Modules work in US

October 18, 2002

Modular courses came about as combined honours courses, which had lower student entry requirements than traditional honours degrees ("Students choke on bite-sized learning", THES , October 4; Letters, October 11).

These were meant to be pick-and-mix degrees, where the student was given a choice of two different fields such as accounting and law or accounting and manage-ment.

The comparison with universities in the US stops there. In America, each unit is run several times during the week, whereas in the UK it is run just the once. If the students miss one, then they miss the lot.

Bala Balachandran
Senior lecturer
South Bank Business School

Please login or register to read this article

Register to continue

Get a month's unlimited access to THE content online. Just register and complete your career summary.

Registration is free and only takes a moment. Once registered you can read a total of 3 articles each month, plus:

  • Sign up for the editor's highlights
  • Receive World University Rankings news first
  • Get job alerts, shortlist jobs and save job searches
  • Participate in reader discussions and post comments

Have your say

Log in or register to post comments