YORK ST JOHN UNIVERSITY - INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE - Prospectus 2022

 
YORK ST JOHN UNIVERSITY - INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE - Prospectus 2022
INTERNATIONAL Prospectus
UNDERGRADUATE 2022
YORK ST JOHN UNIVERSITY - INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE - Prospectus 2022
INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS                                                                                                 YORKSJ.AC.UK

                                                         An overseas study adventure will
                                                         be one of the most enjoyable and
                                                         unforgettable times of your life.

       IN CHARACTER                                      At York St John University we offer a truly
                                                         life-changing UK study experience, and
                                                                                                         interviewing skills, a CV and a personalised
                                                                                                         career plan. Our Grad2Director and
                                                         we’ll help you every step of the way.           Grad2Freelancer programmes are available
                                                                                                         to all international students and will support
                                                         Mixing with students from over 100
                                                                                                         you to start up your own business
                                                         countries, you’ll enjoy rich classroom
                                                                                                         either in the UK or back home.
                                                         discussions and diverse perspectives,

       IN PERSPECTIVE
                                                         get to experience a new culture, and            We also offer placement opportunities
                                                         develop a global network of friends.            across most of our degrees and coupled
                                                         Importantly, you’ll realise the benefits of a   with our extensive links with business,
                                                         prestigious British education with a well-      employers and alumni, as well as our
                                                         established institution that’s climbing in      London campus, we’ll help launch
                                                         the university rankings. With approximately     your career before graduation.
                                                         7,500 students on our York campus, a
                                                                                                         All of this takes place in the beautiful,
                                                         strong community and inclusive ethos,
                                                                                                         safe and historic city of York. Known
                                                         we deliver a truly international experience.
                                                                                                         for its rich history, vibrant student life
                                                         Our small class sizes, individual tutors        and excellent transport links to London,
                                                         for each student, and an open-door              Edinburgh and Manchester, it’s not
                                                         policy, mean our academics will get             surprising that York has been voted the
                                                         to know you by name. Along with our             best UK city (2018) and best Northern city
                                                         strong teaching ratings, you will enjoy         (2019) to live in, by The Sunday Times.
                                                         the benefits of a personalised learning
                                                                                                         We look forward to bringing you
                                                         environment. We are particularly proud
                                                                                                         an international, personalised and
                                                         of our most recent ranking in the
                                         Mohsin Ramzan                                                   transformative study experience, right in
                                                         2019 National Student Survey, which
                                         Head of                                                         the heart of York. We can’t wait to welcome
                                                         placed us 27th out of 122 universities
                                         International                                                   you to our University and global family.
                                                         in the UK for student satisfaction.
                                                         We’ll transform your life and kick-start
                                                         your career. Through our LaunchPad              Mohsin Ramzan
                                                         career centre, we’ll help you develop           Head of International

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                                                          TOP                                         This is a university that
                                                                                                      represents everything
                                                                                                      good about education
                                                                                                         – equality of
                                                                                                      opportunity and
                                                                                                      high aspirations
                                                                                                           for all.
                                                      out of 122                                                      Reeta Chakrabarti
      I think the highlight of being here is the
      feeling of community and inspiration.
                                                      Higher Education
                                                   Institutions in England
                                                                                       OUR CHANCELLOR
      I always feel encouraged to do bigger
      and bolder things and this university
      has become a big part of my personal           for overall student
      identity. To me, this place really is a
      home away from home.
                                                         satisfaction                  Reeta Chakrabarti, esteemed journalist and BBC presenter,
                                                                                       became our Chancellor in March 2020. Throughout her career,
                                                                                       Reeta has championed marginalised groups, promoted the arts
      Morgan | Film Studies and Media                 (National Student Survey 2019)   and reported on some of the biggest issues in the world today.
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                                                                                             94 %                           93 %                           93 %
                                                                                                                       of students are happy         of students have value for
                             As a compact university with a cosy campus, we can              overall student
LEARNING EXPERIENCE
            A PERSONALISED

                                                                                                                         with life on campus             money satisfaction
                             offer you a tailored experience with small class sizes.   satisfaction (International     (International Student          (International Student
                                                                                          Student Barometer                  Barometer                       Barometer
                             Our staff go the extra mile, which is why our student            2019/2020).                   2019/2020).                     2019/2020).
                             satisfaction results are in the top 25% of universities
                             in England. We are also in the top 5 for assessment
                             and feedback, and the top 15 for academic support.
                             With friendly faces and an inclusive learning
                             environment, you will soon feel at home.                     An International Outlook                     Heritage
                                                                                          Study with students from more than           We have been teaching for over 180 years.

                             94%
                                                                                          100 countries.
                             York St John University scored                                                                            Happy Students
                                                                                          A Personalised Experience                    Our students have placed us in the top
                                                                                          Our close community means you will be        30 universities in the UK for student
                                                                                          known by your name, not as a number.         satisfaction (NSS 2019).

                                                                                          A Transformative Journey                     Great Teachers
                                                                                          We will help you launch your career          We are in the UK top ten for teaching
                             for overall student satisfaction.                            before you graduate.                         quality (Times and Sunday Times Good
                             (International Student Barometer 2019/20)                                                                 University Guide 2020).
                                                                                          Living in York
                                                                                          York was voted the best place to live in     Successful Graduates
                             Choose a course you’ll love                                  the UK in 2018, the best northern city in    We are in the top 25 institutions in the
                                                                                          2019 (The Times) and number one city in      UK for graduate employment, 97% are
                             We offer over 100 undergraduate courses and will
                                                                                          the region for student safety (Complete      employed with six months of graduating
                             help you find the one that suits your interests and
                                                                                          University Guide 2017).                      (DLHE 2017).
                             ambitions. We also offer foundation years, which
                             can help to prepare you for degree level study.

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MAKE A
DIFFERENCE
At York St John University you can make a difference. Our courses
engage you in contemporary issues and involve you in impactful
research. Our Institute for Social Justice works with people, partners
and communities to address the inequalities facing society today.

Create the future you want
Our dedicated Careers Team is here to create a career path tailored to
you. We will support you throughout your degree and after you graduate.
Our links with employers, regionally and nationally, can give you valuable
work experience and connections. Most of our courses offer work
placements, helping you to prepare for your next steps.

Be part of a great city
York and its surrounding areas are known for outstanding beauty.
Our growing city centre campus has a strong community feel, offers
fantastic facilities and is the focus of significant investment. The city is
rich in history, heritage and culture. Studying in York is sure to inspire you.

Part of the community
• We are proud of our Converge            • Our Law Clinic offers advice and
  programme. Through this                   assistance to people and small
  scheme our students gain                  businesses who are unable to
  experience and give back to               pay for legal fees.
  the community by delivering
                                          • YSJ Active, which delivers sport
  creative courses for mental
                                            and fitness services for the
  health service users.
                                            university, works with various
• Our Counselling and Mental                groups in the local community.
  Health Centre offers high quality         This includes people who
  and affordable counselling and            have learning disabilities, are
  mental health services to the             suffering from dementia or are
  wider community in York.                  recovering from a stroke. Our
                                            sport students can get involved
                                            in these initiatives.
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The One                                                                                                              Energy

that stands
                                                                                                                     We were the first university in the UK to
                                                                                                                     purchase the majority of our electricity
                                                                                                                     direct from renewable energy generators.

for change
                                                                                                                     Other ways we are improving include:
                                                                                                                     • Ensuring most of our vehicles are electric
                                                                                                                     • Updating heating systems to reduce

Sustainability is as important                                                                                         energy consumption
                                                                                                                     • Introducing LED lighting and triple
to us as it is to you.                                                                                                 glazing to all buildings.

