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Bath Spa University School of Humanities and Cultural Industries 38 / 39 History Heritage BA (Hons) BA/BSc Combined Award*Why choose this course? In today's world, history arguably remains the most challenging of disciplines. Its ability to deal with profound questions and to provide many answers can help in the understanding of people's lives, beliefs and problems in the present day. You'll explore a diverse range of sources, periods and themes, ranging from the medieval to the modern world. And you'll develop a wide variety of skills that will be useful in your future working life. You'll be taught by a well-qualified, dedicated staff who are frequently seen in the media, and who have innovative approaches in learning and teaching using new technology, and in their historical research. About the course The course is designed to enable you to select and explore those aspects of history that most interest you as well as acquiring knowledge and understanding of history as a scholarly discipline. Each year we offer a wide range of modules in terms of periods, places and persons in history, and different kinds of history (social, religious political cultural local, women's, literary), which you'll view from a heritage, gender or British and international perspective. In Year 1, for example, you will be able to choose from modules covering topics as diverse as Tudor and Stuart England; Modern Europe; Changing Histories: History and Heritage.In the second and third year you will choose from a range of more detailed and specific modules offered in each year. Placements are available during your course. Some of the recent student placements on the course were with Bath Central Library Local Studies; Bath Record Office; Museum of Bath at Work; The Building of Bath Collection ; The American Museum in Britain; Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre; Radstock Museum; SS Great Britain. Overseas study trips and exchange programmes are also available.Graduate profileCari Randall, graduated 2010-"W hen I graduated I got a place on the Wales Emerging Leadership Development Programme, a graduate scheme in the management sector of NHS Wales. I gained lots of transferable skills from my course - such as time management, organisational skills and effective writing practices - which proved very useful for applications and interviews. I found giving presentations during my first and second year to be most useful, as when I was applying for the graduate scheme I had to go to a assessment centre, where I was required to work in a team and present to a panel. Being able to use experience from university proved to be very helpful! I enjoyed my time at Bath Spa - experiencing a different side of education; meeting new people and socialising; and the course itself and the modules I selected."Careers Employers welcome the analytical and problem-solving skills and the flexible approach to learning that history students "H istory is indeed the witness of the times, the light of truth." Ciceroacquire. You'll gain knowledge and understanding of history as a scholarly discipline, but you'll also develop a multitude of skills that will be useful in your future working life. As a result history students find employment in a wide variety of careers such as: teaching (subject to PGCE); administration and management; lecturing; commerce and banking; media and tourism; museums/heritage; librarianship; police; law and public relations. There are also opportunities to undertake postgraduate work at Masters and doctorate level."B y talking to friends at other universities, I and they found it amazing to learn that at Bath Spa we could talk one to one so easily to our lecturers, often up to an hour at a time. Keep this up, as it is extremely important I feel. Best three years of my life." Year 3 studentUCAS CodeHistoryV100Popular CombinationsSociology - VL13 Education - XV31 For a full list of courses you can combine with History, see page 63.Entry CriteriaTypical offers240-280 UCAS Tariff points (eg BCC; BB+ AS a). See page 20UCAS CodeHeritage *Subject to approval. Check UCAS website for UCAS codes www.ucas.comNote: You will need to choose another subject to study with HeritagePopular CombinationsHistory, Media Communications; English Literature; Religion, Philosophy and Ethics; Business and ManagementFor a full list of courses you can combine with Heritage, see page 63. Entry CriteriaTypical offers240-280 UCAS Tariff points (eg BCC; BB+AS a).See page 20Course InformationMore InformationCourse locationNewton Park campusCourse length3 years full-time; part-time availableNo. of applicants (2010) 453No. of places (2010)65 (additional places are available as part of a Combined Award)More Student Survey Score (2010)96% satisfaction with teaching01"T he course at Bath Spa was really diverse and offered a great variety of subjects to suit every student. Lecturers evidently loved their subjects and were generally always willing to help. I had the best three years studying at Bath Spa and this was due to the wonderful staff and course offered." Year 3 student01 Medieval battlefieldWhy choose this course?We live our lives in the midst of the historic buildings, landscapes, and material objects of our past. But heritage is about much more than just physical remains - it is about people's memories, how they make sense of their past and how they develop an understanding of their accumulated culture. Heritage is crucial to building our sense of identity - as an individual, as part of a community, as a nation, and as a part of the wider global society. The