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Blended learning explained

What is blended learning?

Blended learning combines on-campus or in-person learning with the flexibility of online study.

Blended courses and degrees can take many forms. You’ll find courses that combine online study with in-person: 

  • workshops 
  • lab work 
  • work placements 
  • summer schools
  • on-campus lectures or classes. 

Work-based learning

Some blended courses are delivered via work-based learning. This is where you study online at the same time as being employed or working on a voluntary basis. It means you gain valuable work experience and continue to earn while you learn too. It also puts you at a unique advantage – being able to apply your learning directly in your workplace.

Why blended learning?

Blended courses give you the best of both worlds – opportunities to study where and when it suits you, as well as access to University labs and facilities, face-to-face teaching, and networking. 

It’s a great way to gain on-campus experience without the full-time commitment, or to earn a qualification without giving up valuable work experience. 

If your life just can’t accommodate a full-time, on-campus course, the blended approach could be for you.

Our blended courses

We offer a broad range of blended learning options across our schools, including: 

See all of our blended postgraduate courses and degrees.