Contact time is normally 8 hours per week (2 hours per module) for lectures, seminars and classroom study in the first year and second year. In the third year, the dissertation module is supervised one-to-one. Throughout the course, contact time is supplemented by extra-curricular lectures, employability events, group meetings, meetings with tutors, optional trips and other activities. As a full-time student, you will be expected to devote a considerable amount of time to independent study, voluntary placements and extra-curricular activities.
Contact hours in a typical week will depend to some extent on the optional modules you choose to study. However, typically you will have up to 10 contact hours of teaching and this will break down as:
Personal tutorial/small group teaching: approx. 1 hour of tutorials (or later, project supervision) each week
Medium group teaching: approx. 1 hour of practical classes, workshops or seminars each week
Large group teaching: approx. 8 hours of lectures each week
Personal study: approx. 24-26 hours studying and revising in your own time each week, including some guided study using hand-outs, online activities, etc.