City of Bath, a city of international historical and cultural significance, was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987. It attracts over four million visitors a year and plays a major role in an industry that contributes billions to the UK economy. It is also a city that provides the perfect backdrop for exploring the meaning and uses of heritage in the past and now, and for considering the issues and debates that will shape our engagement with heritage in the future. Our collaboration with almost every museum, gallery and heritage site in Bath and the local region has created an exciting course that offers you the unique opportunity to be taught by academics who research and write about heritage, as well as by heritage sector professionals.About the courseYou will take Heritage with another subject as part of a Combined Award. The course introduces you to both the concepts and the realities of heritage through lectures, discussion-based seminars, hands-on workshops, fieldtrips to heritage sites, as well as through real-life heritage projects and work placements. You will graduate from this course with a thorough understanding of the complex relationships between heritage, history, culture, education and learning, interpretation, conservation, and tourism. You will also have had the opportunity to volunteer at local and regional heritage sites, work on heritage projects in museums and galleries, and collaborate with a wide range of people who make their living in the heritage sector.CareersHeritage at Bath Spa University prepares you for a variety of future careers, both within the sector and beyond. In addition to acquiring knowledge and understanding of heritage as an intellectual and academic field of study, and gaining practical experience in a range of heritage contexts, you will develop skills that are highly valued by a wide range of graduate employers. You will be able to communicate effectively in writing and through presentations and public speaking; you will have developed strong research skills as well as skills in analysis and interpretation; you will have had opportunities to work as a team as well as develop leadership skills; and you will have learned how to develop a project, plan it, manage it and see it through to fruition.Graduate ProfileAnita Keyworth, graduated 2010-"S ince graduating I have been involved with a National Trust oral history project recording the memories and experiences of life on the Tyntesfield estate during the twentieth century. It was the invaluable experiences and confidence I gained as a student at Bath Spa that helped me secure a place on the team. The project includes all the critical skills I learnt doing heritage at Bath Spa. These included teamwork, project-management, self-analysis, time management, training on new technology, communication skills, report writing, marketing, interpretation techniques and presentation skills."" Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations. Our cultural and natural heritage are both irreplaceable sources of life and inspiration." UNESCO010201 Historic building on the Newton Park campus02 Bath is a World Heritage site

Bath Spa University School of Humanities and Cultural Industries Publishing: Editorial, Design and the Web Foundation Degree (FdA) Media Communications BA (Hons) Do you want to work in publishing as an editor, designer or perhaps a website manager? This course will give you the professional skills, business knowledge and encourage an entrepreneurial spirit necessary to get started in publishing. The media is all-pervasive. It affects, influences, reflects and analyses every aspect of our lives. Why choose this course? In the 21st century our knowledge of major political, social and cultural happenings in the UK and across the world is usually shaped first by the media. We need therefore to understand and ask fundamental questions about the media, its organisation, representations, audiences and possible impacts and influences. Media Communications at Bath Spa examines and explores media as diverse as film, television, radio, newspapers, magazines, advertising, the internet, mobile phones, ipods and video games. About the course In the first year our modules will equip you with the essential critical toolkit for understanding and analysing the media and conducting media research. There is one core module, Understanding Media Communications. This will involve you in examining issues such as media technologies, media influence, media ownership, globalisation, media representation and media effects. The core module will also introduce you to some of the key methods in media research through a series of case studies including war journalism, TV audiences, news reporting, soap operas and news interviews. In addition to the core module students in the first year can take modules on television, popular media culture and media history. Why choose this course? Today's rapidly changing publishing industry offers many opportunities to those with the right skills. Whether you want to produce a magazine, book, newsletter, or web content, you're going to need sound editorial and design skills. This innovative, highly practical course will help you develop these skills. It brings together the teaching and industry expertise of the School of Humanities and Cultural Industries and Bath School of Art and Design, offering access to purpose-built studios containing the latest industry software and equipment. This course focuses on three areas: editorial skills, design skills, and an overview of the whole publishing industry. Underpinning this is an emphasis on