This fully online programme includes live online sessions, which will also be recorded, that combine theoretical foundations with practical hands-on experience during tutorials and computer labs.

Technical requirements

You will need access to a computer, the internet, and a fully up-to-date web browser. IT support is available to any student in the event of technical difficulties. See the following pages for information on checking your setup and IT support:

Technical requirements for online learning

Scheduling your studies

You will need to set aside approximately 15 hours per week for reading, viewing lectures, tutorials, and assignments. This is an average across the duration of the entire two years, and it will vary depending on the course and also when assignments are due. Therefore, at peak times, you may need to put aside more time for your studies.

Live sessions

These sessions will be scheduled to take place between 09:00 and 18:00 GMT.

We are currently planning for live sessions to take place on Mondays and Tuesdays only. There will be a maximum of 4 hours required during these two days of the week for participating in the live online sessions. Depending on your location this may mean attending before or after your usual day of work. We appreciate though for some it may mean requesting flexible working from your employers to attend these. Equally if you are not able to attend some of these sessions, there will be recordings made available so you can catch up afterwards.

Planned Live Sessions Timetable for year 1 in 2023/24


The courses will consist of live sessions that will be made up of a mixture of lectures, tutorials and computer lab sessions. Lectures will introduce the theoretical foundation of the given subjects, while tutorials and computer labs will give you hands-on experience and allow you to practice the concepts covered by the lectures.

The programme's materials (access to videos, slides, briefings, and so on) and overall resources will be available in the online platform called Learn. Recordings of all online lectures, tutorials and computer lab sessions will be made available giving you a certain level of flexibility to study around other commitments as we appreciate that you may not be able to attend all the live sessions. Each individual course has its own Learn page. Assessment will consist of coursework. Students will submit their projects, essays, and so on through Learn and Turnitin. Feedback will also be provided through the same system.

All students have access to university services. If you are within travelling distance, you may also want to use the library facilities and other study areas.

About Learn

Students will also interact and engage with each other through discussion forums, group projects, and other online tools.