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  1. 1. 2016/17 International Study Centre Prospectus
  2. 2. Change yourWorld Lincoln’s state-of-the art campus is located in the heart of the city, on the picturesque Brayford waterfront.
  3. 3. d • Excellent career prospects for graduates • Strong links with global companies such as Siemens and the BBC • Award-winning employer engagement • Located in the heart of a historic and dynamic city • International reputation for academic excellence and research • Welcoming students from more than 100 countries.
  4. 4. Your World-changing Experience StartsHere The International Study Centre (ISC) based at the University of Lincoln aims to give you the best possible start for a degree at the University of Lincoln by teaching you the language, study and research skills you need to succeed in your degree, and the competitive world of work.
  5. 5. 40 A Great Small City 42 Our Campus and Facilities 44 Your Strong Support Network 46 Your Home from Home 48 How to Apply 50 Where to Find Us 6 Welcoming Students from Around the World 8 Our Graduates Take on the World 10 The Lincoln Experience 12 Join our Academic Community 16 The International Study Centre 18 International Foundation Year 24 International Year One 34 Pre-Master’s Contents
  6. 6. Welcoming Students from Around the World
  7. 7. “Lincoln has all the things that we need in our daily life. It’s safer than some big cities such as London or Manchester. It has a cathedral and a castle. I think it is very comfortable to live here.” Dany from China Studied the International Year One in Media Studies, went on to study BA (Hons) Film and Television
  8. 8. 8 Our Graduates Take on the World
  9. 9. 9 BBC BP Canon French Connection GlaxoSmithKline Nintendo Nokia Rolls-Royce Siemens Sony Spotify Unicef Universal Music Graduates work around the world at companies including: The University of Lincoln encourages graduates to be ambitious and focused, and to go on to fantastic careers around the world. When you progress to a degree at the University, a dedicated team of employment professionals can support you in getting the best start in your career. One-to-one Support Careers Advisers at the University provide individual support and information, including advice on CVs, job applications, interview techniques and careers workshops. The team also organises a range of events throughout the year including employability workshops and an annual student and graduate recruitment fair. Real-world Experience The University provides opportunities for students on some degree courses to work with companies on live projects, which could include developing new market channels, innovating products or services, software implementation, designing websites, business process re-engineering or market research. Learn from Professionals The Employability Mentoring Scheme is a project that pairs degree students with senior staff and professionals from leading regional companies. By joining, students benefit from opportunities for support and guidance via one-to-one meetings and to gain an insight into their chosen sector. Stand Out from the Crowd The University’s Lincoln Award helps students to acquire transferable skills, in addition to those learnt on their course, so that they can showcase their achievements to prospective employers, which can help them to stand out from other job candidates. Support for Graduates Many of our academics are experts in their field and have experience in industry, while a number of courses benefit from lectures or workshops from visiting professionals. A range of tailored, individual support is available to help you succeed in your future career. Many Lincoln graduates go on to successful careers around the world.
  10. 10. 10 The Lincoln Experience The University of Lincoln is renowned for its ‘human-robot interaction research.
  11. 11. 11 The Lincoln experience is what sets the University apart from other institutions. Students have opportunities which include engaging in world-class research, working alongside expert academics, gaining real-world experience and graduating with excellent career prospects. The University of Lincoln has industry-standard facilities in its Engineering Hub. The University encourages students to learn through their own supported research. A UK Best Modern University Lincoln is rated among the UK’s top modern universities (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016). More than a Degree Whichever course students progress on to, they can benefit from access to cutting-edge technology, a variety of innovative teaching methods and the University’s commitment to digital education. With many degree courses, students are able to influence the direction of their own learning and pursue topics of particular interest, or that align with their career aspirations. Engage in Research At Lincoln, students can be part of innovative research projects that are changing the world. There are opportunities to work alongside world-renowned academics on research that makes a tangible difference to society. Learn from Experience Learning goes beyond the lecture theatre at the University of Lincoln. The rigorous and academic teaching style is underpinned with collaborative working, hands-on experience and strong links with business and industry professionals. Learn from Experts Alongside world-class academic staff, some of the finest thinkers in their fields, including visiting professors, lecturers and speakers, visit Lincoln to teach and inspire students. Develop Yourself University is about more than gaining an academic qualification. At Lincoln, students have opportunities to broaden their horizons, meet people from every corner of the globe and from all walks of life, and to develop initiative and independence. The aim of the Lincoln experience is to ensure that when students graduate, they are equipped with the confidence, skills and knowledge they need to make a positive difference to society and to achieve the future they want. • Fighting cancer with 3D imaging technology • Developing robot intelligence for real-world applications • Discovering a link between the flu vaccine and a reduction in stroke risk • Developing a tool to diagnose language delays in infants. How research at Lincoln is changing the world:
  12. 12. 12 “Tohfjg nvbjghu sfgdftef bcvgfh akfh bcvfd vxbsg, hgjud bvnhvc ncbvfg, nvbhgjudtrg vxcfdr vcf vcg bxvcgf ytiu.” Name from Country Course Route Join our Academic Community
  13. 13. 13 Discover the opportunities within the University of Lincoln’s Schools of Business and Computer Science once you progress on to your degree. Lincoln Business School The School aims to provide a high-quality, modern educational experience for ambitious students, entrepreneurs and businesses who want to make a difference in the world and create successful futures. Courses are informed by developments in industry and contributions from employers, with the aim of students graduating with exceptional career prospects. Supporting Entrepreneurs The University is proud of developing graduates who have the skills to establish successful businesses. In recognition of its enterprising learning environment, Lincoln was shortlisted as the ‘Entrepreneurial University of the Year’ in The Times Higher Education Awards 2015. Links with Industry The School works with a range of organisations, from small and medium-sized enterprises through to governments and multinational companies, to solve problems, develop opportunities and manage change. Dedicated Facilities The David Chiddick Building, home to Lincoln’s Schools of Business and Law, provides well-equipped lecture theatres, seminar and group rooms, as well as open learning lounges that encourage interaction and the exchange of ideas between students and academics. School of Computer Science The School aims to provide an innovative and dynamic environment to inspire students and fuel their passion to develop new ideas, so that they can create technologies that will shape the future. There are a range of expertise and specialisms in the School, from robotics and autonomous systems, computer vision and image engineering to social computing, games computing, cultural computing and business computing. Real-world Experience Students utilise theory and practice in individual and group work activities that replicate real-world work environments. They are also encouraged to work with academics on research projects. Links with Industry Many of our programmes are rooted in industry and have excellent links with major global employers to ensure that students have opportunities to network and learn from professionals. Specialist Facilities High-end resources include research facilities and laboratories, a computer engineering workshop, workstations with full design software platforms, high-tech robots, Raspberry Pi, Oculus Rift virtual reality kit, tablets and smartphones. High Student Satisfaction University of Lincoln In the 2015 National Student Survey, Business Finance received 92% overall student satisfaction, and 94% of Computer Science students agreed that staff are good at explaining things.
