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Why study online?

You choose when to study

Study in your own time, when you’ve got time. Most courses don’t require you to engage at specific times, giving you the freedom to choose when you study within the framework of your course.

Some courses will run interactive sessions and discussions, but if you can’t be present, you’ll be able to access the recorded materials later.

You choose where to study

At home, on the go, in the park…the choice is endless. And chosen by you. As long as you can access the internet, you can study with us – meaning you can get the same degree as our campus students without having to relocate or commute.

Blended learning

Some of our On-demand courses are blended, mixing online study with short elements of on-campus teaching or workshops. These are clearly marked as blended courses on our website. Find out more about blended learning.

You can mix study with work

There’s no need to give up your job to study online. Our courses are flexible and designed to fit into your life. This means you won’t miss out on valuable income, work experience and career progress while you study.

You will be supported

When you study online with us, you can expect a first-class support structure that means you are never alone in your studies. You can contact tutors by discussion board, email, Skype or phone. You‘ll be part of a community of learners and can chat with your classmates on social media and our discussion boards around the clock.

You’ll have access to the same student support resources as our campus students enjoy, including our Careers and Employability Service, disability support, IT support, library support and our Student Support Service, which gives confidential help with personal, financial and non-academic issues.

Wherever you are in the world, you’ll feel part of our very special Aberdeen learning community.

You can achieve your potential

Studying with us will help you reach your goals. Studying online shows employers that you are self-motivated, can manage your own time and are dedicated to your own development.

If an applicant has achieved their academic goals while juggling the demands of work or a busy home life, then that is definitely someone I’d be keen to speak to.

Scott Burnett - University Relationship Manager, Santander UK