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ONLINE DISTANCE LEARNING UNDERGRADUATE POSTGRADUATE SHORT COURSES


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Shape your future, make yourmark

Distance learning has made it possible for me to study alongside all my home and work commitments. It has been a privilege to learn with such a wide range of people from across the world Karen Machin UK MSc Mental Health Recovery and Social Inclusion (online)


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Contents 4-7

Welcome to UH Online

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Why study online with us?

12-13 How does online study work? 14-31 UH Online courses 34-35 How to apply 36-37 FAQs 39

Terms and conditions

The course was an excellent experience. It gave me many options in several very interesting fields in computer science, so it was easy to select modules that suited me. Ger Joyce Denver, Colorado, USA BSc(Hons) Computer Science (online)


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Welcome to UH Online, distance learning brought to you by the University of Hertfordshire It’s always exciting to welcome talented new students to the University of Hertfordshire, on campus and online. The University has a long-standing commitment to ensuring students are at the heart of what we do. We recognise not everyone can attend University in the traditional sense, and UH Online was formed to deliver quality University of Hertfordshire education through online learning. The creative and entrepreneurial environment within the University is enhanced by our close links with business and the professions. You will have the opportunity to study on our highly respected online courses, influenced by these links, and engage with some of the most inspiring academics through online learning. Join our online community and discover a world of opportunity.

Professor Quintin McKellar CBE Vice-Chancellor


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Welcome to UH Online


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At the University of Hertfordshire, we’ve offered online distance learning across our schools since 2004. Since then, we’ve been developing and enhancing them, using our ever-deepening understanding of how people learn online – and how we can help them achieve the best results. To meet increasing demand, we created UH Online in 2012. It unifies the University’s wide-ranging expertise in online learning, and creates a centralised process for all the great online learning courses and services we offer. It also helps the teaching staff across our schools, who develop and provide content, learning materials and study support for students – and provides a crucial framework for our collaborations with industry partners, which offer insights that can help you make better-informed career decisions. Many UH Online students are working professionals, who can enjoy the flexibility of distance learning, balancing their studies with work and other commitments, such as family. • We’re one of the UK’s top business-facing universities, and lead our industry by example. We’re considered innovative and enterprising, and we challenge individuals and organisations to identify their strengths, and use them to achieve success and happiness. • The University has a student community of 24,600 students from more than 100 countries worldwide. • One of the worlds top 150 Universities under 50 years old, according to Times Higher Education, 2017.


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Why study online with us?


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Flexibility Online study is a great option if you have a busy lifestyle. Unless otherwise stated, all our courses are 100% online, so you don’t need to attend our campus. Can’t come to university? Let us come to you. This means you’re free to schedule your studies around your other commitments. Maybe a couple of hours on Tuesday evening, an hour on Saturday morning before the rest of your household wakes up, or a bit of reading on your commute to work. Whatever works for you. You might be a working professional looking for a new career direction, or want to develop skills that will help with a promotion. Perhaps it’s time for a completely new profession, or maybe you simply want to pursue a personal interest. Whatever your reasons, studying online means you don’t have to stop earning or take big chunks of time away from your family.

University of Hertfordshire quality and excellence Our online courses have the same high academic standard as our on-campus qualifications. You will have obtained a fully accredited, university degree. We are an online university, as well as a traditional one. How you choose to study does not affect the validity of your qualification. We develop, deliver and support all our online degrees. Unlike some universities, we don’t involve third-party agencies in our online learning.


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A business-facing University Our links with employers and industry partners are excellent, and we consult a wide range of regional, national and international businesses and organisations when we develop our courses. This means our qualifications are highly relevant, reflect the needs of employers across the sectors, and support your career goals and decision-making.

Support

From completing your application to study with us, right through your studies and up to graduation, our friendly, dedicated team of tutors and staff is here to help you, every step of the way.


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A little helping hand with your career As an online learner at the University of Hertfordshire, you’ll have access to our online Careers and Employment Service, and our excellent job portal, CareerHub. This is designed to help you develop your job-seeking skills and support you to make the best decisions for your future, whether you’re searching for work experience opportunities, gathering advice and tips on how to refresh your CV, applying for jobs, moving onto further studies or starting your own business. All you need is at your fingertips, and you can get personalised support by Skype, email, telephone or face-to-face here at the campus.


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How does online study work? Your learning experience with UH Online The online study you choose comes to you through StudyNet, the University of Hertfordshire’s virtual learning environment. StudyNet is your personalised portal, where you access all your study materials, interact with your tutor and fellow students on the programme, take part in discussions and submit your work for assessment. It also hosts online study resources, such as eBooks and eJournals. No need to come to campus – unless you’d like to Unless otherwise specified, UH Online’s distance learning courses are 100% online. So you don’t need to attend campus for classes or exams, but you’re more than welcome to use the library and other resources here at the university. Just ask for a student card when you enrol. How much time do I need to spend studying? We suggest 10-15 hours each week for a 15-credit module. Taking a break You’ll be able to take a break from the programme for one or more semesters, depending on module availability for your course.

If I were interviewing candidates for a job today, I would not hesitate in employing someone who has completed their degree in this way Frank Tyler UK BSc (Hons) Computer Science (online)

Length of study See the course sheet for your preferred subject, but typically: • Full undergraduate degree: four to six years (one to two years for top-up) • Master’s degree: one to two years. What support do I get with online learning? Programme level: • Programme Leader • Induction programme • Student handbook • UH disability advisor • Careers and Placements Service At module level: • Module tutors • Project supervisor • Peer support (through forums) • Learning resources through StudyNet • eBooks and downloadable software UH Online: • Administrators • Educational technologists (to assist with technical queries)


