Distance Learning Courses
Distance Learning is a flexible approach to study that allows you to work at your own pace in your own place.
Aberystwyth offers Masters courses by Distance Learning through the Departments of Biological Sciences, Information Studies, and Law and Criminology. These departments pursue a student centred, flexible, open learning approach which has proved not only popular with our students, but very successful in managing to make studying at a distance as rewarding and enjoyable as possible, particularly for those in full time employment or living outside the UK. Each module includes recorded lectures (see sample) from academics and industry experts, along with guided readings, discussion forums and assignments. Whilst our Information Studies and Law & Criminology distance learning students participate in residential study schools, Biological Sciences courses are entirely online. All are supported by web-based conferencing facilities which enable them to communicate with each other and the course tutors, easing the feeling of isolation that can sometimes be felt by distance learners.
Courses which normally require students to attend residential or study schools in Aberystwyth at various times during their studies have designed these schools to allow you to participate in case studies, discussions and other exercises which will enhance your understanding of the issues studied. They also provide you with the perfect opportunity to seek individual guidance on your coursework or any other problems you may be experiencing. Please read the course descriptions carefully so that you understand any commitments you may have to make in this area.