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study Our Study Modes

We understand that everyone’s circumstances are different. That’s why we offer a wide range of study modes (full-time, part-time, on campus, online) across our courses to provide you with the greatest choice and flexibility you need to succeed in your studies.

Choosing how to study

We understand that everyone’s circumstances are different. That’s why we offer a wide range of study modes (full-time, part-time, on campus, online) across our courses to provide you with the greatest choice and flexibility you need to succeed in your studies. Read below to get a feel for how your study schedule might look.

studyFull-time study

  • Full-time option available at all our campuses
  • Undergraduate course length: up to 5 years
  • Postgraduate course length: 9-24 months
  • Average study hours: 30-45 hours per week
  • Average lecture hours: 6-12 hours per week
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studyPart-time study

  • Part-time day, evening, or weekend options available at all campuses
  • Courses range from 20-72 months
  • Average study hours: 16-25 hours per week
  • Average lecture hours: 4-12 hours per week
  • Up to 2-3 campus visits per week for physical campus study

Choosing where to study

Whether you choose to study full-time or part-time, 鶹ýAV has campuses in each of the key law and business hubs of the UK as well as internationally in Hong Kong and Berlin and an Online Campus. Wherever you are, you’ll have an option to study with us.

Face-to-face

With campuses and partner campuses across the UK and overseas, we’re closer than you think. As an on-campus student you’ll have access to a wide range of student support and services to set you up for success from the moment you step foot in the door.

Online

Studying at our Online Campus provides you with the perfect combination of a flexible study programme to fit around your other commitments together with the benefit of our expertise, experience and employability focus.

We provide you with a structured approach to your learning, with a clear and easy to navigate online learning platform (Blackboard ELITE), supported by our dedicated academic, administrative, design and development teams to ensure you have the very best learning experience.  

Our programmes will save you the time and money on commuting to and from campus and allow you to study anywhere, across devices, however you can be reassured that the course won’t be compromised on quality or be less demanding than our on campus courses.  

 

Face-to-face FAQs

We have campuses across the UK and in Hong Kong, giving you the option of studying at your nearest location. In addition, you can study in Berlin at GISMA Business School. To find out more about where your nearest campus is, go to our locations page.

You’ll be assigned a personal lecturer and have regular one-to-one meetings where you can get advice on your course and career aspirations. With tutors based on-campus, they operate an ‘open door’ policy, so you can talk to them whenever you need.

You can also call on academic support from your subject tutors, and additional support is available from the university's central support services, including careers, welfare, finance and many more.

Yes, we offer a CampuSwitch service, providing you with the opportunity to get a change of scenery and switch to any of our campuses to continue your studies should your personal circumstances change.

Online FAQs

Our online programmes are delivered through our state-of-the art online learning platform. Your online studies will be carried out on Blackboard Elite, a virtual learning environment, where you can attend live sessions, seek advice from your tutors or communicate with fellow students.

This is dependent on the course and whether studying full-time or part-time, but live sessions are run throughout a study week, with task-based learning occurring for the rest, at a time that suits you.

Online session length also varies dependent on the course and type of session. As an example, in some of our Law programmes, online sessions are run in the style of collaborative workshops whereas other courses could be in the form of Subject Support Sessions and run like a live Q&A with the tutor.

As an online student you will be allocated a personal lecturer who will hold various group and individual meetings with you over the life of your course. They can be contacted online, via email or video call. You can also call on academic support from your subject lecturers, and additional support is available from the University's central support services, including careers, welfare, finance and many more.

Yes. Under our CampuSwitch service offer, you’re able to change to another campus at the end of each semester. This includes changing between our Online Campus and any of our in-person locations. Should you wish to take up this opportunity then there are terms and conditions which need to be complied with, including being up to date with fees.

As a 鶹ýAV Online Campus student you’ll be able to access any of the University’s own campuses to use study space and the library facilities, as well as attend any events that are open to all students. At our partnership sites you do not have an automatic right to use the library facilities, but you can apply to do so by contacting the student information team for the site you would like to use. They will be able to advise you on how you can apply to use the library facilities.

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Choosing when to study

Choosing what time of year to begin your studies is also very important and can depend on your own individual circumstances. Whilst September is the most well-known intake month across the education sector, both our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes offer opportunities to begin your studies at other points of the year.

Autumn and Winter

Ranging from September to February, the autumn and winter months are the preferred option for many students. As a result, all our postgraduate and undergraduate programmes offer a start date during this period and this allows you to progress through to the next stage of your education or career as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Starting in January rather than September allows yourself a break from your studies for recuperation, travel, volunteering or work experience, without delaying for a whole year. It also means you’ll graduate at a different time from most students, which could mean less competition when applying for jobs. You can find out more about the benefits of starting your studies in January over on our blog.

Finally, we offer more scholarship and bursary opportunities during the autumn and winter intakes due to the higher demand.

Spring & Summer

Studying in the spring and summer is becoming a popular option, and is particularly useful if you’re thinking of studying on a part-time basis alongside a full-time job. You may also prefer smaller class sizes. Most of our postgraduate courses have options to begin your studies throughout spring and summer, giving you the flexibility to choose the right option for you.

Intake FAQs

Intake periods depend on the course you are looking to study. Generally, our undergraduate programmes are available to start in September and January, whilst our postgraduate programmes have intakes during multiple months throughout the year. Head over to our course pages to find out when you can study each of our courses.

There are many reasons why students choose to defer their applications. Should you wish to defer to a later intake, rest assured there will be other times to begin your chosen course.

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