The aim of Introductory Studies is to prepare students for their subsequent programme of study on the assessed modules. It is compulsory and carries a formal credit rating of zero, although a student’s understanding of the material covered may be tested as part of the assessments for the course modules. Students are expected to participate in Introductory Studies.

At a glance

  • Dates
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  • Duration5 days
  • LocationCranfield campus

Course structure

Face to face lectures, tutorials and  supportive e-learning.

What you will learn

On successful completion of this module a student should be able to demonstrate sufficient command of fundamental principles to be able to study successfully for subsequent modules.

Core content

The emphasis in Introductory Studies is on fundamentals and subjects are covered at first-degree level. Topics include:


  • Chemistry,
  • Computing services
  • Library and referencing skills
  • Study skills and research methods,
  • Maths (including statistics),
  • Careers and employability


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