Online and distance learning at York

Heslington East

Online and distance learning at York has a reputation for excellence, addressing the needs of professionals and enthusiasts. 

Online and distance learning at York

  • Flexible study anywhere in the world
  • Recognised qualifications from a leading international University
  • Personal academic support throughout your studies

Find out more about our approach

Online and distance learning courses

Our distance programmes are offered in a range of subject areas:

  • Computer Science
  • Creative writing
  • English teaching
  • Health economics
  • Health professions education
  • History and heritage
  • Humanitarian studies
  • International development
  • Mathematical finance
  • Public policy and public management
  • Railway studies

Support and resources

As a distance learner at the University of York you have access to many of the resources and services available to our on campus students.  Wentworth Online, the College for distance learners, can provide more detail.

Student feedback

Hear our students answering FAQs and sharing the way our courses have changed their lives

I was particularly attracted by the fact that I 
could follow my studies at my very own pace, 
combining it with my everyday responsibilities.

Papaioannou Soultana.
MA Teaching English to Young Learners

Student Quote: What I didn't realise, until I started studying, was the huge influence the various York Health Economics groups have had - and continue to have - on the development of thinking in this relatively new specialisation... - Dr Liz Morrell, MSc in Economic Evaluation for Health Technology Assessment

Student Quote: I secured a full-time permanent consultant in a public health position following completion of the programme. I suspect the PG Cert played a part in tipping the selection in my favour and this qualification is something I wear with pride - Dr Anjan Ghosh, PG Certificate in Health Economics for Health Care Professionals

The breadth of conversation and diversity of 
experiences from people dealing with policy issues 
across the world was incredibly enlightening.

Rachel Foley.
MA Public Policy and Management.

Student Quote: The course has been pretty good for me as I've just secured a promotion in a completely different role in the NHS! - Sarah Lovell, PG Certificate in Health Economics for Health Care Professionals