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Acting3785<p> <img src="http&#58;//www.northampton.ac.uk/PublishingImages/BA%20Hons%20Acting%20Northampton.jpg" alt="" style="line-height&#58;1.6;margin&#58;5px;width&#58;100%;height&#58;auto;" />&#160;<span style="line-height&#58;1.6;">B</span><span style="line-height&#58;1.6;">A (Hons) Acting is a highly practical </span> <span style="line-height&#58;1.6;">training programme required to enter the profession as a working actor. The programme is explicitly designed as vocational actor preparation, committed to conservatoire-styled training with highly experienced industry professionals.</span></p><p>Students take part in performances and productions, work with visiting professional directors and actors, and form their own theatre companies.</p><p>The university offers eight studios and theatre spaces, fully equipped television and radio studios, and links to the prestigious Royal &amp; Derngate theatre where student actors may also have opportunities to audition for main house productions.</p><p>Our students are eligible for student Equity membership.</p><p> <span style="line-height&#58;20.7999992370605px;">Please see below&#160;the 2014&#160;Subject Futures Week video, which highlights just&#160;some of the creative industry guests who attended&#160;to share knowledge&#160;and insights with&#160;students about the reality of working and&#160;life after University. &#160;</span>​<br></p> <iframe width="100%" height="315" src="http&#58;//www.youtube.com/embed/Hf3JHqNKikk?rel=0" frameborder="0"></iframe>​ <div> <br> </div><div>Please also see the <a href="http&#58;//youtu.be/0nDoJz9pZ4E">2013 Subject Futures Week video</a>​, with many more exciting guests from across the creative industries.​</div>BA (Hons)W410Undergraduatehttp://catalog.uon-dmz.local/sites/catalogs/UoN/Lists/Courses/AllItems.aspxFalse
Psychology and Criminology Joint Honours612<p>This popular and well-established programme invites students to combine the understanding of human behaviour, development, thoughts and emotions from Psychology and develop this within the context of the study of crime, social order and social control that is central to the study of Criminology.</p><p>This joint honours programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS)* and can be the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist. </p><p>Through the application of theoretical understanding and practical experience this course aims to debate and resolve questions such as&#58; </p><ul><li><p>What is crime and what drives people to commit crime? </p></li><li><p>How laws are enforced and how does this affect behaviour? </p></li><li><p>Why is crime concentrated in particular areas? How can crime be prevented? </p></li></ul><p>Students are encouraged to develop employability skills through volunteering opportunities, events, workshops&#160;and research placements.</p><p>The course is able to offer students access to excellent facilities and resources for research in social, cognitive, biological, developmental and personality psychology. In addition, highly experienced and professional staff deliver engaging and relevant course content.</p><p> *Accreditation applicable to Undergraduate Single Honours Psychology degrees and Joint Honours degrees where Psychology is the major subject.</p>BA/BSc (Hons)C8M9Undergraduatehttp://catalog.uon-dmz.local/sites/catalogs/UoN/Lists/Courses/AllItems.aspxFalse
International Relations and Politics2669<p>​International Relations and Politics at the University of Northampton provides an exciting and varied ​curriculum through which students develop a critical understanding of contemporary issues in international relations and politics and their impact on lives at local, national and global levels. &#160;If you have a keen interest in current affairs and international developments, then the International Relations and Politics course at Northampton is ideal for you. You will be exploring contemporary issues and debates in the politics of the UK and other nations, as well as the key developments in international relations. &#160;</p><p>A special feature of the course is the research placement at Year 2 which provides the opportunity to undertake an international placement or a placement in the UK, including an internship at the House of Commons.