In UK higher education a full–time postgraduate course is designed to involve the same time commitment as full–time employment, so taking on a part–time degree is like taking on a part–time job. All of this is calculated by way of CATS points (Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme). The taught modules in our Masters programme are weighted at 30 CATS points. Our programme is designed to offer real flexibility with teaching occurring over a 12–week semester and students having a further three weeks to submit their final long written piece of work. Students work at different rates, but you would technically need to allow for 20 notional hours of work per week during any given semester.