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Assessment Assessment is based on coursework and online tests. The dates of assignment submission and online tests are fixed, so you’ll need to plan your study schedule accordingly – but tests are available for a fixed period of time, usually twenty-four hours. This ensures you can find a convenient opportunity to complete them. Your degree certificate Our online courses are of the same high academic standard as our on-campus qualifications, and upon completion, you’ll have a fully accredited university degree. We are an online university, as well as a traditional one, and how you choose to study does not affect the value – or validity – of your qualification. Finance Online degree fees are usually a lot less than for on-campus studies. You only pay for the modules you are currently studying, at the beginning of each semester, which can make the cost more manageable. You might be eligible for a tuition fee loan if this is your first degree. Contact Student Finance England for details: www.gov.uk/student-finance

Alumni discount University of Hertfordshire alumni get 20% off their postgraduate studies. Included in the fees: • All tuition, group or one-to-one project supervision, and assessment • All online study content through StudyNet • Access to all the books and eBooks, software and support materials you need For more information about fees & funding visit go.herts.ac.uk/UHOnline-fees


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I’m enjoying this course, it’s both interesting and relevant. The support from the tutors is great. Josh Banks Hertfordshire, UK BA (Hons) Business Administration (online)


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The tutors are involved with our learning and show real concern with any issues the students may have. Philip Cox Wiltshire, UK BSc (Hons) Computer Science (online)

UH Online Courses 16 Business Administration BA (Hons) 17 Business and Sports Management BSc (Hons) 18 Computer Science BSc (Hons) 19 Information Technology BSc (Hons) 20 Computer Science MSc 21 Distributed Systems and Networks MSc 22 e-Learning Technology MSc 23 Software Engineering MSc 24 Global Film and Television MA 25 Graphic Design MA 26 Illustration MA 27 Manufacturing Management MSc 28 Operations and Supply Chain Management MSc 29 Master of Public Health MPH 30 Mental Health Recovery and Social Inclusion MSc 31 CPD stand alone courses


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Business Administration (online) BA (Hons) Course length: Part-time: 5-6 years Top-up: Part-time - 1 year Start date: September Top-up: January, May and September Entry requirements: Please visit the course pages go.herts.ac.uk/BABAonline go.herts.ac.uk/BABAonlineL6 Course fees:

Please visit the course pages go.herts.ac.uk/BABAonline go.herts.ac.uk/BABAonlineL6 Flexible payment options offered. How to apply: Visit: go.herts.ac.uk/uhonlineapply Any questions? E: askuhonline@herts.ac.uk T: +44 (0) 1707 281121

The Course This course offers a sound foundation in business and the disciplines which underpin business. Delivered online by Hertfordshire Business School and UH Online (the University’s centre for online distance learning), this course gives you the flexibility of fitting study around your work and other commitments. The BA (Hons) Business Administration (Online) degree will: • Give you a thorough understanding of business and management practices at local, national and international levels. • Prepare you for a career in business and management. • Develop your practical transferable skills within a global context. Modules To see the modules you will be studying, please visit the course page go.herts.ac.uk/babaonline Bridging Programme For those interested in joining the BA course but do not meet the entry requirements, we offer a bridging programme. You can study up to three modules over a maximum period of four semesters. If you complete the three modules successfully within the four semester period at first attempt, you will be eligible to enrol on the BA (Hons) Business Administration (Online) programme. BA (Hons) Business Administration (top-up) Do you already have a Foundation Degree in Business or a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Business? You can then apply for a direct entry to level 6, which means that you can study for the BA (Hons) Business Administration (online) award in 1 year part-time. To see the modules you will be studying, please visit the course page go.herts.ac.uk/BABAonlineL6

I absolutely enjoyed studying on the Business Administration online degree. It’s been challenging and interesting and I’ve enjoyed all the modules for the course, the lecturers and administrators have equally been supportive too. Akosua Amponsah

BA (Hons) Business Administration (online)

Career opportunities Once you have successfully completed the programme, you will have an internationally recognised degree that can open up new career opportunities. Hertfordshire Business School graduates can be found in a wide range of careers, with many in senior positions in the UK and throughout the world. Typical job roles include: Business Analyst, Marketing Executive, Human Resource Manager, Finance Officer, Trainee Manager and Operations Executive.

Find out more, visit: go.herts.ac.uk/BABAonline go.herts.ac.uk/BABAonlineL6 Hertfordshire Business School


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Business and Sports Management (online) BSc (Hons) The Course This 100% online course is developed exclusively for sports professionals and high performance athletes offering the opportunity to study for a BSc (Hons) degree alongside your career. This course is suitable for elite athletes, coaches, development professionals, managers and support staff. We worked in consultation with the English Institute of Sport and former international sports professionals to develop an undergraduate degree specifically with you in mind. You will develop your Business and Sport Management knowledge while developing key professional skills.

Course length: Part-time: 4 years. Credit is available for professional sporting experience and existing education giving you the opportunity to fast track and complete the degree as quickly as two and a half years. Contact us to find out more.

Fast Track - complete your degree sooner Credit is available for professional sporting experience and existing education giving you the opportunity to fast track and complete the degree as quickly as two and a half years.

Start date: January and September

It’s a process called APCL/APEL (accreditation of prior certificated / experiential learning) where you can do a piece of reflective work to show how your professional or academic experience meets the learning outcomes of a module. Contact us to find out more.

Entry requirements: Please visit the course page go.herts.ac.uk/BSMonline

Modules To see the modules you will be studying, please visit the course page go.herts.ac.uk/BSMonline

Course fees: Please visit the course page go.herts.ac.uk/BSMonline Flexible payment options offered.

Career opportunities This course builds on your existing sporting expertise whilst developing your business acumen. It can help you as a sports professional to enter into the world of business, from working in a large corporation or going into sports management to setting up your own company.

