Teaching and assessment
The programme is delivered over two taught semesters. Semester One will be delivered at DMU in Leicester, and Semester Two at our partner institution, Niels Brock Business College in Copenhagen, Denmark. Following Semester Two students will return to DMU to complete their dissertation.
Teaching at both DMU and our partner institution, Niels Brock Business College, will be delivered through formal lectures, informal seminars, tutorials, workshops, discussions, and e-learning packages. While in Copenhagen, all students undertake a project for a company located in Copenhagen and participate in corporate visits. Assessment will usually be through a combination of individual and group work, presentations, essays, reports and exams.
Teaching contact hours
This is a full-time course so you should be prepared to devote approximately 38 hours a week to your studies. You will typically have up to 14 hours contact hours of teaching most weeks for semester 1 and 2. Teaching is through a mix of lecturers, tutorials, seminars and lab sessions and the breakdown of these activities is shown in each module description.
In addition each module provides a 2 hour surgery each week available for individual consultation with the lecturer. You may also have some scheduled meetings with your programme leader, personal tutor, and/or careers throughout the year to discuss your academic progress and personal development.
Self-directed study: In order to prepare for, and assimilate, the work in lectures and seminars you will be expected to make regular use of our on-line resources, participate in classroom discussions including on our virtual learning environment (VLE) and engage in personal study, revision and reflection for approximately 24 hours per work during semester 1 and 2.
In semester 3, you will undertake independent research for your dissertation (or In-company project), and again should typically allow around 38 hours per week for this. You will be allocated a dedicated academic supervisor to support you, who you will be able to contact on a regular basis.