Where to Study at UK Universities and Colleges
Many of the universities listed in our League Tables and Profilesoffer part-time and distance learning alongside
their full-time courses.
Some providers of distance learning courses in the UK are:
- The Open University offers a host of diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes
- Arden University offers a wide range of industry accredited degrees, Masters and MBAs available in both online distance learning and part-time campus study modes.
- Edinburgh Napier University has a range of online MSc degrees
- The University of Leicester is one of the UK’s largest suppliers of mainly postgraduate distance learning courses.
Most UK universities have a distance offering so it’s important to shop around.
The Open College of Arts (OCA)
The Open College of the Arts (OCA) offers a real alternative to campus learning if you are a creative arts student. All OCAS degrees are awarded by the University for the Creative Arts.
There are no fixed term times so you can start your course when it suits you. This is ideal if you have other commitments such as work, travel or family.
All of OCA’s degrees are offered through distance learning so you can study at a time and place that suits you. OCA supplies the written course materials as well as online communities and forums to bring you closer to other students studying the same course as you. There are also study visits let by OCA tutors all across the UK.
A three-year degree with OCA costs just £10,465, significantly cheaper than studying full-time which can be as much as £9,250 per year. You can apply for student finance for help covering the cost of your studies.
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