Published on 02 September 2015
Part-time courses are popular because of the flexibility they offer to students who may need to work while they study, or who have family commitments. Part-time students account for almost a third of our student population here at the University. Part-time courses are studied over a longer period of time than their full-time equivalents but students spend fewer hours per week in a classroom - courses could involve day release, day plus evening, or evening only study. Information about these options can be found from the relevant faculty or course page. General entrance requirements are the same for full- and part-time students, although part-time application procedures and financial information differ from those for full-time students.
Applying for a part-time course
Application procedures vary from faculty to faculty, and sometimes from course to course. The University usually advertises for applications from candidates. During this time, You may apply online. However, courses have limited places and to avoid disappointment you should apply early. You will be required to complete an application form online and possibly take a screening test. If selected, you will receive a written offer of a place together with instructions on how to register and join the course. All entrants are required to enroll and pay the relevant fees before they are permitted to attend classes. The decision that the University makes about your application and your fee status is based on the information provided on your application form. If we find that you have made a false statement or have left out significant information, we reserve the right either to withdraw or amend our offer or to amend your fee status.