                                                                       Biodiversity

                                               80%
                                               Through various
                                                                       We are proud to have a biodiverse campus.
                                                                       We have introduced tansy plants to support
                                                                       the endangered tansy beetle. These are only
                                                                       found around the River Ouse, which flows
                                                                       through York. Our campus also includes:
                                               projects we expect to
                                                                       • Habitats for hedgehogs
                                               reduce our greenhouse   • Bird boxes for kestrels and
                                               gas emissions by more     peregrine falcons
                                                                       • A wildlife pond
                                               than 80% by 2030.       • Beehives

                                               5000
As an eco-conscious university, we care                                • Community allotments.
about sustainability. Many of our courses
offer modules focused on sustainability and
the environment. You can also get involved                                                                           Waste management
with the Environmental Society and the
                                                                                                                     Sustainability does not stop at
Green Ambassador programme through
                                                                                                                     energy efficiency.
the Students' Union.
                                                                                                                     • None of our waste has gone to landfill
We are installing additional sustainable
                                                                                                                       since 2016. The small amount that cannot
energy systems on our sites. This includes
                                                                                                                       be recycled is used to generate energy
solar panels and heat pumps at our St John
Central accommodation site. We will also
                                               We have planted more                                                  • All of the green waste from our campus
be powering the floodlights at our sports      than 5,000 trees on                                                     is recycled through composting
                                                                                                                     • Our food waste is used to generate biogas
facilities using solar energy that is stored
in recycled car batteries.
                                               our sites in the past                                                   for energy and low carbon fertiliser.
                                               few years.
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INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS                                                                            YORKSJ.AC.UK

We RECOGNISE
YOU and know                                                                                      For teaching quality

your POTENTIAL                                               in the UK
                                                                                                   in The Times and
                                                                                                     Sunday Times
                                                                                                    Good University
You are an individual.                                                                                Guide 2020
You have thoughts, ideas
and opinions like no one else.
Not only do we recognise that, we encourage it.
We make your learning experience personal and
let your ideas and the topics that interest you shape it.
In your first week, you will meet your academic tutor,
a member of staff who can support you through
your time with us. They will help you develop your
ideas and get to know you, your interests and
how these can make an impact on the world.
We make seminar sizes small to make
sure your voice is heard.

                                                            The staff at York St John University
                                                            are brilliant. They go out of their way to make
                                                            sure every student feels like a person and not just
                                                            a number. They have made me feel that my voice
                                                            and opinions are not only heard, but respected.
                                                            James | Film Studies and Media

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INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS                                                                                                    YORKSJ.AC.UK

The challenge with the                                                                         We will
GREATEST REWARD                                                                                help you
University will challenge you. Our
ambitious courses will encourage you to
push yourself. We want you to achieve
                                                 These things not only enhance your
                                                 experience, they expand your mind and
                                                 broaden your horizons.
                                                                                                SUCCEED
things you never thought you could and                                                         Our academic staff
                                                 A degree takes hard work, dedication and
get the most out of your experience. Our                                                       are experts in their field.
                                                 perseverance, but it's the challenge that
academic staff will help you get there,                                                        Their research is recognised
                                                 makes the reward so satisfying. You can
supporting you from your first day to the                                                      internationally and they love to
                                                 achieve great things and we will make sure
day you graduate and beyond.                                                                   share that knowledge with you.
                                                 you never feel alone. Our students say time
                                                                                               Work with them to question the
Making sure you settle into your                 and time again that their achievements
                                                                                               status quo and the way the world
course when you arrive is a big part of          make the hard work worth it. They praise
                                                                                               works, engage in debates and push
preparing you for your degree. We make           the support and encouragement provided
                                                                                               your intellectual boundaries.
sure that the first week you spend with          by our staff and when they graduate
us is dedicated to getting to know your          in York Minster, they are proud
tutors, peers, our campus and the support        of what they have achieved.
available to you. That way you are ready
to embrace the challenges of your course,
confront the big issues of today and
make an impactful change.                                                                        At its best, teaching is a
Our dedicated International Student
                                                                                                 dialogue, and when students
Support Team host a Welcome Week,                                                                question the nature of knowledge,
specifically designed to support you in                                                          it brings the best out of all of us.
                                                    Developing
settling into life, both in the UK and at York
                                                    meaningful working                           You can work with us as producers
St John. See page 42 for more details.
                                                    relationships with my                        of knowledge. I’ve developed aspects
The opportunities for learning and growth           students is very important
                                                                                                 of my work by working with students
go beyond the classroom. With us you will           to me. We are really community
experience new things and step outside              minded at York St John University.           in classes. You can help us understand
your comfort zone. University is a time             Our time in the classroom working            our ideas more sharply.
                                                    together and learning from each
to challenge yourself intellectually and
                                                    other is special.
develop your independence.                                                                       Dr Steve Rawle | Senior Lecturer
                                                                                                 in Media Production
We give you the opportunity to go out on            Dr Janine Bradbury | Senior Lecturer
placement, take on an internship, volunteer         in Literature specialising in African
or study abroad.                                    American literature and American
                                                    popular culture

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INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS                                                    YORKSJ.AC.UK

          GRADUATE
          IN STYLE

                                         Graduation is an
                                         unforgettable day
                                         dedicated to you and
                                         your achievements.
                                         It’s a time to look back on the successes,
                                         friendships, challenges and experiences
                                         that make up your degree and be proud
                                         of how far you have come.
                                         When you graduate from York St John
                                         University you get to celebrate this moment
                                         in York’s most iconic building – York Minster.
                                         Soak up the atmosphere and share the
                                         moment with friends, family and staff who
                                         have supported you along the way.
                                         This is your day.