&#160; A one-week international field trip is also included in the course.&#160;&#160;<br></p><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-embedcode ms-rte-embedil ms-rtestate-notify"><iframe width="100%" height="241" src="http&#58;//www.youtube.com/embed/MRNMiEfWCGk?list=PLD79380E317526690" frameborder="0"></iframe>&#160;</div><p>​​</p><p><span style="line-height&#58;1.6;">This course reflects the fact that politics in the 21st Century takes place in a global context and impacts on the everyday lives of people in all parts of the world.&#160;&#160;</span><span style="line-height&#58;1.6;">It examines some of the critical issues of today's world, such as threats to global security, the changing nature of international co-operation and conflict, the character of democratic and non-democratic regimes, the rise of new forms of direct action in global settings, the international politics of the environment and the challenges posed by persistent world problems such as poverty and</span><span style="line-height&#58;1.6;">&#160;&#160;</span><span style="line-height&#58;1.6;">social inequality, There has never been a more exciting time to study international relations and politics, and this course will help you develop a greater awareness of the social and political processes that shape the contemporary world.</span></p><p>This awareness provides an excellent basis for careers in a wide range of fields in the public, private and third sectors, including international careers; for example in the field of international development.&#160; More generally the course will help you to develop the transferrable skills of understanding and analysis, creative thinking and flexibility which employers increasingly demand.&#160;</p>BA (Hons)5L9LUndergraduatehttp://catalog.uon-dmz.local/sites/catalogs/UoN/Lists/Courses/AllItems.aspxFalse
History Joint Honours2666<p>The study of History at the University of Northampton will provide students with a learning experience that will be challenging and highly rewarding. The programme develops your ability to understand and analyse the past, to organise information, to study through advanced teaching and learning methods and to achieve independence of thought.</p><div>Students are actively engaged with the programme through field trips to historical sites and a Student History Society that organises talks and social events. Work placements are available with local partners in the history, heritage and archive sectors.</div><div><br></div><div><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-embedcode ms-rte-embedil ms-rtestate-notify"><iframe width="100%" height="241" src="http&#58;//www.youtube.com/embed/8B5Sc-7HuPQ" frameborder="0"></iframe>&#160;</div><br></div><div><br></div>BA/BSc (Hons)Undergraduatehttp://catalog.uon-dmz.local/sites/catalogs/UoN/Lists/Courses/AllItems.aspxFalse
Fashion3567<iframe width="100%" height="315" src="http&#58;//www.youtube.com/embed/h283WvLV3mE?rel=0" frameborder="0"></iframe>​ <p> <span style="line-height&#58;1.6;">The programme enables students to acquire a range of design practice skills and technical knowledge to support career progression within the fashion industry.</span></p><p>The subject has strong links with industry, invited guest speakers, live projects, and work experience. Internship opportunities are embedded within the curriculum. Students develop a major collection to a professional cat walk standard in their final year study.</p><p>The fashion area has dedicated studios and a range of high-quality workshops for the production of two and three dimensional work. The programme will also develop professional and entrepreneurial skills for application within the creative industries.