not seen as important and explores questions such as:  who votes? Why not? How are decisions made and who gets to make them? What is left and right, globalisation, environmentalism and immigration? 

    Starting with their own situations, and those of their communities, students examine how economies work and people make money or not. They will go on to explore how and why some economies boom and bust, how prices are determined, why do people earn more and why.

    The history of sociology as a subject, and what it is to think sociologically will be explored. Themes discussed during the module include those on what is society? What is meant by functionalism? What are conflict models and post structuralism?  Issues pertinent to those in the classroom are examined and include, but are not exclusively limited to class, race, disability and gender.

    Psychology, its history and debates are discussed through an exploration of its different major schools including cognitive/ biological, behavioural and psycho dynamic approaches. Themes as relevant to the student body, possibly including issues such as violence, adolescence, crime, mental health, masculinity and sexuality are subsequently examined. Furthermore, some of the areas that have developed into distinct areas of social sciences, including criminology, health and social care, social policy and sports and wellbeing are debated.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 72.00 Independent   : 328.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 400.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Enable students to understand the nature of social sciences and its applications

    • Provide a conducive learning environment that enables students to see the relevance of social sciences in their everyday lives

    • Support the development of student confidence, intellectual curiosity, the ability to manage their learning within the social sciences as a member of a team and autonomously.

    • Enable students to be confident in researching topics and concepts within the social sciences from a multitude of sources

    • Ensure students have a grounding in evaluating arguments, abstract concepts and data in the social sciences and making appropriate judgements

    • Develop key transferable skills including the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility, decision-making and other abilities needed to undertake further study

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

    • Understand the knowledge base of social sciences

    • Develop an awareness current areas of debate within the social sciences and their applications 

    • Relate their experiences to underlying theoretical frameworks and approaches within social sciences, including carrying out appropriate research.

    • Analyse a range of social science related information using pre-defined principles, frameworks or criteria.

    • Take responsibility for initiating and completing tasks and procedures

    • Develop an awareness of the ethical issues in the social sciences

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - Pass/Fail Element: Adherence to Group and Indivdual Learning Contracts

    Component 2 - 20% Essay (1000 words)

    Component 3 - 80% Patchwork Portfolio (5000 word equivalent)

  4. UNDERSTANDING AND EXPLORING SOCIETY
    (Compulsory) fys004
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module asks students to undertake a practical social sciences related project. Supported through initial input and group tutorials student will go through a process. Firstly, they need to understand a community’s issues and concerns through conducting a community profile. Subsequently, they need to deconstruct the issues and attempt to find generative themes of common concern which can be seen through a social science framework. This is done via applying knowledge and theory, unpacking issues and making wider connections. Students will then need to analyse what is going on further, generating new themes, new theory and making connections. Finally, students demonstrate understanding of political and policy structures, coming up with strategies and planning for action.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 36.00 Independent   : 164.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Enable students to apply their understanding the nature of social sciences and its applications to a real world context

    • Enable students to manage their learning and work as a member of a team and autonomously.

    • Develop students’ confidence, intellectual curiosity and ability to manage and applying their learning within the social sciences to applied situation

    • Enable students to be confident in researching topics and concepts within the social sciences from a multitude of sources

    • Ensure students have a grounding in evaluating arguments, abstract concepts and data in the social sciences and make appropriate judgements in real world situations

    • Develop in students key transferable skills including the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility, decision-making and other abilities needed to undertake further study

     

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

    • Apply their understanding of the knowledge base of the social sciences to real world situations, illuminating current debates within them

    • Apply their knowledge of education and the education system, including the nature of knowledge and learning about social sciences

    • Analyse and relate their experiences to underlying theoretical frameworks and approaches within social sciences, carrying out appropriate research.

    • Develop skills in group work, literacy, reading, writing, numeracy and use learning resources

    • Take responsibility for initiating and completing tasks and procedures in conjunction with others

    • Take responsibility for self and others, including the community, and work in a professional and ethical manner

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - Pass/Fail Element: Adherence to Group and Individual Learning Contracts

    Component 2 - 50% Community Profile (Groups of 3-6, 1500 words)

    Component 3 - 50% Group Presentation of Community Plan (30 minutes, 1500 words equivalent)

  5. PROPOSAL FOR SUCCESSFUL FURTHER STUDY
    (Compulsory) fys005
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    In this module students will investigate, and have the opportunity to make a case for the course they wish to go on to study, and how they will overcome any barriers. They will have the opportunity to undertake both desk-based research and interviews with lecturers and current students. They are expected to reflect upon their direct experiences of the teaching of at least two courses, and expose themselves to a real world experience related to their choice as negotiated with the tutors, the potential subject tutors and their study group. Students will create a poster that identifies which course they want to study, why, what the barriers may be for them, and how they are going to overcome them.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 36.00 Independent   : 164.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Enable students to build on their core understanding of the nature of social sciences and identify which aspect of the social sciences they wish to specialize in and why

    • Enable students to understand and articulate their intended journey within the structures of education and show how they are now prepared for degree level study.

    • Enable student to demonstrate how they have developed confidence, intellectual curiosity and the ability to manage their learning.

    • Enable students to show how they have adjusted to the demands of learning at HE level and can function in a modern professional environment and have acquired sufficient information and digital literacy.

    • Ensure students can demonstrate their grounding in evaluating arguments, abstract concepts and data are able to make judgments and to frame appropriate questions to achieve a solution - or identify a range of solutions - to a problem

    • To enable students to demonstrate how they have developed the key transferable skills necessary for further study and employment including: the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility, decision-making, communication to multiple.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

    • Demonstrate an understanding of the knowledge base and current areas of debate within the social sciences and their intended study area

    • Show understanding of their own motivations, fears and barriers to further study

    • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of appropriate strategies for being successful in HE 

    • Show how their experiences relate to underlying theoretical frameworks and approaches within social sciences and their intended subject

    • Investigative options and communicate results effectively, including how they will traverse the HE environment and assessment regimes such as exams, assignments etc and develop specific skills in group work, literacy, reading, writing, numeracy and using learning resources

    • Assesses own capabilities against given criteria.

    • Take the responsibility for initiating and completing tasks and procedures, adapting own behaviour to meet obligations to others.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - Pass/Fail Element: Adherence to Group and Individual Learning Contracts

    Component 2 - 100% Poster Presentation (2000 word equivalent, plus 10 minute discussion)

Arts and Humanities Degrees (with Foundation Year)

Honours Degree with Foundation Year , Full-time

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Key Details

  • 4 Years
  • 48 Typical UCAS Tariff
  • X333 Course Code
  • Full Time
English class

Overview

Entry Requirements

Students will ideally require 48 UCAS points to access the programme. However, as all applicants will be invited to interview, there is opportunity to discuss any circumstances that may have affected the gaining of level three credits.

Those with considerable work and life experience of a complexity that demonstrates an aptitude to study at degree level, but with no formal qualifications, will also be accepted. Different degree pathway options available at the end of the Foundation year have different additional entry requirements.

Apply Online

In order to qualify for study finance, applicants much choose a specific Foundation Year entry route from the list below. Although you will apply for a specific course via UCAS you will study the Foundation Year in Arts and Humanities then progress on to your chosen 3 year undergraduate course in your 2nd year of study at Newman.

Apply now: Drama, Theatre and Applied Performance (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: W410

Apply now: English (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Q310

Apply now: English and Creative Writing (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Q3W8

Apply now: History (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: V110

Apply now: Liberal Arts (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Y110

Apply now: Theology and Philosophy (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: V6V5

Contact Details

Contact for admissions enquiries:

Tel: 0121 476 1181 (Ext. 2386)
Email: admissions@newman.ac.uk

Contact for course specific enquiries:

Dr Fiona Reid (Assistant Dean – Arts and Humanities)
Email:  f.reid@newman.ac.uk

 

 

Course Fees

Fees for the first year of the course:
Full time Home/ EU Students: £7,500*
Fees for the following three years are currently £9,250 per year.**

* Fees shown are for 2019/20 academic year. The University will review tuition fees and increase fees in line with any inflationary uplift as determined by the UK Government, if permitted by law or government policy, on enrolment and in subsequent years of your course. It is anticipated that such increases would be linked to RPI (the Retail Price Index excluding mortgage interest payments).
** Please go to the corresponding 3 year undergraduate degree page for details.

Additional Costs

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is not required for entry into this programme, although it is in many cases required by employers before students can begin their Year 2 (level 5) work placement.  Find out more about completing the DBS application form and the related additional costs.

Additional Information

General Academic Regulations: Terms and Conditions for students attending our courses

Modules

Optional Modules: find out how the University deals with changes that may occur in some eventualities

Timetables: find out when information is available to students

For module information on the subsequent 3 years of the course please visit the relevant undergraduate course page.

  1. STUDENTSHIP, EDUCATION AND SOCIETY 1
    (Compulsory) fys001
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module examines what is needed to be successful in higher education, including one’s personal disposition towards learning alongside how to develop the necessary skills required to be successful in HE. It will deconstruct student’s experiences of more formal aspects of assessment such as exams, reading academically and academic writing conventions, helping them develop a plan to overcome barriers to effective engagement. It also seeks to deconstruct and reform their views on what constitutes knowledge, education and learning, drawing on theories around critical pedagogy.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 48.00 Independent   : 152.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Enable students to understand the nature of studentship, education, knowledge and learning, and apply it to their everyday lives

    • Enable students to understand their own journey within the structures of education and prepare effectively for further degree level study.

    • Enable students to develop confidence, intellectual curiosity and the ability to manage their learning.

    • Promote peer-to-peer and staff-to-student relationships that reflect those needed for success in HE.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

    • Demonstrate an understanding of the knowledge base of education and studentship and current debates within the subjects

    • Show understanding of their own motivations fears and barriers to further study and develop appropriate strategies for being successful in HE

    • Assesse own capabilities against given criteria, take responsibility for completing tasks and seek clarification and appropriate help where needed.

    • Take responsibility for self and others and work in a professional and ethical manner.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - Pass/Fail Element: Adherence to Group and Individual Learning Contracts

    Component 2 - 10% Education Timeline (10 minutes, 500 word equivalent)

    Component 3 - 90% Patchwork Portfolio (2000 word equivalent)

  2. FOUNDATIONS OF SOCIAL SCIENCE
    (Compulsory) fys003
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module aims to promote a philosophical way of thinking in students and as such, will cover the core of philosophy, politics, economics, sociology and psychology as well as its applications. Students will think philosophically through an examination of everyday philosophy in everyday life and how we use its languages.

    Politics is examined to discuss why it is often not seen as important and explores questions such as:  who votes? Why not? How are decisions made and who gets to make them? What is left and right, globalisation, environmentalism and immigration? 

    Starting with their own situations, and those of their communities, students examine how economies work and people make money or not. They will go on to explore how and why some economies boom and bust, how prices are determined, why do people earn more and why.

    The history of sociology as a subject, and what it is to think sociologically will be explored. Themes discussed during the module include those on what is society? What is meant by functionalism? What are conflict models and post structuralism?  Issues pertinent to those in the classroom are examined and include, but are not exclusively limited to class, race, disability and gender.

    Psychology, its history and debates are discussed through an exploration of its different major schools including cognitive/ biological, behavioural and psycho dynamic approaches. Themes as relevant to the student body, possibly including issues such as violence, adolescence, crime, mental health, masculinity and sexuality are subsequently examined. Furthermore, some of the areas that have developed into distinct areas of social sciences, including criminology, health and social care, social policy and sports and wellbeing are debated.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 72.00 Independent   : 328.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 400.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Enable students to understand the nature of social sciences and its applications

    • Provide a conducive learning environment that enables students to see the relevance of social sciences in their everyday lives

    • Support the development of student confidence, intellectual curiosity, the ability to manage their learning within the social sciences as a member of a team and autonomously.

    • Enable students to be confident in researching topics and concepts within the social sciences from a multitude of sources

    • Ensure students have a grounding in evaluating arguments, abstract concepts and data in the social sciences and making appropriate judgements

    • Develop key transferable skills including the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility, decision-making and other abilities needed to undertake further study

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

    • Understand the knowledge base of social sciences

    • Develop an awareness current areas of debate within the social sciences and their applications 

    • Relate their experiences to underlying theoretical frameworks and approaches within social sciences, including carrying out appropriate research.

    • Analyse a range of social science related information using pre-defined principles, frameworks or criteria.

    • Take responsibility for initiating and completing tasks and procedures

    • Develop an awareness of the ethical issues in the social sciences

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - Pass/Fail Element: Adherence to Group and Indivdual Learning Contracts

    Component 2 - 20% Essay (1000 words)

    Component 3 - 80% Patchwork Portfolio (5000 word equivalent)

  3. STUDENTSHIP, EDUCATION AND SOCIETY 2
    (Compulsory) fys002
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    Building on FYS001, this module continues to examine what is needed to be successful in higher education, including one’s personal disposition towards learning alongside how to develop the necessary skills required to be successful in HE. It will further deconstruct student’s experiences of more formal aspects of assessment such as exams, reading academically and academic writing conventions, helping them develop a plan to overcome barriers to effective engagement Students will further examine and challenge what universities are, who they are for, and how they are structured, with a focus on how best they can traverse the institutions systems, and where necessary challenge them. The module thus provides the opportunity to practice academic tasks that are designed to explore key university systems, processes and support mechanisms, whilst encouraging students to plan for the maintenance and development of their individual skills and abilities needed for success in Higher Education.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 48.00 Independent   : 152.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Enable students to understand the nature of studentship, education, knowledge and learning, and apply it to their everyday lives.

    • Enable students to understand their own journey within the structures of education and effectively prepare them for further degree level study.

    • Enable students to develop confidence, intellectual curiosity and the ability to manage their learning.

    • Enable students to understand the structures and systems of Higher Education and develop skills to effectively traverse them

    • Ensure students can evaluate evidence, arguments and assumptions and begin to reach judgements and communicate information

    • Promote peer-to-peer and staff-to-student relationships that reflect those needed for success in HE.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

    • Analyse and relate their experiences to underlying theoretical frameworks and approaches within social sciences, carrying out appropriate research.

    • Demonstrate an ability to respond to the HE environment and assessment regimes such as exams, assignments, presentations and in developing skills in skills in group work, literacy, reading, writing, numeracy and using learning resources

    • Assesses own capabilities against given criteria, take responsibility for completing tasks and seek clarification and appropriate help where needed.

    • Take responsibility for self and others and work in a professional and ethical manner

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - Pass/Fail Element: Adherence to Group and Individual Learning Contracts

    Component 2 - 10% Glossary (500 words)

    Component 3 - 90% Patchwork Portfolio (2500 word equivalent)

  4. UNDERSTANDING AND EXPLORING SOCIETY
    (Compulsory) fys004
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module asks students to undertake a practical social sciences related project. Supported through initial input and group tutorials student will go through a process. Firstly, they need to understand a community’s issues and concerns through conducting a community profile. Subsequently, they need to deconstruct the issues and attempt to find generative themes of common concern which can be seen through a social science framework. This is done via applying knowledge and theory, unpacking issues and making wider connections. Students will then need to analyse what is going on further, generating new themes, new theory and making connections. Finally, students demonstrate understanding of political and policy structures, coming up with strategies and planning for action.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 36.00 Independent   : 164.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Enable students to apply their understanding the nature of social sciences and its applications to a real world context

    • Enable students to manage their learning and work as a member of a team and autonomously.

    • Develop students’ confidence, intellectual curiosity and ability to manage and applying their learning within the social sciences to applied situation

    • Enable students to be confident in researching topics and concepts within the social sciences from a multitude of sources

    • Ensure students have a grounding in evaluating arguments, abstract concepts and data in the social sciences and make appropriate judgements in real world situations

    • Develop in students key transferable skills including the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility, decision-making and other abilities needed to undertake further study

     

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

    • Apply their understanding of the knowledge base of the social sciences to real world situations, illuminating current debates within them

    • Apply their knowledge of education and the education system, including the nature of knowledge and learning about social sciences

    • Analyse and relate their experiences to underlying theoretical frameworks and approaches within social sciences, carrying out appropriate research.

    • Develop skills in group work, literacy, reading, writing, numeracy and use learning resources

    • Take responsibility for initiating and completing tasks and procedures in conjunction with others

    • Take responsibility for self and others, including the community, and work in a professional and ethical manner

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - Pass/Fail Element: Adherence to Group and Individual Learning Contracts

    Component 2 - 50% Community Profile (Groups of 3-6, 1500 words)

    Component 3 - 50% Group Presentation of Community Plan (30 minutes, 1500 words equivalent)

  5. PROPOSAL FOR SUCCESSFUL FURTHER STUDY
    (Compulsory) fys005
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    In this module students will investigate, and have the opportunity to make a case for the course they wish to go on to study, and how they will overcome any barriers. They will have the opportunity to undertake both desk-based research and interviews with lecturers and current students. They are expected to reflect upon their direct experiences of the teaching of at least two courses, and expose themselves to a real world experience related to their choice as negotiated with the tutors, the potential subject tutors and their study group. Students will create a poster that identifies which course they want to study, why, what the barriers may be for them, and how they are going to overcome them.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 36.00 Independent   : 164.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Enable students to build on their core understanding of the nature of social sciences and identify which aspect of the social sciences they wish to specialize in and why

    • Enable students to understand and articulate their intended journey within the structures of education and show how they are now prepared for degree level study.

    • Enable student to demonstrate how they have developed confidence, intellectual curiosity and the ability to manage their learning.

    • Enable students to show how they have adjusted to the demands of learning at HE level and can function in a modern professional environment and have acquired sufficient information and digital literacy.

    • Ensure students can demonstrate their grounding in evaluating arguments, abstract concepts and data are able to make judgments and to frame appropriate questions to achieve a solution - or identify a range of solutions - to a problem

    • To enable students to demonstrate how they have developed the key transferable skills necessary for further study and employment including: the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility, decision-making, communication to multiple.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

    • Demonstrate an understanding of the knowledge base and current areas of debate within the social sciences and their intended study area

    • Show understanding of their own motivations, fears and barriers to further study

    • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of appropriate strategies for being successful in HE 

    • Show how their experiences relate to underlying theoretical frameworks and approaches within social sciences and their intended subject

    • Investigative options and communicate results effectively, including how they will traverse the HE environment and assessment regimes such as exams, assignments etc and develop specific skills in group work, literacy, reading, writing, numeracy and using learning resources

    • Assesses own capabilities against given criteria.

    • Take the responsibility for initiating and completing tasks and procedures, adapting own behaviour to meet obligations to others.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - Pass/Fail Element: Adherence to Group and Individual Learning Contracts

    Component 2 - 100% Poster Presentation (2000 word equivalent, plus 10 minute discussion)

Arts and Humanities Degrees (with Foundation Year)

Honours Degree , Full-Time

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Key Details

  • 3 Years
  • 96 Typical UCAS Tariff
  • Y100 Course Code
  • Full Time
English class

Overview

Entry Requirements

Students will ideally require 48 UCAS points to access the programme. However, as all applicants will be invited to interview, there is opportunity to discuss any circumstances that may have affected the gaining of level three credits.

Those with considerable work and life experience of a complexity that demonstrates an aptitude to study at degree level, but with no formal qualifications, will also be accepted. Different degree pathway options available at the end of the Foundation year have different additional entry requirements.

Apply Online

In order to qualify for study finance, applicants much choose a specific Foundation Year entry route from the list below. Although you will apply for a specific course via UCAS you will study the Foundation Year in Arts and Humanities then progress on to your chosen 3 year undergraduate course in your 2nd year of study at Newman.

Apply now: Drama, Theatre and Applied Performance (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: W410

Apply now: English (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Q310

Apply now: English and Creative Writing (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Q3W8

Apply now: History (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: V110

Apply now: Liberal Arts (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Y110

Apply now: Theology and Philosophy (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: V6V5

Contact Details

Contact for admissions enquiries:

Tel: 0121 476 1181 (Ext. 2386)
Email: admissions@newman.ac.uk

Contact for course specific enquiries:

Dr Fiona Reid (Assistant Dean – Arts and Humanities)
Email:  f.reid@newman.ac.uk

 

 

Course Fees

Fees per academic year:
Full time Home/ EU Students: £9,250*
* Fees shown are for 2019/20 academic year. The University will review tuition fees and increase fees in line with any inflationary uplift as determined by the UK Government, if permitted by law or government policy, in subsequent years of your course. It is anticipated that such increases would be linked to RPI (the Retail Price Index excluding mortgage interest payments).

Additional Costs

Students who wish to study abroad will incur additional costs.

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is not required for entry into this programme, although it is in some cases required by employers before students can begin their Year 2 (level 5) work placement.  Find out more about completing the DBS application form and the related additional costs.

Additional Information

General Academic Regulations: Terms and Conditions for students attending our courses

Modules

Optional Modules: find out how the University deals with changes that may occur in some eventualities

Timetables: find out when information is available to students

For module information on the subsequent 3 years of the course please visit the relevant undergraduate course page.

  1. THE LIBERAL ARTS: DRAMA AND DEMOCRACY (SUBJECT TO VALIDATION)
    (Compulsory) lau401
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module will introduce students to what Liberal Arts is and what it means to study this subject at university. Students will study Greek drama, exploring the historical context of the plays as well as exploring the plays as dramatic presentations through performance. Through their study of Greek drama, students will also be given guidance on essential study skills for studying the Liberal Arts at university, e.g. essay writing, referencing.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 48.00 Independent   : 152.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to: 

    • Equip students with the tools and techniques to practise Liberal Arts, especially in the areas of Classical Civilisations, History and Drama

    • Be explicit about the behaviours and competences expected of students on a university-level academic Humanities course.

    • Explore the study of ancient literature

    • Introduce students to the theoretical underpinnings of academic study of ancient literature and its performance

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

    • Identify, analyse and evaluate ancient dramatic texts with a secure understanding of the relevant context

    • Understand and critically evaluate a variety of approaches to constructing and interpreting the past and to approaching the performance of ancient texts

    • Construct arguments in written form

    • Gather and retrieve written and other materials for use in study from library, electronic and other repositories

    • Critically interpret both ancient literature and secondary literature on the subject, including the work of historians, Classicists and those working on the theory and practice of drama

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 50% Essay (2000 words)

    Component 2 - 50% Dramatic Presentation Individual (10 minutes) or Small Groups (15 minutes)

  2. READING IDENTITY POLITICS
    (Compulsory) enu419
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module will introduce students to the basic concepts, terminology, and politics of exploring identity in cultural texts. Through studying excerpts from popular critical commentaries on theories of gender, sexuality, race, disability, and class, students will develop skills in textual and cultural analysis, establishing an introductory critical vocabulary that will be developed and refined in subsequent levels of the programme. Students will acquire knowledge of the history of cultural representations of identities and explore the extent to which these discourses are revisited and redressed in contemporary popular texts (fiction, film, television, music video, drama etc.) The first part of the module focuses on applying accessible critical commentaries on feminism, queer studies, postcolonialism, disability studies, and Marxism to popular cultural case studies. The second part of the module introduces students to an early modern play in preparation for a theatre trip to the RSC to see the play in performance. Students are then assessed via a portfolio including a critical review of the production and a supporting annotated bibliography on an identity-themed topic. Formative feedback opportunities on writing reviews and annotated bibliographies will be offered as part of the seminar workshop teaching sessions.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 44.00 Independent   : 156.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to: 

    • Introduce students to a range of contemporary critical texts about cultural representation and identity politics, and a case study of a contemporary performance of an early modern play

    • Develop students’ knowledge and understanding of the ideological and ethical issues in the representation of identities in contemporary culture

    • Develop students’ knowledge and understanding of a range of contexts (historical, social, economic, political) for exploring the construction of identities in text and culture

    • Enable students to develop the ability to write coherently and in a structured way about cultural identity politics, recognising and commenting ethically on key features of identity construction in cultural texts

    • Develop students’ ability to use secondary critical resources in both digital and hard copy form to help them develop their understanding of key theoretical perspectives in relation to identity

    • To help students develop effective habits of independent study, taking responsibility for their own learning and their own perspectives on identities in culture, through carefully structured and supported activities

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

    • Gain an introductory knowledge of a range of critical/theoretical texts in relation to contemporary identity politics

    • Gain a basic knowledge of the historical, cultural, political, economic, and social contexts in which these texts – and an early modern play – are produced

    • Gain an introductory knowledge of the ways in which theory/criticism can be applied to textual/cultural examples of identity construction

    • Develop their critical skills in close reading and analysis of texts

    • Develop their ability to use critical and analytical terminology and appropriate scholarly citation

    • Gain some knowledge and understanding of the role and responsibility of authors and readers in making meanings from cultural representations

    • Demonstrate literacy and communication skills and the ability to apply these in contexts and create work that is coherently structured and appropriate to the assignment brief

    • Develop their research skills including the ability to acquire, use, evaluate and interpret complex information from diverse sources and to synthesise such material

    • Develop their self-efficacy by showing their ability to follow advice, act independently, manage their time, plan and organise their workload to meet deadlines and to reflect upon their own learning, making effective use of feedback to facilitate improvements in their own performance

    • Provide opportunities to practice the attributes, skills, attitudes and approaches expected and required by employers.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 100% Portfolio (3500 words)

  3. POLITICS AND RELIGION IN BRITAIN
    (Compulsory) thu412
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module explores the role of religion and politics in Britain by bringing classical texts of political philosophy into dialogue with real case studies from the recent past. You will become familiar with key concepts that have influenced how religion is understood in Britain today. Arguments about religious toleration, individual freedom, and the role of the state have real consequences for how people live and so over the course of this module you’ll analyse how these abstract political concepts play out in our contemporary world.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 36.00 Independent   : 164.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

     

    • provide a coherent learning in Religious Studies and Political Philosophy, as they pertain to Britain in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries;

    • foster in students an academically rigorous and critical approach to the study of Politics and Religion;

    • engage students with the current role(s) of religion in British politics and public life;

    • enable students to conduct an empathetic and critical awareness of the complexity of the connection between religion and politics in Britain in order to deepen their understanding of contemporary society and the ongoing relevance of the study of religion;

    • support students as they develop knowledge of themselves, their own learning and their understanding of justice

    • equip students with the communication and IT skills necessary to express complex information in a coherent and cogent manner

    • provide students with opportunities to gain the transferable and employability skills to enable them to pursue their life ambitions

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

     

    • Describe and explain some fundamental positions in political philosophy as it pertains to religion.

    • Apply these abstract concepts to specific situations, drawing on personal experience and case studies.

    • Analyse case studies, deploying concepts from political philosophy to examine the role of religion in contemporary Britain.

    • Evaluate the claims of key religious and political actors in British society, situating them within the wider social and historical context of religion and politics.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 60% Collection of Short Essays (1500 words)

    Component 2 - 40% Group Presentation (10 minutes, 1500 word equivalent)

  4. REMEMBERING AND FORGETTING: MEMORY STUDIES IN A LIBERAL DEMOCRACY (SUBJECT TO VALIDATION)
    (Compulsory) lau402
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    Nobody really understands what memory is. Despite this, memory is fundamental to our lives as human beings, our interactions with others, and our sense of who we are as people. Engaging with the diverse and peculiar ways that people have tried to explain their memory to themselves, this module will explore one of the fundamental questions facing human beings: what does it mean to remember?

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 36.00 Independent   : 164.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to: 

    • Introduce students to the topic of remembering as it applies to the disciplines of the Humanities;

    • Enable students to reflect on how different ways of remembering shape their own experience of the world;

    • Explore similarities and differences in the ways that remembering is modelled and understood in the Humanities disciplines.

    • Apply a range of perspectives to engage with the central questions around remembering and forgetting.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

    • Describe different models of remembering as they are applied in different disciplines.    

    • Demonstrate how different models of remembering can be used applied to human culture and behaviour.

    • Draw on theories of remembering to analyse primary sources.

    • Evaluate the role of remembering in contemporary society, weigh its use as a tool of critique and reflect ethically on the nature of memory.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 50% Group Presentation (15 minutes, 2000 word equivalent)

    Component 2 - 50% Peer Assessment (2000 word equivalent)

  5. INTRODUCTION TO WORK RELATED LEARNING
    (Compulsory) plu404
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module aims to equip students with the knowledge and self-management skills to make informed choices in preparing for work placement and the transition to employment or further study on graduation.  

    Learners will be provided with the opportunities to develop awareness of the workplace, identify different career and study options, recognise and articulate their own experience, accomplishments and talents and plan and implement career management strategies for the short and long term.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 12.00 Independent   : 88.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 100.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Support students in developing informed choices about the career pathways available to them, in relation to their subject choices.
    • Prepare students for work-based learning and the application / exploration of subject knowledge in the workplace.

    • Encourage students to make connections between their learning, placement choice, future job aspirations and contribution to society.

    • Enable students to build confidence in securing work placements and future employment.

    • Support students in reflecting upon their preparation for their work placement and future employment.  

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have had the opportunity to:

    1. Examine how their experiences, accomplishments, and abilities relate to employer expectations.

    2. Demonstrate engagement with, and an understanding of, graduate employment pathways and employability issues relating to their own career aspirations.

    3. Research organisations for the purposes of securing a work placement.

    4. Reflect upon their learning and development.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 100% Reflective Essay and Appendix, 2000 words

  6. CHALLENGING THE CANON
    (Compulsory) enu416
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module introduces students to the notion of canonical literature and then considers the ways in which contemporary authors have ‘written back’ to specific canonical works and to what effect. The first teaching weeks will introduce students to the notion of the literary canon, its usefulness, limitations, relativity and Western bias. Students will study a pair of exemplar texts – a canonical novel (hypotext) alongside a ‘transformative text’ (hypertext) – and through these consider questions of literary form, genre, value, authorship as well as relevant shifts in critical movements, such as structuralism to poststructuralism. In the second half of the module, students will choose their own textual pairing for a group presentation project in which they will be asked to examine similar questions through their own research and analysis. The module aims to develop students’ ability to study independently and reduce their reliance on transmission models of learning. This will include researching around a topic, working collaboratively with peers, developing their self-efficacy by promoting their capabilities to approach tasks as challenges to be mastered, and understanding ‘setbacks’ as opportunities to target set. Formative feedback will be built into in-class workshops and delivered through regular project group tutorials.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 24.00 Independent   : 76.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 100.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to: 

    • Start to help students to think critically about how literature is categorised, evaluated and valued in changing historical and socio-political contexts

    • Develop students’ analytical and criticality skills through the comparison of related literary works

    • Introduce students to relevant selected critical concepts and their applications

    • Develop independent research skills including the ability to acquire, use, evaluate, interpret and synthesise complex information from diverse sources

    • Develop skills for collaborative learning and working

    • Enable students to start to identify the attributes, skills and approaches developed through study in the Humanities and valued by employers

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 100% Group Presentation & Written Evaluation (5 minutes per student, plus 750 words)

  7. READING FILM
    (Compulsory) enu406
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module will introduce critical skills in reading visual texts, undertaking formal and stylistic interpretations, and beginning to make social and theoretical analyses of films. It will develop skills in interpreting visual texts and applications of theories of cultural identity in ENU419. In the first part of the module, students are introduced to rudimentary concepts related to narrative theory, in order to think about the similarities between film and prose narrative in relation to narrative structure, narrative perspective and point of view but also the different ways in which these are controlled and directed in film. This will entail work on the ‘grammar’ and vocabulary of film, the Hollywood continuity system and how it organises space and time through the elements of mise-en-scene:  iconography, camera framing, editing and sound. Students will focus on the close analysis of one Hollywood film, for example Twilight, and then learn how to compose their own film script, using the Hollywood model. In the second part of the module, students are encouraged to see textual analysis as part of a wider consideration of cultural history. They will consider how cinema can be self-reflexive, often working to deconstruct the rigid ideological structures of the Hollywood continuity system in order to reflect on the power of this system to create ideological messages. They will focus on how one counter-cultural film with an alternative ideology, shaped through different conditions of production, can draw upon different traditions and aesthetics to promote attention to gender, ethnic and cultural identities generally unrecognised in Hollywood blockbusters.  One indicative film is Daughters of the Dust, which highlights the role and importance of women and African American women. Students will be assessed by a portfolio, which will comprise of a film review/analysis of a film, and a film script with an accompanying commentary. Workshops dedicated to analysing the stories, practicing scriptwriting, and working on a 300-word formative assignment piece will be built into the module and also tutorial feedback on the formative draft.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 36.00 Independent   : 164.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to: 

    • Offer a basic knowledge of the distinctive characteristics of film in relation to narrative fiction;

    • Provide an introductory knowledge of the complexities inherent in textual production

    • Help students gain an introductory knowledge and understanding of the distinctive visual characteristics of different film genres

    • Help students' gain an introductory knowledge and understanding of the contexts (historical, cultural geographical, economic, political and social) which can determine the form and interpretation of films and the ideological implications of these contexts for constructing social identities

    • Help students start to develop critical skills in the close reading and analysis of film discourses and capacity for independent thought and judgment in critical practice

    • Develop students' knowledge, understanding and ability to begin to critically evaluate the basics of some theoretical approaches to texts, including narrative and structural theory, semiotics, deconstruction, ideology, feminist and postcolonial theory.

    • Develop students' skills and abilities in the finding, retrieval, synthesis and use of some secondary critical material and resources

    • Introduce students to appropriate literary and filmic critical and analytical terminology and appropriate scholarly citation.

    • get students to start to identify contexts of textual production and think about the effects of authorship, production and audience on texts and language.

    • Start to develop students’ abilities to write to a specific brief and engage productively and professionally in the processes of revision and editing

     

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

    • Gain an introductory knowledge of film and how the film medium differs from written fictional narratives, in relation to the distinctive audio and visual conventions through which meanings and representations are constructed.

    • Gain a basic knowledge of the historical, geographical, cultural, economic and social contexts of the production of some films and how these contexts can determine the form and interpretation of films and the ideological implications of these contexts for constructing social identities

    • Gain a basic knowledge and understanding of narrative and cultural theory in relation to short stories and film productions

    • Apply critical approaches in their close reading and analysis of films and short stories

    • Develop a basic ability to use critical and analytical terminology appropriate to the discussion of film and appropriate scholarly citation

    • Gain some knowledge and understanding of generic conventions and the effects of authorship, production and audience on texts

    • Gain some experience of creative practice primarily as a means to critical reflection

    • Demonstrate literacy and communication skills and the ability to apply these in contexts and create work that is coherently structured;

    • Develop their research skills including the ability to acquire, use, evaluate and interpret information from diverse sources and to synthesise such material, at an introductory level;

    • Begin to develop their self-efficacy by showing their ability to follow advice, act independently, manage their time, plan and organise their workload to meet deadlines and to reflect upon their own learning

     

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 100% Portfolio (3500 words)

  1. FILM AND CULTURAL IDENTITY (SUBJECT TO VALIDATION)
    (Compulsory) lau501
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module will introduce students to the study of Film. Students will explore the medium of film and its impact through two main themes; 1) What is film and what is special about it as a medium? and 2) How is cultural identity (including, but not restricted to, gender, race, class, nationality, etc.) expressed through film?

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 36.00 Independent   : 164.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to: 

    • Develop students’ understanding of the nature and development of film as a medium.

    • Foster an understanding of key theoretical concepts in film studies.

    • Promote students’ ability to identify, analyse and evaluate films, using them in a critical and imaginative way, with a broad appreciation of their historical, cultural and literary context.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

    • Display a strong understanding of the nature and development of film as a medium.

    • Identify, analyse and evaluate films, using them in a critical and imaginative way, with a broad appreciation of their historical, cultural and literary context.

    • Understand and evaluate a variety of current scholarship on film.

    • Offer some valid contributions to current conversations about and theoretical approaches to film.

    • Construct fair, coherent, convincing and sustained arguments on the cultural significance of film.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 50% Presentation - Individual (15 minutes) or Small Groups (20 minutes)

    Component 2 - 50% Essay (3000 words)

  2. WORK RELATED LEARNING
    (Compulsory) plu512
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This year-long module offers learners the opportunity to apply and explore knowledge within a work-based context, through the mode of work place learning. The placement supervisor in the work place will negotiate the focus for the learner’s role on placement, with the learner. Students complete 100 hours in the work setting. The learner will reflect critically on different dimensions of the work place setting. This module provides an opportunity for students wishing to attain National Professional recognition with the Teaching and Learning Academy (TLA) to complete an AMTLA project. The module will also provide the opportunity for those students interested in going on to the PGCE programme to gain support and guidance with the PGCE application process.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 0.00 Independent   : 0.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 0.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Encourage students to take responsibility for initiating, directing and managing their own placement/work experience in a workplace setting.
    • Encourage students to work constructively with their workplace supervisor and university placement tutor, taking ownership of the placement/work experience and of their independent learning throughout.
    • Enable students to negotiate the relationship between academic theory and their understanding of workplace settings and their roles within those settings.
    • Encourage students to reflect critically on their experiences.
    • Encourage students to produce a reflective digital resource aimed at an external audience, to contribute towards work and study transitions.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have had the opportunity to:

    1. Secure, negotiate and undertake a specific role in a workplace setting.
    2. Evaluate features of the workplace setting and their role within it.
    3. Critically evaluate the learning opportunities provided by the workplace experience and understand that learning will benefit current and lifelong learning, values and future employability.
    4. Present a creatively engaging argument within an appropriate digital medium for an external audience, which critically reflects upon an issue or interrelating issues affecting the workplace setting.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - Placement Registration Form

    Component 2 - 60% Work Placement Reflection (2500 words)

    Component 3 - 40% Work Placement Evaluation: Digital Resource (1500 words)

  3. MODERN DRAMA
    (Optional) dru500
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module follows on from ‘The Terrible Truth’, at Level 4, which explores Ancient Greek and Early Modern Tragedy and Comedy. It will focus on changes to comic and tragic tropes in selected Naturalist/Realist, Formalist/Epic, and Cruelty/Absurd plays, to bring students into the era of Post-structuralism. Digital literacy and scholarship methods will be embedded in this module in preparation for Dissertation and higher study. The module will normally include at least one field trip to the theatre. 

