Teaching, learning and assessment methods
Teaching will be via module texts, electronic media and online forums. The module materials will be made up of approximately 30 per cent content delivered by the module team and the rest being found content. These materials will provide a balance of teaching resources relevant to the learning outcomes and tuition activities for the module. At postgraduate level, it is expected that the materials will be mainly text based and provided online.
You will be required to spend an average of 25 hours per week on studying. In part 1, module-directed hours will account for 50 per cent of your workload, and the remainder is independent study hours. In part 2, independent study is higher at 70 per cent with the remainder being module-directed to reflect the focus on writing a dissertation.
There are nine assessment preparation weeks that have no taught content allowing you time for assessment writing. However, all study weeks throughout the module incorporate time and support for preparation and writing of assessed work. Each module has three tutor-marked assessment points and an end-of-module assessment. A qualification-level approach to assessment will be taken across both modules, building towards the 12,000-word dissertation in part 2.