How to apply: Visit: go.herts.ac.uk/uhonlineapply Any questions? E: askuhonline@herts.ac.uk T: +44 (0) 1707 281121

As an athlete this course gives you that great balance in life, not only will it help your performance throughout your career, but it also gives you that confidence that you are making plans for the future, it’s a positive distraction to competition and training. Jon Eley

Find out more, visit: go.herts.ac.uk/BSMonline Hertfordshire Business School

3 x Olympic Short Track Speed Skater and BSc (Hons) Business and Sport Management (online)


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Computer Science (online) BSc (Hons) Course length: Part-time: 6 years Top-up: Full-time 1 year Part-time 2 years Start date: January and September Top-up: January, May and September Entry requirements: Please visit the course page go.herts.ac.uk/CSonline go.herts.ac.uk/CSonlineL6 Course fees: Please visit the course pages go.herts.ac.uk/CSonline go.herts.ac.uk/CSonlineL6 Flexible payment options offered. How to apply: Visit: go.herts.ac.uk/uhonlineapply Any questions? E: askuhonline@herts.ac.uk T: +44 (0) 1707 281121

The Course Whether you want to boost your employability or improve your prospects of promotion, the BSc(Hons) Computer Science (online) is a challenging course that can help you develop the knowledge and skills you need to build a successful career. The online course is very similar to the campus based BSc and the academic standards required are just as high as those for the on-campus equivalent. This is no soft option. Our programmes demand concentration, commitment and hard work; this experience will change your life, broaden your mind and give you a sense of achieving something amazing. Modules To see the modules you will be studying, please visit the course page go.herts.ac.uk/CSonline BSc (Hons) Computer Science (top-up) If you already have a Computing or Information Technology based qualification that is equivalent to the second year (Level 5) of a Bachelor of Science degree, you can join the final year (Level 6) of our programme. This allows you to top-up to an Honours degree in either 1 year (full-time), or over 2 years (part-time). Modules To see the modules you will be studying, please visit the course page go.herts.ac.uk/CSonlineL6 Career opportunities Our Computer Science graduates have moved into a wide range of careers; many are now in senior positions in the UK and throughout the world. Initial job roles have included programmer, software developer, business analyst, software engineer, webmaster, database administrator, network designer, and technical consultant. Professional Accreditations Accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional (for 1st year entrants only)

The tutors are involved with our learning and show real concern with any issues the students may have. I feel the more I put into the course, the more I get out of it. I truly feel like a Hertfordshire University student. Philip Cox

England BSc Computer Science (online)

Find out more, visit: go.herts.ac.uk/CSonline go.herts.ac.uk/CSonlineL6 School of Computer Science


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Information Technology (online) BSc (Hons) The Course Whether you want to boost your employability or improve your prospects of promotion, the BSc(Hons) Information Technology (online) is a challenging course that can help you develop the knowledge and skills you need to build a successful career. The online course is very similar to the campus based BSc and the academic standards required are just as high as those for the on-campus equivalent. This is no soft option. Our programmes demand concentration, commitment and hard work; this experience will change your life, broaden your mind and give you a sense of achieving something amazing. Modules To see the modules you will be studying, please visit the course page go.herts.ac.uk/ITonline BSc (Hons) Information Technology (top-up) If you already have a Computing or Information Technology based qualification that is equivalent to the second year (Level 5) of a Bachelor of Science degree, you can join the final year (Level 6) of our programme. This allows you to top-up to an Honours degree in either 1 year (full-time), or over 2 years (part-time). Modules To see the modules you will be studying, please visit the course page go.herts.ac.uk/ITonlineL6 Career opportunities Our graduates have moved into a wide range of careers; many are now in senior positions in the UK and throughout the world Initial job roles have included programmer, software developer, business analyst, software engineer, webmaster, database administrator, network designer, and technical consultant.

Course length: Part-time: 6 years Top-up: Full-time 1 year Part-time 2 years Start date: January and September Top-up: January, May and September Entry requirements: Please visit the course page go.herts.ac.uk/ITonline Course fees: Please visit the course pages go.herts.ac.uk/ITonline go.herts.ac.uk/ITonlineL6 Flexible payment options offered. How to apply: Visit: go.herts.ac.uk/uhonlineapply Any questions? E: askuhonline@herts.ac.uk T: +44 (0) 1707 281121

This particular degree title retains flexibility and hence is preparation for a wide variety of careers in many areas of computing or software development. Professional Accreditations Accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional (for 1st year entrants only)

I chose the University of Hertfordshire as it has a good offering of online Computer Science courses. The school staff are very helpful.

Find out more, visit: go.herts.ac.uk/ITonline go.herts.ac.uk/ITonlineL6 School of Computer Science

Roberto Carlos Monteiro Portugal BSc (Hons) Computer Science


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Computer Science (online) MSc Course length: Part-time: 2-3 years* Full-time: 12-16 months Start date: January and September Entry requirements: Please visit the course page go.herts.ac.uk/MScCSonline Course fees: Please visit the course page go.herts.ac.uk/MScCSonline Flexible payment options offered. How to apply: Visit: go.herts.ac.uk/uhonlineapply Any questions? E: askuhonline@herts.ac.uk T: +44 (0) 1707 281121

The Course MSc Computer Science has an emphasis on software development, in particular when applied to solving problems in other disciplines. Depending on the modules chosen, it can lead to a career in areas such as systems development, IT management, or deploying advanced applications in specific disciplines. A wide variety of optional modules are available with this course, allowing you to steer your degree into a direction that suits you and your career. Modules To see the modules you will be studying, please visit the course page go.herts.ac.uk/MScCSonline Do you have a Bachelor’s degree in a different subject? Did you know the MSc Computer Science is also available for non-computer science graduates? This online programme is for students who have not studied Computer Science at undergraduate level. Visit the website for details on the modules you would study. Career opportunities Our online masters programme is designed to give graduates the up-to-date skills and knowledge sought after by employers, whether in business, industry, government or research. These courses will prepare you for a career in many areas including research, IT or software development. If your first degree was not in computer science, it will enable you to apply advanced computing techniques to your original discipline or to change career direction into the IT industry.

*Students can stay registered on this course for up to 5 years.

