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If you study on the Business, Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences pathway you will study the following modules:

Introduction to Entrepreneurial Leadership

20 credits - semester 1 - compulsory

This module introduces you to the concepts of leadership from a global and local business perspective.  It will also give you the opportunity to explore entrepreneurial leadership practice and what this means at an individual level.

Introducing Ireland: History and Literature

20 credits – semester 2 - optional

This module aims to introduce you to key historical and cultural factors shaping the life of modern Ireland from 1690 to present day. The module has a particular focus on Northern Ireland, as well as supporting students to develop and practice academic skills relevant to the study of Humanities subjects such as English, History and Drama.

Introduction to Creative Industries

20 credits - semester 1 - compulsory

In this module you will explore the development and growth of a range of Creative Industries within Northern Ireland society. These include; Film and Media studies, Journalism, Literature, Music and Drama.  You will experience first-hand how these industries developed and continue to grow, where they are now central commercial figures in the Northern Irish economy.   Ulster University has a key role in supplying these local and international industries with a well-qualified and skilled workforce.

This module is recommended of you wish to study a bachelor degree in the areas of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

Language, Academic and Cultural Modules

During the first semester you will focus on developing your English language skills to gain the level required to study English and the academic modules in semester two.

You will study all four modules.

English with Study Skills

20 credits – semester 1 – compulsory for students with IELTS level 5.0-5.5

English with Study Skills is a foundation course in English for academic purposes. Students develop skills for understanding and processing academic input in the English language medium, and learn how to speak and write effectively at university.

Compulsory for students with an IELTS score of 5.0-5.5 and students who need to acquire an IELTS score of 6 or above, in order to meet the criteria set out by the chosen progression degree.

Extending Critical Thinking for Undergraduate Study

20 credits – semester 1 – compulsory for students with IELTS level 6.0 and above

This module seeks to harness English Language capabilities and develop Critical Thinking to raise levels of written English. This module will inform, develop and challenge your ability to engage in normative thinking strategies. Critical thinking can enhance students' interest, motivation and success in a given subject. These skills can be transferred into writing in English and in preparation for academic readiness, success and progression.

English for Academic Transition

20 credits – compulsory – compulsory for students with IELTS 5.5

English for Academic Transition enables students to consolidate and further enhance the language and study skills acquired in the Semester 1 module English with Study Skills.  Successful completion of this module indicates a level of competence in English appropriate for undergraduate study at Ulster University.

Compulsory for students who have completed English for Study Skills module who need to acquire a IELTS level higher than 6.0 in order to meet the criteria set out by their progression degree.

Exploring Cultural Identities

20 credits – Semester 2 – Compulsory for all students

This module offers all students, for both pathways, the opportunity to learn together and explore ideas and realities of culture, as well as, self, group, community and national identities. The module offers students time to explore ideas unique to their own cultural identity against the backdrop of cultural identity issues specific to Northern Ireland. Providing students with a coherent, impartial analysis of the cultural identity themes that have shaped Northern Ireland society, is central to this module's delivery.

By so doing, we offer the student a context for an emergent modern society into which they can draw comparisons, differences and value judgements from their own experience of cultural identity.

Project-Based Learning

20 credits – semester 2 – compulsory for students with IELTS level 6.0 and above

This module provides opportunities for students to select an issue-based problem, specific to their chosen academic pathway (STE or BAHSS) upon which they will carry out investigative research. Students may also place this issue-based scenario module within the context of their home country, whereby they can draw upon existing underpinning knowledge.

This module seeks to develop a heightened knowledge of the chosen pathway subject, as well as building on intrapersonal and academic skills including; decision-making, problem-solving, time-management, writing for purpose / audience, data handling, report writing and research methods.

Compulsory for students with an IELTS score of 6.0 or above.

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