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Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Modules

CIM's postgraduate modules


In CIM, we pride ourselves on being both research-intensive and student-orientated. You will be taught by academic staff who are actively researching the interdisciplinary areas that they teach. This makes our degrees forward-facing and at the cutting-edge of interdisciplinary reseach, teaching and learning.

Please see detailed information below for requesting any of the CIM modules.

Please note that this information is PROVISIONAL and subject to final confirmation.

Term 1

IM902 Approaches to the Digital

IM913 Spatial Methods and Practice in Urban Science

IM934 Ecological Futures: Science, Culture and Media

IM933 Media Activism

IM938 Transparency, security and trust: Something to Hide?

QS905 Fundamentals in Quantitative Research Methods

QS906 Big Data Research: Hype or Revolution?

Term 2

IM903 Complexity in the Social Sciences

IM904 Digital Objects, Digital Methods

IM919 Urban Data - Theory and Methodology

IM920 Digital Sociology

IM921 Visualisation

IM923 User Interface Cultures: Design, Method and Critique

IM931 Interdisciplinary Approaches to Machine Learning

IM937 Listening to Urban Waters

QS903 Advanced Quantitative Research

Term 3

IM906 Dissertation

Important Information:

CIM Students – Please complete the optional module choice forms distributed during the induction programme and get approval from your personal tutors during the Personal Tutor Meeting. Please then submit your approved form to Gheerdhardhini (CIM PG Coordinator) in room B0.04 by Week 0: Wednesday, 25th September by 17.00 GMT.

External Students

  • Computer Science – Please register your interest in the CIM module with the PG Administrator in your home department – Ms Sharon Hayes – by Week 1: Wednesday, 2rd October, 17.00 GMT.
  • Life Sciences – Please contact the CIM PG Coordinator (Gheerdhardhini) via email (, to request your optional module choice by Week 1 : Thursday, 3rd October, 17.00 GMT.
  • All other external students - Please contact the CIM PG Coordinator (Gheerdhardhini) via email (, to request your optional module choice by Week 1 : Wednesday, 2nd October, 17.00 GMT.


  • Please be advised that you may be expected to have access to a laptop for some of these courses due to software requirements; the Centre is unable to provide a laptop for external students.
  • Please be advised that some modules may have restricted numbers and places are allocated according to availability.
  • Please note that a request does NOT guarantee a place on the module and is subject to availability.
  • Gaining permission of a member of CIM teaching staff or a member of staff from your home department or filling in the eVision Module Registration (eMR) system with the desired module does NOT guarantee a place on that module.
  • Requests after the specified deadline will not be considered.
  • CIM PG Coordinator will get back confirming your place in the module by 27th September 2019 (For CIM students), or 4th October 2019 (For Life Sciences students).
  • Only after confirmation of a place from CIM PG Coordinator can students’ home departments confirm their registration on eVision/MRM. Registrations by students who have not received confirmation of a place from CIM will be rejected via the system.

NOTE – The above-mentioned registration deadline also applies to the CIM optional modules running in Term 2. We will consider registrations again in the first week of Term 2, but only in relation to modules where there is availability.

We are normally unable to allow students (registered or auditing) to join/leave the module after the second week of it commencing.