What I love about the Computer Science course is that, it has all my interests rolled into one place. I am only a few clicks away from an entire library of computer science knowledge. Philip Cox England MSc Computer Science

Find out more, visit: go.herts.ac.uk/MScCSonline School of Computer Science


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Distributed Systems and Networks (online) MSc The Course The MSc Distributed Systems and Networks gives you strong technical expertise and practical skills in designing, managing and evaluating computer networks, distributed systems and system security, helping you develop a highly successful specialism. Modules To see the modules you will be studying, please visit the course page go.herts.ac.uk/MScDSNonline Career opportunities Our online masters programme is designed to give graduates the up-to-date skills and knowledge sought after by employers, whether in business, industry, government or research. These courses will prepare you for a career in many areas including research, IT or software development.

Course length: Part-time: 2-3 years* Full-time: 12-16 months Start date: January and September Entry requirements: Please visit the course page go.herts.ac.uk/MScDSNonline Course fees: Please visit the course page go.herts.ac.uk/MScDSNonline Flexible payment options offered. How to apply: Visit: go.herts.ac.uk/uhonlineapply Any questions? E: askuhonline@herts.ac.uk T: +44 (0) 1707 281121

*Students can stay registered on this course for up to 5 years.

The online course really makes studying accessible for me. Without it, I would not be doing this degree.

Find out more, visit: go.herts.ac.uk/MScDSNonline School of Computer Science

Philip Cox Computer Science student UK


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e-Learning Technology (online) MSc Course length: Part-time: 2-3 years* Full-time: 12-16 months Start date: January and September Entry requirements: For entry requirements, please visit the course page go.herts.ac.uk/MScELTonline Course fees: For current course fees,please visit the course page go.herts.ac.uk/MScELTonline Flexible payment options offered. How to apply: Visit: go.herts.ac.uk/uhonlineapply

The Course The MSc eLearning Technology draws on the University’s extensive experience in distancelearning, this online Master’s focuses on designing and developing e-Learning, equipping you to develop effective, learner-centred applications. Modules To see the modules you will be studying, please visit the course page go.herts.ac.uk/MScELTonline Do you have a Bachelor’s degree in a different subject? Did you know the MSc e-Learning Technology is also available for non-computer science graduates? This online programme is for students who have not studied Computer Science at undergraduate level. Visit the website for details on the modules you would study. Career opportunities There are many opportunities within the rapidly growing e-Learning industry for technical staff who are highly skilled in the application of advanced IT techniques to e-Learning design. Typical roles could be those found in traditional IT development projects such as Business Analyst, Programmer, User-interface Designer, Quality Controller or Project Manager. Alternatively there are more specialist roles such as Instructional Designer or Learning Technologist.

Any questions? E: askuhonline@herts.ac.uk T: +44 (0) 1707 281121

*Students can stay registered on this course for up to 5 years.

The tutors are involved with our learning and show real concern with any issues the students may have. Philip Cox UK Computer Science student

Find out more, visit: go.herts.ac.uk/MScELTonline School of Computer Science


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Software Engineering (online) MSc The Course Software Engineering is the foundations of the functioning modern world. Many aspects of commerce and industry require well-engineered and reliable software to operate. The MSc Software Engineering (online) is designed for computer science graduates and has been popular with those looking to specialise in Software Engineering and progress their career in this direction. The degree focuses on the key models, methodologies, measures and tools that can be used in the software engineering process equipping you and your career with the essentials for success in this field. Modules To see the modules you will be studying, please visit the course page go.herts.ac.uk/MScSEonline Career opportunities Once you have successfully completed the programme, you will have an internationally recognised degree that can open up new career opportunities. Our graduates can be found in a wide range of careers, with many in senior positions in the UK and throughout the world. Typical job roles include: Programmer, Software Developer, Business Analyst, Software Engineer, Webmaster, Database Administrator, Network Designer and Technical Consultant.

Course length: Part-time: 2-3 years* Full-time: 12-16 months Start date: January and September Entry requirements: Please visit the course page go.herts.ac.uk/MScSEonline Course fees: Please visit the course page go.herts.ac.uk/MScSEonline Flexible payment options offered. How to apply: Visit: go.herts.ac.uk/uhonlineapply Any questions? E: askuhonline@herts.ac.uk T: +44 (0) 1707 281121

*Students can stay registered on this course for up to 5 years.

I feel the more I put into the course, the more I get out of it. I truly feel like a University of Hertfordshire student.

Find out more, visit: go.herts.ac.uk/MScSEonline School of Computer Science

Philip Cox Computer Science student UK


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Global Film and Television (online) MA Course length: Part-time 2 years Start dates: September Entry requirements: Please visit the course page go.herts.ac.uk/GFTVonline Course Fees: Please visit the course page go.herts.ac.uk/GFTVonline Flexible payment options offered. How to apply: Visit: go.herts.ac.uk/uhonlineapply Any questions? E: askuhonline@herts.ac.uk T: +44 (0) 1707 281121

The Course Are you looking for career development in the Arts and Humanities sector? Do you want to advance your skills and knowledge in the area of Film and Television Studies at postgraduate level? Do you want to develop an understanding of film analysis beyond Hollywood, and to engage in close readings of films and television programmes from around the world? The MA in Global Film and Television is an online course, offering a range of distinct critical and theoretical approaches. You will be asked to explore the dynamic relationship between visual style and social commentary in work of film and television from around the world. As the industries of film and television become increasingly interconnected, the course considers their shared stylistic and contextual relationships. The MA in Global Film and Television is innovative in engaging with comparative close readings of US film beyond Hollywood, of World Cinema, and of contemporary television. The course leads the way in employing cutting-edge advancements in Film and Television Studies, such as the audio visual essay and digital curation. The course’s online delivery means that you will benefit from greater flexibility, innovative teaching and learning strategies via the latest developments in social media and digital technology. Modules To see the modules you will be studying, please visit the course page go.herts.ac.uk/GFTVonline Career opportunities Graduates are equipped for a variety of careers including those traditionally open to Masters Graduates in the Arts and Humanities: teaching, the Civil Service, Local Government, journalism, marketing, film curation and exhibition, and publishing as well as for further study at postgraduate level.

