Through its unique blended-learning model, the Centre for Global Learning and Executive Education is proud of its record of innovation and the use of cutting-edge learning technologies that are integral the delivery of a world-class client experience. As the third-oldest university in England, however, we are also fiercely proud of our academic traditions.
For two centuries, Durham University has, in common with the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, operated according to an Academic Calendar that organises the University study year around historically-significant terms. Our programmes also follow these traditional terms, which we believe add an invaluable degree of structure that keeps our clients firmly on track. They also provide very-welcome breaks from study each year, mirroring the University vacations.
The four terms operating within the Global Learning Centre are:
- Michaelmas Term (October to December)
- Epiphany Term (January to March)
- Easter Term (April to June)
- Summer Term (July to September)
Distance learning modules are two terms in length. Participants begin a module on the first day of one term, and are assessed at the end of that module's second term. Existing delegates can commence modules at the start of both the Michaelmas and Easter terms, enabling them to spread both study and assessment across the academic year to suit individual needs. Taught residential courses also take place during term time, with assignment deadlines and examinations linked to key term dates.
Term Dates are published up to five years in advance by the University, enabling all delegates to plan their study time very carefully.