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 24.00 Independent   : 76.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 100.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to: 

    • Introduce students to selected plays from the Modern canon.
    • Explore, and develop their knowledge and critical understanding of the different effects of Modernism on comic and tragic tropes, understanding how this knowledge influences their analyses, arguments, and interpretations.
    • Teach students how to research and write a mini literature review, structure an argument, and write an abstract.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

    • Identify the impact of key dramatists and practitioners and the range of techniques they introduced to undertake a critical analysis of the development of drama in the Modern era.
    • Workshop, discuss and communicate argument and analysis regarding the staging of Modernist plays; solving problems, taking decisions, and communicating outcomes.
    • Research and present arguments using own work, demonstrating critical understanding of key modernist techniques in drama.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 100% Essay (2000 words) with Abstract (150 words) & Correctly Compiled Bibliography

  4. THE PLEASURES OF READING AND WRITING
    (Optional) enu522
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module, alongside its semester two companion module, ‘the perils of reading and writing’, will enable students to develop their reading and writing practices in various forms and for various purposes and audiences. Using Helen Sword’s ‘BASE’ model, students will consider the behavioural, artisanal, social and emotional aspects of reading and writing. The first semester module focuses on theories of reading and writing and explores the tensions between a paranoid criticality, what Paul Ricoeur dubbed ‘the hermeneutics of suspicion’, and Rita Felski’s argument for ‘recognition, enchantment, knowledge and shock’ (Uses of Literature, 2008). Using such reader response theories, the module will ask students to consider their own academic reading and writing practices and the extent to which expectations of critical analysis conflict with sensations of encountering and experience, as well as the artistry of craft and creativity. The module also provides the opportunity to recognise and perform the pleasures of reading and writing through specific workshop tasks designed to help students to develop their own best practice. There will be a focus on the ‘social’ aspects of reading and writing, including collegiality and collaboration. This will culminate in the production of a piece of collaborative digital writing based on the experience of reading for pleasure. The assessment will be supported by workshops on writing for digital platforms and a non-assessed formative submission of 1000 words mid-semester.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 24.00 Independent   : 76.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 100.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to: 

    • explore a range of literary and non-literary texts focusing on the complexities inherent in textual production;

    • develop students’ knowledge and understanding of the distinctive literary, and linguistic characteristics of different types of writing;

    • focus on the role of readers in making meaning from texts, and understanding of the ethical responsibilities of textual interpretation and language use

    • engage students’ critical skills in the close reading and analysis of texts to enhance their capacity for independent thought and judgment in critical practice;

    • improve students’ ability to write to a specific brief and engage productively and professionally in the processes of revision and editing.

    • develop students’ literacy and communication skills to an advanced level in written and spoken work;

    • improve students’ self-efficacy in making effective use of feedback and reflecting on how this facilitates improvements in their own performance; and their ability to act independently, manage own time, plan and organise workload to meet deadlines;

    • explore with students how to work collaboratively to support each other, and in problem solving;

    • provide opportunities to practice the attributes, skills, attitudes and approaches expected and required by employers.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

     

    • understand the distinctive literary, and linguistic characteristics of a range of literary and non-literary texts;

    • analyse the role of readers in making meanings from texts including the ethical responsibilities of textual interpretation and language use;

    • engage critically in close analysis of texts to enhance their capacity to question ideas and interpretations;

    • improve their ability to write to a specific brief, within set time limits and engage productively and professionally in the processes of revision and editing;

    • develop advanced literacy and communication skills in written and spoken work;

    • to give and receive feedback on written work, reflecting on how this facilitates improvements in their own performance;

    • act independently, manage own time, plan and organise workload to meet deadlines;

    • work collaboratively to support their peers, and in problem solving;

    • practice the attributes, skills, attitudes and approaches expected and required by employers.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 100% Small Group Digital Writing Task (2000 words)

  5. THE ABRAHAMIC INHERITANCE: DIALOGUE AND DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CHRISTIANITY, ISLAM AND JUDAISM
    (Compulsory) thu515
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    Beloved and favoured by God, Abraham/Ibrahim is an important figure in both the Qur’an and the Bible. Christians, Muslims, and Jews have all claimed to be the true descendants of Abraham and, therefore, the sole inheritors of God’s favour. More recently, the term “Abrahamic Religions” has been used by politicians, religious leaders, and normal people to express a fundamental similarity between Christianity, Islam, and Judaism.

     

    On this module, you will analyse and evaluate different discussions of Abraham to understand how this scriptural figure has been imagined by generations of religious and non-religious people. As you do so, you will see how this ancient story has been used to mark out differences between communities and to open up new paths for dialogue. By studying Abraham, you will gain a greater understanding of the place of religion in the twenty-first century.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 36.00 Independent   : 164.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

     

    • provide a coherent learning experience in the study of the three Abrahamic religions.

    • foster in students an academically rigorous and critical approach to the study of religious and philosophical texts and traditions that emerge from the Abrahamic Inheritance

    • engage students with significant contemporary issues (such as climate change, human rights and the nature of work) and with a range of answers to these challenges as they emerge in the Abrahamic inheritance.

    • enable students to construct an empathetic and critical awareness of the complexity and diversity of the relationship between the three Abrahamic religions at the local and global level, in order to deepen their understanding of contemporary society and the ongoing relevance of the academic study of religion.

    • support students as they develop knowledge of themselves, their own learning and their understanding of justice

    • equip students with the communication and IT skills necessary to express complex information in a coherent and cogent manner

    provide students with opportunities to gain the transferable and employability skills to enable them to pursue their life ambitions

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

     

    • Recognise teachings, practices, and texts from Christianity, Islam, and Judaism.

    • Describe with understanding different accounts of Abraham, in both scriptural and extra-scriptural sources.

    • Discuss and classify the ways that Abraham has been received in different times and places.

    • Compare artefacts and texts to critically analyse the significance of Abraham in the twenty-first century.

    • Evaluate the different ways that religious people and scholars of religion have sought to define and classify the differences and similarities between Christianity, Islam, and Judaism.

    • Create a personal response to the Abrahamic Inheritance that draws on the experience of the module.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 50% Portfolio (2500 words)

    Component 2 - 50% Essay (2500 words)

  6. DISSERTATION PREPARATION (SUBJECT TO VALIDATION)
    (Compulsory) lau502
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module is designed to prepare students to undertake the capstone module. Students will work together on choosing a topic, planning their dissertation or research project, and starting their research. The module will provide students with a critical appreciation and understanding of the different types of research resources, tools and techniques used for taking on a larger project like a dissertation, as well as giving them an opportunity to start their research.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 24.00 Independent   : 76.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 100.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to: 

    • Equip students with the tools and techniques to write a dissertation in the field of Liberal Arts

    • Introduce students to research methods appropriate to undergraduate level research on an extended project such as a dissertation

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

    • Identify and refine their own research question in their chosen area     

    • Gather, retrieve and synthesise secondary literature in their chosen area

    • Critically evaluate secondary literature in their chosen area

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 100% Literature Review (3000 words)

  7. SCIENCE AND THE SEARCH FOR MEANING (SUBJECT TO VALIDATION)
    (Compulsory) lau503
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module will give you the opportunity to examine some of the major developments in modern science, while assessing whether these developments can respond adequately to important ethical and philosophical questions such as ‘what is it to be human?’ and ‘how should I live?’ Through studying various scientific models of nature and human nature, you will be encouraged to develop an awareness of the philosophical and theological assumptions underpinning scientific approaches to knowledge and meaning. This will provide space for you to reflect afresh on the value of the humanities and the insights they hold.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 36.00 Independent   : 164.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Foster an appreciation for the philosophical and theological assumptions underlying the history of key scientific developments

    • Promote an understanding of how science is a historically-situated value-laden enterprise

    • Develop students’ ability to think critically and creatively about the relationship between the humanities and sciences

    • Develop students’ ethical reflection through a critical engagement with different worldviews.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

    • Assess the philosophical and theological implications of some of the main developments in contemporary science

    • Outline and evaluate the way the history of science has shaped contemporary understandings of nature and human nature

    • Reflect critically on their own conception of nature and human nature, and present a coherent argument in support of it

    • Evaluate the ethical implications of reductive ‘scientistic’ philosophies

    • Reflect on the contemporary value of the humanities

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 50% Presentation - Individual (15 minutes) or Small Groups (20 minutes)

    Component 2 - 50% Essay (3000 words)

  8. TEXTUAL INTERVENTIONS
    (Optional) enu525
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module is a specialist subject module that asks students to enact a literary intervention into a critical issue at this specific contemporary socio-political ‘conjuncture’. The precise content of the module will depend on the research area of the module leader and its application to a relevant moment of contemporary crisis. The module will begin with a series of taught sessions on the chosen subject as well as, more generally, introducing students to the ways in which literature and society intersect and the ability of ‘text’ to perform socially and politically. The taught sessions will enable students to identify primary works and their own critical approach to the subject. The remainder of the in-class sessions will support independent group projects in which students will collaborate on a piece of assessed work that uses literature/film to pose an intervention into the prevailing discourses currently shaping the subject. The assessed work could take the form of: a public presentation or performance for a specified audience; a public display for a specific location; a taught session at a local school; a digital artefact hosted by a relevant group/platform; a symposium of papers/posters for a specified audience. The module will build on group work skills developed at Level 4 in ‘Challenging the Canon’ and through in-class exercises and reflection. Project groups will have regular tutorials with the module leader where they will be provided with formative feedback.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 36.00 Independent   : 164.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to: 

    • Develop students’ knowledge and understanding of the complex ways in which literature can engage and intervene in urgent social, cultural and political spaces and debates

    • Develop students’ knowledge of the ways in which critical readers can mediate between a literary text and an audience to effectively intervene in contemporary debates on a given subject

    • Develop independent research skills including the ability to acquire, use, evaluate, interpret and synthesise complex information from diverse sources

    • Develop skills for collaborative learning and working

    • Develop students’ ability to identify the attributes, skills and approaches developed through study in the Humanities and valued by employers

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

    • Enact a literary intervention into a critical issue at this specific contemporary socio-political ‘conjuncture’, demonstrating an understanding of how contexts (historical, cultural, geographical, economic, political and social) which can determine interpretation, and the ideological implications of these contexts

    • Demonstrate their ability to discuss relevant critical concepts in relation to literature and a capacity for independent thought and judgment in critical practice

    • Develop their research skills, including ability to acquire, use, evaluate and interpret complex information from diverse sources and to synthesise such material

    • Collaborate productively with others in project management, research, negotiation, problem solving, writing, and delivery

    • Develop self-efficacy including ability to act independently, manage own time, plan and organise workload to meet deadlines and to reflect upon own learning making effective use of feedback and support to facilitate improvements in own performance

    • Identify and reflect on the attributes, skills, attitudes and approaches expected and required of employees, the self-employed and employers

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 100% Group Project (4000 word equivalent)

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  1. DISSERTATION (SUBJECT TO VALIDATION)
    (Optional) lau601
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This double module allows students to undertake a sustained piece of independent research into a topic of their own choosing, and to apply the concepts, theories and methodologies (as relevant) that they have learnt about during the degree. Students’ work will demonstrate a grounding in current research and establish clear lines of original enquiry. Students may choose to write an extended piece of written research, or undertake a practice-based research. They will be supported by an individual supervisor or supervisors who in in individual tutorials.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 17.00 Independent   : 383.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 400.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

     

    • Ensure students have a command of a body of knowledge, defined by their chosen topic

    • provide opportunities for students to develop a detailed knowledge and understanding of the distinctive literary, linguistic and/or dramatic characteristics of genres, methods and/or theoretical approaches relevant to their dissertation or project;

    • teach students how to choose and apply relevant methods and/or critical approaches independently in their close reading and analysis of texts;

    • allow students to show their achievement in using advanced literacy and communication skills which produce work that is coherently structured to produce a clear argument or evaluation, written in a scholarly way, including the use of critical, analytical and theoretical terminology;

    • allow students to show their ability to acquire, use, evaluate and interpret complex information from diverse sources and to synthesise such material to a sophisticated level;

    • develop, in students, an advanced level of self-efficacy by showing their ability to follow advice, and act independently as appropriate; independently research including scoping and planning a project, developing an appropriate reading list to support the project; manage their time, plan and organise their workload to meet deadlines and to reflect upon their own learning;

    • An understanding of, and the ability critically to evaluate, a variety of approaches to their chosen subject

    • The ability to construct fair, coherent, convincing and sustained arguments using an appropriately wide range of literature

    • The ability to plan and execute complex tasks within a given time-frame

    • The ability to work autonomously, setting goals and deadlines as appropriate in order to complete set tasks

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

     

    • Command a body of knowledge, defined by their chosen topic.

    • Understand and critically evaluate a variety of approaches to their subject

    • Plan and execute complex tasks within a given time-frame.

    • develop a detailed knowledge and understanding of the distinctive literary, linguistic and/or dramatic characteristics of genres, methods and/or theoretical approaches relevant to their dissertation;

    • employ effective stylistic and structural features, which matches form to content, purpose and audience;

    • apply relevant methods and/or critical approaches in their close reading and analysis of texts;

    • develop advanced literacy and communication skills which produce work that is coherently structured to produce a clear argument or evaluation, written in a scholarly way, including the use of critical, analytical and theoretical terminology;

    • show their ability to acquire, use, evaluate and interpret complex information from diverse sources and to synthesise such material to a sophisticated level;

    • develop an advanced level of self-efficacy by showing their ability to follow advice, and act independently as appropriate; independently research including scoping and planning a project, developing an appropriate reading list to support the project; manage their time, plan and organise their workload to meet deadlines and to reflect upon their own learning.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - Gatekeeper: Pass/Fail Element - Short Presentation (5-10 minutes)

    Component 2 - 100% Dissertation (10,000 words) or Practice-Based Research Project (10,000 word equivalent)

  2. NEGOTIATED WORK-BASED RESEARCH PROJECT
    (Optional) plu601
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module offers students the opportunity to build on their level 5 work placement through the more developed application of a negotiated work-based research project. Students will agree with their placement tutor and workplace mentor a brief for a project which addresses a need within the organisation. Learners should complete a minimum of 100 hours in the work place. It is in the spirit of this module that wherever possible, the focus will be on social or community / sustainable development.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 24.00 Independent   : 276.00 Placement   : 100.00 Total   : 400.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

     

    • Enable students to take responsibility for initiating, directing and managing a negotiated work-based research project

    • Encourage students to use appropriate work-based research methods

    • Enable students to work collaboratively in a work setting, establishing continuity from their previous work placement and offering tangible evidence of building on this prior experience, where possible

    • Generate confidence and security in students’ employability on graduation

     

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

     

    • Secure, negotiate and design a work-based research project

    • Develop an understanding of, and apply, research methods that are appropriate to work-based contexts

    • Interpret gathered information

    • Make a clear and productive contribution to the organization through the development of recommendations arising from the work-based research project

    • Present a creatively engaging argument

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 100% NEGOTIATED WORK-BASED RESEARCH PROJECT (8000 WORDS)

  3. INVENTING GENOCIDE: FROM IMAGINATION TO MEMORY (SUBJECT TO VALIDATION)
    (Compulsory) lau602
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    The concept of genocide was ‘invented’ in the wake of the Holocaust. It began as a legal definition which was accepted by the UN in 1948. However, the term has since evolved to frame our modern understanding of organised political violence both in the distant past and the contemporary world. This module asks students to reflect on the development of the concept of genocide. It traces the historical origins of anti-Semitism asking students to reflect on the political, social and cultural function of minority persecution. This provides the context for understanding the Shoah, as students analyse the ways in which mass murder has consequently been memorialised and re-imagined. Having focused on this central case study, students will then consider more recent genocides such as events in Rwanda. They will then critically assess the ways in which the twentieth-century definition should be revised to reflect a contemporary analysis.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 48.00 Independent   : 152.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to: 

    • Introduce students to the historical development of anti-Semitism in Europe.

    • Familiarise students with the Shoah and with the ways in which it has been remembered.

    • Enable students to reflect on the way that other minority persecutions have been imagined, implemented and memorialised.

    • Introduce students to a range of theories and approaches required to consider genocide as a concept and episodes of genocide, whether historical or contemporary.

    • Enable students to reflect on how different ways of remembering genocide have developed over time and in response to changing political and cultural contexts.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

    • Discuss and analyse examples of anti-Semitism in European history.

    • Study, present and critically comment on first-hand accounts and personal reflections upon anti-Semitism and other examples of minority persecution.

    • Conduct, present and critique independent research into organised political violence, its causes and consequences.

    • Critically apply the concept of genocide to a chosen case study (either historical or contemporary).

    • Draw on relevant concepts and approaches to reflect ethically on state violence and the way in which it is related, re-described and remembered. 

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 50% Essay (3000 words)

    Component 2 - 50% Individual Presentation (10-15 minutes)

  4. APPLIED THEATRE HEALTH AND WELLBEING
    (Optional) dru603
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module will normally introduce students to a practical and critical understanding of the role, purpose and effectiveness of Applied Theatre in Health & Wellbeing. This module focuses on giving a theoretical and practical knowledge background for using various methods of designing and introducing Applied Theatre projects. The students will address health & wellbeing issues through theatre projects in educational, health & wellbeing contexts including approaches such as Theatre in Health Education, Theatre in Hospitals, Theatre in Prisons etc. Using this knowledge, the module equips and encourages students to employ these skills to bid for funding in Arts and Community Organisations, with awareness of career opportunities for the artist in healthcare.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 36.00 Independent   : 164.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to enable students to critically apply their knowledge and understanding of:

    • Various forms of Applied Drama/Theatre practice in health & wellbeing.
    • How and why drama processes can raise awareness about health and wellbeing including approaches such as Theatre in Health Education, Theatre in Hospitals, Theatre in Prisons etc.
    • How experiences can develop ideas of using drama for ‘transforming’ the lives of individuals and community groups. 
    • The practical and technical aspects of writing a proposal (bid) about Applied Theatre projects in health and wellbeing addressed to community organisations.

     

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

    • Understand and be able to critically analyse key Applied Theatre forms in educational, health & wellbeing contexts including approaches such as Theatre in Health Education, Theatre in Hospitals, Theatre in Prisons etc.
    • Demonstrate the processes by which Drama is created: researched, realised and managed.
    • Engage in independent research into the needs concerns and interests of individuals and community groups for Applied Theatre interventions and use techniques associated with identifiable cultural forms or practitioners.
    • Communicate ideas and research findings in essays.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 100% Essay - Application (3000 words)

  5. LANGUAGE AND MEDIA
    (Optional) enu621
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module explores the varieties of discourses utilised in mass and social/new media and how these discourses contribute to the representation of individuals, groups, events and nations. Links between discourse and ideology will be explored, with a particular focus on the ways in which aspects of gender, class, and race are represented through various media and online. The module will consider the relationships among representation, genre, audience, multimodality and ideology, as they are produced in media and social media contexts. The module will explore the relationship between words and images (multimodality) and the conventions which media producers and consumers draw on for production and consumption of texts. Considering these issues in development of media, students are then expected to undertake their own research, investigating topics covered in the module and to critically evaluate source material they choose for themselves. Students will receive regular formative feedback both from their tutor and peers on group and individual work throughout the module.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 36.00 Independent   : 164.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to: 

    • Help students gain a detailed knowledge of the field of media studies, with an appreciation for the different approaches to the study of media language from a variety of different perspectives;

    • Develop students' knowledge, understanding and ability to evaluate critically a range of theoretical approaches to the study of media and Internet discourse, while looking at a range of text types from everyday interaction, in newspapers and magazines, and online;

    • Help students gain a detailed knowledge and understanding of the study of language in the media and online has developed over time;

    • Develop students' ability to think critically about different approaches to media and Internet language and to analyse texts in structured, reflective and analytical ways;

    • Help students explain and critically evaluate significant issues in recent approaches to media and Internet language;

    • Develop students' skills and abilities in the finding, retrieval, synthesis and use of a range of resources to investigate language in media and Internet contexts, including everyday talk and interaction, literary texts, and journal articles.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

    • Develop a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of how linguistics is used to describe and analyse media and Internet discourse;

    • Gain a detailed knowledge and understanding of a range of theoretical approaches to media and Internet discourse and how these theories affect methodology;

    • Understand the social contexts which can determine the interpretation of language, and the ideological implications of these contexts for constructing social identities

    • Gain a detailed knowledge of the ethical responsibilities of language use

    • Gain a detailed knowledge of a range of approaches analysis of media and Internet discourse from a variety of settings, as well as understand the appropriacy of different approaches in different settings

    • Apply in a sophisticated way a range of critical approaches to the study of media and Internet discourse, with a focus on students’ own interests, both in text types and analytic approaches;

    • Produce their own small-scale analysis of media and Internet discourse in written texts, with a focus on the applying linguistic analysis in a reliable and consistent way;

    • Gain a detailed knowledge and understanding of generic conventions and the effects of authorship, production, and audience for media and Internet discourse analysis, as well as understanding its usefulness in descriptions and analysis of social interaction;

    • Develop advanced literacy and communication skills and the ability to apply these in contexts and create work that is coherently structured;

    • Develop an advanced level of self-efficacy in terms of their own analysis, by showing their ability to follow advice, act independently, manage their time, plan and organise their workload to meet deadlines and to reflect upon their own learning, making effective use of feedback to facilitate improvements in their own performances.

    • To collaborate productively with others in research, negotiation, problem solving, writing, and presentation skills to an advanced level;

    • Learn advanced research skills including the ability to acquire, use, evaluate and interpret complex information from diverse sources and to synthesise such material;

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 100% Analysis of Text (4000 words)

  6. RUINS AND RUINATION (SUBJECT TO VALIDATION)
    (Compulsory) lau603
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    We are very familiar with the ruin. On television and in film, places ruined by war or natural disaster form the backdrop of news items and popular entertainment. In our cities, the presence of ruined buildings is taken as an indication of the poverty of the city and the criminality of its population. If we’re lucky enough to travel abroad, we might visit the ruins of empires now lost and think about how imperial legacies shape our own experience of the present.

     

    This module explores the ruin as a cultural trope that recurs in different times and in different places. Texts that you analyse on this module may come from places as diverse as ancient north Africa, early modern Scandinavia, Rome during the Second World War and Bradford in the early 2000s. In all cases, you’ll analyse how ruined places are understood by the people who encountered and wrote about them. You’ll be encouraged to make connections between these ruins and your own experiences of ruin as you meet them in your everyday life. In so doing, you’ll trace the long and complex history of ruination and its continued effect on our world.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 36.00 Independent   : 164.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to: 

    • Develop students’ knowledge of the cultural, literary and religious tropes that coalesce around the figure of the ruin;

    • Analyse the similarities and differences between the ways that ruins have been described over time.

    • Evaluate discourse about ruins within wider cultural, literary and religious context.

    • Apply learning about ruins to formulate wider models of change and continuity (focussing on themes such as: imperial decline; temporality; providence; the supernatural).

    • Position contemporary ruin studies as an interdisciplinary strand of the Humanities.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

    • Discuss and analyse how the ruin has been understood in different times and places.

    • Critically interpret processes of ruination through culturally specific models of time and historical change.

    • Compare specific examples of ruin, analysing them according to general models and theories of ruination.

    • Evaluate contemporary ruin discourse as part of a wider process of human meaning making in different parts of the world.

    • Formulate a response to a particular ruin site, showing how ruin discourse illuminates wider aspects of the contemporary cultural context.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 70% Portfolio (3000 words)

    Component 2 - 30% Peer Assessment (1000 word equivalent)

  7. VIRTUES AND VALUES
    (Optional) thu604
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module enables you to explore the ways in which ancient ideas of virtues and values have been reasserted and recast by twentieth and twenty-first century philosophers. By engaging with ancient Greek texts you will have the opportunity to critically assess some of the ethical ideals upheld by this literature, such as Homer’s warrior-hero Achilles, Aeschylus’ tragic hero Agamemnon and Plato’s transcendent Forms. Evaluating the ways in which these accounts of virtue have been fundamental in shaping more modern perceptions of what it means to lead a good life found in, for example, Iris Murdoch’s account of the Good, Jean-Paul Sartre’s existentialist writings, and Martha Nussbaum’s insights about moral luck and tragic dilemmas will encourage you to critique the ideas of justice and good character promoted by our own contemporary culture.

    No information provided. Please inform the Quality Office of the text to be included within this section.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 36.00 Independent   : 164.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

     

    • Deepen the students’ understanding of some of the most important ancient Greek thinkers.

    • Foster an awareness of the role of context and culture in the development of ancient Greek thought.

    • Develop the students’ understanding of how some of the key themes and ideas from ancient Greek philosophy have been appropriated, critiqued and developed by contemporary philosophers.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

     

    • Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of the thought of key ancient Greek thinkers

    • Analyse and evaluate the influence of Greek ideas on contemporary philosophers

    • Demonstrate a critical appreciation of the role of context and culture in the development of ancient Greek thought

    • Engage confidently with and critique the thought of key ancient Greek and twentieth century philosophers.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 40% Essay (2000 words)

    Component 2 - 60% Assignment in Negotiated Format (2500 words equivalent)

  8. MYTH AND RELIGION IN THE ANCIENT WORLD
    (Optional) hsu606
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module will introduce students to the study of myth and religion in the ancient world. Students will examine theoretical approaches to myth and religion in ancient Greece and Rome, including theories on the nature of myth and aspects of ancient religious practice.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 36.00 Independent   : 164.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to: 

    • Develop students’ understanding of ancient myth and the history of ancient religion
    • Foster an understanding of key theoretical concepts in the study of ancient myth and religion
    • Promote students’ ability to identify, analyse and evaluate both primary ancient texts and secondary literature on the subject of myth and religion.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

    • Display a strong understanding of ancient myth and religion and theoretical approaches to the study of myth and religion
    • Identify, analyse and evaluate primary texts and secondary literature on myth and religion, using it in a critical and imaginative way, with a broad appreciation of its context
    • Understand and evaluate a variety of current approaches to constructing and interpreting aspects of myth and religion in the ancient world
    • Construct fair, coherent, convincing and sustained arguments, using an appropriately wide range of primary and secondary literature.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 50% INDIVIDUAL (20 MINUTES) OR PAIRED (30 MINUTES)

    Component 2 - 50% ESSAY (3500 WORDS)

Arts and Humanities Degrees (with Foundation Year)

Honours Degree with Foundation Year , Full-time

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Key Details

  • 4 Years
  • 48-80 Typical UCAS Tariff
  • V1V6 Course Code
  • Full Time
English class

Overview

Entry Requirements

Students will ideally require 48 UCAS points to access the programme. However, as all applicants will be invited to interview, there is opportunity to discuss any circumstances that may have affected the gaining of level three credits.

Those with considerable work and life experience of a complexity that demonstrates an aptitude to study at degree level, but with no formal qualifications, will also be accepted. Different degree pathway options available at the end of the Foundation year have different additional entry requirements.

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In order to qualify for study finance, applicants much choose a specific Foundation Year entry route from the list below. Although you will apply for a specific course via UCAS you will study the Foundation Year in Arts and Humanities then progress on to your chosen 3 year undergraduate course in your 2nd year of study at Newman.

Apply now: Drama, Theatre and Applied Performance (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: W410

Apply now: English (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Q310

Apply now: English and Creative Writing (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Q3W8

Apply now: History (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: V110

Apply now: Liberal Arts (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Y110

Apply now: Theology and Philosophy (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: V6V5

Contact Details

Contact for admissions enquiries:

Tel: 0121 476 1181 (Ext. 2386)
Email: admissions@newman.ac.uk

Contact for course specific enquiries:

Dr Fiona Reid (Assistant Dean – Arts and Humanities)
Email:  f.reid@newman.ac.uk

 

 

Modules

Optional Modules: find out how the University deals with changes that may occur in some eventualities

Timetables: find out when information is available to students

For module information on the subsequent 3 years of the course please visit the relevant undergraduate course page.

Arts and Humanities Degrees (with Foundation Year)

Honours Degree with Foundation Year , Full-time

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Key Details

  • 4 Years
  • 48 Typical UCAS Tariff
  • V110 Course Code
  • Full Time
English class

Overview

Entry Requirements

Students will ideally require 48 UCAS points to access the programme. However, as all applicants will be invited to interview, there is opportunity to discuss any circumstances that may have affected the gaining of level three credits.

Those with considerable work and life experience of a complexity that demonstrates an aptitude to study at degree level, but with no formal qualifications, will also be accepted. Different degree pathway options available at the end of the Foundation year have different additional entry requirements.

Apply Online

In order to qualify for study finance, applicants much choose a specific Foundation Year entry route from the list below. Although you will apply for a specific course via UCAS you will study the Foundation Year in Arts and Humanities then progress on to your chosen 3 year undergraduate course in your 2nd year of study at Newman.

Apply now: Drama, Theatre and Applied Performance (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: W410

Apply now: English (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Q310

Apply now: English and Creative Writing (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Q3W8

Apply now: History (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: V110

Apply now: Liberal Arts (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Y110

Apply now: Theology and Philosophy (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: V6V5

Contact Details

Contact for admissions enquiries:

Tel: 0121 476 1181 (Ext. 2386)
Email: admissions@newman.ac.uk

Contact for course specific enquiries:

Dr Fiona Reid (Assistant Dean – Arts and Humanities)
Email:  f.reid@newman.ac.uk

 

 

Course Fees

Fees for the first year of the course:
Full time Home/ EU Students: £7,500*
Fees for the following three years are currently £9,250 per year**

* Fees shown are for 2019/20 academic year. The University will review tuition fees and increase fees in line with any inflationary uplift as determined by the UK Government, if permitted by law or government policy, on enrolment and in subsequent years of your course. It is anticipated that such increases would be linked to RPI (the Retail Price Index excluding mortgage interest payments).
** Please go to the corresponding 3 year undergraduate degree page for details.

Additional Costs

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is not required for entry into this programme, although it is in some cases required by employers before students can begin their level 5 work placement (normally in year 3 of a four year course).  Find out more about completing the DBS application form and the related additional costs.

Additional Information

General Academic Regulations: Terms and Conditions for students attending our courses

 

Modules

Optional Modules: find out how the University deals with changes that may occur in some eventualities

Timetables: find out when information is available to students

For module information on the subsequent 3 years of the course please visit the relevant undergraduate course page.

  1. STUDENTSHIP, EDUCATION AND SOCIETY 1
    (Compulsory) fys001
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module examines what is needed to be successful in higher education, including one’s personal disposition towards learning alongside how to develop the necessary skills required to be successful in HE. It will deconstruct student’s experiences of more formal aspects of assessment such as exams, reading academically and academic writing conventions, helping them develop a plan to overcome barriers to effective engagement. It also seeks to deconstruct and reform their views on what constitutes knowledge, education and learning, drawing on theories around critical pedagogy.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 48.00 Independent   : 152.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Enable students to understand the nature of studentship, education, knowledge and learning, and apply it to their everyday lives

    • Enable students to understand their own journey within the structures of education and prepare effectively for further degree level study.

    • Enable students to develop confidence, intellectual curiosity and the ability to manage their learning.

    • Promote peer-to-peer and staff-to-student relationships that reflect those needed for success in HE.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

    • Demonstrate an understanding of the knowledge base of education and studentship and current debates within the subjects

    • Show understanding of their own motivations fears and barriers to further study and develop appropriate strategies for being successful in HE

    • Assesse own capabilities against given criteria, take responsibility for completing tasks and seek clarification and appropriate help where needed.

    • Take responsibility for self and others and work in a professional and ethical manner.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - Pass/Fail Element: Adherence to Group and Individual Learning Contracts

    Component 2 - 10% Education Timeline (10 minutes, 500 word equivalent)

    Component 3 - 90% Patchwork Portfolio (2000 word equivalent)

  2. STUDENTSHIP, EDUCATION AND SOCIETY 2
    (Compulsory) fys002
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    Building on FYS001, this module continues to examine what is needed to be successful in higher education, including one’s personal disposition towards learning alongside how to develop the necessary skills required to be successful in HE. It will further deconstruct student’s experiences of more formal aspects of assessment such as exams, reading academically and academic writing conventions, helping them develop a plan to overcome barriers to effective engagement Students will further examine and challenge what universities are, who they are for, and how they are structured, with a focus on how best they can traverse the institutions systems, and where necessary challenge them. The module thus provides the opportunity to practice academic tasks that are designed to explore key university systems, processes and support mechanisms, whilst encouraging students to plan for the maintenance and development of their individual skills and abilities needed for success in Higher Education.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 48.00 Independent   : 152.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Enable students to understand the nature of studentship, education, knowledge and learning, and apply it to their everyday lives.

    • Enable students to understand their own journey within the structures of education and effectively prepare them for further degree level study.

    • Enable students to develop confidence, intellectual curiosity and the ability to manage their learning.

    • Enable students to understand the structures and systems of Higher Education and develop skills to effectively traverse them

    • Ensure students can evaluate evidence, arguments and assumptions and begin to reach judgements and communicate information

    • Promote peer-to-peer and staff-to-student relationships that reflect those needed for success in HE.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

    • Analyse and relate their experiences to underlying theoretical frameworks and approaches within social sciences, carrying out appropriate research.

    • Demonstrate an ability to respond to the HE environment and assessment regimes such as exams, assignments, presentations and in developing skills in skills in group work, literacy, reading, writing, numeracy and using learning resources

    • Assesses own capabilities against given criteria, take responsibility for completing tasks and seek clarification and appropriate help where needed.

    • Take responsibility for self and others and work in a professional and ethical manner

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - Pass/Fail Element: Adherence to Group and Individual Learning Contracts

    Component 2 - 10% Glossary (500 words)

    Component 3 - 90% Patchwork Portfolio (2500 word equivalent)

  3. FOUNDATIONS OF THE HUMANITIES
    (Compulsory) hys003
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module will equip students with the knowledge and the skills required for success in the rest of the programme and it will prepare them for the requirements of undergraduate study. This module will introduce students to the philosophical underpinnings of Drama, Creative Writing, English Literature, History, Philosophy and Theology. To maintain a sense of modular unity the sessions will be organised around the theme of ‘the human spirit’ and will include subject-specific sessions on universal themes which could include home, belonging, identity, sickness, health and death. Subject-specific sessions will introduce students to relevant content and to theoretical concepts, thus preparing them to apply a number of critical approaches in their own study. This is intended to help students recognise and practice models of research, academic writing and presentation and to provide an opportunity to develop skills of collaborative research work so as to experience the process of refining ideas that is part of the research experience.

     

    These content-based classes will be complemented by sessions designed to promote a range of practical skills, to provoke wider understanding and to integrate students into university life. Students will engage in fieldwork, library and class-based task, they will participate in cultural activities and will attend sessions introducing them to the many career opportunities open to Humanities graduates.

     

    A key feature of this module is that it prepares students in the academic study skills required for successful progress. Weekly reading will be combined with presentations, group discussions and the preparation of written portfolios for assessment. The portfolios will include practical tasks, for example, the creation of an annotated bibliography, a glossary or an abstract as well as longer, more reflective pieces on key topics. Students will be supported by the inclusion of group work as well as by individual tutorials.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 72.00 Independent   : 328.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 400.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Provide a conducive learning environment that enables students to see the relevance of the Humanities in their everyday lives

    • Support the development of student confidence, intellectual curiosity, the ability to manage their learning within the Humanities as a member of a team and autonomously.

    • Enable students to be confident in researching topics and concepts within the Humanities from a multitude of sources

    • Ensure students have a grounding in evaluating arguments, abstract concepts and the close reading of texts  in the Humanities and making appropriate judgements

    • Develop key transferable skills including the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility, decision-making and other abilities needed to undertake further study

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

    • Develop an awareness current areas of debate within the Humanities and their applications 

    • Relate their experiences to underlying theoretical frameworks and approaches within Humanities, including carrying out appropriate research, including fieldwork.

    • Analyse a range of Humanities-related information using pre-defined principles, frameworks or criteria.

    • Take responsibility for initiating and completing tasks and procedures

    • Develop an awareness of the ethical issues in the Humanities

     

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - Pass/Fail Element: Adherence to Group and Individual Learning Contracts

    Component 2 - 40% Portfolio (i) (1,500 words)

    Component 3 - 60% Portfolio (ii) (2,500 words)

  4. ON BEING HUMAN
    (Compulsory) hys004
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module is a complement to HYS003 and it prepares students for the study of human activity in the wider world.  It prepares students for the close reading, conceptual understanding and textual analysis required in the Humanities. It does so by introducing students to the way in which collective human activity has been and is represented in the various disciplines, namely Drama, Creative Writing, English Literature, History, Theology and Philosophy. Examples of human activity will draw on universal themes such as war, conflict, pacifism and social justice.

     

    Students will discuss specific, subject-based examples and then will apply knowledge and theory to create multi-disciplinary explanations and to make connections between the different disciplines. Students will initially demonstrate their understanding through discussions and presentations and will develop them further in individual assessed portfolios.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 36.00 Independent   : 164.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Enable students to apply their understanding of the nature of the Humanities and their applications in a broad context

    • Enable students to manage their learning and work as a member of a team and autonomously.

    • Develop students’ confidence, intellectual curiosity and ability to manage and applying their learning within a multi-disciplinary framework

    • Enable students to be confident in researching topics and concepts within the Humanities from a multitude of sources

    • Ensure students have a grounding in evaluating arguments, abstract concepts and data in the Humanities and are able to make appropriate judgements

    • Develop in students key transferable skills including the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility, decision-making and other abilities needed to undertake further study

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

    • Apply their understanding of the knowledge base of the Humanities to current social and political problems, illuminating current debates within them

    • Apply their knowledge of education and the education system, including the nature of knowledge and learning about the Humanities

    • Analyse and relate their experiences to underlying theoretical frameworks and approaches within the Humanities, carrying out appropriate research.

