English for Academic Purposes and Study Skills This module introduces reading techniques for academic study and the structure and function of academic writing. You will develop skills in writing English clearly and appropriately as well as the ability to take part in academic discussion. The study skills component is an essential preparation for university life. It will help you work in groups, present ideas, manage your time, conduct research, make lecture notes, organise the content of essays and understand how to evaluate your work. Information Communication Technologies (ICT) This module will teach you how to use word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software, as well as using the internet, email and virtual learning environment (VLE) software in support of your learning. Independent Research The module prepares you for independent study through developing your research skills and abilities. The aim of this module is to: introduce you to the academic culture of UK higher education provide you with the intellectual development necessary for undergraduate study in the UK help support key study skills for successful undergraduate study You will study the following specialist modules - please note that your choice of specialist modules will depend on your chosen degree and some combinations may not be available: Business and Management This module examines key features of commerce, including models of management, the business environment and managing people and leadership. Teaching is mainly through seminars with the use of case studies and project work. Economics This module explores microeconomics and macroeconomics and includes key terminology, and important theoretical models and concepts used in both areas. You will look at various real-world applications and develop your skills in essay writing and presentations. Mathematics You will develop a methodical approach to problem solving using mathematical techniques and theory. Politics The module is designed to help you develop a critical awareness of British politics through knowledge and understanding of the different political institutions, the structures of authority and power within them, and how they differ from other countries.