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What is Distance Learning?

Distance Learning involves studying a course without having to attend classes in person at a school, college or university.

Once strongly associated with mature students, in recent years Distance Learning has become an extremely popular learning method among all age groups above secondary level.

The ability to learn remotely, as offered by Arden University, gives hundreds of thousands of people across the UK and worldwide the opportunity to continue their education where they may not otherwise get the chance.

Flexibility is one of the key advantages of Distance Learning; the ability to choose the hours and location of study is a bonus for most people, allowing them to fit their education around work or family life, or any other commitments they may have.

The internet is largely to thank for the increase in people enrolling onto Distance Learning Programmes. With the huge amount of written resources available at the touch of a button, as well as the ability to access video content and connect online with tutors, mentors and fellow students, Distance Learning needn’t be so different from attending lectures these days – what’s more, the qualification you receive at the end is exactly the same!

There are more benefits to Distance Learning than just flexible hours and location. Here are a few:

  • You can gain a Degree from anywhere in the world, not just the country in which you reside
  • Studying at a pace that suits you will allow you to revisit anything you feel you haven’t fully understood
  • Distance Learning courses are generally more affordable than traditional on-campus university courses
  • Having to manage your own schedule will help you acquire vital life skills such as time management and organisation
Arden University student studying on tablet at home

Arden University student studying at home

Why is it so popular?

In today’s busy world you cannot always adjust your schedule to pursue a full-time education. Online learning enables you to study for an internationally recognised qualification without putting your life on hold.

Whether you are a busy professional looking for the next career step or a school leaver wanting to start your career without sacrificing your education, online study may be the solution you need. Over 50,000 people worldwide have studied and achieved their qualifications through online and Distance Learning with us.

The only difference between a qualification from Arden University and a traditional campus uni is the flexible way we deliver the course. With 24/7, multi-device, multi-media learning materials and a leading edge ‘virtual classroom’ study portal, iLearn, you can study from any place in the world at any time, as long as you can access the internet.

Find out more about our learning experience here or browse our FAQs and available courses below.

Arden University Distance Learning FAQs

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Arden University Distance Learning courses

What makes Arden University online study so special?


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Learning that fits around your life >

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One-to-one support >

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More affordable >

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Career-focused >

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