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Hours of study: guidelines

In accordance with nationally agreed guidelines, for each 15-credit module students are expected to spend around 150 learning hours in total across 11 weeks.

This comprises:

  • 27 hours of contact time (lectures and seminars) across the 9 weeks of teaching; and
  • 123 hours of additional work, across the 11 weeks of the module, which will include all or some of the following activities (depending on the module):
    • Reading before and after lectures;
    • Preparing and writing assignments;
    • Preparing individual, or group, presentations;
    • Revising for and attending exams and in-class tests.

This works out to around 14 hours per week on each module. Of course, this will vary across the 11 weeks of the module, as you will probably spend more time working in the weeks when you are writing assignments, for example, or revising for exams. On average, though, for every 15 credit module you take, you should be prepared to spend around 3 hours per week in class and around 11 hours per week working outside of class.

We very strongly advise that students do not work full-time and study full-time. This is because of the hours needed both inside and outside of the classroom to successfully complete your programme.