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  15. 15. 15 School of Engineering Lincoln’s School of Engineering aims to create the engineers of the future – highly skilled, industry ready and creative professionals who can adapt to new challenges and deliver sustainable solutions in an international environment. Founded in collaboration with Siemens, the School engages with global leaders in industry to provide innovative degree courses that are informed by the needs of the engineering sector. Real-world Experience As well as learning fundamental skills and knowledge that will underpin an engineering career, students have opportunities to gain hands-on experience, work with cutting-edge technology and engage in research, development and design projects. Links with Industry The School has partnerships with a number of companies including Siemens, Lotus Engineering Ltd, EADS European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company, Airbus France and the NHS. Industry-standard Facilities Located in the £7 million custom-designed Engineering Hub, the School offers specialised industry-standard laser, thermodynamics and metrology laboratories, Computer Aided Design, 3D prototyping capabilities and engine and gas turbine testing facilities. Lincoln School of Film Media With outstanding facilities, lecturers with industry experience and a reputation for innovation, the Lincoln School of Film Media is a popular choice for ambitious students who aspire to a career in the creative media industries. All courses at the School place an emphasis on practical production alongside theory. Students produce original material from the start of their degrees, so that they can build up an extensive professional portfolio in preparation for their future careers. Real-world Experience There is the opportunity to gain valuable work experience on the student newspaper and at Siren FM, the community radio station. Lincoln also hosts guest lectures with high-profile speakers. Links with Industry The School has strong links with influential organisations including the BBC, Panasonic, Microsoft, BAFTA and the British Film Institute, that create opportunities for work experience and networking. Excellent Facilities Industry-standard facilities include television, film and radio studios, state-of-the-art video editing suites, photography, animation and film production studios and multimedia suites. Discover how Lincoln’s forward-thinking Schools of Engineering and Film Media prepare students for their future careers. Global Partner The University of Lincoln, has been named one of Siemens’ Global Principal Partners for its research and development collaborations with the engineering giant.
  16. 16. 16 TheInternational StudyCentre The International Study Centre (ISC) at the University of Lincoln aims to prepare you for studying your chosen undergraduate or postgraduate degree, to help you succeed in your academic studies and go on to achieve your career objectives. The International Study Centre is located in the VIllage Hall.
  17. 17. 17 We Have the Course for You Whether you want to develop a career in computing, engineering, media or business, we believe we have the course that will suit both your personal and professional aspirations. Skills for Success The courses are designed to teach you the English language, academic and study skills you need to achieve success at the University of Lincoln and in your chosen career. Supportive Learning Environment We provide a supportive environment that will encourage you to learn new skills and grow in confidence. The classes are small in size, so you will receive plenty of individual attention from our specialist teachers. We will assess your work regularly throughout the course to ensure you are making good progress. University-style Teaching At the ISC you will experience the same style of teaching that you will find at the University, including tutorials, seminars and lectures. We teach you how to take notes and encourage you to talk to lecturers so that you can participate fully when you go on to study your degree. Access to Facilities As an ISC student you will study on campus and have access to many of the University’s modern facilities. This also includes sports centre membership and the University’s excellent library facilities. Welcoming Students from Around the World ISC courses are available to international and EU students.
  18. 18. 18 International FoundationYear
  19. 19. 19 “The International Foundation Year at Lincoln is a highly supportive programme with experienced staff who help students develop the right skills and knowledge to succeed in Higher Education. The small group sizes mean that I can deliver the highest quality of tuition and provide advice tailored to a student’s study needs and career plans.” Helen Stratton Would, International Study Centre English and Business Tutor The International Foundation Year is a supportive, one-year course that looks to prepare you for joining the first year of an undergraduate degree at the University of Lincoln. What You will Learn The course looks to teach you the language, study and research skills to help you to succeed in your undergraduate degree, as well as your career once you graduate. Choose from two subject routes: • Business and Media • Engineering and Computing Structure The routes are modular in structure. You will study a combination of core and subject-specific modules designed to focus on the academic area most relevant to your chosen degree. Assessment You will be assessed regularly throughout the course, through coursework assignments, exams, presentations, essays and case studies. Degree Progression Once you complete the course and achieve the required grades, you can enter the first year of your chosen undergraduate degree at the University. Entry Date September, October or January. Entry Requirements Academic: Completion of secondary school with good grades. English Language: IELTS 4.5 overall (minimum of 4.0 in writing). Age 18 years of age or older. For term dates, fees and country-specific entry requirements, visit lincoln.ac.uk/isc Course Facts Students can study Business and Media or Engineering and Computing. Class sizes are small, so you will benefit from additional one-to-one attention. IELTS* Terms Sept Oct Jan April June Aug Sept 4.5 3 Start the first year of your chosen degree4.5 3 Study Options *For up to date entry requirements always refer to our website www.lincolnisc.com
  20. 20. 20 “I looked at many different universities. I came to Lincoln because it has a strong Business programme. Lincoln ticks all of the boxes.” Omar from Palestine International Foundation Year Business and Media
  21. 21. 21 Core Modules English and Skills for University Study 0, 1, 2 3 The four modules are designed to help you develop your English communication skills and to encorage you to learn a range of study skills including writing and reading strategies, presentation and seminar participation, organisation of time and materials, meeting deadlines and responding to feedback. By the end of the course we would expect you to confidently use English language in your own academic work, give well-structured presentations, confidently answer follow-up questions and contribute to seminar discussions. You should be able to take notes from readings and lectures, plan, develop and write well-structured academic essays, and be confident in self-directed learning strategies. BA (Hons) Accountancy and Finance BA (Hons) Advertising and Marketing BA (Hons) Business and Finance BA (Hons) Business and Management BA (Hons) Business and Marketing BA (Hons) Business Studies BA (Hons) Criminology BA (Hons) Criminology and Social Policy BSc (Hons) Events Management BA (Hons) Film and Television BA (Hons) History BA (Hons) International Business Management BA (Hons) International Relations BA (Hons) International Tourism Management LLB (Hons) Law LLB (Hons) Law and Criminology BA (Hons) Marketing BA (Hons) Media