Blended learning explained

This is a guide to our dedicated blended learning degrees and short courses.

If you’re an on-campus student joining us in September this year, your on-campus teaching is also going to be delivered in a blended way. To find out how blended delivery of your on-campus degree will work, see our Academic Session 2021-2022 page.

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. Here, you’ll study online while employed or working on a voluntary basis. Your learning will be centred around your workplace.

Work-based learning gives you a unique advantage – the ability to put new academic and technical skills into practice from day one. You gain valuable work experience and can continue to earn while you learn too.

Blended learning benefits

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.

Explore our blended courses

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

View all blended postgraduate courses and degrees.