1. Applicants to City, University of London
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Reading lists

For all those who want to prepare before the start of term, below you can find some of the texts that have been recommended to you by Admissions Tutors in your department.  You do not have to read every single book for your subject but it may be useful to read one or two before the start of term. Students in Nursing (all fields) and Midwifery are strongly advised to look fully at the reading list as there are some compulsory tasks that students have to complete before the start of their course.  Most of these books are available on Amazon and other websites or alternatively students can borrow copies from public libraries.

Cass Business School

Accounting and Finance

You can download the following apps to your mobile device or iPad - Bloomberg, CNBC, FT, Economist - and enable alerts, to receive important financial news alerts in real time. You will also find reading the Financial Times useful.

Recommended academic textbooks:

  • Financial Accounting for Decision Makers (latest edition), by Peter Atrill and Eddie McLaney
  • Management Accounting for Decision Makers (latest edition) by Peter Atrill and Eddie McLaney
  • Principles of Corporate Finance (Global, latest edition), by Richard A. Brealey and Stewart C. Myers

One or more of the following titles to gain a better understanding of how financial markets operate:

  • Reading and understanding the Financial Times, by Kevin Boakes
  • Know the City 2015/16, by Christopher Stoakes
  • The Game: How the City really works, by Alex Buchanan
  • The Money Machine: How the City works, by Philip Coggan

Business Studies

Hill. C. (2013). Global Business Today (8th edition).

Robbins.S.P & Coulter.M. (2012). Management (11th edition).

Management

Boddy. D. (2014). Management: An introduction. Pearson.

Daellenbach H, McNickle D and Dye S (2012) Management science: decision-making through systems thinking (2nd edition). Palgrave Macmillan.

Anderson D, Sweeney D, Williams T, Wisniewski M (2014) An introduction to management science: quantitative approaches to decision making (2nd edition). Cengage Learning.

Kumar R (2014) Research methodology: a step-by-step guide for beginners (4th edition). Sage

Stanton N (2009) Mastering communication (5th edition). Palgrave Macmillan.

Actuarial Science

Introduction to economics
Economics - Lipsey, Richard G., Chrystal, K. Alec, 2007

Finance

Valdez. S & Molyneux. P. (2012). An Introduction to Global Financial Markets (7th edition).

Brealey, Myers, Allen & Mohanty (2014). Principles of Corporate Finance (11th edition).

Banking and International Finance

Brealey, R., Myers, S & Allen, F. (2011). Principles of Corporate Finance (10th global edition).

Casu, B., Girardone, C & Molyneux, P. (2006) Introduction to Banking.

Heffernan, S. (2004). Modern Banking.

Lipsey, R.& Chrystal, A. (2011). Economics (12th edition)

Investment and Financial Risk Management

Fabozzi, J.F., Modigliani, F., Ferri, M.G. (2013). Foundations of Financial Markets and Institutions (4th edition).

Madura, J. (2012). Financial Markets and Institutions (10th edition).

Saunders. A & Cornett. N.M.(2013). Financial Markets and Institutions (7th edition).

Valdez. S & Molyneux. P. (2012). An Introduction to Global Financial Markets (7th edition).

School of Arts & Social Sciences

Cultural and Creative Industries

Hesmondhalgh, D (2012). The Cultural Industries. Sage

Storey, J. (2006) (ed). Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: A Reader. Pearson.

Jenkins, H (2008). Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide. NYU Press.

Sinnreich, A (2013). The Piracy Crusade. How the Music Industry’s war on sharing destroys markets and erodes civil liberties. University of Massachusetts

Deuze, M (2011). Managing Media Work. Sage

Ross, A. (2009). Nice Work If You Can Get It: Life and Labor in Precarious Times. New York: NYU Press

McRobbie, A (2016). Be Creative. Making a Living in the New Cultural Industries. Polity Press

Hartley, J et al (2012). Key Concepts in the Creative Industries. Sage

Lury, C (2011). Consumer Culture. Sage

Phillips, A (2012). A Creator's Guide to Transmedia Storytelling: How to Captivate and Engage Audiences Across Multiple Platforms. McGraw-Hill

Bell D. & Oakley K. (2014). Cultural policy. London: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group

Economics

Microeconomics and acroeconomics

John Sloman, Dean Garratt, & Alison Wride (9th edition 2014) Economics, Harlow: Pearson