Production BA (Hons) Politics BA (Hons) Politics and Social Policy BA (Hons) Social Policy BA (Hons) Sociology Successful completion of this course leads to the first year of the following degrees: Additional Core Modules for Business Students Business Studies 1 This module examines the modern business world and working practices. In addition to individual activities, group learning and role-plays will be used to develop an appreciation of management and leadership. Legal and Political Environment This module explores political and legal systems and the function they perform in the modern world. You will also review how systems attempt to bring resolution via political or legal means and learn about different types of business activities and organisations. Route-specific Modules for Business Students Business Studies 2 You will learn about the multi-disciplinary nature of business. Two main areas of study are marketing and operations management. We look to broaden your knowledge base and teach you how to work in teams. Economics This module focuses on economic and business concepts. In addition to acquiring knowledge, you will be taught analytical skills that will enable you to apply an economic analysis and viewpoint in many different situations, ranging from local to international. Accounting This module will take you from the fundamental recording of financial transactions to the preparation and analysis of final accounts. It will include individual and group work to reflect the modern business world. Route-specific Modules for Media Students Media 1 By studying news media and its role in society you should develop an understanding of key media concepts relating to representations, institutions, audience, and values and ideology. Media 2 The focus of this module is film and television – developing an understanding of visual language and filmmaking techniques. Media concepts relating to narrative, genre and authorship will be developed. Media 3 With a focus on advertising, this module will employ your practical media skills to produce a moving image advert. Elements of marketing will be involved as well as ethical aspects relevant to the media. Choose from Business or Media subject routes, and a range of degree options.
  22. 22. 22 International Foundation Year Engineering and Computing “I chose Computer Science at Lincoln because of the job opportunities that will be open to me when I graduate. My tutors are great and have helped me adapt to study in the UK.” Zaira from Chechnya
  23. 23. 23 Core Modules English and Skills for University Study 0, 1, 2 3 The four modules are designed to help you develop your English communication skills and to encourage you to learn a range of study skills including writing and reading strategies, presentation and seminar participation, organisation of time and materials, meeting deadlines and responding to feedback. By the end of the course we would expect you to confidently use English language in your own academic work, give well-structured presentations, confidently answer follow-up questions and contribute to seminar discussions. You should be able to take notes from readings and lectures, plan, develop and write well-structured academic essays, and be confident in self-directed learning strategies. Applied Maths 1 This module introduces concepts relevant to the sciences and engineering, including forces and equilibrium, relative motion, Newton’s laws of motion, energy and power. Applied Maths 2 This module builds upon knowledge gained in Applied Maths 1, with a focus on statics, linear momentum, dynamics and uniform circular and simple harmonic motion. Route-specific Modules for Engineering Students Pure Maths 1 This module provides a review of basic algebra, sequences and series, differentiation and integration, and probability and set theory. Pure Maths 2 In addition to building upon the knowledge and skills developed in Pure Maths 1, this module focuses on geometry and trigonometry, numerical methods, vectors and complex numbers. Physics Under the broad heading of waves and matter, this module looks to develop your understanding of the main ideas and methods of physics and applying that understanding to solving problems. Route-specific Modules for Computing Students Computing 1 This module aims to develop your understanding of the range of problems that database applications can help to solve, the main principles of solving problems using relational databases and the basic principles of system analysis and design. Students acquire the skills to apply this understanding to develop database solutions and to apply simple methods of problem formulation and planning of solutions using databases and systematic methods of implementing, testing and documenting database solutions. Computing 2 This module introduces the Hypertext Mark-up Language (XHTML), used in the creation and display of pages on the World Wide Web. You will learn about the design and functionality of web pages and be introduced to JavaScript programming language. Computing 3 This module will introduce you to object-oriented programming to facilitate your understanding of aspects such as Object-Oriented Programming Design, concepts of instantiation, inheritance, encapsulation and polymorphism, user interaction with events and parameters, and the application of basic principles of usability and good design for program interfaces. Choose from Engineering or Computing subject routes, and a range of degree options. Engineering route BEng (Hons) / MEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering BEng (Hons) / MEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering (Control Systems) BEng (Hons)/MEng Mechanical Engineering (Power and Energy) Omit (Hons) after MEng BEng (Hons)/MEng Electrical Engineering (Control Systems) BEng (Hons)/MEng Electrical Engineering (Power and Energy) BEng (Hons)/MEng Electrical Engineering (Electronics) Computing route BSc (Hons) Computer Science BSc (Hons) Games Computing Successful completion of this course leads to the first year of the following degrees:
  24. 24. 24 International Year One
  25. 25. “International Year One at the ISC is excellent preparation for second year undergraduate studies. The proactive teaching and blended learning approach develops a range of study skills enabling students to succeed with excellent student outcomes. I was recently delighted to hear that former students, some who are now on Master’s courses, stated how their International Year One studies really helped them in later studies.” Tim Geeson, Head of Business International Study Centre The International Year One is an intensive one-year course that it is equivalent to the first year of an undergraduate degree. The course prepares students for joining the second year of their chosen University degree. What You will Learn The course aims to teach you the language, study and research skills you need to succeed in your undergraduate degree, as well as your career once you graduate. Choose from four subject routes: • Business and Management • Computer Science • Engineering • Media Studies. Structure The routes are modular in structure. You will study a combination of core and subject-specific modules designed to focus on the academic area most relevant to your chosen degree. Assessment You will be assessed regularly throughout the course, through coursework assignments, exams, presentations, essays and case studies. Degree Progression Once you complete the course, and achieve the required grades, you can enter the second year of your chosen undergraduate degree at the University. Entry dates September, October or January.* Entry requirements 3 terms Academic: Completion of secondary school with good grades, plus one year of further study. English Language: IELTS 5.0 (no minimum writing requirement). 3.5 terms Academic: Completion of secondary school with good grades. English Language: IELTS 4.5 (no minimum writing requirement). 4 terms Academic: Completion of secondary school with good grades. English Language: IELTS 4.0 or equivalent. Age 18 years of age or older. For term dates, fees and country-specific entry requirements, visit lincoln.ac.uk/isc * Depending on your academic and English levels and course availability. Course Facts 25 IELTS* Terms Sept Oct Jan April June Sept 4.0 4 Start the second year of your degree 4.5 3.5 5.0 3 5.0 3 Study Options Students receive support and guidance throughout the one-year course. University-style teaching will prepare you for your undergraduate degree. *For up to date entry requirements always refer to our website www.lincolnisc.com
