Support for your studies
We understand that taking on postgraduate education whilst managing your career and other commitments may seem daunting. However we’re committed to providing the best quality education and support that will enable you to succeed.
The programme administrator will be your first point of contact and will attempt to address any query you might have and, if not able to address the issue, will distribute enquiries as appropriate, primarily to the personal tutor or module leader.
You will be assigned a personal tutor for the duration of your studies. Your personal tutor will be an academic member of staff who will be able to offer advice and guidance throughout your studies. You will be offered personal tutor (virtual) meetings at two-monthly intervals.
Visits to campus
At the outset of the course you will have the opportunity to visit the University for face-to-face meetings and induction/orientation sessions with our staff. You will have another chance to visit the campus prior to starting your dissertation in order to finalise your research topic, meet your supervisor, as well as refresh your study skills. Attending these sessions is not compulsory and all relevant information will be available online for those who are not able to visit campus.
Dissertation supervisors will offer regular virtual supervisory sessions, using telephone or web-based tools when you reach this point in your studies.
As a distance learning student, you will have access to the University Library’s electronic services, the Leicester Digital Library, which includes a large number of e-journals and e-books.
If you live close to Leicester you can of course visit the Library in person. For UK-based students who wish to use other libraries, the Library can issue you with a card which allows you to do so. This is a national scheme which allows distance learning students to borrow material from up to three other participating libraries.
If your circumstances change
We recognise that, occasionally, work or family situations will change and therefore you may require an interruption to your studies. Here at the University of Leicester you will find us supportive of your needs. Even if it becomes necessary for you to take a break from your studies, you will still be in contact with your personal tutor as we would be keen to help you through any difficult period and to get you back studying with us.