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Distance learning, or online education, is designed to provide an opportunity to undertake an education, regardless of where they are in the world. A wide range of options are available for those wanting to undertake distance learning, and the number is only growing as new technology and tools are coming into play. Online/distance learning is ideal for individuals needing to fit education around prior work and personal commitments, or those who don't have the option of travelling abroad.

Take a look at this list of distance learning options and contact the providers via the information request box on the course page to learn more.

 
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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 current electrical...
Advanced Manufacturing Systems MSc
Brunel University London
Master's degree
Multiple (2)
This  Advanced Manufacturing Systems MSc course is designed to address the challenges of modern Manufacturing and Enterprise Systems. It covers...
Advanced Materials and Additive Manufacturing MSc
University of Derby Online Learning
Master's degree
Online / distance learning
This online Advanced Materials and Additive Manufacturing MSc, covers an advanced emerging area of manufacturing technology, also referred to as 3D...
Advertising Diploma
International Career Institute
Diploma program
Online / distance learning
This distance learning course by ICI has been designed to help participants develop the skills needed to pursue a successful...
Agricultural Economics MSc, PGDip and PGCert
University of London
Master's 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's 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's degree
Online / distance learning
This program in leadership management is for educational professionals based anywhere in the world who wish to become a leader...
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's degree
Online / distance learning
This is the first and only distance-learning Astronomy degree available from a UK university and allows you to develop your...
BA (Hons) Business and Management
University of Essex Online
         
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Bachelor's 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's 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 provide...
BA (Hons) Business Management
London School of International Business
Bachelor's degree
Online / distance learning
This BA (Hons) program by the London School of International Business is offered entirely online but offers the exact same...
BA (Hons) Business Management
University of Lincoln
Bachelor's degree
Online / distance learning
The BA (Hons) Business Management degree at the University of Lincoln is a work-based, distance learning degree and aims to...
BA (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice
University of Essex Online
Bachelor's 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's 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's 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's 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) Interior Architecture and Design
The Interactive Design Institute
Bachelor's 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) Marketing
London School of International Business
Bachelor's degree
Online / distance learning
Through this online marketing program by the London School of International Business, students will gain a global perspective on business operating...
BA (Hons) Photography
The Interactive Design Institute
Bachelor's 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...
Bachelor Business Administration BBA
Okanagan College
Bachelor's degree
Multiple (2)
The Bachelor of Business Administration BBA degree is a unique four-year degree program focusing on business in the Canadian and...
Bachelor Degree in International Business
Schiller International University
         
