Teaching methods include lectures, seminar discussions and screenings. In your first year you will have additional workshops around study skills, essay writing and preparing for exams.
In the third year you will select from a range of more specialised options, and write a dissertation on a topic of your choice. You will receive one-to-one supervision while preparing your dissertation.
In each year there are six modules, each of which involves approximately 30 hours of contact time and around 120 hours of private study.
Modules are assessed by a combination of essays, exams, reviews and presentations. You will complete a 10,000 word dissertation project in your third year.
You will have regular meetings with your personal tutor to discuss progress in your studies. Your personal tutor will also provide a sympathetic ear for all matters of personal concern, whether they be academic, financial, housing, career or social issues.
When not attending lectures, seminars or other timetabled sessions 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 the library, preparing coursework assignments and presentations, and preparing for exams. To help with your independent learning, you can access the Library and our social study spaces in halls of residence.
Typical workload hours for History of Art and Film courses in 2016/17:
Year 1: 23% of your time is spent in timetabled teaching and learning activity
- Teaching, learning and assessment: 276 hours
- Independent learning: 924 hours
Year 2: 20% of your time is spent in timetabled teaching and learning activity
- Teaching, learning and assessment: 240 hours
- Independent learning: 960 hours
Year 3: 12% of your time is spent in timetabled teaching and learning activity
- Teaching, learning and assessment: 144 hours
- Independent learning: 1,056 hours
While your actual contact hours may depend on the option modules you select, the above information gives an indication of how much time you will need to allocate to different activities for each year of your course.
Our Student Learning Development Team provides help in the following areas:
- study and exam skills
- academic writing
- numerical data skills
- referencing sources
Our AccessAbility Centre offers support and practical help for students with dyslexia or other specific learning difficulties, including physical, mental health or mobility difficulties, deafness, or visual impairment.
You will be taught by an experienced teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course. PhD research students who have undertaken teacher training may also contribute to the teaching of seminars under the supervision of the module leader. Our teaching is informed by the research we do. You can learn more about our staff by visiting our staff profiles.