Undergraduate study - 2021 entry

Degree Programme Specification 2018/2019

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To give you an idea of what to expect from this programme, we publish the latest available information. This information is created when new programmes are established and is only updated periodically as programmes are formally reviewed. It is therefore only accurate on the date of last revision.
Awarding institution: The University of Edinburgh
Teaching institution: The University of Edinburgh
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External summary

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Educational aims of programme

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Programme outcomes: Knowledge and understanding

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Programme outcomes: Graduate attributes - Skills and abilities in research and enquiry

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Programme outcomes: Graduate attributes - Skills and abilities in personal and intellectual autonomy

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Programme outcomes: Graduate attributes - Skills and abilities in communication

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Programme outcomes: Graduate attributes - Skills and abilities in personal effectiveness

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Programme outcomes: Technical/practical skills

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Programme structure and features

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Teaching and learning methods and strategies

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Teaching and learning workload

You will learn through a mixture of scheduled teaching and independent study. Some programmes also offer work placements.

At Edinburgh we use a range of teaching and learning methods including lectures, tutorials, practical laboratory sessions, technical workshops and studio critiques.

The typical workload for a student on this programme is outlined in the table below, however the actual time you spend on each type of activity will depend on what courses you choose to study.

The typical workload for a student on this programme for each year of study
Start yearTime in scheduled teaching (%)Time in independant study (%)Time on placement (%)
Year 129710
Year 229710
Year 300100
Year 418820

Assessment methods and strategies

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Assessment method balance

You will be assessed through a variety of methods. These might include written or practical exams or coursework such as essays, projects, group work or presentations.

The typical assessment methods for a student on this programme are outlined below, however the balance between written exams, practical exams and coursework will vary depending on what courses you choose to study.

The typical assessment methods for a student on this programme for each year of study
Start yearAssessment by written exams (%)Assessment by practical exams (%)Assessment by coursework (%)
Year 153542
Year 253245
Year 3000
Year 471821

Career opportunities

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