Students will take 180-credits worth of modules (including 60 credits for the dissertation) across the year (or two years for part-time students), with three hours contact time per taught module. Teaching will be scheduled to take place on Mondays and Tuesdays to enable full access for students who are part-time or are who have commitments on other days. There will also be an opportunity during a further two hours per week to seek guidance in feedback and consultation hours for each module taken in that term.
Lectures and seminars will be available online. Throughout the academic year students will have the opportunity to participate on one day per week on average in seminars, interactive workshops or cohort activities in-person on the Brunel campus (subject to social distancing and shielding restrictions and to local and national regulations). In the event of a further lockdown all teaching will continue to be provided online.
Empirical fieldwork for dissertation projects can, if necessary due to social distancing restrictions, be conducted entirely online (incorporating, for example, Zoom/Skype interviews and fieldwork on social media), and students will still be required to submit BREO applications for ethical approval prior to undertaking fieldwork.
Interaction with lecturers, tutors and fellow students will be at least as extensive as in pre-COVID times, if not more so.
Assessments remain the same; there are no exams on our Master’s degrees.