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Study at a time and place that suits you with an online course from the University of Birmingham. Online learning provides you with the flexibility to study from wherever you are in the world, allowing you to fit your learning around your other commitments.

Why study online?

Online learning presents a modern and more flexible learning alternative for working professionals around the world. Accessible across multiple devices wherever you are, our online learning platform allows you to study while maintaining control over daily schedules in a way that goes beyond that of an on-campus degree.

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Studying online gives me the benefit of developing my career without having to leave my responsibilities of managing my own company. It has helped me as a person and it has helped my business. For every module I have studied, I have done something to improve my business.

Florence Britton, Online MBA Graduate
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Supporting your studies

You will have the exact same qualification and quality of learning, but without having to move. You will benefit from experienced academic staff, tutors, support staff and our wellbeing resource, which includes 24-hour online support through UBHeard. Our Careers Network can also help you gain an advantage in the job market or advance in your field.

Find your course

Search our wide range of online Masters, PhD and Short Courses using our course finder.

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Visiting campus

As an online student you are still able to access all our on campus facilities. Explore our libraries and their special collections that form the wealth of research and resources available to you. You can also join the Guild of Students and University Sports and Fitness Centre, or make use of the collaborative learning spaces! Travel by train! The University of Birmingham is the only university that has its own train station, only a 7-minute ride to the city centre, Birmingham New Street.