You will be actively involved in a range of learning and teaching approached as part of your programme. Such active approaches aim to put you at the centre of your learning so you are involved and engaged in all aspects of your assessment and learning. Your programme will require your active participation in learning activities and engagement with your fellow students both individually and collaboratively, working and learning with other students as part of a small group. Learning activities may also occur within and outside the classroom.
Your learning will also be supported by technology. Increasingly your tutors will be using existing and emerging learning technologies to engage you in e-learning activities. Your programme will be facilitated using a variety of media and online tools (My Learning on Unihub, podcasts, wikis, etc.) which will allow you flexible access to a diverse range of online resources, quizzes and learning materials as well as collaborative tools with which you can engage and learn with your peers. Not confined by the time and space associated with traditional teaching methods you may take part in online discussions and learning activities from wherever you are studying. Your tutors, the Academic Enrichment Service, the Library, the IT Office and the Student Office will provide any support you may need whilst learning online.
By engaging with e-learning you will also be developing skills which are essential for your learning and are also highly valued by employers. These include but are not limited to: working flexibly. Communication, understanding of IT, team working and credit shared understandings based on quality resources and access to global expertise.
Class timings and attendance
Modules 1 and 2 are taught modules with classes each week over a 24-week academic year. These classes are held in the evenings (6.30-9.30pm). Generally there is 1 evening of lecture/seminar for each week for modules 1 and 2, with additional workshops and tutorials as required. Module 3 is mainly conducted through individual supervision, although there will be some scheduled research methods workshops.
All modules are assessed by coursework, which is a portfolio for Modules 1 and 2 and the dissertation for Module 3.
Module 1 : September 2015 ( Starts ) - May 2016 ( Ends )
Module 2 : September 2016 ( Starts ) - May 2017 ( Ends )
Module 3 : May 2017 ( Starts ) - October 2017 ( Ends )