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Your Study Options

Our flexible options offer study that fits in with your life commitments. It provides the choice of when, where and how you learn. This allows us to offer learning opportunities to a diverse range of students.

Part time study

Some of our postgraduate courses provide opportunities for you to study part time. This includes both master’s and doctoral courses. You'll study the same course as your full time peers over an extended period.

You'll study at regular and irregular times throughout the year. This may include studying:

  • at evenings and weekends
  • in intensive teaching blocks
  • international students must enrol as full time students. This is in line with UK visa requirements.

Availability of part-time study and full details are available on individual course profiles

Postgradaute part time study student studying at home

Continuing professional development

We offer a range of continuing professional development (CPD) courses. They are great for busy professionals who want to further their knowledge at postgraduate level. They do not require the same time commitment of a full course.

Our CPD courses can be stand-alone or combined to make up a full programme of study. In some cases, they are accredited by the University and/or a relevant professional body.

Read about the different types of CPD courses that we offer


Study while you work with Newcastle University CPD courses

Online and blended learning

We have many courses that blend online learning with face-to-face teaching. Some of them also include work placements.

The online element of these courses includes readings, discussion forums, and assignments. We deliver the courses via the Canvas Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). You'll receive face-to-face learning in intensive teaching blocks of one to two weeks.

Blended learning courses involve learning, teaching and assessment through a combination of on-campus, in-person, and online methods.