Online and Distance Learning Degree Programs

Distance learning, or online education, is designed to provide you with an education wherever are. There are a wide range of options when it comes to online degrees, and the number is constantly growing. Online education is ideal for individuals who are already working, and want to pursue a degree, without having to take a break from their current job.

The EU Online MBA program offers you the flexibility to study around a full-time job or other commitments. Our Online MBA is world renowned:

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AAT Access
Home Learning College
Diploma Program
Online / distance learning
The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) is one of the leading awarding bodies within the accountancy sector. With AAT, candidates gain...
AAT Level 2 Certificate & Level 3 Diploma in Accounting
Home Learning College
Diploma Program
Online / distance learning
This AAT Combined Level 2 Certificate & Level 3 Diploma in Accounting training course allows students to fast track their...
AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting
Home Learning College
Diploma Program
Online / distance learning
This AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting training course has been written by subject experts, and leads to an industry...
AAT Level 3 and 4 Diploma in Accounting
Home Learning College
Diploma Program
Online / distance learning
This AAT Level 3 & 4 Diploma in Accounting distance learning training course covers all thirteen level 3 and level...
AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting
Home Learning College
Diploma Program
Online / distance learning
This AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting course is a fully accredited online training program designed to develop delegates' advanced...
AAT Level 4 Diploma in Accounting
Home Learning College
Diploma Program
Online / distance learning
This AAT Level 4 Diploma course is an online program designed to develop specialist accounting skills and prepare individuals for...
ACCA Diploma in Accounting & Business
Home Learning College
Diploma Program
Online / distance learning
This ACCA Diploma in Accounting & Business online training course aims to develop accountancy and knowledge for those who wish...
Advanced Diploma in Food Preparation & Cookery Supervision
International Culinary Studio
Diploma Program
Online / distance learning
Are you a qualified experienced chef? Are you looking at extending your knowledge and planning and monitoring of operations and...
Advanced Diploma in International Transfer Pricing
Informa Professional Academy
Diploma Program
Online / distance learning
This Advanced Diploma program is delivered in partnership with the International Institute For Tax & Finance and will enhance the...
Advanced Diploma of Applied Electrical Engineering (Electrical Systems)
Engineering Institute of Technology
Diploma Program
Online / distance learning
Delivered entirely online with support from highly experienced engineers, this course is a flexible option for industry professionals wanting to gain the...
Advanced Diploma of Applied Electrical Engineering (Power Industry)
Engineering Institute of Technology
Diploma Program
Online / distance learning
This two year online program by the Engineering Institute of Technology will equip students with an in depth foundation of...
Advanced Manufacturing Systems MSc
Brunel International University
Master Degree
Multiple (2)
This  Advanced Manufacturing Systems MSc course is designed to address the challenges of modern Manufacturing and Enterprise Systems. It covers...
Agricultural Economics MSc, PGDip and PGCert
University of London
Master Degree
Online / distance learning
This program in agricultural economics provides you with the essential tools required for theoretical and empirical economic analysis, particularly in...
Agriculture, Nutrition and Health
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Diploma Program
Online / distance learning
Agriculture, a supplier of food and nutrients, a source of income, and an engine of growth, is linked to food...
Applied Clinical Psychology MSc
University of Central Lancashire
Master Degree
Online / distance learning
Since its inception in 2003, our distance learning MA Antiques course has been inspiring researchers and practitioners; individuals who want...
Applied Educational Leadership and Management MSc, PGDip and PGCert
University of London
Master Degree
Online / distance learning
This program in leadership management is for educational professionals based anywhere in the world who wish to become a leader...
Architectural Lighting and Design Management MA
WINGS - University of Wismar
Master Degree
Online / distance learning
This online program in lighting and design management aims to comprehensively train specialists in the lighting design field. The program is...
Architecture and Environment MSc
WINGS - University of Wismar
Master Degree
Online / distance learning
Learn how to apply scientific methods to convey and develop your own ideas independently with this program. Professors and lecturers...
Associate Degree of Engineering
University of Southern Queensland
Associate Degree
Multiple (3)
The  Associate Degree in Engineering  at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) in Queensland, Australia is a tertiary level program...
Associate Degree of Spatial Science (ADSS)
University of Southern Queensland
Diploma Program
Multiple (2)
The Associate Degree in Spatial Science program provides students with the theory, methods and practices required by an associate to...
Astronomy BSc (Hons)
University of Central Lancashire
Bachelor Degree
Online / distance learning
This is the first and only distance learning Astronomy degree available from a UK university and allows you to develop...
BA Business Administration (Direct Entry)
University of Hertfordshire
Diploma Program
Online / distance learning
This direct entry level 6 course offers a sound foundation in business and the disciplines which underpin business. Delivered online...
BA (Honours) Business Studies
The Open University
Bachelor Degree
Online / distance learning
This innovative degree is firmly rooted in your own experience. You’ll investigate how organisations think and work, how they’re managed,...
BA (Honours) Childhood and Youth Studies
The Open University
Bachelor Degree
Online / distance learning
