Distance Learning - Current MA Students

Welcome to the distance learning section of the Department's website providing essential information to support the studies of new and continuing MADL students.

Getting Started: Information for New Students

Getting Started: Accessing Blackboard

A Brief Guide to Distance Learning

Recommended Study Skills Reading

Course Overview and Submission Dates

MA Programmes in Politics and International Relations Student Handbook

Postgraduate MA (DL) Student Handbook 2016-17

IRDL Common Room

The IRDL Common Room is a social space on Blackboard for IRDL students to contact each other online and share ideas.

Students are automatically registered on this site on commencement of studies however use of this Blackboard site is entirely voluntary; there are no assessments and no e-tivities.

You will have access to this site throughout the duration of your studies including any break periods between modules. This means you can keep in contact with other students throughout your MA regardless of which modules you are registered on. So, if you make interesting contacts during your first module but will then move on to study different options, you can use the IRDL Common Room as a way of staying in touch.

The Department also uses the Common Room Blackboard site as a way of keeping you up-to-date with events and research taking place in the Department and around the university. This will include sharing podcasts of research seminars that take place in the Department.

To visit the IRDL Common Room, log-in to Blackboard and say hello!

Career and Development Service for Distance Learners

The Career Development Service is made up of a diverse team of enthusiastic and experienced staff from a wide range of career backgrounds. We offer support to students whatever stage of their career.

The Career Development Service offer a range of remote access services:

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Contact Details

School of Politics and International Relations

University of Leicester
University Road
Leicester, LE1 7RH
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)116 252 2702
Email: HyPIR@le.ac.uk


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