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Course Timeframes - The Open College of the Arts | Distance Learning Degrees and Courses
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Course Timeframes


Studying a part-time course with the Open College of the Arts is a great way to achieve your goals while maintaining a work-life balance. 
Learn at your own pace and schedule study around other commitments such as work or childcare.
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Undergraduate degree

You can complete an undergraduate degree between 6 and 9 years, scheduling study around other commitments such as work or childcare.

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Masters degree

Our Masters degree is a two-year part-time course accessible to those who, because of work or family commitments, would not otherwise be able to consider studying at a higher degree level. 


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Foundation course

Discover a new creative discipline or get back into education by completing a foundation course within 12 months!

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Short course

Our 10 week short courses are CPC accredited with intakes in Autumn, Spring and Summer.

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Personal Development course

If you want to learn something new but don’t wish to study for a full qualification, consider completing a personal development course within 12 months.

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