On Wednesday (12 December) we launched our new suite of online MScs.
This marks a significant milestone for the University, first announced by Professor Bernie Morley, Acting Vice-Chancellor in July. Since then, colleagues across the University have prepared for the launch and recruitment of the first cohorts of students in April 2019.
The three new courses are MScs in Computer Science, Applied Economics (Banking and Financial Markets) and Entrepreneurship Management and Innovation. All three have been through our normal course approval process and were signed off by Senate on 21 November.
The courses are part-time, 100% taught online with a minimum completion time of three years.
We anticipate many of our new students will be mid-career professionals with commitments that make online learning the only viable way for them to take up our courses.
This initiative offers students from all over the world access to our high quality learning and teaching. This is anticipated to help achieve our strategic aim of significantly increasing our Postgraduate Taught (PGT) student numbers without putting additional demand on campus facilities.
Two more courses will launch in September 2020, with several more to follow, and I will keep you updated as this new development progresses.
Finally, I would to thank all the teams and individuals from Faculties and the School, Marketing & Communications, Computing Services, Admissions, Learning Partnerships, Student Services, Registry, the Library and our partners Wiley, who have worked incredibly hard to get to this point.
Professor Peter Lambert Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching)