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What makes the online learning experience at Arden special?

Flexibility

What makes home learning so special? And how do you know if it's the right path for you? The online learning experience takes you away from the full commitment of face-to-face lectures and classroom time. This makes it much easier to achieve the qualification you need, at a pace that works for you.

At Arden University, your learning comes to you with 24/7, support, multi-media learning materials and a leading edge virtual classroom study portal called ilearn

Having an online learning platform at your fingertips means that you can work your studies around any other commitments in your life - whether it's a job, your family, volunteer work or a hobby you don't want to compromise on. Our home learning opportunities mean that many of our students are able to work alongside their studies. If you're in a similar situation or you have family and caring responsibilities, an online learning course will be more practical for you. From watching tutorials on the train, writing assignments at the kitchen table or reading books in the online library whilst enjoying your beach holiday, you can complete your studies without putting your life on hold.

Need a little more structure? If the online learning experience sounds great, but you feel you'd still benefit from valuable classroom time, we have Study Centres in London, Birmingham and Manchester that offer full-time Degrees using our innovative Blended Learning schedule. With this, you get all the same online materials and support, with the addition of two days of face-to-face seminars per week during term time. Find out more about our Study Centres here.

How flexible is online learning?  

As well as being able to study anytime, anywhere, you can also adapt the number of modules you study during each study period. As you progress through your course at Arden University the choice is in your hands, so you can adapt the quantity of modules you study based on how busy you are. For all our modules of study, you can take an assessment period off as long as you complete the minimum modules per year which are as follows: 

Undergraduate self-funding  

Each level of undergraduate study carries 120 credits. You can choose to study 40 credits (two modules) per three-month assessment period which means you could complete a year of study in as little as nine months and your complete degree within 27 months. 

On the reverse, if you want to reduce the intensity of study, you only need to study 40 credits (two modules), over three or six months, per year.

Undergraduate Student Loan Company funded  

Each level of undergraduate study carries 120 credits. You can choose to study 40 credits (two modules) per three-month assessment period which means you could complete a year of study in as little as nine months. Student Loans Company requires a full year for each level, meaning you could have a completely clear assessment period (three months) per year while still being able to complete your degree in three years. 

On the reverse, if you want to reduce the intensity of study, you only need to study 40 credits (two modules), over three or six months, per year.

Postgraduate self-funding   

A postgraduate degree is 180 credits in total, six 20 credit modules and a project of 60 credits. You can choose to study 40 credits (two modules) per three-month assessment period, plus your research project or dissertation (60 credits) for three months minimum, meaning you could complete a part time master’s degree in as little as a year.

On the reverse, if you want to reduce the intensity of study, you only need to study 40 credits (two modules), over three or six months, per year. This means you can spread your postgraduate studies to 39 months if needed. 

Postgraduate Student Loan Company funded  

A postgraduate degree is 180 credits in total. You can choose to study 20 credits (one module) per three-month assessment period, plus your research project or dissertation (60 credits) for three months minimum, meaning you could complete a part time master’s degree in as little as 21 months. 
On the reverse, if you want to reduce the intensity of study, you can spread your postgraduate study to two years. 

If a Student Loan Company (SLC) student would like to complete their postgraduate degree within one year they could do by self-funding upfront and recouping the money via SLC over two years. 


Support

Learning with Arden University means that wherever you are, you’ll receive regular support from our expert tutors by email. They will guide you through your modules and offer advice and feedback at every step of the way.

You will also have support from our Student Support team – who are on hand for any administrative and technical questions, or just a chat when you need a bit of rallying to get that assignment completed!

And don’t forget, you’ll be interacting with your fellow students through our online forums and discussions, giving you access to a wealth of alternative perspectives, approaches and peer support.

If you aren’t quite sure which path to choose, our friendly Admissions Advisors can provide information and guidance to help you find the perfect course. They will also offer support throughout the application process, giving you the best chance of successful enrolment.


What do you need to study at Arden University? 

Our aim is to make Arden as accessible as possible by ensuring that you can join us, wherever you are.

That’s why we keep our requirements simple. All you need is a laptop or computer (we recommend one running the latest version of Windows), and a good stable internet connection.

With this one tool, you’ll be able to access information, advice, support, learning materials and our online library, as well as create assignments, keep notes, and collaborate with other students effectively."


What do Arden's students say about their tutors?

Active Learning

Studying an online learning course doesn't mean we'll be any less involved in your personal development. Our Academic Team has synthesised the most up-to-date and robust research on what helps people learn well, progress well and succeed. This underpins our entire approach to designing curricula and course content. Alongside traditional texts, we use podcasts, webinars and interactive knowledge checks to keep you engaged, focused and motivated.
 

Career Focus

Academic theories can be fascinating, but we know that learning really takes place when you can apply it to real-life scenarios. We believe that online learning should be active and interesting, so when you study with us, you will gain skills and knowledge that stick. Our students often tell us how quickly their studies build their professional capability, giving them confidence, knowledge and skills that regularly lead to promotion or reward.

We also have a helpful careers portal to give you a wealth of general skills and knowledge that can help you get the most out of your working life.

So whether you're looking for an online master's degree, or you just want to scope out your next step by browsing your online degree options, start your journey with Arden University today. Whatever course you choose you'll be on your way to a successful and prosperous career in no time.