All research students have access to outstanding facilities, with an exceptional ICT and Learning Resource Centre, personal workstations with computers for full-time MPhil/PhD students and a dedicated drop-in work centre for part-time students.
Flexible study options
Fitting study into a busy professional life isn't easy, which is why we offer flexible part-time courses with a range of study options. As well as face-to-face interactions, contact with students can be maintained via email, video-conferencing, telephone and post. In addition, the library's electronic facilities can be accessed from anywhere in the world.
All students have access to the full range of University libraries. All students who are connected to the internet will be able to access the library's electronic services via a given username.
An Inter-Library Loan Service is available to all registered students. On joining the library, you will be automatically allocated a quota from the library UNLOC catalogue.
Information Services provide computer resource areas across the University. Most are available 24-hours a day and contain a large number of PC workstations. The campus network connects workstations, central services and national networks - providing access to email, file transfer and the web. Students in University study bedrooms can access the network from their rooms.
Online learning and teaching resources for many courses are provided through virtual learning environments and accessed via the student portal, a web-based one stop shop for student information.
Library and information services
You will also have access to a wide range of library and information services. Each of our Education Centres has its own dedicated library with access to the University's computer network.
Teaching methods and facilities
The school uses a number of different learning and teaching strategies across our various courses and programmes. Often there is emphasis on assisting students to reflect on the relationship between their learning in the University and their learning in nursing practice, and to transfer their learning from one situation to another.
Teaching methods and facilities used can include:
- Enquiry-based learning
- Formal lectures
- Demonstrations and skills workshops
- Discussion groups
- Computer-assisted learning
- Portfolio learning
For students who have to complete practical placements, there will be learning in live hospital and community settings alongside qualified practitioners.
The Graduate School supports all postgraduates and early career researchers at the University, with dedicated study spaces, training courses and placement opportunities.