  26. 26. 26 International Year One Business and Management “The teachers are very friendly and I like working with my classmates. I have learnt so much at Lincoln and my study skills have improved.” Rita from China Studied International Year One in Business and Management, went on to study BA (Hons) International Business
  27. 27. 27 Core Modules English and Skills for University Study 0 (4 and 3.5-term programme only), 1, 2 and 3 The four modules are designed to help you develop your English communication skills and to encourage you to learn a range of study skills including writing and reading strategies, presentation and seminar participation, organisation of time and materials, meeting deadlines and responding to feedback. By the end of the course we would expect you to confidently use English language in your own academic work, give well-structured presentations, confidently answer follow-up questions and contribute to seminar discussions. You should be able to take notes from readings and lectures, plan, develop and write well-structured academic essays, and be confident in self-directed learning strategies. Applied Academic Writing Skills* This module will further develop your writing fluency and accuracy. You will have the opportunity to apply the skills you have learnt to three essential types of academic essay with particular attention paid to your subject of study. Route-specific Modules Microeconomics You will study issues in microeconomics, including consumer behaviour, the setting of objectives and analysis of costs within companies, monopoly and oligopoly, market failure and economies of scale. Introduction to Accounting You will learn about the core principles of management accounting and how these are applied as a basis for decision-making within a business context. Introduction to Marketing and Advertising You will look at the basic principles of marketing and advertising and how these are applied in contemporary business and non-business contexts. Macroeconomics and the Global Economy This module introduces you to the key concepts of macroeconomics including how goods, financial and labour markets operate: factors that influence rates of unemployment, interest and inflation. Organisational Behaviour You will study the evolution of organisational behaviour as a discipline. There will be opportunities to discuss and analyse current issues from a range of perspectives in domestic and international contexts. People and Organisations This module builds upon the Organisational Behaviour module and explores contemporary issues in human resource management. Aspects of business studied include industrial relations and management. Business Statistics You will build on your basic knowledge of statistics acquired through the study of core mathematics and work on your data presentation skills. Financial Communications You will be introduced to the basic principles of financial communications and should develop an understanding of the nature and purpose of financial statements and how they are prepared and analysed. Travel and Tourism** You will investigate contemporary developments in travel and tourism and examine influences on the industry. You will analyse the changing demand for tourism and the economic, environmental, social and cultural impacts. *Extension module for some 4 term students. **Option if you choose to progress to BA (Hons) International Tourism Management. Graduates who understand the complexities of business are highly valued by employers. BA (Hons) Accountancy and Finance BA (Hons) Advertising and Marketing BA (Hons) Business and Finance BA (Hons) Business and Management BA (Hons) Business and Marketing BA (Hons) Business Studies BSc (Hons) Events Management BA (Hons) International Business Management BA (Hons) International Tourism Management BA (Hons) Marketing Successful completion of this course leads to the second year of the following degrees:
  28. 28. 28 International Year One Computer Science “When I graduate I plan to start my own computer security company in the Middle East. I have recommended Lincoln to a lot of people.” Ali from Iraq Studied the International Year One in Computer Science, went on to study BA (Hons) Computer Science
  29. 29. 29 Route-specific Modules Fundamentals of Computing You will gain a thorough overview of the core concepts of computing before covering these topics in greater detail. You will study both hardware and software types and will be introduced to the role of programming. Programming Fundamentals You will study the basic concepts underlying computer programming and the techniques for applying these using a contemporary, generic computer language. Computer Operating Systems You will study the history, development and evolution of operating systems. This module will also introduce you to computer architecture and theoretical design concepts underpinning all operating systems. Data Structures and Algorithms You will learn about the important properties of some data structures and algorithms that are of key importance to modern computer science and IT. Mathematics for Computing You will gain the mathematical knowledge and skills required to design and develop computer systems and software including sets, logic, basic calculus, algebra and basic statistics. Critical Decision Making This module gives you the opportunity to examine decision making from a range of viewpoints and consider the various analytical techniques that can be used to support decision making. Web Design You will design and implement interactive client-side web technologies and learn about the features and capabilities that are part of the HTML5 specification. Computer Game Design (option 1) You will be introduced to computer game design and should gain an understanding of the industry context within which computer games are developed. Human Computer Interaction (option 2) You will explore the human-computer interface and develop your understanding of the concepts, techniques and tools that support the analysis of, needs for, and design of system interfaces. Core Modules English and Skills for University Study 0 (4 and 3.5-term programme only), 1, 2 and 3 The four modules are designed to help you develop your English communication skills and to encourage you to learn a range of study skills including writing and reading strategies, presentation and seminar participation, organisation of time and materials, meeting deadlines and responding to feedback. By the end of the course we would expect you to confidently use English language in your own academic work, give well-structured presentations, confidently answer follow-up questions and contribute to seminar discussions. You should be able to take notes from readings and lectures, plan, develop and write well-structured academic essays, and be confident in self-directed learning strategies. Applied Academic Writing Skills* This module will further develop your writing fluency and accuracy. You will have the opportunity to apply the skills you have learnt to three essential types of academic essay with particular attention paid to your subject of study. *Extension module for some 4-term students. BSc (Hons) Computer Science BSc (Hons) Games Computing Successful completion of this course leads to the second year of the following degrees: Expertise in digital technologies is driving advances in all aspects of the modern world.
