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At Diak, you can choose from a range of different modes of study

Our degree programmes offer a mix of different ways to learn. Blended learning programmes are a combination of contact teaching and internet-based distance learning.

We develop diverse, student- and workplace-oriented learning environments that promote personal and professional growth, communal responsibility and active citizenship.

Our aim is to prepare graduates who are bold professionals with excellent interpersonal skills.

Blended learning promotes choice

In our blended learning programmes, the learning processes are built and supported in various ways through a combination of online learning and contact sessions. This approach is also referred to as multi-modal learning.

The studies cover both current research as well as practical work. Key aspects are communal interaction and reflection of professional practice in an online environment.

The blended learning features vary depending on the programme in question. You can have face-to-face classroom meetings, independent study online, and courses which are also attended by students from other campuses.

Blended learning programmes include contact and distance learning sessions and work placement periods. The most common mode of blended learning consists of a contact learning week at the campus generally every 2 to 4 weeks. Each semester includes 4 to 7 contact learning weeks. The distance learning weeks consist of for instance scheduled online lectures, group work, seminars and exams. Work placements require full-time attendance.

Both contact and distance sessions include supervision, working in groups and interaction with other students and teachers. Instruction is usually given in a group setting, but one-to-one guidance is also available.

Scheduling of studies

The studies generally progress according to your personal study plan, which you will draw up with staff.

Many of the students in our blended learning programmes are in full- or part-time employment or have other responsibilities alongside study.

It is worth noting that blended learning programmes are considered as full-time study, which means that each ECTS credit corresponds to approximately 27 hours of study.

Successful completion of courses requires attendance on contact and distance sessions and passing the required assignments. Studies include full-time work placement periods of 3–10 weeks in most semesters.

The length, number and total ECTS credit load of work placement periods vary depending on the programme.

In addition, students participate in joint projects organised in cooperation with workplace organisations and other research and development activities in workplace environments.

These activities have a bearing on the number of contact and distance sessions and modes of study.

In case you are taking courses from across different semesters and your studies overlap, please contact your study guidance counsellor.

Other modes of study

Although blended learning is the most common mode of study at Diak, we also offer daytime programmes, evening blended learning and online learning.

Details of available modes of study are published in the programme-specific information.

For open UAS studies, the modes of study are specified in the study module enrolment information.