# What is involved in a taught course?

A taught Master’s degree usually requires 12 months of study involving two “taught” semesters and a final “self-study” semester. The taught element will include traditional lectures and seminars. Some programmes will also involve group discussions and case study analysis. During the self-study semester, you will need to complete a supervised dissertation and/or project. Assessment of the degree can take various forms such as unseen written examinations, assessed coursework, group project work etc.