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 recommended to attend at least two of the weekends and we strongly advise you to attend all of them if possible. The teaching weekends give you the opportunity to embed your knowledge alongside fellow students within our distance learning community, sharing your work and learning experiences.
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 bespoke course materials and our specialised support team will offer individual guidance throughout your studies. . You will be able to access ongoing study support by email and through online discussion boards, as well as benefit from our personal tutoring system.
Our University library provides a service specifically for distance learners with information databases and online guidance via the web.
There are no formal exams and you will be assessed by four written assignments followed by a dissertation (LLM only) of 12,000-15,000 words on a subject of your choice. All assessment work is undertaken in your own time, allowing maximum flexibility to fit your learning around other commitments.