Teaching and learning
You will be taught by academics who have international research and teaching expertise, as well as practical experience in their respective fields. You will also have an academic personal tutor who will provide support and guidance to enable you to make the most of your studies.
Our programme gives you the flexibility to fit your studies around your professional and personal commitments, while ensuring that you meet the learning and progression requirements.
The Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration has two modules, each taking 6 months and each week you will have either a two-hour recorded lecture or participate in a one-hour live online seminar. These will be further supported by our online study guide, additional learning materials, and online forum discussions with your tutors and peers. Online teaching takes place via our Leicester learning environment, which also houses your learning materials. Live seminars are undertaken in small study groups and scheduled so that they are convenient for different time zones.
During each module you will have the opportunity to participate in a weekend-long residential workshop, held in February and August. Once a year you will also have the opportunity to attend a Leicester Masterclass, held at the University of Leicester in mid/late August/early September. The residential workshops and Leicester Masterclass form a valuable part of your learning and allow you to benefit from face-to-face interaction and networking with your tutors and fellow students. Currently both the residential workshops and Leicester Masterclass are being offered online only.
Your two core modules are assessed by both a mid-term online open-book examination and an individual assignment, submitted at the end of your module.
Online learning is an important feature of this course, therefore it is essential that you have reliable, regular access to the internet (preferably with a broadband connection) in order to participate.
As a distance learning student, you will have access to the University Library's electronic service, the Leicester Digital Library, which includes a large number of e-journals and e-books.
If you live close to Leicester you can, of course, visit the Library in person. For UK-based students who wish to use other libraries, we can issue you with a card which allows you to do so. This is a national scheme which allows distance learning students to borrow material from up to three other participating libraries.