Spans the entire age range from early years to youth Topics include child development and psychology, international childhoods, research with...
BA (Honours) Combined Social Sciences
The Open University
Bachelor Degree
Online / distance learning
Options to specialise in one area, or combine subjects to create your own study route Develops skills in IT and...
BA (Honours) Early Years
The Open University
Bachelor Degree
Online / distance learning
Relevant to schools and early years settings following a UK/Republic of Ireland curriculum (taught in English) Considered ‘full and relevant’...
BA (Honours) English Language and Literature
The Open University
Bachelor Degree
Online / distance learning
Start with studying interdisciplinary themes, before moving on to more specialised modules Options to study areas like creative writing or...
BA (Honours) English Literature
The Open University
Bachelor Degree
Online / distance learning
Starts with an interdisciplinary approach More specialised modules include literary history and critical approaches to all the major literary genres...
BA (Honours) Environmental Studies
The Open University
Bachelor Degree
Online / distance learning
provide you with a foundation of scientific understanding of natural and anthropogenic processes operating on the earth provide you with...
BA (Honours) History
The Open University
Bachelor Degree
Online / distance learning
Build a study profile that reflects your particular interests At Stages 2 and 3, choose to focus on History or...
BA (Honours) Humanities
The Open University
Bachelor Degree
Online / distance learning
Start with a wide ranging module introducing you to a range of disciplines Choose a broad route through the degree,...
BA (Honours) International Studies
The Open University
Bachelor Degree
Online / distance learning
Considers the overall political make up of the international system Investigates sources of order and disorder within it Emphasises development...
BA (Honours) Language Studies
The Open University
Bachelor Degree
Online / distance learning
Learn about cultures of the languages chosen and develop your intercultural communicative competence Learn to communicate fluently in at least...
BA (Honours) Philosophy and Psychological Studies
The Open University
Bachelor Degree
Online / distance learning
Develop clear, logical thinking and communication skills Learn to construct and analyse informed, reasoned arguments Understand and use a range...
BA (Honours) Politics, Philosophy and Economics
The Open University
Bachelor Degree
Online / distance learning
Gain insight into debates that dominate the daily news Learn skills and techniques to help you analyse and contribute to...
BA (Honours) Social Policy and Criminology
The Open University
Bachelor Degree
Online / distance learning
Equips you with the essential concepts and theories that underpin contemporary social policy and criminology Explores and compares developments in...
BA (Honours) Youth Work
The Open University
Bachelor Degree
Online / distance learning
Develop a systematic and critical understanding of the application of theoretical, practice and research knowledge and skills in relation to...
BA (Hons) Business and Management
University of Essex Online
Bachelor Degree
Online / distance learning
The Bachelor of Arts in Business and Management is delivered entirely online and provides a platform for you to engage with best...
BA (Hons) Business and Marketing
University of Essex Online
Bachelor Degree
Online / distance learning
The Bachelor of Arts in Business and Marketing by University of Essex Online is delivered part time and entirely online. Tailored to...
BA (Hons) Business Management
University of Lincoln
Bachelor Degree
Online / distance learning
The BA (Hons) Business Management degree at the University of Lincoln is a work based, distance learning degree and aims...
BA (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice
University of Essex Online
Bachelor Degree
Online / distance learning
The Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice is a comprehensive program that addresses the multiple factors that affect crime, including societal...
BA (Hons) Fine Art
The Interactive Design Institute
Bachelor Degree
Online / distance learning
The online BA (Hons) fine art program develops your artistic talent to a professional standard within a range of contemporary...
BA (Hons) Graphic Design
The Interactive Design Institute
Bachelor Degree
Online / distance learning
The online BA (Hons) graphic design will develop your design skills using both traditional and modern techniques of design. This...
BA (Hons) Illustration
The Interactive Design Institute
Bachelor Degree
Online / distance learning
This online BA (Hons) in illustration program develops your skills in practical illustration projects and activities to help you expand your creativity. This...
BA (Hons) in Business Administration
University of Hertfordshire
Bachelor Degree
Online / distance learning
This BA program in business administration is a part time online course delivered over the course of 6 years. The...
BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design
The Interactive Design Institute
Bachelor Degree
Online / distance learning
The online BA (Hons) interior architecture and design program will develop your 3D design skills in order to improve a variety of...
BA (Hons) Photography
The Interactive Design Institute
Bachelor Degree
Online / distance learning
The online BA (Hons) photography program engages you in a series of varied and challenging creative photography projects. The course is delivered...
BA/BSc (Honours) Design and Innovation
The Open University
Bachelor Degree
Online / distance learning
Focus on the process of design, working with and for others, and applying design and innovation in real world contexts...
BA/BSc (Honours) Health and Social Care
The Open University
Bachelor Degree
Online / distance learning
A choice of four routes: Health and wellbeing; Older adults; Mental health or Work with children, young people and families...
BA/BSc (Honours) Open degree
The Open University
Bachelor Degree
Online / distance learning
Design your own qualification to suit your personal and professional needs, interests and aspirations Mix and match subjects as you...
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Do you want to go the distance - or just go online?Distance learning online education books

