Online and distance learning courses at the University of York allow you to study flexibly, anywhere in the world, and receive a recognised and respected qualification from a leading international university and member of the Russell Group of top UK universities.
We only offer online and distance learning courses where we have a particular strength. Our courses provide high quality, research-informed curricula, combined with personal academic support. Studying with us, you'll be part of a collaborative learning community and have access to excellent learning resources.
Many of our courses have been designed to enable work and study to be combined, providing professional development within an international peer group. This approach brings benefits to both work and study:
All our online and distance learning courses have been designed from the outset with distance learners in mind and our staff are active in the field of online and distance learning pedagogy.
Online and distance learning courses are not an easy option and they are as academically rigorous as our campus-based courses. To be successful requires hard work, determination and time management skills but we will provide a high level of academic support and the rewards can be huge, as our student testimonials demonstrate.
MOOCs can be a useful way of testing your interest in a particular subject area. MOOCs are however, typically rather impersonal, provide little or no opportunity to interact directly with academics, have limited support structures and do not generally lead to recognised qualifications.
In contrast, on an online and distance learning course at York you will be part of a small cohort, will get to know and interact with your tutors and fellow students, receive individualised feedback on your performance and be able to access additional support if you run into difficulties. Crucially, if you successfully complete your course you will receive a recognised and respected qualification from a leading international University.