Department of Education

Distance Learning

Studying by Distance Learning

Taking a unit by Distance Learning is one of the ways in which you can study towards your MA Education.

Studying via Distance Learning means that you will not have any formal attendance at the University. You will learn online through our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and we provide unit materials via a wiki. We expect a commitment of approximately 175 hours of individual study per-unit.

You can also study the International Baccalaureate Educator Certificates alongside your studies.

There is a tutor for each of your Distance Learning units who you can contact  via email. Your tutor will assist with any queries and provide support for your assignment.

What can I study by Distance Learning?

You can study towards the MA Education and the following Study Pathways entirely via Distance Learning:

  • MA Education (Educational Leadership and Management)
  • MA Education (International Education)
  • MA Education (Learning and Teaching)

You can also study the International Baccalaureate Educator Certificates alongside your studies.

You may study a maximum of two units at any one time.

There is no limit on the number of distance learning units which may contribute to any of the qualifications.

There are also other programmes available for Distance Learning in the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences.

When can I start?

You must first be registered for the MA Education programme, so ensure you apply before the deadline.

 

Applying for Distance Learning

New students

Current students

  • Complete the Unit Enrolment Form indicating your first unit choice (form is available on Moodle, under section 4 of 'MA Programmes in the Department of Education - Information for full time, part time and distance learning students').