</p><p>​<img src="http&#58;//www.northampton.ac.uk/PublishingImages/Amber_Taylor.jpg" alt="Fashion student Amber Taylor Tartan suit final collection Graduate Fashion Week " style="margin&#58;5px;width&#58;40%;height&#58;auto;" />&#160;<img src="http&#58;//www.northampton.ac.uk/PublishingImages/Helen_Jones.jpg" alt="Helen Jones Fashion student structured cream dress final collection" style="margin&#58;5px;width&#58;40%;height&#58;auto;vertical-align&#58;baseline;" /></p><p><span style="font-size&#58;13px;">​<span style="margin&#58;0px;padding&#58;0px;border&#58;0px;font-family&#58;'open sans', arial;font-stretch&#58;inherit;line-height&#58;20.7999992370605px;vertical-align&#58;baseline;color&#58;#333333;background-color&#58;#ffffff;">Please see below&#160;the 2014&#160;Subject Futures Week video, which highlights just&#160;some of the creative industry guests who attended&#160;to share knowledge&#160;and insights with&#160;students about the reality of working and&#160;life after University. &#160;</span><span style="color&#58;#333333;font-family&#58;'open sans', arial;line-height&#58;20px;background-color&#58;#ffffff;">​</span> </span></p><iframe width="100%" height="315" src="http&#58;//www.youtube.com/embed/Hf3JHqNKikk?rel=0" frameborder="0"></iframe> <p></p><div> <br> </div><div>Please also see the <a href="http&#58;//youtu.be/0nDoJz9pZ4E">2013 Subject Futures Week video,​</a> with many more exciting guests from across the creative industries.</div><div> <br> </div><div> ​<img src="http&#58;//www.northampton.ac.uk/PublishingImages/USP%20ranked%202nd.png" alt="Ranked 2nd student satisfaction Art &amp; Design Times &amp; Sunday Times" style="margin&#58;5px;width&#58;210px;" />&#160;&#160;<img src="http&#58;//www.northampton.ac.uk/PublishingImages/Ranked%202nd%20for%20student%20satisfaction%20in%20Art%20and%20Design.PNG" alt="Ranked 2nd in art &amp; Design" style="margin&#58;5px;width&#58;209px;" />&#160;</div><div><a href="http&#58;//www.northamptonchron.co.uk/news/community/northampton-fashion-student-s-outfit-selected-for-clothes-show-live-education-marketing-campaign-1-6470607">Clothes Show Live​</a> feature&#160;​2nd year students work for Clothes Show Live education&#160;marketing campaign.</div><p></p>BA (Hons)W230Undergraduatehttp://catalog.uon-dmz.local/sites/catalogs/UoN/Lists/Courses/AllItems.aspxFalse
Architectural Technology3832<p> ​​&#160;<img src="http&#58;//www.northampton.ac.uk/PublishingImages/3D_spatial_form.jpg" alt="Student made model of an Architectural Technology Spacial form " style="margin&#58;5px;width&#58;70%;height&#58;auto;" /><br> </p><p>The Architectural Technology programme develops graduates who are vocationally equipped with specialist skills and knowledge in the areas of architectural design, technology and its application, legal legislation, conservation, project management and professional practice. Graduates are prepared to move directly into employment within a range of dedicated fields including construction, design and planning. The learning environment includes studio and technical facilities, and access to specialist resources.</p><p>This programme is Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technology (CIAT).​</p><p>Please see below&#160;the 2014&#160;Subject Futures Week video, which highlights just&#160;some of the creative industry guests who attended&#160;to share knowledge&#160;and insights with&#160;students about the reality of working and&#160;life after University.&#160;&#160;</p> <iframe width="100%" height="315" src="http&#58;//www.youtube.com/embed/Hf3JHqNKikk?rel=0" frameborder="0"></iframe><div><br></div><div>Please also see the <a href="http&#58;//youtu.be/0nDoJz9pZ4E">2013 Subject Futures Week video</a>, which shows may more exciting guests from across the creative industries​.</div><div><br></div><div><img src="http&#58;//www.northampton.ac.uk/PublishingImages/USP%20ranked%202nd.png" alt="Ranked 2nd student satisfaction Art &amp; Design Times &amp; Sunday Times" style="margin&#58;5px;" />&#160;<img src="http&#58;//www.northampton.ac.uk/PublishingImages/Ranked%202nd%20for%20student%20satisfaction%20in%20Art%20and%20Design.PNG" alt="Ranked 2nd Student Satisfaction Art &amp; Design Complete Uni Guide" style="margin&#58;5px;width&#58;219px;" /><br></div>BSc (Hons)K210Undergraduatehttp://catalog.uon-dmz.local/sites/catalogs/UoN/Lists/Courses/AllItems.aspxFalse
