You will be exposed to a great range of new concepts, ideas and knowledge during the two years of the course.
The ways in which these are supported and presented include:
- Technical lectures on specific aspects of the individual themes of the course, presented by some of the foremost thought leaders from academia and industry.
- ‘Horizon’ lectures on wider interdisciplinary ideas; recent lectures include ‘The structure of Bach’s Fugues’ by Dr Martin Ennis, Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Music; ‘How animals move’ by Dr David Bainbridge, the University Clinical Veterinary Anatomist; and ‘Maths, geometry, nudity and art’ by Allan McRobie, Reader in the Department of Engineering.
- Workshops and lectures helping you to progress your critical analysis, and research and writing skills.
- Online modules to develop teamwork, leadership and research skills.
- Focused learning and exercises on teamwork, including understanding individual learning styles, personality types and roles.
- Design projects in small teams focusing on a specific problem related to the week’s theme; co-producing knowledge and supporting the development of an understanding of different disciplinary cultures.
- Presentations of the studio projects and of each individual case-study assignment to a supportive and interested audience of your peers.
- Written assignments, based on your own pressing questions, and supported through access to the best academic libraries in the world.
- Individual ‘supervisions’ (the Cambridge word for tutorials) with academic advisors providing expert support for your research.
- Detailed individual written feedback on your assignments and presentations to help you develop as a reflective practitioner.