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You will benefit greatly from an overhauled and re-designed curriculum in order to give you the chance to really dig deeper into your subjects of interest
How you will learn
You will be taught using a combination of lectures, labs and tutorials with lecturers available to provide additional help throughout your degree.
How you will be assessed
Each module is assessed independently with all containing some components of continuous assessment. Some modules are completely assessed by coursework. Assessment methods include examinations, written assignments, oral and poster presentations, computer-based tests, marked exercises, and laboratory and project reports. Feedback is an essential part of learning and the way we help to shape your success.
We use a wide range of methods, such as written feedback on your assessments, class feedback sessions and discussions with your tutor.
Your personal tutor
We know that starting university can be daunting, and is a big step into a new way of living and learning. That’s why from the beginning of your time with us you will be assigned a Personal Tutor who will remain with you throughout your studies and support your academic progress, developing your transferable skills and any welfare issues.
Seminars and tutorials
Small-group tutorials/personal tutorials run alongside our lectures, addressing any individual problems you may have and allowing you to consolidate and discuss lecture material with your tutor and fellow students.
Self-study is an essential part of the programme and requires self-motivation and enthusiasm for your subject. It also allows you to pursue your own lines of enquiry and become an independent thinker.
Lecturers and world-leading researchers
Being taught and challenged in a range of ways and by a range of people help to not only broaden your knowledge but to allow you to build your network and discover your interests. Allowing you to meet and learn from different leaders in their fields is key to the course, that’s why during your studies you will be taught by a mixture
of professors, doctors and postgraduates, offering you a rich diversity of academic knowledge and experience.
Resources and facilities
We know that life as a student can be busy and that juggling work and a social life can be hard. That’s why our purpose built multi-million-pound building offers exclusive swipe access for all our students to access our facilities whenever they need to.
We encourage group work and face-to-face interaction with your fellow students and academics, that’s why there are plenty of student areas in the building and collaborative student and staff spaces.
Depending on the programme, the modules you select, and the number of optional help sessions you choose to take part in, each week you will have between:
- Year 1: 15 and 25 hours of lectures, labs and tutorials, with lecturers available to provide additional help outside those hours. During your first year it is important that you have a smooth transition into University. You will be able to talk to your tutors about this and discuss if there are particular areas where you need support.
- Year 2: 13 and 22 hours of lectures, labs and tutorials, with lecturers available to provide additional help outside those hours.
- Year 3: Year abroad.
- Year 4: 9 and 20 hours of lectures, labs and tutorials, with lecturers available to provide additional help outside those hours.
Please note the above data is based on the most common module selections for the each year group and does not include hours for self-study. This data does not include modules taken during the study abroad year.