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Top 10 UK Universities Offering Distance Learning Programmes

For a working professional to complete higher studies, seeking to distance education is the best option. Besides classroom learning, candidates seeking distance course are enabled to receive on-field learning experience. Whether the candidate is working as higher level executive or lower level executive, continuing the study while working gives in-hand experience of the field.  British education is known for its high quality level of course and teaching ability. Students graduating from UK Universities carry the ability to reach their aim in their desired field.

Distance education is a successful solution for those who cannot afford to loose job, but also want to learn about the field more in-depth.  These universities offer distance courses in Ph.D, Masters and Certificate Courses. This articles lists down top 10 UK universities that offer distance education for students from any part of the world.

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University of Liverpool

In association with Laureate Online Education, the university offers distance learning with having total 41 courses under its department. University’s distance learning is the top e-learning institute according to Financial Times. Some of the programs offered by the institute are International Business Law, Web Science and Big Data, Operations & Supply Chain Management, Information Systems Management and many more.

School of Oriental and African Studies

SOAS is the leading higher education institute in UK specializing study of Asia, Africa and the near and Middle East. The main focus of the institute is to grapple students to learn about democracy, development, human rights, identity, legal systems and poverty in their region. In the year 2010, the institute was chosen as national teaching centre for languages and was also awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize. The institute offers Masters, short courses and Bachelor’s courses. Some of the courses offered are Master’s in International Management, Finance and Financial Law, PGDip Financial Sector Management, NGO Management and Natural Resource Economics.

Angila Ruskin University

Offering courses for more than 150yrs, the university offers online courses for more than 31,000 students from UK/EU. The university offers UG/PG courses for working professionals. The university offered courses to some well-known people who made it to the celebrity stage. Courses offered are LLM, Masters in Leadership, Business Management of Waste and Resources, Digital Modeling, Mental Health and many more.

University Campus Suffolk

UCS is the leading institute in UK allowing working professionals to offer courses having Healthcare Education as Masters Course. The town offers great facilities for UCS students, including socializing in cafes, restaurants and clubs, walking through medieval streets and country parks, or making the most of the multi-screen cinema and leisure facilities.

Ashridge Business School

Having earned triple accreditation from AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB – the UK, European and American accreditation bodies, the school is a not for profit organization just outside of London in the UK. The school provides tailored executive education programmes, MBA, MSc and Diploma qualifications, Organization Consulting, Applied Research and online learning.

The University of Manchester

This University stands 3rd just behind Oxford and Cambridge, and has earned excellent name in Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) in 2008. Under distance learning the university offers UG and PG courses. Some of the courses offered are PhD in Business and Management, Accounting and Finance, Masters in Dental Public Health, MSC in Occupational Medicine and M.Sc in Pharmaceutical Industrial Advanced Training. There are total 50 distance learning courses.

University of Northampton

This university is the leading one in England and is the largest regional trainer of future healthcare and teaching professionals, the University’s Sunley Management Centre enjoys a national reputation for training, consultancy and development it provides to executives and professionals. University also offers distance courses to over 700 international students coming from 100 different countries. Courses offered are Masters in Community Practice, Mental Health, Wastes Management, Management and Accounting & Finance.

Cass Business School

This is the largest provider in Europe of Masters course. It offers 20 different programmes that ranges from Science and Shipping. Moreover, there are master’s courses which are well structured as per industry. This business school has been accredited with Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS).

Edinburgh Napier University

The university offers UG and PG courses, and has eight Schools comprising the Business School, the Faculty of Health, Life & Social Sciences and the Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries. Courses offered are M.Sc in Property Management & Investment, Architecture Technology & Building Performance, BA in Financial Service and Business & Enterprise.

Institute of Education

This institute is leading university for education as reflected by QS University Rankings 2014. Ranked 1st in the UK for education research by the UK governments Research Assessment Exercise. The institute offer UG, 60 flexible masters programmes and has the largest Doctoral School in its field in the UK.