Learning and assessment
How you will learn
- Lab sessions
- Journal club
- Computer workshops
- Research projects
How you will be assessed
- Lab reports
- Case studies
Your work will be assessed during and at the end of each module through a variety of means.
To complete a module and gain its credits you will need to make sure you attend your timetabled sessions and get over the 50% pass mark.
In order to achieve the MMedSci, you will need a total of 180 credits.
Contact time and study hours
We encourage our students to think of the course like they would a full-time job and spend around 37 hours on it per week including teaching time. Part time students should consider it similar to a part-time job.
You are expected to work roughly 10 hours for each credit on the course including teaching and independent study, so a 20 credit module should take around 200 hours to complete or around a total of 25 eight-hour days.
Full time students learn over a period of two semesters and a summer period totalling around 12 months.
Teaching is usually delivered daily during the semesters, and Wednesdays are kept free whenever possible. Typically students are learning in groups for practical teaching on different days. You'll have an average of 15 hours of contact time each week, however time and days of teaching will depend on your modules and the availability of our guest speakers.
Non-teaching days are intended for private study and research.
Part time students can learn the same course content over a period of 24 months.
You will typically attend teaching one day a week per module or about 8 hours per week per module.
We try wherever possible to be flexible to help you manage your timetable.
You're expected to devote around one and a half days per week to the course including attending teaching, private study, and research.