This programme combines our Pre-Master's Diploma in the fist year with a master's course at Oxford Brookes University. For more information about the content of the second year please see your chosen master's course entry in our online prospectus.
In your first year you will take:
- six compulsory language and study skills modules
- two subject modules in a subject of your choice.
- Reading and Research improves your skills in academic research, reading and analysis. You will develop the skills required to locate appropriate sources through library catalogues, databases and the internet, and to assess the academic credibility, validity and usefulness of those sources. You will practise intensive text comprehension skills, note-taking and summarising, critical thinking, reasoning and self-reflection.
- Academic Writing enables you to write an academic case study, essay and a report. You will learn to effectively summarise and evaluate secondary sources, to apply your reading to a specific issue or question and how to use correct citation techniques. You will also develop the skills necessary for writing at a postgraduate level including planning, brainstorming, editing, text organisation and rewriting.
- Basic Seminar Skills enables you to practise the listening and speaking skills needed for group presentations, listening to lectures and news, and engage in critical discussions.
- Advanced Reading and Research Skills will widen your research skills and develop the necessary reading skills as preparation for writing and seminar assignments at a master’s level. You will learn to apply your reading to a specific issue or question, and to evaluate and summarise secondary sources for use in writing assignments. You will also develop your knowledge of quotation, paraphrasing and citation techniques, and to write a bibliography following academic conventions.
- Extended Writing Project gives you the opportunity to carry undertake a research project leading to an extended research paper in your own subject area, and to a reflective essay on the process followed. The research can be undertaken using only secondary sources, or both secondary and primary sources. It is a double module, ie 6 hours a week (2 x 3 hours) to enable you to get practice and support with writing through classes, tutorials, lectures, workshops and online discussion forums.
- Advanced Seminar Skills develops your listening, seminar and presentation skills to and advanced level, building on the skills learnt in the Basic Seminar Skills module. You will practice listening to lectures with note-taking and summary writing activities. You will get varied speaking practice in pair and group discussions, consensus activities and a formal debate. You will develop your presentation skills with a researched individual presentation in your your own subject area.
Your subject modules will improve your knowledge of your subject area, and give you experience of studying at a UK university. You can choose from a wide range of undergraduate modules that suit the master's degree you want to study afterwards:
Foundations of computation
Basic Mathematical Methods ISocial sciences, international relations and law
Corporate and business law
Introduction to Politics
Introduction to International Relations 1: Perspectives
Introduction to International Relations 2: Themes and Issues
Global governance and civil society
Foundations of developmental psychology
Social differences and divisions
Foundations of social theory
Introduction to Architectural History and Theory
Essential skills in the built environment
Economics of built environment
Sustainability and development
Environmental Decision MakingBusiness, marketing, accounting and hospitality management
Accounting and Financial Information
Raising Individual Financial Awareness
Accounting information systems
Corporate and business law
Applied financial skills
Foundations of Business
Business Strategy for Competitive Advantage
Basic Mathematical Methods I
Business Economics and Financial Markets
Management in International Hospitality and Tourism
Operational Finance for Hospitality and Tourism
Festival and Cultural Events Management
Food, drink and culture
Revenue management and pricing
Foundations of Marketing
Managing Business Projects
Purchasing and Supply Chain Management
Context of International Tourism
Planning a successful event
Global Business CommunicationsHumanities, education and publishing
Key Issues in Film Studies I
Museums and Society
Social world of childhood and youth
Methodology of Foreign Language Teaching
Understanding MediaScience, nutrition and public health
Physiology for human movement
Physical activity and health
Scientific skills for health scientists
Psychology of food
Motivating health behaviour
The Leisure Environment
Human nutrition and metabolism
Basic Mathematical Methods I
Please note: the choice of subject modules depends on availability and may change without notice.
If you start in January you will take an independent study module instead of a subject module during the summer semester.
Our dedicated student support team are here throughout your time at Oxford Brookes International and can help with any problems or issue you may face. They can provide one to one support, pastoral advice and guidance to help you progress through your course. They also organise our welcome programme and social events for students.
Course dates September 2018 start
17 September 2018 to 18 May 2019