  30. 30. 30 International Year One Engineering “When I go back to Qatar I’ll almost certainly be working with the kind of gas turbines we’re working on here. The experience I get here with Siemens will give me a huge advantage.” Mohammed from Qatar Studied International Year One in Engineering, went on to study BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering
  31. 31. 31 Core Modules English and Skills for University Study 0 (4 and 3.5-term programme only), 1, 2 and 3 The four modules are designed to help you develop your English communication skills and to encourage you to learn a range of study skills including writing and reading strategies, presentation and seminar participation, organisation of time and materials, meeting deadlines and responding to feedback. By the end of the course we would expect you to confidently use English language in your own academic work, give well-structured presentations, confidently answer follow-up questions and contribute to seminar discussions. You should be able to take notes from readings and lectures, plan, develop and write well-structured academic essays, and be confident in self-directed learning strategies. Applied Academic Writing Skills* This module will further develop your writing fluency and accuracy. You will have the opportunity to apply the skills you have learnt to three essential types of academic essay with particular attention paid to your subject of study. *Extension module for some 4-term students. Route-specific Modules Mathematics This module covers algebra, functions, matrices, sequences and series, scalars and vectors. Aspects of calculus will include derivatives and extreme values of functions for optimising outcomes and integration techniques. Mechanical Science You will study the mechanics of stationary and moving objects, and focus on topics such as turning forces, stress and strain, Newton’s laws, linear and angular motion, rotational dynamics and simple harmonic motion. Heat transfer and fluid pressure will also be covered. Engineering and Computing The module aims to develop the computing skills required by engineers including an understanding of MATLAB and essential skills in applying MS Excel. Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics This module covers thermodynamics, the study of energy interactions in physical systems and the conversion between heat and mechanical work. You will also learn about fluid mechanics. Manufacturing and Materials The selection of materials and manufacturing methods is an integral part of the design process. In this module, you will study the characteristics and properties of various materials such as metals, ceramics and polymers used by engineers. Electrical and Electronic Principles This module provides an introduction to electrical and electronic engineering. The principles of circuit theory, analogue and digital circuits will be introduced, as well as practical applications. Skills Development for Engineers This module will develop your professional practice skills relevant to a career in mechanical engineering, and it will provide an introduction to statistics involving applications to engineering. Technical Drawing and Design for Engineers This module provides a foundation in technical drawing skills and the development of Computer Aided Design and its engineering applications. BEng (Hons) / MEng Mechanical Engineering BEng (Hons) / MEng Mechanical Engineering (Control Systems) BEng (Hons)/MEng Mechanical Engineering (Power and Energy) Engineers are highly skilled, creative professionals who deliver innovative solutions. Successful completion of this course leads to the second year of the following degrees:
  32. 32. 32 International Year One Media “Lincoln is the perfect environment for study. Not too many distractions but at the same time you have everything you need.” Michelle from Hong Kong Studied International Year One in Media Studies, went on to study BA (Hons) Film and Television
  33. 33. 33 Core Modules English and Skills for University Study 0 (4 and 3.5-term programme only), 1, 2 and 3 The four modules are designed to help you develop your English communication skills and to encorage you to learn a range of study skills including writing and reading strategies, presentation and seminar participation, organisation of time and materials, meeting deadlines and responding to feedback. By the end of the course we would expect you to confidently use English language in your own academic work, give well-structured presentations, confidently answer follow-up questions and contribute to seminar discussions. You should be able to take notes from readings and lectures, plan, develop and write well-structured academic essays, and be confident in self-directed learning strategies. Applied Academic Writing Skills* This module will further develop your writing fluency and accuracy. You will have the opportunity to apply the skills you have learnt to three essential types of academic essay with particular attention paid to your subject of study. *Extension module for some 4-term students. Route-specific Modules Script, Screenwriting and Realisation You will learn about the basics of narrative theory and storytelling for screen-based media. You will use a theoretical framework to develop your own creative writing and visual style and have the opportunity to produce a short film script and its audio-visual fulfilment. Production Planning You will learn about production techniques used in production planning, using camera studio methods. You will have the opportunity to develop practical skills in television production and produce a multi-camera production that demonstrates your knowledge and skills. Principles of Film and Television 1 and 2 You will learn the key theoretical frameworks and critical vocabulary for the study of film and television. You should be able to develop a high level of visual literacy through an in-depth study of the language of films, and a critical understanding of the relationship between film producer, film star and audience. Milestones in Media: History 1 – Hollywood in Context You will study the defining aesthetic, economic and technological characteristics of Hollywood cinema. You will also learn how different groups have used genre, stardom and authorship, and how they relate to historical and cultural trends. Media and Interpretation 1 and 2 You will examine the key concepts and critical approaches that inform studies of media production and consumption. You will study the role and impact of technological change to media production and consumption, in the context of a global mass-media market. Milestones in Media: History 2 – Beyond Hollywood This module looks at the historical development of cinema outside of the United States. A key aim is the understanding of the social, political and cultural contexts in which European cinema and the global entertainment industry developed. Media graduates work in many sectors, such as advertising, marketing and publishing. BA (Hons) Film and Television Successful completion of this course leads to the second year of the following degree:
  34. 34. 34 Pre-Master’s
  35. 35. “For many students who may be returning to education, the Pre-Master’s programme provides them with the study and research skills required to fully benefit from postgraduate studies. The small group sizes facilitate intensive tuition and provide the highest quality preparation. I see my students develop in confidence, which greatly enhances their study experience and career prospects.” Keith Spence, BusinessTutor International Study Centre The Pre-Master’s in Business and Management is an intensive, two-term course that prepares students for studying a postgraduate degree at the University of Lincoln. What You will Learn The course aims to teach you the language, study and research skills you need to succeed in your postgraduate degree, as well as your professional career once you graduate. Structure The route is modular in structure. You will study a combination of core and subject-specific modules designed to focus on the academic area most relevant to your chosen degree. Assessment You will be assessed regularly throughout the course, through coursework assignments, unseen examinations, presentations, essays and case studies. Degree Progression Once you complete the course and achieve the required grades, you can enter your chosen postgraduate degree at the University. Entry dates April or September. Entry requirements Academic: Recognised higher/ advanced diploma in a related subject area, or a degree. English language: IELTS 5.5 in all components. Age 20 years of age or older. For term dates, fees and country-specific entry requirements, visit lincoln.ac.uk/isc Key Facts 35 The Pre-Master’s course is designed for ambitious and career-driven students. Students can progress to a range of postgraduate degrees. IELTS* Terms Sept Jan Feb April Aug Sept 5.5 2 Start your Master’s degree 5.5 2 Study Options *For up to date entry requirements always refer to our website www.lincolnisc.com
  36. 36. 36 Pre-Master’s Business and Management Lincoln Business School has a global outlook, producing the business thinkers, entrepreneurs and managers of tomorrow.
