In the three work-based project modules and Dissertation module, you will be supported 1:1 by a tutor. In all other modules, you will have contact with staff in 6 x 2 hour online sessions (lectures/seminars) and 1:1 tutorials. These sessions are usually scheduled in the evening to avoid normal work time.
Your contact time also includes the time that the course team spends in 1:1 communication with you. This might be Skype, phone, email or in person. As this is a part-time Masters programme where many students are studying at a considerable distance from the University, there is no specific time period for contacting staff, however, contact with staff should be within UK working hours. For live Skype, phone and in-person tutorials, the student should arrange a time by email. In general, students should not expect more than 30 minutes of contact time per module per week.
Students are expected to plan their own study and arrange their communication with University staff around their work commitments, but to remember that the weeks immediately prior to assessment can be very busy.