This is a flagship course of advanced postgraduate teaching in film and television studies, probably the only one of its kind in the world. Professor Jason Jacobs Head, School of Communication and Arts University of Queensland

Find out more, visit: go.herts.ac.uk/GFTVonline School of Humanities


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Graphic Design MA The Course There is strong emphasis on professional practice and the real-world applications of art and design. You will develop key research skills and gain a good understanding of the work of other practitioners in your field. The aim of the postgraduate programme is to equip you with the skills, knowledge and understanding required to practice at an advanced level, to foster your creativity and enhance your employment opportunities. Senior research staff and internationally renowned practitioners work with postgraduate students, helping you to develop original and challenging work. The MA Graphic Design degree is designed to develop your imaginative, creative and technical potential as a graphic designer. It provides an opportunity for you to examine a range of media in the fields of graphic design, including the role of image-making in new and traditional media, and graphic designer’s relationships with fine art and digital media. This masters degree gives you an opportunity to develop advanced knowledge and skills in the use of narrative storytelling and its relationship to graphic design, as well as illustrative conventions in children’s and adult literature, comics and other media. We encourage you to develop the entrepreneurial and commercial skills necessary to help develop your work to its full potential and to equip you with the practical and intellectual skills to thrive as a practicing artist. Through working alongside artists and designers on other postgraduate courses you will explore the possibilities for the graphic designer of today, questioning conventions and refining the direction of your practice. Our staff are experienced in research and professional practice, and you will also benefit from contributions from visiting designers and professionals, as well as from involvement with our international exhibitions programme. Modules To see the modules you will be studying, please visit the course page go.herts.ac.uk/GDonline Career opportunities Particular emphasis is given to providing you with the skills necessary to further your career as a graphic designer. The course is designed to help you understand and work within the contemporary industrial environment and particular attention is given to helping you acquire entrepreneurial skills.

Find out more, visit: go.herts.ac.uk/GDonline School of Creative Arts

Course length: Part-time 2 years Start date: September Entry requirements: For entry requirements, please visit the course page go.herts.ac.uk/GDonline Course fees: For current course fees, please visit the course page go.herts.ac.uk/GDonline Flexible payment options offered. How to apply: Visit: go.herts.ac.uk/uhonlineapply Any questions? E: askuhonline@herts.ac.uk T: +44 (0) 1707 281121


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Illustration MA Course length: Part-time 2 years Start date: September Entry requirements: For entry requirements, please visit the course page go.herts.ac.uk/IllustrationOnline Course fees: For current course fees,please visit the course page go.herts.ac.uk/IllustrationOnline Flexible payment options offered. How to apply: Visit: go.herts.ac.uk/uhonlineapply Any questions? E: askuhonline@herts.ac.uk T: +44 (0) 1707 281121

The Course There is strong emphasis on professional practice and the real-world applications of art and design. You will develop key research skills and gain a good understanding of the work of other practitioners in your field. The aim of the postgraduate programme is to equip you with the skills, knowledge and understanding required to practice at an advanced level, to foster your creativity and enhance your employment opportunities. Senior research staff and internationally renowned practitioners work with postgraduate students, helping you to develop original and challenging work. The MA Illustration degree is designed to develop your imaginative, creative and technical potential as an illustrator. It provides an opportunity for you to examine a range of media in the fields of illustration, including the role of image-making in new and traditional media, and illustration’s relationships with fine art and digital media. This masters degree gives you an opportunity to develop advanced knowledge and skills in the use of narrative storytelling and its relationship to illustration, as well as illustrative conventions in children’s and adult literature, comics and other media. We encourage you to develop the entrepreneurial and commercial skills necessary to help develop your work to its full potential and to equip you with the practical and intellectual skills to thrive as a practicing artist. Through working alongside artists and designers on other postgraduate courses you will explore the possibilities for the illustrator today, questioning conventions and refining the direction of your practice. Our staff are experienced in research and professional practice, and you will also benefit from contributions from visiting designers and professionals, as well as from involvement with our international exhibitions programme. Modules To see the modules you will be studying, please visit the course page go.herts.ac.uk/IllustrationOnline Career opportunities Particular emphasis is given to providing you with the skills necessary to further your career an illustrator. The course is designed to help you understand and work within the contemporary industrial environment and particular attention is given to helping you acquire entrepreneurial skills.

Find out more, visit: go.herts.ac.uk/IllustrationOnline School of Creative Arts


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Manufacturing Management (online) MSc The Course MSc Manufacturing Management (online) develops skills and knowledge and specifically focuses on the areas of business, operations management, information systems, and product development and quality systems. It will also equip you with the knowledge and understanding for a career in technical and engineering management. You will gain knowledge and understanding of relevant techniques in: • The analysis of business strategy and planning • Commercial engineering practice. • Product definition • Process system design, and • Understanding of resource management through planning and process control. Modules To see the modules you will be studying, please visit the course page go.herts.ac.uk/MScMMonline Career opportunities Graduates will have acquired the intellectual, practical and transferable skills necessary for the analysis and synthesis of problems in engineering and manufacturing. You may then be able to work in a range of disciplines within a variety of industries from specialist technical roles to positions of management responsibility.

Course length: Part-time 3 years Start date: January and September Entry requirements: Please visit the course page go.herts.ac.uk/MScMMonline Course fees: Please visit the course page go.herts.ac.uk/MScMMonline Flexible payment options offered. How to apply: Visit: go.herts.ac.uk/uhonlineapply Any questions? E: askuhonline@herts.ac.uk T: +44 (0) 1707 281121

Professional Accreditations This course is accredited by the Institute of Manufacturing (IManf). Graduates of this programme will be entitled to “Fellow membership of The Institute of Manufacturing” and once they can demonstrate 2 years’ work experience in Manufacturing Management they will be entitled to apply for the award of “Certified Manufacturing Practitioner”.

Engineering and technology affect all aspects of our lives, creating excellent career opportunities for successful graduates.