  37. 37. 37 Core Modules English and Skills for University Study 2 and 3 The four modules are designed to help you develop your English communication skills and to encourage you to learn a range of study skills including writing and reading strategies, presentation and seminar participation, organisation of time and materials, meeting deadlines and responding to feedback. By the end of the course we would expect you to confidently use English language in your own academic work, give well-structured presentations, confidently answer follow-up questions and contribute to seminar discussions. You should be able to take notes from readings and lectures, plan, develop and write well-structured academic essays, and be confident in self-directed learning strategies. Route-specific Modules Research Methodology This module will help you to develop a range of research skills that will benefit your studies in your chosen subject area. You will learn a variety of techniques for data collection including their applications and limitations. Individual Research Project The module is designed to develop your ability to communicate your understanding and critical analysis skills through in-depth pieces of academic work. You will be required to submit a 4,000-word project. Data Collection and Interpretation You will study mathematical techniques that are used to provide evidence to test and challenge hypotheses in academic research, and to inform decision making in a range of work-based environments. You will also consider theory and practice, with an emphasis on practical application. Business and Management 1 – Management and Organisational Behaviour This module helps you develop a greater understanding of some of the key areas covered on an academic business studies course. You will also be introduced to key issues relating to operations management and organisational behaviour. Analytical Techniques and Problem Solving The module builds an awareness of the importance of acquiring and using an analytical approach and critical reasoning when evaluating materials and constructing your own arguments in oral and written work. You will explore various problem-solving techniques and provide possible solutions. Business and Management 2 – Business Strategy You should gain an understanding of key concepts and issues within the strategy of organisations with an emphasis on critically evaluating approaches to application. Learn more about professional progression degrees on page 38. Join a business-focused academic community to learn about strategy, research methods and problem-solving techniques.
  38. 38. 38 Successful completion of the Pre-Master’s leads to the following degrees* : MSc Accounting You will explore accounting practice in the context of contemporary theory and research, empowering you to make sound financial judgements and recommendations. MSc Human Resource Management You will be taught how to develop and implement creative and strategic Human Resource Management solutions that drive organisational performance. MSc International Business You will study business in a global context and learn to apply the ideas of responsible and sustainable futures to business operations in practice. MSc Marketing The programme will enable you to acquire in-depth knowledge of marketing theory and develop your planning, strategic thinking and managerial skills. MBA This enables you to develop the global perspective, knowledge and critical-thinking skills required to become a senior leader in industry. You will also specialise in an area of interest. MBA Finance You will obtain a recognised management qualification with a specific financial focus, work on a live consultancy project and apply business theory to a practical situation. Career Opportunities Graduates go on to exciting careers around the world, working at senior or managerial level within global organisations. BBC BP Cisco Corus Crédit Agricole Disney Ernst and Young HM Revenue Customs MC Saatchi Reuters Siemens Companies where our postgraduates now work: *For an up-to-date list of all the Master’s degrees our students are able to progress on to please visit www.lincoln.ac.uk/isc
  39. 39. 39 “I chose Lincoln because of the environment. The University has a modern infrastructure which is really nice and the library is impressive. Everyone at the University is really helpful which means a lot and I don’t feel lonely.” Doris from Nigeria, Studied Pre-Master’s in Business and Management, and went on to study MSc International Business
  40. 40. 40 A Great Small City
  41. 41. 41 Lincoln is one of the world’s great small cities, renowned for its combination of old and new. It is one of the safest and friendliest university cities in the UK. History and Heritage Lincoln has a long and fascinating history. Lincoln Cathedral, one of the finest medieval landmarks in Europe, overlooks the city and Lincoln Castle houses one of only four surviving original copies of the Magna Carta (one of the world’s most famous documents, and a cornerstone of the British constitution). Shopping and Eating Out Lincoln offers an enjoyable shopping experience with well-known stores, boutiques and specialist shops. There is plenty of choice when eating out, with restaurants serving food from around the world located within a short walk from the campus. Going Out In addition to the Engine Shed, which offers club nights and live music on campus, Lincoln’s city-centre nightlife includes an array of pubs, bars and clubs. Arts and Culture Lincoln has a rich and diverse arts scene, with public art galleries and studios across the city. These include the Usher Gallery and the Sam Scorer Gallery. There are also a number of museums about local history and culture. Sports and Leisure There are gyms and leisure centres around the city and the University’s Sports and Recreation Centre has excellent fitness facilities. You can also try outdoor activities such as walking, cycling, horse riding, fishing and water sports. The Coast The nearby coastline is home to some of the UK’s best seaside resorts and beaches that are perfect for kitesurfing, sandcastle building or walking along the dunes. Brayford Waterfront is home to many bars, restaurants and a multi-screen cinema. Lincoln city centre has many restaurants, cafes and shops. visitlincoln.com lincolncathedral.com Explore Lincoln Central Location Lincoln is around two hours away from London (by train). Nearby cities include Nottingham, Sheffield and Leeds.
