Each module will feature different teaching methods. Generally, the core topics and subjects will be introduced and taught in lectures. Lectures typically have a larger number of students attending with a lecturer speaking.
The content of these lectures and surrounding reading are then discussed and debated in smaller and more interactive seminars.
Seminars are a more discussion oriented learning environment for more detailed exploration of issues covered in lectures. In seminars, you will engage in advanced study by exchanging information and holding discussions between you and your peers and you and your tutor.
Workshops provide an interactive learning environment, where you will integrate theory and practice. In workshops you will work on assigned tasks structured around solving real life problems.
Unscheduled independent learning aims to develop your ability for inquiry and critical evaluation by placing increased educational responsibility on you, aided by teaching staff. Independent learning is crucial at post-graduate level and vital for your career advancement.
Depending on what programme you are on, you may also be taught in tutorials or labs, where you will apply the course teachings in practical sessions.