The programme comprises 6 mandatory taught modules with teaching and learning activities running across two semesters. In the UK, these modules are block taught. A 15-credit module is taught in 2 x 2-day blocks; a 30-credit module is taught in 4 x 2-day blocks. Blended learning, employing on campus and online teaching, will underpin the delivery of all modules. There will be some variation in the percentages of on campus and online delivery across the modules, however, students should expect some on campus delivery in all modules, whilst tutorials and supervision will normally be provided online.
In Hong Kong teaching hours will be structured around a two-day block weekend basis and delivered as a full-time programme only. This includes two 6-hour days (Saturday and Sunday). These weekends will occur twice per semester.
Full time students (starting in September) complete all 6 taught modules across two semesters, plus the dissertation within a third semester. Part time students select which modules and how many they want to complete in each year, with their dissertation in the final year. It is expected that a full-time student will be spending 37 hours per week engaged in study which will, in a normal week, include a combination of taught sessions and independent study.
For UK and Hong Kong students, in the final semester when students will normally be undertaking the dissertation, they will have less classroom contact time in order to do more independent study. Individual supervision will be provided on a one to one basis of a total of 6 hours. Students will also have the choice between 2 negotiated learning modules with most of the learning within these modules being self-directed supported by tutorials. Opportunities to meet with students and tutors will be timetabled across the semester.