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2023/24 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

COLO5162M Advanced Colour Science

15 creditsClass Size: 30

Module manager: Dr Natalia Sergeeva

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2023/24

Module replaces


This module is not approved as an Elective


On completion of this module, students will have a thorough knowledge and understanding of the major aspects of colour science, namely: the human visual system, the measurement of coloured materials, the properties and applications of colorants, the ways in which coloured materials can be created and reproduced, and the psychological effects of colour.

Skills outcomes
- Independent learning in familiar and unfamiliar situations.
- Critical analysis and interpretation of data and text.
- Effective verbal and written communication skills.


- Origins of colour
- Colour vision
- Colour measurement
- Colorant properties and applications
- Colour reproduction by printing, photography and television
- Psychology of colour

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
On-line Learning31.003.00
Example Class151.0015.00
Independent online learning hours10.00
Private study hours122.00
Total Contact hours18.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Private study

- 40 hours: guided reading
- 33 hours: background reading
- 43 hours: revision

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Performance in tutorials and computer classes.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
In-course AssessmentReport20.00
Online Assessment2 online MCQ assessments80.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 28/04/2023 14:38:37


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