Here at Arden University, we are dedicated to providing access to flexible online learning for ambitious students around the world. We offer two modes of study, giving you the choice of the best possible learning experience according to your prefered way of learning. 

Students who live in the UK and are within travelling distance of one of our study centres find Blended Learning the more preferable mode of study. It gives them valuable face-to-face teaching time twice a week, whilst maintaining the flexibility of access to online learning materials. 

Below we've explained the main differences between Blended and Distance Learning, to help you decide which one is right for you. 

Blended Learning or Distance Learning - which study mode is right for you?


Distance Learning

  • 24/7 Access to study materials
    Your self guided sessions and multimedia online materials are always available to you from any device

  • Flexible schedule
    Watch your sessions at any time of day, wherever you are most productive.

  • Online forums
    Interact with your fellow students and tutor though online forums and discussions.

  • Student support
    Our Student Support team answer administrative and technical questions throughout your studies.


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Blended Learning 

  • 8 hours of real-time teaching weekly
    Face-to-face at study centres with classmates. Temporarily conducted online in our virtual classroom due to Covid-19 restrictions.

  • Scheduled class times
    Set times and days for many lectures, to provide a regular structure to your studies.

  • 24/7 study access
    You can engage with the rest of your study materials on any device, at any time, from anywhere

  • Connect with your tutor
    Get immediate feedback from your tutor during class time, plus extra support via email or phone throughout your studies

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Why study with Arden?


With the option to choose either blended or fully online study methods, we bring you flexible learning that fits around your life.


Payment plans and funding options are available, helping you focus on your studies, not your tuition fees.


We provide all our students with personalised academic and digital-skills support from enrolment to graduation.


Our degree courses have a strong focus on your future employability, and many come with accreditation from UK professional bodies.

What our students say about Blended Learning

"I'm really enjoying this course...there's different people from all over the world here, it's a great environment to be in."



"I'm really enjoying this course...there's different people from all over the world here, it's a great environment to be in."

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Arden University rated 4.2 out of 5 by WhatUni
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