Peter Antonioni & Sean Masaki Flynn (2010) Economics For Dummies, Chichester: John Wiley & Sons

Grady Klein & Yoram Bauman (2014) The Cartoon Introduction to Economics, New York: Hill & Wang

Data Analysis

Paul Newbold, William Carlson, & Betty Thorne (8th edition 2012) Statistics for Business and Economics, Harlow: Pearson Education

Louise Swift & Sally Piff (4th edition 2014) Quantitative Methods for Business, Management and Finance, London: Palgrave Macmillan

Ian Jacques (7th edition 2012) Mathematics for Economics and Business, Harlow: Pearson

Economics and Accounting

Peter Atrill & Eddie McLaney (6th edition 2011) Financial Accounting for Decision Makers, Harlow: Pearson

Peter Atrill & Eddie McLaney (4th edition 2004) Management Accounting for Decision Makers, Harlow: Pearson

Richard A. Brealey & Stewart C. Myers (Global edition 2013) Principles of Corporate Finance, New York: McGraw Hill Higher Education

Kevin Boakes (2nd edition 2009) Reading and understanding the Financial Times, Harlow: Pearson

Christopher Stoakes (2012) Know the City 2013/14, Wendover: Christopher Stoakes Ltd

Alex Buchanan (2010) The Game: How the City really works, London: Elliott & Thompson Limited

Philip Coggan (2009) The Money Machine: How the City works, London: Penguin

Internet Resources:

We advise students to keep up to date with the articles on economic and financial issues in the Economist and the Financial Times. Students should explore the websites of the Bank of England and HM Treasury, and research organisations such as the Institute for Fiscal Studies - as well as similar websites in other countries, such as the European Central Bank and the Federal Reserve Bank, and for international organisations, such as the Bank for International Settlements and the International Monetary Fund.

International Politics

Baylis. J. Smith. S & Owens. P (eds). (2011). The Globalization of World Politics.

Mazower. M.(2012).Governing the World.

Zehfuss. M & Edkins. J (eds). Global Politics: A New Introduction

International Political Economy

Ronen, P (ed.) Global Political Economy: Contemporary Theories (2nd edition)

Schwartz,H. (2009). States versus Markets: The Emergence of a Global Economy (3rdedition)

Journalism

On the Journalism course, it is important that students keep up-to-date with developments in current affairs in the UK and internationally. We recommend that students follow the news from BBC Radio 4, BBC News, Sky News, The Telegraph and The Guardian on a regular basis.

General

Marr, A. (2004). My Trade, a short history of British journalism.

Randall, D. (2001 ). The Universal Journalist (3rd edition)

Journalism Issues and Ethical Dilemmas

Curran, J & Seaton,J. (2009). Power without Responsibility: Press, broadcasting and the internet in Britain.

Engel, M. (1996). Tickle the Public.

Journalism skills

Sissons, H. (2009). Practical Journalism: How to write news

McKane, A. (2006). Newswriting.

BBC: Journalism Academy

Issues in British Media/History of Journalism

Brock, G.(2013). Out of Print.

Conboy, M. (2011). Journalism in Britain, a historical introduction.

Students may also find it beneficial to broaden their knowledge of the UK media and journalism industry by reading articles on The Guardian Media and Journalism.co.uk

Politics and Current Affairs

Jones, B & Norton, P. (2013). Politics UK (8th edition)

Morgan,K.O.(2001). Britain Since 1945: The People's Peace.

Music

We advise students look out for opportunities to hear live performances; students can also listen to BBC Broadcasts of the Proms and radio as an alternative

We have a specialised reading list to assist students in preparing for the start of the BMus course.

Psychology

Eysenck, M.W. & Keane M.T. (2015) Cognitive Psychology. A Student Handbook, 7th Edition. Psychology Press

Dalton, A. - The Tiger That Isn't: Seeing Through a World of Numbers

Kahneman, D. - Thinking Fast and Slow

Goldacre, B. - Bad Science

Silverman, S. - Neurotribes

Ronson, J. - The Psychopath Test

Sacks, O. - The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat

Sociology

Students should stay up to date with current affairs in order to prepare them for the start of their course. Useful websites include: BBC News, The Guardian and The Telegraph.

You can also find academics writing about current topics relating to criminology, sociology, media and communication on Discover Society and The Conversation.

