Is online distance learning right for you?

You can use our online degrees and short courses to gain qualifications in your spare time.

Our students use part-time online study to take their careers to the next level, or in a completely new direction.

From pay-as-you-go fees to IT essentials, find out how it all works with our online learning guides.

Online learning guides

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Take our short course route to an online Masters degree

Start with a short course, build to a Masters. Find out how our short course entry route works and how you can study for a Masters without a degree.

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How online learning works

What does online learning look like?

Take a look around our online study platform and try it out for yourself.

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Fees, funding and discounts

How much does online learning cost? Explore pay-as-you go fees and student loans for online study.

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Where to find support when you need it

Find out how we’ll support you through your online studies with us.

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How online learning works

What are credits?

Find out what SCQF credits are and how you can use them to build qualifications.

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How online learning works

IT essentials for online study

The equipment you need to study online with us.

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How to apply for our online degrees

A step-by-step guide to applying for our online degrees.

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How online learning works

Free career support for online students

How we can help you plan and achieve your career goals.

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How online learning works

Online learning benefits

Learn why online distance learning attracts students from all walks of life.

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How online learning works

Blended learning explained

Interested in mixing online study with work-based and on-campus learning?

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How online learning works

Assessment and exams explained

How we assess our online degrees and short courses.

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English language requirements

See the English test scores you need to join our online distance learning courses and degrees.

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