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Part-time postgraduate courses

We offer a broad range of part-time postgraduate programmes that you can study on campus or online.

Our part-time postgraduate qualifications allow you to enhance your career while juggling other personal or professional commitments.

Completing your qualification over a longer period of time allows you to spread the cost of the course and the workload, while still getting full access to student support and campus facilities.

We also have opportunities to develop new skills and knowledge in a new subject through a conversion course.

Browse our part-time courses

Find out if your chosen subject offers part-time study:

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Part-time courses

Part-time postgraduate courses are available across a wide range of subjects.

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Blended learning courses

Blended learning strikes a balance between online learning and face-to-face learning.

Distance learning courses

Join our e-learning community and study online anywhere that suits you.

Benefits of part-time study

Studying on a part-time bases provided many benefits, including:

  • balancing your studies with personal or professional commitments
  • the ability to work and maintain an income whilst studying
  • spreading the cost of learning
  • a less intensive workload
  • career enhancement
  • full access to our student support and campus facilities
  • the opportunity to develop new skills and knowledge in a new subject through a conversion course


Subject to eligibility criteria, which can include programme length, there are various loans, scholarships, bursaries and grants available to help fund part-time postgraduate taught study. These include:

Support for your part-time study

As a part-time postgraduate taught student, you will have access to the same support services as full-time students.

Services available include:

If you are returning to learning, we offers a wide range of classes to help improve study techniques. Support is also available for mature students and student parents.

Studying part-time is great for me as the flexibility of the modules allows a better balance of academia with a hectic work schedule. Having the course spread over two years has also given me more time to consider my PhD research area and get a strong proposal together.

Amelia Baugh, MA English Literature


For more information about part-time postgraduate taught study contact our postgraduate teams.

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