What is Blended Learning?

Blended Learning with Arden University is essentially the best of both worlds: a flexible mix of online Distance Learning, combined with face-to-face teaching in one of our study centres based in the UK or Germany. It's ideal if you want an element of more traditional lectures, but need the flexibility of learning online wherever and whenever suits you and your schedule.

Blended Learning with Arden allows you to:

  • Attend regular seminars (2 days a week) at your chosen study centre.
  • Interact with both your fellow students and your course tutors.
  • Study outside of classes, using Arden's 24-hour virtual classroom, iLearn
  • Access your course materials and resources such as tutorials, lessons and exercises online via your own computer, laptop, tablet or mobile - or use the computers at your study centre.
  • Progress your learning whenever and wherever you can, around your lifestyle.
  • Upload your coursework and assignments to our secure online zone.
  • Contact your tutor via email or attend arranged drop-in sessions whenever you need support.

This new way of learning works around you. You can work, look after your family or let your social life flourish, without missing out on the Higher Education you want.

Most importantly, our Blended Learning model enables you to complete a full 3-year Degree with just 2 days face-to-face commitment per week at a study centre, plus online learning at home.

Arden study centres in the UK and Germany

We currently have 5 UK study centres and 2 Germany study centres where you can choose to study your Blended Learning qualification.

All are conveniently located with excellent study and teaching facilities, great transport links and modern amenities for all your needs. Our study centres can be found in the following locations:

Arden London:

Arden Birmingham:

Arden Manchester:

Arden Germany:

If you want to discuss your Degree, Degree Top-up, Master's or MBA study options with us, you can contact our Arden UK study centre Course Advisors today on 0208 003 6196 or our Germany study centre via our GISMA Course Advisors (our German partners) on +44 20 300 56070

Or, if you want to get a feel for the Arden experience in person, you can attend an Arden Open Day at one of our UK study centres.

You’ll get to meet the staff, tour the facilities, learn about the different Arden University courses available and much more.

Blended Learning at Arden University study centres

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When can I study?

Requiring just 8 hours of classes a week at your chosen UK study centre, courses are scheduled as follows: 

  • Weekdays*: 2 days per week, 4 hours per day (either 9.00–13.00 or 13.30-17.30)
  • Evenings**: 2 evenings per week 17.30–21.30
  • Weekends**: Saturdays

In addition to the 8 hours of face-to-face teaching each week, you will have an additional 12 hours online tuition.

This is perfect if you want more guided learning but need the flexibility to study around work, family or other commitments.

*hours will be allocated by Arden
**subject to numbers

What university course should I do?

Whether you're looking to do a top up degree, a foundation year course or an Undergraduate or Postgraduate degree, Arden have a wide choice of Blended Learning courses available for you to choose from. Find out more about both Blended Learning and our study centres from our videos, and explore Arden's available courses below.

Arden University Blended Learning courses

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Foundation Degree student
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So far I've had great support and I am looking forward to the future. I personally found [Blended Learning] a great way to learn and glad I chose Arden University to do my Degree. We have good facilities on site [in the Birmingham study centre] - a library, cafe, computer area, and a student lounge.  

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