Each of the 12 modules is delivered over a period of one or two weeks and together comprise the core content of the course. The modules typically consist of 6–12, one-hour lectures delivered in an informal environment with additional time allocated to allow discussion during and after the lecture. Lectures will be led by local, national and international experts in the subject they are teaching. Each of these lectures will be recorded for future review. These are supported by tutorials, laboratory demonstrations and practical sessions by local staff to provide a wide knowledge and understanding of radiation biology.
SELF-DIRECTED LEARNING AND INDEPENDENT STUDY
In addition to the lectures, tutorials and other activities, you are expected to spend time in private study. It is generally expected that you will spend at least between 15–20 hours a week on study. You should note that the lectures only provide core material, which will allow you to achieve ‘pass’ grades in the assessments. To pass your MSc with distinction, you will need to provide the examiners with evidence of comprehensive knowledge and understanding, which often can only be achieved through additional background reading and practice.
PROJECT & DISSERTATION
At the beginning of Hilary term (January) you will submit your project preferences and a project and supervisor will be assigned based on this information. Your supervisor's task is to support and guide you through your project and dissertation and the governance of your research activities, and to provide critical and constructive feedback. Additional day-to-day supervision will be provided by other members of the research group when required.