United Kingdom, Nottingham

Social Sciences

when 11 July 2016 - 22 July 2016
duration 2 weeks
credits 10 ECTS
fee GBP 550

Our social sciences courses last one week, allowing you to take just one, or both, or combine them with courses in other disciplines. At Nottingham Trent University our summer courses are delivered by experts who bring academic and industry experience to their subject. Select from the following Social Science subjects:

> Applying Psychology to your Community gain an effective understanding of how to apply psychological theory and research to understand different communities and ‘real world’ problems, drawing in particular on your own experiences of living in a range
of different communities. You will analyse how problems have surfaced in different communities and work together to explore methods and approaches for addressing such problems. You will be prompted to use a community psychology approach, which focuses on the relationship between the individual and society, to understand the health and well-being of communities and you will learn how to work with individuals, community groups, and marginalised, disempowered sections within society.

> Criminal Justice System in the UK - The module encourages you to reflect critically on common-sense assumptions and
understandings of criminal justice agencies, penality and punishment both at the micro and macro level. You will develop an appreciation of the strengths and weaknesses of the major explanations of the historical evolution and role of punishment in society and learn to critically assess debates and controversies surrounding the CJS, miscarriages of justice and how these relate to broader social policy strategies in promoting social exclusion or inclusion.

The courses will broaden your skills and knowledge and introduce you to new ways of thinking, and you'll also learn more about Nottingham and NTU as contemporary places to live and study.

Our programme allows you to deepen your subject knowledge or broaden your interests. You can get to know our faculty, connect with projects, and practice what you have learnt through activities in and around Nottingham.

NTU is right in the heart of England, with London, the coast and all the major attractions within easy reach. We provide you with a real experience of living and learning in the UK, in a city famous for the tales of Robin Hood.

July is a vibrant and fun time to be in Nottingham, with events and activities to suit everyone. The Splendour Music Festival at Wollaton Hall is a great day for all music lovers, or you may like to commemorate Shakespeare by watching an open air theatre event at Nottingham Castle. You might want to enjoy some cricket at the world famous Trent Bridge, or visit one of Nottingham's other top sports venues such as The National Ice Centre or National Watersports Centre. With galleries, theatres, music venues and great cafes all within easy walking distance of the University you're sure to take home happy memories of your time in Nottingham, as well as a wealth of new skills and experiences from your studies.

We'll hold a series of optional activities you can choose to take part in that are designed to help you explore Nottingham, or you can get around this compact, attractive, and safe city yourself on foot or by using its excellent public transport network.

Target group

Our courses are aimed at University students who have taken at least one year of undergraduate study in a related subject.

Credits info

On successful completion you'll receive a certificate to say you've attended and achieved a level of attainment expected by your tutor. You'll also be sent a transcript confirming that you've passed your course, and the number of credits achieved. Each week offers 5 NTU credits which is equivalent to 2.5 ECTS.

Fee info

GBP 550: Our fees vary depending on the course taken and the number of weeks of study you choose. Course prices start from £550 per week.