English

The one anthology you will require for Year 1:

  • Greenblatt, S., et al., eds, The Norton Anthology of English Literature, 9th edn, vols A, B, C (New York: Norton, 2012)

Some individual set-texts you might like to read before the start of term:

  • Defoe, Daniel, Robinson Crusoe, ed. by Michael Shinagel, 2nd edn (New York and London: W. W. Norton, 1994)
  • Jonson, Ben, Volpone and Other Plays (London: Penguin, 2004)
  • Richardson, Samuel, Pamela; Or, Virtue Rewarded, ed. by Peter Sabor & Margaret Anne Doody (London: Penguin, 2003)
  • Wolfe, Joanne and Wilder Laura, Digging into Literature (Bedford: St Martin’s, 2015)

Reference material that will be useful to you throughout your degree:

  • Abrams, M. H., and Geoffrey Harpham, A Glossary of Literary Terms, 10th edn. (California: Wadsworth Publishing Co., 2011)
  • Barry, Peter, Beginning Theory, 3rd edn (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2008)
  • Stevenson, Angus, and Maurice White, The Concise Oxford English Dictionary, 12th edn. (London: Oxford University Press, 2012)

Politics

Acemoglu, D., & Robinson, J. (2012). Why nations fail: The origins of power, prosperity, and poverty. Crown Business.

Huntington, Samuel P. (1968). Political Order in Changing Societies. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Wilkinson, Steven. (2004). Votes and Violence: Electoral Competition and Ethnic Riots in India. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering

Civil Engineering

  • How things work: The physics of everyday life, by Louis Bloomfield
  • Just six numbers: The deep numbers that shape the Universe, by Sir Martin Rees
  • Science: The definitive visual guide, edited by Adam Hart-Davis
  • Structural engineering for architects: A handbook, by Peter Silver and Will McLean

Computer Science

  • Java: A Beginners Guide. Sixth Edition. Herbert Schildt. Oracle Press 2014. ISBN 978007180925-2
  • Schaum’s Outline Of Discrete Mathematics. 3rd Edition.  Lipschutz and Lipson ISBN 978-0071615860

Electrical Engineering

  • Boylestad, L.R. (2010). Introductory circuit analysis.
  • Boylestad, R.L & Nashelsky, L. (2013). Electronic Devices and Circuit Theory.
  • Enderle,J & Bronzine, J. (2012). Introduction to Biomedical Engineering. (3rd edition).
  • Walker, J.S. (2009).Physics (4th edition).

Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering

  • Beer.P.F, Rusell Johnston, E, Eisenberg, E.R, E.Clausen. W & H.Staah. Geroge. (2003). Vector mechanics for Engineers: Statics and dynamics (7th edition)
  • Callister, D.W. (2010). Materials Science and Engineering (8th edition)
  • Cegnel, Y.A, Boles,M.A. (2012). Thermodynamics: An Engineering Approach.
  • Douglas, D.F, Gasiorek, J, Swaffield, J & Jack, L. (2011). Fluid Mechanics (6th edition)
  • Ganguly,P.K. (2014). Introduction to electrical engineering.
  • Gere, J.M & Goodno.B.J. (2012). Mechanics of Materials.(6th edition)
  • Jones ,D.R.H & M.F Ashby.. (2005). Engineering Materials 1: An Introduction to Properties, Applications and Design. M.S, Williams and J.D, Todd. (2000) Structures: theory and analysis.
  • Powell, R. (1995).Introduction to Electric Circuits.(8th edition).

Mathematics (including combinations)

You will not need to purchase many books for the modules on the Mathematical Science course, as typically lecturers will give you supplement lecture notes with extra reading using the books in the library. However, the recommendation below will be useful for you in preparing to study Mathematical Science at degree level for all degree combinations:

Alcock, L. (2014). How to study for a mathematics degree.

School of Health Sciences

Midwifery

We have a specialised reading list to assist students in preparing for the start of the Midwifery course. Students should note that students must complete the tasks in the Biology Textbook section of the reading list, including the precourse reading: Orientation to the Human Body workbook.

Child Nursing

We have a specialised reading list to assist students in preparing for the start of the Child Nursing course. Students should note that students must complete the tasks in the Biology Textbook section of the reading list, including the precourse reading: Orientation to the Human Body workbook.

Students are recommended to read one of the weekly nursing journals (e.g. Nursing Times or Nursing Standard) so they can become acquainted with the current issues in nursing and health care.

