Updated undergraduate information 2021/22 - for Prospective students

The following information provides prospective undergraduate students with a summary of new course and programme information being offered in the 2021/22 session:

This page will continue to be updated throughout the academic year as changes are confirmed by departments.

New programmes | Substantive changes to programme regulations | New courses | Course title changes | Course code changes

Undergraduate programmes

New programmes for 2021/22
The School is pleased to be able to offer the following new programmes in 2021/22:

Department of Statistics:

BSc in Data Science

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 Substantive changes to programme regulations for 2021/22
The following programmes have had substantive changes for the 2021/22 session:

Department of Accounting and Finance

BSc in Accounting and Finance (first year students in 2021/22)

Newly modified structure

Department of Economics

BSc in Economics (first year students in 2021/22)

Newly modified structure

BSc in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics (first year students in 2021/22)

Newly modified structure

Department of Economic History

BSc in Economic History (first year students in 2021/22)

Change to core courses (paper 2)

BSc in Economic History and Geography (first year students in 2021/22)

Change to core courses (paper 4)

BSc in Economics and Economic History (first year students in 2021/22)

Change to core courses (papers 1, 5 and 6)

BSc in Economic History with Economics (second year students in 2021/22)

Change to core courses (papers 5 and 9)

Department of Finance

BSc in Finance (first year students in 2021/22)

Newly modified structure

Department of Geography and Environment

BA in Geography (first year students in 2021/22)

Change to core courses (papers 3 and 4)

BSc in Environment and Development (first year students in 2021/22)

Change to core courses (papers 4 and 8)

BSc in Environmental Policy with Economics (first year students in 2021/22)

Change to core courses (papers 3 and 8)

BSc in Geography with Economics (first year students in 2021/22)

Change to core courses (papers 1 and 5)

Department of Government

BSc in Politics and Economics (first year students in 2021/22)

Change to core courses (papers 3, 7 and 8)

Department of Mathematics

BSc in Financial Mathematics and Statistics (first year students in 2021/22)

Change to core courses (paper 1)

BSc in Mathematics and Economics (first year students in 2021/22)

Newly modified structure

BSc in Mathematics with Economics (first year students in 2021/22)

Newly modified structure

Department of Management

BSc in Management (first year students in 2021/22)

Change to core courses (paper 2)

Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science

BSc in Psychological and Behavioural Science (first year students in 2021/22)

Change to papers 4, 11, and 12.

Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method

BSc in Philosophy and Economics (first year students in 2021/22)

Newly modified structure

BSc in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (first year students in 2021/22)

Newly modified structure

Department of Social Policy

BSc in International Social and Public Policy and Economics (first year students in 2021/22)

Newly modified structure

Department of Statistics

BSc in Actuarial Science (first year students in 2021/22)

Newly modified structure

BSc in Mathematics, Statistics and Business (first year students in 2021/22)

Newly modified structure

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Suspended programmes for 2021/22
The following programmes have been Suspended for the 2021/22 session.

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 Withdrawn programmes for 2021/22
The following programmes have been withdrawn for the 2021/22 session:

Department of Economic History

BSc in Economic History with Economics

Department of Economics

BSc in Economics with Economic History

Department of Social Policy

BSc in Criminology

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Undergraduate courses

New courses for 2021/22
The School is pleased to be able to offer the following new courses in 2021/22:  

Department of Anthropology courses:

AN1E0 Introduction to Social Anthropology (Anthropology Exchanges) (0.5)

AN2E0 The Anthropology of Kinship, Sex and Gender (Anthropology Exchanges) (0.5)

AN2E6 Political and Legal Anthropology (Anthropology Exchanges) (0.5)

AN3E1 The Anthropology of Religion (Anthropology Exchanges) (0.5)

Data Science Institute courses:

DS101M Fundamentals of Data Science (0.5)

DS101L Fundamentals of Data Science (0.5)

DS105M Data for Data Science (0.5)

DS105L Data for Data Science (0.5)

DS202 Data Science for Social Scientists (0.5)

 

Department of Economics courses:

EC1A1 Microeconomics I (0.5)

EC1A3 Microeconomics I (0.5)

EC1A5 Microeconomics I (0.5)

EC1B1 Macroeconomics I (0.5)

EC1B3 Macroeconomics I (0.5)

EC1B5 Macroeconomics I (0.5)

EC1C1 Econometrics I (0.5)

EC1P1 Economics (0.5)

Department of Economic History courses:

EH314 Political economy and economic policies: Europe from the Crusades to the French Revolution (1.0)

 

Department of Government courses:

GV326 Conflict, War and Revolution - Approaches to Political Theory (1.0)

GV327 Governance and Corruption (0.5)

GV329 Making Democracy Work (0.5)

GV330 Data Science Applications to Politics Research (0.5)

GV334 Comparative Perspectives on Inequality and Politics: Global North, Global South (0.5)