                                         Watch graduation unfold on our website:
                                         yorksj.ac.uk/graduation

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A Transformative
 EXPERIENCE
We are here to help you with what comes next.
You may have a career in mind. Or maybe you                                                                 of York St John University
haven’t even thought about it yet. Wherever you                                                             students were in work or
are heading, we can help get you to where you want                                                          further study 6 months
to be. We offer initiatives to meet your needs and                                                          after graduating.
support you every step of the way.                                                                          (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education 2017)

Can’t wait to take off into your new            Start up support
career? We are your LaunchPad                   We are proud to now be an endorsing
Our careers service, LaunchPad, provides        institution of the Start-up visa, which is
career support tailored to your ambitions.      specifically designed for entrepreneurial
We organise employer events, LinkedIn           international graduates who would like to
and CV sessions, work experience and            start their own business here in the UK.                                   York St John University puts its students above
volunteering opportunities. We will help                                                                                   all else. As an international student, that really
                                                For more information on this scheme please
you gain experience and the confidence                                                                                     meant a lot to me. I was not just an anonymous
                                                visit: www.gov.uk/start-up-visa
to succeed. It’s your career, your way.                                                                                    student in the Business School, I was Panos.
                                                or email us at: careers@yorksj.ac.uk
                                                                                                                           My lecturers took time to get to know me and
For the entrepreneurs
                                                                                                                           supported me through my entire student life.
If you aspire to run your own business, we      To find out more, visit:                                                   It was an amazing academic journey. I also
can help to get you there. Our Grad2Director    yorksj.ac.uk/careers
                                                                                                                           believe that the University offers one of the
and Grad2Freelancer initiatives offer one-to-
                                                                                                                           best careers services for its students.
one coaching, online development and start
up funding. We have already helped many
of our recent graduates launch their own
businesses. Are you ready to start yours?                                                    Panagiotis Dimitriadis, Greece | Business Management
                                                                                             & Human Resource Management BA (Hons) and MBA

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                                                                                                        a life-changing
Hands-on                                                                                                 EXPERIENCE
EXPERIENCE                                                                                              that creates
Placements                                                                                               INDEPENDENCE,
                                                                                                        STRENGTH
At York St John University we offer a range of   Year in industry placements
placement opportunities to suit you and your     These placements are available on almost all
course. Our dedicated Careers, Placements        of our courses. They are your chance to try
and Student Opportunities Team is here to        a career and see if it fits. They will build your

                                                                                                        & GROWTH
help you every step of the way.                  confidence and give you a true taste of working
                                                 life. But here, we do them a little differently. You
Professional placements
                                                 can settle onto your course before you decide
Some of our courses include compulsory           whether a placement year is for you. If you
placements, such as Physiotherapy and            choose this option we will give you the tools you
Primary Education. Our team of experts will      need to succeed in the recruitment process.            Rose | English Literature | Study abroad placement at Stockholm University
source a placement that is right for you and
meets the course requirements, making            Our Careers, Placements and Student
                                                 Opportunities Team help you to make the
sure there are no barriers to your success.
                                                 most of your experience. They offer placement          Go Even Further
Work-related learning                            preparation sessions to help you with your
                                                 CV, practice interview skills and connect with         Studying abroad is an experience you will never forget and
Many of our courses have integrated work
                                                 employers. While on placement you will have            your time in the UK will be an amazing adventure. If you
experience modules with a 15 day placement
                                                 full access to university services and our team        want to experience studies even further afield, most of our
related to your course. They are a great
                                                 is always on hand to help and advise. It’s all         courses have the option to study with one of our partner
way to dip your toe into the world of work,
                                                 part of our flexible, tailored approach.               institutions in the USA, Japan, South Korea, Canada,
try something new and build a valuable
network. The team has fantastic links with       For more information, visit:                           Australia and across Europe for one semester or one year.
local industries to help you find a work         yorksj.ac.uk/placements                                Study Abroad opportunities are permitted on Student
placement that is right for you.                                                                        visas, but you may still need a separate visa for the
                                                                                                        country you want to study in. Many international students
                                                                                                        have taken up this wonderful opportunity to embrace
                                                                                                        yet another culture as part of their UK degrees.
                                                                                                        To find out more, visit: yorksj.ac.uk/studyabroad

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     The best thing
     about being a
     student in York?
     Your beautiful
     city centre campus
     is right in the
     beating heart of it.

                                         NUMBER

                                         LIVE
                                           by The Sunday Times

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    YORK
is such a                                 GREAT
HOMELY CITY                                  and
                                             the
                                                   Our medieval city walls are the best
                                                   persevered in the country, the Shambles is

campus is
                                                   one of the oldest shopping streets in Europe
                                                   and whilst York is only a small city, it’s home
                                                   to over 30 theatres, cinemas, halls and play
                                                   houses. In fact, York has more attractions per

right in the
                                                   square mile than any other city of its size. With
                                                   independent shops, a thriving social scene and
                                                   a uniquely friendly atmosphere, York has it all.

middle of it.
                                                   The years you spend with us won’t feel like
                                                   long enough to take in all that York has to offer.

Ben | Biomedical Science
                                                      I literally fell in love with York St John
                                                      University and the city of York.
                                                      Everyone was so helpful and easy to
        To find out more                              talk to and it really is the perfect size
       about where to go
                                                      for an international student who wants
        and what to see,
       take a look at our
                                                      to experience university life in the UK.
          York Guide.
                                                      Enaelle, France | International Tourism
       yorksj.ac.uk/york
                                                      and Hospitality Management

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York Minster                                            The Yorkshire Dales                                              Newcastle-upon-Tyne

                                                                                                                                                                          Edinburgh

   LIVE
                                                                     Cliffords Tower                                 Whitby Harbour

                    and              Studying in the UK
                                     More than half a million international
                                                                                       Discovering Yorkshire
                                                                                       It could be said that the UK is made up
                                                                                                                                        Exploring Further
                                                                                                                                        York’s public transport is well connected to
                LEARN

                                     students choose to study in the UK each           of England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales             many major UK cities. London, Edinburgh,
                                     year. UK universities are widely considered       and Yorkshire, such is the strength of           Manchester, Newcastle and Liverpool are
                                     as being among the best in the world and          self-identity and pride Yorkshire has.           all under two hours away, whilst the famous
                                     a globally-recognised qualification, from a       Yorkshire is the largest of the UK counties,     Yorkshire countryside and coast is easy
                                     UK university, will super-charge your career.     stretching from the North Sea coast              to get to by bus or train. If you would like
                                                                                       over the Pennine Mountains, and from             to cross over to mainland Europe, a quick
                                     Choosing York                                     the River Tees to the Humber. It is home         ferry from Hull or Newcastle or the Eurostar
                                     Experience the very best of the UK by             to moorland, national parks, ancient             from London, will take you there with ease.
                                     taking your next step with us. York is a city     towns, glorious seaside and vibrant cities       There are also many inexpensive airlines
                                     where ideas come to life and choosing to          rich with culture, shops and eateries.           that fly from nearby airports, including
                                     study here means you will be living within a                                                       Manchester and Leeds Bradford, to
                                     highly academic, fun and forward-thinking                                                          many destinations across Europe.
                                     atmosphere. It is the perfect place for you
                                     to enjoy England at its best and to succeed
                                     in your academic and personal growth.

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                            7   CLIFFORD’S                                                                                       4   THE RIVER
                                TOWER                                                                                                OUSE

                                                9   JORVIK VIKING
                                                    CENTRE
THE CITY OF

                                                                                3   YORK
                                                                                    THEATRE ROYAL       YORK RAILWAY STATION
                                            6   THE SHAMBLES

                                                                                                              2   GILLYGATE

                                                                                                                                                                                         YORK
                                                       8   YORK
                                                           CHOCOLATE
                                                           STORY

                                                                    1   YORK MINSTER

                                                                                                                                          11   YORK ST JOHN
                                                                                                                                               UNIVERSITY
                                                                                                    5   THE CITY WALLS

                   When you study at York St John
                   University you will have the city
                   right on your doorstep.

