Average expected study hours

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Dear University of Aberdeen,

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 document:

a) 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.

b) Using the same formula, the average class time per course on a weekly basis.
c) The average of study hours of all those courses put together.
d) The average of class time of all those courses put together.

Yours faithfully,

Jeroen van Herk

Foi, University of Aberdeen

Dear Jeroen van Herk

I refer to your email of 3 October and, on behalf of the University, I acknowledge receipt and confirm that your request is being dealt with in terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. In terms of the Act, a reply will be sent to you within 20 working days.

Yours sincerely,
Mary Sabiston
Information Compliance Officer
University of Aberdeen

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Foi, University of Aberdeen

Dear Jeroen van Herk,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST FOI 2019-330

I refer to your email of 3 October 2019 requesting information relating to average expected study hours.

Your request has now been considered under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, ‘the Act’.

We do not hold information on the average expected study hours for each course on a weekly basis. Please accept this message as notice under section 17(1)(b) of the Act that the information you have requested is not held by the University.

We do hold information on expected study hours per credit point in our General Regulations for first degrees, which is available on our website:

https://www.abdn.ac.uk/registry/calendar...

A ‘credit point’ is defined as the outcome of learning achieved by an average student through ten hours of notional learning time.

Except with the permission of the Senatus Academicus, full-time candidates are normally expected to register for 120 credit points per academic year. Full-time candidates may not register for more than 75 credit points in any half term.

A complete list of programme specifications (with course and credit information) is also available from the link provided above.

You will also see links to all supplementary regulations that apply to degree programmes such as medicine and dentistry.

https://www.abdn.ac.uk/registry/calendar...

The academic calendar with teaching weeks is available at:

https://www.abdn.ac.uk/students/academic...

The format of teaching (seminars/lectures) for each course is listed in the catalogue of courses and or the course guide, which is available at:
https://www.abdn.ac.uk/registry/courses/

Where we have indicated that the information is already published on our website please accept this message as notice under section 25 of the Act that the information you have requested in exempt from disclosure as the information is otherwise already available.

Should you be dissatisfied with this response, you have the right under the Act to request a review. A request for review must be made within 40 working days of the date of this reply. It must include your name and address for correspondence and specify the request for information and the grounds for dissatisfaction with the decision. Please send your request for review to our mailbox, [University of Aberdeen request email]. The University will respond to your request for a review within 20 working days of receipt of your request.

If you are unhappy with the outcome of the University’s internal review, you have the right to appeal to the Scottish Information Commissioner within six months of the date of receipt of the University’s review notice. Details on how to make an appeal to the Commissioner are available at www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal. Should you remain dissatisfied with the Commissioner’s decision, you have a right of appeal to the Court of Session on a point of law.
Yours sincerely,
Mary Sabiston
Information Compliance Officer
University of Aberdeen

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