In a typical week you will have around 7 contact hours of teaching.
Typically, class contact time will be 9.15am-4.15pm once a week on a Tuesday. During week 4, there will be 3 taught days; Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
In addition to the contact time, you are expected to undertake around 10 hours of personal self-study per week.
A range of excellent learning facilities, including the Hive and library resources, the virtual learning environment, and extensive electronic learning resources, supports independent learning.
You will be taught by a teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course. The team is led by Lisa Panzavecchia.
Teaching is based on research and consultancy; all course lecturers have a higher education teaching qualification or are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy. You can learn more about the staff by visiting our staff profiles.
The course provides opportunities to test understanding and learning informally through the completion of practice or ‘formative’ assignments. The course has one formal or ‘summative’ assessment, which is graded and counts towards the overall module grade.
Assessment methods include an essay of 3000 words and assessment of practice.
You will receive feedback on practice assessments and on formal assessments undertaken. Feedback is intended to support learning and you are encouraged to discuss it with personal academic tutors and module tutors as appropriate.
We aim to provide you with feedback on formal course work assessments within 20 working days of hand-in.
For comprehensive details on the aims and intended learning outcomes of the course, and the means by which these are achieved through learning, teaching and assessment, please download the latest programme specification document.