When it comes to your undergrad, are you deciding on the type of course you’d like to take? Third-level & PLC courses can be delivered in a number of ways – classroom-based, blended learning and, in many cases, by distance/online learning – see below for details on these types of programmes:

Full-Time courses usually take place from Monday – Friday. Depending on your chosen field of study, you could be in classes and labs the whole time, or you might have a few classes a week and use the rest of your schedule to study or do coursework.

Part-time courses are the perfect way to continue your education while working. In general, you’ll spend less time over the week on your course than on a full-time programme. Most part-time courses take place in the evening or weekends for anyone who’s working in a full-time job.

Distance learning is ideal for students who would like the option of learning from home or a remote location. Thailand? Bali, perhaps?  When you start a programme like this, you will get self-instructional learning materials, normally via an online portal. Then, the odd time, you will meet up with your tutor and/or the other students for workshops and tutorials.

Blended learning is in a similar vein to distance learning. It’s a combination of self-instructional learning materials, as well as traditional in-person lectures teamed with online discussions, assessment activities, and assignments. Even if you do most of your course work from home, you might need to go to an official testing centre to sit your exams.

Online learning / eLearning courses are fully delivered online. This means you can study anywhere that has an internet connection; all you might need is a laptop/tablet/phone, a credit card and a desire to learn!

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