What time commitment do I need to make?
For those undertaking part-time study, please bear in mind that the programme demands a significant time commitment, and give serious thought to how you would integrate your study with the rest of your working and personal life before applying. Many courses offer optional tutorials in real-time, and all are designed to be undertaken alongside a group of fellow students: many current and former students have told us that the activities and group work are essential to making the most of their study experience. As a rough guide, a 20-credit course would require a time commitment of about 7-10 hours a week, with more being likely around the time of assignment completion. The initial core course is a 40-credit course, and thus you should be thinking nearer 15 hours a week. Having said this, the programme is all delivered online, and for this reason is more flexible than conventionally-delivered programmes can be. It is also designed to mesh in a meaningful way with the work you are doing as a professional in the field.
Full-time students are expected to make a full-time commitment to the programme. This is a very challenging undertaking, and we require that those who may wish to study full-time speak with our Programme Selector in advance of applying, to be sure that their circumstances are compatible with full-time online study.