University of Leicester

United Kingdom

Available Courses

On successful completion of the module, students should be able to describe the principles of marketing and apply them to a broad range of case studies, critically analyse the evolution of marketing theory and practice, explain the role of frameworks in the development of marketing strategies, assess the nature and appropriateness of a market orientation for differing contexts, and identify the importance and approaches to segmentation and targeting

On successful completion of the module, students should be able to understand the nature and key features of the employment relationship and the place of HRM in it, describe the competing perspectives on HRM in terms of their historical and cultural development, define the strategic and operational aspects of HRM that drive business productivity, discuss patterns and trends in aspects of HR practice and reflect on and articulate motivations, strengths and weaknesses of developing one or more transferable skills.

On successful completion of the module, students should be able to:
– Describe the influence of individual ability and personality on work-related behaviours – Discuss key principles of motivation and job satisfaction
– Analyse the forces affecting group processes and performance
– Assess the advantages and disadvantages of different organisational structures, with particular reference to organisational contingencies
– Examine the culture of an organisation and its role

On completion of this module, all students will be able to:
– Identify the key debates and theoretical perspectives within the areas of media research that study news production.
– Assess the impact of the market logic on every aspect of news production. • Analyse how the internet is changing news production.
– Assess the influence of newsgathering and delivery technologies on the practice of journalism in specific areas such as war, crime and sport.
– Apply the learned theoretical material to specific news stories.

On successful completion of the module, students should be able to:
– Evaluate the decision-making processes and logistic considerations required in the planning and undertaking of an archaeological excavation.
– Implement a geophysical survey and interpret its results.
– Interpret excavated features from an archaeological site.
– Demonstrate how different forms of archaeological evidence are recorded and what information they can provide.
– Identify the value of the long-term chronological perspective in affirming the three pillars of sustainability – economic, social and environmental – and recognise the key cultural contexts within which they can be nurtured.
– Examine historical and contemporary ethics in order to shape and implement a conscientious and informed approach to effecting a sustainable future.

By the end of the module, students should be able to:
– Provide an account of the primary focus of International Relations and the debates that have shaped the discipline since its inception.
– Demonstrate an understanding of the core concepts which define contemporary International Relations scholarship.
– Apply these concepts in order to produce rigorous accounts of major trends, dynamics and events within contemporary global politics.
– Critically engage with the assumptions, limits and omissions of these concepts in order to challenge ‘common sense’ understandings of International Relations.

On successful completion of the module, students should be able to:
• Use appropriate strategies to record and learn vocabulary so that they can expand the range of vocabulary they use.
• Distinguish near-synonyms by comparing collocation, connotation and word grammar.
• Apply lexical approaches to chunking language.
• Investigate vocabulary for their own academic field in order to improve their ability to communicate in their discipline.
• Use dictionaries, corpora, concordancers, the Academic Word List and other resources effectively in order to prioritise high-frequency vocabulary, and to use vocabulary more accurately.

On successful completion of the module, students should be able to:
• Demonstrate ability to express complex ideas and concepts in written English with accuracy and fluency
• Apply key concepts in media studies (such as semiotics, genre, narrative, ideology) to the analysis of media texts
• Analyse features of discourse across media texts
• Evaluate schools of thought on contemporary media issues
• Compose a discourse analysis of media texts

On completion of the module, successful students should be able to:
– Explain the fundamentals of imperative programming and write elementary programs;
– Analyse simple problems and write solution programs using variables, types, expressions and basic operators, conditional and looping control structures, functions and I/O and exceptions;
– Describe techniques for simple software design and development using very simple algorithms and data structures;
– Write simple programs involving text and file I/O, and data types such as strings, numbers, lists, tuples;
– Make use of editors and development environments;
– Describe fundamentals of OO programming and write simple OO programs using classes and objects

On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
– Review the nature, status, use, and presentation of material culture in archaeology, including displaying an understanding of academic integrity through appropriate referencing and citation procedures
– Analyse, sort, and deploy data from workshop activities, online/digital archive, catalogue, collections database searches
– Conduct research into, and present a group project on an archaeological problem
– Reflect on and articulate motivations, strengths and experience of developing one or more transferable skills

On successful completion of the module, students should be able to:
– Explain the development of the digital media;
– Differentiate between micro- and macro-level digital media effects;
– Identify and describe key concepts of digital media;
– Identify and describe key concepts of digital media;
– Illustrate understanding of the key concepts of digital media using appropriate social science/media theories
– Apply digital media technologies for academic purposes, such as Skype.

On successful
completion of the module, the student will be able to:
– Critically evaluate Sociological theory relating to the built environment and its relationship with society
– Develop a critical knowledge of urban and rural life through synthesis of sociological, criminological and psychological perspectives.
– Critically examine the issues of managing individual and group identities in a variety of real-world social settings
– Demonstrate a critical knowledge of the nature of the changing built environment, from modernity, through postmodernity, and into supermodernity
– Develop the skills of viewing contemporary society through an increasingly sophisticated sociological lens.

On completion of this module, students should be able to:
– Specify the important role of sensory systems in perceiving and interacting with the world around us
– Identify how the brain governs key perceptual and cognitive functions
– Define how different experimental techniques can be employed to study sensory and cognitive processing
– Communicate how scientific principles can be applied to perceptual operations and to higher-level cognitive functions such as reading.
– Organise, analyse, condense and prioritise information and form judgements on the basis of evidence

On successful completion of the module, students should be able to:
– Define key ideas in creative computing
– Discuss the relationship between creativity and computing
– Explain the consequences of the relationships between creativity and computing
– Assess the impact of computers on creativity
– Analyse problems and their creative solutions

On successful completion of the module, students should be able to:
– define key geographical concepts, such as place, space, spatiality, scale and network;
– discuss how geographers have studied contemporary geographies of globalization;
– describe geographical identity, difference and inequality at various spatial scales;
– outline how place, spatiality and networks matter to a variety of social, cultural, economic and political processes that are studied by contemporary geographers.

By the end of the module students should be able to:
– Demonstrate skills in digital data collection, analysis and geographical representation
– Reflect on how digital phenomena, practices and approaches can influence contemporary global challenges.

By the end of the module, students should be able to:
• Demonstrate an understanding of some key topics relating to political analysis and approaches to the study of politics.
• Identify and evaluate important empirical and theoretical frameworks in the study of politics.
• Demonstrate skills in writing and research, and academic integrity in their submitted work through appropriate use of academic citation and referencing conventions for the discipline.

By the end of the module students should be able to:
– Explain the nature and evolution of international politics in the Cold War era 1945-1989.
– Recognise the origins and development of the Cold War and the role of principal actors during it
– Identify key events and technologies, and consider their importance to the Cold War era
– Assess the merits of the schools of historiographical thought on the major debates of the Cold War.

At the end of this module students should be able to:
– Identify and describe the arguments and key concepts developed in the thought of five political thinkers, and their influence on
political theory
– Analyse the writings of key political thinkers using the original texts as source material
– Evaluate the model of the social contract as a way of approaching political theorising
– Synthesise the ideas of the key political thinkers studied on the module with the academic literature written about them

On successful completion of the module, students should be able to:
– Identify and explain key theoretical approaches to international relations
– Show how classic texts have informed the theorisation of international relations
– Interpret and evaluate prominent theoretical claims about international relations
– Apply key concepts and claims to contemporary international relations
– Differentiate between theories of international relations