Courses

Students_at_computer_stdThere are more than 40 courses on offer this summer, arranged by subject area below. Some carry academic credit, others are for general interest only. They last between one to five weeks and range from introductory to third-year undergraduate degree level. For some courses, prior subject knowledge or experience may be needed.  

Click on the course title to get full details including syllabus, length, credits, assessment, fees and more. Before you select, find out more about choosing the right course for you.

Guide to the listings

In addition to the title, each course is given a code of three letters and four numbers. The letters indicate the subject area. The first number equates to the FHEQ level of the course: 1 = level 4; 2 = level 5; 3 = level 6. So, for example, HRM2013 is a Human Resource Management course at FHEQ level 5. Courses prefixed with ‘SUM’ do not carry any academic credit.

The level of previous knowledge needed for each course is indicated under each course listing, either as part of the text or under the heading 'Pre-requisites'. All courses (except French) are taught in English and require TOEFL 550 (IELTS 6.0) or the equivalent if English is a second language.

Accounting

ACC2211 Managerial Finance and Accounting
This course will develop and enhance your understanding of the role of accounting in business organisations; it will improve your accounting skills and train you to use those skills in a range of different business situations.

FIN1110 Financial Aspects of Business          
The module is aims to provide an understanding of the fundamental roles of accounting and finance  and of key microeconomic and macroeconomic principles that inform business thought and practice.

Arts

CMW3013 Fantastic London
We will introduce you to some of the best fantasy books set in London and to the writing techniques the authors have used. We'll be exploring London itself with four walks and four opportunities to taste the food of London.

CMW3014 Playwriting For London
With a variety of seminars, workshops and theatre visits; this module gives you the opportunity to study, create and analyse theatre plays. At the same time you will relate them to the stages and spaces used for the production of new plays in London.

RCT1002 World Religions in London
This field trip based course, consisting of visits to sacred art collections, participating in pilgrimages and religious festivals in London, will allow you to absorb yourself in the diversity of multi faith London and the religious related activities organised by a spectrum of institutions.

SUM0002 Introduction to Creative Writing
This course introduces you to the craft and process of creative writing. The exercises carried out will stimulate skills in characterisation, dialogue, narrative, and imagery. By the end of the course you will have developed your own writing voice and produced a selection of prose, fiction and poetry.

SUM0043 Music Access
This course is intended to serve either as a refresher course in a range of musical areas or as a precursor to undergraduate study in music. Successful completion will guarantee entry to the first year of a BA (Hons) Music or Music and Arts Management degree programme at Middlesex University.

SUM0046 Music Industry and Management
This foundation-level course offers an introduction to the music industry and enables you to develop skills in its key sectors. Successful completion will guarantee entry to the first year of a BA (Hons) Music or Music and Arts Management degree programme at Middlesex University.

SUM0071 Popular Music
You will gain an understanding of song writing, harmonic understanding, performance and improvisation, free and pastiche composition and popular music history and genres. Successful completion will guarantee entry to the first year of a BA (Hons) Popular Music degree programme at Middlesex University.

Business

ACC2211 Managerial Finance and Accounting
This course will develop and enhance your understanding of the role of accounting in business organisations; it will improve your accounting skills and train you to use those skills in a range of different business situations.

ECS1125 Business Economics         
This module aims to provide students with an understanding of economics from a business perspective. This includes an awareness of how competition, the behaviour of the financial markets and government economic policies can influence an organisation.

HRM3120 Leading Change
You will learn how to increase your knowledge base about yourself, skills and values as well as your reactions to change processes from an organisational perspective. This will provide you with the tools needed to market yourself in the workplace and general career-life planning.

MKT3151 Creating Advertising and Promotion
Learn how to develop an advertising campaign and related communication strategies to help prepare yourself for employment in an advertising agency or for responsibilities in the promotion or marketing department of an organisation.

MSO1730 Applications and Research in Business        
This module provides an interesting and enjoyable introduction to basic statistical research and ICT methods for the collection analysis and presentation of business data.

Computing

CMT2317 Web Development & Scripting Technologies            
This module provides knowledge and skills essential to the latest Web development using HTML5. It covers the three languages key to HTML 5 – HTML, CSS and JavaScript – that enable the development of modern and interactive websites. 

SUM0050 Introduction to Web Design
This stimulating and intensive course will teach you how to create web pages and build a web site using HTML. For those of you who are a little more ambitious, there is also a gentle introduction to JavaScript. 