Product Design3423<p> <img alt="Product Design image (purple car)" src="http&#58;//www.northampton.ac.uk/PublishingImages/Product%20Design%20image%20no%20text.jpg" style="margin&#58;5px;width&#58;441px;" /><br> The programme establishes a creative energy through challenging the dynamic of functionality, desirability, the aesthetic, materials, sustainability, social contexts and ethics; and essential considerations to energise design practice. Industry projects and contemporary technologies, as well as the traditions associated with visual thinking, help develop the requisite skills for product development.</p><p>To view more images of student <a href="https&#58;//www.flickr.com/photos/uninorthants/sets/72157649405891447/">Product Design work view the flickr account​</a>.&#160;</p><p>Please see below the 2014 Subject Futures Week video, which highlights just some of the creative industry guests who attended to share knowledge and insights with students about the realities of working and life after University.</p><iframe width="100%" height="315" src="http&#58;//www.youtube.com/embed/Hf3JHqNKikk?rel=0" frameborder="0"></iframe>&#160;Please also see the <a href="http&#58;//youtu.be/0nDoJz9pZ4E">2013 Subject Futures Week video</a>, with many more exciting guests from across the creative industries.<div><br></div><div>&#160; ​<img src="http&#58;//www.northampton.ac.uk/PublishingImages/Ranked%202nd%20for%20student%20satisfaction%20in%20Art%20and%20Design.PNG" alt="Ranked 2nd student satisfaction Art &amp; Design Times &amp; Sunday Times" style="margin&#58;5px;width&#58;219px;" /><br></div>BSc (Hons)W240Undergraduatehttp://catalog.uon-dmz.local/sites/catalogs/UoN/Lists/Courses/AllItems.aspxFalse
Sociology3845 <div class="snippet"><iframe width="300" height="169" align="right" src="http&#58;//www.youtube.com/embed/MPcmEVnDIko" frameborder="0"></iframe><span style="line-height&#58;1.6;">Sociol</span><span style="line-height&#58;1.6;">ogy at the University of Northampton provides an exciting and up-to-date curriculum through which students gain a critical understanding of contemporary social issues at a local and global level.</span></div><div><br>&#160;</div><div>Students gain a thorough grounding in research methods and are provided with plenty of opportunities for their practical application. Second year students undertake a compulsory placement module that includes skills-based workshops to enhance their employment prospects.</div><div><br>&#160;</div><div>Recent placements have been in settings such as the Northampton Borough Council, primary and secondary schools, community centres, banking, HR departments, and the charity sector. Second year students also have the option to undertake a week long field trip to Abu Dhabi, the UAE. The curriculum is designed to promote employability and includes specialist input from careers guidance experts. Recent graduates have described the course as &quot;very supportive&quot;, &quot;very challenging&quot;, &quot;well structured and well taught&quot;&#160;and &quot;thoroughly enjoyable and mind expanding&quot;.</div>BA (Hons)L300Undergraduatehttp://catalog.uon-dmz.local/sites/catalogs/UoN/Lists/Courses/AllItems.aspxFalse
Business and Management (top-up)2278<p>The programme is specifically designed for holders of HND qualifications (or similar UK and international qualifications). The award allows such students to gain a full honours degree in one year.</p><p>The programme covers key aspects of business and management practice and theory and emphasises the development of individual and group skills. Students can follow a range of pathways to meet their individual interests and career aspirations including marketing, finance, human resources and general business. </p>BA (Hons)N250Undergraduatehttp://catalog.uon-dmz.local/sites/catalogs/UoN/Lists/Courses/AllItems.aspxFalse
Banking and Financial Planning821 <p>The programme aims to provide a framework for the development of key academic and professional skills in banking, finance and financial services in a manner that will provide a sound framework for those wishing to pursue further study, or to enhance employment opportunities. The degree will encapsulate the knowledge to practice as a 'financial planner'.</p> <p>The programme will also gain significant exemptions including the Chartered Insurance Institute Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning, an industry standard and a requirement to practice.</p> <p> &#160;</p> BSc (Hons)N390Undergraduatehttp://catalog.uon-dmz.local/sites/catalogs/UoN/Lists/Courses/AllItems.aspxFalse

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