You will be supported by a dedicated team of academic and personal tutors as well as support staff. You will be allocated a personal tutor who can advise you on a range of issues and support you. In addition, for each module you will be allocated a module tutor who is a specialist in that particular field. Your module tutor will support you with academic enquiries relating to that module as well as your essay plans, marking your assignments and providing you with detailed feedback.
Our distance learning course offers carefully designed teaching material and reading which offer flexibility and allow you to fit your study around other commitments. These materials are supplemented by online resources in the University’s virtual learning environment, Blackboard.
Time is built into the structure of the programme for the completion of assignments, and wider reading on areas of particular interest to the student, and self-directed study visits and tutorials, which are commented on by tutors, are prompted at various points.
During the summer, you are invited to the optional non-assessed Summer School week, offering face-to-face teaching, discussions, group activities and study visits.
If you are completing a dissertation as part of the MA/MSc course, you will receive four supervisions with your allocated tutor, with support offered between supervisions as and when needed.
There are one or two pieces of assessed coursework for each of the core modules. Together, these form a carefully designed, broad range of assignments including essays, project work, reports, briefs and evaluations as well as practical exercises. Your module tutor will provide you with detailed feedback on each assignment you submit.
Former student Samantha Taylor talks about Distance Learning with Museum Studies at Leicester.