GV3L1 Analytical Approaches to British Politics (0.5)

Department of International History courses:

HY334 Communication Revolutions in Latin America c. 1539 to the Present (1.0)

HY335 History of Foreign Relations of the People's Republic of China, 1949-2008 (1.0)

Department of International Relations courses:

IR345 Global Politics of China (1.0)

 

Language Centre courses:

LN303 Language Studies Dissertation (1.0)

LN342 Academic Chinese for International Relations (1.0)

Department of Mathematics courses:

MA214 Algorithms and Data Structures (0.5)

MA333 Optimisation for Machine Learning (0.5)

Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method courses:

PH238 Philosophy of Language (0.5)

 

Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science courses:

PB300 Advances in Psychological and Behavioural Science (1.0)

PB303 Organisations, Groups and Identity (0.5)

PB304 Organisational and Social Decision-Making (0.5)

PB307 Consumer Psychology for Sustainability (0.5)

PB308 Social Psychology of Economic Life (0.5)

PB310 Independent Research Project (1.0)

PB312 Research Apprenticeship (0.5)

PB314 Behavioural Science in an Age of New Technology (0.5)

Department of Sociology courses:

SO237 Racial Borderscapes (0.5)

 

Department of Social Policy courses:

SP210 Development and Social Change (1.0)

SP333 NGOs, Social Policy and Development (0.5)

SP372 Punishment and Penal Policy (0.5)

 

Department of Statistics courses:

ST109 Elementary Statistical Theory I (0.5)

ST110 Elementary Statistical Theory II (0.5)

ST115 Managing and Visualising Data (0.5)

ST207 Databases (0.5)

ST311 Artificial Intelligence (0.5)

 

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Suspended courses for 2021/22
The following courses have been suspended for the 2021/22 session.

Department of Accounting courses:

AC342 Accounting, Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (0.5)

Department of Anthropology courses:

AN205 The Anthropology of Melanesia (0.5)

AN221 The Anthropology of Christianity (0.5)

AN223 The Anthropology of Southeast Asia (0.5)

AN240 Investigating the Philippines - New Approaches and Ethnographic Contexts (0.5)

AN243 Children and Youth in Contemporary Ethnography (0.5)

AN245 Borders and Boundaries: Ethnographic Approaches (0.5)

AN247 Anthropological Approaches to Questions of Being (0.5)

AN269 The Anthropology of Amazonia (0.5)

AN276 Anthropology and the Anthropocene (0.5)

 

Department of Economic History courses:

EH238 The Origins of Growth (1.0)

EH313 Economic History Lab: Cities, Economy and Society, 1550-1750 (1.0)

EH316 Atlantic World Slavery (1.0)

EH325 Issues in Modern Japanese Economic Development: Late Industrialisation, Imperialism and High Speed Growth (1.0)

EH327 China's Traditional Economy and its Growth in the Very Long-Term (1.0)

 

Department of Government courses:

GV309 Politics of Money and Finance in Comparative Perspective (0.5)

GV316 Advanced Issues in Applied Political Theory (0.5)

GV320 Populism (0.5)

GV323 Transparency and Accountability in Government (0.5)

GV327 Governance and Corruption (0.5)

GV366 Political Economy of the Developing World (1.0)

Department of Geography and Environment courses:

GY312 Geographies of Gender in the Global South (0.5)

Department of International History courses:

HY221 The History of Russia, 1676-1825 (1.0)

HY238 The Cold War and European Integration, 1947-1992 (1.0)

HY319 Napoleon and Europe (1.0)

HY325 Retreat from Power: British foreign and defence policy, 1931-68 (1.0)

HY329 Independent India: Myths of Freedom and Development (1.0)

HY330 From Tea to Opium: China and the Global Market in the Long Eighteenth Century (1.0)

HY332 Interwar worlds: the cultural consequences of the First World War (1.0)

 

Department of International Relations courses:

IR313 Managing China's Rise in East Asia (0.5)

IR320 Europe's Institutional Order (0.5)

IR322 Sovereignty, Rights and Justice: Issues in International Political Theory (0.5)

IR324 The Practices of Transitional Justice (0.5)

IR325 The Situations of the International Criminal Court (0.5)

IR354 Governing International Political Economy: Lessons from the Past for the Future (0.5)

IR355 Economic Diplomacy (0.5)

IR372 Nuclear Non-proliferation and World Politics (Special Topics in International Relations) (0.5)

IR377 The Politics of Governance, Development and Security in Sub-Saharan Africa (0.5)

IR378 Critical War Studies (0.5)

Language Centre courses:

LN340 Mandarin Language and Society 5 (Mastery) (1.0)

LN713 Mandarin: Level 2 (Standard)

LN715 Mandarin: Level 3 (Standard)

LN717 Mandarin: Level 4 (Standard)

