Teaching hours

We won't let the pandemic get in the way of your learning! We know it's important that your university experience is more than just individual study so, rest assured, you'll still be in touch with your tutors and fellow students as we continue to navigate the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic. Please refer to the appropriate sections below for more information about your teaching hours.

What will remote learning look like?

Our remote provision will replicate our face-to-face delivery but you'll experience it from your own homes. Online lectures, seminars and workshops will be delivered by our expert staff in real time; audio recordings will be stored in our virtual learning environment to assist your learning. Extensive online resources will support the development of specialist knowledge and practical skills and experiences. Students will be provided with a range of interactive tools, such as forums and discussion boards, to enhance their learning experience as well as dedicated subject-specific academic mentors whose support and tuition will help instil confidence and develop students' skills and knowledge.

Exceptional circumstances

We have implemented new policies and regulations in partnership with our Students’ Union to ensure that you are not disadvantaged in any way as a result of the current situation, and have worked to ensure they reflect the needs of all our students. You can read a copy of our Academic Regulations; Exceptional Arrangements (Force Majeure)  

Find out more

Exact contact hours for your course are to be confirmed but you'll have a minimum number of hours per week depending on your type of undergraduate degree. Find your course below to find out more:

Course typeAverage minimum contact hours (per week)
Degrees with a foundation year (full-time) 12 hours 
International Foundation Programmes (full-time) 12 hours
Top-up degrees (full-time) 8 hours 
Standard undergraduate degrees (three years full-time including BA, BSc and BEng degrees)  12 hours
Accelerated degrees (two years full-time)  12 hours 

Please note, if you're studying part-time you will have fewer timetabled hours in correspondance with the modules you take each semester.

Due to the unpredictability of the pandemic, these are the planned teaching hours per week. Please check your timetable for detailed course-specific information. If there are any changes to planned teaching within the semester you will be informed by your course leader or your academic school.

Exact contact hours for your course are to be confirmed but you'll have a minimum number of hours per week depending on your type of postgraduate degree. Find your course below to find out more:

Course typeAverage minimum contact hours (per week)
Standard postgraduate degrees (full-time including MA, MSc, MBA and research degrees)  9 hours
Postgraduate teacher training degrees (full-time PGCE) On average 30 hours (including placements)

All of our distance learning postgraduate courses will continue to be taught remotely and remain unchanged. 

Please note, if you're studying part-time you will have fewer timetabled hours in correspondance with the modules you take each semester.

Due to the unpredictability of the pandemic, these are the planned teaching hours per week. Please check your timetable for detailed course-specific information. If there are any changes to planned teaching within the semester you will be informed by your course leader or your academic school.