How you study

Distance learning and flexible study options

Studying with us is a challenging yet rewarding experience. Our flexible approach offers you a range of study options, from studying by distance learning, so you can combine work with your studies to studying full-time with local support.

Our study method gives you an in-depth knowledge of your chosen subject. It also supports you in becoming an independent thinker, developing analytical skills, and helping to improve your organisational skills.

Study independently or with local tuition

Study independently or, on many undergraduate courses, attend classes at a local institution, if you prefer structured study support. Classes are available on a full or part-time basis, including evening and weekend classes. It is possible to pass your examinations without attending local classes.

Do I have to come to London as part of my studies?

You can study for your degree wherever you live in the world. There is no requirement to come to London as part of you studies. You may attend optional study sessions in London for many courses.

You can sit examinations in most countries, check the list of examination centres for your nearest centre.

Can I transfer to study in the UK?

Our qualifications are well respected around the world, and are recognised by a wide range of universities for transfer or as the first part of 1+2 programme. This means that you study the first year of your degree outside the UK. Then, for your second and third years, you study at a College of the University of London or another university elsewhere in the UK. Some UK universities have special admissions arrangements for second year entry from our courses, include Kingston, Surrey, Sheffield, and Westminster. You need to apply direct to the University or College at which you would like to study.

Hear from our students and alumni

Watch our alumni videos on YouTube to hear their experience.

Watch our student videos on YouTube to see how they are managing their studies.

Read our student blog

See a sample of an online lecture in public lectures and debates on YouTube.

View our academic inspiration sessions on YouTube. University of London academics provide a three-minute introduction to thought-provoking aspects of their course.