Programme And Module Handbook
 
Programme Specification


Date Specification Approved
College College Social Sciences
School Government
Department Political Sci & Intern'tl Stud
Partner College and School
Collaborative Organisation and Form of Collaboration
Qualification and Programme Title B.A. Political Science and International Relations with Year in Computer Science Full-time
Programme Code 506G
Delivery Location Campus
Language of Study English
Length of Programme 4 Year(s)
Accreditations This programme has no outside accreditations
Aims of the Programme

Political Science and International Relations



The development of students' analytical skills is central to the Political Science and International Relations BA programme . Core modules at each level have been designed progressively to develop them. They are then applied and developed in a range of optional modules. Core 'research' modules at levels one and two also help to draw out and emphasise the generic applications of these skills. The core modules are designed to prepare students for their final year dissertations, to which the department attaches considerably significance, reflected in its weight in the final degree result.

Year in Computer Science



Computer Science is both an academic discipline in its own right and an enabling technology for other discipline: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences as well as Science and Engineering. The focus here is firmly on Computer Science as an enabling technology. The programme aims to provide a solid, self-contained and coherent core of computer science suitable for combination with a variety of other academic disciplines. It aims to provide:

A grounding in the theory underpinning modern developments in computer science.An introduction to practical software design and implementation.A range of options in computer science to cater for a variety of interests and backgrounds.

Programme Outcomes
Students are expected to have Knowledge and Understanding of: Which will be gained through the following Teaching and Learning methods: and assessed using the following methods:

Year in Computer Science



1) The essential facts, concepts, principles and theories relating to Computing and computer applications as appropriate to the topics covered in the programme.
2) Appropriate theory, practices and tools for the specification, design, implementation and evaluation of simple computer-based systems.

Political Science and International Relations



The scope and contested nature of politics, political science, and international relations
(Various) foundations of and approaches to political analysis and international theory
The broad range and historical development of political thought and theory
Relevant research methodologies
The process of conducting research
Specialist areas of international relations

Year in Computer Science



1) Lectures, Tutorials, Exercise classes, Practical work, Independent study

2) Lectures, Tutorials, Exercise classes, Practical work, Independent study

Political Science and International Relations



Lectures, seminars, tutorials, presentations, individual and group project work

Year in Computer Science



1) Examinations, Coursework

2) Examinations, Coursework, Reports

Political Science and International Relations



Essays, unseen examinations, take-home examinations, individual presentations, group project/presentations, research outline and research project (dissertation)
Students are expected to have attained the following Skills and other Attributes: Which will be gained through the following Teaching and Learning methods: and assessed using the following methods:

Year in Computer Science



1) The ability to apply the knowledge and understanding noted above to the analysis of a given information handling problem.
2) The ability to specify, design and construct simple computer-based systems, using appropriate tools, and to document all stages of this process.
3) The ability to evaluate computer based systems in terms of general quality attributes and possible trade-offs presented within a given information handling problem.
4) Enhanced awareness of and ability to use general IT facilities, including basic information-retrieval skills.
5) 'Numeracy' in both understanding and presenting cases involving quantitative or similar formal, symbolic dimensions.
6) Management of learning and development, including time management, organizational skills, and the ability to pursue independently further development of their IT education.

Political Science and International Relations



Writing skills
Oral communication skills
Skills of critical analysis and argument
Group work
Time management
Independent research skills

Year in Computer Science



1) Lectures, Tutorials, Exercise classes, Practical work, Independent study

2) Lectures, Tutorials, Exercise classes, Practical work, Independent study

3) Lectures, Tutorials, Exercise classes, Practical work, Independent study

4) Practical work

5) Lectures, Tutorials, Exercise classes, Practical work, Independent study

6) Lectures, Tutorials, Exercise classes, Practical work, Independent study

Political Science and International Relations



Lectures, seminars, tutorials, presentations, individual and group project work

Year in Computer Science



1) Examinations, Coursework, Reports

2) Coursework, Examinations

3) Coursework, Reports, Examinations, Presentations

4) Coursework

5) Coursework, Reports, Presentations, Examinations

6) Coursework, Presentations

Political Science and International Relations



Methods of assessment include: Essays, unseen examinations, take-home examinations, individual presentations, group project/presentations, research outline and research project (dissertation)