  42. 42. 42 Our Campus and Facilities
  43. 43. 43 The University of Lincoln’s award-winning campus provides a safe and modern student-centred environment. Based on the picturesque Brayford Pool marina, excellent facilities are either on campus or just a short walk away. At the Heart of Lincoln Lincoln’s waterfront campus is safe and welcoming, with amenities, such as supermarkets and shops, located just a short walk away. World-class Facilities There are a whole range of modern, subject-specific facilities at Lincoln, including editing and recording suites, industry-standard production facilities, modern studios, laboratories, workshops and the latest equipment and technology. Rest and Relaxation Outside of your studies, you can grab a bite to eat and catch up with friends in the cafés and bars located around the campus. Campus Entertainment The Lincoln Performing Arts Centre hosts comedy, dance, drama and music performances from national touring companies and the University’s own student company. The Engine Shed hosts live music, comedy, club nights and student balls, with some of the biggest names in entertainment performing on stage. Sports and Societies Joining a group is a great way to meet new friends and have fun outside of your studies. At Lincoln you can get involved with more than 120 sports and societies, including surfing, computing, futsal, debating, film, orchestra and comedy. If the Students’ Union does not offer something you are interested in, they can help you set up a new society when you arrive, if there are the required number of people interested. Volunteering You can make a difference, have fun and add skills and experience to your CV by taking up a volunteering opportunity arranged by the Students’ Union. Students can get involved with more than 120 sports and societies. There are many places on campus where you can relax or have fun. engineshed.co.uk lpac.co.uk Find out what’s on by visiting An Award- winning Library The University’s Great Central Warehouse Library is open 24/7 during busy periods. Resources include more than 260,000 books and ebooks, approximately 50,000 print and electronic journals, databases, an online catalogue, specialist collections and audio and visual archives.
  44. 44. 44 Your Strong Support Network
  45. 45. 45 For many students, starting university is their first experience of living away from home. The University provides a range of support services to help make your time at Lincoln as successful and enjoyable as possible. Student Support Centre The Centre is the main point of contact that links you with the University’s support services. Staff are available to give advice and information on funding, fees and payments, housing and personal issues. Specialist teams based in the Student Support Centre: QQ The Advice Service QQ The International Advice Team QQ The Student Funding Team QQ The Student Support Team. Student Wellbeing Centre A team of professional staff offer impartial and confidential support, advice and guidance on issues that may affect your study, including disabilities, specific learning differences, mental health or medical conditions. Specialist teams based in the Student Support Centre: QQ The Disability Service QQ The Counselling Service QQ The Chaplaincy Service. Student Health Centre The Centre provides student-focused healthcare and information, as well as appointments with health professionals such as doctors and nurses. Friendly staff at the ISC offer helpful advice and support. The University’s support services are available for help, guidance and advice. Further Information lincoln.ac.uk/ studentsupport Student Support Centre +44 (0)1522 837080 studentsupport@lincoln. ac.uk Student Wellbeing Centre +44 (0)1522 886400 studentwellbeing@lincoln. ac.uk Student Health Centre +44 (0)1522 870010 Find out more Support at the ISC If you have any problems, or if you simply need some support, our student counsellors at the International Study Centre are here to help.
  46. 46. 46 Your Home from Home
  47. 47. 47 As a student at the International Study Centre, you can choose from a fantastic range of modern accommodation, most of which is on campus, or just a short walk away. Options for all Tastes and Budgets Accommodation for International Study Centre students consists of studios and individual study bedrooms within shared apartments. Here you will have the opportunity to live with students from around the world and make new, lifelong friends. Studios have a kitchen, sleeping area and an en-suite bathroom. Shared apartments have a bathroom and a communal kitchen equipped with modern appliances, including a microwave, hob and fridge-freezer. Your room will have a window, a bed, desk and storage space. Accommodation is self-catering, which means that you can buy and prepare your own food. Your accommodation may also have: QQ High-speed internet and Wi-Fi QQ Communal area with a TV QQ Laundry facilities QQ 24-hour CCTV and on-site support staff QQ Secure bicycle storage. Please note that accommodation options may be subject to change. Visit our website www.lincolnisc.com for up-to-date information. Shops, restaurants and galleries are just a few minutes’ walk away from most accommodation. Modern accommodation has all the facilities you need to feel at home. Make Friends Once you move in it’s a good idea to say hello to your neighbours – this is a great way to make new friends. lincolnisc.com/ accommodation Find out more
  48. 48. CONFIRM · Sign any confirmation documentation and academic declaration. · Once we have received payment (details will be provided in your Offer Letter) your agent or Student Enrolment Adviser can assist you through the VISA process. · You have a legal right to cancel your place up to 14 days after acceptance of our offer of a place. BEFORE YOU ARRIVE · Please notify us or your agent when you receive your visa. · We will then inform you / your agent about accommodation and any additional payments required. · Please ensure you have requested all original academic records to bring with you. · Please complete the online pre-arrival form. WHEN YOU ARRIVE Make sure you have the following essential items with you: · Your passport* · Visa/Home Office letter* · CAS* · Offer letter* · Accommodation documents* · Your qualification certificates · A sponsor letter (if you are being sponsored) · Passport-sized photographs · Essential toiletries and medications. *These items should be packed in your hand luggage. We send a Pre-arrival Document to all students, so you should have everything you need to know. This can also be found on our website. We look forward to welcoming you. CONTACT US Via your Agent Your agent will help you with any queries you may have and can guide you through our process or talk to our Admissions Department on your behalf. Direct How to contact the International Study Centre directly: Enquire online lincoln.ac.uk/isc By telephone United Kingdom – Student Enrolment Adviser + 44 (0) 1273 339333 (Please omit the zero if dialling from outside the UK) Our Student Enrolment Advisers speak a variety of languages, and understand several more. We will do our best to contact you in your preferred language. Social Media Why not join our social media community and see what life is like at the University of Lincoln before you arrive? facebook.com/isclincoln How toApply Supporting document checklist • Relevant academic transcripts • Certificate of English • Copy of passport • References (where applicable) • Copies of visas if you previously studied in the UK. Apply via your local agent 1. Your agent will help you complete an application form and advise you of our Terms Conditions. Please ensure you understand them. 2. You will need to have supporting documents for scanning. 