Distance learning

The College of Arts and Law is home to a range of distance learning courses, including taught and research options, which enables you to access our expert academics while studying anywhere in the world.

The main advantage of studying by distance learning is the flexibility. You can study at home, in your own time and at your own pace, so you can combine achieving a qualification with work or family commitments.

Masters by distance learning

These taught courses require you to complete six taught modules and a 15,000-word dissertation, over up to 36 months (dependent on the course). Course materials are accessed via the University’s virtual learning environment, Canvas, so you can study at your own pace, and at a time that suits you.

We offer Masters courses by distance learning in English Language, Heritage, History, Philosophy, Shakespeare and Theology and Religion.

Research degrees by distance learning

We now offer MA by Research and PhD-level research degrees by distance learning across all areas of the College. The MA by Research can be studied over up to two years, and culminates in a 40,000-word dissertation, while the PhD can be studied over up to six years and is completed with an 80,000-word dissertation. With supervisory sessions delivered over Skype, and flights and accommodation for an annual visit to our Birmingham campus included in the course fees, this method of delivery represents a flexible alternative to the traditional method of undertaking a research degree.