SUM0095 Physical Computing with the Arduino 
Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It's intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments. No previous knowledge of the system is required and this course will enable you to develop your own interactive products and environments. 

SUM0116 An Introduction to Robot Operating System          
ROS (wiki.ros.org) is an open source system for working with robots. You will be introduced to the core ideas and ways of working with ROS in a hands-on way using turtlebot robots.

Education

EDU3327 The Role of Counselling Theories and Skills in Education 
Explore the social and emotional influences on the child and how these affect their learning and educational experiences as well as the theories and strategies employed by school counsellors and others in attempting to meet children’s social and emotional needs.

Film

TVP2000 Digital Film Making
This engaging and highly practical course will provide you with a detailed consideration of single camera production genres, viewing environments, technologies, operating skills, roles and practices. A number of film making workshops will take place covering camera, lighting, sound and editing.

Human Resources Management

HRM1004 Management and Organisations
The aim of this module is to enable you to understand how managers operate in organisations in an international context. It will cover the development of management and theories explaining organisational behaviour. You will develop the ability to analyse the strengths and weaknesses of various management theories.

HRM2005 Human Resource Management in Practice        
The aim is to introduce non-HR specialists to the key areas of HRM and to build on existing knowledge of introductory organisational behaviour.

HRM3120 Leading Change
You will learn how to increase your knowledge base about your own self, skills and values as well as your reactions to change processes from an organisational perspective. This will provide you with the tools needed to market yourself in the workplace and general career life planning.

Languages

SUM0097 IELTS Preparation Course
The aim of this exciting course is to prepare you to take the IELTS test and increase your knowledge and understanding of British culture. The course covers reading, writing, speaking and listening. It is mainly suitable for students taking the academic module, but it is also useful for the general module as well.

Law

LAW2114/LAW2050 Consumers and the Law
You will examine the general principles underlying the legal protection given to consumers under both civil and criminal law and the ways in which those principles are applied.

LAW2120 Law for Business
This module will examine the laws regulating the conduct of business and business organisations. The first part of the module sets the context and provides essential material on English Business Law (English Legal System, Contract, Tort and Employment) whilst the second part covers Company Law and Corporate Governance.

SUM3003 Confidence Crisis in Human Rights: Implications for the UK
The objective of this course is to provide you with an understanding of the legal basis underpinning the creation of human rights standards and organs through the prism of topics considered a priority on the international human rights agenda.

Marketing

MKT3151 Creative Advertising and Promotion
Learn how to develop an advertising campaign and related communication strategies to help prepare yourself for employment in an advertising agency or for responsibilities in the promotion or marketing department of an organisation.

SUM0109 Exploit your talents to start your own Business
This workshop is designed to introduce you to the world of small business and will look at the role of business within society.  You will develop a business plan for a business of your choice or you can be allocated one as you complete the workshop.  This workshop allows you to get involved in developing a business idea and will help you to research, plan and develop a business that is built around your skills and knowledge. It is designed for students from non-business programmes who may wish to exploit their talents to start their own business.

Music

SUM0043 Music Access
A foundation-level module in the language, techniques and history of tonal music. Topics include: harmonic understanding; melodic writing and harmonisation of melodies; notation and score reading; music analysis; introduction to music theatre; aural work: intervallic and chord recognition; performance and improvisation; free and pastiche composition.

SUM0046 Music Industry and Management
A foundation-level module that offers an introduction to the music industry and enables you to develop skills in its key sectors. An overview of record companies, copyright collection societies and other music and arts organisations will help you to evaluate the roles of administrators, promoters, agents and managers within the music business.

SUM0071 Popular Music
A foundation-level module in the practice, theory and history of popular music. Topics include: song writing; harmonic understanding; melodic writing and harmonisation of melodies; performance and improvisation; free and pastiche composition; popular music history and genres.

Politics

DEV3005 Contemporary Issues in the Third World
This module considers some of the key environmental and developmental issues confronting the contemporary 'Third World', exploring the nature and origins of the problems they face, and the solutions presented by a range of development actors.

POI2351 The Theory of International Politics
This topical course will allow you to examine the main theories of international politics and their application to interstate relations. Realist, liberal, Marxist and social constructivist approaches are analysed and applied to the study of diplomacy, sovereignty, foreign policy and war.

