Most, but not all, of our programmes are available by either full-time or part-time study. There are advantages to both modes of study.
The mode of study you choose will depend on your ongoing commitments, your financial resources and your individual study preferences.
Studying full-time allows you to focus intensively and without interruption on your academic development.
If you are taking a career break or aiming to strengthen employment prospects, full-time study will allow you to complete the programme and return to work in the shortest time possible.
You may wish to combine academic study with work or other commitments, and so take longer to finish your degree.
If you are studying a professionally related degree, it might be to your advantage to combine work and study; experiences gained in your professional life will add depth and relevance to your academic development. Some taught programmes, particularly the professionally oriented ones, are only available by part-time study.
Students from outside the EU are not normally able to study part-time, due to UKBA regulations.
You can study for some masters degrees without the need to attend courses on campus, through our online learning programmes.
We do not currently offer any doctoral (PhD) programmes via online learning.
The modes of study on offer will depend on your individual programme. Check our degree finder or contact the Programme Director if you are not sure.
This article was published on May 3, 2012