The first five modules of the Diploma are also assessed through 3,000-4,000 word assignments. The Case Study requires a shorter research report of 2,000-3,000 words.
The BSc Honours Year module options are assessed through 3,000-4,000 word assignments. The Research Methods module requires you to put together a portfolio which will form your research proposal, leading to a dissertation of 9,000 words based on independent supervised research.
When you start, at whatever level, you will initially complete an Academic Writing Skills portfolio which will introduce you to the study requirements of the course.
Primarily delivered through workbook and online learning materials, this course allows you to study in your own time and space so that you can combine achieving a qualification with work or family commitments. Studying by distance learning has the benefit of allowing you to develop your career without having to leave employment. It also means you can apply new knowledge and insights into your working life whilst you are still studying. Teaching for our distance learning courses is facilitated through our virtual learning environment Blackboard, which can be accessed online from anywhere in the world.