University of Birmingham

Birmingham, UK

Available Courses

This course develops students’ understanding of consumer research and its usefulness for marketing management. Drawing on disciplines such as sociology, psychology and consumer culture studies, it examines the consumer both as an individual and as a member of other groups and cultures. It looks in detail at areas including the decision process, learning, perception, involvement, attitude reformation and change, personality, motivation, reference groups and culture.

This course explores foundational concepts and issues in the study of English language and linguistics. In particular, the course focuses on the areas of phonetic/phonology, morphology and lexical semantics. Topics covered include how the sounds of a language pattern and how they can be described, how words enter the language and how they relate to one another and carry meaning.

This course will introduce students to a broad range of topics from the Early Modern period (c.1500-1800). It will examine many aspects of the early-modern world, including its social, economic, military, political, intellectual, religious and cultural history, some of which will be framed within a global context. Drawing on particular areas of staff expertise in social, economic, religious, gender, cultural history and material culture, the module will discuss the important changes that took place during this period and expose students to the ways these can be studied. 

This course will allow students to develop a specialised interest in British politics.   Students will examine key trends and topics in British politics from an historical, conceptual and policy-related perspective.  The course opens with six lectures aimed at providing students with an overview of key developments in, and scholarship on, post-war British politics, prior to more focused seminar work on a range of topics.  The lectures cover key developments in postwar British politics, debates about state institutions and civil society in Britain and analytical approaches to studying topics in British politics.  In the seminars students will be asked to examine specific topics in British politics through the lens of the key themes outlined in the lecture series.   The topics are as follows: Political Change in Postwar; Britain; Blairism and New Labour; Cameron and the Transformation of the Conservative Party; Constitutional Reform in Contemporary Britain.

These topics are designed to allow students to focus on a range of issues relating to the state and civil society in Britain.  The course is aimed at equipping students with an overview of key developments in British politics by focusing on issues such as change & continuity, power, policy developments and institutional change. 

The aim is to give students an overview of the demand for and supply of energy, the technologies involved, and the main economic and policy issues. The topics covered are: the demand for energy, fossil fuels, electricity generation (conventional, nuclear and renewable), hydrogen, electricity networks, electricity markets, investment decisions, energy security, energy and the environment, and energy policy.

In addition to courses listed in this application, students are welcome to consider a wide range of options across the University:

This course is designed to enable students to understand legal issues relevant to the role and practices of professional accountancy. The course introduces students to the role and nature of law, and explains how companies are formed, and the role and responsibilities of company officers. Students learn about contract law and issues of negligence in relation to accounting. The module explains the role of trusts, and legal and regulatory issues relating to intellectual property and information technology.

This course provides a thorough foundation in the historical concepts and categories employed in the analysis of works of art. Examples include: the meaning of style; artistic ‘schools’; iconography and symbolism; the meaning of ‘genre’ and different artistic genres; the distinction between ‘fine’ and ‘applied’ art; the figure of the artist.  These themes are explored in relation to individual artworks that are studied both in reproduction and also in situ, in the Barber or in external visits to, for example, galleries and museums in Birmingham and London.

This course examines the role of mass media in politics. Being one of the major, if not the most pervasive sources of political information, mass media influence the political arena, government policies, and public opinion. Lectures address empirical and theoretical points on political communication and public opinion literatures, and understand the motivations and practices of the main agents associated with the process of political communication: the media and journalists, the audience, and political actors (parties, leaders and candidates).

The module covers material on the role of mass media in politics, the process of news making, processes such as media concentration and censorship, and the effects that media have on citizens’ political attitudes and behaviour.

This course links directly with engineering and business strategy development, demonstrating how programmes and projects are derived from a business intent. It describes the ontology and structure of projects and develops the role of a project manager in planning and delivering the required benefits for the enterprise.

This course examines the major geological natural hazards (earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, ground stability and landslide hazards, tsunamis, bolide impacts) in terms of driving geological processes and human impacts. The theoretical background behind each hazard is addressed, placing processes in a wider geological context, examining the key physical principles driving each process, and considering frequency and magnitude relationships. Concepts of risk and vulnerability are introduced via a range of case studies, examining factors that have led to natural disasters. Methods of hazard assessment and monitoring are investigated, with case-study examples, to consider the forecasting and mitigation of geological natural hazards.

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