Learning and assessment
The programme uses an evidence-based blended approach to learning. The learning and teaching strategy includes taught study days, online 'lecturecasts', workshops, debates, case–based interdisciplinary problems and collaborative learning. To support this learning there will also be webinars and online learning packages. The programme aims to make use of your own experiences, allow choice in learning (optional modules) and assessment (M4 Independent Research Project), provide continual formative feedback and encourage you to move to increasingly advanced stages of personal development.
Much of your learning time will be dedicated to directed study, related to your own area of research. This will give you the opportunity to practice and develop the knowledge, skills and practices necessary to become an independent researcher. The learning process will be supported by formative and summative feedback, reflection on learning experiences and tutorials.
You will receive regular support from your personal academic tutor to track your progress against the relevant frameworks, identify your learning needs and set your personal learning objectives.
We utilise our virtual learning environment to ensure materials are accessible and our eportfolio system enables you to demonstrate your development over time.
You are also able to attend training at our White Rose Doctoral Programme training partner institutions to develop further your networks and interdisciplinary research skills.