Timetables: Timetables are normally available one month before registration. Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week. Part-time classes are normally scheduled on one or two days per week.
Teaching and Learning: You are taught through a combination of lectures, seminars and practical sessions in workshops and studios. Seminars enable smaller group discussions to develop understanding of topics covered in lectures.
When not attending lectures, seminars, workshop, studio or other timetabled sessions you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. Typically, this will involve conducting practical research as well as reading journal articles and books, working on individual or group projects, preparing coursework assignments and presentations, as well as preparing your portfolio of work to submit for assessment.
Assessment: The course provides you with opportunities to test your understanding of the subject informally before your work is formally assessed. Each module normally contains elements of developmental ‘formative’ assessment for which you receive feedback from your tutor.
There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. Assessment methods include a range of coursework assessments such as essays, reports, portfolios, presentations and your final year major project. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.
Feedback: You will receive feedback on all practice assessments and on formal assessments undertaken by coursework. Feedback is intended to help you learn and you are encouraged to discuss it with your module tutor.