Faculty of Arts

Distance Learning

Distance learning means that you can study at home or wherever suits you, without having to make regular trips to the University. You study the same sorts of modules that are studied by students on campus, using materials prepared and supported by the same staff, who are experts not just in their chosen academic fields, but also in working with distance learners.

You can also access scholarly materials online. Our distance learning courses are fully supported in our Moodle virtual learning environment.



  Overall, I have only positive things to say about the MA programme in general, and feel very lucky to have had the opportunity to work with such committed, motivating, competent and enthusiastic lecturers.  I also thoroughly enjoyed the summer school experiences, and am glad that I managed to attend 3! 

Lisa Macwan
MA in Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching

 I could honestly have not wished for a better experience as a distance learner. It seems to me that every effort has been made to integrate distance students into the intellectual and practical life of the department, wherever possible. Alongside the extremely high quality of teaching and in depth, sacrificial mentoring, this makes for a wonderful learning experience that I'd be happy to recommend to anyone. A brilliant course that has really helped me to hone my skills and extend my interests.

Tim Boniface
MA Systematic and Philosophical Theology

I am delighted to have been offered the fantastic opportunity to study for an AHRC funded D.Phil at Oxford. I feel that my readiness for doctoral study has been enhanced as a result of studying the distance learning MA in Church History last year, which provided me with many opportunities to research my own chosen topics and themes. I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude to Professor Alan Ford and Dr Frances Knight, who both provided invaluable dedication and support as tutors on my MA and more recently, as referees on my doctoral applications.”  


Simon Lewis
MA Church History


Masters courses by distance-learning

School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies

Digital Technologies for
Language Teaching

Chinese-English Translation
and Interpreting

School of English

Applied Linguistics 

Applied Linguistics and
English Language Teaching

English Studies

Literary Linguistics 

Modern English Language 

... with the School of Health Sciences and the School of Sociology and Social Policy

Health Communication

School of Humanities

Department of Theology and Religious Studies

Church History

Systematic and Philosophical Theology


Faculty of Arts

University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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