module specification

IF3051 - Studying London (2023/24)

Module specification Module approved to run in 2023/24
Module title Studying London
Module level Foundation (03)
Credit rating for module 15
School School of Social Sciences and Professions
Total study hours 150
9 hours Assessment Preparation / Delivery
105 hours Guided independent study
36 hours Scheduled learning & teaching activities
Assessment components
Type Weighting Qualifying mark Description
Coursework 100%   Essay 1000 words
Running in 2023/24

(Please note that module timeslots are subject to change)
Period Campus Day Time Module Leader
Spring semester North Friday Morning

Module summary

Module aims
1. To provide you with an introduction to selected subject areas and to see the links between various subject disciplines in the School of Social Science.
2. To help you understand your chosen subject area in a wider context & make informed choices about degree pathways.
3. Introduce you to specific undergraduate study skills
Further develop reflective writing skills and reflective practice of a learner


The syllabus will introduce students to key themes within the Social Sciences and Humanities, Covered in lectures, seminars and workshops. LO1 LO 2 LO3

Content will be provided through a range of formats, with students required to engage with lectures, seminars, reading academic journals, newspaper articles, etc. LO1 LO 2 LO3

The module seeks to develop undergraduate study skills for lectures and seminars with ideas generated and developed through extensive discussion, reading, viewing and reflection. LO1 LO 2 LO3

Students will be encouraged to develop and expand their own ideas through active participation and engagement with the lectures, seminars, reading and reflective writing activities in their digital journals. LO1 LO 2 LO3

Balance of independent study and scheduled teaching activity

The module is delivered through a series of teacher-led lectures, seminars and workshops, with students contributing to discussion, group work and tutorials (60 hrs).

Students will also engage in ongoing guided self and online study to enable them to improve their reading and writing skills and complete required assessment components (90 hrs).

Module information including module booklet and assessment details is available on WebLearn. Blended learning resources such as homework tasks, reading resources, study support resources and web links are also on WebLearn.

Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes
At the end of the module you should be able to:
1. understand some key concepts and approaches in their chosen subject area
2. understand the wider context for their chosen subject area by examining the case study from the perspective of different subject areas
3. Have practised and become more aware of various study skills required at undergraduate study

Assessment strategy

The module is assessed by one essay. A set of questions will be provided to students at the beginning of the module.  The submission deadline will be week 12.


There is no indicative background reading list for this module.
Pre and post reading materials related to the lectures and seminars will be posted on Weblearn each week.