The programmes will open up access to our learning and teaching to a new group of students, typically mid-career professionals with commitments that prevent them from coming to campus.
The programmes support the University strategy to increase PGT numbers and broaden our international reach. The partnership with Wiley will bring new resources and expertise in online provision to the University which will bring benefit to other areas of our work.
Wiley brings extensive experience in the creation and delivery of online programmes and will provide first line student support and market the programmes in the UK and internationally. The Head of Learning Partnerships will act as the primary University contact with responsibility for oversight of the partnership.
The first courses, from the Departments of Economics and Computer Science and the School of Management, are expected to launch in 2019. These will be followed by new programmes to grow the portfolio. Work to establish delivery mechanisms and support structures is now underway in these areas.
Professor Bernie Morley, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost said: “This is an exciting new development which will enable us to engage with an entirely new type of student and offer them access to the best post graduate teaching that Bath has to offer.
“I’d like to thank colleagues from across the University who have helped get us to this point.
“I am looking forward to seeing the programmes launch next year and the University moving into this new space with a unique high quality learning and teaching offer.”
If you are interested to learn more about the development of our online programmes please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.