Our story

Arden University was brought to life from our ambition to give all people equal opportunities for higher education. We began our journey in 1990 as the chosen online delivery partner for traditional universities, and have been evolving since. In 2014, we earned taught-degree awarding powers, and now very proudly award our own degrees.

One year later, we officially became Arden University - one of the few specialist online learning universities to launch in the last 50 years.

We are now a leading provider of flexible online and blended learning degree courses, and currently have more than 23,000 students studying with us globally both online and at our nine study centres in the UK and Germany.

We offer a wide range of courses which are accredited by many recognised professional bodies such as the British Psychological Society, the Chartered Institute of Marketing, the Chartered Management Institute, the Association of Project Managers, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, and many more.

Although many things have changed since our conception, our core values at Arden have always remained the same: to provide universal access to higher education and to improve our student’s career trajectories through innovative, modern learning.

Watch the video below to see how Arden is making it possible for people from all walks of life to gain life-changing skills and qualifications. 

Why choose Arden
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