Our postgraduate programmes are as flexible as possible and, where appropriate, programmes are timetabled on a particular day or days during the week so you can plan your attendance to fit in with work or personal commitments.
The majority of our taught programmes start in late September each year. A small number of our taught programmes have a January start, and it is possible to start a PhD at different points throughout the year, although most students start in the Autumn.
Generally full-time taught programmes begin in September although a small number of programmes also offer a January start. Taught programmes are normally 12 months in length although a small number of programmes are longer than this. Full-time PhD degrees generally extend for three years, with some disciplines offering four year programmes.
Part-time programmes generally last twice as long as the full-time equivalent of your chosen programme. Some departments offer all or part of their postgraduate programmes in the early evening.
Distance and elearning
The College also runs a number of distance and eprogrammes, as well as some new innovative elearning by distance learning initiatives in:
Many of our programmes at postgraduate-level include an element of blended learning as an aid to study. Information on study mode, and the format and assessment of each programme, is given in the individual programme descriptions in the online prospectus.