This course consists of lectures, seminars, project work, and directed activities to promote independent learning along with workshops, and tutorials. Work-based learning is also an important part of the programme and will be linked in with core modules.
The course runs over two semesters per year from September – June. Those on a full-time programme of study will attend college for the equivalent of two days per week over two academic years. Those on a part-time programme will be expected to attend college for the equivalent of one day per week over three academic years. Students can expect to receive their course timetable within two weeks prior to the course start date or during their induction week in September.
Class sizes can vary year to year, but classes will typically have approximately 10 – 25 students.
There is a substantial amount of self-study required in order to be successful on this programme. Each single undergraduate module is 150 hours of effort. Modules presently consist of 45 hours contact time and are delivered using a mixture of lectures, tutorial/seminar sessions and laboratories. A student can expect to undertake an additional 105 hours of independent work per single module (210 for the double-module project).
This is an Oxford Brookes University course that is delivered by Abingdon & Witney College. As a student of both institutions, you have access to both the College and University facilities such as; libraries, sports centres, students union, career and employment services, student and study support.