3. Your agent will receive an email from our admissions department confirming if you have been offered a place. Application checklist and required documentation: Apply online: 1. Visit the website and complete all sections of the online application form. Please read our Terms Conditions carefully. 2. Upload your scanned supporting documents. 3. Save the completed form and simply await a decision from our Admissions Team. IF YOU RECEIVE AN OFFER YOU WILL BE GUIDED THROUGH THE NEXT STEPS You can apply to the University of Lincoln International Study Centre through your local education agent or directly via our website. For full details of fees and our Terms Conditions, please visit lincoln.ac.uk/isc
  49. 49. 49 Disclaimer This brochure is issued for the general guidance of students considering entry to the International Study Centre, based at the University of Lincoln, from September 2016. The information is correct at the time of going to press and the programmes and services described herein are those which Study Group is planning to offer. We make every effort to ensure that the content of our prospectus, website and other materials is accurate. However, on occasion it may be necessary to alter certain aspects of a module or programme, for example if changes are required to meet external requirements; or if programmes are over-subscribed and the quality of teaching would be adversely affected as a result. In such circumstances we may have to alter the timetable, change the teaching location of the programme or, in extreme cases, cancel or substantially amend the content of the programme. Should any of these changes become necessary, we will give you as much notice as possible before they come into effect and ensure that any disruption to your studies is minimised. If your programme is cancelled, we will work in consultation with you to offer a suitable alternative, subject to meeting the admission requirements for that programme or the opportunity to obtain a refund of any advance payments you have made for the programme. The alternative programme may not be at the same ISC as the original offer. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information relating to the University of Lincoln in this prospectus at the time of going to print. The University aims to provide the programmes and facilities as described in this prospectus, but reserves the right to withdraw or to make alterations to courses and facilities if necessary. For the most up-to-date course information, please visit the University’s website at www.lincoln.ac.uk and use the course search function. Study Group strongly recommends that immediately prior to making any application to / or accepting any offer from Study Group you should refer to the most up-to-date version of the programme descriptions and specifications and the regulations on the University of Lincoln International Study Centre website at www.llincoln.ac.uk/isc. You must have Personal Insurance It is essential that international students have the protection of personal insurance whilst in the UK. To cover you as a student at the International Study Centre (ISC), you may purchase our “Study Care” insurance cover. This policy will cover you for loss of personal possessions, travel delay, as well as providing medical insurance until the end of your ISC academic programme. You can purchase Study Care Insurance as part of your application process. If you prefer not to take out Study Care insurance, you must provide proof of alternative adequate insurance cover. For more information, visit: www.lincoln.ac.uk/isc
  50. 50. Where to Find Us 50 The ISC is situated at the heart of the University of Lincoln’s campus, close to everything the historic and dynamic city of Lincoln has to offer. 0 100 metres 1 minute N  Lincoln High Street Courts 1-5 Courts 6-12 Courts 13-17 Student Village (MB) Minerva Building (was Main Admin Building) (MC) Media, Humanities Technology (MT) EMMTEC The Swan (SS) Student Wellbeing Centre 1 2 3 4 5 (BH) Bridge House (VH) Village Hall (OCW) One Campus Way (HP) Sports Centre (WH) Witham House 6 7 8 9 10 (SB) Science Centre (AAD) Art, Architecture Design (ENG) Engineering Hub (PA) Lincoln Performing Arts Centre Students’ Union 11 12 13 14 15 (UL) Library (S) Enterprise Building (BL) David Chiddick Building (WIW) Witham Wharf (THT) Think Tank 16 17 18 19 20 (MIH) Minster House (JBL) Joseph Banks Laboratories (CSB) Charlotte Scott Building (JUN) Junxion 21 22 23 24 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 43 2 1 Updated January 2015 ISC 1 Minerva Building 2 Media, Humanities Technology 3 EMMTEC 4 The Swam 5 Student Wellbeing Centre 6 Bridge House 7 Village Hall, International Study Centre 8 One Campus Way 9 Sports Centre 10 Witham House 11 Science Centre 12 Art, Architecture Design 13 Engineering Hub 14 Lincoln Performing Arts Centre 15 Students’ Union 16 Library 17 Enterprise Building 18 David Chiddick Building 19 Witham Wharf 20 Think Tank 21 Minster House 22 Joseph Banks Laboratories 23 Charlotte Scott Building 24 Junxion
  51. 51. 51 Dublin Belfast Glasgow Edinburgh Newcastle Upon Tyne York Leeds Manchester Sheffield Kingston Upon Hull Birmingham Newark Nottingham Leicester Peterborough Norwich Bristol Cardiff Brighton London Lincoln International Study Centre Village Hall University of Lincoln Brayford Pool Lincoln LN6 7TS
  52. 52. 20839.12.15 The International Study Centre, based at the University of Lincoln, is part of Study Group, a global leader in preparing students for international academic success and rewarding careers through a life-changing learning experience. The International Study Centre can be found on campus at the University of Lincoln. All enquires must be addressed to our International Admissions Centre 1 Billinton Way, Brighton, BN1 4LF, UK lincoln.ac.uk/isc * 2 0 8 3 9 *

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