Although you may be able to undertake the majority of your study at an off campus location, you will be required to visit the University once per full year of study (every year for full-time students, and every other year for part-time students.) These visits are one week long for distance learning MA by Research students and two weeks long for distance learning PhD students. Flights and accommodation for these visits are paid from the standard course fees.
Your initial visit will enable you to meet your supervisory team, undertake intensive research skills training and make a start on your research. If studying towards a PhD, you will then be invited to attend the University for ‘in-person’ meetings which give you the opportunity to interact with other doctoral students both socially and academically, undertake important progress meetings and carry out further training, and conduct intensive work on your research.
You will also generally be required to be present on campus for your viva voce, which is also funded from course fees.
* Please note: This does not apply to the PhD English Language and Applied Linguistics