       1   Graduate in the world-famous                5    Enjoy the city from up high                  8        Discover York’s chocolate heritage    11    York St John University Campus
           York Minster                                     - walk the medieval walls                             at York’s Chocolate Story
       2   Enjoy a coffee or lunch on Gillygate        6    Walk through Europe’s oldest                 9        Step back in time and meet the              Rowntree Park
                                                            street, The Shambles                                  Vikings at the Jorvik Centre                25 minute walk
       3   See a play at York Theatre Royal
                                                       7    Climb Clifford’s Tower for                   10       Soak in the atmosphere of                   York Railway Station
       4   Hire a boat and explore
                                                            the best views of the city                            York’s relaxed city centre                  5 minute walk
           York by river

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JANUARY                                                                                      MAY                               JULY                               SEPTEMBER
York Residents’ Festival                                                                     Tour de Yorkshire is one of       Bloom celebrates horticulture      York Food and Drink Festival
is your chance to explore                                                                    the biggest cycle races in        and flowers in York, with          is the biggest of its kind in the
the city and be a tourist for                                                                the UK and is an outstanding      incredible installations popping   country. For ten days the city
the weekend – for free!                                                                      event, happening right            up everywhere across the city.     centre becomes a magnet for
                                                                                             on our doorstep! Get out                                             foodies from all over the world.
                                                                                                                               The York Early Music
FEBRUARY                                                                                     across Yorkshire to see
                                                                                                                               Festival is the UK’s largest       The York Balloon Fiesta fills
                                                                                             the action in the hills and
                                                                                             dales of our fine county.         festival of classical music        the skies of York with hot air
Europe’s biggest Viking                                                                                                        written before 1750.               balloons from all across the
celebration, the JORVIK Viking                                                               The Eboracum Roman                                                   country, quite the spectacle.
                                                                                             Festival loves to invade our      The York Proms is a delightful
Festival celebrates York’s                                                                                                     outdoor concert with music
illustrious Viking heritage                                                                  city with living history camps
                                                                                                                               from the classical world,          OCTOBER
and includes lectures, guided                                                                and demonstrations, bringing

                                   THE CITY
                                                                                             the Romans home to York.          film, musicals and more.
walks and exciting battle re-                                                                                                  Picnickers relax in the Museum
enactments. Can you compete                                                                                                                                       York Mediale is an
                                                                                             Fossgate is one of York’s         Gardens and enjoy fireworks        international media arts
for the best Viking beard?                                                                   oldest streets, alive with        at dusk. This is a ticketed

                                   OF FESTIVALS
                                                                                                                                                                  festival, which celebrates
The York Ice Trail is two days                                                               independent shops, cafes and      event that sells out fast.         York as the UK’s first and
of fun as you search for over 50                                                             bars, and home to the beautiful                                      only UNESCO Creative
ice sculptures across the city.                                                              Merchant Adventurers’ Hall.       AUGUST                             City of Media Arts.
                                                                                             The street celebrates its
MARCH                              There’s always something                                  character with a party like
                                                                                             no other, that residents and      Yorkshire Day is a day of          NOVEMBER
York Literature Festival
                                   exciting going on in York,                                tourists long look forward to.    celebration for those living
                                                                                                                               in the county. Why not try a       York St John University
celebrates York’s rich
literary and cultural heritage.
                                   whatever the time of year.                                JUNE                              traditional Yorkshire pudding,
                                                                                                                               put on a flat cap and drink
                                                                                                                                                                  Graduation is an unforgettable
                                                                                                                                                                  experience for all of our
Performances, workshops,
poetry, theatre and cinema
                                   Here are some of our top                                  York Pride takes over the
                                                                                                                               some good old Yorkshire Tea?       students who will graduate in
                                                                                                                                                                  York Minster, one of the world’s
                                                                                                                               York Walls Festival is a
will be hosted by various
venues across the city.
                                   picks form the city’s                                     city, with loads of activities,
                                                                                             a parade and a party to           weekend of events dedicated        most magnificent cathedrals.
                                                                                                                               to showcasing York’s heritage.
York Fashion Week is made          vibrant events calendar*                                  celebrate all things LGBTQ+
                                                                                             at the Knavesmire, next           York’s Micklegate Run
                                                                                                                                                                  Aesthetica Film Festival
                                                                                                                                                                  takes place annually showcasing
up of local business owners                                                                  to York Racecourse.               Soapbox Challenge is one           some of the world’s greatest
developing the vibrant             *As a city, York continues to be Covid aware and                                            of the most exciting events        short films, including drama,
fashion community in York.                                                                   York Festival of Ideas is an                                         music video, fashion, comedy,
                                   ensure all events are safe and regulated. Covid may                                         in the festival calendar, as
                                                                                             award-winning festival of                                            documentary, thrillers, animation
                                   lead to restrictions in numbers at events and/or events                                     homemade carts hurtle and
                                                                                             thoughts, featuring world-
APRIL                              being cancelled at short notice. Dates may change.
                                                                                             class speakers, exhibitions,      race down the cobbled streets!     and children’s screenings.
                                                                                             theatre, music and films, most
York Open Studios is an                                                                      of which are free to everyone.                                       DECEMBER
annual community arts event
celebrating the best artists                                                                                                                                      York Christmas Festival is a
and makers living in York.                                                                                                                                        chance to soak up the city’s
                                                                                                                                                                  medieval charm and scents
                                                                                                                                                                  of spiced mulled wine this
                                                                                                                                                                  season, as York is transformed
                                                                                                                                                                  into a Christmas fairy tale.

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     York St John University stood

                                 CAMPUS
                                 OUR
     out to me from the moment I
     arrived. The beautiful old part
     of campus is eye catching
     and the atmosphere when
     walking around the university
     is something else. Everything
     is so cosy, welcoming
     and homely.

     Molly | Journalism

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THE ONE FOR
CREATORS AND
INNOVATORS                                                                          Sports                          Our indoor
                                                                                                                    facilities include:
                                                                                                                                                   Outdoors, we also have:
                                                                                                                                                   • 3 3G pitches for
Our campus is a place where modern buildings meet
Victorian architecture. A place to study in innovative
                                                                                    campus                          • Sports hall
                                                                                                                    • 3 tennis courts
                                                                                                                                                     football and rugby
                                                                                                                                                   • 3 floodlit tennis courts
                                                                                    Just over a mile from our       • Strength and
specialist learning spaces. A place to unwind in award                              main site you will find our       conditioning suite
                                                                                                                                                   • 3 grass football pitches
                                                                                                                                                   • 2 floodlit netball courts
winning gardens.                                                                    sports campus. With an
                                                                                                                    • Human performance            • 2 grass rugby pitches
                                                                                    indoor sports centre and
                                                                                                                      laboratory
                                                                                    57 acres of outside space,                                     • A sprint track.
                                                                                                                    • Sports therapy room
                                                                                    it’s a unique facility that
                                                                                    sets us apart.                  • Café and social spaces.