Mental Health Nursing

We have a specialised reading list to assist students in preparing for the start of the Mental Health Nursing course. Your reading list will be published here shortly. Students should note that they must complete the tasks in the Biology Textbook section of the reading list, including the precourse reading: Orientation to the Human Body workbook.

Students are recommended to read one of the weekly nursing journals (e.g. Nursing Times or Nursing Standard) so they can become acquainted with the current issues in nursing and health care.

Adult Nursing

We have a specialised reading list to assist students in preparing for the start of the Adult Nursing course. Students should note that they must complete the tasks in the Biology Textbook section of the reading list, including the precourse reading: Orientation to the Human Body workbook.

Students are recommended to read one of the weekly nursing journals (e.g. Nursing Times or Nursing Standard) so they can become acquainted with the current issues in nursing and health care.

Speech and Language Therapy

None of the texts suggested below are required reading however if future students would like to do some advance reading these course books have been suggested by module leaders.

  • Ashby, P. (1995). Speech Sounds. London: Routledge
  • Bee, H., & Boyd, D. (2006). The Developing Child. Pearson International
  • Chiat, S. (2000). Understanding Children with Language Problems. Cambridge: CUP
  • Finch, G. (2003). How to Study Linguistics - A Guide to Understanding Language. Basingstoke: Palgrave
  • Harley, T. (2001). The Psychology of Language: From Data to Theory. Hove: Psychology Press
  • Hilari K. & Botting N. (eds) (2011) The impact of communication disability across the lifespan. London: J&R Press
  • Higgs, J., Sefton, A., Street, A., McAllister, L., and Hay I. (2005). Communicating in the health and social sciences. Melbourne: Oxford University
  • Rouse, M. H. (2015). Neuroanatomy for Speech Language Pathology and Audiology
  • Seikel J. A., King D.W., Drumright F. G. (2005) Anatomy and Physiology for Speech, Language and Hearing. Singluar
  • Trask, R. (1995). Language: The Basics. London: Routledge

You are also encouraged to keep up to date with current policy and developments within Health, Education and Social Services through newspapers and websites.

Speech and Language Science

None of the texts suggested below are required reading however if future students would like to do some advance reading these course books have been suggested by module leaders.

  • Ashby, P. (1995). Speech Sounds. London: Routledge
  • Bee, H., & Boyd, D. (2006). The Developing Child. Pearson International
  • Chiat, S. (2000). Understanding Children with Language Problems. Cambridge: CUP
  • Finch, G. (2003). How to Study Linguistics - A Guide to Understanding Language. Basingstoke: Palgrave
  • Harley, T. (2001). The Psychology of Language: From Data to Theory. Hove: Psychology Press
  • Hilari K. & Botting N. (eds) (2011) The impact of communication disability across the lifespan. London: J&R Press
  • Higgs, J., Sefton, A., Street, A., McAllister, L., and Hay I. (2005). Communicating in the health and social sciences. Melbourne: Oxford University
  • Rouse, M. H. (2015). Neuroanatomy for Speech Language Pathology and Audiology
  • Seikel J. A., King D.W., Drumright F. G. (2005) Anatomy and Physiology for Speech, Language and Hearing. Singluar
  • Trask, R. (1995). Language: The Basics. London: Routledge

You are also encouraged to keep up to date with current policy and developments within Health, Education and Social Services through newspapers and websites.

Optometry

We have a specialised reading list to assist students in preparing for the start of the Optometry course.

Radiography

We have a specialised reading list to assist students in preparing for the start of the Diagnostic Imaging course.

We have a specialised reading list to assist students in preparing for the start of the Radiotherapy & Oncology course.

The City Law School

Law

Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, and Human Rights: A critical introduction, Ian Loveland OUP, Oxford

Smith and Hogan's Criminal Law David Ormerod, OUP, Oxford

Law of Contract Laurence Koffman and Elizabeth MacDonald, OUP, Oxford

Tort Law: Text and Materials Mark Lunney and Ken Oliphant, OUP, Oxford

Learning the Law (14th Edition) Glanville Williams (2010) Sweet ad Maxwell, London or

What About Law, Catherine Barnard, Janet O'Sullivan, G J Virgo (2007) Hart, Oxford

Core text books

The City Law School will be providing students with the following core text books:

The English Legal System, Elliot and Quinn

Contract Law, E McKendrick

Criminal Law, Card,Cross and Jones

Public Law, Elliott and Thomas

Online resources

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