Part time study

Part time courses

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All of our postgraduate programmes are available to study part-time.

Taught masters degrees

All of our MA programmes are available to study over 2 years, with some flexibility about how much you study in each year, allowing you to choose an even split between the two years or to take more modules in a particular year. Broadly you'll undertake:

  • Year 1: core modules for the MA programme, plus choices from our option modules
  • Year 2: a dissertation, plus an option module

Your time commitment

Our option modules are taught by weekly seminars of two hours, so depending on your choices you may have 2 or 4 hours per week where you would need to be on campus for your course. You'll be learning with the full-time MA students, and so will feel part of our academic community.

The rest of your time is dedicated to private study, allowing you maximum flexibility about when and where you study. For this, you'll particularly benefit from the off-campus resources available to you. Broadly speaking, each module would involve around 12 hours per week, with a larger portion of your time required before assessment exercises.

Further details

For complete details of our part-time MA degrees see:

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  1. Part time courses
  2. Supporting your part-time studies