Total contact hours: 180-225 per semester. 1 ECTS Credit = 0.5 semester credit. Most single modules are worth 7.5 ECTS or 3.75 semester credits. Possible U.S. Credits: 12-15 semester credits per semester. Normal course load is 4 classes per semester.
Final transcript is issued by Oxford Brookes University.
Oxford Brookes University - Course Offerings
At Oxford Brookes University, a class or course is called a "module" and a degree or field of study is called a "course."
ASA students are permitted to take modules from the following courses. See below for module descriptions (syllabi). Some modules have pre-requisites, and enrollment in some modules may require approval from Oxford Brookes University.
Accounting Accounting and Finance Animal Behaviour and Welfare Animal Biology and Conservation Anthropology Art History (This is called "History of Art" at Brookes.) Arts Management and Administration Biological Sciences Biotechnology Biology Business Business Economics Business Information Systems Business Innovation and Enterprise Business Logistics Business Statistics Business and Finance for Managers Business (International) Business and International Finance Business and Management Business and Marketing Communications Business and Marketing Management
Chinese Language Cell and Molecular Biology Communication Networks Communication, Media and Culture Computer Games & Animation Computer Networks and Multimedia Systems Computer Science Early Childhood Studies Ecology Economics Education and Human Development
Engineering - Automotive, Mechanical, Motorsport, and Software (Oxford Brookes University accepts study abroad students for Engineering on a case-by-case basis.) English Language and Linguistics English Studies and Literature Environmental Sciences Environmental Sciences (Conservation Biology) Environmental Sciences (Ecology) Environmental Sciences (Environmental Management) Environmental Sciences (Environmental Monitoring) Equine Science Exercise, Nutrition and Health Film Studies Fine Art French French Studies Geography German History Hospitality Management Studies Hotel and Restaurant Management Human Resource Management and Business Information Systems Information Technology Management for Business Intelligent Systems International Business Management International Relations International Tourism Management Italian Japanese Studies Marketing Mathematical Sciences Mathematics Media Technology Multimedia Computing Multimedia Production Multimedia Systems Music Network Computing
Nursing (Oxford Brookes University accepts study abroad students for Nursing on a case-by-case basis.)
Performing Arts Philosophy Politics Psychology Publishing Religion and Theology Religion, Culture and Ethics Retail Management Social Work Sociology Sound Technology and Digital Music Spanish Sport and Coaching Studies Sport and Exercise Science Sports Science Statistics Technology Management Tourism Youth Studies and Applied Theology Youth and Community Work and Applied Theology
MODULE DESCRIPTIONS (Syllabi) ASA students may search for modules (classes/courses) and their descriptions, as well as timetables, on Oxford Brookes' online Undergraduate Modular Programme Handbook.
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING THE MODULAR HANDBOOK!
1.Students should take 4 modules per semester. It may be possible to take a 5th module, with permission from Brookes. You must have a total of 7-8 modules approved for credit by your home school, in case of schedule conflicts.
Most single modules are worth 7.5 ECTS or 3.75 semester credits. (1 ECTS Credit = 0.5 semester credit.) Students who take the usual 4 single modules per semester should earn 15 semester credits in one semester.
2. You may NOT take honours modules, Postgraduate modules (Level 7) or modules designated for degree-seeking students. You may take double modules, but remember they are worth 2 single modules (so, a total of 7.5 U.S. credits per double module).
3.Y13 refers to the 2013-2014 academic year, so searching under Y13 will give you modules that are offered in Fall 2013 & Spring 2014. Then, each module description will say if it is offered during Semester 1 (Fall), Semester 2 (Spring) or both. Y14 = 2014-2015 academic year, etc.
4.Semester 1 is Fall and Semester 2 is Spring. For example, if you are going abroad in Fall 2013, look for modules that are offered during Semester 1 in Y13. If you are going abroad in Spring 2014, look for modules that are offered during Semester 2 in Y13.
5.Stage Imodules OR those labeled Level 3/Level 4 are freshman/sophomore modules. Stage IImodules OR those labeled Level 5/Level 6 are junior/senior modules. Stage II modules are generally for students who are majors in that field. Stage I modules normally have no pre-requisites or fewer pre-requisites than Stage II modules. Level 7 (postgraduate) modules aren't open to study abroad students.
HOW TO USE THE MODULAR HANDBOOK There are THREE different ways you can search for modules:
a & b. "SUBJECT SELECTION" OR "MODULE GROUPS SELECTION" - These have drop-down lists of the various fields of study (courses) available at Oxford Brookes. First, choose your desired subject area, then choose the academic year you're looking for (ex. Y13 is 2013-2014; Y14 is 2014-2015). Finally, click "Show Page." This will show you all of the modules offered in that course (degree) during the academic year you've indicated. Remember: Semester 1 = Fall; Semester 2 = Spring.
c. "MODULE SEARCH" - This allows you to search BY KEYWORD. Enter your keyword (i.e. biology, marketing, music, etc.) into the 2nd box, then choose your academic year. If you're going abroad during the 2013-2014 academic year, use the default, "01-Sep-2013" to "31-Aug-2014." Remember: Semester 1 = Fall; Semester 2 = Spring.