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Course Design Blueprint

Interdisciplinary .... or multidisciplinary?


Different types of programmes will require different approaches to the development and management of interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary curriculum design.

Interdisciplinary programme design will see a curriculum designed to ensure that students make connections across the different disciplines. this needs to be at the heart of the learning and assessment design and be explicit to students. 

Multidisciplinary programme design will students engage with different subjects, but with very little or no integration between the content. 

Regardless of which approach a programme takes it is important that

  • the programme as a whole feels like a coherent course of study
  • students feel that they belong to a department, and programme cohort
  • students have clear information about how they can access resources, support and from whom.