Find out more, visit: go.herts.ac.uk/MScMMonline School of Engineering and Technology

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Operations and Supply Chain Management (online) MSc Course length: Part-time 3 years. Start date: January and September Entry requirements: Please visit the course page go.herts.ac.uk/MScOSCMonline Course fees: Please visit the course page go.herts.ac.uk/MScOSCMonline Flexible payment options offered.

The Course MSc Operations and Supply Chain Management (online) develops skills and knowledge and specifically focuses on the areas of business related top procurement and supply chain management in an operational management context. Case studies are utilised throughout the online modules to highlight situations, solutions and problems solving methods and this will include analysis and synthesis. The contribution to profitability through understanding of purchasing, procurement, and logistics will also be understood. There will be critical review of the strategic value related to procurement, and supply chain management. Key intellectual skills developed will include: • Design of process models and evaluation of internal and external influences. • Abilities to conduct research and analysis to manage long, medium and short term issues including problem solving strategies and their use and outcomes.

How to apply: Visit: go.herts.ac.uk/uhonlineapply

Modules To see the modules you will be studying, please visit the course page go.herts.ac.uk/MScOSCMonline

Any questions? E: askuhonline@herts.ac.uk T: +44 (0) 1707 281121

Career opportunities Once you have successfully completed the programme, you will have an internationally recognised degree that can open up new career opportunities. Underpinning the knowledge, understanding, intellectual and practical skills these studies will allow you to increase your key transferable skills. Professional Accreditations This course is accredited by the Institute of Manufacturing (IManf). Graduates of this programme will be entitled to “Fellow membership of The Institute of Manufacturing” and once they can demonstrate 2 years’ work experience in Manufacturing Management they will be entitled to apply for the award of “Certified Manufacturing Practitioner”.

Engineering and technology affect all aspects of our lives, creating excellent career opportunities for successful graduates. Susan Murray MSc Operations and Supply Chain Management (online)

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Master of Public Health (online) MPH The Course This MPH Master of Public Health course combines the work of public health theory, practice and research, with expertise from: Life and Medical Science, Nursing and Social Work and The Business School at the University of Hertfordshire. The range of optional modules offered and the breadth of cases used across the programme will provide opportunities for specialism in the global and local context. Modules To see the modules you will be studying, please visit the course page go.herts.ac.uk/MPHonline Why do this course? Public Health as a means of preventing ill health and promoting well-being is increasingly taking a key role in society. Such a topical area in health currently, you can ensure your skills are up to date with an online MPH Master of Public Health degree. We have tailored this online course towards the needs of diverse health professionals including doctors, pharmacists, nurses, and allied health, social care and environmental health professionals, plus the wider public health workforce in the non-governmental sector. It also supports managerial, policy and practitioner career pathways. Benefit from: • Wide variety of specialist modules • Two start dates: January or September • 100% online, part time study • A wealth of teaching expertise - take a look at the staff teaching profiles online

Course length: Full-time: 1 year (September start only) Part-time: 2 years (September and January start) Start date: January and September Entry requirements: For entry requirements, please visit the course page go.herts.ac.uk/MPHonline Course fees: For current course fees, please visit the course page go.herts.ac.uk/MPHonline Flexible payment options offered. How to apply: Visit: go.herts.ac.uk/uhonlineapply Any questions? E: askuhonline@herts.ac.uk T: +44 (0) 1707 281121

Career opportunities This programme is designed for students who wish to develop their careers in the field of public health practice, management or research, as well as practitioners and managers already in the field, who wish to enhance their career development. The online MPH course is tailored implicitly towards the needs of diverse health professionals including doctors, pharmacists, nurses, and allied health, social care and environmental health professionals, as well as the wider public health workforce in the non-governmental sector. The programme supports managerial, policy and practitioner career pathways.

Find out more, visit: go.herts.ac.uk/MPHonline School of Life and Medical Sciences

This course has enhanced my understanding of the clinical, economic, political, ethical and social issues associated with public health in the UK. Mark Kane UK UH Online


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Mental Health Recovery and Social Inclusion (online) MSc Course length: Part-time 2 years. Start date: September Entry requirements: Please visit the course page go.herts.ac.uk/MHRSIonline Course fees: Please visit the course page go.herts.ac.uk/MHRSIonline Flexible payment options offered. How to apply: Visit: go.herts.ac.uk/uhonlineapply Any questions? E: askuhonline@herts.ac.uk T: +44 (0) 1707 281121

This course has enlightened me on how our practices as professionals can facilitate or even hinder mental health recovery. I would recommend this course to anyone who would like to enhance their knowledge on recovery and make a difference to our clients’ lives. Joyce Rambanepasi Community Mental Health Nurse, UK

The Course This two year part-time online course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to make a difference to the recovery and social inclusion of people experiencing mental distress. This challenging programme will provide you with the knowledge and skills to make a difference to mental health recovery and social inclusion. You will develop the skills to work directly with, develop policies and manage mental health work to aid the recovery and social inclusion of people experiencing mental distress. You will also develop an international understanding of processes and developments in recovery and social inclusion. Benefit from: • International expertise: a unique partnership of universities and academics across Europe and the USA with people with lived experience, carers and providers who have all been involved in preparing the learning units and modules. • Flexible study: part time, 100% online • An opportunity to study an MSc even if you don’t have a first degree: we welcome applications from service users and carers that do not have a first degree and will consider relevant experience from those involved in mental health services. Modules To see the modules you will be studying, please visit the course page go.herts.ac.uk/MHRSIonline Who can do this course? This Mental Health Recovery course is ideal for mental health professionals from all disciplines, those with lived experience, carers, service managers, policy makers and those who aspire to be leaders in their areas of expertise and in their country. Career opportunities If you’re already working in mental health services: • Progress up the career ladder: a Master’s degree is becoming more of a requirement for career progression in health and social care services. • A different approach: Develop innovative practice in your workplace towards a more recovery and inclusive focus. • Innovate: Develop innovative projects relating to mental health recovery and social inclusion and skills to evaluate them. • Academia: Go into research or teaching. For those who have lived experiences of mental ill health or carers, a successful completion of the course could open the possibility of considering a career in mental health, or in mental health research. Additionally, through learning about recovery and social inclusion you will hopefully be able to adapt approaches and understanding of your own recovery journey and the journey of loved ones. The underpinning philosophy of this course is to bring innovation and change to practice and we hope that the course will help you be able to work collaboratively with services towards this goal.

