The distance learning programmes, developed by the School of Natural Sciences, have been designed to allow you maximum flexibility in your studies. Our approach to these programmes has been to focus on the provision of high quality learning materials, supported with a bespoke communications infrastructure, allowing you to correspond regularly with your tutors and fellow students online. Our distance learning M.Sc.’s are supported distance learning courses, which build on the School’s tradition for providing high quality academic, tutorial and pastoral support for our learners. At the heart of our approach to teaching and learning is our desire to meet the needs of each individual.
Our e-learning solution (Blackboard™) is designed to meet these needs by allowing you to communicate and develop your understanding, with ever increasing use being made of live and recorded webcasts using Panopto and a secure feed on Vimeo All our learning materials are available on-line 24/7, but it is our ability to put you in contact with your tutors, fellow learners and outside professionals that sets our provision apart. Student testimonials consistently highlight the interactive and personal nature of the distance learning experience.