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We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment.
We use lectures, seminars and group tutorials to deliver most of the modules on the programme. You will also be expected to undertake a significant amount of independent study.
A typical 15 credit module involves 15-20 hours of lectures and/or seminars, plus 130-135 hours of self-study to prepare for classes and assignments. A typical 30 credit module involves 20-30 hours of lectures/seminars plus 270 hours of self-guided or group-based learning/project work. The dissertation module involves five hours of dissertation supervision and approximately 595 hours of self-guided learning while researching and writing the dissertation. The capstone project will involve 30 hours of lectures/ tutorials, 18 hours of project work, and 552 hours of self-guided or group-based learning.
As part of their two-year schedule, part-time students typically take the Introduction to Global Affairs module and 45 credits of optional modules in Year 1, and the Dissertation/Capstone modules and 45 credits of optional modules in Year 2.
Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.