How will I study?
You will receive a programme unit to study every 2 weeks, with a 4 week break over Christmas. The units take the form of a bound document that also includes further reading suggestions; copies of relevant regulations; practical examples; questions and model answers.
You will have access to KEATs, a virtual learning environment where you will have the opportunity to interact with your course peers and tutors. All course materials will be posted on here as well.
You are eligible to attend 2 weekend seminars in London.
How will I receive the materials?
- Materials will be sent by post (air courier overseas).
- The materials are quite bulky and it is important to provide a mailing address where your materials can be safely delivered (please note that this cannot be a PO Box address).
- The programme units will also be available as PDF documents on the programme website.
How long will I spend studying each unit?
- The length of time needed to study a unit will vary with your experience and the complexity of the unit being studied.
- It is anticipated that each unit will require a student to spend approximately twenty hours studying, depending on the student’s experience, plus further study time for questions and reading and completion of the assignments.
- Students who enter this programme need to be aware of the commitment required to study this challenging and rewarding programme.
Are there any tutorial seminars?
- There will be two intensive weekend seminars in November/December 2021 and in March/April 2022.
- The weekend seminars will be held in Central London.
- Authors will lecture and revise study material during two full days of teaching.
- Seminars are recorded to view for those students who cannot attend the seminars.
- It is strongly recommended that students benefit from these intensive revision sessions. (The format of the seminars will depend on social distancing measures at the time).
- The seminars are not compulsory but are very beneficial and provide an excellent opportunity to meet fellow students, the programme director and programme authors.
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed through a combination of coursework and examinations; 55 per cent of the programme is assessed by examination and 45 per cent is assessed by coursework.
In May 2022 there will be a written examination, the format of the examination will be confirmed nearer the time. (If the examination is in the traditional format of a 3-hour in-person examination, overseas students can make arrangements to sit the examination in their country. This will require an additional fee from King's College London and the overseas venue.)
Candidates who have been awarded the Postgraduate Diploma at Merit level can apply to progress to the Masters programme. You will obtain an MA if you achieve at least 50% in a 12,000 to 15,000 word research-based dissertation.