Creative Centre
Our new Creative Centre              It will include:                               London campus
                                     • 200+ seat theatre
will open later in 2021.             • Critical listening and recital rooms
                                                                                    We are an ambitious institution, always
                                                                                    looking ahead to the future and staying at
                                                                                                                                    is 2 stops away from King’s Cross on
                                                                                                                                    the Underground. This keeps us closely
This is a space for you to           • Specialist music and media studios           the forefront of what is new in education.      connected to the exciting and fast paced
cultivate your creativity            • Editing suites                               Our London campus gives us a base
                                                                                                                                    city. While we only offer postgraduate
                                                                                                                                    degrees in London, the new connections
and bring your ideas to life.        • Computer science laboratories                in the heart of the capital’s creative
                                                                                    business area. London is only 2 hours
                                                                                                                                    and opportunities we explore through our
                                     • Flexible working and collaboration spaces.                                                   campus can benefit all of our students.
                                                                                    away from York by train and our campus
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ACCOMMODATION
We know how important it is to have
somewhere comfortable and safe to call
home when you arrive in the UK. York is
one of the safest and friendliest cities
in the UK, but for added peace of mind,
we offer 24 hour security support on our
accommodation sites. None of our sites
are more than 20 minutes walk from
campus and all have WiFi access.              1.1km to campus                                    0.8km to campus                              0.2km to campus

Find out more about your new home
and how to apply:
                                              THE BRICKWORKS                                     CITY RESIDENCE                               GARDEN STREET
yorksj.ac.uk/accommodation
                                                                         From £162.00                                    From £131.46                           From £118.16
                                                                         per week (42 wks)                               per week (41 wks)                      per week (36 wks)

1.3km to campus                               1.1km to campus                                    1.3km to campus                              0.1km to campus

LIMES COURT                                   THE GRANGE                                         ST JOHN CENTRAL                              49 CLARENCE STREET
                          From £105.02                                   From £104.03                                    From £141.44                           From £135.27
                          per week (41 wks)                              per week                                        per week (41 wks)                      per week (47 wks)
                                                                         (37/40/41 wks)

                                                                                                 Key
                                of first year undergraduate students                                 Ensuite       Laundry            Bike shed
                                are guaranteed accommodation.*
                                                                                                      Accessible rooms         WiFi          Mailbox
                                                *(providing our application deadlines are met)
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      MAKE
                                         University is about more

      FOR LIFE
                                         than your degree. It’s a
                                         time for experiences,
                                         independence and
                                         self discovery. Coming
                                         to university means
                                         meeting people from all
                                         walks of life and from all
                                         over the world. It’s not
                                                                      University has let me
                                         just the content of your     find friends for life.
                                         course that will challenge   I always was very
                                         your assumptions and         introverted but being at
                                                                      York St John has really
                                         broaden your horizons –      made me a happier and
                                         the friends you make as      better person.
                                         you study will enrich your   Luke | History
                                         life and help you to grow.
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                                         Feel part of something
                                         Join one of our sports teams, from
                                         football and netball to ultimate frisbee,
                                         and cheer on your friends in our annual

OUR
                                         varsity competition. Share your love of
                                         theatre and put on a show with the
                                         Musical Production Society or do your

AMAZING
                                         bit for the planet with the Environmental
                                         Society. There are over 60 clubs and

STUDENTS’
                                         societies to join, and if you don’t find
                                         something for you, all it takes to start
                                         a new one is a few like minded people

UNION
                                         and the drive to make it happen.

Our students love the
sense of community                                                                   Have your voice heard
they feel on campus.                                                                 The SU is the collective voice of our
                                                                                     students at university committee level, at
The Students’ Union                                                                  course level via course reps, and locally,
(SU) lets you embrace                                                                regionally and nationally. Every year you will
                                                                                     have the chance to vote for the Students’
all that student life                                                                Union Presidents who will represent you.
has to offer. Join a                                                                 The SU has a dedicated International
sports team, take                                                                    Officer who's role it is to represent you
                                                                                     and give you a voice in wider issues.
up a new hobby,
                                                                                     The SU building includes
campaign for                                                                         a bar and coffee shop and
causes you                                                                           throughout the year hosts
                                                                                     everything from quiz
care about                                                                           nights to karaoke.
and have a                                                                           The SU is a registered
say in how the                                                                       charity and all income
                                                                                     raised by the Students’ Union
university is run.                                                                   is reinvested in services,
                                                                                     activities and support for you.

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SUPPORTING
                                                                                              Global Campus Café                              Our Global Family
                                                                                              Meet fellow students at our weekly Global       Upon graduation you will join our global
                                                                                              Campus Café. Here you can practice your         family of almost 3,000 international

                    YOU
                                                                                              language skills and connect with friends        alumni living in more than 100 countries
                                                                                              from across the globe, all whist enjoying       worldwide. Many of them keep us updated
                                                                                              traditional British tea, coffee, biscuits and   with their successes and stories. We hope
                                                                                              of course the great atmosphere of our           you will too!
                                                                                              Students’ Union. We meet every Monday
                                                                                              in term time.

                                                                                              Global Campus Trips
                                                                                              We want you to get to know the whole of
                                                                                              beautiful Yorkshire and by joining in our
                                                                                              Global Campus trips you’ll get the chance
The International Student                        Language Support                             to visit some of the best destinations the
Support Team is here to                          Our Insessional Support and Language
                                                 Development team offers support
                                                                                              UK has to offer. It is a great chance to
                                                                                              get to know other international students
help you succeed, from                           with English language and study              and enjoy days out to nearby cities,
the day you first consider                       skills, through individual tutorials,        countryside and coast.
                                                 workshops, practical advice and a
studying with us until the                       weekly Academic Discussion Group.
                                                                                              Faith Support
day you graduate.                                                                             All faiths and belief systems are
                                                 Emotional Support                            recognised and respected at York St John
There should be no hurdles between you           We know it can be hard being away from       University. We are proud to offer multiple
and your education and we are committed          home. Our Wellbeing team includes            spaces around the campus which are used            We aim to provide as much
to providing all the support you may need.       mental health, welfare and counselling       for worship. meditation or reflection. The         assistance for international
                                                 professionals, that are able to offer you    campus has a chapel, a Muslim prayer               students as possible. I thoroughly
Airport Pick-up                                  a confidential service to help you achieve   room, a quiet space and a peace garden.            enjoy being a friendly face that
We are with you right from the start and         your academic and personal potential.        We celebrate a variety of religious festivals      students can recognise and
provide a free airport pick up service from                                                   on campus and the Chaplaincy team                  approach for any of their needs,
Manchester Airport on advertised dates           Study Development                            includes Faith Advisors who, between               meeting new people and learning
in September and January.                                                                     them, represent most of the major world            about a variety of different
                                                 Study development is available to all        religions. They are here to support and            cultures. After studying abroad,
Welcome Week                                     students and is delivered through            encourage you, engage in dialogue and              I was more inspired than ever
                                                 workshops, short writing courses,            promote understanding.
Our busy Welcome Week programme,                                                                                                                 to enhance my education about
                                                 individual and small group tutorials.
which takes place at the start of each                                                                                                           other parts of the world and
                                                 These can help identify ways to              To find out more or if you have any
semester, will help you settle in easily. From                                                                                                   support students through their
                                                 improve the quality of your academic         questions please get in touch.
accommodation assistance to opening a                                                                                                            process of settling in to a new
                                                 work and offer advice and tuition on
bank account and from registering with the                                                    E: iss@yorksj.ac.uk                                country, a feeling I know well!
                                                 study and writing strategies.
health centre to finding your way around the                                                  T: +44 (0)1904 876776
campus and city, we are here to guide you.                                                                                                       Georgia | Global Campus guide
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                                          ART AND DESIGN      BIOSCIENCES     BUSINESS

