Our distance learning courses allow you to gain highly sought-after qualifications, from short courses to undergraduate degrees to Master’s, from anywhere in the world.  

Guided by our award-winning academics, you will be able to enhance your knowledge, skills and experience and apply your learnings as you progress your academic or professional career.  

What is distance learning? 

Distance learning, also known as ‘online learning’, is where you study for a degree through an online course. On these programmes, teaching and learning materials and university resources are available online, giving you the flexibility to fit your studies around your family and work commitments, and study from any location. 

When you choose distance learning at Huddersfield, you'll be joining a thriving international 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. 

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.

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Benefits of distance learning at Huddersfield

Learn about the benefits of studying online.

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Featured subject: Psychology

Kickstart a career in Psychology on a Master's conversion course - 100% online, open to graduates of all subjects.

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Explore our online courses

Take the first step on your distance learning journey by browsing our growing selection of courses. 

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Student Profiles

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

Fees and finance

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

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. 

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?

  • 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) 

Graduation

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. 

Get in touch

Got a question about distance learning? Our friendly team are on-hand to help.