The course is taught by distance learning combined with teaching weekends held on campus, which take place at the end of each period of study. You are expected to attend at least two of the weekends and we strongly advise you to attend all of them if possible as they give you the opportunity to meet staff and fellow students.
You will cover all of the modules by distance learning over a 21 month period beginning the September you enter the course. Each module will last approximately 15 weeks allowing 10-15 hours of study time per week.
You will be provided with comprehensive course materials. You will be able to access ongoing study support via the internet and by contacting the administrative and academic teams.
Self-study is central to distance learning but our courses provide support through face-to-face residential teaching weekends and our online learning environment, Blackboard. Our distance learning Employment Law degree has a specialist Course Director, a Course Administrator and personal tutors who will offer advice and assistance throughout your studies. Our University library provides a service specifically for distance learners with information databases and online guidance via the web.
Assessment is by four written assignments followed by a dissertation (LLM only) of 12,000–15,000 words on a subject of your choice. There are no formal exams. All assessment work is undertaken in your own time.