How you study
Studying with us is a challenging yet rewarding experience. Our flexible approach offers you a range of study options.
You can study by distance learning, which allows you to combine work with your studies. Alternatively, you can study full-time with local teaching support.
Our study methods will give you an in-depth knowledge of your chosen subject. You will also develop transferable skills that are highly valued by employers, such as independent thinking, analytical skills, and strong organisational skills.
Study independently or with local tuition
All of our courses are designed to be studied independently. However, if you prefer structured study support, you can attend classes for many of our undergraduate programmes at a local institution.
Classes are available on a full or part-time basis, including evenings and weekends. Of course, it is possible to pass your exams 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. Some programmes offer optional study sessions in London, which you will be invited to attend as a registered student.
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 for the '1+2 programme'.
Under these schemes, you can study for the first year of your degree in your home country, then join a UK university for your second and third years.
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 Lead College) at which you would like to study.
Hear from our students and alumni
- Watch our alumni videos on YouTube to hear their experiences.
- Watch our student videos on YouTube to see how they are managing their studies.
- Read our student blog.
- See samples of online lectures in public lectures and debates on YouTube.
- Watch University of London academics provide three-minute introductions to thought-provoking aspects of their course.