    • Develop skills in group work, literacy, reading, writing, numeracy and use learning resources

    • Take responsibility for initiating and completing tasks and procedures in conjunction with others

    • Take responsibility for self and others, including the community, and work in a professional and ethical manner

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - Pass/Fail Element: Adherence to Group and Individual Learning Contracts

    Component 2 - 30% Group Presentation (15 minutes)

    Component 3 - 70% Essay (1,500 words)

  5. ON READING
    (Compulsory) hys005
    Read more

    MODULE SUMMARY :

    In this module students will begin to practice the skills and the habits which they will require for successful study at undergraduate level. Whatever their named degree students will be expected to read a variety of texts at undergraduate level, to organise and to extract information and to demonstrate an awareness of both text and context.

     

    Students will read and comment upon a variety of texts drawn from the disciplines of Drama, English Literature, History, Theology and Philosophy.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 36.00 Independent   : 164.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Enable students to build on their core understanding of the nature of the Humanities and identify which aspect of the Humanities they wish to specialize in and why

    • Enable student to demonstrate how they have developed confidence, intellectual curiosity and the ability to manage their learning.

    • Enable students to show how they have adjusted to the demands of learning at HE level and can function in a modern professional environment and have acquired sufficient information and digital literacy.

    • Enable students to demonstrate how they have developed the key transferable skills necessary for further study and employment, primarily the ability to manage and organize information gained through independent reading. 

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

    • Demonstrate an understanding of the knowledge base and current areas of debate within the Humanities and their intended study area

    • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of appropriate strategies for being successful in HE, specifically with regard to the management of the time required for reading 

    • Show how their understanding of theoretical frameworks and approaches within the Humanities and their intended subject

    • Take the responsibility for initiating and completing tasks and procedures, adapting own behaviour to meet obligations to others.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - Pass/Fail Elements: Adherence to Group and Learning Contracts

    Component 2 - 25% Mini-review (500 words)

    Component 3 - 75% Review (1,500 words)

Arts and Humanities Degrees (with Foundation Year)

Honours Degree with Foundation Year , Full-time

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Key Details

  • 4 Years
  • 48 Typical UCAS Tariff
  • Q3W8 Course Code
  • Full Time
English class

Overview

Entry Requirements

Students will ideally require 48 UCAS points to access the programme. However, as all applicants will be invited to interview, there is opportunity to discuss any circumstances that may have affected the gaining of level three credits.

Those with considerable work and life experience of a complexity that demonstrates an aptitude to study at degree level, but with no formal qualifications, will also be accepted. Different degree pathway options available at the end of the Foundation year have different additional entry requirements.

Apply Online

In order to qualify for study finance, applicants much choose a specific Foundation Year entry route from the list below. Although you will apply for a specific course via UCAS you will study the Foundation Year in Arts and Humanities then progress on to your chosen 3 year undergraduate course in your 2nd year of study at Newman.

Apply now: Drama, Theatre and Applied Performance (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: W410

Apply now: English (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Q310

Apply now: English and Creative Writing (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Q3W8

Apply now: History (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: V110

Apply now: Liberal Arts (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Y110

Apply now: Theology and Philosophy (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: V6V5

Contact Details

Contact for admissions enquiries:

Tel: 0121 476 1181 (Ext. 2386)
Email: admissions@newman.ac.uk

Contact for course specific enquiries:

Dr Fiona Reid (Assistant Dean – Arts and Humanities)
Email:  f.reid@newman.ac.uk

 

 

Course Fees

Fees for the first year of the course:
Full time Home/ EU Students: £7,500*
Fees for the following three years are currently £9,250 per year**

* Fees shown are for 2019/20 academic year. The University will review tuition fees and increase fees in line with any inflationary uplift as determined by the UK Government, if permitted by law or government policy, on enrolment and in subsequent years of your course. It is anticipated that such increases would be linked to RPI (the Retail Price Index excluding mortgage interest payments).
** Please go to the corresponding 3 year undergraduate degree page for details.

Additional Costs

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is not required for entry into this programme, although it is in some cases required by employers before students can begin their level 5 work placement (normally in year 3 of a four year course).  Find out more about completing the DBS application form and the related additional costs.

Additional Information

General Academic Regulations: Terms and Conditions for students attending our courses

 

Modules

Optional Modules: find out how the University deals with changes that may occur in some eventualities

Timetables: find out when information is available to students

For module information on the subsequent 3 years of the course please visit the relevant undergraduate course page.

  1. STUDENTSHIP, EDUCATION AND SOCIETY 1
    (Compulsory) fys001
    Read more

    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module examines what is needed to be successful in higher education, including one’s personal disposition towards learning alongside how to develop the necessary skills required to be successful in HE. It will deconstruct student’s experiences of more formal aspects of assessment such as exams, reading academically and academic writing conventions, helping them develop a plan to overcome barriers to effective engagement. It also seeks to deconstruct and reform their views on what constitutes knowledge, education and learning, drawing on theories around critical pedagogy.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 48.00 Independent   : 152.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Enable students to understand the nature of studentship, education, knowledge and learning, and apply it to their everyday lives

    • Enable students to understand their own journey within the structures of education and prepare effectively for further degree level study.

    • Enable students to develop confidence, intellectual curiosity and the ability to manage their learning.

    • Promote peer-to-peer and staff-to-student relationships that reflect those needed for success in HE.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

    • Demonstrate an understanding of the knowledge base of education and studentship and current debates within the subjects

    • Show understanding of their own motivations fears and barriers to further study and develop appropriate strategies for being successful in HE

    • Assesse own capabilities against given criteria, take responsibility for completing tasks and seek clarification and appropriate help where needed.

    • Take responsibility for self and others and work in a professional and ethical manner.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - Pass/Fail Element: Adherence to Group and Individual Learning Contracts

    Component 2 - 10% Education Timeline (10 minutes, 500 word equivalent)

    Component 3 - 90% Patchwork Portfolio (2000 word equivalent)

  2. STUDENTSHIP, EDUCATION AND SOCIETY 2
    (Compulsory) fys002
    Read more

    MODULE SUMMARY :

    Building on FYS001, this module continues to examine what is needed to be successful in higher education, including one’s personal disposition towards learning alongside how to develop the necessary skills required to be successful in HE. It will further deconstruct student’s experiences of more formal aspects of assessment such as exams, reading academically and academic writing conventions, helping them develop a plan to overcome barriers to effective engagement Students will further examine and challenge what universities are, who they are for, and how they are structured, with a focus on how best they can traverse the institutions systems, and where necessary challenge them. The module thus provides the opportunity to practice academic tasks that are designed to explore key university systems, processes and support mechanisms, whilst encouraging students to plan for the maintenance and development of their individual skills and abilities needed for success in Higher Education.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 48.00 Independent   : 152.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Enable students to understand the nature of studentship, education, knowledge and learning, and apply it to their everyday lives.

    • Enable students to understand their own journey within the structures of education and effectively prepare them for further degree level study.

    • Enable students to develop confidence, intellectual curiosity and the ability to manage their learning.

    • Enable students to understand the structures and systems of Higher Education and develop skills to effectively traverse them

    • Ensure students can evaluate evidence, arguments and assumptions and begin to reach judgements and communicate information

    • Promote peer-to-peer and staff-to-student relationships that reflect those needed for success in HE.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

    • Analyse and relate their experiences to underlying theoretical frameworks and approaches within social sciences, carrying out appropriate research.

    • Demonstrate an ability to respond to the HE environment and assessment regimes such as exams, assignments, presentations and in developing skills in skills in group work, literacy, reading, writing, numeracy and using learning resources

    • Assesses own capabilities against given criteria, take responsibility for completing tasks and seek clarification and appropriate help where needed.

    • Take responsibility for self and others and work in a professional and ethical manner

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - Pass/Fail Element: Adherence to Group and Individual Learning Contracts

    Component 2 - 10% Glossary (500 words)

    Component 3 - 90% Patchwork Portfolio (2500 word equivalent)

  3. FOUNDATIONS OF THE HUMANITIES
    (Compulsory) hys003
    Read more

    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module will equip students with the knowledge and the skills required for success in the rest of the programme and it will prepare them for the requirements of undergraduate study. This module will introduce students to the philosophical underpinnings of Drama, Creative Writing, English Literature, History, Philosophy and Theology. To maintain a sense of modular unity the sessions will be organised around the theme of ‘the human spirit’ and will include subject-specific sessions on universal themes which could include home, belonging, identity, sickness, health and death. Subject-specific sessions will introduce students to relevant content and to theoretical concepts, thus preparing them to apply a number of critical approaches in their own study. This is intended to help students recognise and practice models of research, academic writing and presentation and to provide an opportunity to develop skills of collaborative research work so as to experience the process of refining ideas that is part of the research experience.

     

    These content-based classes will be complemented by sessions designed to promote a range of practical skills, to provoke wider understanding and to integrate students into university life. Students will engage in fieldwork, library and class-based task, they will participate in cultural activities and will attend sessions introducing them to the many career opportunities open to Humanities graduates.

     

    A key feature of this module is that it prepares students in the academic study skills required for successful progress. Weekly reading will be combined with presentations, group discussions and the preparation of written portfolios for assessment. The portfolios will include practical tasks, for example, the creation of an annotated bibliography, a glossary or an abstract as well as longer, more reflective pieces on key topics. Students will be supported by the inclusion of group work as well as by individual tutorials.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 72.00 Independent   : 328.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 400.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Provide a conducive learning environment that enables students to see the relevance of the Humanities in their everyday lives

    • Support the development of student confidence, intellectual curiosity, the ability to manage their learning within the Humanities as a member of a team and autonomously.

    • Enable students to be confident in researching topics and concepts within the Humanities from a multitude of sources

    • Ensure students have a grounding in evaluating arguments, abstract concepts and the close reading of texts  in the Humanities and making appropriate judgements

    • Develop key transferable skills including the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility, decision-making and other abilities needed to undertake further study

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

    • Develop an awareness current areas of debate within the Humanities and their applications 

    • Relate their experiences to underlying theoretical frameworks and approaches within Humanities, including carrying out appropriate research, including fieldwork.

    • Analyse a range of Humanities-related information using pre-defined principles, frameworks or criteria.

    • Take responsibility for initiating and completing tasks and procedures

    • Develop an awareness of the ethical issues in the Humanities

     

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - Pass/Fail Element: Adherence to Group and Individual Learning Contracts

    Component 2 - 40% Portfolio (i) (1,500 words)

    Component 3 - 60% Portfolio (ii) (2,500 words)

  4. ON BEING HUMAN
    (Compulsory) hys004
    Read more

    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module is a complement to HYS003 and it prepares students for the study of human activity in the wider world.  It prepares students for the close reading, conceptual understanding and textual analysis required in the Humanities. It does so by introducing students to the way in which collective human activity has been and is represented in the various disciplines, namely Drama, Creative Writing, English Literature, History, Theology and Philosophy. Examples of human activity will draw on universal themes such as war, conflict, pacifism and social justice.

     

    Students will discuss specific, subject-based examples and then will apply knowledge and theory to create multi-disciplinary explanations and to make connections between the different disciplines. Students will initially demonstrate their understanding through discussions and presentations and will develop them further in individual assessed portfolios.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 36.00 Independent   : 164.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Enable students to apply their understanding of the nature of the Humanities and their applications in a broad context

    • Enable students to manage their learning and work as a member of a team and autonomously.

    • Develop students’ confidence, intellectual curiosity and ability to manage and applying their learning within a multi-disciplinary framework

    • Enable students to be confident in researching topics and concepts within the Humanities from a multitude of sources

    • Ensure students have a grounding in evaluating arguments, abstract concepts and data in the Humanities and are able to make appropriate judgements

    • Develop in students key transferable skills including the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility, decision-making and other abilities needed to undertake further study

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

    • Apply their understanding of the knowledge base of the Humanities to current social and political problems, illuminating current debates within them

    • Apply their knowledge of education and the education system, including the nature of knowledge and learning about the Humanities

    • Analyse and relate their experiences to underlying theoretical frameworks and approaches within the Humanities, carrying out appropriate research.

    • Develop skills in group work, literacy, reading, writing, numeracy and use learning resources

    • Take responsibility for initiating and completing tasks and procedures in conjunction with others

    • Take responsibility for self and others, including the community, and work in a professional and ethical manner

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - Pass/Fail Element: Adherence to Group and Individual Learning Contracts

    Component 2 - 30% Group Presentation (15 minutes)

    Component 3 - 70% Essay (1,500 words)

  5. ON READING
    (Compulsory) hys005
    Read more

    MODULE SUMMARY :

    In this module students will begin to practice the skills and the habits which they will require for successful study at undergraduate level. Whatever their named degree students will be expected to read a variety of texts at undergraduate level, to organise and to extract information and to demonstrate an awareness of both text and context.

     

    Students will read and comment upon a variety of texts drawn from the disciplines of Drama, English Literature, History, Theology and Philosophy.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 36.00 Independent   : 164.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Enable students to build on their core understanding of the nature of the Humanities and identify which aspect of the Humanities they wish to specialize in and why

    • Enable student to demonstrate how they have developed confidence, intellectual curiosity and the ability to manage their learning.

    • Enable students to show how they have adjusted to the demands of learning at HE level and can function in a modern professional environment and have acquired sufficient information and digital literacy.

    • Enable students to demonstrate how they have developed the key transferable skills necessary for further study and employment, primarily the ability to manage and organize information gained through independent reading. 

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

    • Demonstrate an understanding of the knowledge base and current areas of debate within the Humanities and their intended study area

    • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of appropriate strategies for being successful in HE, specifically with regard to the management of the time required for reading 

    • Show how their understanding of theoretical frameworks and approaches within the Humanities and their intended subject

    • Take the responsibility for initiating and completing tasks and procedures, adapting own behaviour to meet obligations to others.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - Pass/Fail Elements: Adherence to Group and Learning Contracts

    Component 2 - 25% Mini-review (500 words)

    Component 3 - 75% Review (1,500 words)

Arts and Humanities Degrees (with Foundation Year)

Honours Degree with Foundation Year , Full-time

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Key Details

  • 4 Years
  • 48 Typical UCAS Tariff
  • Q310 Course Code
  • Full Time
English class

Overview

Entry Requirements

Students will ideally require 48 UCAS points to access the programme. However, as all applicants will be invited to interview, there is opportunity to discuss any circumstances that may have affected the gaining of level three credits.

Those with considerable work and life experience of a complexity that demonstrates an aptitude to study at degree level, but with no formal qualifications, will also be accepted. Different degree pathway options available at the end of the Foundation year have different additional entry requirements.

Apply Online

In order to qualify for study finance, applicants much choose a specific Foundation Year entry route from the list below. Although you will apply for a specific course via UCAS you will study the Foundation Year in Arts and Humanities then progress on to your chosen 3 year undergraduate course in your 2nd year of study at Newman.

Apply now: Drama, Theatre and Applied Performance (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: W410

Apply now: English (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Q310

Apply now: English and Creative Writing (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Q3W8

Apply now: History (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: V110

Apply now: Liberal Arts (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Y110

Apply now: Theology and Philosophy (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: V6V5

Contact Details

Contact for admissions enquiries:

Tel: 0121 476 1181 (Ext. 2386)
Email: admissions@newman.ac.uk

Contact for course specific enquiries:

Dr Fiona Reid (Assistant Dean – Arts and Humanities)
Email:  f.reid@newman.ac.uk

 

 

Course Fees

Fees for the first year of the course:
Full time Home/ EU Students: £7,500*
Fees for the following three years are currently £9,250 per year**

* Fees shown are for 2019/20 academic year. The University will review tuition fees and increase fees in line with any inflationary uplift as determined by the UK Government, if permitted by law or government policy, on enrolment and in subsequent years of your course. It is anticipated that such increases would be linked to RPI (the Retail Price Index excluding mortgage interest payments).
** Please go to the corresponding 3 year undergraduate degree page for details.

Additional Costs

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is not required for entry into this programme, although it is in some cases required by employers before students can begin their level 5 work placement (normally in year 3 of a four year course).  Find out more about completing the DBS application form and the related additional costs.

Additional Information

General Academic Regulations: Terms and Conditions for students attending our courses

Modules

Optional Modules: find out how the University deals with changes that may occur in some eventualities

Timetables: find out when information is available to students

For module information on the subsequent 3 years of the course please visit the relevant undergraduate course page.

  1. STUDENTSHIP, EDUCATION AND SOCIETY 1
    (Compulsory) fys001
    Read more

    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module examines what is needed to be successful in higher education, including one’s personal disposition towards learning alongside how to develop the necessary skills required to be successful in HE. It will deconstruct student’s experiences of more formal aspects of assessment such as exams, reading academically and academic writing conventions, helping them develop a plan to overcome barriers to effective engagement. It also seeks to deconstruct and reform their views on what constitutes knowledge, education and learning, drawing on theories around critical pedagogy.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 48.00 Independent   : 152.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Enable students to understand the nature of studentship, education, knowledge and learning, and apply it to their everyday lives

    • Enable students to understand their own journey within the structures of education and prepare effectively for further degree level study.

    • Enable students to develop confidence, intellectual curiosity and the ability to manage their learning.

    • Promote peer-to-peer and staff-to-student relationships that reflect those needed for success in HE.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

    • Demonstrate an understanding of the knowledge base of education and studentship and current debates within the subjects

    • Show understanding of their own motivations fears and barriers to further study and develop appropriate strategies for being successful in HE

    • Assesse own capabilities against given criteria, take responsibility for completing tasks and seek clarification and appropriate help where needed.

    • Take responsibility for self and others and work in a professional and ethical manner.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - Pass/Fail Element: Adherence to Group and Individual Learning Contracts

    Component 2 - 10% Education Timeline (10 minutes, 500 word equivalent)

    Component 3 - 90% Patchwork Portfolio (2000 word equivalent)

  2. STUDENTSHIP, EDUCATION AND SOCIETY 2
    (Compulsory) fys002
    Read more

    MODULE SUMMARY :

    Building on FYS001, this module continues to examine what is needed to be successful in higher education, including one’s personal disposition towards learning alongside how to develop the necessary skills required to be successful in HE. It will further deconstruct student’s experiences of more formal aspects of assessment such as exams, reading academically and academic writing conventions, helping them develop a plan to overcome barriers to effective engagement Students will further examine and challenge what universities are, who they are for, and how they are structured, with a focus on how best they can traverse the institutions systems, and where necessary challenge them. The module thus provides the opportunity to practice academic tasks that are designed to explore key university systems, processes and support mechanisms, whilst encouraging students to plan for the maintenance and development of their individual skills and abilities needed for success in Higher Education.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 48.00 Independent   : 152.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Enable students to understand the nature of studentship, education, knowledge and learning, and apply it to their everyday lives.

    • Enable students to understand their own journey within the structures of education and effectively prepare them for further degree level study.

    • Enable students to develop confidence, intellectual curiosity and the ability to manage their learning.

    • Enable students to understand the structures and systems of Higher Education and develop skills to effectively traverse them

    • Ensure students can evaluate evidence, arguments and assumptions and begin to reach judgements and communicate information

    • Promote peer-to-peer and staff-to-student relationships that reflect those needed for success in HE.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

    • Analyse and relate their experiences to underlying theoretical frameworks and approaches within social sciences, carrying out appropriate research.

    • Demonstrate an ability to respond to the HE environment and assessment regimes such as exams, assignments, presentations and in developing skills in skills in group work, literacy, reading, writing, numeracy and using learning resources

    • Assesses own capabilities against given criteria, take responsibility for completing tasks and seek clarification and appropriate help where needed.

    • Take responsibility for self and others and work in a professional and ethical manner

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - Pass/Fail Element: Adherence to Group and Individual Learning Contracts

    Component 2 - 10% Glossary (500 words)

    Component 3 - 90% Patchwork Portfolio (2500 word equivalent)

  3. FOUNDATIONS OF THE HUMANITIES
    (Compulsory) hys003
    Read more

    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module will equip students with the knowledge and the skills required for success in the rest of the programme and it will prepare them for the requirements of undergraduate study. This module will introduce students to the philosophical underpinnings of Drama, Creative Writing, English Literature, History, Philosophy and Theology. To maintain a sense of modular unity the sessions will be organised around the theme of ‘the human spirit’ and will include subject-specific sessions on universal themes which could include home, belonging, identity, sickness, health and death. Subject-specific sessions will introduce students to relevant content and to theoretical concepts, thus preparing them to apply a number of critical approaches in their own study. This is intended to help students recognise and practice models of research, academic writing and presentation and to provide an opportunity to develop skills of collaborative research work so as to experience the process of refining ideas that is part of the research experience.

     

    These content-based classes will be complemented by sessions designed to promote a range of practical skills, to provoke wider understanding and to integrate students into university life. Students will engage in fieldwork, library and class-based task, they will participate in cultural activities and will attend sessions introducing them to the many career opportunities open to Humanities graduates.

     

    A key feature of this module is that it prepares students in the academic study skills required for successful progress. Weekly reading will be combined with presentations, group discussions and the preparation of written portfolios for assessment. The portfolios will include practical tasks, for example, the creation of an annotated bibliography, a glossary or an abstract as well as longer, more reflective pieces on key topics. Students will be supported by the inclusion of group work as well as by individual tutorials.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 72.00 Independent   : 328.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 400.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Provide a conducive learning environment that enables students to see the relevance of the Humanities in their everyday lives

    • Support the development of student confidence, intellectual curiosity, the ability to manage their learning within the Humanities as a member of a team and autonomously.

    • Enable students to be confident in researching topics and concepts within the Humanities from a multitude of sources

    • Ensure students have a grounding in evaluating arguments, abstract concepts and the close reading of texts  in the Humanities and making appropriate judgements

    • Develop key transferable skills including the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility, decision-making and other abilities needed to undertake further study

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

    • Develop an awareness current areas of debate within the Humanities and their applications 

    • Relate their experiences to underlying theoretical frameworks and approaches within Humanities, including carrying out appropriate research, including fieldwork.

    • Analyse a range of Humanities-related information using pre-defined principles, frameworks or criteria.

    • Take responsibility for initiating and completing tasks and procedures

    • Develop an awareness of the ethical issues in the Humanities

     

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - Pass/Fail Element: Adherence to Group and Individual Learning Contracts

    Component 2 - 40% Portfolio (i) (1,500 words)

    Component 3 - 60% Portfolio (ii) (2,500 words)

  4. ON BEING HUMAN
    (Compulsory) hys004
    Read more

    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module is a complement to HYS003 and it prepares students for the study of human activity in the wider world.  It prepares students for the close reading, conceptual understanding and textual analysis required in the Humanities. It does so by introducing students to the way in which collective human activity has been and is represented in the various disciplines, namely Drama, Creative Writing, English Literature, History, Theology and Philosophy. Examples of human activity will draw on universal themes such as war, conflict, pacifism and social justice.

     

    Students will discuss specific, subject-based examples and then will apply knowledge and theory to create multi-disciplinary explanations and to make connections between the different disciplines. Students will initially demonstrate their understanding through discussions and presentations and will develop them further in individual assessed portfolios.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 36.00 Independent   : 164.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Enable students to apply their understanding of the nature of the Humanities and their applications in a broad context

    • Enable students to manage their learning and work as a member of a team and autonomously.

    • Develop students’ confidence, intellectual curiosity and ability to manage and applying their learning within a multi-disciplinary framework

    • Enable students to be confident in researching topics and concepts within the Humanities from a multitude of sources

    • Ensure students have a grounding in evaluating arguments, abstract concepts and data in the Humanities and are able to make appropriate judgements

    • Develop in students key transferable skills including the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility, decision-making and other abilities needed to undertake further study

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

    • Apply their understanding of the knowledge base of the Humanities to current social and political problems, illuminating current debates within them

    • Apply their knowledge of education and the education system, including the nature of knowledge and learning about the Humanities

    • Analyse and relate their experiences to underlying theoretical frameworks and approaches within the Humanities, carrying out appropriate research.

    • Develop skills in group work, literacy, reading, writing, numeracy and use learning resources

    • Take responsibility for initiating and completing tasks and procedures in conjunction with others

    • Take responsibility for self and others, including the community, and work in a professional and ethical manner

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - Pass/Fail Element: Adherence to Group and Individual Learning Contracts

    Component 2 - 30% Group Presentation (15 minutes)

    Component 3 - 70% Essay (1,500 words)

  5. ON READING
    (Compulsory) hys005
    Read more

    MODULE SUMMARY :

    In this module students will begin to practice the skills and the habits which they will require for successful study at undergraduate level. Whatever their named degree students will be expected to read a variety of texts at undergraduate level, to organise and to extract information and to demonstrate an awareness of both text and context.

     

    Students will read and comment upon a variety of texts drawn from the disciplines of Drama, English Literature, History, Theology and Philosophy.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 36.00 Independent   : 164.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Enable students to build on their core understanding of the nature of the Humanities and identify which aspect of the Humanities they wish to specialize in and why

    • Enable student to demonstrate how they have developed confidence, intellectual curiosity and the ability to manage their learning.

    • Enable students to show how they have adjusted to the demands of learning at HE level and can function in a modern professional environment and have acquired sufficient information and digital literacy.

    • Enable students to demonstrate how they have developed the key transferable skills necessary for further study and employment, primarily the ability to manage and organize information gained through independent reading. 

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

    • Demonstrate an understanding of the knowledge base and current areas of debate within the Humanities and their intended study area

    • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of appropriate strategies for being successful in HE, specifically with regard to the management of the time required for reading 

    • Show how their understanding of theoretical frameworks and approaches within the Humanities and their intended subject

    • Take the responsibility for initiating and completing tasks and procedures, adapting own behaviour to meet obligations to others.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - Pass/Fail Elements: Adherence to Group and Learning Contracts

    Component 2 - 25% Mini-review (500 words)

    Component 3 - 75% Review (1,500 words)

Arts and Humanities Degrees (with Foundation Year)

Honours Degree with Foundation Year , Full-time

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Key Details

  • 4 Years
  • 48 Typical UCAS Tariff
  • W410 Course Code
  • Full Time
English class

Overview

Entry Requirements

Students will ideally require 48 UCAS points to access the programme. However, as all applicants will be invited to interview, there is opportunity to discuss any circumstances that may have affected the gaining of level three credits.

Those with considerable work and life experience of a complexity that demonstrates an aptitude to study at degree level, but with no formal qualifications, will also be accepted. Different degree pathway options available at the end of the Foundation year have different additional entry requirements.

Apply Online

In order to qualify for study finance, applicants much choose a specific Foundation Year entry route from the list below. Although you will apply for a specific course via UCAS you will study the Foundation Year in Arts and Humanities then progress on to your chosen 3 year undergraduate course in your 2nd year of study at Newman.

Apply now: Drama, Theatre and Applied Performance (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: W410

Apply now: English (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Q310

Apply now: English and Creative Writing (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Q3W8

Apply now: History (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: V110

Apply now: Liberal Arts (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Y110

Apply now: Theology and Philosophy (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: V6V5

Contact Details

Contact for admissions enquiries:

Tel: 0121 476 1181 (Ext. 2386)
Email: admissions@newman.ac.uk

Contact for course specific enquiries:

Dr Fiona Reid (Assistant Dean – Arts and Humanities)
Email:  f.reid@newman.ac.uk

 

 

Course Fees

Fees for the first year of the course:
Full time Home/ EU Students: £7,500*
Fees for the following three years are currently £9,250 per year**

* Fees shown are for 2019/20 academic year. The University will review tuition fees and increase fees in line with any inflationary uplift as determined by the UK Government, if permitted by law or government policy, on enrolment and in subsequent years of your course. It is anticipated that such increases would be linked to RPI (the Retail Price Index excluding mortgage interest payments).
** Please go to the corresponding 3 year undergraduate degree page for details.

Additional Costs

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is not required for entry into this programme, although it is in some cases required by employers before students can begin their level 5 work placement (normally in year 3 of a four year course).  Find out more about completing the DBS application form and the related additional costs.

Additional Information

General Academic Regulations: Terms and Conditions for students attending our courses

 

Modules

Optional Modules: find out how the University deals with changes that may occur in some eventualities

Timetables: find out when information is available to students

For module information on the subsequent 3 years of the course please visit the relevant undergraduate course page.

  1. STUDENTSHIP, EDUCATION AND SOCIETY 1
    (Compulsory) fys001
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module examines what is needed to be successful in higher education, including one’s personal disposition towards learning alongside how to develop the necessary skills required to be successful in HE. It will deconstruct student’s experiences of more formal aspects of assessment such as exams, reading academically and academic writing conventions, helping them develop a plan to overcome barriers to effective engagement. It also seeks to deconstruct and reform their views on what constitutes knowledge, education and learning, drawing on theories around critical pedagogy.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 48.00 Independent   : 152.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Enable students to understand the nature of studentship, education, knowledge and learning, and apply it to their everyday lives

    • Enable students to understand their own journey within the structures of education and prepare effectively for further degree level study.

    • Enable students to develop confidence, intellectual curiosity and the ability to manage their learning.

    • Promote peer-to-peer and staff-to-student relationships that reflect those needed for success in HE.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

    • Demonstrate an understanding of the knowledge base of education and studentship and current debates within the subjects

    • Show understanding of their own motivations fears and barriers to further study and develop appropriate strategies for being successful in HE

    • Assesse own capabilities against given criteria, take responsibility for completing tasks and seek clarification and appropriate help where needed.

    • Take responsibility for self and others and work in a professional and ethical manner.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - Pass/Fail Element: Adherence to Group and Individual Learning Contracts

    Component 2 - 10% Education Timeline (10 minutes, 500 word equivalent)

    Component 3 - 90% Patchwork Portfolio (2000 word equivalent)

  2. STUDENTSHIP, EDUCATION AND SOCIETY 2
    (Compulsory) fys002
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    Building on FYS001, this module continues to examine what is needed to be successful in higher education, including one’s personal disposition towards learning alongside how to develop the necessary skills required to be successful in HE. It will further deconstruct student’s experiences of more formal aspects of assessment such as exams, reading academically and academic writing conventions, helping them develop a plan to overcome barriers to effective engagement Students will further examine and challenge what universities are, who they are for, and how they are structured, with a focus on how best they can traverse the institutions systems, and where necessary challenge them. The module thus provides the opportunity to practice academic tasks that are designed to explore key university systems, processes and support mechanisms, whilst encouraging students to plan for the maintenance and development of their individual skills and abilities needed for success in Higher Education.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 48.00 Independent   : 152.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Enable students to understand the nature of studentship, education, knowledge and learning, and apply it to their everyday lives.

    • Enable students to understand their own journey within the structures of education and effectively prepare them for further degree level study.

    • Enable students to develop confidence, intellectual curiosity and the ability to manage their learning.

    • Enable students to understand the structures and systems of Higher Education and develop skills to effectively traverse them

    • Ensure students can evaluate evidence, arguments and assumptions and begin to reach judgements and communicate information

    • Promote peer-to-peer and staff-to-student relationships that reflect those needed for success in HE.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

    • Analyse and relate their experiences to underlying theoretical frameworks and approaches within social sciences, carrying out appropriate research.

    • Demonstrate an ability to respond to the HE environment and assessment regimes such as exams, assignments, presentations and in developing skills in skills in group work, literacy, reading, writing, numeracy and using learning resources

    • Assesses own capabilities against given criteria, take responsibility for completing tasks and seek clarification and appropriate help where needed.

    • Take responsibility for self and others and work in a professional and ethical manner

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - Pass/Fail Element: Adherence to Group and Individual Learning Contracts

    Component 2 - 10% Glossary (500 words)

    Component 3 - 90% Patchwork Portfolio (2500 word equivalent)

  3. FOUNDATIONS OF THE HUMANITIES
    (Compulsory) hys003
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module will equip students with the knowledge and the skills required for success in the rest of the programme and it will prepare them for the requirements of undergraduate study. This module will introduce students to the philosophical underpinnings of Drama, Creative Writing, English Literature, History, Philosophy and Theology. To maintain a sense of modular unity the sessions will be organised around the theme of ‘the human spirit’ and will include subject-specific sessions on universal themes which could include home, belonging, identity, sickness, health and death. Subject-specific sessions will introduce students to relevant content and to theoretical concepts, thus preparing them to apply a number of critical approaches in their own study. This is intended to help students recognise and practice models of research, academic writing and presentation and to provide an opportunity to develop skills of collaborative research work so as to experience the process of refining ideas that is part of the research experience.

     

    These content-based classes will be complemented by sessions designed to promote a range of practical skills, to provoke wider understanding and to integrate students into university life. Students will engage in fieldwork, library and class-based task, they will participate in cultural activities and will attend sessions introducing them to the many career opportunities open to Humanities graduates.

     

    A key feature of this module is that it prepares students in the academic study skills required for successful progress. Weekly reading will be combined with presentations, group discussions and the preparation of written portfolios for assessment. The portfolios will include practical tasks, for example, the creation of an annotated bibliography, a glossary or an abstract as well as longer, more reflective pieces on key topics. Students will be supported by the inclusion of group work as well as by individual tutorials.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 72.00 Independent   : 328.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 400.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Provide a conducive learning environment that enables students to see the relevance of the Humanities in their everyday lives

    • Support the development of student confidence, intellectual curiosity, the ability to manage their learning within the Humanities as a member of a team and autonomously.

    • Enable students to be confident in researching topics and concepts within the Humanities from a multitude of sources

    • Ensure students have a grounding in evaluating arguments, abstract concepts and the close reading of texts  in the Humanities and making appropriate judgements

    • Develop key transferable skills including the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility, decision-making and other abilities needed to undertake further study

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

    • Develop an awareness current areas of debate within the Humanities and their applications 

    • Relate their experiences to underlying theoretical frameworks and approaches within Humanities, including carrying out appropriate research, including fieldwork.

    • Analyse a range of Humanities-related information using pre-defined principles, frameworks or criteria.

    • Take responsibility for initiating and completing tasks and procedures

    • Develop an awareness of the ethical issues in the Humanities

     

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - Pass/Fail Element: Adherence to Group and Individual Learning Contracts

    Component 2 - 40% Portfolio (i) (1,500 words)

    Component 3 - 60% Portfolio (ii) (2,500 words)

  4. ON BEING HUMAN
    (Compulsory) hys004
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module is a complement to HYS003 and it prepares students for the study of human activity in the wider world.  It prepares students for the close reading, conceptual understanding and textual analysis required in the Humanities. It does so by introducing students to the way in which collective human activity has been and is represented in the various disciplines, namely Drama, Creative Writing, English Literature, History, Theology and Philosophy. Examples of human activity will draw on universal themes such as war, conflict, pacifism and social justice.

     

    Students will discuss specific, subject-based examples and then will apply knowledge and theory to create multi-disciplinary explanations and to make connections between the different disciplines. Students will initially demonstrate their understanding through discussions and presentations and will develop them further in individual assessed portfolios.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 36.00 Independent   : 164.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Enable students to apply their understanding of the nature of the Humanities and their applications in a broad context

    • Enable students to manage their learning and work as a member of a team and autonomously.

    • Develop students’ confidence, intellectual curiosity and ability to manage and applying their learning within a multi-disciplinary framework

    • Enable students to be confident in researching topics and concepts within the Humanities from a multitude of sources

    • Ensure students have a grounding in evaluating arguments, abstract concepts and data in the Humanities and are able to make appropriate judgements

    • Develop in students key transferable skills including the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility, decision-making and other abilities needed to undertake further study

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

    • Apply their understanding of the knowledge base of the Humanities to current social and political problems, illuminating current debates within them

    • Apply their knowledge of education and the education system, including the nature of knowledge and learning about the Humanities

    • Analyse and relate their experiences to underlying theoretical frameworks and approaches within the Humanities, carrying out appropriate research.

    • Develop skills in group work, literacy, reading, writing, numeracy and use learning resources

    • Take responsibility for initiating and completing tasks and procedures in conjunction with others

    • Take responsibility for self and others, including the community, and work in a professional and ethical manner

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - Pass/Fail Element: Adherence to Group and Individual Learning Contracts

    Component 2 - 30% Group Presentation (15 minutes)

    Component 3 - 70% Essay (1,500 words)

  5. ON READING
    (Compulsory) hys005
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    In this module students will begin to practice the skills and the habits which they will require for successful study at undergraduate level. Whatever their named degree students will be expected to read a variety of texts at undergraduate level, to organise and to extract information and to demonstrate an awareness of both text and context.

     

    Students will read and comment upon a variety of texts drawn from the disciplines of Drama, English Literature, History, Theology and Philosophy.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 36.00 Independent   : 164.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Enable students to build on their core understanding of the nature of the Humanities and identify which aspect of the Humanities they wish to specialize in and why

    • Enable student to demonstrate how they have developed confidence, intellectual curiosity and the ability to manage their learning.

    • Enable students to show how they have adjusted to the demands of learning at HE level and can function in a modern professional environment and have acquired sufficient information and digital literacy.

    • Enable students to demonstrate how they have developed the key transferable skills necessary for further study and employment, primarily the ability to manage and organize information gained through independent reading. 

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

    • Demonstrate an understanding of the knowledge base and current areas of debate within the Humanities and their intended study area

    • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of appropriate strategies for being successful in HE, specifically with regard to the management of the time required for reading 

    • Show how their understanding of theoretical frameworks and approaches within the Humanities and their intended subject

    • Take the responsibility for initiating and completing tasks and procedures, adapting own behaviour to meet obligations to others.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - Pass/Fail Elements: Adherence to Group and Learning Contracts

    Component 2 - 25% Mini-review (500 words)

    Component 3 - 75% Review (1,500 words)

Arts and Humanities Degrees (with Foundation Year)

Honours Degree with Foundation Year , Full-time

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Key Details

  • 48-80 Typical UCAS Tariff
  • Full Time
English class

Overview

Entry Requirements

Students will ideally require 48 UCAS points to access the programme. However, as all applicants will be invited to interview, there is opportunity to discuss any circumstances that may have affected the gaining of level three credits.

