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What is online learning?

Online learning means your course materials are available online 24/7, meaning you can study wherever and whenever suits you. Online learning uses cutting edge technology and innovative online learning platforms enabling you to connect with an international network of peers and be taught by module leaders who are experts in their fields. Online learning tools include podcasts, online seminars, videos, tutor discussions, online forums, interactive knowledge checks and more.

There is an exponentially growing list of online courses available from external suppliers. On our semesters, you are free to pursue any online course(s) you like, provided you can do so entirely online.

What can you study online?  

Undergraduate degrees 

Master’s degrees 

Top-up degrees 


Foundation courses 


Short courses – Many are totally free! 

Not sure what to study?

Don’t worry, get in touch with our student support team. We are on hand to give advice on online learning to ensure you enrol on to the perfect course(s) for you. We can even build a personalised learning pathway (upon request) for you to develop your employability skills and a CV that will stand out from the crowd.

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Study an online degree!

Online undergraduate and postgraduate programmes are a rapidly expanding area for UK universities who recognise that students demand the flexibility to combine study at a world-class institution with periods of employment or travel, developing a global network for the future.

Our top recommended online universities include:

The Open University

World leaders in online learning since 1969. The Open University offers supported online learning for undergraduate and postgraduate courses and qualifications, subjects areas include… Art and Humanities, Education, Environment and Development, Mathematics and Statistics, Medical Sciences, Nursing, Computing and IT, Languages, and more.

The Open University take on students at two points during the year; in September and January.

For more details, head to their website.

Arden University

Arden University offers a broad variety of degrees, top-up degrees, Masters and MBAs that can be studied online; these cover subjects such as Business, Law, Marketing, to Psychology, Criminology, Healthcare and more.

Arden takes on students at several times throughout the year; in January, April, July and October.

For more details, head to their website.

Check out the video of our student ambassador, Louella, who is studying her Psychology Masters with Arden University.



The University for the Creative Arts

The University for the Creative Arts offers one of the broadest ranges of course options in the UK for studying in the arts by online learning, offered through their online learning college, UCA Open College of the Arts.

With the UCA, you can study a one-off course leading to a Certificate or Diploma in Higher Education or build towards a full BA (Hons) or MA degree whenever and wherever you like and at a pace that suits you.

The UCA is recognised as the UK’s highest ranked creative specialist course provider. 

For more details, head to their website.

Student finance for online courses

It is likely you are eligible for a loan from the UK Government to fund your online studies, just like traditional university degrees.

For more details, head to the UCAS website

Not ready to commit to a fully online degree? Not to worry, there are plenty of other options for you including paid for and free shorter courses.

Free courses

A free online course has obvious appeal. There is no cost to the student other than their time.


InLearning provides thousands of video courses in software, creative and business skills. Normally, access to InLearning comes with a fee, however, we provide all our students with free access to InLearning and our student support team can build you a personalised learning pathway for you upon request. This could be a learning pathway to develop your employability skills and to build a stand-out CV.

Check out the video of our student ambassador, Tom, who is studying Computing and IT with InLearning.

Whatever your subject area and whether you are searching for degrees, diplomas or short courses, you will have many options. Click on the Study Portal link above where you can search for thousands of online courses worldwide!

Your study spaces

On our semesters, you will get 24/7 access to inspiring study spaces all over the world, with:

  • High-speed WIFI  
  • Brilliant study facilities
  • Global Grad staff support  

Incredible Study Breaks

Our study breaks are an opportunity for you to continue to widen your knowledge of the world. We encourage you to get out of your comfort zone and embrace the world, its people and cultures by getting involved in anything from volunteering, learning a new language, networking or trying out a new activity. You will develop new skills, learn from a variety of new experiences and become a global citizen.


Get your qualification and a new global perspective.

Two Global Grad semesters each year

Two Global Grad semesters each year

September-December and January-May provides the ideal combination of overseas travel and home-time with family and friends.

Supporting your studies.

Supporting your studies.

Stay motivated by working alongside driven entrepreneurs, digital nomads and your fellow Global Grads.

Amazing study locations

Amazing study locations

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