The exact number of contact hours will vary depending on the year of study and courses that you choose. However, we offer more contact hours than typical programmes because of the nature of the subjects.
In Years 1 and 2 you will have around 10 hours of formal teaching time each week. The number of contact hours varies in Year 3 depending on the options that you take.
In Years 1 and 2 will be expected to undertake around 20 hours of self-guided study. As a rough guide for every hour in the classroom you should do two hours self-guided study, this will include reading, doing research, and preparing for assessments. We will spend some time explaining how this works during the first few weeks of Year 1. In Year 3 you'll spend more time on self-guided study.
In addition to formal teaching hours and self-guided study we have a great academic mentoring programme in place. You will meet with your mentor around ten times across the year.