the opportunities offered by new digital platforms from iPads to social media. UCAS CodeMedia CommunicationsP390Popular CombinationsFilm and Screen Studies - VW9P Education - XP39 Sociology - PL93For a full list of courses you can combine with Media Communications, see page 63.Entry CriteriaTypical offers240-280 UCAS Tariff points (eg BCC; BB+ AS a). See page 20UCAS CodePublishing: Editorial, Design and the WebP400 (but see note below - there are plans to introduce a three year BA (Hons) degree).Entry CriteriaTypical offers180-220 UCAS Tariff points (eg BB; CD + AS b). Minimum 80 points from Art, Design, English, IT, Media Studies, or a related subject preferred. National Diplomas, a portfolio of art and design, or Art Foundation course. May be invited to interview.See page 20 Course InformationCourse locationNewton Park campusCourse length2 years full-timeNo. of applicants (2010) 28No. of places (2010)10More Student Survey Score (2010)86% satisfaction with teachingCourse InformationCourse locationNewton Park campusCourse length3 years full-time; part-time availableNo. of applicants (2010) 200No. of places (2010)25 (additional places available as part of a Combined Award)More Student Survey Score (2010)86% satisfaction with teachingIn Years 2 and 3 you'll explore issues of media power and the everyday, examining for example the influence of media messages and the ways media are embedded in the daily lives of audiences. Other second year modules look at computer and video games and the central role that they play in our leisure time, the UK magazine industry, popular music cultures and media cultures of stardom and celebrity. In the third year you will undertake the study of media audiences, together with elective modules in gender and film, media technology, young people and the new media and reporting panics, disasters and terrorism. At various points in the course, students have the opportunity to engage in media production projects. Sample modules: Understanding Media Communication; Popular Media Culture; Media Power and Audiences; Digital Generation: Young People and New Media; Music Cultures, Media and Markets; Researching the Media and Cultural Industries; Journalism and Citizenship; Media Fandom; Media, Technology and Change. "T he modules represent a healthy variety of issues related to the study of communications, culture and the media and the material taught is stimulating." External Examiner0101 Using today's technologyCareers The main focus of interest for Media Communications graduates is the expanding creative and cultural industries, which is one of the largest sectors of employment in the UK. These industries include advertising, journalism, publishing, film and film-related employments, television, radio and the heritage sector. There are also employment opportunities in local and central government and the voluntary sector. You'll gain practical experience of project management, working on real-life projects from literary festival promotion to running a magazine and book production. You'll also have expert support for your own self-initiated projects and many opportunities for collaboration. All students have the opportunity to work for MILK - our cutting-edge new student magazine published by FD students. The course is part of Artswork, the University's £4.5 million Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. About the course In your first year you will focus on the foundation skills needed for graphic design and editorial work. These include: copywriting, creative design principles, text-editing techniques, online and print production methods. You'll use publishing software such as Adobe CS4 InDesign and Photoshop, learn about presentation techniques (including PowerPoint) and digital photography. In your second year you'll develop these skills in project work and will learn how to create websites using Dreamweaver software. There is an opportunity to learn video-editing skills too. Core modules running throughout the course will provide you with vital background knowledge including social media marketing, new technology, and copyright and contracts. Sample modules: Editorial: Copywriting and Text Editing; Introduction to Visual Design; and Contemporary Publishing.Careers During the course we will help you prepare for your chosen career and support you when applying for internships and jobs. You could become a designer, an editor, or combine both skills to work in publicity, marketing, or as a web content manager. In addition to book and magazine publishing, a wide range of other industries and organisations employ multi-skilled people to produce published materials - for example the music and fashion industries, museums, and charities. Students who successfully complete the Foundation Degree may apply to progress onto the BA (Hons) Creative Writing, BA (Hons) Graphic Communication or the BA (Hons) Creative Media Practice at Bath Spa University.01Staff ProfileKatharine Reeve, Senior Lecturer in Publishing -"I 've been a non-fiction book commissioning editor for over 15 years (most recently as Editorial Director at OUP). I also write non-fiction books: my Rough Guide to Food won the 2010 Guild of Food Writers Award for investigative journalism. This is an exciting course offering lots of opportunities for students to develop a range of skills as well as personal specialisms, and to gain work experience."01 Article in MILK, the cutting edge student magazine produced by Publishing students  Please NoteThere are plans to introduce Publishing as a three year BA (Hons) Combined Award. Please check our website for more information about this.