Teaching, learning and assessment methods
Relevant material is taught in the module texts and through the study of set books. Additionally there are a range of online tutorials and seminars as well as an extensive library of screencasts to support your learning. Your knowledge is built up gradually, with learning fostered by in-text examples. You assess your own progress and understanding by using the in-text problems and exercises at the end of each unit. You also engage with what is taught by attempting the tutor-marked assignment (TMA) questions, and your understanding is reinforced by personal feedback from your tutor in the form of comments based on your TMA answers.
Your understanding of principles, concepts, and techniques is assessed through the final, unseen, three-hour examination for each module.