The teaching strategies and tactics vary according to the needs of specific modules but the focus is on engaging students and encouraging participation. Typical methods used include lectures, seminars, small group or individual tutorials, research, workshops, conferences, online learning via the University Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and other online tools. To ensure students develop their professional skills, appropriate training in relevant technology e.g. Dreamweaver (web design software), is included.
Students take part in a range of tasks and group discussions to promote reflection, self-evaluation, and critical thinking.
Seminars and workshops take up approximately half of each module’s direct contact time. Tutorials take place throughout the year for students to discuss assessments, module content or other concerns or ideas. In addition to direct taught content and personal tutorial time, each module has around 150 hours self-directed independent learning tasks when they are expected to undertake, for example, reading, researching, summarising key points, completing a creative piece of work, listening to podcasts and webinars, working on assessments etc.