UNIGIS delivers its study programs through online distance education. Studying online in a distance-learning format differs from ordinary, residential studies. This does not regard contents. Like in a residential study, you will have conceptual parts as well as hands-on exercises. For students in the MSc track, there will further be a block that is dedicated to academic working skills.
The main difference is its didactical format: an online study is to a large part self-paced. While this provides all the flexibility that is necessary to integrate your study with other professional or private obligations, it poses challenges in terms of self-discipline and time management.
However, studying online does not mean studying alone. Right from the beginning, you will take the modules in a cohort of students from the same intake. We encourage active communication and collaboration with your peers via discussion fora and the formation of learning groups.
So, how does distance learning work in practice? See below an overview of the main cornerstones.