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What is Blended Learning?

Do you want to study for a Degree, but feel like you just don’t have the time to fit it into your life? Our Blended Learning courses combine innovative online learning with traditional, face-to-face classes to give you a more flexible way to study.

How does it work?

The face-to-face hours are delivered over 2 days per week through attendance at one of our study centres. In addition to this, you will study the remainder of your hours through independent online learning, meaning you can still complete your Degree in 3 years.

This Blended Learning approach means you can study anytime, anywhere and you can contact your tutor for extra support via email or call or email our support team with any questions during normal working hours.


Example Timetable

Arden University example Blended Learning timetable

When can I study?

You will study your programme through online independent learning, in addition to face to face seminars/teaching with lecturers in our Study Centres. 

Each module is completed over a six week period and each week will require a minimum of 33.5 hours of study which comprises:

  • Minimum 25.5 hours of online independent learning 
  • 8 hours of timetabled face-to-face teaching each week based in one Study Centre

Take a look at our example timetable here to see how you could fit Blended Learning study with Arden around your life.

  • Classes will be scheduled on either two mornings (9.00am to 1.00pm) or two afternoons (1.30pm to 5.30pm) during teaching weeks
  • Classes will remain consistent for an Academic Year.  Timetables (including scheduled days and times) may be subject to change from one Academic Year to the next (we will confirm timetable arrangements four weeks before the beginning of your academic year). 

Study skills

During the first 6 weeks of year 1 (Block 1) you will also attend 4 study skills workshops, providing advice and guidance to help you achieve university success. Sessions may include Reading & Note-Taking, iLearn Online Library, Referencing & Plagiarism and Approaching Assignments. This will bring your weekly class time up to 9.5 hours a week for Block 1. The following study blocks will be the usual 8 hours classroom time (+online tuition and self-guided study time).

Where can I study?

With 5 Arden study centres across the UK, in Birmingham, London and Manchester, and 1 in Germany, Berlin, we believe we can offer a study option that suits most lifestyles.

So, whether you’re a full-time parent, striving to be employee of the month, or just don’t want the traditional study methods offered by other universities, Blended Learning at Arden University offers the flexibility and support you need to fit study around your life.

Take a look at the courses on offer and talk to one of our Course Advisors through our Live Chat function, or complete an enquiry form and someone will be in touch.

Find the Blended Learning course that’s right for you

Flexible Intake Dates

At Arden University you don’t have to start your Degree in September like most other universities. We offer 5 different intakes throughout the year so you can start your course at a time that suits you and fits around your commitments.

Undergraduate Intake Dates

  • September
  • October
  • February
  • April
  • June

Undergraduate Term Start Dates 2019/2020

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Find out more about Blended Learning and take a look at our Tower Hill study centre

Want to study in London, Manchester, Birmingham or Berlin? Arden can help

To discuss your Degree or Master's study options with our London, ManchesterBirmingham or Berlin Course Advisors, call us today on 0208 003 6196

Or if you want to get a feel for the proper Arden experience, why not attend one of our Open Days? You’ll get to meet the staff, tour the facilities and much more. You can view our upcoming dates and book your place here

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