Comments about Advanced Diploma in British and European Studies - At the institution - Oxford - Oxfordshire
The programme consists of:
British & European Studies Non-award-bearing Stream
Candidates are required to have a minimum overall IELTS score of 5.5 at entry. Candidates follow the same programme of study as award-bearing stream candidates. This stream leads to a Certificate of Course Completion.
Native or near-native English-speaking students
We also accept applications for the Advanced Diploma in British and European Studies Course from students with native or near native speaker proficiency in English. In such cases, the English language module may be waived and students follow an additional academic module. Students choose from a wide range of lectures in subjects of their choice relating to British and European Studies, e.g. history, literature, politics. This allows them to study an area (or areas) or specific personal interest in depth.
Your introduction to the Advanced Diploma in British & European Studies, and to your year at the University of Oxford, takes the form of an intensive two-week course of language practice, academic study skills and cultural orientation.
You will experience a rigorous and intellectually stimulating academic prograqmme in British and European civilisation and culture taught through a wide range of academic subjects (approx 6 contact hours) over 3 terms.
Academic Modiule - British Studies
Academic Module - European Studies
In your second term, you will choose a topic of special interest to you for an extended essay which you shall submit at the end of the third term. You will also benefit from the support of an academic tutor who will supervise your work in individual weekly tutorials.
English Language Module
A team of highly experienced and well-qualified expert language tutors will help you to make rapid progress by teaching you in small seminar groups. You will also benefit from an individual weekly language tutorial. You take the following English classes (approximately 10 contact hours per week):
You will also maintain a personal language portfolio in which you will set individual learning objectives, as well as record and monitor your progresss and achievements throughout the year.
Course Books and Materials
All course books and study materials for both academic and English language modules are included in your course fees.
British Heritage and Culture
During your year at the University of Oxford, you will make study visits to:
Course Dates 2011-2012
The Advanced Diploma in British and European Studies requires a full academic year of study:
A typical teaching day starts at 9.15 a.m. and ends at 3.30 p.m. during which you take up to three 90-minute classes. You will also benefit form small study groups and individual weekly language tutorials.
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