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How Flexible Learning Courses Provide Full Support to MA Students

Wed 15 Jun 2016

How Flexible Learning Courses Provide Full Support to MA Students

Online MA Degrees Feature Fully Supported Digital Learning Platforms
Flexible Learning Courses Offer Complete Academic Support

To launch a successful career or take the next step up the professional ladder, a postgraduate qualification can be a valuable investment in your future. Pursuing a Master of Arts (MA) degree can be an effective springboard into a different sector of your field while opening doors to all types of career opportunities. The best MA courses not only provide advanced training from subject matter experts but also international networking events and career advisory services, to guide the student's development toward desired personal and professional goals.

Those who would benefit most from earning an MA sometimes feel unable to commit to taking the time away from their employment and family responsibilities or moving to another city or country where the university is located. Flexible Learning might be the ideal solution for these creative professionals, providing access to postgraduate education that is responsive in pace, place and mode of delivery. Blended learning courses offered by Falmouth University not only allow you to learn flexibly from anywhere in the world while maintaining your employment and family life, but also provide comprehensive support so you can achieve your full potential.

Online MA Degrees Feature Fully Supported Digital Learning Platforms

One of the best things about flexible learning is its simplicity. Students can access a world-class education from anywhere at any time with simply a normal computer or smartphone and an internet connection. Falmouth Flexible uses the Canvas learning management system, considered the most modern of its kind. A comprehensive induction session will welcome you to the programme and familiarise you with this intuitive system, demonstrating where to find general information and access to technical support. Logging in to the Course Hub reveals possibilities for networking with other students taking the course worldwide and shows each of the modules for which you are enrolled or have already completed.

Flexible Learning provides comprehensive support services so students can focus on their education

Flexible Learning provides comprehensive support services so students can focus on their education

Technical support is always available if you ever need assistance with the learning platform—but that's not all! Students also have 24/7 access to Falmouth's digital library and a wide assortment of online software tutorials and other resources to conduct research and complete projects. Students pursuing online MA degrees enjoy equal status to those on campus, with their own student ID card and admission to the Students' Union community.

Flexible Learning Courses Offer Complete Academic Support

Creative professionals in flexible learning courses have the freedom to choose when and where they will study. If work, family or other priorities arise, students may adjust the speed and intensity of their coursework, even taking a break from studies when necessary. While Falmouth Flexible's courses are structured to be completed within two years of part-time study, student advisors are available every day to provide advice about managing your work-life balance and can help rearrange your study cycle to a beneficial schedule. These advisors are also your first point of contact for effective online learning tips, assistance with accessing other support services and career counselling.

Falmouth Flexible students enjoy an international network of peers and academic support

Falmouth Flexible students enjoy an international network of peers and academic support

Blended learning doesn't mean isolation—knowledgeable tutors are available each day to provide insightful guidance, and lecturers can be contacted whenever students require clarification about course material. There are regular opportunities for face-to-face meetings with lecturers, fellow students and industry speakers throughout the courses and rich feedback is offered from both tutors and peers during live feedback sessions.

Flexible learning courses enable students to become part of a vibrant international network, collaborating with peers from diverse backgrounds while developing valuable networks. Workshops aligned with relevant industry events are held over two long weekends each year, enhancing the education with hands-on learning and a chance to meet with lecturers and fellow students.

Are you interested in taking your creative career to the next level?

Learn more about Falmouth University's blended learning MA degrees.