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Frequency of live lectures for Bachelor's degree?

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    I was just wondering what the frequency was for live lectures when studying an OU Bachelor FULL-TIME, i.e. completing the entire degree within 3 years?


    I think it largely depends on the stage and the faculty or course - my Mum told me that for some of her Stage 1 modules, she had live tutorials every month. By Stage 2 and 3, the frequency had decreased to maybe 1 or 2 for the year. (She was, however, studying part-time, and that was a social science degree.) When module websites open, you might have more information, or you can ask your tutor when you get those details.
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    Thanks for your feedback. And curious that the tutorials decreased in the later years, I would have assumed they would increase to match the intensity / support needed for stage 2 and 3.

    I think having more tutorials in the early stages is a retention strategy - when students are coming from all levels of experience, they may need support to manage their studies; whereas when they become more confident they can manage more independent study.

    I think most of my 60-credit modules had probably three face-to-face tutorials on average, plus some online ones.
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