Full-time study

CU London offers a range of degree programmes in a variety of vocational subject areas.

A full-time degree programme takes three years to complete; each academic year is broken down into separate qualifications, meaning if your situation changes at any point after your first year of study and you cannot complete the course, you’ll still leave with a qualification. Year one of the programme is a HNC, year two a HND and the third year is a full degree.  

Learning Model

Our courses run in six-week blocks and we offer up to six of these each calendar year. Normally you will study four blocks per year.

As a full-time student a standard learning block will include 21 hours each week, in the form of seminars and classes, practical work and tutorials.

Students will also be expected to spend time on independent and self-directed study in the form of further reading/research and assignments. All study is guided so you’ll have plenty of support.

Groups are kept at under 50 students per class. This way, students can take advantage of small numbers to increase contact time with lecturers. Lecturers and Course Leaders also offer an open-door policy, so students can gain extra support whenever it is needed.

Studying on a full-time basis requires you to study four blocks per year. Students will only study one module per block over the course of six weeks. Unlike traditional institutions, there are no multi-hour final exams. Instead, learning is assessed through coursework and phase tests.

Multiple intakes

At CU London we offer multiple intakes throughout the academic year making higher education more accessible and therefore a more viable option. Courses can be started at the beginning of any block. We typically offer intakes during:

  • September
  • November
  • January
  • February/March
  • April
  • June

How to apply

If you’re interested in a full-time course, your application must be submitted via the UCAS website. Once you’ve registered you can start the application process. You'll need the following:

  • Institution code - C85
  • Campus code - 7
  • Course code - these can be found on the relevant courses pages

For further details on how to apply, please visit our how to apply page.

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