Teaching and assessment
for Part Time Degree MA
Teaching focuses on small group, seminar-led discussion where you will benefit from valuable classroom interaction and develop a real sense of community.
We teach in a way that encourages innovation and creativity, as well as enabling you to draw links between subjects.
Teaching sessions are timetabled between 9am and 9pm, Monday to Friday, and you can choose from evening or daytime modules.
Tutors will have different styles and methods of teaching, but you can expect to take part in lectures, tutorial discussions, workshops where you are asked to work together on a topic, and individual study.
Most modules run for 11 weeks, and classes are normally held on the main campus. Some lectures will be available through podcasts and you can access course materials, lecture handouts and reading lists via the University’s virtual learning environment.
Your degree is awarded on completion of a minimum of 360 credits and the MA Honours degree is awarded on the completion of 480 credits.
You can choose from the full range of MA modules available, for details visit our modules page.
Assessments are carried out by coursework and exams and vary in type and weighting from module to module.
Methods of assessment include:
- group projects
- report writing
- class tests
- case studies
Exams range from 2-3 hours, and many modules do not have any exams and focus entirely on coursework.
All exams will take place during the day time, however we will provide the date and time within a reasonable time frame to enable you to make arrangements to attend.
We will give you advice and guidance on the selection of modules, allowing you to put together a coherent and individual study programme to suit your particular interests and needs.
Modules progress from Level 1 through to Level 4 and range from 10 to 30 credits each.
Contact our applicant enquiry team