University of Birmingham Distance Learning

By | 19th April 2017

University of Birmingham Distance Learning

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What is distance learning?

Distance learning, otherwise known as online learning, is a flexible approach to the delivery of our postgraduate courses.

We offer three types of programme by distance learning:

Taught MA

We offer taught Masters courses by distance learning in English Language, Heritage, History, Modern Languages, Philosophy, Shakespeare and Theology and Religion.

Generally, these include six taught modules and are completed with a 15,000-word dissertation. Some programmes are part-time only, completed in 24-36 months, but others also offer the option to study full-time and finish within a year.

Two of our Masters courses do require some attendance: Shakespeare and Education has a core module which is delivered as a six-day block over Easter, and International Heritage Management includes a compulsory five-day Study School in each year. However, you still complete the majority of these courses at a distance. All other programmes can be studied entirely from your home location.

MA by Research

We offer Masters by Research programmes by distance learning across all subjects in Arts and Law, except English Language.

These programmes do not have any taught content and are completed with a 40,000-word dissertation. Generally, these programmes are available both full-time and part-time, studied over one or two years, respectively.

You will be fully-funded to make one visit to the University during the course of your studies. This one-week visit is compulsory and takes place during set times in either September or January.

PhD

We offer PhD programmes by distance learning across all subjects in Arts and Law.

These programmes do not have any taught content and are completed with an 80,000-word dissertation unless otherwise stated. Generally, these programmes are available both full-time and part-time, studied over three or six years, respectively.

You will be fully-funded to make one visit to the University during each full year of your studies* (once a year for full-time students and once every other year for part-time students). This two-week visit is compulsory and takes place during set times in either September or January.

*This compulsory visit does not apply to the PhD English Language and Applied Linguistics distance learning programme.

 

Postgraduate distance learning Arts and Law courses

The College of Arts and Law offers a range of MA and PhD programmes by distance learning.

All available programmes are available to browse by subject area below:

African Studies

Archaeology

Classics

Drama and Theatre Arts

English Literature

English Language and Applied Linguistics

Film and Creative Writing

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