Our courses

Our programmes are created in collaboration with industry and employers to give you the best chance of career success. 92% of our postgraduate students are in work or full-time education six months after graduating (HESA 2014/15).

Industry Accreditation

Across all our Schools, you’ll see that many of our courses are accredited by industry bodies. From the Engineering Council to the Institute of Hospitality, these bodies support our courses because they have been designed from an industry perspective.

Study options

Full-time

Full-time learning or research study involves an average of at least 21 hours study per week, including private study and on-campus taught provision, for periods of more than 24 weeks per year.

Part-time

Part-time learning or research study involves less than 21 hours study per week, including private study and/or on-campus taught provision, for periods of less than 24 weeks.

Similarly postgraduate students still engaged in the work of the course and supervised but working away from the institution are also classified as part-time.

Flexible study

Flexible online study includes a variety of teaching and delivery methods designed to meet your career goals and fit around your personal and professional commitments.

Blended learning includes a combination of online delivery and face-to-face teaching, support and assessment.

Distance learning courses include all those whose modules are delivered through paper-based or online materials. There is a minimal amount of face-to-face teaching and support is provided via email or phone.

We offer a range distance learning courses including:

  • Journalism
  • Nursing
  • Business management
  • Financial services
  • Computer security
  • Clinical research
  • Engineering
  • Biology and conservation

Online and distance learning programmes

Our distance learning degrees are exactly the same as our campus-based courses in duration and content. 

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