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, case study analysis and/or practical work in the laboratory or in the field. During the self-study semester, you will need to complete a supervised dissertation and/or project. The assessment of a a taught degree programme varies from subject to subject, but can be in the form of unseen written examinations, assessed coursework, and/or group project work etc.