The course is almost entirely online. Pre-recorded materials (video and written) can be reviewed at your convenience, complemented by moderated online discussion groups (typically weekly). These are held at three different times to accommodate the different time zones of students on the course. Attendance is required at these sessions. An active online learning community keeps students in touch with each other.

MSc students will be assigned a college advisor who will monitor your progress through the course, and a dissertation supervisor who will support you through the production of your dissertation. PgDip students will be assigned a course advisor who will monitor your progress through the course.