Teaching includes lectures, seminars,tutorials, practicals, field work, workshops,journal clubs, online discussion forums, and feedback/feed-forward sessions.
Assessment is mostly by coursework and exam. Some modules are assessed entirely by coursework (eg case studies, essays, critical analysis/evaluation of literature, debates, presentations, projects and portfolios).
The course team actively explores the use of technology within and beyond the classroom in order to further support student's learning and improve the overall experience of studying on the course. We use technology side by side with the more traditional teaching and assessment methods highlighted above. They work together, rather than replacing one another, enabling students to learn at their own time and place, on and off-site. We frequently attend national learning and teaching conferences to present our work. Examples of projects in place include:
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.
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:
During your degree you will develop the independence, creativity and excellent communication skills that we know employers look for in successful graduates.
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.
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.