University of London

Study in United Kingdom

Study for a University of London degree by distance and flexible learning. Gain a prestigious degree without having to attend classes on campus in London.

Our online and flexible learning options give you the flexibility to fit your studies around your work and family life.

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Almost all of our programmes are designed to be studied independently.

What can you study?

There are currently around 4,600 students in the UK studying for a University of London qualification via distance learning.

Popular courses studied in the UK include:

Study with a local teaching institution

Almost all of our programmes are designed to be studied independently. Some courses, such as the International Foundation Programme (IFP), must be studied on campus at an approved teaching institution.

You can also choose to enlist the help of a teaching institution if it provides support in your chosen subject.

In the UK we have 8 registered and affiliated teaching institutions to choose from. Use our map to find an institution and see which courses they support.

Study at a local teaching institution (some may have more than one campus)

Choose a local teaching centre from the map or use the search bar to find one near you.

    Our globally recognised qualifications are valued by employers

    Our courses are developed by the world-renowned member institutions of the University of London, which have an international reputation for the quality of their teaching and research.

    Our graduates have gained jobs at top organisations, including law firms, multinational companies, and major professional services firms. Others go on to study at top universities, including Oxford, Cambridge and the London School of Economics (LSE).

    Student loans and scholarships

    If you register on an undergraduate degree programme, diploma or certificate in higher education programme, you can apply for a part-time student loan to cover the cost of your registration and examination entry fees.

    Starting in 2016, master's students based in the UK will be able to apply for a postgraduate loan worth up to £10,000.

    Scholarships and bursaries are available for some of our courses, such as the MSc Information Security and our courses in Veterinary Health.

    Come and meet us

    We host a range of events from alumni receptions to graduate fairs around the world and in London.

    • Find a local event near to you.

    Get advice from alumni ambassadors

    If you are a prospective student, you can get advice from our Alumni Ambassadors with questions related to studies and programmes.

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    Deborah Regal tells us how her Distance Learning Master of Laws LLM has boosted her career in finance.