Teaching will be in the form of:
Lectures are primarily presentation-based. Some lectures may have only 10-20 students whereas others may have up to 100-300 students. Seminars and workshops typically involve more interactive or practical exercises and demonstrations and commonly have around 10-20 students. Tutorials may be one-to-one or to small groups. In addition to timetabled teaching you are expected to engage in approximately 20-25 hours of self-directed study, including library research, group work and report or essay writing.
Assessment combines various methods including:
- Written exams
- Multiple choice exams
As well as more innovative methods such as oral presentations, research reports, critical reviews of research papers and portfolio assignments. In your final year you will also complete an 8000-10,000 word dissertation. Modules use different assessment methods, although most employ a combination of examinations and coursework.
Teaching Contact Hours
Contact hours in a typical week will depend on your year of study and the optional modules chosen. However, typically you will have between 10-15 contact hours of teaching per week. As an example, within the second year of your studies you might typically have:
Personal tutorial/small group teaching: approx. 1-3 hours of tutorials per semester, and as per request
Medium group teaching: approx. 5 hours of practical classes, workshops or seminars each week
Large group teaching: approx. 7 hours of lectures each week
Personal study: approx. 20-25 hours each week