Those with considerable work and life experience of a complexity that demonstrates an aptitude to study at degree level, but with no formal qualifications, will also be accepted. Different degree pathway options available at the end of the Foundation year have different additional entry requirements.

Apply Online

In order to qualify for study finance, applicants much choose a specific Foundation Year entry route from the list below. Although you will apply for a specific course via UCAS you will study the Foundation Year in Arts and Humanities then progress on to your chosen 3 year undergraduate course in your 2nd year of study at Newman.

Apply now: Drama, Theatre and Applied Performance (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: W410

Apply now: English (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Q310

Apply now: English and Creative Writing (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Q3W8

Apply now: History (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: V110

Apply now: Liberal Arts (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Y110

Apply now: Theology and Philosophy (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: V6V5

Contact Details

Contact for admissions enquiries:

Tel: 0121 476 1181 (Ext. 2386)
Email: admissions@newman.ac.uk

Contact for course specific enquiries:

Dr Fiona Reid (Assistant Dean – Arts and Humanities)
Email:  f.reid@newman.ac.uk

 

 

Modules

Optional Modules: find out how the University deals with changes that may occur in some eventualities

Timetables: find out when information is available to students

For module information on the subsequent 3 years of the course please visit the relevant undergraduate course page.

Arts and Humanities Degrees (with Foundation Year)

Honours Degree with Foundation Year , Full-time

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Key Details

  • 48 - 80 Typical UCAS Tariff
  • L110 Course Code
  • Full Time
English class

Overview

Entry Requirements

Students will ideally require 48 UCAS points to access the programme. However, as all applicants will be invited to interview, there is opportunity to discuss any circumstances that may have affected the gaining of level three credits.

Those with considerable work and life experience of a complexity that demonstrates an aptitude to study at degree level, but with no formal qualifications, will also be accepted. Different degree pathway options available at the end of the Foundation year have different additional entry requirements.

Apply Online

In order to qualify for study finance, applicants much choose a specific Foundation Year entry route from the list below. Although you will apply for a specific course via UCAS you will study the Foundation Year in Arts and Humanities then progress on to your chosen 3 year undergraduate course in your 2nd year of study at Newman.

Apply now: Drama, Theatre and Applied Performance (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: W410

Apply now: English (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Q310

Apply now: English and Creative Writing (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Q3W8

Apply now: History (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: V110

Apply now: Liberal Arts (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Y110

Apply now: Theology and Philosophy (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: V6V5

Contact Details

Contact for admissions enquiries:

Tel: 0121 476 1181 (Ext. 2386)
Email: admissions@newman.ac.uk

Contact for course specific enquiries:

Dr Fiona Reid (Assistant Dean – Arts and Humanities)
Email:  f.reid@newman.ac.uk

 

 

Course Fees

*Fees shown are for 2018/19 academic year. The University will review tuition fees and increase fees in line with any inflationary uplift as determined by the UK Government, if permitted by law or government policy, in subsequent years of your course. It is anticipated that such increases would be linked to RPI (the Retail Price Index excluding mortgage interest payments).

Additional Costs

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is not required for entry into this programme, although it is in many cases required by employers before students can begin their Year 2 (level 5) work placement.  Find out more about completing the DBS application form and the related additional costs.

 

Additional Information

General Academic Regulations: Terms and Conditions for students attending our courses

Modules

Optional Modules: find out how the University deals with changes that may occur in some eventualities

Timetables: find out when information is available to students

For module information on the subsequent 3 years of the course please visit the relevant undergraduate course page.

Arts and Humanities Degrees (with Foundation Year)

, Full-time

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Key Details

  • 48 Typical UCAS Tariff
  • N1N2 Course Code
English class

Overview

Why study this course?

Newman University has developed an innovative foundation year for their business degrees. The pre-degree year of this four year course, if passed, leads into the same study programme as the 3 year joint honours degree courses in the BA (Hons) Business Management degree.

This foundation year enables those unable to access the traditional UCAS tariff requirements for a three year degree, an alternative route into beginning and ultimately gaining an honours degree.

 

Entry Requirements

Students will ideally require 48 UCAS points to access the programme. However, as all applicants will be invited to interview, there is opportunity to discuss any circumstances that may have affected the gaining of level three credits.

Those with considerable work and life experience of a complexity that demonstrates an aptitude to study at degree level, but with no formal qualifications, will also be accepted. Different degree pathway options available at the end of the Foundation year have different additional entry requirements.

Apply Online

In order to qualify for study finance, applicants much choose a specific Foundation Year entry route from the list below. Although you will apply for a specific course via UCAS you will study the Foundation Year in Arts and Humanities then progress on to your chosen 3 year undergraduate course in your 2nd year of study at Newman.

Apply now: Drama, Theatre and Applied Performance (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: W410

Apply now: English (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Q310

Apply now: English and Creative Writing (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Q3W8

Apply now: History (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: V110

Apply now: Liberal Arts (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Y110

Apply now: Theology and Philosophy (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: V6V5

Contact Details

Contact for admissions enquiries:

Tel: 0121 476 1181 (Ext. 2386)
Email: admissions@newman.ac.uk

Contact for course specific enquiries:

Dr Fiona Reid (Assistant Dean – Arts and Humanities)
Email:  f.reid@newman.ac.uk

 

 

Course Fees

Fees per academic year 2019/20 Foundation Year 0 : fees will be published as soon as possible.

Fees for the following three years are currently £9,250 per year. Please go to the standard 3 year degree page for details.

The University will annually review tuition fees for continuing students and increase fees in line with any inflationary uplift as determined by the UK Government, if permitted by law or government policy, in subsequent years of your course. It is anticipated that such increases would be linked to RPI (the Retail Price Index excluding mortgage interest payments).

 

Additional Costs

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is not required for entry into this programme, although it is in many cases required by employers before students can begin their Year 2 (level 5) work placement.  Find out more about completing the DBS application form and the related additional costs.

Modules

Optional Modules: find out how the University deals with changes that may occur in some eventualities

Timetables: find out when information is available to students

For module information on the subsequent 3 years of the course please visit the relevant undergraduate course page.

Arts and Humanities Degrees (with Foundation Year)

, Full-time

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Key Details

  • 48 Typical UCAS Tariff
  • N510 Course Code
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Overview

Why study this course?

-Newman University has developed an innovative foundation year for their business degrees. The pre-degree year of this four year course, if passed, leads into the same study programme as the 3 year joint honours degree courses in the BA (Hons) Business and Marketing degree.

This foundation year enables those unable to access the traditional UCAS tariff requirements for a three year degree, an alternative route into beginning and ultimately gaining an honours degree.

 

Entry Requirements

Students will ideally require 48 UCAS points to access the programme. However, as all applicants will be invited to interview, there is opportunity to discuss any circumstances that may have affected the gaining of level three credits.

Those with considerable work and life experience of a complexity that demonstrates an aptitude to study at degree level, but with no formal qualifications, will also be accepted. Different degree pathway options available at the end of the Foundation year have different additional entry requirements.

Apply Online

In order to qualify for study finance, applicants much choose a specific Foundation Year entry route from the list below. Although you will apply for a specific course via UCAS you will study the Foundation Year in Arts and Humanities then progress on to your chosen 3 year undergraduate course in your 2nd year of study at Newman.

Apply now: Drama, Theatre and Applied Performance (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: W410

Apply now: English (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Q310

Apply now: English and Creative Writing (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Q3W8

Apply now: History (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: V110

Apply now: Liberal Arts (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Y110

Apply now: Theology and Philosophy (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: V6V5

Contact Details

Contact for admissions enquiries:

Tel: 0121 476 1181 (Ext. 2386)
Email: admissions@newman.ac.uk

Contact for course specific enquiries:

Dr Fiona Reid (Assistant Dean – Arts and Humanities)
Email:  f.reid@newman.ac.uk

 

 

Course Fees

Fees per academic year 2019/20 Foundation Year 0 : fees will be published as soon as possible.

Fees for the following three years are currently £9,250 per year. Please go to the standard 3 year degree page for details.

The University will annually review tuition fees for continuing students and increase fees in line with any inflationary uplift as determined by the UK Government, if permitted by law or government policy, in subsequent years of your course. It is anticipated that such increases would be linked to RPI (the Retail Price Index excluding mortgage interest payments).

Additional Costs

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is not required for entry into this programme, although it is in many cases required by employers before students can begin their Year 2 (level 5) work placement.  Find out more about completing the DBS application form and the related additional costs.

 

Additional Information

General Academic Regulations: Terms and Conditions for students attending our courses

Modules

Optional Modules: find out how the University deals with changes that may occur in some eventualities

Timetables: find out when information is available to students

For module information on the subsequent 3 years of the course please visit the relevant undergraduate course page.

Arts and Humanities Degrees (with Foundation Year)

, Full-time

Switch Study Mode

Key Details

  • 4 Years
  • 48 Typical UCAS Tariff
  • V6V5 Course Code
English class

Overview

Entry Requirements

Students will ideally require 48 UCAS points to access the programme. However, as all applicants will be invited to interview, there is opportunity to discuss any circumstances that may have affected the gaining of level three credits.

Those with considerable work and life experience of a complexity that demonstrates an aptitude to study at degree level, but with no formal qualifications, will also be accepted. Different degree pathway options available at the end of the Foundation year have different additional entry requirements.

Apply Online

In order to qualify for study finance, applicants much choose a specific Foundation Year entry route from the list below. Although you will apply for a specific course via UCAS you will study the Foundation Year in Arts and Humanities then progress on to your chosen 3 year undergraduate course in your 2nd year of study at Newman.

Apply now: Drama, Theatre and Applied Performance (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: W410

Apply now: English (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Q310

Apply now: English and Creative Writing (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Q3W8

Apply now: History (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: V110

Apply now: Liberal Arts (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Y110

Apply now: Theology and Philosophy (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: V6V5

Contact Details

Contact for admissions enquiries:

Tel: 0121 476 1181 (Ext. 2386)
Email: admissions@newman.ac.uk

Contact for course specific enquiries:

Dr Fiona Reid (Assistant Dean – Arts and Humanities)
Email:  f.reid@newman.ac.uk

 

 

Course Fees

Fees for the first year of the course:
Full time Home/ EU Students: £7,500*
Fees for the following three years are currently £9,250 per year**

* Fees shown are for 2019/20 academic year. The University will review tuition fees and increase fees in line with any inflationary uplift as determined by the UK Government, if permitted by law or government policy, on enrolment and in subsequent years of your course. It is anticipated that such increases would be linked to RPI (the Retail Price Index excluding mortgage interest payments).
** Please go to the corresponding 3 year undergraduate degree page for details.

Additional Costs

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is not required for entry into this programme, although it is in some cases required by employers before students can begin their level 5 work placement (normally in year 3 of a four year course).  Find out more about completing the DBS application form and the related additional costs.

Additional Information

General Academic Regulations: Terms and Conditions for students attending our courses

Modules

Optional Modules: find out how the University deals with changes that may occur in some eventualities

Timetables: find out when information is available to students

For module information on the subsequent 3 years of the course please visit the relevant undergraduate course page.

  1. STUDENTSHIP, EDUCATION AND SOCIETY 1
    (Compulsory) fys001
    Read more

    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module examines what is needed to be successful in higher education, including one’s personal disposition towards learning alongside how to develop the necessary skills required to be successful in HE. It will deconstruct student’s experiences of more formal aspects of assessment such as exams, reading academically and academic writing conventions, helping them develop a plan to overcome barriers to effective engagement. It also seeks to deconstruct and reform their views on what constitutes knowledge, education and learning, drawing on theories around critical pedagogy.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 48.00 Independent   : 152.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Enable students to understand the nature of studentship, education, knowledge and learning, and apply it to their everyday lives

    • Enable students to understand their own journey within the structures of education and prepare effectively for further degree level study.

    • Enable students to develop confidence, intellectual curiosity and the ability to manage their learning.

    • Promote peer-to-peer and staff-to-student relationships that reflect those needed for success in HE.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

    • Demonstrate an understanding of the knowledge base of education and studentship and current debates within the subjects

    • Show understanding of their own motivations fears and barriers to further study and develop appropriate strategies for being successful in HE

    • Assesse own capabilities against given criteria, take responsibility for completing tasks and seek clarification and appropriate help where needed.

    • Take responsibility for self and others and work in a professional and ethical manner.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - Pass/Fail Element: Adherence to Group and Individual Learning Contracts

    Component 2 - 10% Education Timeline (10 minutes, 500 word equivalent)

    Component 3 - 90% Patchwork Portfolio (2000 word equivalent)

  2. STUDENTSHIP, EDUCATION AND SOCIETY 2
    (Compulsory) fys002
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    Building on FYS001, this module continues to examine what is needed to be successful in higher education, including one’s personal disposition towards learning alongside how to develop the necessary skills required to be successful in HE. It will further deconstruct student’s experiences of more formal aspects of assessment such as exams, reading academically and academic writing conventions, helping them develop a plan to overcome barriers to effective engagement Students will further examine and challenge what universities are, who they are for, and how they are structured, with a focus on how best they can traverse the institutions systems, and where necessary challenge them. The module thus provides the opportunity to practice academic tasks that are designed to explore key university systems, processes and support mechanisms, whilst encouraging students to plan for the maintenance and development of their individual skills and abilities needed for success in Higher Education.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 48.00 Independent   : 152.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Enable students to understand the nature of studentship, education, knowledge and learning, and apply it to their everyday lives.

    • Enable students to understand their own journey within the structures of education and effectively prepare them for further degree level study.

    • Enable students to develop confidence, intellectual curiosity and the ability to manage their learning.

    • Enable students to understand the structures and systems of Higher Education and develop skills to effectively traverse them

    • Ensure students can evaluate evidence, arguments and assumptions and begin to reach judgements and communicate information

    • Promote peer-to-peer and staff-to-student relationships that reflect those needed for success in HE.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

    • Analyse and relate their experiences to underlying theoretical frameworks and approaches within social sciences, carrying out appropriate research.

    • Demonstrate an ability to respond to the HE environment and assessment regimes such as exams, assignments, presentations and in developing skills in skills in group work, literacy, reading, writing, numeracy and using learning resources

    • Assesses own capabilities against given criteria, take responsibility for completing tasks and seek clarification and appropriate help where needed.

    • Take responsibility for self and others and work in a professional and ethical manner

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - Pass/Fail Element: Adherence to Group and Individual Learning Contracts

    Component 2 - 10% Glossary (500 words)

    Component 3 - 90% Patchwork Portfolio (2500 word equivalent)

  3. FOUNDATIONS OF THE HUMANITIES
    (Compulsory) hys003
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module will equip students with the knowledge and the skills required for success in the rest of the programme and it will prepare them for the requirements of undergraduate study. This module will introduce students to the philosophical underpinnings of Drama, Creative Writing, English Literature, History, Philosophy and Theology. To maintain a sense of modular unity the sessions will be organised around the theme of ‘the human spirit’ and will include subject-specific sessions on universal themes which could include home, belonging, identity, sickness, health and death. Subject-specific sessions will introduce students to relevant content and to theoretical concepts, thus preparing them to apply a number of critical approaches in their own study. This is intended to help students recognise and practice models of research, academic writing and presentation and to provide an opportunity to develop skills of collaborative research work so as to experience the process of refining ideas that is part of the research experience.

     

    These content-based classes will be complemented by sessions designed to promote a range of practical skills, to provoke wider understanding and to integrate students into university life. Students will engage in fieldwork, library and class-based task, they will participate in cultural activities and will attend sessions introducing them to the many career opportunities open to Humanities graduates.

     

    A key feature of this module is that it prepares students in the academic study skills required for successful progress. Weekly reading will be combined with presentations, group discussions and the preparation of written portfolios for assessment. The portfolios will include practical tasks, for example, the creation of an annotated bibliography, a glossary or an abstract as well as longer, more reflective pieces on key topics. Students will be supported by the inclusion of group work as well as by individual tutorials.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 72.00 Independent   : 328.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 400.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Provide a conducive learning environment that enables students to see the relevance of the Humanities in their everyday lives

    • Support the development of student confidence, intellectual curiosity, the ability to manage their learning within the Humanities as a member of a team and autonomously.

    • Enable students to be confident in researching topics and concepts within the Humanities from a multitude of sources

    • Ensure students have a grounding in evaluating arguments, abstract concepts and the close reading of texts  in the Humanities and making appropriate judgements

    • Develop key transferable skills including the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility, decision-making and other abilities needed to undertake further study

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

    • Develop an awareness current areas of debate within the Humanities and their applications 

    • Relate their experiences to underlying theoretical frameworks and approaches within Humanities, including carrying out appropriate research, including fieldwork.

    • Analyse a range of Humanities-related information using pre-defined principles, frameworks or criteria.

    • Take responsibility for initiating and completing tasks and procedures

    • Develop an awareness of the ethical issues in the Humanities

     

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - Pass/Fail Element: Adherence to Group and Individual Learning Contracts

    Component 2 - 40% Portfolio (i) (1,500 words)

    Component 3 - 60% Portfolio (ii) (2,500 words)

  4. ON BEING HUMAN
    (Compulsory) hys004
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module is a complement to HYS003 and it prepares students for the study of human activity in the wider world.  It prepares students for the close reading, conceptual understanding and textual analysis required in the Humanities. It does so by introducing students to the way in which collective human activity has been and is represented in the various disciplines, namely Drama, Creative Writing, English Literature, History, Theology and Philosophy. Examples of human activity will draw on universal themes such as war, conflict, pacifism and social justice.

     

    Students will discuss specific, subject-based examples and then will apply knowledge and theory to create multi-disciplinary explanations and to make connections between the different disciplines. Students will initially demonstrate their understanding through discussions and presentations and will develop them further in individual assessed portfolios.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 36.00 Independent   : 164.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Enable students to apply their understanding of the nature of the Humanities and their applications in a broad context

    • Enable students to manage their learning and work as a member of a team and autonomously.

    • Develop students’ confidence, intellectual curiosity and ability to manage and applying their learning within a multi-disciplinary framework

    • Enable students to be confident in researching topics and concepts within the Humanities from a multitude of sources

    • Ensure students have a grounding in evaluating arguments, abstract concepts and data in the Humanities and are able to make appropriate judgements

    • Develop in students key transferable skills including the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility, decision-making and other abilities needed to undertake further study

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

    • Apply their understanding of the knowledge base of the Humanities to current social and political problems, illuminating current debates within them

    • Apply their knowledge of education and the education system, including the nature of knowledge and learning about the Humanities

    • Analyse and relate their experiences to underlying theoretical frameworks and approaches within the Humanities, carrying out appropriate research.

    • Develop skills in group work, literacy, reading, writing, numeracy and use learning resources

    • Take responsibility for initiating and completing tasks and procedures in conjunction with others

    • Take responsibility for self and others, including the community, and work in a professional and ethical manner

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - Pass/Fail Element: Adherence to Group and Individual Learning Contracts

    Component 2 - 30% Group Presentation (15 minutes)

    Component 3 - 70% Essay (1,500 words)

  5. ON READING
    (Compulsory) hys005
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    In this module students will begin to practice the skills and the habits which they will require for successful study at undergraduate level. Whatever their named degree students will be expected to read a variety of texts at undergraduate level, to organise and to extract information and to demonstrate an awareness of both text and context.

     

    Students will read and comment upon a variety of texts drawn from the disciplines of Drama, English Literature, History, Theology and Philosophy.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 36.00 Independent   : 164.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Enable students to build on their core understanding of the nature of the Humanities and identify which aspect of the Humanities they wish to specialize in and why

    • Enable student to demonstrate how they have developed confidence, intellectual curiosity and the ability to manage their learning.

    • Enable students to show how they have adjusted to the demands of learning at HE level and can function in a modern professional environment and have acquired sufficient information and digital literacy.

    • Enable students to demonstrate how they have developed the key transferable skills necessary for further study and employment, primarily the ability to manage and organize information gained through independent reading. 

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

    • Demonstrate an understanding of the knowledge base and current areas of debate within the Humanities and their intended study area

    • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of appropriate strategies for being successful in HE, specifically with regard to the management of the time required for reading 

    • Show how their understanding of theoretical frameworks and approaches within the Humanities and their intended subject

    • Take the responsibility for initiating and completing tasks and procedures, adapting own behaviour to meet obligations to others.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - Pass/Fail Elements: Adherence to Group and Learning Contracts

    Component 2 - 25% Mini-review (500 words)

    Component 3 - 75% Review (1,500 words)

Arts and Humanities Degrees (with Foundation Year)

, Full-time

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Key Details

  • 48 - 80 Typical UCAS Tariff
  • V110 Course Code
English class

Overview

Entry Requirements

Students will ideally require 48 UCAS points to access the programme. However, as all applicants will be invited to interview, there is opportunity to discuss any circumstances that may have affected the gaining of level three credits.

Those with considerable work and life experience of a complexity that demonstrates an aptitude to study at degree level, but with no formal qualifications, will also be accepted. Different degree pathway options available at the end of the Foundation year have different additional entry requirements.

Apply Online

In order to qualify for study finance, applicants much choose a specific Foundation Year entry route from the list below. Although you will apply for a specific course via UCAS you will study the Foundation Year in Arts and Humanities then progress on to your chosen 3 year undergraduate course in your 2nd year of study at Newman.

Apply now: Drama, Theatre and Applied Performance (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: W410

Apply now: English (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Q310

Apply now: English and Creative Writing (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Q3W8

Apply now: History (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: V110

Apply now: Liberal Arts (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Y110

Apply now: Theology and Philosophy (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: V6V5

Contact Details

Contact for admissions enquiries:

Tel: 0121 476 1181 (Ext. 2386)
Email: admissions@newman.ac.uk

Contact for course specific enquiries:

Dr Fiona Reid (Assistant Dean – Arts and Humanities)
Email:  f.reid@newman.ac.uk

 

 

Course Fees

*Fees shown are for 2018/19 academic year. The University will review tuition fees and increase fees in line with any inflationary uplift as determined by the UK Government, if permitted by law or government policy, in subsequent years of your course. It is anticipated that such increases would be linked to RPI (the Retail Price Index excluding mortgage interest payments).

Additional Costs

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is not required for entry into this programme, although it is in many cases required by employers before students can begin their Year 2 (level 5) work placement.  Find out more about completing the DBS application form and the related additional costs.

 

Additional Information

General Academic Regulations: Terms and Conditions for students attending our courses

Modules

Optional Modules: find out how the University deals with changes that may occur in some eventualities

Timetables: find out when information is available to students

For module information on the subsequent 3 years of the course please visit the relevant undergraduate course page.

Arts and Humanities Degrees (with Foundation Year)

, Full-time

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Key Details

  • 48 Typical UCAS Tariff
  • Q310 Course Code
English class

Overview

Entry Requirements

Students will ideally require 48 UCAS points to access the programme. However, as all applicants will be invited to interview, there is opportunity to discuss any circumstances that may have affected the gaining of level three credits.

Those with considerable work and life experience of a complexity that demonstrates an aptitude to study at degree level, but with no formal qualifications, will also be accepted. Different degree pathway options available at the end of the Foundation year have different additional entry requirements.

Apply Online

In order to qualify for study finance, applicants much choose a specific Foundation Year entry route from the list below. Although you will apply for a specific course via UCAS you will study the Foundation Year in Arts and Humanities then progress on to your chosen 3 year undergraduate course in your 2nd year of study at Newman.

Apply now: Drama, Theatre and Applied Performance (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: W410

Apply now: English (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Q310

Apply now: English and Creative Writing (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Q3W8

Apply now: History (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: V110

Apply now: Liberal Arts (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Y110

Apply now: Theology and Philosophy (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: V6V5

Contact Details

Contact for admissions enquiries:

Tel: 0121 476 1181 (Ext. 2386)
Email: admissions@newman.ac.uk

Contact for course specific enquiries:

Dr Fiona Reid (Assistant Dean – Arts and Humanities)
Email:  f.reid@newman.ac.uk

 

 

Course Fees

*Fees shown are for 2018/19 academic year. The University will review tuition fees and increase fees in line with any inflationary uplift as determined by the UK Government, if permitted by law or government policy, in subsequent years of your course. It is anticipated that such increases would be linked to RPI (the Retail Price Index excluding mortgage interest payments).

Additional Costs

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is not required for entry into this programme, although it is in many cases required by employers before students can begin their Year 2 (level 5) work placement.  Find out more about completing the DBS application form and the related additional costs.

Additional Information

General Academic Regulations: Terms and Conditions for students attending our courses

Modules

Optional Modules: find out how the University deals with changes that may occur in some eventualities

Timetables: find out when information is available to students

For module information on the subsequent 3 years of the course please visit the relevant undergraduate course page.

Arts and Humanities Degrees (with Foundation Year)

Honours Degree with Foundation Year , Full-time

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Key Details

  • 48 Typical UCAS Tariff
  • W410 Course Code
  • Full Time
English class

Overview

Entry Requirements

Students will ideally require 48 UCAS points to access the programme. However, as all applicants will be invited to interview, there is opportunity to discuss any circumstances that may have affected the gaining of level three credits.

Those with considerable work and life experience of a complexity that demonstrates an aptitude to study at degree level, but with no formal qualifications, will also be accepted. Different degree pathway options available at the end of the Foundation year have different additional entry requirements.

Apply Online

In order to qualify for study finance, applicants much choose a specific Foundation Year entry route from the list below. Although you will apply for a specific course via UCAS you will study the Foundation Year in Arts and Humanities then progress on to your chosen 3 year undergraduate course in your 2nd year of study at Newman.

Apply now: Drama, Theatre and Applied Performance (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: W410

Apply now: English (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Q310

Apply now: English and Creative Writing (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Q3W8

Apply now: History (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: V110

Apply now: Liberal Arts (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Y110

Apply now: Theology and Philosophy (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: V6V5

Contact Details

Contact for admissions enquiries:

Tel: 0121 476 1181 (Ext. 2386)
Email: admissions@newman.ac.uk

Contact for course specific enquiries:

Dr Fiona Reid (Assistant Dean – Arts and Humanities)
Email:  f.reid@newman.ac.uk

 

 

Course Fees

*Fees shown are for 2018/19 academic year. The University will review tuition fees and increase fees in line with any inflationary uplift as determined by the UK Government, if permitted by law or government policy, in subsequent years of your course. It is anticipated that such increases would be linked to RPI (the Retail Price Index excluding mortgage interest payments).

 Additional Costs

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is not required for entry into this programme, although it is in many cases required by employers before students can begin their Year 2 (level 5) work placement.  Find out more about completing the DBS application form and the related additional costs.

 

Additional Information

General Academic Regulations: Terms and Conditions for students attending our courses

Modules

Optional Modules: find out how the University deals with changes that may occur in some eventualities

Timetables: find out when information is available to students

For module information on the subsequent 3 years of the course please visit the relevant undergraduate course page.

Arts and Humanities Degrees (with Foundation Year)

, Full-time

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Key Details

  • 48 Typical UCAS Tariff
  • W4Q3 Course Code
English class

Overview

Entry Requirements

Students will ideally require 48 UCAS points to access the programme. However, as all applicants will be invited to interview, there is opportunity to discuss any circumstances that may have affected the gaining of level three credits.

Those with considerable work and life experience of a complexity that demonstrates an aptitude to study at degree level, but with no formal qualifications, will also be accepted. Different degree pathway options available at the end of the Foundation year have different additional entry requirements.

Apply Online

In order to qualify for study finance, applicants much choose a specific Foundation Year entry route from the list below. Although you will apply for a specific course via UCAS you will study the Foundation Year in Arts and Humanities then progress on to your chosen 3 year undergraduate course in your 2nd year of study at Newman.

Apply now: Drama, Theatre and Applied Performance (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: W410

Apply now: English (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Q310

Apply now: English and Creative Writing (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Q3W8

Apply now: History (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: V110

Apply now: Liberal Arts (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Y110

Apply now: Theology and Philosophy (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: V6V5

Contact Details

Contact for admissions enquiries:

Tel: 0121 476 1181 (Ext. 2386)
Email: admissions@newman.ac.uk

Contact for course specific enquiries:

Dr Fiona Reid (Assistant Dean – Arts and Humanities)
Email:  f.reid@newman.ac.uk

 

 

Modules

Optional Modules: find out how the University deals with changes that may occur in some eventualities

Timetables: find out when information is available to students

For module information on the subsequent 3 years of the course please visit the relevant undergraduate course page.

Arts and Humanities Degrees (with Foundation Year)

, Full-time

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Key Details

  • 48 Typical UCAS Tariff
  • CX84 Course Code
English class

Overview

Entry Requirements

Students will ideally require 48 UCAS points to access the programme. However, as all applicants will be invited to interview, there is opportunity to discuss any circumstances that may have affected the gaining of level three credits.

Those with considerable work and life experience of a complexity that demonstrates an aptitude to study at degree level, but with no formal qualifications, will also be accepted. Different degree pathway options available at the end of the Foundation year have different additional entry requirements.

Apply Online

In order to qualify for study finance, applicants much choose a specific Foundation Year entry route from the list below. Although you will apply for a specific course via UCAS you will study the Foundation Year in Arts and Humanities then progress on to your chosen 3 year undergraduate course in your 2nd year of study at Newman.

Apply now: Drama, Theatre and Applied Performance (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: W410

Apply now: English (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Q310

Apply now: English and Creative Writing (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Q3W8

Apply now: History (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: V110

Apply now: Liberal Arts (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Y110

Apply now: Theology and Philosophy (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: V6V5

Contact Details

Contact for admissions enquiries:

Tel: 0121 476 1181 (Ext. 2386)
Email: admissions@newman.ac.uk

Contact for course specific enquiries:

Dr Fiona Reid (Assistant Dean – Arts and Humanities)
Email:  f.reid@newman.ac.uk

 

 

Modules

Optional Modules: find out how the University deals with changes that may occur in some eventualities

Timetables: find out when information is available to students

For module information on the subsequent 3 years of the course please visit the relevant undergraduate course page.

Arts and Humanities Degrees (with Foundation Year)

Honours Degree with Foundation Year , Full-time

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Key Details

  • 48 Typical UCAS Tariff
  • C817 Course Code
  • Full Time
English class

Overview

Entry Requirements

Students will ideally require 48 UCAS points to access the programme. However, as all applicants will be invited to interview, there is opportunity to discuss any circumstances that may have affected the gaining of level three credits.

Those with considerable work and life experience of a complexity that demonstrates an aptitude to study at degree level, but with no formal qualifications, will also be accepted. Different degree pathway options available at the end of the Foundation year have different additional entry requirements.

Apply Online

In order to qualify for study finance, applicants much choose a specific Foundation Year entry route from the list below. Although you will apply for a specific course via UCAS you will study the Foundation Year in Arts and Humanities then progress on to your chosen 3 year undergraduate course in your 2nd year of study at Newman.

Apply now: Drama, Theatre and Applied Performance (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: W410

Apply now: English (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Q310

Apply now: English and Creative Writing (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Q3W8

Apply now: History (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: V110

Apply now: Liberal Arts (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Y110

Apply now: Theology and Philosophy (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: V6V5

Contact Details

Contact for admissions enquiries:

Tel: 0121 476 1181 (Ext. 2386)
Email: admissions@newman.ac.uk

Contact for course specific enquiries:

Dr Fiona Reid (Assistant Dean – Arts and Humanities)
Email:  f.reid@newman.ac.uk

 

 

Course Fees

Fees per academic year: 2018/19* Fees are currently £4,560 for the Foundation Year 0 and are funded through the government loan scheme (effectively meaning people undertake a four year degree).

Fees for the following three years are currently £9,250 per year.

Please go to the standard 3 year degree page for details.

*Fees shown are for 2018/19 academic year.  The University will review tuition fees and increase fees in line with any inflationary uplift as determined by the UK Government, if permitted by law or government policy, in subsequent years of your course.  It is anticipated that such increases would be linked to RPI (the Retail Price Index excluding mortgage interest payments).

Additional Costs

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is not required for entry into this programme, although it is in many cases required by employers before students can begin their Year 2 (level 5) work placement.  Find out more about completing the DBS application form and the related additional costs.

Additional Information

General Academic Regulations: Terms and Conditions for students attending our courses

Modules

Optional Modules: find out how the University deals with changes that may occur in some eventualities

Timetables: find out when information is available to students

For module information on the subsequent 3 years of the course please visit the relevant undergraduate course page.

Arts and Humanities Degrees (with Foundation Year)

, Full-time

Switch Study Mode
English class

Overview

Entry Requirements

Students will ideally require 48 UCAS points to access the programme. However, as all applicants will be invited to interview, there is opportunity to discuss any circumstances that may have affected the gaining of level three credits.

Those with considerable work and life experience of a complexity that demonstrates an aptitude to study at degree level, but with no formal qualifications, will also be accepted. Different degree pathway options available at the end of the Foundation year have different additional entry requirements.

Apply Online

In order to qualify for study finance, applicants much choose a specific Foundation Year entry route from the list below. Although you will apply for a specific course via UCAS you will study the Foundation Year in Arts and Humanities then progress on to your chosen 3 year undergraduate course in your 2nd year of study at Newman.

Apply now: Drama, Theatre and Applied Performance (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: W410

Apply now: English (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Q310

Apply now: English and Creative Writing (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Q3W8

Apply now: History (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: V110

Apply now: Liberal Arts (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Y110

Apply now: Theology and Philosophy (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: V6V5

Contact Details

Contact for admissions enquiries:

Tel: 0121 476 1181 (Ext. 2386)
Email: admissions@newman.ac.uk

Contact for course specific enquiries:

Dr Fiona Reid (Assistant Dean – Arts and Humanities)
Email:  f.reid@newman.ac.uk

 

 

Course Fees

2019/20: UK/EU Students - £5,100 *

The above fees are the total for the course, with the fees being divided into installments over the first 2 years of study.

*Fees shown are for 2019/20 academic year. The University will review tuition fees and increase fees in line with any inflationary uplift as determined by the UK Government, if permitted by law or government policy, in subsequent years of your course. It is anticipated that such increases would be linked to RPI (the Retail Price Index excluding mortgage interest payments).

See also: information regarding a Postgraduate Loan (PGL) for Master’s study

 

Additional Information

General Academic Regulations: Terms and Conditions for students attending our courses

Optional Modules: find out how the University deals with changes that may occur in some eventualities

Timetables: find out when information is available to students

 

Modules

Optional Modules: find out how the University deals with changes that may occur in some eventualities

Timetables: find out when information is available to students

For module information on the subsequent 3 years of the course please visit the relevant undergraduate course page.

Arts and Humanities Degrees (with Foundation Year)

Top-up Award , Full-time

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Key Details

  • 1 Year
  • N401 Course Code
  • Full Time
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Overview

Entry Requirements

Students will ideally require 48 UCAS points to access the programme. However, as all applicants will be invited to interview, there is opportunity to discuss any circumstances that may have affected the gaining of level three credits.

Those with considerable work and life experience of a complexity that demonstrates an aptitude to study at degree level, but with no formal qualifications, will also be accepted. Different degree pathway options available at the end of the Foundation year have different additional entry requirements.

Apply Online

In order to qualify for study finance, applicants much choose a specific Foundation Year entry route from the list below. Although you will apply for a specific course via UCAS you will study the Foundation Year in Arts and Humanities then progress on to your chosen 3 year undergraduate course in your 2nd year of study at Newman.

Apply now: Drama, Theatre and Applied Performance (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: W410

Apply now: English (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Q310

Apply now: English and Creative Writing (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Q3W8

Apply now: History (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: V110

Apply now: Liberal Arts (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Y110

Apply now: Theology and Philosophy (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: V6V5

Contact Details

Contact for admissions enquiries:

Tel: 0121 476 1181 (Ext. 2386)
Email: admissions@newman.ac.uk

Contact for course specific enquiries:

Dr Fiona Reid (Assistant Dean – Arts and Humanities)
Email:  f.reid@newman.ac.uk

 

 

Modules

Optional Modules: find out how the University deals with changes that may occur in some eventualities

Timetables: find out when information is available to students

For module information on the subsequent 3 years of the course please visit the relevant undergraduate course page.

  1. BRIDGING MODULE FOR ACCOUTNING AND FINANCE
    (Compulsory) afu531
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module provides a foundation in research and academic writing to students entering Accounting and Finance degree at Level 6. It provides the students with a body of knowledge and experiences of information seeking, data analysis and interpretation required for study at Level 6 in a number of modules.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 30.00 Independent   : 170.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to: 

    • Develop students’ academic reading and writing skills.

    • Develop students’ information literacy skills.

    • Develop an understanding of the application of a range of qualitative and quantitative data collection methods used in finance and related disciplines.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

    • Demonstrate an ability to search for, read and extract key information from academic literature.
    • Collect qualitative or quantitative data using appropriate methods
    • Identify and interpret a range of appropriate themes from data

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 50% Literature Review (600 words)

    Component 2 - 30% Online test (1000 words equivalent)

    Component 3 - 20% Presentation and Debate (500 words equivalent)

  2. ADVANCED FINANCIAL REPORTING
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    The module aims to develop from previous studies a comprehensive understanding of theory and best current practice of financial reporting, with particular emphasis on current and controversial issues in financial reporting. It will also develop a capacity for critical reasoning and rational analysis, the ability to conceptualise problems, create reasoned value judgments and opinions and the ability to solve practical problems.  

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 36.00 Independent   : 164.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to deal with professional complexity, whereby a more holistic approach to leadership is required; one that draws together paradigms that are notionally treated theoretically as separate into an interrelated network of approaches that aids graduates to innovatively deal with the wide ranging complexity and uncertainty they will be faced with once they leave university. 

