All of your learning materials will be delivered to you electronically via the University’s virtual learning environment Blackboard (you will need regular access to a Broadband connection).
There is no need to visit the University of Leicester. There will be some specific opportunities for you to visit the campus for feedback and advice if you wish – but these are not mandatory. (Please note that the cost of any visit to Leicester is not included in the course fee. You will be responsible for your own accommodation, travel and day-to-day expenses.)
Each module comprises a range of different elements designed to make the learning experience enjoyable and easy for you to tailor to your own style. Podcasts that ‘set the scene’ for a particular topic will be reinforced by voice-over PowerPoint presentations. There are self-study activities and each module also has at least one discussion group activity, when you can exchange ideas with other students and comment on each other’s views. Generally, you will need to spend about 15 hours per week studying.
Each Leicester module will be assessed by two written assignments, and you will also be assessed on your participation in facilitated Blackboard discussion groups. In addition, each module includes at least two multiple choice quizzes which are not assessed but will let you check that you have understood the work as the module progresses. There are no exams on this course.
Florida and Canberra modules use continuous assessment.