Teaching and Assessment
Our approach to learning and teaching is to develop our students as people, citizens and positive contributors to business through their ability and commitment to investigate and to learn and to engage with others in applying learning to create improvement.
An important aspect of these degree programmes is that students are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning and develop essential business and communication skills. We expect that from day one of joining our degrees you will become engaged in learning, investigation and research.
A wide variety of learning and teaching methods is used, including lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials, practicals, case studies and (in the final year) supervised research towards your dissertation. Some of your learning will consist of guided independent work and some will involve teamworking. You will learn how to use a variety of resources but particularly electronic databases and electronic sources of texts and journals. The dissertation is a supervised study in a field of your own choosing appropriate to your degree and this will enable you to develop and acquire a wide variety of key skills in independent research, such as acquiring information from diverse sources, analysing information using appropriate qualitative and quantitative techniques and drawing valid, well-argued, evidence-based, conclusions.
You will have the opportunity to gain a wealth of highly valuable generic and transferable key skills, including analytical and critical methods of thinking and problem solving, IT and quantitative techniques, such as data analysis and statistics. You will also learn how to make presentations, write reports, manage your time and work both independently and as part of a team. In addition, you will acquire specialised skills, techniques and knowledge from your specific studies.
Your degree programme will be assessed by a combination of essays, project work, unseen written examinations and a dissertation.