The course has a flexible structure, whereby students take twelve course units at the rate of four per year. Some course units are compulsory while others are elective thereby offering flexibility and choice.
You’ll be taught through a combination of lectures and seminars, and participate in study groups, essay consultations, screenings and guided independent study. In your first year, you will also work in small groups of just four or five students focusing on study skills such as close reading, essay writing and presentation and self-editing. As you progress through your degree, these tutorials focus on your own personal development, for instance working on your CV. Private study and preparation are essential parts of every course, and you will have access to many online resources and the University’s comprehensive e-learning facility, Moodle. When you start with us, you are assigned a Personal Tutor to support you academically and personally.
Assessment is carried out by a combination of written assignments such as long or short essays, assessed coursework, formal examinations at the end of each year, online tests and exercises, presentations, commentaries and portfolios of creative work.
Your first year results do not count towards your final degree award, however your second and third year do