Choosing the right mode of study for you
We're committed to providing study to suit your lifestyle. That's why we offer courses that give you the chance to decide where, when and how you can get involved in learning. Here's a quick guide to what is available:
You can study our postgraduate courses full-time, which would usually take you one year to complete.
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Our flexible courses - which include weekend study, internet-based learning, part-time and continuing professional development - give you more choice and convenience to make education work for you.
This is a great opportunity to develop your skills without impacting on your work or family commitments in the way that full-time study can. And we'll still give you an authentic student experience - whether as part of a close-knit community of learners at our award-winning Rose Bowl in Leeds city centre, or chatting to like-minded professionals as part of an online discussion group. Here's what we have to offer:
You can study a postgraduate degree part-time - normally one day a week over two years. Most of our courses provide a part-time option. Please see our online course finder to explore your part-time opportunities.
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Online and Distance Learning
Professional development is at your fingertips with our online and distance learning courses. They offer you fast, easy access to study in your own time anywhere in the world. In the office or your own living room, these are courses designed to fit around your lifestyle and help fulfil your potential.
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This is an ideal way to study at your own pace without taking time off work. Our weekend courses take between one to three years to complete and you'll need to do an average of ten hours personal study time each week. We have courses in a number of business-related subjects, including accounting and marketing. Find out more by visiting our weekend courses page.
Flexible Start Dates
You can choose from more than 70 courses, with a selection of start dates in January, April and May - all fine tuned to give you the freedom of developing new skills alongside your existing workload. Please see our individual course entry pages on our online course finder for start date options.
We offer postgraduate qualifications at many different levels - these include:
Masters are academic qualifications designed for professionals and practitioners. They can help you enter or progress in a specific career, or act as a platform for further research. Types of Masters available with us include; Master of Arts (MA); Master of Science (MSc); Master of Business Administration (MBA); Master of Law (LLM). Each course varies, but usually masters last one year full-time and from 18 months up to five years part-time.
Postgraduate Certificates and Diplomas
Postgraduate certificates and diplomas can be academic or vocational qualifications. They normally take around one year of study to complete. We offer a huge range of subjects to choose from and they are often linked to a specific profession.
Professional Qualifications and Continued Professional Development (CPD)
Professional qualifications are usually accredited and awarded by professional bodies.
For many careers, they are the definitive route for entry, or a recognised method of continuing professional development. Most professional qualifications involve practical training, which will give you hands-on experience in your chosen field.
Individual Programme of Study (IPoS)
If none of our standard courses offer what you need, talk to us about our Individual Programme of Study (IPoS). With IPoS you can tailor a course to suit your needs. To see if this is right for you, get in touch with one of our Education Guidance Officers: firstname.lastname@example.org