Mode of Study

Can you follow LEAP alongside your job?
The programme is being created in order for you to have the opportunity to access a range of courses in humanitarian action while working. The flexibility of the course will enable you to integrate your studies into your career path, as you will have the opportunity to progress towards an MSc over a 1 to 5-year period.

How much time will you need to devote to studying for LEAP?
The programme has a variety of delivery modes so that it can be as flexible as possible. The time it will take to complete the programme depends on the pathway that you choose. The programme is made up of a mix of online, face to face and blended courses. Please see the Course Handbook for example pathways.
One credit is equivalent to 10 hours of study.

How will the e-learning modules be delivered?
E-learning is delivered using digital technologies through an online interface. Each course provided online will have an induction for students to familiarise with the technology and to meet their peers and students. Students will access courses while off campus but this does not mean that their experience will be undermined by the distance as they will have access to a student community site. Low bandwidth connection can hamper the accessibility to the online course.

How much face-to-face teaching is there?
The core modules all have an element of face-to-face teaching, which takes place over two weeks in each Semester. Each module has two days of teaching, and the core modules are taught in pairs meaning that each week of face-to-face teaching has four days in total across two modules. There are also a number of optional modules offered through LSTM which are taught face-to-face, often over a two-week period. You can find more about individual courses on the Module List page.

How do you choose which courses to study?
The choice will depend on which formula you choose and can be tailored to your individual interests and your career path. There are some mandatory courses for the postgraduate certificate and diploma, as well as for the MSc. There is also a wide range of optional courses. Please see the Course Handbook for example pathways.