If you are interested in studying but have other commitments, our online and distance learning courses offer an alternative flexible mode of study.
Teaching is conducted through a mixture of audio-visual, written and interactive materials. There are also opportunities for online discussion and collaborative projects with tutors and other students. Some programmes include residential modules taught on campus, giving you the chance to meet and work alongside your tutors and fellow students face-to-face.
Our Graduate School provides comprehensive support for distance and part-time researchers, many of who study for up to six years or more.
The University also delivers a range of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) that are short courses that are delivered online for free. They don't have any entry requirements and are open to anyone anywhere in the world with an internet connection.
Take a look at the current MOOCs we are running.
Applied Linguistics by web-based distance learning MA
Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching by web-based distance learning MA
Church History (distance learning) MA
Digital Technologies for Language Teaching (distance learning) MA
English Studies by web-based distance learning MA
Health Communication by web-based distance learning MA
Literary Linguistics by web-based distance learning MA
Modern English Language by web-based distance learning MA
Professional Communication by web-based distance learning MA
Systematic and Philosophical Theology (distance learning) MA
Applied Ergonomics and Human Factors (distance learning) MSc
Applied Ergonomics and Human Factors (distance learning) PGCert
Usability and Human Computer Interaction (HCI) PGCert by distance learning
Clinical Microbiology MSc (distance learning)
Workplace Health and Wellbeing MSc (distance e-learning)
Workplace Health and Wellbeing PGCert (distance e-learning)
Workplace Health and Wellbeing PGDip (distance e-learning)
Molecular Pathology PGCert (Distance-learning)
Advanced Dietetic Practice MSc
Advanced Dietetic Practice PGDip
Advanced Dietetic Practice PGCert
Brewing Science MSc
Brewing Science PGDip
Brewing: Principles and Practice PGCert
Short Courses for Brewers
Education (flexible) MA
Educational Leadership and Management (by distance learning) MA
International Human Rights Law PGCert
Learning, Technology and Education (online) MA
PGCE International (PGCEi)
Public Procurement Law and Policy LLM/PGDip/PGCert
Slavery and Liberation MA/PGDip/PGCert
Special and Inclusive Education (online) MA
Teaching English for Academic Purposes MA
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (by web-based distance learning) MA
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