Full and part time information

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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