     OUR
            T
                                           CHILDREN AND                        HEALTH

           C
                                            EDUCATION         GEOGRAPHY       AND SPORT

      UB
     S ASJE                                   HISTORY,
                                             WAR AND
                                             AMERICAN
                                              STUDIES
                                                              LANGUAGES,
                                                              LINGUISTICS
                                                               AND TESOL
                                                                              LAW, CRIME
                                                                             AND SOCIETY

       ARE                                  LITERATURE,       MATHS AND
                                         CREATIVE WRITING,    COMPUTING      PERFORMANCE
                                          FILM AND MEDIA

                                         POLITICS, RELIGION   PRODUCTION    PSYCHOLOGY AND
                                          AND PHILOSOPHY                      COUNSELLING

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                 ANIMATION BA (HONS)                                                                      FINE ART BA (HONS)

                 Programme description:                                                                   Programme description:
                 The programme provides you with multiple skills in visual communication, blending        The programme provides skills in drawing, painting, printmaking,
                 the use of cutting-edge digital technologies with the analogue craft of art,             sculpture,photography, analogue, performance and video, as well as
                 illustration and design. You will learn how to work with a variety of media, including   developing your critical understanding of Fine Art. It will challenge you to
                 stop motion, computer animation and hand-drawn/digital 2D techniques, allowing           apply your practice to a range of possible outputs such as gallery exhibition,
                 you to develop a dynamic skillset as a versatile and imaginative artist with skills      socially engaged art practice, education and other applications of creativity.
                 ready for a career in animation. You will have the opportunity to gain experience        From this foundation you will evolve your own specialist practice through
                 throughout the course by engaging with live client briefs, attending masterclasses       studio based and live projects, leading to a professionally directed third
                 and undertaking placements in studio environments.                                       year where you will focus your practice towards your personal, academic
                                                                                                          professional ambitions and have the opportunity to exhibit your work.
                 Topics include:
                 The principles of animation / Animation production pipelines / Character design /        Topics include:
                 Environment design / Animation direction and visual storytelling / Performance in        Studio practice / Critical contexts / Practice based research / Independent
                 animation / Collaborative practice / Live industry briefs / Previsualisation /           written research project / Professional practice
ART AND DESIGN

                                                                                                                                                                                                      ART AND DESIGN
                 Post-production
                                                                                                          Career outcomes:
                 Professional accreditations:                                                             This degree prepares you for entrepreneurial approaches to employment
                 Students may wish to take our Adobe accredited workshops in areas such as                and self-employment in the creative industries. It is also the building
                 Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects.                                                block for further studies where you can pursue careers in education,
                                                                                                          curatorial practice, arts management, art therapy, research, and other
                 Career outcomes:
                                                                                                          specialist areas. The transferable skills developed on the programme
                 This degree prepares you for a career in animation, including working for the film,      also enable you to apply for graduate training schemes.
                 television, games or VR industries.

                                                                                                            Special features of this programme:
                   Special features of this programme:
                                                                                                            • Opportunities to be involved in staff research projects through Practice as
                   • Gain real-world experience relevant to your aspirations and area of interest.            Research week, Critical Enquiry module or our Students as Researchers
                   • Work in dedicated specialist spaces with industry level software and                     scheme.
                     equipment.                                                                             • Develop employability skills through the second-year work placement
                   • Experience a variety of animation techniques and specialise in the area of               and gain real-world experience relevant to your aspirations.
                     your choosing.                                                                         • Opportunity to study abroad for one semester of second year.
                   • Collaborate with games designers to create interactive/VR experiences.                 • Take part in optional trips (examples include, Glasgow International,
                   • Attend trips and masterclasses and hear from professional practitioners.                 Venice Biennale, Berlin, London).
                   • Create a piece of work in your third year which is ready for festival                  • 84% of Fine Art students felt that they have opportunities to apply what
                     distribution.                                                                            they learn throughout their course. (National Student Survey 2020).
                                                                                                            • 88% of Fine Art students felt they had the right opportunities to work
                                                                                                              collaboratively with others. (National Student Survey 2020).

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                 PRODUCT DESIGN BA (HONS)                                                                 GAMES DESIGN BA (HONS)

                 Programme description:                                                                   Programme description:
                 The programme provides you with design skills such as perspective and orthographic       The programme provides you with skills in design, art, and logistics to create
                 drawing, schematic and thematic sketching, rendering, working in our design studios      your own independent games or fit into a commercial game development team.
                 and workshops and using CAD facilities and state-of-the-art equipment to build your      Year one prepares students with an introduction to game fundamentals, project
                 expertise in drawing and graphic software applications. Focusing on the practical        pipeline, art and asset creation. In the second year, the collaborative project
                 applications of your learning, you will have opportunities to work with industry         and work-related learning modules will teach the essential communication
                 clients on live briefs, carrying out your own design research, presenting your own       and collaboration skills in tandem with character and narrative design,
                 proposals and negotiating briefs with clients where you will develop skills in project   designing playable levels, and investigating immersive tech such as VR and
                 management, teamwork, client management and communication. In the final year you         AR. In the third year, the client and major projects lets students focus on a
                 will develop your own design practice culminating in a final major exhibition.           specialist skillset and put it to use gaining valuable work-experience with
                                                                                                          our industry partners, as well as creating a final, playable game artefact.
                 Topics include:
                 Ergonomics / Anthropometrics / Design research and innovation / Concept                  Topics include:
                 development, modelling and ‘hands on’ workshop skills / Cad skills (autodesk             Understanding the 3D digital pipeline / Introduction to character rigging /
ART AND DESIGN

                                                                                                                                                                                                   ART AND DESIGN
                 partnership) / Prototyping and iterative development of design concepts /                Animation principles / Gaming and contemporary culture
                 Sustainability and global environmental challenges
                                                                                                          Professional accreditations:
                 Specialisations:                                                                         Students may wish to take our Adobe accredited workshops in areas
                 • Furniture Design BA (Hons)                                                             such as Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects.
                 Professional accreditations:                                                             Career outcomes:
                 Students may wish to take our Autodesk accredited workshops using Fusion 360.            This degree prepares you for a career in games design and immersive
                                                                                                          technologies.
                 Career outcomes:
                 The programme will enable you to work in a variety of product design led sectors
                 through the use of CAD / CAM, 3D design, homeware and furniture, whether as a             Special features of this programme:
                 freelancer or working for a larger organisation.                                          • Gain real-world experience relevant to your aspirations and area of interest.
                                                                                                           • Work in dedicated specialist spaces with industry level software and
                  Special features of this programme:                                                        equipment.
                  • Develop employability skills through the second-year work placement and                • Experience a variety of design techniques and specialise in the area of your
                    gain real-world experience relevant to your aspirations.                                 choosing.
                  • Develop CAD skills through our partnership with Autodesk.                              • Collaborate with animators and other disciplines to create interactive/VR
                                                                                                             experiences.
                  • Specialist workshop skills.
                                                                                                           • Attend trips and masterclasses and hear from professional practitioners.
                  • 89% of Graduates from our Design courses were in employment or further
                    study within six months (DLHE 2017).                                                   • Create a game in your third year as a hands-on portfolio piece with a view
                                                                                                             to securing interviews.

