Contact Hours Comparison Tool
The new comparison tool from Which?University allows you to quickly compare two course areas at any two UK universities on a number of key features:
1 – Contact hours. This looks at the average scheduled teaching hours for the courses in that area per week, it also shows you the national average across all UK universities for the course.
2 – Class size. This allows you to compare the amount of scheduled teaching time in groups of 0-15 students, 16-50 students and 51+ students.
3 – Academic and Non Academic teaching. Most degrees will include teaching from both the academic faculty and non academic staff such as research assistants and PhD students. They may well be experts at the cutting edge of their field but it is worth considering and asking about in more detail on open day.
The comparison tool gives the average across all years of the courses and across all courses in that subject area so it is important you check the exact details for you course and how it varies per year, but it can give you an easy way to compare the average between 2 specific course, or look at the national average for the course.
If you’re not sure what category your course would come under then you can use the subject glossary tab to check.
To access the Comparison Tool click here.