Part-time study frequently asked questions


Who is part-time study for?

Part-time study is suitable for anyone; particularly if you’re looking to fit your studies around home or work commitments. At the University of Wolverhampton, we have people of all ages and abilities studying part-time with us, which is what makes us the University of Opportunity.

If you want to continue earning while you’re learning, have caring responsibilities, wish to enhance your existing career or are looking to change your professional direction, part-time study can shape your future.


How will I study?

With part-time study, you can study at your own pace. Undergraduate degrees normally take between four to six years to complete part-time, and postgraduate degrees usually take two to three years to complete – depending on how many modules you study each year. Typically, students take 60 credits a year – equivalent to 3 modules.

Part-time students will attend lectures, tutorials and workshops, with the majority of study being self-learning.


What learning facilities are available to me?

Our Learning Centres combine traditional library services with hi-tech facilities that allow you to study when you need to. Our skills support provision and online library, combined with wireless internet access and long opening hours are geared specifically to meet the needs of today’s students.

There are Learning Centres on each of our teaching campuses and also at Queen’s Hospital, Burton-upon-Trent. Find out more about our Learning and Information Services


How do I finance part-time study?

Our part-time fees are very competitive for higher education programmes and the government offers tuition fee loans to part-time undergraduates studying from 25% up to 75% of a full-time programme.

If you are paying the tuition fees yourself you can set up a direct debit at the start of the year to pay in instalments. More information can be found at:  

Find out more about fees and financing.


What qualifications do I need?

Entry requirements vary depending on subjects; please use our course finder for more information.


How do I apply?

You can apply online to the University for all our part-time courses. Simply find the course you wish to apply for via our course finder and follow the link to 'apply directly'.


If you need more information about whether full-time or part-time study is the best option for you, contact The Gateway.