This is dependent on the course you choose.
Two of our taught Masters courses do require some attendance: Shakespeare and Education has a core module which is delivered as a four-day block over Easter, and International Heritage Management includes a compulsory five-day Study Week in each year.** However, you still complete the majority of the course at a distance. All other programmes can be studied entirely from your home location.
Distance learning PhD and MA by Research students are required to visit the University once in their first year of study, for a one week residential course, to be held either in September or in January.*
All distance learners are also welcome to attend any events or conferences that the University is holding throughout their programme.
Applicants who are willing and able to visit Birmingham regularly may wish to consider a part-time study route which is available for the majority of our campus programmes.
* Please note: This does not apply to the PhD English Language and Applied Linguistics
** Please see our latest COVID-19 updates