Teaching, learning and assessment methods
Knowledge and understanding are gained and developed through engagement with the study materials which are mostly provided online. Learning outcomes are assessed primarily by means of tutor-marked assignments (TMAs) and end-of-module assessment.
Cognitive skills: you will learn to understand the methodologies and approaches taken by others to the study of the humanities, and you will be asked to evaluate some of these in assignments. You will learn to apply these skills in a more clearly defined area of study, and in the project or final assignment you will begin to apply some of these approaches to a discrete body of evidence yourself.
Practical and professional skills: the formation of arguments and the employment of critical and evaluative skills are taught and assessed throughout the diploma. The use of research libraries is taught and developed in each Part 1 module and will be assessed throughout.
Key skills are developed progressively throughout the programme, initially in relatively brief, structured assignments (typically 2000 words), but more fully and independently in the project or final assignment.