You will largely be taught through seminar-style teaching in sessions of two hours per module per week. All Law classes taught by Centre staff are on Tuesdays (with the occasional exception of a repeat class on a Wednesday that only full-time students would be asked to attend). There may be one or two additional modules available to students taught by other members of the School or wider College, the timetable for which varies from year to year.
Full time students have an average of six (15 credit) taught modules across the year, which makes an average of three taught modules per semester, resulting in average formal contact time of six seminar hours per week (two hours per module). However, this will vary depending on which modules you choose to take and in which semester they are taught.
Note: There will also be (typically) three or four one-hour group taught sessions relating to the dissertation module.
Self study is expected to be about 32-34 hours per week.
Contact time is based on 24 academic weeks (typically there is one reading week per semester), whereas self-study time is based on 31 academic weeks.
The total notional study hours for the MA are 1,800. Notional study hours comprise formal teaching and learning activities, such as seminars, as well as assessments and independent research and study.
If studying part-time for the MA in Medical Ethics and Law, you will study Ethics modules in your first year, on Thursdays, and Law modules, in your second year, on Tuesdays (apart from one or two modules not taught by Centre staff). You will work on your dissertation mainly in your second year.
If studying part-time for the MA in Medical Law, you will study Law modules in both years, taught on Tuesdays (apart from one or two not taught by Centre staff) and have the option to take one Ethics module, taught on Thursdays. You must take Medical Law I: Consent, Refusal and Request in your first year. You will work on your dissertation mainly in your second year.
Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.