The University’s official teaching day runs from 9am to
9pm, with a few classes ending at 9.30pm.
Normally in your first year you can expect to spend up to four
hours a week per module of class contact time, meaning time spent
in some kind of formal learning and teaching with a lecturer or
In addition, you should expect to spend around 6 hours studying
on your own for each module.
The University calls this kind of independent study Student
Directed Learning (SDL). To ensure you are prepared to actively
participate in your learning, you need to engage fully in class
contact time and SDL.
You will either have chosen to study a single-subject course,
which is where you will concentrate on one subject; or an
integrated joint course, where you have chosen to combine two
subjects. You will be provided with a Guide
to Your Course which will last you for the life of your course,
although some module content may vary due to staff availability and
Your course is made up of a series of units called modules. When
you pass each module you will be awarded a number of credits
depending upon the size of the module. Normally, for a module you
will gain 20 credits.
undergraduate student you will be required to study 120 credits per
level. The academic regulations will inform you how many credits
you must study in your course to gain your award.
If you are a full-time or sandwich student,
you will normally study modules worth 40 credits per semester and 2
year long modules each of which are worth 20 credits. To continue
to the next level of your course you will need to pass modules
totalling 100 credits or more (and be in a position to recover any
failure within the rules of your course).
If you are a part-time student, you may study
a maximum of 80 credits each year and to continue to the next year
of your course you must have passed all but one module.
If you fail to achieve the progression
requirements specified above, your Personal Tutor, Course Manager
or Award Leader will be available to help you consider the best
options for you. You need to see them quickly to ensure you have
the most time available for you to consider your options. If you’re
not sure who to speak to, ask your Student Office for help in
contacting the right person.
The modules you
will study will have the following status:
Core – integral to the outcomes of your course
– you must study and pass all these compulsory modules.
Option – strongly related to the outcomes of
your course – allow you to choose and study a specific number from
a defined group of modules. This allows you to decide the flavour
of your course.
If you are studying for an Honours Degree BA(Hons) or BSc
(Hons), your final classification will be based on the grades you
achieve for your modules at Levels 5 and 6. Further information is
available on the academic regulations
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