Teaching and assessment
The learning environment for the first two semesters is varied with lectures, tutorials, seminars, laboratory-based practical’s and computer laboratories. In the third semester the learning venue will depend on your dissertation topic and will be much more aimed at guided self-study.
The course uses a variety of assessment methods relevant to a master’s level of study. The assessments include oral presentations, group work assignments, case study reports, essay writing, a research proposal and a final dissertation.
Teaching contact hours
Contact hours in a typical week will depend to some extent on the optional modules you choose to study. However, typically you will have an average of 15 contact hours of teaching and this will break down as:
Personal tutorial/small group teaching: 1 hour of tutorials (or later, project supervision) each week
Medium group teaching: 4 hours of practical classes, workshops or seminars each week
Large group teaching: 10 hours of lectures each week
Personal study: 10 hours studying and revising in your own time each week, including some guided study using hand-outs and online activities.