You can study this online programme from anywhere in the world. You receive comprehensive learning materials and a choice of tuition options.
We provide you with all of the resources and study materials you need to complete the course successfully, including the essential reading for each module. You can access these through the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) on a range of devices.
Our online learning resources typically include multimedia content, activities and exercises (e.g. multiple choice quizzes, reflective exercises and self-assessment questions), as well as facilities for you to interact with your tutor and fellow students. You’ll also receive access to two short introductory modules that help you get the most from your studies.
All students receive tutor support and feedback while studying this programme. Tutors introduce the modules, respond to queries, monitor discussions and provide guidance on assessments.
Web-supported learning: if you register for a module as a web-supported learner, you join an online tutor group. If you register in this way you pay, the web supported learner fee.
Institution-supported learning: if you enrol for a module with a local teaching centre, you receive face-to-face tuition. We are working with two institutions and recruiting more to support the programme.
If you enrol for tuition with a teaching institution, you pay the institution-supported fee to the University plus an additional tuition fee to the teaching institution.
Study at your own pace, either part-time or full-time. Each module presents about 150 hours of study – an average of 6-8 hours per week. Modules will run at least twice a year, depending on demand.
Each module is studied over 22 weeks. You choose how many to take in each session and which sessions to enter. You can study up to six (or four modules and the project) at any one time.
Each module includes a mix of assessments. Formative assessments help you to measure your progress but do not count towards your grade. Summative assessments do count towards the final grade. These include coursework and a project or written exam.
Examinations are held four times a year. You can defer sitting an exam once (subject to a fee) but not the submission of coursework. Once you begin a module it is generally expected that you will complete it in the six-month session.
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