Academic English Skills aims to provide you with thorough training in the language and related academic skills which will enable you to best achieve your academic potential at University. These skills include the processes of academic writing, effective and extensive reading strategies, effective participation in seminars and delivery of presentations, and listening to and recording information effectively from lectures. You will also develop the accuracy and range of written and spoken language required to use language effectively and appropriately, with clarity and confidence in an academic context.
The aim of this module is to develop an understanding of the nature of development and related terminologies, promote an in-depth knowledge of some of the current issues in international development with a focus on low income countries and develop an awareness of the critical debates in international development and how such debates inform policy.
The aim of this module is to introduce you to some of the key issues and challenges facing the contemporary international system. These issues can be seen every day in the world’s media headlines. Many issues revolve around the co-existence and interaction of multiple societies, in the absence of a central world government. The concepts of power and influence will also be discussed as a central theme, so that you learn how the shifting dynamics of social interaction relate to access and equality, in relation to these two concepts.