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

     

    • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the advanced aspects of generally accepted international accounting principles and techniques and supporting theory

    • Evaluate and challenge current and accepted accounting theory

    • Critically evaluate contemporary accounting issues and their effect on the further development of financial reporting

    • Demonstrate critically the ability to prepare accounting statements in compliance with international financial reporting standards, discussion documents and exposure drafts

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 30% Coursework (2000 words)

    Component 2 - 70% Closed Book Examination (3 hours)

  3. PRINCIPLES OF AUDIT AND ASSURANCE
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    During this module students will learn about the role of the auditor and develop an understanding of modern audit from both an internal and external perspective. They will be introduced to forensic accounting as a discipline, studying the role and procedures of forensic accounting and the impact of auditing standards on those who undertake assurance engagements.The module willdevelop understanding of current issues relating to the provision of audit and assurance services to enable the identification of the work required for, and the evaluation of the findings of audit and assurance engagements.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 36.00 Independent   : 164.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to equip students with the knowledge, understanding and skills to:

     

    • Identify and evaluate the nature and purpose of audit and its regulatory framework

    • Critically evaluate the source of evidence for audit reports

    • Evaluate the appropriateness of the internal control system of an organisation 

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

     

    • Develop an in-depth understanding of the nature and purpose of the audit process, and its regulatory framework

    • Create a sophisticated awareness of practical aspects of audit and assurance services

    • Identify risks, evaluate internal control systems and design appropriate audit programmes

    • Explain and critically evaluate sources of evidence, so as to prepare appropriate audit reports

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 30% Coursework (2000 Words)

    Component 2 - 70% Closed Book Examination (2 1/2 hours)

  4. FINANCIAL ANALYSIS
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module aims to equip the students with the knowledge and skills expected of the financial manager in relation to investment, financing and dividend policy decisions. It will provide students with the necessary managerial tools and techniques required in order to undertake a strategic analysis and review of their organisational environment and develop a suitable plan to lead the organisation into the future. 

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 36.00 Independent   : 164.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to equip students with the knowledge, understanding and skills to:

     

    • Identify the various techniques to be utilised in business and asset valuations

    • Understand the key introductory considerations and range of techniques that need to be utilised to achieve effective financial management within an organisation

    • Understand the techniques used in appraising capital investment

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

     

    • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the key considerations and range of techniques that need to be utilised to achieve effective financial management within an organisation

    • Evaluate critically the relevance of a range of methods to establish business and asset valuations and the significance of the cost of capital

    • Evaluate critically the impact of different sources of finance on the cost of capital using suitable calculations and to compute business and asset valuations using a range of methods

      Indicative content

    • Investment appraisal involving inflation, taxation, risk and uncertainty

    • The cost of capital and the factors which affect it

    • Risk management techniques in business

    • Principles of business and asset valuation

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 70% Closed Book Examination (3 hours)

    Component 2 - 30% Report (2000 Words Equivalent)

  5. FINAL BUSINESS PROJECT AND CRITICAL EVALUATION
    (Optional) beu601
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    The final project and critical evaluation will be structured to assess the knowledge and understanding by means appropriate to individual students, though all approaches will lead to the production of a significant piece of work that involves the demonstration of advanced practice in business management and/or original small research. All approaches will be accompanied by a critical self- evaluation of the outcomes achieved.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled : 12.00 Independent : 388.00 Placement : 0.00 Total :  400.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to: 

    • Provide and integrative structure to enable student’s ability to identify, analyse and critically evaluate research evidence related to a selected area of business management
    • Provide students with a critical awareness of appropriate and ethically sound research methods in relation to identified research or operational purposes and justify their use
    • Embed a perceptive ability to work constructively with an advisory tutor, recognizing that the content and execution of the project belongs to the student
    • Provide an opportunity to further enhance the ability of the student to discover, analyse, evaluate, synthesise and present a solution to a business management problem or enquiry.

     

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

    • Formulate clearly a research question and/or an issue of advanced practice
    • Critically and rigorously interrogate the literature available to them around their focal problem and identify current key concepts and knowledge
    • Apply existing knowledge to a contextualized problem and identify gaps in current knowledge pertaining to that problem
    • Critically and rigorously interrogate the literature on potentially successful approaches to elicit knowledge comprising these gaps
    • Execute effectively and efficiently a chosen approach to data elicitation
    • Analyse and evaluate appropriately situated knowledge contained in outcomes of data elicitation
    • Propose further action to implement advanced practice supported by the outcomes of the enquiry, including consideration of risk involved and approaches to its management.
    • Reflect upon the learning process embedded in the completion of their final project and identify a strategy for further personal development and lifelong learning.

     

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 90% Dissertation, 10,000 words

    Component 2 - 10% Viva-Voce examination, 15 minutes

  6. NEGOTIATED WORK-BASED RESEARCH PROJECT
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module offers students the opportunity to build on their level 5 work placement through the more developed application of a negotiated work-based research project. Students will agree with their placement tutor and workplace mentor a brief for a project which addresses a need within the organisation. Learners should complete a minimum of 100 hours in the work place. It is in the spirit of this module that wherever possible, the focus will be on social or community / sustainable development.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 24.00 Independent   : 276.00 Placement   : 100.00 Total   : 400.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

     

    • Enable students to take responsibility for initiating, directing and managing a negotiated work-based research project

    • Encourage students to use appropriate work-based research methods

    • Enable students to work collaboratively in a work setting, establishing continuity from their previous work placement and offering tangible evidence of building on this prior experience, where possible

    • Generate confidence and security in students’ employability on graduation

     

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

     

    • Secure, negotiate and design a work-based research project

    • Develop an understanding of, and apply, research methods that are appropriate to work-based contexts

    • Interpret gathered information

    • Make a clear and productive contribution to the organization through the development of recommendations arising from the work-based research project

    • Present a creatively engaging argument

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 100% NEGOTIATED WORK-BASED RESEARCH PROJECT (8000 WORDS)

Arts and Humanities Degrees (with Foundation Year)

PGCE , Full-time

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Key Details

  • 1 Year
  • X121 Course Code
  • Full Time
English class

Overview

Entry Requirements

Students will ideally require 48 UCAS points to access the programme. However, as all applicants will be invited to interview, there is opportunity to discuss any circumstances that may have affected the gaining of level three credits.

Those with considerable work and life experience of a complexity that demonstrates an aptitude to study at degree level, but with no formal qualifications, will also be accepted. Different degree pathway options available at the end of the Foundation year have different additional entry requirements.

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In order to qualify for study finance, applicants much choose a specific Foundation Year entry route from the list below. Although you will apply for a specific course via UCAS you will study the Foundation Year in Arts and Humanities then progress on to your chosen 3 year undergraduate course in your 2nd year of study at Newman.

Apply now: Drama, Theatre and Applied Performance (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: W410

Apply now: English (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Q310

Apply now: English and Creative Writing (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Q3W8

Apply now: History (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: V110

Apply now: Liberal Arts (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Y110

Apply now: Theology and Philosophy (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: V6V5

Contact Details

Contact for admissions enquiries:

Tel: 0121 476 1181 (Ext. 2386)
Email: admissions@newman.ac.uk

Contact for course specific enquiries:

Dr Fiona Reid (Assistant Dean – Arts and Humanities)
Email:  f.reid@newman.ac.uk

 

 

Course Fees

2019/20: £9,250*

* Fees shown are for 2019/20 academic year. The University will review tuition fees and increase fees in line with any inflationary uplift as determined by the UK Government, if permitted by law or government policy, in subsequent years. It is anticipated that such increases would be linked to RPI (the Retail Price Index excluding mortgage interest payments).

Additional Costs

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is required for entry into this programme. Find out more about completing the DBS application form and the related additional costs that you will incur.

 

Additional Information

General Academic Regulations: Terms and Conditions for students attending our courses

Modules

Optional Modules: find out how the University deals with changes that may occur in some eventualities

Timetables: find out when information is available to students

For module information on the subsequent 3 years of the course please visit the relevant undergraduate course page.

  1. ENQUIRY BASED LEARNING IN THE EARLY YEARS (LEVEL 7)
    (Compulsory) pg723p
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module is designed to encourage students to deal individually with complex issues both systematically and creatively and make sound judgements. Students will also be expected to communicate their conclusions clearly to specialist and non-specialist audiences. Students will demonstrate self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems, and act autonomously in planning and implementing tasks as they consolidate their understanding of their focus area and formulate their own routes to learning determining their own levels of enquiry. This module will facilitate students in advancing their knowledge and understanding of their chosen research area and to develop new skills to a high level. Consequently, the module will promote the qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment, the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility decision-making in complex and unpredictable situations and the independent learning ability required for continuing professional development.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 24.00 Independent   : 114.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 138.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Provide students with a systematic understanding of knowledge, and a critical awareness of current problems and/or new insights based upon their chosen area of professional practice
    • Develop a comprehensive understanding of techniques applicable to their own research
    • Illustrate originality in the application of knowledge, together with a practical understanding of how established techniques of research and enquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge in the discipline
    • Evaluate critically current research and advanced scholarship in the discipline.

     

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

    • Demonstrate critical reflection when identifying main characteristics of some of the specific approaches to teaching and learning within early years education
    • Engage in professional and academic research accessing and analysing theoretical and practical based evidence recognising how this impacts upon early years education
    • Critically reflect and communicate research findings from lines of enquiry in order to develop professional practice
    • Analyse the significance of research in developing and enhancing critical knowledge, understanding and professional development in the chosen area of early years research
    • Reflect critically on themselves as learners and teachers, analyse strengths and needs and set targets for continued development
    • Demonstrate a systematic understanding and critical awareness of aspects of pedagogy and ability to offer new insights into an area of professional practice
    • Produce a shared digital asset or output in collaboration with others as part of an assessed activity.

     

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 50% Electronic Presentation (10-15 minutes)

    Component 2 - 50% Critical Analysis (2500 words)

  2. THE CORE CURRICULUM
    (Compulsory) pgp604
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    The module aims to develop, in relation to the core subjects, subject knowledge, understanding, pedagogy and skills relevant to achieving recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status. The module is non-credit bearing and, as such, has no formal assessment.

    In this module students will be provided with opportunities to develop their knowledge and understanding of statutory and non-statutory guidance, and a range of pedagogical, contemporary and innovative approaches across the key stages within the core subjects. They will develop secure subject knowledge and understanding, including associated key misconceptions and errors across the curriculum in relation to the core subjects. Students will critically evaluate the effective and appropriate use of a range of resources to support core curriculum teaching and learning within the classroom. They will develop a critical understanding of approaches to planning, evaluation and assessment, and will use this to develop, inform and refine future learning experiences. Students will also develop their knowledge and understanding of a range of approaches and methods.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 36.00 Independent   : 100.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 136.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Develop knowledge and understanding of the content of statutory and non-statutory guidance for the core curriculum subjects across Foundation Stage/Key Stage One or Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2

    • Develop knowledge and understanding of some pedagogical approaches for the effective teaching of the core curriculum subjects across Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2

    • Develop subject knowledge in key aspects of Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 for the core subjects

    • Critically evaluate pedagogical approaches that facilitate effective teaching and learning in the core curriculum subjects

    • Develop understanding of methods of planning, teaching and assessment which support effective learning in the core curriculum subjects across Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

    • Demonstrate critical knowledge and evaluative understanding of the organisation and development of the National Curriculum for Early Years and Primary in relation to the core subjects

    • Demonstrate critical knowledge and evaluative understanding of a range of pedagogical approaches, strategies and resources which can facilitate the effective teaching and learning within the Early Years and Primary core curriculum subjects

    • Demonstrate critical knowledge and understanding of a range of formative and summative assessment tools, strategies and approaches which can support the teaching and learning process within the Early Years and Primary core curriculum subjects

    • Demonstrate secure subject knowledge of the Early Years and Primary in relation to the core subjects in order to plan appropriate content for teaching and learning

    • Critically evaluate and select resources in order to teach Early Years or Primary core curriculum subjects

    • Demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge and understanding of a variety of pedagogical approaches within the Early Years or Primary core subjects in order to plan, evaluate and assess children’s learning

    • Demonstrate the ability to apply secure Early Years or Primary subject knowledge to inform teaching and learning within teaching and learning in the core subjects

    • Demonstrate the ability to critically engage with a range of reading, including policy and research, to evaluate and justify approaches to teaching Early years or Primary core subjects

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 100% MINIMUM OF 80% ATTENDANCE AND ACTIVE PARTICIPATION IN LECTURES / SEMINARS

  3. THE BROAD CURRICULUM
    (Compulsory) pgp605
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module will consolidate and further develop learning undertaken in school and in undergraduate degrees and previous experience of the students. Educational research and practitioner input will enable students to develop their understanding and knowledge with regards to the expectations of schools and approaches to the curriculum. In particular there will be an emphasis on opportunities for creative development within schools and the curriculum so as to enhance pupil experience, understanding and knowledge. A selection of curriculum experts will share their experience and knowledge in the development of creative approaches within the primary setting.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 46.00 Independent   : 54.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 100.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Provide a practical context through which to explore the creative delivery of the broad curriculum;

    • Support students’ understanding of the value of creative approaches to delivering the broad curriculum in school;

    • Broaden students’ awareness of the range of resources available to support delivery of the broad curriculum subjects;

    • Foster a creative approach towards the planning and delivery of lessons which support the school curriculum;

    • Support students to become creative, ambitious and effective teachers.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

    These learning opportunities embed understanding of, commitment to, and critical analysis of equal opportunities, diversity and inclusion.

     

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

     

    • Engage practically in, and critically evaluate, creative learning activities;

    • Generate a range of practical, creative and expressive responses to lecture and seminar content;

    • Critically analyse a range of pedagogical approaches and philosophies to curricular learning;

    • Identify, investigate and critically evaluate resources available to teachers to support the delivery of creative projects;

    • Critically explore and evaluate a range of rich contexts and starting points for SMSC teaching;

    • Evidence the above in their e-portfolio.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 100% MINIMUM OF 80% ATTENDANCE AND ACTIVE PARTICIPATION WITHIN LECTURES / SEMINARS

  4. PROFESSIONAL STUDIES IN EDUCATION
    (Compulsory) pgp606
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This level 6 module encourages students to critically analyse current areas of professional practice including:

     

    • Behaviour management

    • Gender and attainment

    • Special Educational Needs

    • Assessment of and for learning

    • Pedagogy to support and celebrate bilingualism and multilingualism

     

    Students will gain appropriate skills and understanding of the theoretical issues involved in conceptualising and designing educational research. Students will investigate and develop a practical understanding of how established techniques of research, enquiry and ethics can be used to inform professional practice. Students will develop understanding in order to critically evaluate current research and practice, and to evaluate research methodologies in relation to professional practice. The complexities of researching educational issues; the need to systematically make appropriate judgements and the ability to articulate intentions, in terms of research and scholarly activity, will be reviewed. Students will be encouraged to engage in professional discussion and collaborative dissemination of information; whilst demonstrating the ability to be autonomous in critically analysing research based evidence. The module has been designed to contextualise educational research, in terms of its theoretical, epistemological and methodological underpinnings, for a broad cross section of students, enabling them to comprehend different facets of educational research in an integrated and coherent fashion. In addition, practical skills are built in through workshops, seminars and lectures, designed to develop library, web and applied I/T search aid, and research skills relevant to students’ needs and interests.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 40.00 Independent   : 60.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 100.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to enable students to:

     

     

    • Demonstrate systematic understanding of knowledge, and a critical awareness of current issues and/or new insights in areas of professional practice

    • Comprehensively understand the use of literature reviews as a research technique applicable to their own research and advanced scholarship in areas of professional practice

    • Develop the ability to systematically deal with complex issues and articulate their arguments

    • Demonstrate self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems, and act autonomously in analysing research based reports/articles.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

     

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

     

     

    • Demonstrate a critical awareness of current issues and/or new insights, relevant to an area of professional development and/or practice

    • Demonstrate analytical knowledge and understanding of key areas of professional practice

    • Demonstrate the ability to critically evaluate and synthesise a range of reading, documentation and research based reports

    • Identify a range of information sources (printed and electronic) relevant to a specified area of professional practice

    • Demonstrate the ability to deal with complex issues and articulate reasoned arguments in the critical analysis of evidence

    • Demonstrate self-direction in tackling and solving problems, and act autonomously in analysing and evaluating evidence.

    • Demonstrate a range of collaborative skills.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 100% PROFESSIONAL STUDIES IN EDUCATION

  5. EXPLICIT ENGAGEMENT WITH LEARNING AND TRANSITION
    (Compulsory) pgp607
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module aims to extend students with the knowledge and self-management skills to complete an e-portfolio using Mahara as evidence towards recommendation for QTS.

    (Mahara is an electronic portfolio system where you can record evidence of your learning and experiences. Mahara allows you to store files (e.g. documents, images, videos) and share them with others.)

    Students will critically reflect on subject knowledge and pedagogy within taught sessions and independent study to impact on their progress for their school experiences. They will be asked to articulate and critically reflect on their understanding of the teachers’ standards with good and very good elements in respect to their placement, for the short and long term, and to demonstrate how they will meet targets to achieve this.

     

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 12.00 Independent   : 88.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 100.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

     

    • Support and encourage students to become on-going critically reflective practitioners on how to relate theory to policy and practice

    • Prepare students by evaluating how they have met the standards for school experiences and how they are setting and meeting new targets for progression into their NQT year

    • Encourage students to regularly make connections between their learning and the impact on their placements

    • Enable students to build confidence in becoming a teacher with recommendation of QTS by documenting their time and progress at Newman University by completing an e-portfolio

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

    • Examine how each module has helped to develop their knowledge, understanding and pedagogical skills in becoming a teacher

    • Demonstrate engagement with, and an understanding of meeting the teachers’ standards with good and very good in respect to strengths and targets for final placement and NQT year

    • Document academic progress and reflect on feedback given to improve future academic work and were appropriate complete relevant action plans           

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 100% E-PORTFOLIO (1500 WORDS EQUIVALENT)

  6. PROCESSES, APPLICATION AND INFLUENCE OF ASSESSMENT PRACTICES ON TEACHING AND LEARNING (LEVEL 7)
    (Compulsory) pgp702
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    The module provides students with the opportunity to extend and enhance their knowledge and understanding of assessment in Primary Education. The module will enable students to develop their knowledge and understanding of the range, purpose and impact of assessment throughout the primary curriculum. At the same time they will investigate and critically analyse methods, application and the influence of assessment practices on teaching and learning in Primary Education. Students will critically engage with the development of assessment, current policy, including Statutory requirements, and how international, national and school priorities impact upon classroom practice. The module also considers current trends and issues within the primary National Curriculum in England.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 86.00 Independent   : 114.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Extend and deepen knowledge and understanding of assessment practices in Primary Education

    • Investigate and critically analyse methods and application of assessment practices in Primary Education

    • Systematically review and analyse current policy and Statutory requirements for assessment in Primary Education

    • Critically engage with international, national and school priorities which impact upon assessment

    • Critically engage with and analyse current practices and trends in assessment

    • Critically review, analyse and evaluate resources available to support assessment in Primary Education.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

    • Demonstrate a critical understanding of how assessment impacts upon teaching and learning

    • Investigate and critically analyse methods, application and the influence of assessment practices on teaching and learning in Primary Education

    • Critically reflect on and develop a deeper understanding of assessment in Primary Education demonstrating an awareness of  the influence of  international, national and school priorities

    • Systematically review and analyse current policy, practice, trends and Statutory requirements for assessment in Primary Education

    • Demonstrate a critical understanding of resources required to enable effective and appropriate assessment practices which support pupil progress.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 100% Portfolio of Tasks 4000 words equivalent

  7. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: BUILDING ON STRENGTHS
    (Compulsory) pxp601
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module allows trainees working towards Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), to develop, practise and begin their professional competences as a primary teacher, through work in schools/classroom settings over a seven week placement. It is organised so that in successive modules the trainees will take increasing responsibility for teaching pupils and fulfil the duties expected of a qualified teacher. During the first School Experience trainees will have the opportunity, supported by School Based Tutors, Class teachers/subject leaders and Partnership Tutors (Partnership Staff), to develop the qualities and skills necessary to teach, manage pupils, monitor their learning and reflect upon and evaluate their developing knowledge, understanding and skills, setting targets for continued development and practice. 

    The university based learning includes a structured programme of sessions to deliver outstanding research-based pedagogy in each of the core and foundation subjects of the National Curriculum.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 2.00 Independent   : 0.00 Placement   : 320.00 Total   : 322.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to: 

    • Enable trainees working towards the award of qualifies teacher status (QTS) to      meet and demonstrate appropriate practice-based standards based on the Teaching Agency Standards: Teachers’ Standards (2012)
    • Enable trainees to make the transition from observing and supporting lessons to independently planning and delivering lessons
    • Enable trainees to access school-based learning; including observation, small group and whole class teaching. This will support trainees developing a range of professional skills and competences. This professional role is premised upon commitment to equal opportunities
    • Provide trainees with a structured programme and  supportive environment which will enable them to observe, develop and practise a range of professional skills and competences, to encourage and develop their own professional values and judgement
    • Relate professional practice to the structured programme of school-based and  university-based learning
    • Build upon trainees strengths and competencies evidenced at application and interview to support effective delivery of learning activities to individuals, groups and classes

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

    • Begin to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the statutory curriculum requirements and non-statutory guidance for the age range in which they are teaching including the place of systematic synthetic phonics within the teaching of reading across the full breadth of the curriculum.
    • Begin to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of curriculum content for the age range, in which they are teaching, including the foundation subjects, religious education and, where appropriate, their specialist subject.
    • Begin to evidence a working knowledge of teacher’s contractual duties including teaching, pastoral and legal duties.
    • Begin to demonstrate understanding of the practice, process, strategies and methods of planning, teaching, behaviour management, organisation, assessment and evaluation for the effective learning.
    • Begin to critically reflect upon the quality of their teaching and its impact upon learners and use this information to inform future practice.
    • Begin to demonstrate effective differentiation of teaching to meet learner needs through appropriate planning, preparation, learning outcomes, activities, a range of teaching strategies, assessment and evaluation.
    • Create and maintain a purposeful and orderly learning environment within a classroom.
    • Develop effective working relationship with pupils, adults and other professionals.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - Pass/Fail Element - School Experience Assessment

  8. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: DEVELOPING SKILLS IN AN ALTERNATIVE SETTING
    (Compulsory) pxp602
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module allows trainees working towards the Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), to extend issues related to professional development and experience through work in schools/classroom settings over a seven week placement in an alternative Key Stage.  This second professional development and experience module will enable students to take increasing responsibility for teaching pupils and fulfilling the duties expected of a teacher. During the School Experience they will have the opportunity, supported by specialists where appropriate, to demonstrate the qualities and skills necessary to teach and manage pupils, monitor their learning and reflect upon and evaluate their knowledge, understanding and skills, and set targets for continued development. 

    The university based learning includes a structured programme of sessions to deliver outstanding research-based pedagogy in each of the core and foundation subjects of the National Curriculum.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 2.00 Independent   : 0.00 Placement   : 320.00 Total   : 322.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to: 

    • Enable students to meet, demonstrate and achieve appropriate practice-based statements of attainment based on Teaching Agency: Teachers’ Standards (2012)
    • Enable trainees to gain professional experience in an appropriate school based settings, which will provide an appropriate environment, and will enable them to observe, develop and practise a range of professional skills and competences, within which to develop their own professional values and judgement. This professional role is premised upon commitment to equal opportunities
    • Provide trainees with a structured programme of taught input to consolidate and extend knowledge and understanding of professional development and experience
    • Enable trainees to apply their first school experience placement standards and expectations in an alternative age-phase and build upon these
    • Enable trainee to make the transition from observing and supporting lessons to  planning and delivering lessons
    • Enable trainees to demonstrate a range of behaviour management strategies, which they are increasingly able to apply effectively and appropriately

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

    • Demonstrate effective knowledge and understanding of the statutory curriculum requirements and non-statutory guidance for the age range in which they are teaching, including the core curriculum, foundation stage subjects, religious education and, where appropriate, their specialist subject/language.
    • Demonstrate effective knowledge and understanding of the teaching of reading across the full breath of the curriculum, including the place of systematic synthetic phonics.
    • Demonstrate effective knowledge and understanding of the teaching of early mathematics across the full breadth of the curriculum.
    • Evidence a working knowledge of teacher’s contractual duties including teaching, pastoral and legal duties.
    • Demonstrate effective understanding of the practice, process, strategies and methods of planning, teaching, behaviour management, organisation, assessment, monitoring and recording of pupil progress for effective learning of every child.
    • Critically reflect upon the quality of their teaching and its impact upon learners and use this information to inform future practice.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - Pass/Fail Element - School Experience

  9. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: FINAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND EXPERIENCE
    (Compulsory) pxp603
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module allows trainees working towards the Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), to extend issues related to professional development and experience through work in schools/classroom settings over an eight week placement.  This final professional development and experience module will enable students to take increasing responsibility for teaching pupils and fulfilling the duties expected of a teacher. During the School Experience they will have the opportunity, supported by specialists where appropriate, to demonstrate the qualities and skills necessary to teach and manage pupils, monitor their learning and reflect upon and evaluate their knowledge, understanding and skills, and set targets for continued professional development and their Induction year. 

    The university based learning includes a structured programme of sessions to deliver outstanding research-based pedagogy in each of the core and foundation subjects of the National Curriculum.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 2.00 Independent   : 0.00 Placement   : 380.00 Total   : 382.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to: 

    • Enable students to meet, demonstrate and fully achieve appropriate practice-based statements of attainment based on Teaching Agency: Teachers’ Standards (2012)
    • Enable trainees to gain professional experience in an appropriate school based settings, which will provide an appropriate environment, and will enable them to observe, develop and practise a range of professional skills and competences, within which to develop their own professional values and judgement. This professional role is premised upon commitment to equal opportunities
    • Provide trainees with a structured programme of taught input to consolidate and extend knowledge and understanding of professional development and experience
    • Enable trainees to apply their first and second school experience placement standards and build upon these
    • Enable trainees to make the transition from observing and planning lessons from teachers planning, to independently planning and delivering lessons
    • Enable trainees to demonstrate a range of behaviour management strategies, which they are increasingly able to apply effectively and appropriately

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

    • Demonstrate effective knowledge and understanding of the statutory curriculum requirements and non-statutory guidance for the age range in which they are teaching, including the core curriculum, foundation stage subjects, religious education and, where appropriate, their specialist subject/language.
    • Demonstrate effective knowledge and understanding of the teaching of reading across the full breath of the curriculum, including the place of systematic synthetic phonics.
    • Demonstrate effective knowledge and understanding of the teaching of early mathematics across the full breadth of the curriculum.
    • Evidence a working knowledge of teacher’s contractual duties including teaching, pastoral and legal duties.
    • Demonstrate effective understanding of the practice, process, strategies and methods of planning, teaching, behaviour management, organisation, assessment, monitoring and recording of pupil progress for effective learning of every child.
    • Critically reflect upon the quality of their teaching and its impact upon learners and use this information to inform future practice.
    • Demonstrate effective differentiation of teaching to meet learner needs through appropriate planning, preparation, learning outcomes, activities, a range of teaching strategies, assessment and evaluation.
    • Create and maintain a purposeful and orderly learning environment within a classroom.
    • Develop effective working relationship with pupils, adults and other professionals.
    • Demonstrate effective understanding of KS2 Framework for Languages DFES 2007

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - Pass/Fail Element - School Experience

Arts and Humanities Degrees (with Foundation Year)

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Key Details

  • 4 Years
  • 48 Typical UCAS Tariff
  • L54F Course Code
  • Full Time
English class

Overview

Entry Requirements

Students will ideally require 48 UCAS points to access the programme. However, as all applicants will be invited to interview, there is opportunity to discuss any circumstances that may have affected the gaining of level three credits.

Those with considerable work and life experience of a complexity that demonstrates an aptitude to study at degree level, but with no formal qualifications, will also be accepted. Different degree pathway options available at the end of the Foundation year have different additional entry requirements.

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In order to qualify for study finance, applicants much choose a specific Foundation Year entry route from the list below. Although you will apply for a specific course via UCAS you will study the Foundation Year in Arts and Humanities then progress on to your chosen 3 year undergraduate course in your 2nd year of study at Newman.

Apply now: Drama, Theatre and Applied Performance (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: W410

Apply now: English (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Q310

Apply now: English and Creative Writing (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Q3W8

Apply now: History (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: V110

Apply now: Liberal Arts (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Y110

Apply now: Theology and Philosophy (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: V6V5

Contact Details

Contact for admissions enquiries:

Tel: 0121 476 1181 (Ext. 2386)
Email: admissions@newman.ac.uk

Contact for course specific enquiries:

Dr Fiona Reid (Assistant Dean – Arts and Humanities)
Email:  f.reid@newman.ac.uk

 

 

Modules

Optional Modules: find out how the University deals with changes that may occur in some eventualities

Timetables: find out when information is available to students

For module information on the subsequent 3 years of the course please visit the relevant undergraduate course page.

  1. STUDENTSHIP, EDUCATION AND SOCIETY 1
    (Compulsory) fys001
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module examines what is needed to be successful in higher education, including one’s personal disposition towards learning alongside how to develop the necessary skills required to be successful in HE. It will deconstruct student’s experiences of more formal aspects of assessment such as exams, reading academically and academic writing conventions, helping them develop a plan to overcome barriers to effective engagement. It also seeks to deconstruct and reform their views on what constitutes knowledge, education and learning, drawing on theories around critical pedagogy.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 48.00 Independent   : 152.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Enable students to understand the nature of studentship, education, knowledge and learning, and apply it to their everyday lives

    • Enable students to understand their own journey within the structures of education and prepare effectively for further degree level study.

    • Enable students to develop confidence, intellectual curiosity and the ability to manage their learning.

    • Promote peer-to-peer and staff-to-student relationships that reflect those needed for success in HE.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

    • Demonstrate an understanding of the knowledge base of education and studentship and current debates within the subjects

    • Show understanding of their own motivations fears and barriers to further study and develop appropriate strategies for being successful in HE

    • Assesse own capabilities against given criteria, take responsibility for completing tasks and seek clarification and appropriate help where needed.

    • Take responsibility for self and others and work in a professional and ethical manner.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - Pass/Fail Element: Adherence to Group and Individual Learning Contracts

    Component 2 - 10% Education Timeline (10 minutes, 500 word equivalent)

    Component 3 - 90% Patchwork Portfolio (2000 word equivalent)

  2. STUDENTSHIP, EDUCATION AND SOCIETY 2
    (Compulsory) fys002
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    Building on FYS001, this module continues to examine what is needed to be successful in higher education, including one’s personal disposition towards learning alongside how to develop the necessary skills required to be successful in HE. It will further deconstruct student’s experiences of more formal aspects of assessment such as exams, reading academically and academic writing conventions, helping them develop a plan to overcome barriers to effective engagement Students will further examine and challenge what universities are, who they are for, and how they are structured, with a focus on how best they can traverse the institutions systems, and where necessary challenge them. The module thus provides the opportunity to practice academic tasks that are designed to explore key university systems, processes and support mechanisms, whilst encouraging students to plan for the maintenance and development of their individual skills and abilities needed for success in Higher Education.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 48.00 Independent   : 152.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Enable students to understand the nature of studentship, education, knowledge and learning, and apply it to their everyday lives.

    • Enable students to understand their own journey within the structures of education and effectively prepare them for further degree level study.

    • Enable students to develop confidence, intellectual curiosity and the ability to manage their learning.

    • Enable students to understand the structures and systems of Higher Education and develop skills to effectively traverse them

    • Ensure students can evaluate evidence, arguments and assumptions and begin to reach judgements and communicate information

    • Promote peer-to-peer and staff-to-student relationships that reflect those needed for success in HE.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

    • Analyse and relate their experiences to underlying theoretical frameworks and approaches within social sciences, carrying out appropriate research.

    • Demonstrate an ability to respond to the HE environment and assessment regimes such as exams, assignments, presentations and in developing skills in skills in group work, literacy, reading, writing, numeracy and using learning resources

    • Assesses own capabilities against given criteria, take responsibility for completing tasks and seek clarification and appropriate help where needed.

    • Take responsibility for self and others and work in a professional and ethical manner

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - Pass/Fail Element: Adherence to Group and Individual Learning Contracts

    Component 2 - 10% Glossary (500 words)

    Component 3 - 90% Patchwork Portfolio (2500 word equivalent)

  3. FOUNDATIONS OF SOCIAL SCIENCE
    (Compulsory) fys003
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module aims to promote a philosophical way of thinking in students and as such, will cover the core of philosophy, politics, economics, sociology and psychology as well as its applications. Students will think philosophically through an examination of everyday philosophy in everyday life and how we use its languages.

    Politics is examined to discuss why it is often not seen as important and explores questions such as:  who votes? Why not? How are decisions made and who gets to make them? What is left and right, globalisation, environmentalism and immigration? 

    Starting with their own situations, and those of their communities, students examine how economies work and people make money or not. They will go on to explore how and why some economies boom and bust, how prices are determined, why do people earn more and why.

    The history of sociology as a subject, and what it is to think sociologically will be explored. Themes discussed during the module include those on what is society? What is meant by functionalism? What are conflict models and post structuralism?  Issues pertinent to those in the classroom are examined and include, but are not exclusively limited to class, race, disability and gender.

    Psychology, its history and debates are discussed through an exploration of its different major schools including cognitive/ biological, behavioural and psycho dynamic approaches. Themes as relevant to the student body, possibly including issues such as violence, adolescence, crime, mental health, masculinity and sexuality are subsequently examined. Furthermore, some of the areas that have developed into distinct areas of social sciences, including criminology, health and social care, social policy and sports and wellbeing are debated.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 72.00 Independent   : 328.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 400.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Enable students to understand the nature of social sciences and its applications

    • Provide a conducive learning environment that enables students to see the relevance of social sciences in their everyday lives

    • Support the development of student confidence, intellectual curiosity, the ability to manage their learning within the social sciences as a member of a team and autonomously.

    • Enable students to be confident in researching topics and concepts within the social sciences from a multitude of sources

    • Ensure students have a grounding in evaluating arguments, abstract concepts and data in the social sciences and making appropriate judgements

    • Develop key transferable skills including the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility, decision-making and other abilities needed to undertake further study

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

    • Understand the knowledge base of social sciences

    • Develop an awareness current areas of debate within the social sciences and their applications 

    • Relate their experiences to underlying theoretical frameworks and approaches within social sciences, including carrying out appropriate research.

    • Analyse a range of social science related information using pre-defined principles, frameworks or criteria.

    • Take responsibility for initiating and completing tasks and procedures

    • Develop an awareness of the ethical issues in the social sciences

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - Pass/Fail Element: Adherence to Group and Indivdual Learning Contracts

    Component 2 - 20% Essay (1000 words)

    Component 3 - 80% Patchwork Portfolio (5000 word equivalent)

  4. UNDERSTANDING AND EXPLORING SOCIETY
    (Compulsory) fys004
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module asks students to undertake a practical social sciences related project. Supported through initial input and group tutorials student will go through a process. Firstly, they need to understand a community’s issues and concerns through conducting a community profile. Subsequently, they need to deconstruct the issues and attempt to find generative themes of common concern which can be seen through a social science framework. This is done via applying knowledge and theory, unpacking issues and making wider connections. Students will then need to analyse what is going on further, generating new themes, new theory and making connections. Finally, students demonstrate understanding of political and policy structures, coming up with strategies and planning for action.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 36.00 Independent   : 164.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Enable students to apply their understanding the nature of social sciences and its applications to a real world context

    • Enable students to manage their learning and work as a member of a team and autonomously.

    • Develop students’ confidence, intellectual curiosity and ability to manage and applying their learning within the social sciences to applied situation

    • Enable students to be confident in researching topics and concepts within the social sciences from a multitude of sources

    • Ensure students have a grounding in evaluating arguments, abstract concepts and data in the social sciences and make appropriate judgements in real world situations

    • Develop in students key transferable skills including the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility, decision-making and other abilities needed to undertake further study

     

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

    • Apply their understanding of the knowledge base of the social sciences to real world situations, illuminating current debates within them

    • Apply their knowledge of education and the education system, including the nature of knowledge and learning about social sciences

    • Analyse and relate their experiences to underlying theoretical frameworks and approaches within social sciences, carrying out appropriate research.

    • Develop skills in group work, literacy, reading, writing, numeracy and use learning resources

    • Take responsibility for initiating and completing tasks and procedures in conjunction with others

    • Take responsibility for self and others, including the community, and work in a professional and ethical manner

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - Pass/Fail Element: Adherence to Group and Individual Learning Contracts

    Component 2 - 50% Community Profile (Groups of 3-6, 1500 words)

    Component 3 - 50% Group Presentation of Community Plan (30 minutes, 1500 words equivalent)

  5. PROPOSAL FOR SUCCESSFUL FURTHER STUDY
    (Compulsory) fys005
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    In this module students will investigate, and have the opportunity to make a case for the course they wish to go on to study, and how they will overcome any barriers. They will have the opportunity to undertake both desk-based research and interviews with lecturers and current students. They are expected to reflect upon their direct experiences of the teaching of at least two courses, and expose themselves to a real world experience related to their choice as negotiated with the tutors, the potential subject tutors and their study group. Students will create a poster that identifies which course they want to study, why, what the barriers may be for them, and how they are going to overcome them.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 36.00 Independent   : 164.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Enable students to build on their core understanding of the nature of social sciences and identify which aspect of the social sciences they wish to specialize in and why

    • Enable students to understand and articulate their intended journey within the structures of education and show how they are now prepared for degree level study.

    • Enable student to demonstrate how they have developed confidence, intellectual curiosity and the ability to manage their learning.