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CPD stand alone courses We have a choice of credit bearing CPD short courses, which you can study part time to fit around your work and life commitments. Who would benefit from studying an individual module? • For those who are not ready to commit to the complete degree yet, and would like to try one module to see how online study will fit around their work and life commitments. • Anyone interested in engaging in Continuous Professional Development (CPD) at any level. • For individual Accredited Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) • For staff development for corporate employers All our courses are credit bearing, which means the credit you obtain from a short course will count towards the degree if you decide to enrol for our BA course. For full list of CPD courses please visit our website go.herts.ac.uk/CPDonline

Distance learning has made it possible for me to study alongside my home and work commitments. It has been a privilege to learn with such a wide range of people from across the world. Karen Machin, UH Online student


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The next steps... How to apply: 1. Visit our website for full details on how to apply go.herts.ac.uk/UHonlineapply 2. Get the following supporting documents together before submitting your application: • A copy of your qualification transcripts • A personal statement • A copy of your passport • One academic or professional reference (except for MSc Mental Health Recovery and Social Inclusion - see our website for additional requirements) 3. Submit your application. Within about two weeks, we’ll make an offer based on the information you send us, so make sure you give us the appropriate information in as much detail as you can for you to receive a decision.

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Join us for an open day, online. We normally run online open days a couple of times each year for each course. To ‘come along’, just register your place on our website and join in online. You can learn more about your course, virtually meet some of the teaching staff, have your questions answered using live chat, and mingle with other potential students. For details of online open days, visit go.herts.ac.uk/onlineopendays, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter for the latest updates


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FAQs Your qualification and graduation

Fees and costs

What is the status of an online degree? Our online courses are of the same high academic standard as our on-campus qualifications. On completion, you’ll have a fully accredited university degree.

What does an online programme cost, and what does this include? Visit www.herts.ac.uk/online/fees to find out how much your online distance learning course costs. We offer flexible payment options.

What will appear on my degree certificate? The name of your degree will appear on the certificate – for example, Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computer Science. Where and when is the graduation ceremony? The ceremonies tend to be held in September and December each year in either St Albans Abbey or the University of Hertfordshire. What entry qualifications do I need? Visit the course page for the entry requirements for each programme: go.herts.ac.uk/online. What if I don’t have the formal entry qualifications? We welcome applications from candidates who have equivalent qualifications or professional experience. Apply in the normal way and provide detailed evidence of your qualifications and experience in a portfolio attached to the form. We can’t make informal judgements about equivalent qualifications and experience – for example, over the phone or by email.

Time and timescales Do I have to follow a strict timetable and log on at specific times? To help you pace your studies, we organise each module into units, and recommend a schedule of study to help you prepare in time for assessments. There is no need to log on at specific times, other than for the assessments. Your programme modules have fixed start and end dates, which means you’ll have the advantage of studying as part of a group of people, so you can help and support each other. Assignment submission and online test dates are also fixed. The online tests usually have a 24-hour window to ensure all students can find a convenient opportunity to complete them.

As a distance learner, can I get help with my tuition fees? UK students may be eligible for tuition fee loans. Contact Student Finance England for details: www.gov.uk/student-finance. Also, some employers offer funding for courses that benefit your work. Ask your line manager if any such schemes are available to you. What is included with the fees? Fees cover all tuition and assessment, and all learning materials. For details of what equipment you need to study through UH Online, visit the FAQ section on the UH Online website and refer to the course fact sheet for course specific equipment. I’m a University of Hertfordshire Alumni – do I get a discount? Yes, you should receive a 20% discount when studying an eligible postgraduate qualification. Complete and send in a UH Alumni discount form, available on our website, when submitting your application.

Your online course How will I be assessed? All assessment is based on coursework and online tests. Who will mark my assessments? A member of University of Hertfordshire’s academic staff. Do I need to attend the University to study, or for assessment? No, our courses are designed specifically to make attending the University unnecessary, but you’re welcome to use our facilities to support your studies. How is the course ‘delivered’? You access the course and its materials through the University’s virtual learning environment, StudyNet. This lets you interact with your tutor and other students on the programme, take part in discussions and complete your online assessments. It also hosts online study resources, such as eBooks and eJournals.


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Support What support will I receive when studying online? Academic support You’ll have access to support and guidance from University tutors and other staff throughout your online course. Programme Leader Your Programme Leader is responsible for the course overall, and is accessible throughout your online studies with us. His or her responsibilities are: • Monitoring and advising on academic and practice progress • Helping set individual learning goals • Giving support and guidance • Identifying when additional support and guidance are required, and helping to arrange it.

Module tutor For each online module, you’ll have a module tutor. He or she is responsible for academic support for that module. For example, you may contact your module tutor for more information on an assessment, or to check your understanding on something you’ve recently learnt. How does support differ for postgraduate students? As postgraduate study is more advanced, there is a greater emphasis on independent study. Tutors encourage you to develop your own understanding, and reach your own conclusions and approaches on concepts and theories. As with campus-attended postgraduate studies, this is an integral part of postgraduate programmes. Technical support As a University of Hertfordshire student, you can access technical support for standard hardware and software.


