We employ a range of teaching methods across all courses, including lectures, seminars and practical workshops. You will study alongside communications and marketing students specialising in other fields and will benefit from a much richer learning experience as a result.
You will have regular opportunities to meet and network with professionals, drawn from our extensive industry contacts in sport, communications and marketing. We also organise regular field trips to relevant external organisations such as Sky Sports, Twickenham Stadium, the Olympic Park and Wembley Stadium.
As a student, you will have access to regular one-on-one tutorials, particularly in the planning stages of essays and for final major projects. Every student is allocated dedicated project supervisors.
Lecture notes and backup information about all aspects of the degree can be found online for catch-up purposes and members of staff also use social media to share relevant course and industry information.
Most classes range from around 15 to 40 students. Seminars will have a maximum of around 30 students, but will usually be 20 or fewer. For some modules there will be large lecture cohorts of up to 190 students, with smaller seminar groups.
Learning on the course is made up through a combination of:
- Contact time: 23%
- Work-based learning: 2%
- Guided learning: 33%
- Independent study: 42%
Independent study is a key feature of your degree and is crucial to furthering your knowledge.
You will receive your timetable a week before teaching is due to start at the latest.
Each module is normally assessed by a combination of one written and one practical assignment.
You will get the opportunity to undertake your own research, give presentations and design and produce media content and marketing campaigns.
Your final project can be either a written dissertation or practical-based assignment (often a website, film or marketing campaign).
We adhere to the university’s policy of providing feedback on assessments within three weeks.
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Please refer to the information on compensated passes throughout your degree as outlined in the academic regulations.