The MA Combined Studies allows you to study in the evenings to work towards a degree. During the course, you will be able to choose from a wide range of subjects based on your interests.
You will take either one or two modules over a 12-week semester. Each class takes place once per week and is delivered between 6.30pm and 9.30pm.
Over the course of your programme, you will take modules at levels equivalent to first, second and third years of full-time study. You will complete a total of 360 credits over the course of your degree (each module is typically worth 20 to 30 credits).
First and second-year level modules provide a firm foundation within each subject which allows you to progress to modules at a third-year level. Third-year modules are more in-depth and cover a specific area of the subject.
Within your first 120 credits, you must complete the following subjects at level one:
- Reading English
- Information Technology
- Introduction to Psychology.
These are the core subjects which will equip you with skills you need to successfully complete your degree. The rest of your degree programme can be tailored to suit your personal interests.
The MA Combined Studies also offers a range of flexible study options, including classroom-based teaching, blended digital learning and collaborative opportunities with the University of Dundee and the Open University in Scotland.
Not only will you finish your studies with a reputable qualification and a wealth of knowledge on the topics you have studied, but you will also develop and improve a variety of transferable skills:
- verbal and written communication
- team working
- organisational and time management skills
- research, interpretation and analytical skills
- computer literacy
- interpersonal skills
- dedication and personal motivation
- listening skills
- presentation skills
- critical thinking and evaluation
If you need support getting started back into study, you can take the pre-sessional induction programme which covers study skills, good academic practice and an introduction to student life.