LN734 French: Level Five (Management and Business)

LN737 French: Level Five (Legal Issues)

LN821 Mandarin: Level 5 (Legal Issues)

LN954 Informal Vocabulary

LN955 Academic Vocabulary

LN956 Grammar for Academic Purposes

LN960 Grammar for Academic Purposes II

 

Department of Law courses:

LL204 Advanced Torts (1.0)

LL221 Family Law (1.0)

LL250 Law and The Environment (1.0)

 

Department of Mathematics courses:

MA303 Chaos in Dynamical Systems (0.5)

Department of Management courses:

MG228 Managing the Stone-Age Brain (0.5)

MG307 International Context of Management (0.5)

MG315 Marketing Action Learning Project (0.5)

 

Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science courses:

PB102 Social Psychology (1.0)

PB301 Cognition and Culture (0.5)

PB302 Creativity and Innovation (0.5)

 

Department of Social Policy courses:

SP231 Poverty, Inequality, and Social Policy (1.0)

SP336 Behavioural Public Policy (0.5)

Department of Sociology courses:

SO210 Crime, Deviance and Control (1.0)

SO234 Digital Technology, Speed and Culture (0.5)

SO235 The Sociology of Homicide (0.5)

SO309 Atrocity and Justice (0.5)

SO312 Work, Inequality and Society (0.5)

 

Department of Statistics courses:

ST108 Statistical Methods for the Social Sciences (1.0)

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Withdrawn courses for 2021/22
The following courses have been withdrawn for the 2021/22 session.

Department of Anthropology courses:

AN252 Anthropological Approaches to Value (0.5)

AN278 Anthropology and Global History (0.5)

Department of Economics courses:

EC100 Economics A (1.0)

EC102 Economics B (1.0)

Department of Government courses:

GV227 The Politics of Economic Policy (1.0)

GV306 Global Public Policy (0.5)

GV308 Leadership in the Political World (0.5)

 

Department of International History courses:

HY119 Thinking Like A Historian (0.0)

Department of International Relations courses:

IR321 Revolutions and World Politics (0.5)

IR347 Political Economy of International Labour Migration (0.5)

Language Centre courses:

LN789 Spanish: Level Five (Culture and Society)

LN792 Portuguese: Level One (Standard)

LN818 Portuguese: Level One (Fast track)

LN819 Portuguese: Level Two (Standard)

LN824 Spanish: Level One (Super Standard)

 

Department of Mathematics courses:

MA110 Basic Quantitative Methods (1.0)

MA314 Algorithms and Data Structures (0.5)

Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science courses:

PB305 Social Neuroscience of Economic Life (0.5)

PB311 Advanced Quantitative Methods for Psychological and Behavioural Science (0.5)

Department of Social Policy courses:

SP231 Poverty, Inequality, and Social Policy (1.0)

SP270 Understanding Crime and Punishment (1.0)

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Course title changes from 2021/22
The following courses have changed title for the 2021/22 session.

Old title

New title

Department of Geography and Environment courses:

GY144 The London Lab: Geography in the City (1.0)

GY144 Society, Culture and Place (1.0)

Department of International Relations courses:

IR315 The Middle East and International Relations Theory (1.0)

IR315 International Relations of the Middle East (1.0)

Department of Philosophy and Scientific Method courses:

PH112 Intermediate Logic (0.5)

PH112 Intermediate Logic and Probability (0.5)

PH232 Physics and the City: From Quantum Jumps to Stock Market Crashes (0.5)

PH232 Physics and Uncertainty: From Quantum Jumps to Stock Market Crashes (0.5)

Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science courses:

PB303 Group Dynamics (0.5)

PB303 Organisations, Groups and Identity (0.5)

PB312 Advanced Research Methods for Psychological and Behavioural Science: Laboratory Apprenticeship (0.5)

PB312 Research Apprenticeship (0.5)

Department of Sociology courses:

SO308 Personal Life, Intimacy and the Family (1.0)

SO348 Family Diversity and Change (0.5)

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Course code changes from 2021/22
The following courses have changed codes for the 2021/22 session. 

Old code

New code

European Institute courses:

GV3A1 The Politics and Policies of 'Brexit': The UK's changing relationship with the European Union (0.5)

EU3A1 The Politics and Policies of 'Brexit': The UK's changing relationship with the European Union (0.5)

Department of Government courses:

GV306 Global Public Policy (0.5)

GV4K8 Global Public Policy (0.5)

Department of Sociology courses:

SO208 Gender and Society (1.0)

SO248 Gender and Society (0.5)

SO210 Crime, Deviance and Control (1.0)

SO240 Crime, Deviance and Control (0.5)

SO224 The Sociology of Race and Empire (1.0)

SO244 The Sociology of Race and Empire (0.5)

SO308 Personal Life, Intimacy and the Family (1.0)

SO348 Family Diversity and Change (0.5)

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