Introducing the Blended Learning experience
Studying for a Business qualification via Blended Learning with Arden University gives you the opportunity to fit your studies around your life commitments, without missing out on classroom-based learning and the structure it provides.
What can I expect from this Blended Learning course?
- You will spend 2 days a week at your chosen study centre
- On each of these two days you will attend a 4 hour class led by your subject tutor
- During these sessions you will be encouraged to debate, discuss and ask questions to develop your understanding and acquire key skills
- As it includes online learning, you can access materials and resources online 24/7
- The online content includes tutorials, lessons, exercises, study support and chat forums which make up the recommended 25.5 weekly self-guided study hours
- All your coursework and assignments are uploaded through a secure online zone for marking
- You can contact your tutor via email and your support team via email or phone
Arden's Blending Learning model is a modern, engaging way to learn that lets you balance learning with the other priorities in your life.
When can I study?
You will study your programme through online independent learning, in addition to face to face seminars/teaching with lecturers in our Study Centres.
Each module is completed over a six week period and each week will require a minimum of 33.5 hours of study which comprises:
- Minimum 25.5 hours of online independent learning
- 8 hours of timetabled face-to-face teaching each week based in one Study Centre
Take a look at our example timetable here to see how you could fit Blended Learning study with Arden around your life.
- Classes will be scheduled on either two mornings (9.00am to 1.00pm) or two afternoons (1.30pm to 5.30pm) during teaching weeks
- Classes will remain consistent for an Academic Year. Timetables (including scheduled days and times) may be subject to change from one Academic Year to the next (we will confirm timetable arrangements four weeks before the beginning of your academic year).
During the first 6 weeks of year 1 (Block 1) you will also attend 4 study skills workshops, providing advice and guidance to help you achieve university success. Sessions may include Reading & Note-Taking, iLearn Online Library, Referencing & Plagiarism and Approaching Assignments. This will bring your weekly class time up to 9.5 hours a week for Block 1. The following study blocks will be the usual 8 hours classroom time (+online tuition and self-guided study time).