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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between this and the on-campus course? This programme is delivered off campus at a conference centre. It is only available to professionals who are members of an approved institute (see eligibility). The taught part of the course is condensed into 2 residential weekends and the average age of participants is somewhat higher than a typical university on-campus full time programme.
How many exemptions will I be given?

If you are eligible to join this programme you will be obtaining exemptions from all but two modules and a final dissertation.

Is an MSc the same level as an MBA?

An MSc is exactly the same level as an MBA, they are both postgraduate degrees.

How can I tell if I am academically suited to this programme?

The university has examined the membership criteria of the professional institutes (shown under eligibility) and has deemed that full members of those institutes are eligible to study for the MSc with exemptions. (If you have gained membership via an experience rather than an examination route the university may wish to accredit your prior experiential learning – APEL).

Am I likely to fail the course?

Because people who enrol on this programme are always full members of a professional institute the failure rate is very low. However, completion of the programme does require commitment and around 20% of students do not complete the course usually because of a change in their personal circumstances. All students have 2 attempts at every assessment including the dissertation. If you fail an assessment, you will be given a chance to re-sit with feedback to let you know where you went wrong.
Can I complete the course with online study only?

No, attendance at both of the taught weekends is mandatory.

Do I need to sit exams? No, all assessment is assignment based.
How quickly could I complete the programme? Students typically take between 12 and 18 months to complete. It is not possible to complete in under 12 months.

 

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