Our modules involve different teaching methods, including lectures, small-group seminars and tutorials as well as independent study. This combination allows you a chance to learn and engage with new content, discuss issues related to Language, Culture and Communication in depth, pursue individual interests, and raise any questions or queries you have along the way. You will have a minimum of 3 hours contact time per module per week and regular meetings with a personal tutor for the duration of your time with us.
How will I be assessed?
The assessment of our modules varies from module to module, but typically involves a mixture of coursework (assignments and presentations) and exams. You will have some set tasks to do that are designed to engage you on key topics. However, you will also have the opportunity to choose your own assessment questions and design your own research projects in several modules. Some of your assignments will be formative and others will be summative. Formative assessment tasks are marked but do not count towards your final grade. Instead, these give you a chance to try things out and receive detailed feedback so you can develop and prepare for the summative assessment.
Follow your interests! Tailor your own course of study.
Our courses are made up of a mix of core modules designed to give you a good grounding in key insights into the field of Language, Culture and Communication, and option modules that allow you to follow specific interests you have. In addition, you can choose optional modules from other departments and faculties. Altogether these options provide you the opportunity to tailor the programme to your own interests.