What is Blended Learning?
Blended learning combines taught modules via distance learning, residential academies held annually at Lancaster University, and ongoing thesis supervision.
Each academic year begins with an academy held here, at the University. Between three and five days in length, these include lectures, workshops, group discussions and individual activities such as supervision meetings.
Taught modules relating to the area of study, and those designed to take your research skills to the next level, are delivered during the first two years of study via distance learning. We use the Moodle platform for this aspect of your degree - combining live and interactive lectures, elements to be worked through autonomously, webinars, online collaboration and group work.
In year two of your masters and years three to five of your PhD, you will undertake a research project and/or thesis from your own location. Related to your area of practice, this is fully supervised from Lancaster so you will have support every step of the way.
Supervision can be via email, Skype, or telephone depending on your preference. Masters students will be assigned one supervision tutor, PhD students will be assigned two supervision tutors (with one leading the process).
Throughout our blended learning degrees, you will have access to a Hub space that facilitates interaction with your cohort and with other programmes. This creates a virtual information space that is international, inter-disciplinary, and sociable.