10 Top UK Universities Ideal for Distance Learning Where to study

If you want to specialise yourself, improve your qualification and boost your work opportunities, but you cannot afford to put your life on hold, interrupt your job or be away from your family, then distance learning is the solution for you.

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The advantages of British education and distance learning

British education is known around the world for its high quality and many people dream about graduating from a UK university. Nowadays, this dream is much easier to fulfil than you may think.

Find and compare 2,341 distance learning programmes in the UK

Distance education is the solution to the stringent need for education of those who cannot commit to classical student life, so let's have a look at 10 top Universities that could help you get ahead in your career. These Universities offer all types of programmes that might interest you, from Bachelor, Master and PhD. programmes, to Short Courses.

10 top UK institutions - all offering Distance education

  • University of Liverpool in a coop. with Laureate Online Education - One of the top eLearning institutions in the world according to Financial Times, the University of Liverpool in cooperation with Laureate Online Education offers 41 distance learning courses from a wide area of disciplines.
  • School of Oriental and African Studies - The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) is a college of the University of London and the only Higher Education institution in the UK specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and the Middle East. It offers 51 distance learning courses.
  • Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge Campus - Anglia Ruskin University has a history of over 150 years starting as Cambridge School of Art in 1858. Today, with a population of 31,000 students from UK/EU and around 1,700 international students, it is one of the largest universities in the East of England. Their students are on courses leading to undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, as well as to a range of professional qualifications.
  • University of Birmingham - With a long list of accreditations, this world-renowned Russell Group member surrounds students with research-informed content and acclaimed academics. Named 2016’s University of the Year for Graduate Employment by The Times, the University of Birmingham offers highly interactive, online postgraduate courses in business and public services to help students around the world gain crucial career skills and excel as high-achieving leaders.
  • Ashridge Business School - Ashridge Business School sets out to help people and organisations to be the best. Ashridge is among the fewer than 30 schools worldwide to achieve triple accreditation from AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB - the UK, European and American accreditation bodies.
  • The University of Manchester - The University of Manchester is one of Britain's most famous and forward-thinking universities, with a rich heritage stretching 180 years and an exciting agenda for the future. Today, research remains at the heart of the University and the quality, breadth and volume of research activity is unparalleled in the UK, with strong collaborative links with industry and public services.
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  • Nottingham Trent University - acknowledged in the UK for its teaching excellence by both The Guardian and The Times, Nottingham Trent University is recognised globally for its research credentials. With cutting-edge online postgraduate courses in business, international relations and construction, it is dedicated to successful student results. Last year, 95% of NTU’s postgraduate students secured employment or further study within six months of graduating.
  • Imperial College London - Imperial College embodies and delivers world class scholarship, education and research in science, engineering and medicine, with particular regard to their application in industry, commerce and healthcare. They foster interdisciplinary working internally and collaborate widely externally.
  • Edinburgh Napier University - Napier has a modular structure allowing visiting students to devise programmes tailored to their own needs. Modules (courses) in most undergraduate and graduate academic disciplines can be combined with one another. Participants are required to carry a normal workload of four modules per semester.
  • Institute of Education, University of London - The Institute of Education is the only college of the University of London dedicated entirely to education and related areas of social science. It is the UK's leading centre for studies in education and related disciplines.

Whatever you might be searching for, one of these universities will offer it to you in a distance learning type of programme.

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