Teaching and Assessment

How will I learn?

Teaching is based on a series of two-hour weekly seminars. The sessions often include 1-15 minute student presentations or “think-pair-share” sessions. Seminars also foster links between different areas of study and personal experience, and consider how theoretical principles can be applied to particular situations.

A high proportion of your learning takes place through directed reading and investigation in preparation for seminars and for assessment tasks. Tutorials on work in progress contribute to deepening and widening understanding, and help you focus on skills you need to improve.

How much time will it take?

You will have classes on one evening a week if you are part-time and two evenings if you are full time. Additionally, you will attend tutorials to discuss work completed or in progress, and meetings with a supervisor in relation to the dissertation. You will need to spend about six hours in each week for each module on directed reading in preparation for or follow up from the classes, and a similar amount of time – some of it out of term-time – on researching for and writing your assignments and end of year essays.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is by a combination of coursework tasks completed during or shortly after the period of module teaching and an end of year essay for each module. Coursework tasks can include literature reviews, issue reports, essays and seminar presentations. You will also complete a 12-15,000 word dissertation on a research topic agreed with your supervisor.

A preliminary reading list for the MA Contemporary Ethics is available to view online.

Further information can be found in the programme specification or you can contact the programme convenor (below)

Programme Convenor
Dr Anna Abram
Email:  a.abram@heythrop.ac.uk 
Tel: 020 7795 4220

Page Updated: Thursday, November 15 2012