You will be taught through a blended learning strategy whereby you will study through a combination of lectures, seminars and in class activities that require you to undertake preparation in advance of the class. Some of the materials you must access through online networks on our virtual learning platforms.
You will typically have around 15 contact hours per week and will depend on the option modules you select.
Seminars in smaller groups will enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures. In addition, you will meet with your academic personal tutor.
You will have access to specialist library facilities throughout your course as well as online materials.
When not attending lectures, seminars, workshops or other timetabled sessions you will continue learning through self-study. Typically, this involves reading journal articles and books, undertaking research in the library, using the virtual learning environment, working on preparing for coursework assignments/examinations, workshops and seminars.
Your module tutor will direct you towards specific readings and/or activities to complete before class.
For the Dissertation in year three you will undertake independent research. You will work under the supervision of a member of the course team and will meet with your supervisor regularly.
Your overall workload typically consists of 15 contact hours each week. You will undertake 15 hours independent learning and assessment activity. For each 20-credit module, your study time is about 10 hours a week.
The team consists of highly qualified academics. They have a range of expertise and experience.
All our team members hold doctoral and teaching qualifications. They are research-active. They have experience in delivering research-informed teaching. You can find out more about the current teaching on our Meet the Team webpage. You should note members of the teaching team might change.
Postgraduate students sometimes assist in teaching and assessing some modules. However, experienced academics teach the vast majority of lectures and seminars.