F (28/10) 031019‐1 Average Expected Study hours‐RESPONSE
Under Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, I wish to receive the following information
within 20 working days. Please provide the following in a single file comprehensibly stated word
The average expected study hours per course on a weekly basis. Please ensure this
information includes all the courses your institution offers and clearly displays what academic school
the course is part of.
Please also ensure that all academic years of the course are included in the figure, meaning to say,
that if a student was enrolled in ‘course x’ for which he/she was expected to spend 15 hours of study
hours per week in year 1; 15 hours in year 2; 18 hours in year 3; and 20 hours in year 4; the average
(mean) amount of study hours of that entire course would be 17 hours per week.
Using the same formula, the average class time per course on a weekly basis.
The average of study hours of all those courses put together.
The average of class time of all those courses put together.
This information is available on the University’s webpages.
The University has a page t
hrough which all Course Specifications and associated Module
Descriptors can be accessed. The Course Specifications details the course structure and
the associated Module Descriptors detail the Indicative Workload for the module,
including contact and non-contact hours, thereby allowing an individual to work out the
overall average study time per year. Each Semester comprises 13 weeks of teaching and
a two week assessment period. The University’s Academic Calendar can be accessed at: https://www.rgu.ac.uk/academic-calendar
Furthermore, it should be noted that 10 hours of notional student effort equates to one
Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework credit therefore, for example, a 15 credit
modules equates to 150 hours of indicative student workload.