Dr Rose Geddes and Dr Neneh Rowa-Dewa from the Master of Public Health programme tell us about the benefits of online learning.

Online learning is ideal for those who want to gain a qualification but who have other commitments such as jobs or children.

While our Masters in Public Health (MPH) can be taken on-campus, we are finding that the online option is increasingly popular with students, as the programme is flexible and there are no specific class attendance times.

Currently we have over 140 online students with 27 courses on offer as part of the overall Masters programme.

There are so many exciting things about online learning for both students and staff – students get to study with a global community with whom they share their knowledge and experience. They communicate their ideas through active discussion boards, blogs, group work and videos, and in the process get to know each other very well.

Similarly, we have an ongoing dialogue with our students during the three years they are with us. We get to know them very well and genuinely feel we learn as much from them as they do from us.

Working together with academic and support staff from other online masters programmes in the Postgraduate Hub in the Usher Institute is both valuable and fun.

We share our insights, challenges, experiences and birthday cake! At graduation, staff, students and their families get to meet each other face-to-face, often for the first time, and celebrate together.

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