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The Small Print This prospectus This prospectus is primarily intended for use by prospective students who are interested in applying for a place on a course at the University of Hertfordshire starting in our 2018–19 academic year. We try our best to make sure that the information in the prospectus is accurate and up to date at the time of publication (April 2018). However, we cannot guarantee that it does not contain any errors and to the fullest extent permitted by law we do not accept liability for such errors. If you believe you have found an error, please let us know at ask@herts.ac.uk. Even where the information was accurate at the time of publication, we may need to update it from time to time, for example as a result of the way in which we continually seek to improve our academic provision and take on board feedback from students and other stakeholders, or in order to take account of circumstances that have changed since publication. For the most up-to-date information about courses and life at the University please view our website at www.herts.ac.uk. Any corrections or updates to course information in this prospectus will also be set out on our website at go.herts.ac.uk/prospectuschanges. Your relationship with us Please note that nothing in this prospectus is intended to constitute an offer of a place to any prospective student. If you wish to study with us, you will need to make a formal application, following which we will inform you whether we are able to offer you a place. If you are offered and accept a place as a student of the University of Hertfordshire, you will become a member of a community which enjoys many rights and privileges. You will also be expected to accept a number of responsibilities in the interests of the community as a whole. These rights and responsibilities form part of the contractual relationship that will exist between us. You can find further information about the nature ofthis relationship in our Key Facts document for students which is available on our website at http://www.herts.ac.uk/apply/becoming-a-student. Please note that depending on when you visit our website, the version of this document which you will see there may not necessarily be the version that will apply to you if you are offered and accept a place as a student. The version that will apply to you will be sent to you if we offer you a place. The following three sections (taken from the 2018–19 version of the Key Facts document) explain the standards we strive to meet for students accepting an offer of a place for entry in our 2018–19 academic year, and the circumstances in which we may make changes to (or occasionally even discontinue) a course before a student finishes. The education we provide Our goal is to ensure that you are taught, supervised, assessed and supported by staff who are appropriately qualified and experienced, taking into account your needs, the needs of other students and the nature of your course. We will use every reasonable effort to provide your educational and other related services in the manner and to the standards set out in our prospectuses, on our website, and in our other published materials. We recognise that you expect to receive the educational service you are paying for. However, we cannot make an absolute commitment to provide our services at all times in this manner and to these standards because, for instance, there may be circumstances outside our reasonable control which have a detrimental effect on how we provide our services to you. These could include, by way of example, industrial action (including by members of our own staff), civil commotion, severe weather conditions, changes in the law and/or actions taken by a government or public authority, damage or destruction to our buildings or facilities, failures by our suppliers or subcontractors, or interruption or failure of utility services. If circumstances such as these arise, we will use every reasonable effort to minimise any disruption to you. Changes to your course or modules Although it is never something we do lightly, we may in certain circumstances make changes to the advertised content or structure or methods of delivery of your course or individual modules after you have accepted an offer, which may in certain cases include discontinuing a module. We cannot cover here every possible example of when we might decide to do so, but in normal circumstances it would only be for one or more of the following reasons: • to reflect changes to the theory in an area of research or practices around the subject or its delivery • to improve a course or a module (for example, to take account of feedback from students) • to safeguard academic standards • to comply with the requirements of an external professional, commissioning or accrediting body (for example, a requirement that certain course content be added, changed or removed or that a particular module is discontinued or included) • to comply with legal, regulatory or governmental requirements • where insufficient students have chosen an optional module, making it unviable, or where a member of staff whose expertise was required to run it is no longer available • where the change results from other circumstances outside our reasonable control (for example, an external provider no longer being available to contribute to the course or a module).

If we decide to make a change before you have registered on the course for the first time, we will inform you as soon as reasonably practicable so that you can decide whether or not you still wish to study with us. If as a consequence you decide not to study with us, we will refund any tuition fees and/or deposit that you have paid in advance in respect of the course in question.For further details regarding our refund policy please see our Fees and Finance Policy. If we decide to make a change after you have registered, we will similarly inform you as soon as reasonably practicable, and we will use every reasonable effort to minimise any adverse effect it may have on you. If in spite of our efforts the change is likely to have a serious adverse effect on you (for example, by prejudicing your future choice of career), we will try to find you a suitable alternative course or module with us or (if you prefer) we will try to suggest a suitable alternative course with another education provider. If you change course or module in these circumstances (or simply withdraw from your course), any entitlement you may have to a refund in tuition fees you have already paid will be determined in accordance with our Fees and Finance Policy. In the case of a material change to a course or module, we will also in appropriate circumstances try to consult with student representatives with a view to identifying options for, and minimising any adverse effect on, affected students. Some optional modules may have capacity issues and therefore we may not be able to guarantee you a place on your first choice. Discontinuing your course Sometimes we can only run an advertised course if certain conditions are fulfilled – for example, that sufficient students accept offers to make the course financially viable to run, or that the course is accredited or validated (ie officially approved) in time for the start of the academic year. Your About your course factsheet will set out any conditions that apply to your course. If the conditions are not fulfilled and we cancel your course before the start of your studies, we will inform you as soon as reasonably practicable and we will refund any tuition fees or deposit you may have paid in advance. Where practical, we will also try to find you a suitable alternative course with us or offer you the opportunity to defer your entry to a subsequent intake. In exceptional circumstances, we may have to merge or even discontinue a course once you have started your studies (and before you have completed them), for one or more of the following reasons: • to comply with legal, regulatory or governmental requirements • where accreditation or validation of the course is withdrawn • where a commissioning or sponsoring body which we rely on for the financial or other viability of the course withdraws its support or its allocation of places and/or funding for the course (for example, an NHS authority in respect of certain nursing courses) • in other circumstances outside our reasonable control which make it impossible or prohibitively impractical to continue the course If we decide to merge or discontinue your course in these circumstances, we will inform you as soon as reasonably practicable and we will use every reasonable effort to minimise the impact it has on you. Where appropriate, we will try to find you a suitable alternative course with us or (if you prefer) we will try to suggest a suitable alternative course with another education provider. If you do transfer to another education provider in these circumstances, we will cooperate with your new provider in respect of any transfer of credit/academic progress. If you do not transfer to an alternative course either with us or with another provider, we will keep a record of your credit/academic progress in case you return to higher education in the future. Any entitlement you may have to a refund in tuition fees you have already paid will be determined in accordance with our Fees and Finance Policy.


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Online distance learning: Undergraduate | Postgraduate | Short courses