Here you will locate those modules that are delivered on an inter-school bases.

Employability is at the core of this module helping to equip students with the skills recognised as essential by graduate  employers. It aims to refine scholarly and professional skills introduced in Year 1, with students actively encouraged to record their own progress through their Mahara portfolio or its equivalent in the context of their own career aspirations and long-term goals. This module is designed to develop the knowledge, understanding, skills and thought processes necessary for effective, original academic and/or work-focused research. A recognised prerequisite for graduate employment is data handling/research skills and the techniques and approaches used here will reflect the student's academic discipline providing a basis for progression to the Level 6 Dissertation module or equivalent. Critical thinking, autonomy, independent learning and subject specific competencies will be promoted through its delivery. The module gives students the opportunity to identify realistic and satisfactory short and long term career goals helping students to acquire graduate skills, attributes and attitudes that will be necessary to achieve this.
Students will have opportunities to develop their understanding of personal development planning leading to the identification of realistic and satisfactory career goals and the skills development and knowledge acquisition that will be necessary to achieve these. It seeks to give students an understanding of the skills needed in their eventual roles dealing with complex situations as professional practitioners holding supervisory and managerial responsibilities.

The module introduces key biological concepts and principles providing the foundation for future study. Dealing with life processes and living organisms, it links biological structure and function. Discipline specific themes are developed via partner units of study [e.g. the module Horticultural Science] delivered in Semester 2.

5 Stars

This non-credit bearing module has been set up in order to assist foundation degree students develop further their academic skills in order that they are able to work constructively and successfully as they move onto the honours stage of their degree programmes.

The dissertation is designed to enable students to gain experience in research by undertaking a substantive project which explores specific issues in greater depth than is possible elsewhere in the programme. It is a major opportunity for students to demonstrate that they have met the level H descriptors for Bachelor Degrees with Honours as detailed by QAA within their Framework for Higher Education Qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the knowledge and skills expected of an Honours undergraduate as defined in the relevant QAA Benchmark Statement. The dissertation is also designed to develop independent learning, self-reliance, work planning skills and a professional approach to study.Three Stars

This module has been developed to assist students in the transition from further to higher education. It aims to make students aware of the academic ethos that exists within higher education and the expectations that are placed upon the undergraduate with respect to independent learning and critical thinking. Students will evaluate their current academic skills using computer based resources and will identify ways in which they can work towards improving their skills base. They will be introduced to a range of resources addressing academic and welfare matters that will equip them for their time as an undergraduate student.Four Stars

This module has been developed to assist students in the transition from further to higher education. It aims to make students aware of the academic ethos that exists within higher education and the expectations that are placed upon the undergraduate with respect to independent learning and critical thinking. Students will evaluate their current academic skills using computer based resources and will identify ways in which they can work towards improving their skills base. They will be introduced to a range of resources addressing academic and welfare matters that will equip them for their time as an undergraduate student.Four Stars

This module complements and develops the Level 4 Learning Through Work module. It may be studied as a discrete entity or the activities integrated with those undertaken in the Level 4 module, depending on the work-related context. It is normally expected that the learning will relate to a period spent in an external work environment and, where possible, in a work placement constituting a minimum of ten working weeks or equivalent. This is notionally 400 hours, although achievement of Learning outcomes is more important than actual time served). The module is designed to be contextualized by the course team, student and/or employer/client and the student is required to manage his/her learning in the context of the work function. The students will develop a wider range of higher level technical skills, but also the cognitive abilities and personal attributes that are conducive to successful performance at work. Critical reflection is required, focusing on personal and professional qualities and the role within the workplace. The module enables students to gain a critical understanding of career development and personal development planning, focusing on understanding the links between personal action, work and society.Three Stars

This module embraces three work-based themes; employability, skills development and knowledge recognition, creation and development in the workplace and explores the relationships between the world of work and the academic discipline. The student will be expected to acquire new skills and consolidate previous experience in line with the expectations of the qualification benchmark and external stakeholders.Three Stars

This summer programme develops the English language and academic skills of overseas students who wish to study at Writtle, but are slightly below the required English level.Three Stars

This module allows the student to demonstrate how they can engage in the quest for knowledge about their chosen subject area beyond that offered by the curriculum provided for their course. The student is able to develop their own lines of enquiry concerning relevant subject areas in negotiation with the Module tutor. Activities may include attendance at relevant lectures, seminars or workshops provided by commercial, professional, or amateur organizations, appropriate visits, specialist interviews or the facilitation of a specific event that will enhance their own and others learning. Activities need to be underpinned by contemporary issues within the relevant literature and must align with the appropriate level of the National Qualifications Framework. Activities may be undertaken in a national or international context and could embrace activities undertaken in an external work based environment. NB: This module is designed to be studied on the basis of differing volumes and levels of credit. The maximum volume that can be achieved by an individual student will be 30 credits.Under development

This module allows the student to demonstrate how they can engage in the quest for knowledge about their chosen subject area beyond that offered by the curriculum provided for their course. The student is able to develop their own lines of enquiry concerning relevant subject areas in negotiation with the Module tutor. Activities may include attendance at relevant lectures, seminars or workshops provided by commercial, professional, or amateur organizations, appropriate visits, specialist interviews or the facilitation of a specific event that will enhance their own and others learning. Activities need to be underpinned by contemporary issues within the relevant literature and must align with the appropriate level of the National Qualifications Framework. Activities may be undertaken in a national or international context and could embrace activities undertaken in an external work based environment.Under development