Distance learning dates back to the 1700s, and short hand courses advertised in the newspapers. By the early 1900s, a number of universities around the world had established distance-learning degrees with correspondence sent by way of the postal service.

Today, online education is becoming increasingly popular, as our day to day life is based around technology. Due to various circumstances, online studies are the only way to earn a degree for a lot of people. Students may be physically unable to attend an education course, or may choose not to as a matter of convenience. The flexibility of online education allows students to take courses from work, home, or anywhere else they may be.

There are two types of distance learning available through online technology:

  • Synchronous – This option requires all students to be present or online at the same time in order to participate in a virtual classroom-type program. Technologies used through this mode include web conferencing, live streaming, web-based VoIP, and direct-broadcast satellite
  • Asynchronous: This option consists of message board forums, recorded videos, print materials and communication through emails. Students are able to access the course material in their own time, regardless of what other classmates are doing.

Students can also participate in an online course through CD-ROMs, online tutoring, or broadcast. Many distance-learning institutions go by the honor system in regards to cheating, due to lack of supervision, but students may be required to complete their exams in a controlled setting.

One advantage of distancing learning is that it provides a cheaper alternative to traditional schooling, as infrastructure costs do not exist. It is an excellent opportunity to educate children who live in under-served areas, and do not have a school which they can physically attend. Distance learning can also be a challenge, since it requires both discipline and responsibility from the student. It's up to you to make sure you keep up with the curriculum and stay on top of your studies.

Applying to an online course varies by country and by program. Qualifications also depend on the level of education. There are a wide variety of education courses available to students who are interested pursuing an online degree. Learn more by searching for Distance learning/online education in the above “Education type” drop down menu.