We offer a wide range of core and optional modules, meaning that you can tailor your qualification to your own interests. There are two core modules, with a choice of optional modules.

Content is available online and you will work through it carrying out a series of assessed, self-study, and group tasks. You will be given the opportunity to communicate with your fellow students via the discussion board and to work on embedded source material.

You will always have a subject expert as your tutor and many tutors will also offer voluntary webinar sessions.

You will be given the opportunity to conduct research into areas that interest you on various modules and when completing your dissertation.


Assessment is carried out via coursework and discussion board participation. There are variations across modules however weighting is usually as follows:

  • 2 x final assignment = 30% each
  • assessed tasks = 30%
  • discussion board participation = 10%

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This list should give you a good idea of which modules you can take, however it may change before you begin your course, and may not show all available modules.

Module list

Questions? Need help?

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