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How we teach and how you’ll learn Our teaching is focused on building your knowledge and confidence, developing your problem-solving skills, and preparing you for a successful career. Course delivery Courses are delivered flexibly using a variety of delivery formats to help meet students’ lifestyle/work balance needs. The delivery options may include: • part-time (days and evenings); • block weeks; • weekends; • full-time attendance; Academic year and timetables • online/distance learning and The Academic Calendar will be available to view at www.qmu.ac.uk/about-the- university/quality/committees-regulations- policies-and-procedures/academic- calendar/ • learning packs and modified lectures. Duration A part-time course can be spread over a two or three-year period, but it must be completed in no more than seven years, including the dissertation. A full-time master’s degree takes one calendar year of study to complete. PgDip and MSc courses that lead to eligibility to register with a professional body normally take between a year and a half and two years to complete on a full-time basis. Please note that international students who require a Tier 4 Student Visa are restricted to full-time modes of study. NB Availability of different delivery methods will vary depending on the course - please see individual course entries on our website for details of online delivery. Online learning Online learning at QMU is all about you interacting with your fellow learners and tutors through online discussions, seminars and groupwork. Using videos, podcasts, online chat, quizzes, case studies and games, we offer an engaging, multi-media student experience. Many of QMU’s niche areas of expertise readily lend themselves to online learning. Online learning offers students across the world access to our highly specialised knowledge. We call upon a pool of informed, international experts to share the latest developments in their subject area, discussing issues relevant to our learners’ professional lives. The hallmark 12 of our developing approach to online learning involves fostering online communities of learners. Online learning at QMU is not a solitary activity. Instead, technology facilitates conversations and a communal approach to learning. Learning is interesting, interactive, supportive – and flexible. Online learning has several benefits for our students. You can study in a flexible way, balancing your work and family commitments. You can study at your own pace, at times and places that suit you. You can meet and engage with fellow students in online seminars. You can easily access, revise and review up-to- date online materials, informing discussions about cutting-edge research and its impact on practice. At QMU, online learning provides students with access to specialised knowledge, in a comfortable, friendly, community-based online environment. Online learning is a great solution for learners who need flexibility to allow them to study. As technology continues to transform the way we live, so it will continue to change the way we learn. Please see individual course entries on our website for details of online delivery or visit www.qmu.ac.uk/study-here/online- learning/ Location If a course is delivered at QMU, teaching will take place in our academic building on campus. However, if you are following a course that includes a practical placement (see individual courses), this will normally take place off campus. More informati on regarding placements can be found on the