Our distance learning courses at the University of Huddersfield allow you to study 100% online and gain respected qualifications, from short CPD courses to Master’s degrees, from anywhere in the world. With multiple start dates available for many of our courses, you can begin your studies throughout the year - whenever is most convenient for you.

Our courses are designed with your career in mind and will enable you to enhance your knowledge, skills and experience and apply your learnings to your professional or academic role.

High standards in teaching

At Huddersfield, all our distance learning courses are delivered by academics from the University of Huddersfield, meaning you’ll benefit from the same high standards in teaching excellence as our on-campus students.

What is distance learning? 

Distance learning, also known as ‘online learning’, is where you study your degree online, through a virtual learning environment (VLE). On these courses, your teaching and learning materials and university resources are available online, giving you the flexibility to study anywhere, anytime and fit your studies around your personal commitments, such as work and family.

When you choose distance learning at the University of Huddersfield, you'll be joining a diverse community of students and professionals sharing knowledge and pushing the boundaries of their respective fields.  And you’ll utilise industry leading Virtual Learning Environment Brightspace to guide your learning experience. 


Benefits of distance learning at Huddersfield

Learn about the benefits of studying online.


Distance learning subjects

Browse our distance learning subject areas to find the right online course for you.


Student profiles

Find out about the experiences of the students studying our online courses. 


Frequently asked questions

Find out more about distance learning and how it works on our FAQs page. 

Distance learning blogs

Read our blogs for insight into online learning and the career paths that our courses can lead you on, from our students, staff and academics. 

Fees and finance

Find key information on tuition fees and funding your online studies.

Supporting your learning

You'll have online access to our first-class student support provision, to help ensure that your studies run smoothly and you can achieve your goals.

Brightspace - Virtual Learning Environment for Online Courses at the University of Huddersfield 

Why choose Huddersfield?

  • We placed top in the UK in the global Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings (THE Young University Rankings 2024).
  • Our staff rank in the top three in England for the proportion who hold doctorates, have higher degrees, and hold teaching qualifications (HESA 2022). 
  • We are first in the country for National Teaching Fellowships, which mark the UK’s best lecturers in Higher Education, winning a total of 22 since 2008 (2023 data).
  • The University of Huddersfield has been awarded an overall 5 Star rating from QS Stars, which renders the University’s rating as world-class in a broad range of areas such as Teaching, Employability, Facilities, Innovation, Internationalisation and Inclusiveness. 
  • We are in the top 50 UK universities for Research Power, and three quarters of all our research is world leading and internationally excellent (REF 2021).


When you complete your course, you’ll have the opportunity to visit Huddersfield in-person to attend your graduation ceremony. Here, you’ll be able to celebrate your success and meet your coursemates and tutors in-person.

Start an application

Begin your distance learning application using our online portal. 

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