Distance learning allows you to study at the place and time that best suits you. We have extensive experience in providing high quality distance learning, and each year welcome students and professionals from around the world into our online learning community.
Our distance learning courses are designed for maximum flexibility, allowing you to fit your studies around other commitments. There are no lectures or seminars that require you to be online at a certain time, so you can work through each module at your own pace.
You can access your learning materials, submit your assignments, and interact with your tutor and other students entirely online, enabling you to achieve a University of Leeds qualification from anywhere with an internet connection.
You'll be able to interact with other distance learning students on your course through online forums discussions and interactive webinars which are guided by your module tutors. This allows you to debate and share knowledge with students across the globe, giving you the chance to gain additional cultural perspectives on your studies.
Our interactive course materials have been specially designed for online distance learning. Each module is taught through a combination of reading materials, supplements and exercises, all of which are easily accessible on the University's virtual learning environment, Minerva.
You'll also have access to a huge number of online books, journals and other resources through the University Library, which is one of the major academic research libraries in the UK.
You'll be assigned a personal tutor and a dissertation supervisor (if relevant for your course) who'll support you throughout your studies by email, phone and Skype. We also have dedicated Digital Education Specialists who can offer additional help and guidance.
The University provides extensive careers and employability support that can be accessed from a distance including:
- Online careers information and guidance with MyCareer Questions
- Online careers networking with other alumni with the Leeds Network
- Online advice and resources on starting your own business with Spark
- Online resources and academic skills webinars with Leeds University Library
- Skype or phone mock interviews with the Careers Centre