    • Enable students to show how they have adjusted to the demands of learning at HE level and can function in a modern professional environment and have acquired sufficient information and digital literacy.

    • Ensure students can demonstrate their grounding in evaluating arguments, abstract concepts and data are able to make judgments and to frame appropriate questions to achieve a solution - or identify a range of solutions - to a problem

    • To enable students to demonstrate how they have developed the key transferable skills necessary for further study and employment including: the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility, decision-making, communication to multiple.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

    • Demonstrate an understanding of the knowledge base and current areas of debate within the social sciences and their intended study area

    • Show understanding of their own motivations, fears and barriers to further study

    • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of appropriate strategies for being successful in HE 

    • Show how their experiences relate to underlying theoretical frameworks and approaches within social sciences and their intended subject

    • Investigative options and communicate results effectively, including how they will traverse the HE environment and assessment regimes such as exams, assignments etc and develop specific skills in group work, literacy, reading, writing, numeracy and using learning resources

    • Assesses own capabilities against given criteria.

    • Take the responsibility for initiating and completing tasks and procedures, adapting own behaviour to meet obligations to others.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - Pass/Fail Element: Adherence to Group and Individual Learning Contracts

    Component 2 - 100% Poster Presentation (2000 word equivalent, plus 10 minute discussion)

Arts and Humanities Degrees (with Foundation Year)

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Key Details

  • 1 Year
  • 2QGQ Course Code
  • Full Time
PGCE Chemistry Practical Lecture

Overview

Entry Requirements

Students will ideally require 48 UCAS points to access the programme. However, as all applicants will be invited to interview, there is opportunity to discuss any circumstances that may have affected the gaining of level three credits.

Those with considerable work and life experience of a complexity that demonstrates an aptitude to study at degree level, but with no formal qualifications, will also be accepted. Different degree pathway options available at the end of the Foundation year have different additional entry requirements.

Apply Online

In order to qualify for study finance, applicants much choose a specific Foundation Year entry route from the list below. Although you will apply for a specific course via UCAS you will study the Foundation Year in Arts and Humanities then progress on to your chosen 3 year undergraduate course in your 2nd year of study at Newman.

Apply now: Drama, Theatre and Applied Performance (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: W410

Apply now: English (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Q310

Apply now: English and Creative Writing (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Q3W8

Apply now: History (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: V110

Apply now: Liberal Arts (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Y110

Apply now: Theology and Philosophy (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: V6V5

Contact Details

Contact for admissions enquiries:

Tel: 0121 476 1181 (Ext. 2386)
Email: admissions@newman.ac.uk

Contact for course specific enquiries:

Dr Fiona Reid (Assistant Dean – Arts and Humanities)
Email:  f.reid@newman.ac.uk

 

 

Course Fees

2018/19: £9,250*

* Fees shown are for 2018/19 academic year. The University will review tuition fees and increase fees in line with any inflationary uplift as determined by the UK Government, if permitted by law or government policy, in subsequent years. It is anticipated that such increases would be linked to RPI (the Retail Price Index excluding mortgage interest payments).

Additional Costs

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is required for entry into this programme. Find out more about completing the DBS application form and the related additional costs that you will incur.

Additional Information

General Academic Regulations: Terms and Conditions for students attending our courses

Modules

Optional Modules: find out how the University deals with changes that may occur in some eventualities

Timetables: find out when information is available to students

For module information on the subsequent 3 years of the course please visit the relevant undergraduate course page.

  1. SUBJECT KNOWLEDGE AND PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE FOR TEACHING
    (Compulsory) sgp600
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module enables students to develop their knowledge and skills in order to demonstrate that they meet the teachers’ standards for the award of QTS. Delivery of this non-credit bearing module is designed to support teaching placements where the skills and knowledge are both developed and demonstrated. The intended outcomes of this module are successful in demonstrating that they meet the teachers’ standards. Evidence of meeting the outcomes of this module will be demonstrated through an e-portfolio that contains a professional journal and professional development record and evidence of how the teachers’ standards have been met. 

     

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 80.00 Independent   : 0.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 80.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

     

    Develop students’ understanding and knowledge of effective professional practice in the following teachers’ standards:

     

    1. Set high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge pupils
    • establish a safe and stimulating environment for pupils, rooted in mutual respect

    • set goals that stretch and challenge pupils of all backgrounds, abilities and   dispositions

    • demonstrate consistently the positive attitudes, values and behaviour which are expected of pupils.

       

    1.  Promote good progress and outcomes by pupils
    • be accountable for pupils’ attainment, progress and outcomes

    • be aware of pupils’ capabilities and their prior knowledge, and plan teaching to build on these

    • guide pupils to reflect on the progress they have made and their emerging needs

    • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how pupils learn and how this impacts on teaching

    • encourage pupils to take a responsible and conscientious attitude to their own work and study.

       

    1. Demonstrate good subject and curriculum knowledge
    • have a secure knowledge of the relevant subject(s) and curriculum areas, foster and maintain pupils’ interest in the subject, and address misunderstandings

    • demonstrate a critical understanding of developments in the subject and curriculum areas, and promote the value of scholarship

    • demonstrate an understanding of and take responsibility for promoting high standards of literacy, articulacy and the correct use of standard English, whatever the teacher’s specialist subject

       

    1.  Plan and teach well-structured lessons
    • impart knowledge and develop understanding through effective use of lesson time

    • promote a love of learning and children’s intellectual curiosity

    • set homework and plan other out-of-class activities to consolidate and extend the knowledge and understanding pupils have acquired

    • reflect systematically on the effectiveness of lessons and approaches to teaching

    • contribute to the design and provision of an engaging curriculum within the relevant subject area(s).

    1.  Adapt teaching to respond to the strengths and needs of all pupils
    • know when and how to differentiate appropriately, using approaches which enable pupils to be taught effectively

    • have a secure understanding of how a range of factors can inhibit pupils’ ability to learn, and how best to overcome these

    • demonstrate an awareness of the physical, social and intellectual development of children, and know how to adapt teaching to support pupils’ education at different stages of development

    • have a clear understanding

    • of the needs of all pupils, including those with special educational needs; those of high ability; those with English as an additional language; those with disabilities; and be able to use and evaluate distinctive teaching approaches to engage and support them.

       

    1.  Make accurate and productive use of assessment
    • know and understand how to assess the relevant subject and curriculum areas, including statutory assessment requirements

    • make use of formative and summative assessment to secure pupils’ progress

    • use relevant data to monitor progress, set targets, and plan subsequent lessons

    • give pupils regular feedback, both orally and through accurate marking, and encourage pupils to respond to the feedback.

       

    1.  Manage behaviour effectively to ensure a good and safe learning environment
    • have clear rules and routines for behaviour in classrooms, and take responsibility for promoting good and courteous behaviour both in classrooms and around the school, in accordance with the school’s behaviour policy

    • have high expectations of behaviour, and establish a framework for discipline with a range of strategies, using praise, sanctions and rewards consistently and fairly

    • manage classes effectively, using approaches which are appropriate to pupils’ needs in order to involve and motivate them

    • maintain good relationships with pupils, exercise appropriate authority, and act decisively when necessary.

       

    1.  Fulfil wider professional responsibilities
    • make a positive contribution to the wider life and ethos of the school

    • develop effective professional relationships with colleagues, knowing how and when to draw on advice and specialist support

    • deploy support staff effectively

    • take responsibility for improving teaching through appropriate professional development, responding to advice and feedback from colleagues

    • communicate effectively with parents with regard to pupils’ achievements and well-being.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

     

    Demonstrate a critical understanding of subject pedagogy and professional practice in all the teachers’ standards. This will be achieved through the following learning opportunities:

     

    • Professional practice seminar group study examining aspects of professional practice that are common to all secondary subject teachers, focussing in particular on current school improvement priorities including: Safeguarding pupils, child protection, tackling extremism and e-safety, teaching literacy and numeracy in subjects, supporting underperforming pupils and stretching the most able, teaching SEND and EAL pupils;

       

    • Subject specialism practical sessions that explore subject knowledge for teaching and subject specific pedagogies. Problematic areas of subject knowledge, planning well-structured lessons, assessing progress in subject learning and differentiating progress in the subject are all examined through practical engagement with developing both subject knowledge and teaching strategies.

       

    • A group tutorial that supports engagement with the professional expectations of the course. Students will develop professionalism and working in communities of practice and independent learning and reflection skills.

       

    • An e-portfolio will enable students to develop self-reflection skills and to track their progress and set meaningful and achievable learning goals toward evidencing the teachers’ standards.

       

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - Assessment of Students' Progression to Meeting Teachers' Standards, including Attendance and Engagement with e-portfolio

  2. EVIDENCE INFORMED LEARNIN, TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT IN CHEMISTRY
    (Compulsory) sgp733
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module enables students to develop their understanding of how to manage the learning and teaching environment in school. Three strands of teacher practice are explored: How children and adolescents learn; effective approaches to behaviour management for learning in school and assessment of learning in school.

     

    This learning will be facilitated through taught sessions that introduce theoretical perspectives and research evidence on these three aspects of practice and develop reflection on the implications of evidence for developing practice. School placement will provide opportunities to develop personal practice that implements the implications of an evidence base and reflect on the relationship between theory and practice.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 24.00 Independent   : 176.00 Placement   : 100.00 Total   : 300.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

     

    • Develop a systematic understanding of professional knowledge, and a critical awareness of current problems informed by current research and advanced scholarship;

       

    • Prepare students to deal with complex issues both systematically and creatively, make sound judgements on the implications of an evidence base, and communicate their conclusions clearly to a specialist audience;

       

    • Develop and understanding of the informing principles and the key characteristics of evidence-informed arguments for effective school-based practice in understanding learning, behaviour management and assessment;

       

    • Enable students to reflect upon a range of evidence drawn from first-hand observations, contemporary educational research and inspection findings to support an informed perspective of learning, behaviour management and assessment practice in school, classroom settings and related learning environments;

       

    • Enable students’ to demonstrate critical-reflection on observed practice that examines the limitations and constraints on practice in a school setting the makes reference to relevant reading, research and inspection findings.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

     

    • Demonstrate a critical understanding of three key components in effective evidence informed teaching;

       

    • Child and adolescent learning and development – understand theoretical perspectives on child and adolescent development and learning, including emotional and social development, and learning theories. Apply these perspectives to support pupil wellbeing and effective learning of science;

       

    • Behaviour Management – Understand how to apply practical strategies and knowledge to deal with pupil behaviour effectively and create a positive climate for learning in school science laboratories;

       

    • Assessment – understand the assessment of pupil progress, using summative as well as formative approaches. Understand concepts in summative assessment (such as validity, reliability, norm referencing and criterion referencing). Be able to work with pupil data to plan intended science learning outcomes for pupils and describe expected progression in secondary science.

       

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 100% 4000 word critical incident study on two current issues in Chemistry education

  3. PROFESSIONAL ENQUIRY AND SUBJECT LEADERSHIP IN CHEMISTRY
    (Compulsory) sgp734
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module engages students with problematic areas of teaching and learning in science in secondary school. Pedagogic approaches that facilitate learning in school of these problematic areas of the subject curriculum are explored through practical engagement with subject specific pedagogic knowledge in seminar sessions. Students develop an area of expertise in their subject pedagogy that encourages future leadership, initially leadership of classroom learning in their subject and then potential subject leadership within school. The development of this expert knowledge provides opportunity to show creative problem solving informed by research evidence in an area of practice.

     

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 24.00 Independent   : 176.00 Placement   : 100.00 Total   : 300.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Develop a systematic understanding of subject pedagogy, and a critical awareness of current problems informed by current research and advanced scholarship;
    • Evaluate critically, current research and advanced scholarship in specialist subject pedagogy and children’s learning in Science;
    • Develop Students’ originality in the application of knowledge to evaluate teaching strategies and develop critiques of them and, where appropriate, to propose new strategies to develop classroom leadership of learning;
    • Develop Students’ understanding of how established techniques of research and enquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge of the effective teaching of Science;
    • Encourage creative teaching of Science;
    • Develop the professional knowledge of issues in the teaching of Science that will support future subject leadership in school.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

     

    • Explore challenging aspects of subject knowledge that present particularly problematic barriers to learning in Science including pupil misconceptions in the subject, challenging models and concepts in science, and the epistemology of school science;

     

    • Examine subject specific pedagogies in Science teaching that evidence supports as potentially effective strategies to help pupils overcome barriers to subject learning;

     

    • Demonstrate awareness of how pedagogic developments that stem from research evidence and the development of professional practice can enhance science learning;

     

    • Develop a detailed knowledge of current research that relates to the teaching of an aspect of a problematic area of the science curriculum;

     

    • Demonstrate how they can critically reflect on evidence from research and practice to develop creative strategies to address specific barriers to learning in science and explain how these might be implemented in the teaching of a problematic area of the science curriculum;

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 100% 4000 word critical analysis of an evidence based approach to teaching in Biology

  4. SCHOOL EXPERIENCE 1
    (Compulsory) sxp601
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module allows trainee teachers to develop, practice and begin their professional competences as a secondary school teacher, through work in schools/ classrooms/ settings over a nine week placement. It is organised so that in successive modules the trainees will take increasing responsibility for teaching pupils and fulfilling the duties expected of a teacher. During the placement they will have the opportunity, supported by School based mentors, Class teachers and subject leaders to develop the qualities and skills necessary to manage pupils, monitor their learning and reflect upon and evaluate their knowledge of the National Curriculum requirements. They will demonstrate expertise in the pastoral and professional duties of a teacher and begin to acquire and develop skills in monitoring pupil’s progress.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled : Independent : Placement : 315.00 Total :  315.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

     

    • Enable Trainee Teachers to observe and practise the procedures which support effective preparation for teaching and learning as set out in the Teachers’ Standards (DfE, 2012)

    • Enable the trainees to make the transition from observing and supporting lessons to independently planning and delivering lessons

    • Enable trainees to develop a range of behaviour management strategies, which they are increasingly able to apply effectively and appropriately

    • Acquire professional competencies necessary to deliver their specialist subject as laid out in the National Curriculum and national qualification examination board syllabi, for Key Stage 3, 4 and 5 (as appropriate) so as to merit Qualified Teacher Status

    • Provide trainees with a structured programme and a supportive environment which will enable them to observe, develop and practise a range of professional skills and competences, which will develop their own professional values and judgement. This professional role is premised upon commitment to equal opportunities.

    • Provide opportunities to contribute to the teacher’s wider role of pastoral care, including experience of form tutoring, PSHE and Citizenship.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

     

    • Begin to demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the National Curriculum requirements for Key Stage 3, 4 and 5 (as appropriate) in their specialism.

    • Begin to present their specialist subject knowledge clearly and relevantly to the pupils and appraise the place and contribution that their subject makes within the school curriculum.

    • Begin to demonstrate an understanding of the practice, process, strategies and methods of planning, teaching, behaviour management, evaluation and assessment, monitoring and recording of pupils progress for the effective learning for every pupil.

    • Begin to evidence a working knowledge of teacher’s contractual duties including teaching, pastoral and legal duties.

    • Begin to critically reflect upon the quality if their teaching and its impact upon learners and use this information to inform future practice.

    • Begin to demonstrate effective differentiation of teaching to meet the needs of all learners through the use of challenging learning objectives, range of teaching strategies and effective monitoring and assessment.

    • Create and maintain a purposeful and orderly learning environment within a classroom.

    • Develop effective working relationship with pupils, adults and other professionals

     

     

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - % Summative Report agreed between School Mentor and Newman Tutor

  5. SCHOOL EXPERIENCE 2
    (Compulsory) sxp602
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module allows trainee teachers to develop, practice and demonstrate their professional competences as a secondary school teacher through work in schools and classrooms over an 11 week experience. This module is organised so that the trainees will be responsible for teaching pupils and fulfilling the duties expected of a teacher. During the placement they will have the opportunity, supported by School Based Mentors, Class teachers and subject leaders to demonstrate the qualities and skills necessary to manage pupils monitor their learning and reflect upon and evaluate their knowledge of the National Curriculum requirements. They will demonstrate expertise in the pastoral and professional duties of a teacher and continue to acquire and develop skills in monitoring pupil’s progress.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled : Independent : Placement : 385.00 Total :  385.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to ensure: 

    • Trainee Teachers observe and practise teaching in order to demonstrate the competencies set out in The Teachers’ Standards (DfE, 2012) so as to merit qualified teacher status;
    • Trainees continue to apply their first school experience placement standards and expectations and develop the integrated additional elements of promoting good progress, effective use of assessment, adapting teaching to suit groups of pupils and fulfilling wider professional expectations;
    • Trainees should effectively be able to make the transition from planning and teaching with support to independently planning and delivering lessons that impact on pupil progress;
    • Trainees to demonstrate a range of behaviour management strategies, which they are increasingly able to apply effectively and appropriately;
    • Trainees develop their own professional values and judgement. This professional role is premised upon commitment to equal opportunities.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

    • Continue to demonstrate subject knowledge and an understanding of the National Curriculum requirements for Key Stage 3, 4 and 5 (as appropriate) in their specialism;
    • Present their specialist subject knowledge clearly and relevantly to the pupils and appraise the place and contribution that their subject makes within the school curriculum;
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the practice, process, strategies and methods of planning, teaching, behaviour management, evaluation and assessment, monitoring and recording of pupils’ progress for the effective learning of all pupils;
    • Evidence a working knowledge of teacher’s contractual duties including teaching, pastoral and legal duties;
    • Critically reflect upon the quality if their teaching and its impact upon learners and use this to inform future practice;
    • Demonstrate effective differentiation of teaching to meet the needs of all learners through the use of challenging learning objectives, range of teaching strategies and effective monitoring and assessment;
    • Create and maintain a purposeful and orderly learning environment within a classroom;
    • Develop and maintain effective working relationship with pupils, adults and other professionals.

     

     

     

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - % Assessment of Summative Report and Evaluation of Professional Documentation

  6. TRANSITION AND ENHANCEMENT PLACEMENTS
    (Compulsory) sxp603
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module allows trainee teachers opportunity to develop a comprehensive understanding of progression before and after the age range for which they are training to teach. They will have the opportunity to observe practice in a primary school over a one week placement. During the primary school placement they will have the opportunity to observe and discuss teaching at key stage 2 with class teachers and subject leaders to develop their understanding of transition to key stage 3. A further two week placement will allow trainees to either develop an understanding of teaching in the 16-19 age range where previous placements have not enabled this or to develop a deeper understanding of a specific element of school provision.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled : Independent : Placement : 175.00 Total :  175.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

     

    • Enable Trainee Teachers to observe teaching at key stage 2;

    • Enable trainees to develop an understanding of transition from key stage 2 to secondary school;

    • To observe, and where possible, engage in delivery of teaching in the 16-19 age range;

    • Where students already have experience with 16-19 teaching, to further develop an aspect of their understanding of the wider practice of teaching;

    • Enable the trainees to reflect on how their own teaching could enhance the transition across age phases.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

     

    • Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of teaching and assessment approaches at key stage 2;

    • Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of teaching and assessment approaches post 16;

    • Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of arrangements to support transition from primary to secondary school;

    • Develop their own teaching to support effective transition of pupils from key stage 2 to key stage 3 and from key stage 4 to key stage 5.

       

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - % Assessment of Reflective Professional Journal and Summative Report

Arts and Humanities Degrees (with Foundation Year)

PGCE , Full-time

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Key Details

  • 1 Year
  • 2QGP Course Code
  • Full Time
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Overview

Entry Requirements

Students will ideally require 48 UCAS points to access the programme. However, as all applicants will be invited to interview, there is opportunity to discuss any circumstances that may have affected the gaining of level three credits.

Those with considerable work and life experience of a complexity that demonstrates an aptitude to study at degree level, but with no formal qualifications, will also be accepted. Different degree pathway options available at the end of the Foundation year have different additional entry requirements.

Apply Online

In order to qualify for study finance, applicants much choose a specific Foundation Year entry route from the list below. Although you will apply for a specific course via UCAS you will study the Foundation Year in Arts and Humanities then progress on to your chosen 3 year undergraduate course in your 2nd year of study at Newman.

Apply now: Drama, Theatre and Applied Performance (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: W410

Apply now: English (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Q310

Apply now: English and Creative Writing (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Q3W8

Apply now: History (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: V110

Apply now: Liberal Arts (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Y110

Apply now: Theology and Philosophy (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: V6V5

Contact Details

Contact for admissions enquiries:

Tel: 0121 476 1181 (Ext. 2386)
Email: admissions@newman.ac.uk

Contact for course specific enquiries:

Dr Fiona Reid (Assistant Dean – Arts and Humanities)
Email:  f.reid@newman.ac.uk

 

 

Course Fees

2019/20: £9,250*

* Fees shown are for 2019/20 academic year. The University will review tuition fees and increase fees in line with any inflationary uplift as determined by the UK Government, if permitted by law or government policy, in subsequent years. It is anticipated that such increases would be linked to RPI (the Retail Price Index excluding mortgage interest payments).

Additional Costs

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is required for entry into this programme. Find out more about completing the DBS application form and the related additional costs that you will incur.

 

Additional Information

General Academic Regulations: Terms and Conditions for students attending our courses

 

Modules

Optional Modules: find out how the University deals with changes that may occur in some eventualities

Timetables: find out when information is available to students

For module information on the subsequent 3 years of the course please visit the relevant undergraduate course page.

  1. SUBJECT KNOWLEDGE AND PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE FOR TEACHING
    (Compulsory) sgp600
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module enables students to develop their knowledge and skills in order to demonstrate that they meet the teachers’ standards for the award of QTS. Delivery of this non-credit bearing module is designed to support teaching placements where the skills and knowledge are both developed and demonstrated. The intended outcomes of this module are successful in demonstrating that they meet the teachers’ standards. Evidence of meeting the outcomes of this module will be demonstrated through an e-portfolio that contains a professional journal and professional development record and evidence of how the teachers’ standards have been met. 

     

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 80.00 Independent   : 0.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 80.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

     

    Develop students’ understanding and knowledge of effective professional practice in the following teachers’ standards:

     

    1. Set high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge pupils
    • establish a safe and stimulating environment for pupils, rooted in mutual respect

    • set goals that stretch and challenge pupils of all backgrounds, abilities and   dispositions

    • demonstrate consistently the positive attitudes, values and behaviour which are expected of pupils.

       

    1.  Promote good progress and outcomes by pupils
    • be accountable for pupils’ attainment, progress and outcomes

    • be aware of pupils’ capabilities and their prior knowledge, and plan teaching to build on these

    • guide pupils to reflect on the progress they have made and their emerging needs

    • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how pupils learn and how this impacts on teaching

    • encourage pupils to take a responsible and conscientious attitude to their own work and study.

       

    1. Demonstrate good subject and curriculum knowledge
    • have a secure knowledge of the relevant subject(s) and curriculum areas, foster and maintain pupils’ interest in the subject, and address misunderstandings

    • demonstrate a critical understanding of developments in the subject and curriculum areas, and promote the value of scholarship

    • demonstrate an understanding of and take responsibility for promoting high standards of literacy, articulacy and the correct use of standard English, whatever the teacher’s specialist subject

       

    1.  Plan and teach well-structured lessons
    • impart knowledge and develop understanding through effective use of lesson time

    • promote a love of learning and children’s intellectual curiosity

    • set homework and plan other out-of-class activities to consolidate and extend the knowledge and understanding pupils have acquired

    • reflect systematically on the effectiveness of lessons and approaches to teaching

    • contribute to the design and provision of an engaging curriculum within the relevant subject area(s).

    1.  Adapt teaching to respond to the strengths and needs of all pupils
    • know when and how to differentiate appropriately, using approaches which enable pupils to be taught effectively

    • have a secure understanding of how a range of factors can inhibit pupils’ ability to learn, and how best to overcome these

    • demonstrate an awareness of the physical, social and intellectual development of children, and know how to adapt teaching to support pupils’ education at different stages of development

    • have a clear understanding

    • of the needs of all pupils, including those with special educational needs; those of high ability; those with English as an additional language; those with disabilities; and be able to use and evaluate distinctive teaching approaches to engage and support them.

       

    1.  Make accurate and productive use of assessment
    • know and understand how to assess the relevant subject and curriculum areas, including statutory assessment requirements

    • make use of formative and summative assessment to secure pupils’ progress

    • use relevant data to monitor progress, set targets, and plan subsequent lessons

    • give pupils regular feedback, both orally and through accurate marking, and encourage pupils to respond to the feedback.

       

    1.  Manage behaviour effectively to ensure a good and safe learning environment
    • have clear rules and routines for behaviour in classrooms, and take responsibility for promoting good and courteous behaviour both in classrooms and around the school, in accordance with the school’s behaviour policy

    • have high expectations of behaviour, and establish a framework for discipline with a range of strategies, using praise, sanctions and rewards consistently and fairly

    • manage classes effectively, using approaches which are appropriate to pupils’ needs in order to involve and motivate them

    • maintain good relationships with pupils, exercise appropriate authority, and act decisively when necessary.

       

    1.  Fulfil wider professional responsibilities
    • make a positive contribution to the wider life and ethos of the school

    • develop effective professional relationships with colleagues, knowing how and when to draw on advice and specialist support

    • deploy support staff effectively

    • take responsibility for improving teaching through appropriate professional development, responding to advice and feedback from colleagues

    • communicate effectively with parents with regard to pupils’ achievements and well-being.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

     

    Demonstrate a critical understanding of subject pedagogy and professional practice in all the teachers’ standards. This will be achieved through the following learning opportunities:

     

    • Professional practice seminar group study examining aspects of professional practice that are common to all secondary subject teachers, focussing in particular on current school improvement priorities including: Safeguarding pupils, child protection, tackling extremism and e-safety, teaching literacy and numeracy in subjects, supporting underperforming pupils and stretching the most able, teaching SEND and EAL pupils;

       

    • Subject specialism practical sessions that explore subject knowledge for teaching and subject specific pedagogies. Problematic areas of subject knowledge, planning well-structured lessons, assessing progress in subject learning and differentiating progress in the subject are all examined through practical engagement with developing both subject knowledge and teaching strategies.

       

    • A group tutorial that supports engagement with the professional expectations of the course. Students will develop professionalism and working in communities of practice and independent learning and reflection skills.

       

    • An e-portfolio will enable students to develop self-reflection skills and to track their progress and set meaningful and achievable learning goals toward evidencing the teachers’ standards.

       

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - Assessment of Students' Progression to Meeting Teachers' Standards, including Attendance and Engagement with e-portfolio

  2. EVIDENCE INFORMED LEARNING, TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT IN BIOLOGY
    (Compulsory) sgp731
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module enables students to develop their understanding of how to manage the learning and teaching environment in school. Three strands of teacher practice are explored: How children and adolescents learn; effective approaches to behaviour management for learning in school and assessment of learning in school.

     

    This learning will be facilitated through taught sessions that introduce theoretical perspectives and research evidence on these three aspects of practice and develop reflection on the implications of evidence for developing practice. School placement will provide opportunities to develop personal practice that implements the implications of an evidence base and reflect on the relationship between theory and practice.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 24.00 Independent   : 176.00 Placement   : 100.00 Total   : 300.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

     

    • Develop a systematic understanding of professional knowledge, and a critical awareness of current problems informed by current research and advanced scholarship;

       

    • Prepare students to deal with complex issues both systematically and creatively, make sound judgements on the implications of an evidence base, and communicate their conclusions clearly to a specialist audience;

       

    • Develop and understanding of the informing principles and the key characteristics of evidence-informed arguments for effective school-based practice in understanding learning, behaviour management and assessment;

       

    • Enable students to reflect upon a range of evidence drawn from first-hand observations, contemporary educational research and inspection findings to support an informed perspective of learning, behaviour management and assessment practice in school, classroom settings and related learning environments;

       

    • Enable students’ to demonstrate critical-reflection on observed practice that examines the limitations and constraints on practice in a school setting the makes reference to relevant reading, research and inspection findings.

       

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

     

    • Demonstrate a critical understanding of three key components in effective evidence informed teaching;

       

    • Child and adolescent learning and development – understand theoretical perspectives on child and adolescent development and learning, including emotional and social development, and learning theories. Apply these perspectives to support pupil wellbeing and effective learning of science;

       

    • Behaviour Management – Understand how to apply practical strategies and knowledge to deal with pupil behaviour effectively and create a positive climate for learning in school science laboratories;

       

    • Assessment – understand the assessment of pupil progress, using summative as well as formative approaches. Understand concepts in summative assessment (such as validity, reliability, norm referencing and criterion referencing). Be able to work with pupil data to plan intended science learning outcomes for pupils and describe expected progression in secondary science.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 100% Critical Incident Study (4000 Words)

  3. PROFESSIONAL ENQUIRY AND SUBJECT LEADERSHIP IN BIOLOGY
    (Compulsory) sgp732
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module engages students with problematic areas of teaching and learning in science in secondary school. Pedagogic approaches that facilitate learning in school of these problematic areas of the subject curriculum are explored through practical engagement with subject specific pedagogic knowledge in seminar sessions. Students develop an area of expertise in their subject pedagogy that encourages future leadership, initially leadership of classroom learning in their subject and then potential subject leadership within school. The development of this expert knowledge provides opportunity to show creative problem solving informed by research evidence in an area of practice.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 24.00 Independent   : 176.00 Placement   : 100.00 Total   : 300.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

     

    • Develop a systematic understanding of subject pedagogy, and a critical awareness of current problems informed by current research and advanced scholarship;

     

    • Evaluate critically, current research and advanced scholarship in specialist subject pedagogy and children’s learning in Science;
    • Develop Students’ originality in the application of knowledge to evaluate teaching strategies and develop critiques of them and, where appropriate, to propose new strategies to develop classroom leadership of learning;
    • Develop Students’ understanding of how established techniques of research and enquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge of the effective teaching of Science;
    • Encourage creative teaching of Science;
    • Develop the professional knowledge of issues in the teaching of Science that will support future subject leadership in school.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

     

    • Explore challenging aspects of subject knowledge that present particularly problematic barriers to learning in Science including pupil misconceptions in the subject, challenging models and concepts in science, and the epistemology of school science;

     

    • Examine subject specific pedagogies in Science teaching that evidence supports as potentially effective strategies to help pupils overcome barriers to subject learning;

     

    • Demonstrate awareness of how pedagogic developments that stem from research evidence and the development of professional practice can enhance science learning;

     

    • Develop a detailed knowledge of current research that relates to the teaching of an aspect of a problematic area of the science curriculum;

     

    • Demonstrate how they can critically reflect on evidence from research and practice to develop creative strategies to address specific barriers to learning in science and explain how these might be implemented in the teaching of a problematic area of the science curriculum;

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 100% 4000 word critical analysis of an evidence based approach to teaching in Biology

  4. SCHOOL EXPERIENCE 1
    (Compulsory) sxp601
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module allows trainee teachers to develop, practice and begin their professional competences as a secondary school teacher, through work in schools/ classrooms/ settings over a nine week placement. It is organised so that in successive modules the trainees will take increasing responsibility for teaching pupils and fulfilling the duties expected of a teacher. During the placement they will have the opportunity, supported by School based mentors, Class teachers and subject leaders to develop the qualities and skills necessary to manage pupils, monitor their learning and reflect upon and evaluate their knowledge of the National Curriculum requirements. They will demonstrate expertise in the pastoral and professional duties of a teacher and begin to acquire and develop skills in monitoring pupil’s progress.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled : Independent : Placement : 315.00 Total :  315.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

     

    • Enable Trainee Teachers to observe and practise the procedures which support effective preparation for teaching and learning as set out in the Teachers’ Standards (DfE, 2012)

    • Enable the trainees to make the transition from observing and supporting lessons to independently planning and delivering lessons

    • Enable trainees to develop a range of behaviour management strategies, which they are increasingly able to apply effectively and appropriately

    • Acquire professional competencies necessary to deliver their specialist subject as laid out in the National Curriculum and national qualification examination board syllabi, for Key Stage 3, 4 and 5 (as appropriate) so as to merit Qualified Teacher Status

    • Provide trainees with a structured programme and a supportive environment which will enable them to observe, develop and practise a range of professional skills and competences, which will develop their own professional values and judgement. This professional role is premised upon commitment to equal opportunities.

    • Provide opportunities to contribute to the teacher’s wider role of pastoral care, including experience of form tutoring, PSHE and Citizenship.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

     

    • Begin to demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the National Curriculum requirements for Key Stage 3, 4 and 5 (as appropriate) in their specialism.

    • Begin to present their specialist subject knowledge clearly and relevantly to the pupils and appraise the place and contribution that their subject makes within the school curriculum.

    • Begin to demonstrate an understanding of the practice, process, strategies and methods of planning, teaching, behaviour management, evaluation and assessment, monitoring and recording of pupils progress for the effective learning for every pupil.

    • Begin to evidence a working knowledge of teacher’s contractual duties including teaching, pastoral and legal duties.

    • Begin to critically reflect upon the quality if their teaching and its impact upon learners and use this information to inform future practice.

    • Begin to demonstrate effective differentiation of teaching to meet the needs of all learners through the use of challenging learning objectives, range of teaching strategies and effective monitoring and assessment.

    • Create and maintain a purposeful and orderly learning environment within a classroom.

    • Develop effective working relationship with pupils, adults and other professionals

     

     

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - % Summative Report agreed between School Mentor and Newman Tutor

  5. SCHOOL EXPERIENCE 2
    (Compulsory) sxp602
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module allows trainee teachers to develop, practice and demonstrate their professional competences as a secondary school teacher through work in schools and classrooms over an 11 week experience. This module is organised so that the trainees will be responsible for teaching pupils and fulfilling the duties expected of a teacher. During the placement they will have the opportunity, supported by School Based Mentors, Class teachers and subject leaders to demonstrate the qualities and skills necessary to manage pupils monitor their learning and reflect upon and evaluate their knowledge of the National Curriculum requirements. They will demonstrate expertise in the pastoral and professional duties of a teacher and continue to acquire and develop skills in monitoring pupil’s progress.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled : Independent : Placement : 385.00 Total :  385.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to ensure: 

    • Trainee Teachers observe and practise teaching in order to demonstrate the competencies set out in The Teachers’ Standards (DfE, 2012) so as to merit qualified teacher status;
    • Trainees continue to apply their first school experience placement standards and expectations and develop the integrated additional elements of promoting good progress, effective use of assessment, adapting teaching to suit groups of pupils and fulfilling wider professional expectations;
    • Trainees should effectively be able to make the transition from planning and teaching with support to independently planning and delivering lessons that impact on pupil progress;
    • Trainees to demonstrate a range of behaviour management strategies, which they are increasingly able to apply effectively and appropriately;
    • Trainees develop their own professional values and judgement. This professional role is premised upon commitment to equal opportunities.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

    • Continue to demonstrate subject knowledge and an understanding of the National Curriculum requirements for Key Stage 3, 4 and 5 (as appropriate) in their specialism;
    • Present their specialist subject knowledge clearly and relevantly to the pupils and appraise the place and contribution that their subject makes within the school curriculum;
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the practice, process, strategies and methods of planning, teaching, behaviour management, evaluation and assessment, monitoring and recording of pupils’ progress for the effective learning of all pupils;
    • Evidence a working knowledge of teacher’s contractual duties including teaching, pastoral and legal duties;
    • Critically reflect upon the quality if their teaching and its impact upon learners and use this to inform future practice;
    • Demonstrate effective differentiation of teaching to meet the needs of all learners through the use of challenging learning objectives, range of teaching strategies and effective monitoring and assessment;
    • Create and maintain a purposeful and orderly learning environment within a classroom;
    • Develop and maintain effective working relationship with pupils, adults and other professionals.

     

     

     

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - % Assessment of Summative Report and Evaluation of Professional Documentation

  6. TRANSITION AND ENHANCEMENT PLACEMENTS
    (Compulsory) sxp603
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module allows trainee teachers opportunity to develop a comprehensive understanding of progression before and after the age range for which they are training to teach. They will have the opportunity to observe practice in a primary school over a one week placement. During the primary school placement they will have the opportunity to observe and discuss teaching at key stage 2 with class teachers and subject leaders to develop their understanding of transition to key stage 3. A further two week placement will allow trainees to either develop an understanding of teaching in the 16-19 age range where previous placements have not enabled this or to develop a deeper understanding of a specific element of school provision.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled : Independent : Placement : 175.00 Total :  175.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

     

    • Enable Trainee Teachers to observe teaching at key stage 2;

    • Enable trainees to develop an understanding of transition from key stage 2 to secondary school;

    • To observe, and where possible, engage in delivery of teaching in the 16-19 age range;

    • Where students already have experience with 16-19 teaching, to further develop an aspect of their understanding of the wider practice of teaching;

    • Enable the trainees to reflect on how their own teaching could enhance the transition across age phases.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

     

    • Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of teaching and assessment approaches at key stage 2;

    • Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of teaching and assessment approaches post 16;

    • Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of arrangements to support transition from primary to secondary school;

    • Develop their own teaching to support effective transition of pupils from key stage 2 to key stage 3 and from key stage 4 to key stage 5.

       

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - % Assessment of Reflective Professional Journal and Summative Report

Arts and Humanities Degrees (with Foundation Year)

PGCE , Full-time

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Key Details

  • 1 Year
  • 2QGR Course Code
  • Full Time
English class

Overview

Entry Requirements

Students will ideally require 48 UCAS points to access the programme. However, as all applicants will be invited to interview, there is opportunity to discuss any circumstances that may have affected the gaining of level three credits.

Those with considerable work and life experience of a complexity that demonstrates an aptitude to study at degree level, but with no formal qualifications, will also be accepted. Different degree pathway options available at the end of the Foundation year have different additional entry requirements.

Apply Online

In order to qualify for study finance, applicants much choose a specific Foundation Year entry route from the list below. Although you will apply for a specific course via UCAS you will study the Foundation Year in Arts and Humanities then progress on to your chosen 3 year undergraduate course in your 2nd year of study at Newman.