POI3601 Politics of the European Union
You will be introduced to the political institutions and policies of the EU. The history and theory of European integration is explored along with analysis of the decision making process and key policies.

SUM3003 Confidence Crisis in Human Rights: Implications for the UK
The objective of this course is to provide you with an understanding of the legal basis underpinning the creation of human rights standards and organs through the prism of topics considered a priority on the international human rights agenda.

Personal development

HRM3120 Leading Change
You will learn how to increase your knowledge base about your own self, skills and values as well as your reactions to change processes from an organisational perspective. This will provide you with the tools needed to market yourself in the workplace and general career life planning.              

SUM0035 Introduction to Counselling
Would you like to learn more about counselling, including the key skills and background theories involved? If so, this course is for you.  Different pathways to counselling training will be considered to allow you to consider whether counselling is for you.

SUM0092 Neurolinguistic Programming Diploma
Do you want to gain even more from your life? Neurolinguistic programming (NLP) is a set of tools, techniques and approaches that can be used in problem solving, strategy planning, as well as achieving excellent performance, whatever the field. You will learn the underlying structure of communicating and influencing, resolving internal conflict and dealing with limiting beliefs and behaviours.

SUM0109 Exploit your talents to start your own Business
This workshop is designed to introduce you to the world of small business and will look at the role of business within society.  You will develop a business plan for a business of your choice or you can be allocated one as you complete the workshop.  This workshop allows you to get involved in developing a business idea and will help you to research, plan and develop a business that is built around your skills and knowledge. It is designed for students from non-business programmes who may wish to exploit their talents to start their own business.

SUM0117 Introduction to Coaching and Coaching Psychology   
This course is for those who are interested in learning about and gaining experience in the tools of coaching, as well as understanding the principles and techniques of coaching psychology.

Psychology

Study our psychology short courses on our state-of-the-art campus. Some courses are designed as pathways onto degrees at Middlesex University. For instance, successful completion of the course PSY0010 Introductory Psychology allows access to the BSc Psychology degree. Other psychology modules may enable access onto the BPS accredited Graduation Diploma in Psychology.

PSY0010 Introductory Psychology
This engaging course provides an access route into the BSc Psychology degree at Middlesex University. You will be introduced to contemporary theory and research and cover topics such as social psychology, cognition and individual differences.

PSY1014 Foundation Research Methods in Psychology
This module introduces students to quantitative & qualitative techniques employed in psychological research.  It may be particularly useful for students who are considering taking the Middlesex University Graduate Diploma in Psychology.

PSY2018 Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy      
This module introduces you to the fundamental concepts and methods of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and provides a basic introduction to CBT assessment, formulation, treatment planning and change techniques. The module will also explore how CBT interventions can be applied to a range of psychological and behavioural problems.

PSY2027 Evolutionary Psychology for Everyday Life          
This course will provide a practical introduction to evolutionary psychology by addressing central aspects of life.  Just as evolutionary processes have led to key physical traits so our psychology has been shaped.  Our ancestral past has had a great impact on our modern day behaviour and these lectures and workshops will examine the extent of this influence.

PSY2220 Know Your Own Personality and Emotional Intelligence
This module provides an introduction to cutting-edge psychological theory, research and applications from the field of individual differences – namely Personality and Emotional Intelligence.

PSY2550 Positive Psychology and Personal Happiness
You will be introduced to the theory and practice of positive psychology, to equip you with the tools to live a happier, more fulfilling life. Through seminars and practical experiences we explore how you can make the most of your past, present and future.

Writing

All of our tutors are active published writers.

CMW3013 Fantastic London
We will introduce you to some of the best fantasy books set in London and to the writing techniques the authors have used. We’ll be exploring London itself with four walks and four opportunities to taste the food of London.

CMW3014 Playwriting for London
You will have the opportunity to study, create and analyse theatre plays at the same time as relate them to the stages and spaces used for the production of plays in London. Seminars and playwriting workshops will run in conjunction with theatre visits.

ELS3323 Gender and the Postmodern
Gender is a central way in which we think and imagine ourselves. This third level module examines how gender has been configured within twentieth-century literary texts, and the role of writing in producing gendered identities.

SUM0002 Introduction to Creative Writing
This course introduces you to the craft and process of creative writing. The exercises carried out will stimulate skills in characterisation, dialogue, narrative, imagery. By the end of the course you will have developed your own writing voice and produced a selection of prose, fiction and poetry.

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