You can study this online programme from anywhere in the world. The flexible approach to learning enables you to fit your studies around your commitments whilst providing the academic rigour and structure of an on-campus programme.
Modules are offered over two 22-week sessions each academic year. You are strongly advised to pass Module 1 before attempting Module 2.
Assessment deadlines are outlined clearly in advance of the session. You can study one module at any one time. You will also receive comprehensive learning materials and support from online tutors.
Your studies will be directly linked to your teaching practice, making it easier to engage. Throughout the programme, you will be encouraged to explore new areas of learning, reflect on your own learning and teaching, and engage in an analysis and review of the learning experience itself, the technologies and approaches used. The experience is enriched by working with colleagues who teach in a range of disciplines.
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.
When you register, we will give you access to the Student Portal. You can then access your University of London email account and other key resources:
- The Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) offers online learning support, access to peer review software, reflective activities, informal discussion areas, and links to resources.
- The Online Library provides access to over 100 million academic electronic items comprising E-books, E-journals, conference proceedings, etc. In addition, students can request items which are not held in the library via the library's Inter-Library loans service with the British Library.
- Senate House Library provides free reference access for all registered distance and flexible learning students
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.
We are committed to delivering an exceptional student experience for all of our students, regardless of which of our programmes you are studying and whether you are studying independently or with a Recognised Teaching Centre.
You will have access to support through:
- The Student Advice Centre – provides support for application and Student Portal queries.
- TalkCampus – a peer support service that offers a safe and confidential way to talk about whatever is on your mind at any time of day or night.
Study at your own pace, either part-time or full-time. Once you begin a module it is generally expected that you will complete it in the six-month session. Each module presents about 150 hours of study. Over a 22-week session, a 15 credit module will typically require five to seven hours of work/effort per week, and a 30 credit module will typically require ten to 15 hours of work/effort per week.
Each module includes a mix of assessments. During your study period you will undertake formative assessments, which help you to measure your progress but do not count towards your grade, and summative assessments Summative assessments do count towards the final grade.
Assessment is through coursework, and there are no examinations.
The module, 'Enhancing Learning, Teaching and Assessment', enables you to engage in planning for a development that may be of particular relevance to your current work setting. In this module you develop a plan for enhancing teaching which will encourage you to continue developing as a professional after the programme has ended.