Apply now: Drama, Theatre and Applied Performance (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: W410

Apply now: English (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Q310

Apply now: English and Creative Writing (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Q3W8

Apply now: History (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: V110

Apply now: Liberal Arts (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Y110

Apply now: Theology and Philosophy (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: V6V5

Contact Details

Contact for admissions enquiries:

Tel: 0121 476 1181 (Ext. 2386)
Email: admissions@newman.ac.uk

Contact for course specific enquiries:

Dr Fiona Reid (Assistant Dean – Arts and Humanities)
Email:  f.reid@newman.ac.uk

 

 

Course Fees

2019/20: £9,250*

*Fees shown are for 2019/20 academic year. The University will review tuition fees and increase fees in line with any inflationary uplift as determined by the UK Government, if permitted by law or government policy, in subsequent years of your course. It is anticipated that such increases would be linked to RPI (the Retail Price Index excluding mortgage interest payments).

Additional Costs

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is required for entry into this programme. Find out more about completing the DBS application form and the related additional costs that you will incur.

Additional Information

General Academic Regulations: Terms and Conditions for students attending our courses

Modules

Optional Modules: find out how the University deals with changes that may occur in some eventualities

Timetables: find out when information is available to students

For module information on the subsequent 3 years of the course please visit the relevant undergraduate course page.

  1. SUBJECT KNOWLEDGE AND PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE FOR TEACHING
    (Compulsory) sgp600
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module enables students to develop their knowledge and skills in order to demonstrate that they meet the teachers’ standards for the award of QTS. Delivery of this non-credit bearing module is designed to support teaching placements where the skills and knowledge are both developed and demonstrated. The intended outcomes of this module are successful in demonstrating that they meet the teachers’ standards. Evidence of meeting the outcomes of this module will be demonstrated through an e-portfolio that contains a professional journal and professional development record and evidence of how the teachers’ standards have been met. 

     

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 80.00 Independent   : 0.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 80.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

     

    Develop students’ understanding and knowledge of effective professional practice in the following teachers’ standards:

     

    1. Set high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge pupils
    • establish a safe and stimulating environment for pupils, rooted in mutual respect

    • set goals that stretch and challenge pupils of all backgrounds, abilities and   dispositions

    • demonstrate consistently the positive attitudes, values and behaviour which are expected of pupils.

       

    1.  Promote good progress and outcomes by pupils
    • be accountable for pupils’ attainment, progress and outcomes

    • be aware of pupils’ capabilities and their prior knowledge, and plan teaching to build on these

    • guide pupils to reflect on the progress they have made and their emerging needs

    • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how pupils learn and how this impacts on teaching

    • encourage pupils to take a responsible and conscientious attitude to their own work and study.

       

    1. Demonstrate good subject and curriculum knowledge
    • have a secure knowledge of the relevant subject(s) and curriculum areas, foster and maintain pupils’ interest in the subject, and address misunderstandings

    • demonstrate a critical understanding of developments in the subject and curriculum areas, and promote the value of scholarship

    • demonstrate an understanding of and take responsibility for promoting high standards of literacy, articulacy and the correct use of standard English, whatever the teacher’s specialist subject

       

    1.  Plan and teach well-structured lessons
    • impart knowledge and develop understanding through effective use of lesson time

    • promote a love of learning and children’s intellectual curiosity

    • set homework and plan other out-of-class activities to consolidate and extend the knowledge and understanding pupils have acquired

    • reflect systematically on the effectiveness of lessons and approaches to teaching

    • contribute to the design and provision of an engaging curriculum within the relevant subject area(s).

    1.  Adapt teaching to respond to the strengths and needs of all pupils
    • know when and how to differentiate appropriately, using approaches which enable pupils to be taught effectively

    • have a secure understanding of how a range of factors can inhibit pupils’ ability to learn, and how best to overcome these

    • demonstrate an awareness of the physical, social and intellectual development of children, and know how to adapt teaching to support pupils’ education at different stages of development

    • have a clear understanding

    • of the needs of all pupils, including those with special educational needs; those of high ability; those with English as an additional language; those with disabilities; and be able to use and evaluate distinctive teaching approaches to engage and support them.

       

    1.  Make accurate and productive use of assessment
    • know and understand how to assess the relevant subject and curriculum areas, including statutory assessment requirements

    • make use of formative and summative assessment to secure pupils’ progress

    • use relevant data to monitor progress, set targets, and plan subsequent lessons

    • give pupils regular feedback, both orally and through accurate marking, and encourage pupils to respond to the feedback.

       

    1.  Manage behaviour effectively to ensure a good and safe learning environment
    • have clear rules and routines for behaviour in classrooms, and take responsibility for promoting good and courteous behaviour both in classrooms and around the school, in accordance with the school’s behaviour policy

    • have high expectations of behaviour, and establish a framework for discipline with a range of strategies, using praise, sanctions and rewards consistently and fairly

    • manage classes effectively, using approaches which are appropriate to pupils’ needs in order to involve and motivate them

    • maintain good relationships with pupils, exercise appropriate authority, and act decisively when necessary.

       

    1.  Fulfil wider professional responsibilities
    • make a positive contribution to the wider life and ethos of the school

    • develop effective professional relationships with colleagues, knowing how and when to draw on advice and specialist support

    • deploy support staff effectively

    • take responsibility for improving teaching through appropriate professional development, responding to advice and feedback from colleagues

    • communicate effectively with parents with regard to pupils’ achievements and well-being.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

     

    Demonstrate a critical understanding of subject pedagogy and professional practice in all the teachers’ standards. This will be achieved through the following learning opportunities:

     

    • Professional practice seminar group study examining aspects of professional practice that are common to all secondary subject teachers, focussing in particular on current school improvement priorities including: Safeguarding pupils, child protection, tackling extremism and e-safety, teaching literacy and numeracy in subjects, supporting underperforming pupils and stretching the most able, teaching SEND and EAL pupils;

       

    • Subject specialism practical sessions that explore subject knowledge for teaching and subject specific pedagogies. Problematic areas of subject knowledge, planning well-structured lessons, assessing progress in subject learning and differentiating progress in the subject are all examined through practical engagement with developing both subject knowledge and teaching strategies.

       

    • A group tutorial that supports engagement with the professional expectations of the course. Students will develop professionalism and working in communities of practice and independent learning and reflection skills.

       

    • An e-portfolio will enable students to develop self-reflection skills and to track their progress and set meaningful and achievable learning goals toward evidencing the teachers’ standards.

       

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - Assessment of Students' Progression to Meeting Teachers' Standards, including Attendance and Engagement with e-portfolio

  2. EVIDENCE INFORMED LEARNING, TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT IN PHYSICS
    (Compulsory) sgp735
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module enables students to develop their understanding of how to manage the learning and teaching environment in school. Three strands of teacher practice are explored: How children and adolescents learn; effective approaches to behaviour management for learning in school and assessment of learning in school.

     

    This learning will be facilitated through taught sessions that introduce theoretical perspectives and research evidence on these three aspects of practice and develop reflection on the implications of evidence for developing practice. School placement will provide opportunities to develop personal practice that implements the implications of an evidence base and reflect on the relationship between theory and practice.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 24.00 Independent   : 176.00 Placement   : 100.00 Total   : 300.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

     

    • Develop a systematic understanding of professional knowledge, and a critical awareness of current problems informed by current research and advanced scholarship;

       

    • Prepare students to deal with complex issues both systematically and creatively, make sound judgements on the implications of an evidence base, and communicate their conclusions clearly to a specialist audience;

       

    • Develop and understanding of the informing principles and the key characteristics of evidence-informed arguments for effective school-based practice in understanding learning, behaviour management and assessment;

       

    • Enable students to reflect upon a range of evidence drawn from first-hand observations, contemporary educational research and inspection findings to support an informed perspective of learning, behaviour management and assessment practice in school, classroom settings and related learning environments;

       

    • Enable students’ to demonstrate critical-reflection on observed practice that examines the limitations and constraints on practice in a school setting the makes reference to relevant reading, research and inspection findings.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

     

    • Demonstrate a critical understanding of three key components in effective evidence informed teaching;

       

    • Child and adolescent learning and development – understand theoretical perspectives on child and adolescent development and learning, including emotional and social development, and learning theories. Apply these perspectives to support pupil wellbeing and effective learning of science;

       

    • Behaviour Management – Understand how to apply practical strategies and knowledge to deal with pupil behaviour effectively and create a positive climate for learning in school science laboratories;

       

    • Assessment – understand the assessment of pupil progress, using summative as well as formative approaches. Understand concepts in summative assessment (such as validity, reliability, norm referencing and criterion referencing). Be able to work with pupil data to plan intended science learning outcomes for pupils and describe expected progression in secondary science.

       

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 100% 4000 word critical incident study on two current issues in Physics education

  3. PROFESSIONAL ENQUIRY AND SUBJECT LEADERSHIP IN PHYSICS
    (Compulsory) sgp736
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module engages students with problematic areas of teaching and learning in science in secondary school. Pedagogic approaches that facilitate learning in school of these problematic areas of the subject curriculum are explored through practical engagement with subject specific pedagogic knowledge in seminar sessions. Students develop an area of expertise in their subject pedagogy that encourages future leadership, initially leadership of classroom learning in their subject and then potential subject leadership within school. The development of this expert knowledge provides opportunity to show creative problem solving informed by research evidence in an area of practice.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 24.00 Independent   : 176.00 Placement   : 100.00 Total   : 300.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Develop a systematic understanding of subject pedagogy, and a critical awareness of current problems informed by current research and advanced scholarship;
    • Evaluate critically, current research and advanced scholarship in specialist subject pedagogy and children’s learning in Science;
    • Develop Students’ originality in the application of knowledge to evaluate teaching strategies and develop critiques of them and, where appropriate, to propose new strategies to develop classroom leadership of learning;
    • Develop Students’ understanding of how established techniques of research and enquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge of the effective teaching of Science;
    • Encourage creative teaching of Science;
    • Develop the professional knowledge of issues in the teaching of Science that will support future subject leadership in school.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

     

    • Explore challenging aspects of subject knowledge that present particularly problematic barriers to learning in Science including pupil misconceptions in the subject, challenging models and concepts in science, and the epistemology of school science;

     

    • Examine subject specific pedagogies in Science teaching that evidence supports as potentially effective strategies to help pupils overcome barriers to subject learning;

     

    • Demonstrate awareness of how pedagogic developments that stem from research evidence and the development of professional practice can enhance science learning;

     

    • Develop a detailed knowledge of current research that relates to the teaching of an aspect of a problematic area of the science curriculum;

     

    • Demonstrate how they can critically reflect on evidence from research and practice to develop creative strategies to address specific barriers to learning in science and explain how these might be implemented in the teaching of a problematic area of the science curriculum;

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 100% 4000 word critical analysis of an evidence based approach to teaching in Physics

  4. SCHOOL EXPERIENCE 1
    (Compulsory) sxp601
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module allows trainee teachers to develop, practice and begin their professional competences as a secondary school teacher, through work in schools/ classrooms/ settings over a nine week placement. It is organised so that in successive modules the trainees will take increasing responsibility for teaching pupils and fulfilling the duties expected of a teacher. During the placement they will have the opportunity, supported by School based mentors, Class teachers and subject leaders to develop the qualities and skills necessary to manage pupils, monitor their learning and reflect upon and evaluate their knowledge of the National Curriculum requirements. They will demonstrate expertise in the pastoral and professional duties of a teacher and begin to acquire and develop skills in monitoring pupil’s progress.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled : Independent : Placement : 315.00 Total :  315.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

     

    • Enable Trainee Teachers to observe and practise the procedures which support effective preparation for teaching and learning as set out in the Teachers’ Standards (DfE, 2012)

    • Enable the trainees to make the transition from observing and supporting lessons to independently planning and delivering lessons

    • Enable trainees to develop a range of behaviour management strategies, which they are increasingly able to apply effectively and appropriately

    • Acquire professional competencies necessary to deliver their specialist subject as laid out in the National Curriculum and national qualification examination board syllabi, for Key Stage 3, 4 and 5 (as appropriate) so as to merit Qualified Teacher Status

    • Provide trainees with a structured programme and a supportive environment which will enable them to observe, develop and practise a range of professional skills and competences, which will develop their own professional values and judgement. This professional role is premised upon commitment to equal opportunities.

    • Provide opportunities to contribute to the teacher’s wider role of pastoral care, including experience of form tutoring, PSHE and Citizenship.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

     

    • Begin to demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the National Curriculum requirements for Key Stage 3, 4 and 5 (as appropriate) in their specialism.

    • Begin to present their specialist subject knowledge clearly and relevantly to the pupils and appraise the place and contribution that their subject makes within the school curriculum.

    • Begin to demonstrate an understanding of the practice, process, strategies and methods of planning, teaching, behaviour management, evaluation and assessment, monitoring and recording of pupils progress for the effective learning for every pupil.

    • Begin to evidence a working knowledge of teacher’s contractual duties including teaching, pastoral and legal duties.

    • Begin to critically reflect upon the quality if their teaching and its impact upon learners and use this information to inform future practice.

    • Begin to demonstrate effective differentiation of teaching to meet the needs of all learners through the use of challenging learning objectives, range of teaching strategies and effective monitoring and assessment.

    • Create and maintain a purposeful and orderly learning environment within a classroom.

    • Develop effective working relationship with pupils, adults and other professionals

     

     

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - % Summative Report agreed between School Mentor and Newman Tutor

  5. SCHOOL EXPERIENCE 2
    (Compulsory) sxp602
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module allows trainee teachers to develop, practice and demonstrate their professional competences as a secondary school teacher through work in schools and classrooms over an 11 week experience. This module is organised so that the trainees will be responsible for teaching pupils and fulfilling the duties expected of a teacher. During the placement they will have the opportunity, supported by School Based Mentors, Class teachers and subject leaders to demonstrate the qualities and skills necessary to manage pupils monitor their learning and reflect upon and evaluate their knowledge of the National Curriculum requirements. They will demonstrate expertise in the pastoral and professional duties of a teacher and continue to acquire and develop skills in monitoring pupil’s progress.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled : Independent : Placement : 385.00 Total :  385.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to ensure: 

    • Trainee Teachers observe and practise teaching in order to demonstrate the competencies set out in The Teachers’ Standards (DfE, 2012) so as to merit qualified teacher status;
    • Trainees continue to apply their first school experience placement standards and expectations and develop the integrated additional elements of promoting good progress, effective use of assessment, adapting teaching to suit groups of pupils and fulfilling wider professional expectations;
    • Trainees should effectively be able to make the transition from planning and teaching with support to independently planning and delivering lessons that impact on pupil progress;
    • Trainees to demonstrate a range of behaviour management strategies, which they are increasingly able to apply effectively and appropriately;
    • Trainees develop their own professional values and judgement. This professional role is premised upon commitment to equal opportunities.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

    • Continue to demonstrate subject knowledge and an understanding of the National Curriculum requirements for Key Stage 3, 4 and 5 (as appropriate) in their specialism;
    • Present their specialist subject knowledge clearly and relevantly to the pupils and appraise the place and contribution that their subject makes within the school curriculum;
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the practice, process, strategies and methods of planning, teaching, behaviour management, evaluation and assessment, monitoring and recording of pupils’ progress for the effective learning of all pupils;
    • Evidence a working knowledge of teacher’s contractual duties including teaching, pastoral and legal duties;
    • Critically reflect upon the quality if their teaching and its impact upon learners and use this to inform future practice;
    • Demonstrate effective differentiation of teaching to meet the needs of all learners through the use of challenging learning objectives, range of teaching strategies and effective monitoring and assessment;
    • Create and maintain a purposeful and orderly learning environment within a classroom;
    • Develop and maintain effective working relationship with pupils, adults and other professionals.

     

     

     

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - % Assessment of Summative Report and Evaluation of Professional Documentation

  6. TRANSITION AND ENHANCEMENT PLACEMENTS
    (Compulsory) sxp603
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module allows trainee teachers opportunity to develop a comprehensive understanding of progression before and after the age range for which they are training to teach. They will have the opportunity to observe practice in a primary school over a one week placement. During the primary school placement they will have the opportunity to observe and discuss teaching at key stage 2 with class teachers and subject leaders to develop their understanding of transition to key stage 3. A further two week placement will allow trainees to either develop an understanding of teaching in the 16-19 age range where previous placements have not enabled this or to develop a deeper understanding of a specific element of school provision.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled : Independent : Placement : 175.00 Total :  175.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

     

    • Enable Trainee Teachers to observe teaching at key stage 2;

    • Enable trainees to develop an understanding of transition from key stage 2 to secondary school;

    • To observe, and where possible, engage in delivery of teaching in the 16-19 age range;

    • Where students already have experience with 16-19 teaching, to further develop an aspect of their understanding of the wider practice of teaching;

    • Enable the trainees to reflect on how their own teaching could enhance the transition across age phases.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

     

    • Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of teaching and assessment approaches at key stage 2;

    • Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of teaching and assessment approaches post 16;

    • Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of arrangements to support transition from primary to secondary school;

    • Develop their own teaching to support effective transition of pupils from key stage 2 to key stage 3 and from key stage 4 to key stage 5.

       

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - % Assessment of Reflective Professional Journal and Summative Report

Arts and Humanities Degrees (with Foundation Year)

Honours Degree , Full-time

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Key Details

  • 3 Years
  • 104 Typical UCAS Tariff
  • G100 Course Code
  • Full Time
English class

Overview

Entry Requirements

Students will ideally require 48 UCAS points to access the programme. However, as all applicants will be invited to interview, there is opportunity to discuss any circumstances that may have affected the gaining of level three credits.

Those with considerable work and life experience of a complexity that demonstrates an aptitude to study at degree level, but with no formal qualifications, will also be accepted. Different degree pathway options available at the end of the Foundation year have different additional entry requirements.

Apply Online

In order to qualify for study finance, applicants much choose a specific Foundation Year entry route from the list below. Although you will apply for a specific course via UCAS you will study the Foundation Year in Arts and Humanities then progress on to your chosen 3 year undergraduate course in your 2nd year of study at Newman.

Apply now: Drama, Theatre and Applied Performance (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: W410

Apply now: English (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Q310

Apply now: English and Creative Writing (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Q3W8

Apply now: History (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: V110

Apply now: Liberal Arts (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Y110

Apply now: Theology and Philosophy (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: V6V5

Contact Details

Contact for admissions enquiries:

Tel: 0121 476 1181 (Ext. 2386)
Email: admissions@newman.ac.uk

Contact for course specific enquiries:

Dr Fiona Reid (Assistant Dean – Arts and Humanities)
Email:  f.reid@newman.ac.uk

 

 

Course Fees

Fees per academic year: 2019/20

Full-time UK/EU Students: £9,250*

* Fees shown are for 2019/20 academic year. The University will review tuition fees and increase fees in line with any inflationary uplift as determined by the UK Government, if permitted by law or government policy, in subsequent years of your course. It is anticipated that such increases would be linked to RPI (the Retail Price Index excluding mortgage interest payments).

Additional Costs

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is not required for entry into this programme, although it is in many cases required by employers before students can begin their Year 2 (level 5) work placement or any school placements for the QTS opt-in route.  Find out more about completing the DBS application form and the related additional costs.

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is required for entry into this programme for school placement for the QTS opt-in route.  Find out more about completing the DBS application form and the related additional costs.

The course has been designed to enable you to study for a semester or second year at Newman University in Wichita, USA. If you choose the option to travel to Wichita to study you will need to pay for your flights and accommodation and living expenses whilst there.

Cost: return flight from Birmingham International Airport – £750, accommodation costs – £1,500, living costs – £1,200  (based on 2017/18)

 

Additional Information

General Academic Regulations: Terms and Conditions for students attending our courses

Optional Modules: find out how the University deals with changes that may occur in some eventualities

Timetables: find out when information is available to students

Modules

Optional Modules: find out how the University deals with changes that may occur in some eventualities

Timetables: find out when information is available to students

For module information on the subsequent 3 years of the course please visit the relevant undergraduate course page.

Arts and Humanities Degrees (with Foundation Year)

, Full-time

Switch Study Mode

Key Details

  • 1 Year
English class

Overview

Entry Requirements

Students will ideally require 48 UCAS points to access the programme. However, as all applicants will be invited to interview, there is opportunity to discuss any circumstances that may have affected the gaining of level three credits.

Those with considerable work and life experience of a complexity that demonstrates an aptitude to study at degree level, but with no formal qualifications, will also be accepted. Different degree pathway options available at the end of the Foundation year have different additional entry requirements.

Apply Online

In order to qualify for study finance, applicants much choose a specific Foundation Year entry route from the list below. Although you will apply for a specific course via UCAS you will study the Foundation Year in Arts and Humanities then progress on to your chosen 3 year undergraduate course in your 2nd year of study at Newman.

Apply now: Drama, Theatre and Applied Performance (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: W410

Apply now: English (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Q310

Apply now: English and Creative Writing (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Q3W8

Apply now: History (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: V110

Apply now: Liberal Arts (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Y110

Apply now: Theology and Philosophy (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: V6V5

Contact Details

Contact for admissions enquiries:

Tel: 0121 476 1181 (Ext. 2386)
Email: admissions@newman.ac.uk

Contact for course specific enquiries:

Dr Fiona Reid (Assistant Dean – Arts and Humanities)
Email:  f.reid@newman.ac.uk

 

 

Modules

Optional Modules: find out how the University deals with changes that may occur in some eventualities

Timetables: find out when information is available to students

For module information on the subsequent 3 years of the course please visit the relevant undergraduate course page.

  1. DISSERTATION (CAPSTONE PROJECT)
    (Compulsory) ywu601
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module provides students with the opportunity to explore an area of particular interest in Youth Studies through undertaking a small project supported by a member of staff from the subject area (or elsewhere) with appropriate specialist knowledge.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 100.00 Independent   : 300.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 400.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Enable students to identify a research or workplace problem and articulate a question/hypothesis relevant to the projects which they have opted.
    • Enable students to acquire and apply a breadth of knowledge about the issue or phenomena in which they are engaged
    • Enable students to select appropriate methods in relation to identified research and justify their employment
    • Support students in the development, revision and refinement of their project design
    • Promote effective autonomous practice in the organisation and management of small-scale project.
    • Enable students to develop creative and innovative approaches to disseminating project findings.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:          

    • Demonstrate a breadth of knowledge and understanding of the issue or phenomena in which they have been engaged
    • Locate appropriate methods in relation to their chosen area of study
    • Understand the basic principles of effective project design
    • Know about some of the key contemporary thinking in their chosen area of study
    • Identify a research or workplace problem and articulate relevant question/hypothesis
    • Work autonomously in the management of a small scale project with guidance from an allocated supervisor
    • Present a coherent study – either through written means or more creative methods -  that details the choice of field of study, methods, and findings
    • Develop their capacity for critical reflection and questioning.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 100% Dissertation (10000 words)

  2. ADVANCED CONTEXTUAL PRACTICE
    (Compulsory) ywu603
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module seeks to afford student the opportunity to develop a range of practice skills is specific contexts, while appreciating how these context sit within the overall approach of youth and community work. It will engage students in a critical appraisal of those theories, using current research, relevant to the context chosen. In doing this student will need to negotiate specific the rest of the curriculum and criteria upon which they are to be assessed, in addition to meeting general criteria applicable to any youth and community work. There will be an element of common teaching for the first few sessions and then the group will divide into seminar groups based on specific contexts. The group will then come back together to present to each other their significances and theoretical orientation of their contexts, and try and seek common ground with other youth and community workers. The contexts to be explored will be negotiated with the group and may include: 

    • Working in housing and homelessness
    • Detached and street based youth work
    • International and Global Youth Work
    • Outdoor Education and Bushcraft work
    • Sport based work
    • Drugs and Alcohol work
    • Women’s Work
    • LGBT youth work.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 40.00 Independent   : 170.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 210.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to: 

    • Help student develop an informed and critical understanding of their professional role as educators in relation to specific contexts and other professional interventions within the framework of youth and community work.
    • Enable students to become fluent in the nature of inter-professional and interdisciplinary approaches, including the possibility of trans-professional approaches
    • Enable students to develop the ability to make informed judgments on complex ethical and professional issues in a disputed field and to act appropriately in the light of relevant professional and ethical codes of practice

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to show that he/she: 

    • Critically understands the meaning and practice of community and the community-based context for practice
    • Critically understands learning about personal development through group participation and social, political and popular education
    • Critically understands contexts  in which community and youth workers are employed including the distinctive  cultures of third sector and faith organisations, and multi agency approaches
    • Critically understands and critique the role of community organisations in contributing to cohesion and integration, contestation and change
    • Is an autonomous critical and reflective practitioner
    • Is a professional who understands and can articulate their role as educators in relation to other professionals
    • Has the ability to build trusting relationships and foster democratic and inclusive practice
    • Is able to build partnerships with community groups and young people's projects and other professionals in education and in health and social care
    • Can reflect on their own and others' value systems and the ability to explore such values
    • Can organise and articulate of opinions and arguments in speech and writing, including justifying a personal position in relation to the subject
    • Can demonstrate a commitment to the improvement of their own learning and performance
    • Can demonstrate emotional literacy.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - Gateway Assessment - 80% Attendance Requirement

    Component 2 - 30% Group Paper (1000 words)

    Component 3 - 70% Individual Poster Presentation

  3. MANAGING AND LEADING YOUTH AND COMMUNITY WORK
    (Compulsory) ywu606
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    Drawing on a range of management and leadership theory, this module will introduce students to the necessary skills and knowledge needed to effectively lead and manage youth and community work projects in a changing and challenging environment.  It will include students demonstrating their ability, in groups, to produce a fully costed project proposal. It will also consider how to lead and manage teams through conflict and change and so that young people are safeguarded from harm.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 110.00 Independent   : 90.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Examine key theories of management and leadership including styles, motivation, and approaches to managing change and conflict. Introducing students to basic employment law, grievance and disciplinary procedures, recruitment and financial management.
    • Critically engage with safeguarding policy and consider how they can interpret this within their role as managers and leaders.
    • Analyse and develop practices which challenge existing power relations and discrimination and to identify and counter oppressive attitudes, behaviours and situations
    • Enables students to engage with groups and individuals for  collective action and social change, appreciating the contested nature of these discourses.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to show that he/she: 

    • Has project management skills (incl. monitoring, evaluation, financial and resource management and policy development)
    • Critically understands contexts in which community and youth workers are employed including the distinctive cultures of third sector and faith organisations, and multi agency approaches
    • Has an ability to use information and communication technologies and demonstrate digital literacy
    • Critically understands the legal obligations and duties of care in safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults and promoting good mental and emotional health
    • Has an ability to work on their own initiative and in cooperation with others.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - Gateway Assessment - 80% Attendance Requirement

    Component 2 - 100% Group Presentation of Project Proposal

  4. YOUNG PEOPLE, SPIRITUALITY AND FAITH DEVELOPMENT
    (Optional) ywu608
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    The module will explore the concept of youth, young people’s spirituality and faith development in contemporary society. A range of models of spirituality will be covered, which will be drawn from the experience of the students and the rich traditions within the faith communities. There will be the opportunity to study important theories of the faith development of young people, and to consider some of the issues and trends in faith and spirituality which may particularly affect young people today.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 36.00 Independent   : 164.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Deepen the students’ understanding of traditional and contemporary definitions of young people and models of spirituality and faith development and their applications
    • Provide a knowledge and understanding of important theories of the spiritual development and faith development of young people
    • Prepare the students to plan, lead faith and spiritual experiences with and for young people.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

    • Develop an informed and critical understanding of a range of spiritualties
    • Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the stages and theories of faith and spiritual development of young people
    • Explore the requisite theological and practical expertise to plan faith and spiritual experiences or otherwise support the spiritual development of young people.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - Gateway Assessment - 80% Attendance Requirement

    Component 2 - 100% Group Presentation (30 minutes) & Individual Reflection (1500 words)

  5. YOUNG PEOPLE AND CRIME
    (Optional) ywu609
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module critically examines a range of criminological theory, both historical and contemporary, that seeks to explain why young people commit crime and how it has and continues to inform governmental responses to youth crime. This will include some discussion of current policy and legislation and an analysis of structures within the British Criminal Justice System (focusing on England and Wales) such as Youth Offending Teams. Particular focus will be on how young peoples’ criminal behaviour is interpreted and contested in the media and political discourses and how youth crime policy impacts disproportionately on certain groups of young people within society (e.g. black young people, young people who meet on the street, etc). A recurrent theme will be how current models of work with young people involved in crime and multi-professional efforts to bring about desistance from that behaviour may conflict with the workers reluctance to engage in social control.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 40.00 Independent   : 160.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to: 

    • Introduce students to fundamental concepts in criminology, looking at how these have developed over time in relation to young people, and how they can be applied to practice,
    • Analyse the legal framework around young people and crime (including the Criminal Justice System), the rationales behind its structure and young people’s experience of it,
    • Critically reflect on current discourse, policy and practice around young people and crime,
    • Introduce students to the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to work within the Youth Justice system.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

    • Examine and critically appraise a range of theories which seek to explain youth crime    
    • Consider a range of responses and strategies designed to bring about desistance from crime
    • Hear visiting speakers from the youth justice field sharing their experiences of working with young offenders
    • Articulate a coherent personal position on the effectiveness of current policy responses to youth crime
    • Understand how those policy responses impact on a diverse range of young people.

    And demonstrate that he/she: 

    • Critically understands contexts  in which community and youth workers are employed including the distinctive cultures of third sector and faith organisations, and multi agency approaches
    • Is a professional who understands and can articulate their role as educators in relation to other professionals
    • Can organise and articulate of opinions and arguments in speech and writing, including justifying a personal position in relation to the subject.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - Pass/Fail Element: 80% Attendance Requirement

    Component 2 - 100% Essay (3000 words)

  6. COMMUNITY ORGANISING
    (Optional) ywu610
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    Module Summary:
    This module explicates the tradition of community organising as it has been developed in the United States and its subsequent translation to the context of the UK. It will provide students with the practical tools to be community organisers. The module combines seminars, practical work and group reflection to develop the skills and tools needed to work as a community organiser. Workshops cover the relational meeting; constructing political narratives; doing a power analysis; time management; planning; leadership development; recruiting institutions (and understanding the different traditions practiced by faith communities, the labour movement and the community development movement); campaign strategy; using new media (and workshops on film production); the art of negotiation; developing relationships with power and; creative thinking.

    CATS Value: 20

    ECTS Value: 10

    Contact Hours

    Scheduled: 40
    Independent: 160 (Guided study 80; Guided research 80)
    Placement: 0
    Total Hours: 200

    Module Curriculum Led Outcomes:
    This module aims to:
    • Knowledge about the tradition of community organising as it was developed and practiced by Saul Alinsky, in 1930s Chicago and as it has since evolved.
    • Knowledge and understanding about the key methods and tools deployed by community organisers to effect change and strengthen democracy.
    • Produce practitioners pro active and fluent with a range of sociological, psychological and political ideas and apply them to themselves and the young people and communities they work with
    • Produce practitioner who can make connections between theory and practice and identifying tensions, issues and theoretical and practice based gaps and actively explore, challenges and works with the complexity of their own and others interpersonal relations, and identities

    Learning Opportunities:
    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

    • Critically understands the meaning and practice of community and the community-based context for practice
    • Critically understands the dynamics of power, empowerment, democratic learning and discrimination
    • Critically understands the principles of informal education, conversation, critical dialogue, experiential and situated learning and reflective practice
    • Critically understands learning about personal development through group participation and social, political and popular education
    • Critically understands contexts in which community and youth workers are employed including the distinctive cultures of third sector and faith organisations, and multi agency approaches
    • Critically understands and critique the role of community organisations in contributing to cohesion and integration, contestation and change
    • Is an autonomous critical and reflective practitioner
    • Is a professional who understands and can articulate their role as educators in
    • relation to other professionals
    • Have the ability to build trusting relationships and foster democratic and inclusive practice
    • Has the capacity to facilitate young people’s and adults' individual and collective learning and development
    • Is able to build partnerships with community groups and young people's projects and other professionals in education and in health and social care
    • Can reflect on their own and others' value systems and the ability to explore such values
    • Can organise and articulate of opinions and arguments in speech and writing, including justifying a personal position in relation to the subject
    • Can demonstrate a commitment to the improvement of their own learning and performance
    • Can demonstrate emotional literacy.

    Assessment:
    Component 1: (Gateway assessment) Students on the BA Youth and Community Work route have to attend at least 80% of the taught element of the course unless there are mitigating circumstances negotiated with the Programme Leader (Pass/Fail).

    Component 2: 100% Produce a strategy for conducting community organising within an identified community (5,000 words)

  7. CHAPLAINCY WITH YOUNG PEOPLE
    (Optional) ywu611
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    Module Summary: This module will enable students to enhance their skills and knowledge on the concept of Chaplaincy, locating these within their own values, faith and work context. Students will explore their own faith tradition alongside others and consider the skills needed in the area of pastoral care with young people

    CATS Value: 20

    ECTS Value: 10

    Contact Hours:

    Scheduled: 36
    Independent: 164
    Placement: 0
    Total Hours: 200

    Module Curriculum Led Outcomes:
    This module aims to:

    • Ensure the students are able to base their practice as Chaplains on a secure grasp of their faith tradition, holy texts, teachings and rituals
    • Acquire a knowledge and practice of key skills that support the mission, ethos and values of pastoral care with young people (e.g. Faith based)
    • Develop an understanding of what contributes towards spiritual and human development from a faith perspective.

    Learning Opportunities:
    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

    • Demonstrate an informed understanding of key aspects of values, beliefs, teachings and rituals within their own faith
    • Demonstrate the ability to carry out the role of a Chaplain in a professional and sensitive manner
    • Demonstrate an awareness of a range of opinion on sensitive ethical and practical issues.

    Assessment:
    Component 1: (Gateway assessment) Students have to attend at least 80% of the taught element of the course unless there are mitigating circumstances negotiated with the Programme Leader (Pass/Fail)

    Component 2: 100% Individual Seminar (30 minutes) and Seminar Paper (2,000 words)
  8. INTRODUCTION TO YOUTH STUDIES
    (Compulsory) ywu612
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    The module will look at the principles and practice of youth work from within a developmental perspective, showing them to be the product of converging social and political trends. This will equip students with the necessary knowledge and awareness to meet present-day requirements while enabling them to developing a strong professional discipline and identity. Understanding the process of change and historical links between youth work and informal and community education, community development, and play work will be explored. There will be the opportunity to critically analyze and deconstruct Every Child Matters and other pertinent social policy drivers. The ability find alternatives to preserve their own values in the face of competing demands from young people, local communities and policy makers. In this way students will also be prepared for some of the recurring themes of the course.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 50.00 Independent   : 150.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to give students a critical understanding of:

     

    • the key principles of youth work, exploring their differing paradigms
    • the origins of these principles, there development and how these were formed by the interaction of existing structures, political ideologies, the influence of government (at European, national and local levels), and the voluntary and community sectors
    • deconstruct uses of the key drivers in the development of principles and practice
    • how to identify, understand and analyse the tensions that exist between principles and practice

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

     

    Knowledge

    • Critically understand models and meanings of development through the life course including physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects (A3)
    • Critically understand the legal obligations and duties of care in safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults and promoting good mental and emotional health (A4)
    • Critically understand contexts  in which community and youth workers are employed including

     

    Specific skills

    • Become a professional who understands and can articulate their role as educators in relation to other professionals (B2)
    • Have the ability to build trusting relationships and foster democratic and inclusive practice (B3)
    • Has the capacity to facilitate young people’s and adults' individual and collective learning and development (B5)
    • Is able to build partnerships with community groups and young people's projects and other professionals in education and in health and social care (B6)

     

    Transferable skills

    • Can reflect on their own and others' value systems and the ability to explore such values (C1)
    • Can organise and articulate of opinions and arguments in speech and writing, including justifying a personal position in relation to the subject (C2)
    • Can demonstrate a commitment to the improvement of their own learning and performance (C5)
    • Can demonstrate emotional literacy.(C6)

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 50% Significant Contribution to online discussion (1000 words)

    Component 2 - 50% Essay (5000 words)

Arts and Humanities Degrees (with Foundation Year)

Honours Degree with Foundation Year , Full-time

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Key Details

  • 4 Years
  • 48 Typical UCAS Tariff
  • C603 Course Code
  • Full Time
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Overview

Entry Requirements

Students will ideally require 48 UCAS points to access the programme. However, as all applicants will be invited to interview, there is opportunity to discuss any circumstances that may have affected the gaining of level three credits.

Those with considerable work and life experience of a complexity that demonstrates an aptitude to study at degree level, but with no formal qualifications, will also be accepted. Different degree pathway options available at the end of the Foundation year have different additional entry requirements.

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In order to qualify for study finance, applicants much choose a specific Foundation Year entry route from the list below. Although you will apply for a specific course via UCAS you will study the Foundation Year in Arts and Humanities then progress on to your chosen 3 year undergraduate course in your 2nd year of study at Newman.

Apply now: Drama, Theatre and Applied Performance (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: W410

Apply now: English (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Q310

Apply now: English and Creative Writing (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Q3W8

Apply now: History (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: V110

Apply now: Liberal Arts (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Y110

Apply now: Theology and Philosophy (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: V6V5

Contact Details

Contact for admissions enquiries:

Tel: 0121 476 1181 (Ext. 2386)
Email: admissions@newman.ac.uk

Contact for course specific enquiries:

Dr Fiona Reid (Assistant Dean – Arts and Humanities)
Email:  f.reid@newman.ac.uk

 

 

Course Fees

Fees for the first year of the course:
Full time Home/ EU Students: £7,500*
Fees for the following three years are currently £9,250 per year.**

* Fees shown are for 2019/20 academic year. The University will review tuition fees and increase fees in line with any inflationary uplift as determined by the UK Government, if permitted by law or government policy, on enrolment and in subsequent years of your course. It is anticipated that such increases would be linked to RPI (the Retail Price Index excluding mortgage interest payments).
** Please go to the corresponding 3 year undergraduate degree page for details.