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Bachelor's degree
Multiple (5)
The Bachelor Degree in International Business is designed to produce highly skilled executives that have the skills and knowledge required in...
Bachelor Degree in International Hospitality and Tourism Management
Schiller International University
Bachelor's degree
Multiple (3)
The Bachelor Degree in International Hospitality and Tourism Management is directed towards individuals who are passionate about crossing continents and...
Bachelor Degree in International Relations & Diplomacy
Schiller International University
Bachelor's degree
Multiple (5)
The Bachelor Degree in International Relations & Diplomacy is designed to give you the expertise you need in order to...
Bachelor in Banking Management
Cyprus Institute of Marketing Ltd (BVI)
Bachelor's degree
Online / distance learning
Through this BSc in Banking Management, students will gain the skills and know-how to start a successful career in Banking...
Bachelor in Business Administration
Cyprus Institute of Marketing Ltd (BVI)
Bachelor's degree
Online / distance learning
Designed by experienced business professionals, this Bachelor in Business Administration will develop students' skills in strategic management and business administration....
Bachelor in Business Law
Cyprus Institute of Marketing Ltd (BVI)
Bachelor's degree
Online / distance learning
Through this Bachelor in Business Law, students will be introduced to theories and practices of international business regulations. It is...
Bachelor in Business Studies - Online
European University Cyprus
Bachelor's degree
Online / distance learning
This distance learning BBA program from European University Cyprus (EUC) provides students with a strong foundation in Business Studies and...
Bachelor in English Language and Literature - Online
European University Cyprus
Bachelor's degree
Online / distance learning
This distance-learning BA program from European University Cyprus (EU) will enable students to gain an in-depth understanding and appreciation of...
Bachelor in European Studies
Cyprus Institute of Marketing Ltd (BVI)
Bachelor's degree
Online / distance learning
Through this BSc in European Studies, students will be introduced to the European Union and will explore its economic, business,...
Bachelor in Fashion Design & Business
Cyprus Institute of Marketing Ltd (BVI)
Bachelor's degree
Online / distance learning
This degree will consider the relationship between Fashion Design and Business and equip students with the creative and entrepreneurial skills required...
Bachelor in Finance
Cyprus Institute of Marketing Ltd (BVI)
Bachelor's degree
Online / distance learning
Through this Bachelor in Finance program, participants will learn the skills and knowledge required to navigate through today's complex financial...
Bachelor in Financial & Computers Management
Cyprus Institute of Marketing Ltd (BVI)
Bachelor's degree
Online / distance learning
Through this innovative and unique three year course, students will be introduced to the Finance and IT industries and the...
Bachelor in Human Resource Management
Cyprus Institute of Marketing Ltd (BVI)
Bachelor's degree
Online / distance learning
This BSci in Human Resource Management equips students with the tools required to begin a career in HR Management. Students...
Bachelor in Insurance Management
Cyprus Institute of Marketing Ltd (BVI)
Bachelor's degree
Online / distance learning
Graduates of this Bachelor in Insurance Management will be equipped with the necessary tools for a successful career within the broad...
Bachelor in Interior Design & Management
Cyprus Institute of Marketing Ltd (BVI)
Bachelor's degree
Online / distance learning
This Bachelor in Interior Design & Management has been designed to provide an interdisciplinary and integrative introduction to the industry of...
Bachelor in Logistics
Cyprus Institute of Marketing Ltd (BVI)
Bachelor's degree
Online / distance learning
Students will gain a comprehensive education of the various aspects that make up logistics, exploring its function within an organization...
Bachelor in Marketing Communications and Social Media - Online
European University Cyprus
Bachelor's degree
Online / distance learning
This BBA from European University Cyprus (EUC) helps students firmly grasp the concepts and practice of marketing communications required for success...
Bachelor in Marketing Science
Cyprus Institute of Marketing Ltd (BVI)
Bachelor's degree
Online / distance learning
Through this B.Sc. in Marketing Science, students will gain a broad and comprehensive introduction to the science of Marketing. This...
Bachelor in Psychology
Cyprus Institute of Marketing Ltd (BVI)
Bachelor's degree
Online / distance learning
Through this degree, students will learn gain an understanding of psychology as it pertains to business and its effect on...
Bachelor in Psychology - Online/Distance
European University Cyprus
Bachelor's degree
Online / distance learning
This BA From European University Cyprus will explore the practical and theoretical implications of psychology. Students will gain an understanding...
Bachelor in Shipping Management
Cyprus Institute of Marketing Ltd (BVI)
Bachelor's degree
Online / distance learning
Through this BSc in Shipping Management, students will gain a comprehensive overview of shipping and its ever-increasing importance to the...
Bachelor in Tourism Management
Cyprus Institute of Marketing Ltd (BVI)
Bachelor's degree
Online / distance learning
This BSc in Tourism Management will prepare students for a career in the world's largest service sector - Tourism and...
Bachelor of Alternative Medical System (B.A.S.M.)
IBAM Academy
Bachelor's degree
Online / distance learning
This two year undergraduate course conducted by the Indian Board of Alternative Medicines and is duly Registered by the Government of West...
Bachelor of Arts
University of New England
Bachelor's degree
Multiple (2)
The Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of New England is a very useful, well-rounded degree for anyone interested...
Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (BABU)
University of Southern Queensland
Bachelor's degree
Multiple (2)
This combined degree program will allow students to combine their chosen Arts program with a range of business skills, thus...
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Distance learning dates back to the 1700s, with 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.

With the globalization of technology and online tools, distance education is becoming an increasingly popular and easily accessible study choice for those wanting to gain a degree or qualification without having to travel or sacrifice work or personal commitments. Due to various circumstances, online/distance learning is 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.

Types of Distance Learning

There are two types of distance learning options:

  • 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. These are also called 'live webinars'. 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 online tutoring, broadcast, or (less commonly now) CD-ROMs. Due to the lack of hands-on supervision, many distance learning institutions go by the honor system in regards to cheating, but students may be required to complete their exams in a controlled setting.

The Benefits

An advantage of undertaking distance learning is that it provides a cheaper alternative to traditional schooling, as infrastructure costs do not exist. Students wanting to undertake online education require both discipline and responsibility as it's up to them to make sure they keep up with the curriculum, stay on top of studies and hand in assignments on time.

Applications for distance learning vary depending on the country and institute offering the education. You will need to contact them directly through the information request button to learn about specific entry requirements for their programs. There is such a diverse range of education courses available to students who are interested pursuing distance learning.

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