How to Study
Online learning is much more flexible than traditional face-to-face teaching. It allows you to study whenever and wherever is convenient to you, and to fit your studies in around professional or personal commitments. You can study wherever you live in the world - if you move country with your job, for example, you can still continue with your studies through our virtual learning environment Moodle.
Studying online requires you to be highly motivated, disciplined, and able to master complex problems independently. Many students do find self-directed study to be challenging, but the outcome is incredibly rewarding.
We provide personal and individual support/guidance in many areas:
On registration each student will be provided with the following via the Moodle:
Examinations are offered 3 times every yearr (Dates will be given on actual registration).
The compulsory Core Courses, each of 10 credits are:
The elective modules currently offered each count for 20 credits (the list will be expanded over time). A choice of two is required for the degree from:
Please note that the number of electives offered may vary from year-to-year depending on factors such as student demand.
A detailed overview of the courses is available here.
All students are also required to take a course in research methodology, a pass in which is a condition for being allowed to proceed to the dissertation. This course counts for 20 credits.
The third part of the programme is a dissertation of at least 20,000 words on an international topic. This will be allocated 60 credits, making 180 in total.