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Clearing 2017 via Kingston University
Clearing 2017 via Kingston University

Business BA/BSc(Hons): Teaching, learning and assessment

Teaching and assessment for this course

Teaching is innovative, interactive and practical, and often in small groups. Emphasis is on developing independent learning, critical and lateral thinking skills, and the application of theory to practice. There are lectures from practitioners and opportunities to tackle real business problems. You will also be required to reflect on your personal and academic development.

Assessment includes presentations, blogs, exams, in-class tests and coursework (either group-based or individual).

Teaching, learning and assessment at Kingston University

Curriculum

Our courses are carefully constructed to allow you to build knowledge and skills progressively during your degree programme.

We constantly update our curriculum to ensure that it covers the latest developments in your subject area, including the research and professional experience that your tutors bring to the course.

Our course teams also draw on the wealth of experience provided by our professional contacts and highly successful alumni who feed into the design of our courses and provide masterclasses and workshops to enrich your learning.

Academic skills support

Our courses take a progressive approach to help develop your academic skills through the modules you study.

Our Academic Skills Centres also provide one-to-one support and advice on the techniques you need to be a successful student including:

  • essay writing;
  • exam techniques;
  • presentation skills;
  • editing and web skills; and
  • research skills.

During your degree you will develop the independence, creativity and excellent communication skills that we know employers look for in successful graduates.

Assessment

Assignments are designed not just to test what you know, but to help you develop your knowledge, skills and confidence. 

Because we want you to reach your full potential in every assignment, we build in opportunities for practice and 'feed forward' on assessment tasks so that you will know what you need to do to perform at your best when you submit your work.

When we return your work, we give you clear feedback that will show you what you need to work on next time. You'll have the opportunity to discuss the comments on your work one-to-one with your lecturers and your personal tutor.

Personal tutors

When you arrive, we'll introduce you to your personal tutor – the member of academic staff who will keep a particular eye on your progress throughout your time at Kingston University (and after you graduate) and who will show you how to make the best use of all the help and resources that we offer at Kingston University.

Your tutor will give you academic guidance and will make sure that you know how to access our other support services if you need them.

Contact hours for this course

Each level is made up of four modules each worth 30 credit points. Typically a student must complete 120 credits at each level. All students will be provided with the University regulations during the induction period, and at each level of study full details of each module will be provided in module descriptors and student module guides.

At each level, students on a major/minor structure take three modules in the major field and one module in the minor field.

Full details of modules and credit weighting can be found in the programme specification.

Workload for this course

At the heart of the programme is the combination of theory and business practice. Research active staff expose students to current research developments, whilst industry guest speakers provide additional opportunities to relate these to practice. Furthermore, assignments typically require substantial primary and secondary research to be undertaken, thereby ensuring students progressively develop research skills at each level of the programme.

The assessment strategy ensures that students have explicit formative opportunities for practice and ‘feed forward' designed to help them reach their full potential in summative assessment. A range of methods will be selected to engage students actively, including problem and enquiry-based learning, industry research and peer-assisted learning.

Independent learning

When not attending timetabled teaching sessions (lectures, seminars, workshops, labs, studios etc), you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study.

Typically, this will involve reading journal articles and books, working on individual and group projects, undertaking research in one of the University’s Learning Resources Centres (LRCs), preparing coursework assignments or revising for examinations or tests.

Your independent learning is supported by a range of excellent facilities including the LRCs and the University’s virtual learning environment, Canvas.

Return of marked work

Helpful feedback on your assessed work is hugely important in enabling you to perform your best. The University makes a commitment to all students that you will receive feedback on all your assessed work within 20 University days* of submission.  
                                                           
* University days count as Monday to Friday – the following are not included:  Saturdays, Sundays, Public Bank Holidays, or when the University is closed during Christmas vacation.

Programme specification and guides

To help you choose the right course to study at Kingston University, you can read the programme specification and the module listings which make up each course, which can be found on the individual course page.

A programme specification is a summary of the main features of a programme and provides details of the intended learning outcomes for students. It details the teaching, learning and assessment methods, including the structure of the programme.

Please note detailed course handbooks to guide you through each year of study are normally available at the start of term.

Availability of timetables

Kingston University provides each student with an individualised timetable. Timetables are normally available to students within 48 hours of enrolment.

While we make every effort to ensure timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week between 9.00am and 6.00pm.

For undergraduate students Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities, but there may be occasions when this is not possible. Timetables for part-time students will depend on the modules selected.

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