Programme Year One
The first year is based at Carmel College, St Helens, about nine miles from the main University precinct. The College offers small class sizes and high standards of academic achievement. Students follow three foundation modules chosen from Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Biology or Geography. Module choice depends on the programme students wish to follow after the Foundation Year. In the second, third and fourth years, students follow their chosen programme from the list, on the main University precinct. There is a separate brochure outlining facilities at Carmel College, please contact Carmen Nuñez (firstname.lastname@example.org) to obtain a copy.
The programme detail and modules listed are illustrative only and subject to change.
Teaching and Learning
Your learning activities will consist of lectures, tutorials, practical classes, problem classes, private study and supervised project work. In Year One, lectures are supplemented by a thorough system of group tutorials and computing work is carried out in supervised practical classes. Key study skills, presentation skills and group work start in first-year tutorials and are developed later in the programme. The emphasis in most modules is on the development of problem solving skills, which are regarded very highly by employers. Project supervision is on a one-to-one basis, apart from group projects in Year Two.
Most modules are assessed by a two and a half hour examination in January or May, but many have an element of coursework assessment. This might be through homework, class tests, mini-project work or key skills exercises.