All modules are individually assessed via one or more methods dependent upon the requirement of that module. The method of assessment is chosen to ensure that we can verify that you have met the learning outcomes of the module. These methods may include individual coursework assignments, written reports, discussion contributions and critical reviews prior to discussion contributions.
All assignment submission and feedback will be via Blackboard Learning Portal. Module results will also be made available electronically.
You will have access to Blackboard Learning Portal, our online learning environment, where the course information, handbook, tasks and discussion boards can be found. In addition to any textbooks that may be provided for you, all of the disciplinary Journals that the University subscribes to can be accessed online, and we have a substantial and growing collection of eBooks available to use.
A personal tutor will be appointed who is a subject matter expert. Support for any modules will be conducted face-to-face, via email, or telephone.
Our AccessAbility Services support students with additional needs such as sensory impairment or learning difficulties such as dyslexia.
Your course is designed to ensure that each week you test your understanding of your subject by writing an answer to a set question and posting it onto a discussion board. You will receive weekly feedback on these posts which amounts to a significant quantity of formative feedback over the course of a module. This regular engagement with your tutor is an essential way that you develop your academic skills. You will also receive a participation grade for this work. In addition, you will research and write formal or 'summative' assessments for each module and the grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark. You will normally receive feedback on coursework assessments within 20 working days following the date of submission. The feedback you receive will help to focus you to achieve better grades on the next set of modules you study. The delivery team are highly praised by external examiners for the quality of their feedback.
The total course fee is £4950 and the course is listed in three parts on the ELCAS website:
PG Cert - £1650 (60 credits)
PG Dip - £1650 (60 credits)
MA IIR (Dissertation) - £1650 (60 credits)
Fees for part-time study are pro-rata to that paid for full-time study. This means that regardless of whether you choose part-time or full-time study, you pay the same amount for the course you choose to undertake.
The duration of the course and the fees you are charged each year or semester are determined by the speed at which you wish to progress through the course. This is called the 'intensity of study'. So, if you choose to study at half the rate of a full-time student, you’d pay half the full-time course fees each year, and take twice as long to complete your course compared to full-time. If you choose to study at a different intensity this will alter the duration and fee payment rate. If you would like to discuss what this means to you then please get in touch with our Enquiries team.