Why this programme?
As an honours college, UCM is challenging and highly rewarding. By allowing you to compose an individual curriculum, the UCM programme ensures that you:
- develop a basic understanding of a wide variety of academic disciplines
- become an expert in a specific academic field
- learn to think academically
- become a self-directed learner
- work well in international teams
Courses at UCM are taught using Problem-Based Learning (PBL). PBL gives you an academic problem and challenges you to solve it. Using a combination of small-group work and individual research, you seek possible solutions to the problem and get feedback to help you refine your answers. You are in control of your own education, and the tutor is there to facilitate your learning. The PBL format helps you retain information better, teaches you to think about problems independently and develops your interpersonal skills. All teaching at UCM happens in small groups of no more than 12 students. This small-scale setting encourages you to be an active participant in class, gives you space to develop your own ideas and ensures that you receive personal attention from tutors.
Vibrant academic community
UCM is not just a place where students go for their classes. It is a vibrant academic community in which students socialise, engage in extracurricular activities, and pursue shared passions. This means that students can develop themselves socially as well as academically and form long-lasting friendships.