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                 GRAPHIC DESIGN BA (HONS)                                                                  ILLUSTRATION BA (HONS)

                 Programme description:                                                                    Programme description:
                 The programme provides you with the contemporary graphic design principles of             The programme provides skills in illustration practice centred on drawing,
                 visual language, putting these into practice through a series of practical projects       image making (both still and sequential) and narrative construction. It will
                 encompassing processes such as press printing, editorial, illustration, digital design,   engage you in the genres of illustration including comics, animation, book
                 motion graphics, branding, photography, psychology, typography and more. We work          illustration, editorial illustration and fashion illustration as well as exploring
                 closely with industry partners to ensure the skills you learn are relevant to today’s     new possibilities such as social engagement illustration. You will learn both
                 employers. You will pitch your work directly to leading industry professionals as you     analogue and digital technologies to extend your practice. From this foundation
                 undertake live client and competition briefs. We support you to develop a high-quality    you will evolve your own specialist practice through studio based and live
                 professional portfolio through industry-led portfolio surgeries and a two-week            projects leading to a professionally directed third year where you will focus
                 industry placement. The programme provides a flexible range of modules to allow           your practice towards your personal, academic and professional ambitions.
                 you to explore your own visual identity.
                                                                                                           Topics include:
                 Topics include:                                                                           Studio practice / Critical contexts / Practice based research / Independent
                 Branding / Typography / Moving imagery / Drawing and printing techniques /                written research project / Professional practice
ART AND DESIGN

                                                                                                                                                                                                       ART AND DESIGN
                 Materials and processes / User experience / Design research / Social and ethical
                                                                                                           Career outcomes:
                 changes
                                                                                                           This degree prepares you for entrepreneurial approaches to employment and
                 Professional accreditations:                                                              self-employment as an illustrator in the creative industries. It is also the building
                 Students may wish to take our Adobe accredited workshops in areas such as                 block for further studies where you can pursue careers in education, curatorial
                 Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects.                                                 practice, arts management, art therapy, research, and other specialist areas.
                                                                                                           The transferable skills developed on the programme also enable you to apply for
                 Career outcomes:
                                                                                                           graduate training schemes.
                 The programme prepares you for work in web design, brand identity, visualisers,
                 packaging design, editorial design, illustration, motion design etc.
                                                                                                             Special features of this programme:
                                                                                                             • Opportunities to be involved in staff research projects through Practice as
                  Special features of this programme:
                                                                                                               Research week, Critical Enquiry module or our Students as Researchers
                  • 100% of Graphic Design students felt that they have opportunities to apply                 scheme.
                    what they learn throughout their course. (National Student Survey 2020).
                                                                                                             • Develop employability skills through the second-year work placement
                  • 95% of Graphic Design students felt that their lecturers made the                          and gain real-world experience relevant to your aspirations.
                    subject interesting. (National Student Survey 2020).
                                                                                                             • Opportunity to study abroad for one semester of second year.
                  • Work alongside external industry practitioners and clients on projects.
                                                                                                             • Take part in optional trips (examples include, Glasgow International,
                  • Develop employability skills through second year work related learning                     Venice Biennale, Berlin, London).
                    and gain real-world experience relevant to your aspirations.
                  • Undertake your own research exploring a wide range of materials
                    and processes.

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                 INTERIOR DESIGN BA (HONS)                                                                     PHOTOGRAPHY BA (HONS)

                 Programme description:                                                                        Programme description:
                 The programme provides you with the knowledge and skills to apply creative interior           The programme provides skills in photographic practice centred on studio
                 design solutions to spatial and 3 dimensional challenges in both existing and new             photography, lighting, digital imaging, darkroom techniques, moving image
                 spaces and contexts. You will investigate how we use space and how the intelligent            making and exhibition practice. It will engage you in the fundamental genres
                 design of space can improve our lives. The first year is focused on discovery and             of photography through which you will explore commercial, editorial, fine
                 exploration through 3 dimensional and spatial design, in the second year you will apply       art and documentary applications as well as exploring new possibilities
                 your knowledge in a more professional context through industry and culturally related         such as socially engaged practice. You will learn both analogue and digital
                 briefs, then in the third and final year you will define your direction with your Major and   technologies in order to extend your practice. From this foundation you will
                 Client projects writing your own project briefs in design sectors where you aspire to         evolve your own specialist practice through studio based and live projects
                 pursue a career.                                                                              leading to a professionally directed third year where you will focus your
                                                                                                               practice towards your personal, academic and professional ambitions.
                 Topics include:
                 3D conceptual ideation and development / Design sketching, perspective and                    Topics include:
                 architectural drawing / Interior design detailing / Contextual studies and research           Studio practice / Critical contexts / Practice based research / Independent
ART AND DESIGN

                                                                                                                                                                                                         ART AND DESIGN
                 techniques / Visual communication / Teamworking / Interior and architectural                  written research project / Professional practice
                 technology / Building analysis, regulations and planning policy
                                                                                                               Career outcomes:
                 Professional accreditations:                                                                  This degree prepares you for entrepreneurial approaches to employment and
                 Students may wish to take our Adobe accredited workshops in areas such as                     self-employment as a photographer. It is also the building block for further studies
                 Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects.                                                     where you can pursue careers in education, curatorial practice, arts management,
                                                                                                               research, and other specialist areas. The transferable skills developed on the
                 Career outcomes:
                                                                                                               programme also enable you to apply for graduate training schemes.
                 The diverse skillset developed through the course will prepare you for a career in an
                 array of design sectors including hospitality design (hotels and restaurants), exhibition
                 design, temporary structures, workspace, healthcare design, design for education,              Special features of this programme:
                 fixtures and fittings design and heritage design.                                              • Opportunities to be involved in staff research projects through Practice as
                                                                                                                  Research week, Critical Enquiry module or our Students as Researchers
                                                                                                                  scheme.
                   Special features of this programme:
                                                                                                                • Develop employability skills through the second-year work placement
                   • 100% course satisfaction. (National Student Survey 2020).
                                                                                                                  and gain real-world experience relevant to your aspirations.
                   • 100% of Interior Design students felt that their course provided them with
                                                                                                                • Opportunity to study abroad for one semester of second year.
                     opportunities to explore ideas and concepts in depth. (National Student
                     Survey 2020).                                                                              • Take part in optional trips (examples include, Glasgow International,
                                                                                                                  Venice Biennale, Berlin, London).
                   • Experience all aspects of Interior Design and specialise in the area of
                     your choosing.
                   • Address contemporary themes and debates in design.
                   • Industry related briefs and collaboration with other design disciplines.
                   • Talks from visiting lecturers and industry professionals.
                   • Gain real world experience with a work placement.
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           ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE BA (HONS)                                                           BUSINESS MANAGEMENT BA (HONS)

