对许多学生而言, especially those with family or work commitments, the biggest question of all is: can I find the time?
University study is usually quite flexible compared with a full-time job, although childcare 和 other arrangements will need to be planned carefully.
Your workload will also vary during the year – several pieces of coursework may be due at the same time, 例如. You’ll know in advance when your assignments are due 和 you can access study support from your lecturer 和 from the Student Services team.
This is a very approximate guideline to the commitment involved:
Each unit (or part of a university course) is expressed as a number of ‘credits’. A st和ard undergraduate module is 15 credits. The module includes your own independent reading 和 writing, as well as formal teaching or classroom time.
- A full-time degree course usually consists of 120 credits each year, or an estimated 1,200 hours.
- 学生 at most universities complete this study over two semesters of about 15 weeks each, 加上大约六周的假期. This works out at roughly 30 to 40 hours study time each week. Courses for Nursing 和 Teaching students follow a slightly different schedule, 因为位置.
Once you have developed a clear idea of your key activities 和 their related tasks you can begin to make plans. A plan or timetable needs to suit your personal needs. Take a look at our Time Management Checklist or download our Weekly Planner to give yourself some ideas about studying planning.