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Additional Student Places Available on Selected Art and Design Courses

As a result of our ongoing commitment to excellence in the arts and successful employer/industry engagement, the government has recently awarded Birmingham Institute of Art and Design (BIAD) additional student course places for full and part-time undergraduate study commencing September 2010.

For further details please contact BIAD on 0121 551 5800 or email biadadmissions@bcu.ac.uk.

Application methods for part-time and postgraduate courses

Applications for part-time and postgraduate courses are usually made directly to the university. In some instances, applications may need to be made through another agency. For example, Birmingham City University’s full-time Graduate Diploma in Law course fields applications through the Central Applications Board, whilst the part-time version requires applicants to complete a university application form. Information about the method of application for individual courses can usually be found in the university’s prospectus or on their website, but if you’re unsure, contact the university for confirmation.

Deadlines for applications made directly to universities can vary widely, so it’s advisable to check with the individual universities to clarify whether or not a deadline applies to the course you’re applying for.

Thinking About Studying for a Part-time Course?

Over recent years, part-time study has become more appealing to a large number of people. Increased interest generated by employers’ staff development needs and individuals’ desires to further themselves educationally at various stages of their lives has seen Higher Education course providers move to offer more flexible study modes in addition to their full-time course provision to respond to this need.Part-time courses can range from short practical courses, professional qualifications and vocational studies through to academic courses at bachelors and masters degree level. Some courses may allow students to prepare for a change in their career or enhance their current one. Students may be able to study on a day release basis, in the evenings or at weekends depending on the course itself.

The benefits of part-time study mean that students with other commitments – whether work or family – have greater opportunities to access courses which accommodate these more effectively.

Funding part-time study

Financially, many part-time courses are more cost effective than full-time study in terms of actual fee amounts charged and the ability to pay for the course over a longer period of time. Some students may be able to gain funding from their employer if the course they are studying is relevant to their professional development and their employer agrees to this. Other students may be able to gain support for funding for eligible courses via their Local Education Authority. Continue reading Thinking About Studying for a Part-time Course?

New Flexible Learning Business & Management Degree

Birmingham City University is offering a new flexible learning degree programme this September.  The course will appeal to prospective students who have commitments which would prevent them from attending university on a full-time basis. The BA (Hons) Business and Management by Flexible Learning is a joint honours programme which allows students to study a large portion of the course through online learning. Short attendance blocks at the university take place throughout the year to ensure students receive tuition in a supportive environment, with students being required to attend approximately twelve Saturday Schools per year. It’s a great opportunity to study whilst working or bringing up a family and allows you to develop your potential around other important areas of your life.

Initially, the course is being offered with entry to the second stage (level 5) of the course and is open to those who have previously completed either a HNC or HND in an appropriate business-related subject or who have other suitable qualifications. Those with significant supervisory or management experience may also benefit from the programme at this level. Applications for this course are made directly to the university and you can apply online here and course information is available to dowload from here.

This is just one of a number of new courses being introduced into our evolving course portfolio this year. Further information about the full range of courses available can be found on our website at www.bcu.ac.uk/courses.

If you’d like to know more about any of our courses, talk to one of our advisers here at Choices. Call 0121 331 5595 for information and advice from our friendly, knowledgeable team.