           Programme description:                                                                     Programme description:
           This programme develops knowledge and skills of the key principles of finance and          This programme develops a critical understanding of business and people
           accounting within a business context. You will gain practical skills and attributes such   management. You will gain knowledge of organisational behaviour and business
           as ethics, critical and analytic thinking, problem solving, communication, research and    activities such as strategy, entrepreneurship marketing, and cultural differences,
           teamwork that are highly sought by employers. Accounting and Finance is a broad-           along with the legal, financial and ethical constraints under which businesses
           based degree suitable for aspiring managers and business leaders and is ideal for          operate. Whether you want to manage your own business, or work in an SME
           those wishing to pursue professional accountancy as a career.                              or large corporation, you will develop expertise in business operations and
                                                                                                      the skills required of successful managers in the dynamic digital age.
           Topics include:
           Principles of applied economics / Professional accounting and academic skills /            Topics include:
           Business and commercial law / Performance management / Advanced financial                  Organisational behaviour in the digital age / Practising responsible business
           reporting / Strategic management account                                                   behaviours / Entrepreneurship and the business environment / Managing business
                                                                                                      resources / Managing employee performance in the contemporary workplace
           Professional accreditations:
                                                                                                      / Leading and developing high performing people / Strategic leadership for
           This degree is accredited by the Association of Chartered and Certified Accountants.       innovation and change
           Career outcomes:
BUSINESS

                                                                                                                                                                                               BUSINESS
                                                                                                      Professional accreditations:
           Graduates typically find employment in business management, accounting, finance,           Accreditation by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) giving you a
           banking, insurance, property, superannuation, and stockbroking. Former students            professionally recognised qualification alongside your degree.
           have gone to work as financial consultants at the London Stock Exchange and as
           Head of Private Banking at large international banking firms, including Santander.         Career outcomes:
                                                                                                      Graduates typically find employment in SMEs and large corporations in many areas
             Special features of this programme:                                                      including professional services, banking, consultancy, finance, human resources,

             • Digitally aware teaching where experts in their subjects will work with you
               and develop your knowledge, critical thinking and analytical awareness in                Special features of this programme:
               the world of accounting and finance.                                                     • Digitally aware teaching where experts in their subjects will work with you
             • Dedicated one on one support from your personal tutor to enable you to                     and develop your knowledge, using data analytics and blockchain software.
               reach your potential and capped seminar sizes.                                           • Dedicated one on one support from your personal tutor to enable you to
             • Engagement with business. We challenge you to apply your knowledge by                      reach your potential and capped seminar sizes.
               working with industry partners such as Mini, Arup, Enterprise Rent-a-Car                 • Engagement with business. We challenge you to apply your knowledge by
               and Hiscox.                                                                                working with industry partners such as Mini, Arup, Enterprise Rent-a-Car
             • Access to a range of specialist resources, including the Finance Informtion                and Hiscox.
               Database (FAME) and Financial Time interactive and business stimulation                  • 100% of Business Management students said that they had been able to
               software.                                                                                  access all the resources they needed. (National Student Survey 2020).
                                                                                                        • 96% of Business Management students felt that their course provided
                                                                                                          opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics.
                                                                                                          (National Student Survey 2020).

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           DIGITAL MARKETING                                                                        ECONOMICS BSC (HONS)
           AND DATA ANALYSIS BSC (HONS)
                                                                                                    Programme description:
                                                                                                    This programme fulfils current and future needs of the challenging economic
           Programme description:
                                                                                                    environment by offering its graduates an in-depth knowledge of economic
           The digital revolution has changed traditional marketing approaches, forever. This       principles embedded with practical application and skills relevant for the industry.
           programme will provide you with a broad understanding of digital marketing and how       In addition to delivering comprehensive practical aspects of economics, this
           to evaluate and develop digital marketing strategies and tactics. You will learn about   programme will provide you with a firm understanding of the interaction of crime,
           contemporary marketing theory and practice, with an emphasis on business-based           fiscal and monetary policy, political issues, international constraints and the
           data analysis as central to marketing practice. You will build the knowledge and         role of happiness in economy. With specific focus of this programme on range
           skills needed for success in modern marketing and develop a portfolio of materials       applied economic problems, you will develop a solid knowledge of underpinning
           including web content, video content, profile infographics, customer journey maps,       foundations in econometrics modelling as well as other critical areas.
           campaign proposals and analytics to present to future employers.                         Topics include:
           Topics include:                                                                          Principles of applied economics / Perspectives on economic growth and
                                                                                                    development / Economics of crime / Controversies in international trade /
           Marketing through digital activity / Technologies for the data driven age / Consumer
                                                                                                    Experimental economics / Beyond economics: understanding the changing
           behavior and trends / Business intelligence / Research investigation / Global and
                                                                                                    global economy
           cross cultural marketing
BUSINESS

                                                                                                                                                                                                BUSINESS
                                                                                                    Specialisations:
           Professional accreditations:
                                                                                                    •    Economics and Finance BSc (Hons)
           You will gain a professionally recognised qualification (Level 5 Certificate in
                                                                                                    •    Economics and Business BA (Hons)
           Management and Leadership) alongside your degree.
                                                                                                    •    Economics and Geography BA (Hons)
           Career outcomes:                                                                         •    Politics and Economics BA (Hons)
           Graduates will find employment in marketing, customer relationship management,           •    Politics, Philosophy and Economics BA (Hons)
           pay-per-click advertisement, content development, e-commerce, digital                    Professional accreditations:
           advertisement, search engine optimisation, digital account management,                   This programme is accredited by the Royal Economics Society and we fund your
           web design, and social media management.                                                 membership to it, opening up many opportunities.
                                                                                                    Career outcomes:
             Special features of this programme:
                                                                                                    Economics graduates find employment in banks (high street and city), charitable
             • Technology enhanced and digitally aware programme from experts that will             and not-for-profit organisations, consultancies, insurance and accountancy firms,
               help you to learn how to use digital technologies to enhance your skills.            and government departments. The largest employer of economists is the Civil
             • Engagement with business. We challenge you to apply your knowledge by                Service through the GES.
               working with industry partners such as Mini and Hiscox.
             • Solve organisational challenges and provide sustainable and innovative                   Special features of this programme:
               business solutions as a marketing consultant for local, regional and national            • A technology enhanced and digitally aware programme from experts that
               organisations.                                                                             will help you to learn how to use digital technologies to enhance your skills.
             • Dedicated one on one support from your personal tutor to enable you to                   • Engagement with business. We challenge you to apply your knowledge by
               reach your potential and capped classroom sizes.                                           working with industry partners such as BDO, The London Stock Exchange
                                                                                                          and Hiscox.
                                                                                                        • Solve organisational challenges and provide sustainable and innovative
                                                                                                          business solutions as a marketing consultant for local, regional and national
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