Teaching style

The style of teaching at Edinburgh may differ from what you have experienced at home.

Tutor with students

Teaching methods here will be a combination of lectures and tutorials, with laboratory work for science-based courses.

Lectures and tutorials

For most courses, lectures form the main teaching framework.

Lectures provide a guide to the subject matter and set out the foundations on which you are expected to build.

Tutorials consist of a small group of students and provide opportunities to develop themes and discuss problems, usually through written work.

Contact time

You may find that you have fewer hours of direct teaching. In such cases, you will be expected to study in the library, work through the course reading list and demonstrate your learning in essays and exams.

It is important to establish a good working routine so that you use time effectively.


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