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Part-time postgraduate study

PG students studying in classroom

Most of our Academic Schools offer part-time courses.

They’re ideal if you need to balance study with employment or family commitments - they provide greater flexibility and a less intensive workload whilst still providing all the benefits and support enjoyed by full-time students.

On my part-time course, you can pick and choose the order in which you complete the modules. The teaching all takes place over two weekdays, so work or childcare commitments can be more easily managed.

Chris, MSc Social Science Methodologies (Socio-Legal Pathway)

Course length

Part-time courses are usually twice as long as their full-time equivalent. Search our courses for more information.

Benefits and support

You’ll enjoy the same benefits and support as full-time students. See the Supporting your study page for full details.

Tuition fees

Fees are spread evenly over the length of your course. Part-time fees are indicated on each course listing. Please be aware that fees quoted are usually for the current or upcoming academic year only, and not necessarily for the entire duration of the programme.

Distance learning

Some courses are also available as distance/e-learning options. They include Environmental Design of Buildings, Clinical Pharmacy and a range of courses in our Schools of Medicine, Optometry & Vision Sciences, and Healthcare Sciences.

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