The majority of the teaching and learning material is delivered via the virtual learning environment (Blackboard 9). Students are provided with a study guide for each module which ensures they are aware of what material needs covering when. The first year is mostly assessed via coursework so students are able to benchmark their abilities early on and to develop their skills in managing their learning.
In the second and third years of the programme students undertake a research project with an associated research methods module to develop their skills in this area.
Students are on campus for short periods each term when they have the opportunity to participate in group activities, tutorials, skills laboratories and seminars.