Additional costs
A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is not required for entry into this programme, although it is in many cases required by employers before students can begin their Year 2 (level 5) work placement.  Find out more about completing the DBS application form and the related additional costs.

Additional Information

General Academic Regulations: Terms and Conditions for students attending our courses

Modules

Optional Modules: find out how the University deals with changes that may occur in some eventualities

Timetables: find out when information is available to students

For module information on the subsequent 3 years of the course please visit the relevant undergraduate course page.

  1. STUDENTSHIP, EDUCATION AND SOCIETY 1
    (Compulsory) fys001
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module examines what is needed to be successful in higher education, including one’s personal disposition towards learning alongside how to develop the necessary skills required to be successful in HE. It will deconstruct student’s experiences of more formal aspects of assessment such as exams, reading academically and academic writing conventions, helping them develop a plan to overcome barriers to effective engagement. It also seeks to deconstruct and reform their views on what constitutes knowledge, education and learning, drawing on theories around critical pedagogy.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 48.00 Independent   : 152.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Enable students to understand the nature of studentship, education, knowledge and learning, and apply it to their everyday lives

    • Enable students to understand their own journey within the structures of education and prepare effectively for further degree level study.

    • Enable students to develop confidence, intellectual curiosity and the ability to manage their learning.

    • Promote peer-to-peer and staff-to-student relationships that reflect those needed for success in HE.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

    • Demonstrate an understanding of the knowledge base of education and studentship and current debates within the subjects

    • Show understanding of their own motivations fears and barriers to further study and develop appropriate strategies for being successful in HE

    • Assesse own capabilities against given criteria, take responsibility for completing tasks and seek clarification and appropriate help where needed.

    • Take responsibility for self and others and work in a professional and ethical manner.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - Pass/Fail Element: Adherence to Group and Individual Learning Contracts

    Component 2 - 10% Education Timeline (10 minutes, 500 word equivalent)

    Component 3 - 90% Patchwork Portfolio (2000 word equivalent)

  2. STUDENTSHIP, EDUCATION AND SOCIETY 2
    (Compulsory) fys002
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    Building on FYS001, this module continues to examine what is needed to be successful in higher education, including one’s personal disposition towards learning alongside how to develop the necessary skills required to be successful in HE. It will further deconstruct student’s experiences of more formal aspects of assessment such as exams, reading academically and academic writing conventions, helping them develop a plan to overcome barriers to effective engagement Students will further examine and challenge what universities are, who they are for, and how they are structured, with a focus on how best they can traverse the institutions systems, and where necessary challenge them. The module thus provides the opportunity to practice academic tasks that are designed to explore key university systems, processes and support mechanisms, whilst encouraging students to plan for the maintenance and development of their individual skills and abilities needed for success in Higher Education.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 48.00 Independent   : 152.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Enable students to understand the nature of studentship, education, knowledge and learning, and apply it to their everyday lives.

    • Enable students to understand their own journey within the structures of education and effectively prepare them for further degree level study.

    • Enable students to develop confidence, intellectual curiosity and the ability to manage their learning.

    • Enable students to understand the structures and systems of Higher Education and develop skills to effectively traverse them

    • Ensure students can evaluate evidence, arguments and assumptions and begin to reach judgements and communicate information

    • Promote peer-to-peer and staff-to-student relationships that reflect those needed for success in HE.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

    • Analyse and relate their experiences to underlying theoretical frameworks and approaches within social sciences, carrying out appropriate research.

    • Demonstrate an ability to respond to the HE environment and assessment regimes such as exams, assignments, presentations and in developing skills in skills in group work, literacy, reading, writing, numeracy and using learning resources

    • Assesses own capabilities against given criteria, take responsibility for completing tasks and seek clarification and appropriate help where needed.

    • Take responsibility for self and others and work in a professional and ethical manner

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - Pass/Fail Element: Adherence to Group and Individual Learning Contracts

    Component 2 - 10% Glossary (500 words)

    Component 3 - 90% Patchwork Portfolio (2500 word equivalent)

  3. FOUNDATIONS OF SOCIAL SCIENCE
    (Compulsory) fys003
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module aims to promote a philosophical way of thinking in students and as such, will cover the core of philosophy, politics, economics, sociology and psychology as well as its applications. Students will think philosophically through an examination of everyday philosophy in everyday life and how we use its languages.

    Politics is examined to discuss why it is often not seen as important and explores questions such as:  who votes? Why not? How are decisions made and who gets to make them? What is left and right, globalisation, environmentalism and immigration? 

    Starting with their own situations, and those of their communities, students examine how economies work and people make money or not. They will go on to explore how and why some economies boom and bust, how prices are determined, why do people earn more and why.

    The history of sociology as a subject, and what it is to think sociologically will be explored. Themes discussed during the module include those on what is society? What is meant by functionalism? What are conflict models and post structuralism?  Issues pertinent to those in the classroom are examined and include, but are not exclusively limited to class, race, disability and gender.

    Psychology, its history and debates are discussed through an exploration of its different major schools including cognitive/ biological, behavioural and psycho dynamic approaches. Themes as relevant to the student body, possibly including issues such as violence, adolescence, crime, mental health, masculinity and sexuality are subsequently examined. Furthermore, some of the areas that have developed into distinct areas of social sciences, including criminology, health and social care, social policy and sports and wellbeing are debated.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 72.00 Independent   : 328.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 400.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Enable students to understand the nature of social sciences and its applications

    • Provide a conducive learning environment that enables students to see the relevance of social sciences in their everyday lives

    • Support the development of student confidence, intellectual curiosity, the ability to manage their learning within the social sciences as a member of a team and autonomously.

    • Enable students to be confident in researching topics and concepts within the social sciences from a multitude of sources

    • Ensure students have a grounding in evaluating arguments, abstract concepts and data in the social sciences and making appropriate judgements

    • Develop key transferable skills including the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility, decision-making and other abilities needed to undertake further study

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

    • Understand the knowledge base of social sciences

    • Develop an awareness current areas of debate within the social sciences and their applications 

    • Relate their experiences to underlying theoretical frameworks and approaches within social sciences, including carrying out appropriate research.

    • Analyse a range of social science related information using pre-defined principles, frameworks or criteria.

    • Take responsibility for initiating and completing tasks and procedures

    • Develop an awareness of the ethical issues in the social sciences

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - Pass/Fail Element: Adherence to Group and Indivdual Learning Contracts

    Component 2 - 20% Essay (1000 words)

    Component 3 - 80% Patchwork Portfolio (5000 word equivalent)

  4. UNDERSTANDING AND EXPLORING SOCIETY
    (Compulsory) fys004
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module asks students to undertake a practical social sciences related project. Supported through initial input and group tutorials student will go through a process. Firstly, they need to understand a community’s issues and concerns through conducting a community profile. Subsequently, they need to deconstruct the issues and attempt to find generative themes of common concern which can be seen through a social science framework. This is done via applying knowledge and theory, unpacking issues and making wider connections. Students will then need to analyse what is going on further, generating new themes, new theory and making connections. Finally, students demonstrate understanding of political and policy structures, coming up with strategies and planning for action.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 36.00 Independent   : 164.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Enable students to apply their understanding the nature of social sciences and its applications to a real world context

    • Enable students to manage their learning and work as a member of a team and autonomously.

    • Develop students’ confidence, intellectual curiosity and ability to manage and applying their learning within the social sciences to applied situation

    • Enable students to be confident in researching topics and concepts within the social sciences from a multitude of sources

    • Ensure students have a grounding in evaluating arguments, abstract concepts and data in the social sciences and make appropriate judgements in real world situations

    • Develop in students key transferable skills including the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility, decision-making and other abilities needed to undertake further study

     

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

    • Apply their understanding of the knowledge base of the social sciences to real world situations, illuminating current debates within them

    • Apply their knowledge of education and the education system, including the nature of knowledge and learning about social sciences

    • Analyse and relate their experiences to underlying theoretical frameworks and approaches within social sciences, carrying out appropriate research.

    • Develop skills in group work, literacy, reading, writing, numeracy and use learning resources

    • Take responsibility for initiating and completing tasks and procedures in conjunction with others

    • Take responsibility for self and others, including the community, and work in a professional and ethical manner

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - Pass/Fail Element: Adherence to Group and Individual Learning Contracts

    Component 2 - 50% Community Profile (Groups of 3-6, 1500 words)

    Component 3 - 50% Group Presentation of Community Plan (30 minutes, 1500 words equivalent)

  5. PROPOSAL FOR SUCCESSFUL FURTHER STUDY
    (Compulsory) fys005
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    In this module students will investigate, and have the opportunity to make a case for the course they wish to go on to study, and how they will overcome any barriers. They will have the opportunity to undertake both desk-based research and interviews with lecturers and current students. They are expected to reflect upon their direct experiences of the teaching of at least two courses, and expose themselves to a real world experience related to their choice as negotiated with the tutors, the potential subject tutors and their study group. Students will create a poster that identifies which course they want to study, why, what the barriers may be for them, and how they are going to overcome them.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 36.00 Independent   : 164.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Enable students to build on their core understanding of the nature of social sciences and identify which aspect of the social sciences they wish to specialize in and why

    • Enable students to understand and articulate their intended journey within the structures of education and show how they are now prepared for degree level study.

    • Enable student to demonstrate how they have developed confidence, intellectual curiosity and the ability to manage their learning.

    • Enable students to show how they have adjusted to the demands of learning at HE level and can function in a modern professional environment and have acquired sufficient information and digital literacy.

    • Ensure students can demonstrate their grounding in evaluating arguments, abstract concepts and data are able to make judgments and to frame appropriate questions to achieve a solution - or identify a range of solutions - to a problem

    • To enable students to demonstrate how they have developed the key transferable skills necessary for further study and employment including: the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility, decision-making, communication to multiple.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

    • Demonstrate an understanding of the knowledge base and current areas of debate within the social sciences and their intended study area

    • Show understanding of their own motivations, fears and barriers to further study

    • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of appropriate strategies for being successful in HE 

    • Show how their experiences relate to underlying theoretical frameworks and approaches within social sciences and their intended subject

    • Investigative options and communicate results effectively, including how they will traverse the HE environment and assessment regimes such as exams, assignments etc and develop specific skills in group work, literacy, reading, writing, numeracy and using learning resources

    • Assesses own capabilities against given criteria.

    • Take the responsibility for initiating and completing tasks and procedures, adapting own behaviour to meet obligations to others.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - Pass/Fail Element: Adherence to Group and Individual Learning Contracts

    Component 2 - 100% Poster Presentation (2000 word equivalent, plus 10 minute discussion)

Arts and Humanities Degrees (with Foundation Year)

Honours Degree , Full-time

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Key Details

  • 1 Year
  • 3501 Course Code
  • Full Time
English class

Overview

Entry Requirements

Students will ideally require 48 UCAS points to access the programme. However, as all applicants will be invited to interview, there is opportunity to discuss any circumstances that may have affected the gaining of level three credits.

Those with considerable work and life experience of a complexity that demonstrates an aptitude to study at degree level, but with no formal qualifications, will also be accepted. Different degree pathway options available at the end of the Foundation year have different additional entry requirements.

Apply Online

In order to qualify for study finance, applicants much choose a specific Foundation Year entry route from the list below. Although you will apply for a specific course via UCAS you will study the Foundation Year in Arts and Humanities then progress on to your chosen 3 year undergraduate course in your 2nd year of study at Newman.

Apply now: Drama, Theatre and Applied Performance (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: W410

Apply now: English (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Q310

Apply now: English and Creative Writing (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Q3W8

Apply now: History (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: V110

Apply now: Liberal Arts (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Y110

Apply now: Theology and Philosophy (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: V6V5

Contact Details

Contact for admissions enquiries:

Tel: 0121 476 1181 (Ext. 2386)
Email: admissions@newman.ac.uk

Contact for course specific enquiries:

Dr Fiona Reid (Assistant Dean – Arts and Humanities)
Email:  f.reid@newman.ac.uk

 

 

Course Fees

Fees per academic year: 2019/20* Full-time: £9,250

* Fees shown are for 2019/20 academic year. The University will review tuition fees and increase fees in line with any inflationary uplift as determined by the UK Government, if permitted by law or government policy, in subsequent years of your course. It is anticipated that such increases would be linked to RPI (the Retail Price Index excluding mortgage interest payments).

Additional Information

General Academic Regulations: Terms and Conditions for students attending our courses

Modules

Optional Modules: find out how the University deals with changes that may occur in some eventualities

Timetables: find out when information is available to students

For module information on the subsequent 3 years of the course please visit the relevant undergraduate course page.

  1. DISSERTATION
    (Compulsory) peu601
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module builds on prior learning and offers students the opportunity for further development of their skills, knowledge and understanding through conducting an independent research project. The project is regarded as an important exercise for developing students’ abilities to formulate appropriate research design and procedures, to collect and present in an appropriate and meaningful way, to conduct a critical analysis of relevant literature, and to demonstrate their understanding and application of theoretical principles. The dissertation must be specific to their degree pathway.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 15.00 Independent   : 385.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 400.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to: 

    • Provide the student with an opportunity for personal development in applying prior theoretical and practical learning to a selected topic demonstrating her/his ability to carry out a sustained piece of independent work
    • Encourage individual thought, initiative, time management, good skills of written communication and in-depth understanding of a particular sport and exercise related issue

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

    • Undertake a substantial piece of independent research relevant to the degree programme.
    • Critically interpret data of different kinds and appraise the strengths and weaknesses of approaches adopted         
    • Research and assess paradigms, theories, principles, concepts and factual information, and apply such skills in explaining and solving problems
    • Produce a sustained independent study, which includes: critical evaluation of literature and study design, application of appropriate methodology, and analysis gained from the research.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 20% Poster Presentation (600 words, 5 minute presentation and 5 minute defence)

    Component 2 - 80% Dissertation (10000 words)

  2. SOCIOLOGY OF SPORT AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module provides the opportunity to apply sociological theory to a range of contemporary issues and relevant vocational issues in sport throughout society. Students will also be encouraged to analyse the adequacy of the application of sociological theories to sport and exercise.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 36.00 Independent   : 164.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to: 

    • Develop understanding in a range of contemporary and vocationally relevant issues in sport and society.
    • Use sociological theory to explain various issues in sport and exercise.
    • Evaluate the appropriateness of different sociological approaches to explaining sport and society.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

    • Critically analyse evidence in sport and exercise from a sociological perspective.
    • Demonstrate a critical understanding of sociological theory in explaining issues in sport and exercise.
    • Critically discuss contemporary and vocationally relevant issues in sport and society.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 40% Group Presentation (Paired) with Viva (10 minutes in total)

    Component 2 - 60% Essay (2500 words)

  3. OBESITY AND HEALTH
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module explores the correlates of obesity from physiological, psychological and social perspectives and examines the links between lifestyle, behaviour, health and well-being.  It aims to further develop competencies in the appraisal of health status and critical analysis of exercise prescription with reference to health-related fitness, weight management and fat-loss programmes.  Additionally, the module considers classic studies and recent research evidence.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 36.00 Independent   : 164.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Develop in-depth knowledge of concepts, principles, theories and research findings on obesity and health
    • Develop skills and in-depth understanding of appropriate physiological, psychological and social factors responsible for people’s health-related behaviours.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

    • Describe in detail the various correlates of obesity, and the concepts and principles underlying exercise, physical activity, and fitness for health
    • Synthesise, Interpret and critically analyse epidemiological and experimental intervention research
    • Evaluate the efficacy of exercise prescription for obesity and health across diverse populations
    • Appraise the moral, ethical and safety issues which directly pertain to obesity and health-related study.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 50% Essay (2000 words)

    Component 2 - 50% Examination (2 hours)

  4. COACHING PEDAGOGY 2
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module will further develop students’ knowledge and understanding of coaching pedagogy from a theoretical as well as a practical standpoint. This module will require the application of particular sub-disciplines within coaching science to practical activities. This is intended to provide an opportunity to approach sport problems from an interdisciplinary viewpoint and an opportunity to conduct and present a small scale applied project focusing on an applied sport.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 36.00 Independent   : 164.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to: 

    • Develop critical understanding of theories and concepts underpinning disciplines in sport coaching
    • Develop skills in observing and analysing sport skills  
    • Enable students to work with and evaluate the effectiveness of both a multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary approach to the application of coaching science.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

    • Plan and design an observation of a sport skill
    • Evaluate a skill in order to inform an intervention
    • Design a multi-disciplinary intervention to improve performance
    • Demonstrate a critical understanding the methods of acquiring, interpreting and analysing information appropriate to sport coaching science.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 30% Presentation (5 minutes)

    Component 2 - 70% Report (2500 words)

  5. INVESTIGATING SPORT AND EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module aims to develop students’ skills in investigating contemporary issues in sport and exercise psychology. Following the presentation and discussion of a range of current issues in sport and exercise psychology, students will have the chance to conduct and communicate their own research into one of the areas discussed.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 36.00 Independent   : 164.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to: 

    • Provide students with an opportunity to develop a critical understanding of contemporary issues in sport and exercise psychology
    • Allow students understand psychological factors involved in sport and exercise contexts by designing and implementing empirical research
    • Provide students with an opportunity to consider how key theories can be used to explain behaviour in varied sport and exercise contexts and situations.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

    • Demonstrate critical understanding of a specific area of sport and exercise psychology
    • Critically assess and evaluate psychological evidence
    • Plan, design, execute and communicate piece of research in sport and exercise psychology
    • Collect, describe, interpret and analyse psychological data to investigate behaviour in sport and exercise contexts.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 100% Poster Presentation (600 words, 10 minutes)

  6. CRITICAL ISSUES IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module sets out to critically appraise both multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary approaches to contemporary issues in physical education.  Problems identified in professional practice are subjected to critical examination and experiences are designed to permit the student to interpret research at the forefront of the discipline and to communicate their results.  Students will be expected to challenge accepted theoretical positions, to assess and evaluate alternative evidence and to search for new ways of solving problems.  A critical appraisal will be made of the moral, ethical and legal issues that underpin best practice.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 36.00 Independent   : 164.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to: 

    • Study the social, economic and cultural diffusion, distribution and impact of physical education on the development of sporting opportunities for lifelong involvement and for the nurture of elite performers
    • Critically examine contemporary policies and practices in schooling the body through physical education and school sport
    • Use both a multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary approach to study, drawing as appropriate from service, research and professional context
    • Address the moral, ethical, environmental and legal issues which underpin best practice.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

    • Critically review, consolidate and extend a coherent body of knowledge about physical education and make recommendations for good practice.
    • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of physical education in the schooling process through reflective academic and professional analysis.
    • Evaluate information critically using concepts and evidence from a range of disciplines and be able to synthesise the evidence to provide a personal view on critical contemporary issues in physical education.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 50% INDIVIDUAL PRESENTATION, 10 MINUTES

    Component 2 - 50% EXAMINATION, 2 HOURS

  7. SPORTS EVENTS MANAGEMENT
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module will require students – as a group - to conceive, plan, implement and evaluate a sport event, which responds to the current UK sport development and policy context. The structure, function and operation of sports events in the United Kingdom will be critically analysed, enabling an identification of the main issues facing the development of sports policy within the United Kingdom and beyond. Responding to the needs of the sport, charity and/ or community sectors, students will oversee all aspects of sport event management, allowing them to develop the practical, work-based competencies required for graduate level positions in the sports industry.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 36.00 Independent   : 164.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims:

     

    • To develop an understanding of the roles and importance of events in addressing sports policy directives.

    • To develop an understanding of how academic theory relates and informs sport event management and development.

    • To illustrate the importance of the planning processes in the development of a successful event.

    • To develop an understanding of the manager’s role in the planning and delivery of a successful event.

    • To provide an opportunity to develop event management skills and own links to sport industry.

    • To illustrate the importance of evaluation and reflection in sports event management.

       

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

     

    • Conceive, plan, organise, implement and evaluate a sport event.

    • Demonstrate an understanding of the social, cultural and/ or political value of sports events in the world of leisure and sport.

    • Demonstrate a theoretical and practical understanding of the stages of the event management process.

    • Understand the importance of the manager’s role and reflect on their own performance as event managers.

    • Be able to undertake appropriate consultation and assess the needs of participants.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 20% GROUP EVENT PROPOSAL (3000 WORDS)

    Component 2 - 50% TEAM EVENT (2 HOURS)

    Component 3 - 30% REFLECTIVE GROUP PRESENTATION (15 MINS + 5 MINS FOR QUESTIONS)

Arts and Humanities Degrees (with Foundation Year)

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Key Details

  • 3 Years
  • 104/112 Typical UCAS Tariff
  • C600 Course Code
English class

Overview

Entry Requirements

Students will ideally require 48 UCAS points to access the programme. However, as all applicants will be invited to interview, there is opportunity to discuss any circumstances that may have affected the gaining of level three credits.

Those with considerable work and life experience of a complexity that demonstrates an aptitude to study at degree level, but with no formal qualifications, will also be accepted. Different degree pathway options available at the end of the Foundation year have different additional entry requirements.

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In order to qualify for study finance, applicants much choose a specific Foundation Year entry route from the list below. Although you will apply for a specific course via UCAS you will study the Foundation Year in Arts and Humanities then progress on to your chosen 3 year undergraduate course in your 2nd year of study at Newman.

Apply now: Drama, Theatre and Applied Performance (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: W410

Apply now: English (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Q310

Apply now: English and Creative Writing (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Q3W8

Apply now: History (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: V110

Apply now: Liberal Arts (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: Y110

Apply now: Theology and Philosophy (with Foundation Year) UCAS CODE: V6V5

Contact Details

Contact for admissions enquiries:

Tel: 0121 476 1181 (Ext. 2386)
Email: admissions@newman.ac.uk

Contact for course specific enquiries:

Dr Fiona Reid (Assistant Dean – Arts and Humanities)
Email:  f.reid@newman.ac.uk

 

 

Course Fees

Fees per academic year: 2018/19
Full-time UK/EU Students: £9,250*

Fees shown are for 2018/19 academic year. The University will review tuition fees and increase fees in line with any inflationary uplift as determined by the UK Government, if permitted by law or government policy, in subsequent years of your course. It is anticipated that such increases would be linked to RPI (the Retail Price Index excluding mortgage interest payments).

Additional Costs

The programme team advises students to purchase a Newman sports polo shirt.  This is so students can wear the shirt when representing the university externally (e.g., on placements).  The cost is £16.99 (based on 2017/18) and payment of this optional item is due in the first year of study or second year of study (placement).

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is not required for entry into this programme, although it is in many cases required by employers before students can begin their Year 2 (level 5) work placement.  Find out more about completing the DBS application form and the related additional costs.

 

Additional Information

General Academic Regulations: Terms and Conditions for students attending our courses

Modules

Optional Modules: find out how the University deals with changes that may occur in some eventualities

Timetables: find out when information is available to students

For module information on the subsequent 3 years of the course please visit the relevant undergraduate course page.

  1. INVESTIGATING SPORT AND EXERCISE
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module is focuses on introducing and developing skills required to study and investigate sport, exercise and coaching in a Higher Education environment. It considers how information is gathered, used and evaluated in sport and exercise related subjects. Students will gain experience and skills in research design, literature searching, note taking, critical analysis of empirical literature, presenting written argument and evaluating different types of data used in sport and exercise related disciplines.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 48.00 Independent   : 152.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

     

    • Introduce students to concepts of independent learning and analytical thinking.

    • Develop skills in listening to and recording information.

    • Develop students’ academic reading skills.

    • Develop students’ abilities to identify and evaluate different information sources and evidence used in sport and exercise related disciplines.

    • Provide students with a basic knowledge of research in sport and exercise related disciplines.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

     

    • Demonstrate an ability to listen to and accurately record key information from verbal sources.

    • Demonstrate an ability to search for, read and extract key information from academic literature.

    • Demonstrate they are able to construct and support basic arguments with reference to literature. 

    • Demonstrate an ability to evaluate different types of evidence used in sport and exercise.

    • Demonstrate an understanding of research.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - ABSTRACT

    Component 2 - 100% PORTFOLIO (3500 WORDS)

  2. INTRODUCING QUANTITATIVE DATA ANALYSIS IN SPORT AND EXERCISE
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module is focuses on introducing and developing skills required for quantitative data analysis used in sport, exercise and coaching research. Students will be introduced to the use of software packages that facilitate both statistical analysis and data presentation. Understanding and skills will be developed through the use of problem based learning (PBL) and online data analysis tasks.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 24.00 Independent   : 76.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 100.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to: 

    • Develop students’ understanding of the relevance of data analysis and statistics in sport and exercise
    • Develop students’ competence in understanding basic concepts of descriptive and inferential statistics
    • Enable students to understand how to calculate basic statistical techniques to determine differences and relationships.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

    • Demonstrate an understanding of the basic statistical techniques used to determine relationships and differences.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of basic effect size measures
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of 95% Confidence intervals
    • Interpret and report the results of basic statistical analysis.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 100% Online Test of Statistical Analysis (2000 word equivalent)

  3. HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module is designed to develop understanding of the multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary study of health and well-being.  The benefits of physical activity to health and well-being will be explored with reference to public health policy and recommendations.  Theoretical principles of health and risk will be explored from physiological, psychological and sociological perspectives.  The module will provide opportunities for students to apply theoretical concepts in practical sessions. 

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 36.00 Independent   : 164.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to: 

    • Develop knowledge of public health policy in relation to physical activity
    • Develop knowledge of health-related theories and concepts in relation to the disciplines of exercise psychology, exercise physiology the sociology of exercise
    • Develop skills in the evaluation of health, well-being and fitness with due regard for safety, risk and ethical considerations
    • Develop an understanding of the basic anatomy and physiological required understand development of a health, fitness and well-being.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

    • Describe and analyse the role of health policy and recommendations for public health
    • Apply knowledge of theories and concepts in exercise psychology, exercise physiology and sociology of exercise in relation to health and well-being
    • Evaluate the effectiveness of different methods of measuring health, well-being and fitness
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the anatomy and physiological involved in the assessment and development of health, fitness and well-being.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 40% Laboratory Manual (1500 words)

    Component 2 - 60% Portfolio (2500 words)

  4. EXPLORING PRACTICAL SPORT AND EXERCISE
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module will offer students the opportunity to explore some of the disciplines of sport and exercise from a practical perspective. In the areas of biomechanics, physiology, psychology, coaching, and sociology students will gain a real world understanding of contemporary issues within sport and exercise contexts. Through practicals, empirical investigation, problem based learning tasks students will gain a critical approach to the study of sport and exercise.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 36.00 Independent   : 164.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to: 

    • Develop students’ understanding of sport and exercise in both academic and practical terms within a framework of critical evaluation
    • Promote students’ appreciation of how theory relates to practice in sport and exercise contexts
    • Develop students’ understanding of how scientific knowledge of sport and exercise settings is gained.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

    • Make effective use of theoretical knowledge and understanding within practical sport and exercise settings
    • Observe, apply, and evaluate key concepts within practical sport and exercise settings
    • Gather, analyse, interpret, and evaluate scientific data from practical sport and exercise settings.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 60% Portfolio (2500 words)

    Component 2 - 40% Group Presentation (10 minutes)

  5. PARTICIPATION IN SPORT AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module sets out to promote an understanding of the factors that affect participation in sport and physical activity. Further to this, strategies for encouraging participation in sport and exercise will also be considered.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 36.00 Independent   : 164.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to: 

    • Enable students to gain a basic understanding of the socio-cultural factors in sport and the relationship between sport and the society
    • Allow students to investigate selected psychological theories and models related to sport and exercise participation
    • Develop a knowledge and understanding of the basic factors that contributes to effective coaching for participation.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

    • Demonstrate an understanding of factors that influence participation in sport and exercise
    • Critically discuss the content and application of psychological models related to sport and exercise participation
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the basic factors that contribute to effective coaching for participation.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 60% Essay (2000 words)

    Component 2 - 40% Group Presentation (10 minutes)

  6. INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN MOVEMENT
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module takes a multi-disciplinary approach to investigating and understanding human movement from a biomechanical and physiological perspective. This module is designed to introduce the fundaments of functional anatomy and physiology, particularly the skeletal, neural, muscular, metabolic, respiratory and cardiovascular systems. The focus will be on the understanding of the biomechanics of movement and the physiological adjustments in response to the demands of sport and exercise.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 36.00 Independent   : 164.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to: 

    • Develop students’ understanding of human movement
    • Promote students’ appreciation of the integration of the disciplines involved in human movement.
    • Develop an understanding of the anatomy, physiology & biomechanics related to the assessment, development and maintenance of human movement.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

    • Demonstrate understanding of human movement in physiological and biomechanical contexts.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the anatomy, physiology and biomechanics involved in the assessment, development and maintenance of exercise performance.
    • Discuss the integrative nature of various body systems in human movement and performance.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 60% e-Portfolio (2000 words equivalent)

    Component 2 - 40% Examination (2 hours)

  7. INTRODUCTION TO WORK RELATED LEARNING
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module aims to equip students with the knowledge and self-management skills to make informed choices in preparing for work placement and the transition to employment or further study on graduation.  

    Learners will be provided with the opportunities to develop awareness of the workplace, identify different career and study options, recognise and articulate their own experience, accomplishments and talents and plan and implement career management strategies for the short and long term.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 12.00 Independent   : 88.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 100.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Support students in developing informed choices about the career pathways available to them, in relation to their subject choices.
    • Prepare students for work-based learning and the application / exploration of subject knowledge in the workplace.

    • Encourage students to make connections between their learning, placement choice, future job aspirations and contribution to society.

    • Enable students to build confidence in securing work placements and future employment.

    • Support students in reflecting upon their preparation for their work placement and future employment.  

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have had the opportunity to:

    1. Examine how their experiences, accomplishments, and abilities relate to employer expectations.

    2. Demonstrate engagement with, and an understanding of, graduate employment pathways and employability issues relating to their own career aspirations.

    3. Research organisations for the purposes of securing a work placement.

    4. Reflect upon their learning and development.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 100% Reflective Essay and Appendix, 2000 words

  1. QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS IN SPORT AND EXERCISE
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module aims to enable students to gain both theoretical and practical experience within key areas of quantitative research methods. Providing this body of knowledge will act as preparation for more advanced studies at Level 6. It offers the opportunity for students to acquire the necessary skills to conduct independent research in any of the sub-disciplines involved in investigating areas of sports, exercise and coaching related topics.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 24.00 Independent   : 76.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 100.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to: 

    • Develop an understanding of a range of quantitative statistical methods used to make judgements about data under analysis  in sport and exercise disciplines.

    • Develop an understanding of how to conduct quantitative statistics used in sport and exercise disciplines.

    • Develop an understanding of interpreting and drawing conclusions from the results of quantitative statistical analyses in sport and exercise disciplines.

    • Develop an understanding of how to report quantitative statistical results in the correct format.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

    • Conduct a range of quantitative techniques such as t-tests, Anova and regression to determine differences, relationships and make predictions.

    • Gain practical experience in collecting quantitative data.

    • Interpret and draw conclusions from the results of quantitative statistical analyses.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 100% ONLINE DATA ANALYSIS TASK (1 HOUR)

  2. PRINCIPLES OF SPORT AND EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module offers students an opportunity to explore some major personality and social-psychological constructs and theories that can be used to explain behaviour and performance in sport and exercise settings. Students will develop an understanding and critical awareness of how specific psychological principles can influence achievement and participation in sport and exercise contexts.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 36.00 Independent   : 164.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to: 

    • Develop students’ knowledge of some fundamental contemporary psychological theories related to sport and exercise.
    • Enhance students’ understanding and critical awareness of specific psychological constructs related to individuals’ participation in sport and exercise settings.
    • Promote students’ ability to investigate theoretical constructs as they are applied to sport and exercise contexts.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

    • Make effective use of in-depth knowledge and understanding of an area of sport and exercise psychology.
    • Critically assess and conceptualise individual behaviour within a sport and exercise context.
    • Gather and critically evaluate psychological evidence using appropriate research methodologies and data sources. 
    • Describe, analyse, interpret, and evaluate psychological information and data relevant for solving problems in a sport and exercise psychology perspective.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 60% Journal Style Article (1500 words)

    Component 2 - 40% Group Presentation (10 minutes, Groups of 2)

  3. SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES ON CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN SPORT
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module sets out to promote an understanding of the contribution to knowledge in sport made by sociological perspectives. A critical assessment of publications on contemporary issues in sport is promoted and an appreciation for the use of theory in explaining such issues is developed.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 36.00 Independent   : 164.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to: 

    • Provide a critical appreciation of the contemporary issues in sport and exercise in a variety of participant groups.
    • Develop understanding of sociology and its relevance to understanding sport and exercise.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

    • Critically engage with and interpret information regarding contemporary issues in sport.
    • Demonstrate the application of the sociological theory to sport and the contemporary issues in sport throughout society.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - Pass/Fail Element - Group Presentation (7 minutes)

    Component 2 - 100% Examination (2 hours)

  4. COACHING PEDAGOGY 1
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module is designed to provide an introduction into pedagogy and coaching science. It seeks to develop students’ working knowledge of the coaching process, for physical education and sport and support the development of basic skills in sports coaching through demonstration, practical application and delivery. It aims to provide students with an understanding of major pedagogical principles associated with successful coaching. Students will be encouraged to link theory from pedagogy, exercise physiology and sport psychology to their practical experiences.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 36.00 Independent   : 164.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to: 

    • Demonstrate a key theories and concepts underpinning disciplines in sport coaching
    • Equip students with a basic understanding of Sports coaching and its scientific and pedagogic underpinnings
    • Provide basic knowledge, understanding, scholarship and critical judgement appropriate for employment or further study in Sports Coaching Science or a related discipline in local or international contexts
    • Develop the ability to flexibly apply coaching skills in a range of practice environments.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

    • Evaluate the characteristics and behaviour of a sports coach and their interactions with a range of participants
    • Develop thoughtful self-reflection on theory and practical experience to address challenges faced by the sports coach
    • Demonstrate and reflect upon practical skills fundamental to Sport coaching with due regard for safety (risk assess) and enhanced considerations.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 60% Coaching Plan and Session (7 minutes)

    Component 2 - 40% Report (1000 words)

  5. EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module offers students the opportunity to learn about the determinant of exercise performance and bodily responses to exercise and the implications for health and performance. Students will also learn how exercise metabolism allows for and limits exercise of different durations and intensities. The influence of the environment and nutrition on performance and health will also be examined. Students will also gain practical skills in the assessment of exercise performance and nutrition.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 36.00 Independent   : 164.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to: 

    • Develop and consolidate an understanding of exercise metabolism.
    • Develop and consolidate an understanding of the physiological systems involved in muscle contraction.
    • Develop a critical appreciation of the metabolism underpinning different modes, intensities and durations of exercise and the implications for health and performance.
    • Develop an appreciation of the influences nutrition and the environment may have on health and performance.
    • Develop key practical skills in the assessment of exercise performance and health.

      

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

    • Discuss and evaluate the energetics of exercise in relation to the intensity, mode and duration.
    • Discuss and evaluate the determinants of endurance, supra-maximal and strength exercise performance.
    • Conduct a range of physiological assessments for exercise performance and health.
    • Discuss and evaluate the influence of nutrition and environment on exercise performance.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 50% Laboratory Report (2000 words)

    Component 2 - 50% Examination (2 hours)

  6. PEDAGOGICAL STUDIES IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module is designed to give students insight into the teaching and learning of physical education as appropriate for a specialist teacher of physical education.  It encourages the development of critical self-reflection skills, the exploration of theoretical principles, and the ability to relate the knowledge gained to the practical implications of teaching physical education and youth sport in educational settings.  Students will participate in practical sessions providing peer / team teaching opportunities.  Students will also be required to organise and undertake time in educational settings (outside of taught sessions and self-arranged).

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 36.00 Independent   : 164.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to: 

    • Develop an appreciation of the various pedagogical and professional considerations to enhance the teaching and learning of physical education and sport in educational settings.
    • Develop plan, design, manage and deliver practical activities using appropriate teaching methods whilst demonstrating high levels of relevant teaching skills.
    • Develop confidence in the application of skills developed to settings-based practice, and to include regard for safety, risk assessment and ethical considerations.
    • Develop the skills of self-evaluation and reflection in order to adapt to the needs of learners.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

    • Demonstrate a practical and theoretical awareness of issues relating to physical education pedagogy.
    • Self-evaluate their teaching effectiveness in relation to a selection of current Teachers’ Standards (applied to physical education and / or sport in educational settings).
    • Describe, synthesise, interpret, and analyse relevant information in order to evaluate the effectiveness of teaching upon children’s and young people’s learning in physical education and school sport.
    • Demonstrate that they can effectively plan, design, manage and deliver effective practical activities with continuous regard for safety, risk assessment and ethical considerations.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 100% Portfolio (3000 words, plus a 2000 word appendix)

  7. SPORT, DEVELOPMENT AND POLICY
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    Sport development (SD) is a complex and contested term; its meaning is arguably only politically and geographically contingent. Students will, therefore, be introduced to a variety of political ideologies and to how they shape the contexts and meanings of sport development for SD professionals, policy actors and communities. Through this module’s critical exploration of the political contexts in which sport development and policy actors exist, on completion of the module students will be better placed to understand and analyse the politico-sporting climate of the UK and beyond. To this end, not only does this module enable students to improve their knowledge of the politics driving sport policy, it will encourage students to explore a range of political ideologies and their applications to SD and sports policy.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 36.00 Independent   : 164.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00 <