Flexible Study

Active Blended Learning

Our BSc (Hons) Nutrition & Lifestyle Medicine is a part-time course, delivered by Active Blended Learning (ABL). As most of our students are mature students, with a variety of professional and family commitments, ABL offers flexible study options that are not provided by the traditional face-to-face provision.

Our approach to learning is to offer a blended approach, with all teaching and materials available online only, including real-time teaching and support sessions.  All teaching sessions are recorded for students unable to join live, with recordings available throughout the programme of study.  Online teaching sessions are scheduled for weekend days or weekday evenings, designed to fit outside of traditional working hours.  

Live, real-time teaching sessions are also combined with other online activities that students can undertake where they like and at the time they choose – allowing you to take control of your learning.

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This blended approach to learning aligns with the University of Northampton’s pioneering blended approach and has been practiced by BCNH for a number of years; as a result, we were able to adapt our teaching very quickly when the coronavirus pandemic of 2019/2020 struck, minimising disruption to students.

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Student Support

We recognise that online learning can be isolating at times, therefore our active blended learning approach provides you with as many opportunities as possible to interact with other students e.g. via small group taught sessions, formal and informal ‘coffee-break’ webinars, discussion forums and email groups with your peers.
Your Personal Tutor will also be available via video-conferencing to support you every step of the way throughout your studies, providing both academic and pastoral support. In addition to the local support provided by BCNH, BSc students also receive support from Library and Learning Services, Information Technology Services and Student Services at the University of Northampton, providing a ‘super-supportive’ student experience.

Extended Study Period / Study Break

As a part-time course, students on the BSc (Hons) Nutrition & Lifestyle Medicine will complete 80 credits per academic year.  We recognise, however, that personal circumstances can change significantly and without warning.
If your personal circumstances are such that they cause severe disruption to your studies, it is possible to extend your studies (completing less credits per academic year) and / or take a Study Break.  If you are facing difficulties, the BCNH team will be able to advise you of your options and refer you to specialist academic advisers at the University of Northampton. The maximum time to completion of the programme is 9 years.
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