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How you'll study

How you'll study

Why study online with us?

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Nonye Otuonye

Hear from a student

"UCLan actually understand what online learning is, and they understand the makeup of the class. They have really structured programs in place. There are lots of articles on Canvas (the virtual platform) and challenges that you have to do every week. It stretches you. It makes you read other articles."


- Nonye Otuonye, MA Social Policy student

Courses built for you

You’re passionate about furthering your education, and we want to make that as simple as possible. That’s why our courses are part-time and online – to give you the flexibility to schedule your studies around the rest of your commitments.

Access your modules, assignments, and webinars at any time thanks to Canvas, our intuitive online learning platform. All you need is a computer or tablet, along with a reliable internet connection.

Plus, to give you more control over your time, all modules are designed to be studied in weekly portions, with the option to attend live webinars or watch them back later. With this approach, you can plan out each week and develop a study style that works best for you.

Your own virtual classroom

Think of Canvas as your hub for everything related to your degree. In addition to holding all your course material in one place, it also connects you to a range of different services, including:

  • Feedback from your tutors on assignments

  • Our Student Adviser and IT Teams

  • The University Library

  • Online forums to join group discussions with your peers

Canvas overview

Watch our short video to learn more about your virtual classroom:

Want to see more? Book a personalised tour of Canvas with one of our course advisers, at a time that suits you.

Read the video transcript.

Support all the way through

In addition to our tutor-led courses, we’re dedicated to giving you a well-rounded student experience.

You’ll have members of the University available to guide you with everything from submitting your application to preparing for your next job interview.

Plus, with the ability to take advantage of our optional events and numerous student services, your time on the course will help nurture your growth as both a person and a professional.

Find out more about the people you'll meet and the services available to you

Learn how to apply for our online master's courses

Have questions?  

We'd love to hear from you. Get in touch to discuss your course of interest and ask any questions about studying.