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Part-time study

If you are working, or you have other responsibilities which make it difficult to commit to a full-time degree, then you can study your degree over two years, instead of one with a lower weekly commitment over the course of your degree. You can choose any of our MA programmes for this.

Degree Structure

If you choose to study part-time with us, you will have to complete 180 CATs worth of modules. These will be distributed as follows:

ALL PROGRAMMES (except Politics, Big Data and Quantitative Methods)

Part-time 1st year students take 80 CATs of modules:

  • 40 CATs core module
  • 40 CATs of optional modules (either one 40 CATs module or two 20 CATs modules with one running in term 1 and the other in term 2)

Part-Time 2nd year students

  • 40 CATs of optional modules made up of either one 40 CATs module or two 20 CATs modules with one running in term 1 and the other in term 2
  • 60 CATs Dissertation
POLITICS, BIG DATA AND QUANTITATIVE METHODS

Part-time 1st year students take 80 CATS of modules:

  • 60 CATs core module (QS905-20 (Term 1), QS906-20 (Term1) and QS903-20 (Term2))
  • 20 CATs of optional modules (this module has to run in term 2, so as to produce an even split between terms)

Part-Time 2nd year students 

  • 40 CATs of optional modules made up of either one 40 CATs module or two 20 CATs modules with one running in term 1 and the other in term 2
  • 60 CATs Dissertation