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With the exception of the Postgraduate Certificate options (Newman University) and the MA, which are only available in the part-time mode of study, all other programmes are available in both full-time and part-time modes of study.
Within Higher Education, each credit is considered equivalent to 10 hours of study. Therefore a 10 credit module involves 100 hours of study (made up, for example of: 15 hours of lectures, 30 hours of guided reading and 60 hours of independent study, preparation and work on assignments).
|10 credits module||100 hrs of study||15 hrs of lectures 30 hrs of guided reading 60 hrs of independent study|
|To complete||Credits||PT / FT||Total hrs||=|
|1 level of UG study||120||FT (Sep-July)||1200||30 hrs per week for 40 weeks|
|0.5 level of UG study||60||PT (Sep-July)||600||15 hrs per week for 40 weeks|
|0.66 level of UG study||80||PT (Sep-July)||800||18 hrs per week for 45 weeks *|
|MA||180||FT (Sep-Sep)||1800||37.5 per week for 48 weeks**|
* allowing for placements and study over the summer period at the end of years 1 and 2
** allowing for 4 weeks holiday