The taught element of the course is made up of 120 credits, plus a 60-credit dissertation. It can be completed part-time over approximately two years, with a further eight months for the dissertation.
You will study online through the University’s virtual learning environment, typically taking two modules a year for two years, and concluding with your dissertation. Each module requires an equivalent of 10-12 of study per week, and some activities are collaborative and will need regular online presence by arrangement.
Online course materials and support
You will engage with a wide range of digital platforms including e-portfolios, learning through:
- online and part-time study
- interaction with specialist tutors and resources
- experience of a range of technologies
- supported self-study and collaborative activities
You will be supported by involvement in an online community of practice and personalised guidance for your academic writing.
Our online materials provide an interactive learning experience and allow you to study at your own pace. You will be encouraged to interact with other course participants, and each module will involve group activities such as using blogs, wikis and discussion boards.
To ensure you have the appropriate computer requirements to enable you to study online, please view our computer specification guidance notes. Please note, if you are based in China, you may encounter restrictions on software used in some of our online modules. Please contact us to discuss this further.
Each 30-credit module is assessed by a 6,000-word written assignment. To complete the masters, you must achieve a pass of 50 on each assignment.
The 15,000-word dissertation is an original piece of work and should be related to one of the selected modules on an approved topic.
To ensure your application is considered in time, please note the following dates:
|Start date||Application deadline||Fee year|
|3 September 2018
||20 August 2018