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Imperial Horizons classes for third and fourth year undergraduates take place on Thursdays from 16.00-18.00. This is a dedicated time slot for your year group to allow all students to participate. 

All courses are 20 weeks long and run over the autumn and spring terms. These courses are worth 6 ECTS and can be taken for credit towards your degree where your department allows. They are also available to take for extra credit. 

Please see the 2018-19 course options below and check the course descriptions for more information.

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Business and Professional Skills for third and fourth years


Course codeCourse titleECTSDurationWhen
 HBI301 Making and Prototyping for Research & Products*  6  20 weeks  Autumn and spring terms at Imperial West**

*New Course - Course Description Coming Soon
**Courses at Imperial West start at 16.30 to allow students to travel from other campuses. 

  • BPES courses are available through the Business School for some students in some departments to take for degree credit. Please speak to your departmental administrator to check if you are eligible.

Global Challenges for third and fourth years

Course codeCourse titleECTSDurationWhen
HGC31 Lessons from History  6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
HGC32 Global Challenges Independent Project  6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
HGC33 Creative Futures*  6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms

*New Course - Course Description Coming Soon

Languages and Global Citizenship for third and fourth years

Course codeCourse titleECTSDurationWhen
ML92 Arabic Level 2 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML93 Arabic Level 3 
6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML94 Arabic Level 4 *NEW LEVEL* 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML01 French Level 1 † 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML02 French Level 2 6 20 weeks  Autumn and spring terms
ML03 French Level 3 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML04 French Level 4 
20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML05 French Level 5 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML06 French Level 6 6 20 weeks Autumn and psring terms
ML12 German Level 2 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML13 German Level 3  6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML14 German Level 4 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML15 German Level 5 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML16 German Level 6 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML22 Italian Level 2 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML23 Italian Level 3 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML31 Japanese Level 1 † 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML32 Japanese Level 2 
6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML33 Japanese Level 3 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML34 Japanese Level 4 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML35 Japanese Level 5 
6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML113 Korean Level 3 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML62 Mandarin Level 2 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML63 Mandarin Level 3 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML64 Mandarin Level 4 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML65 Mandarin Level 5* 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML53 Russian Level 3 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML103 Russian for Heritage Speakers Level 3 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML41 Spanish Level 1 † 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML42 Spanish Level 2 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML43 Spanish Level 3
6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML44 Spanish Level 4 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML45 Spanish Level 5 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML46 Spanish Level 6 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms

*New Course - Course Description Coming Soon
Level 1 Language Courses are currently only offered in French, Japanese and Spanish for 3rd & 4th Years and are not available to be taken for Degree Credit. If you are interested in taking Level 1 in another language (for Extra Credit), it may be possible for you to join one of the other year groups, if your timetable allows and there are still spaces available after enrolment for these year groups has closed. Please contact horizons@imperial.ac.uk to be added to the waiting list for any of the other Level 1 language courses. 

Science, Culture and Society for third and fourth years

Course codeCourse titleECTSDurationWhen
HSCS3001 Advanced Creative Writing  6  20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
HSCS3002 History of Science, Technology and Industry  6  20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
HSCS3003 Philosophy of Mind  6  20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
HSCS3004 Contemporary Philosophy  6  20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
HSCS3006 Humanities Project  6  20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
HSCS3007 Conflict, Crime and Justice
 6  20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
HSCS3008 Visual Culture, Knowledge and Power  6  20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
HSCS3011  Psychology of Music  6  20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
HSCS3012 How do you Know?*  6  20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
HSCS2007 Music Technology  6  20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
HSCS4001 Advanced Humanities Project  6  20 weeks Autumn and spring terms

*New Course - Course Description Coming Soon


Imperial Horizons courses listed in our literature and on the website are those that the Centre is currently offering in the academic year listed.  Courses run subject to sufficient demand and resources. The College reserves the right to cap numbers and change or discontinue courses.

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