Distance learning universities in Europe

Distance learning universities in europe

Abertay University

Abertay was the first University in the world to offer a computer games degree. Abertay offers around 45 undergraduate programmes and 19 postgraduate programmes.

In 1999, Abertay was awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for excellence in higher and further education.

Abertay was also rated top university in Scotland for teaching quality in 2008 and 2009, by The Sunday Times according to their ‘Good University Guide’.

Anglia Ruskin University

Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) is a public university in East Anglia, United Kingdom. It has 39,400 students worldwide and has campuses in Cambridge, Chelmsford and Peterborough. It also shares campuses with the College of West Anglia in King’s Lynn, Wisbech and Cambridge.

It has its origins in the Cambridge School of Art, founded by William John Beamont in 1858. The school became Anglia Polytechnic after it joined with the Cambridgeshire College of Arts and Technology and the Essex Institute of Higher Education. It became a university in 1992 and was renamed Anglia Ruskin University in 2005.

Arden University

Arden University is a modern and dynamic university, which offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The university is led by the students, who are prepared for real life-practices through its wide range of courses. Arden University offers flexible study mode so that the students can enjoy learning at their own pace.

Arden University is a distance learning university and it has campuses in London, Birmingham, Berlin and Manchester. It provides support to the students through its online library services and internet on campus facilities.

AURORA University of Applied Sciences

AURORA University of Applied Sciences is a Finnish university of applied sciences with its headquarters in the city of Rauma and campuses in Rauma and Turku. The university has approximately 2,500 students and 200 employees. The university is owned by the city of Rauma. AURORA is a part of the Laurea Group, which consists of 11 universities in Finland.

Berlin International – University of Applied Sciences

Berlin International – University of Applied Sciences

  • Berlin International – University of Applied Sciences (BI) is a state-recognized private university in the heart of Europe’s capital, Berlin. The university offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees taught in English. There are two BA programs offered, “International Media and Computer Studies (IMCS)” and “International Business Studies”, as well as two MA programs, “Media Management” and “Marketing Management”.
  • BI’s tuition fees begin at €10,500 per year for its bachelor’s degree programs and €9,500 for its master’s degree programs. Students will be able to complete their degrees remotely within the same time frame it takes to earn an on-campus degree.

Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London (formally, the University of London, Birkbeck College; informally, Birkbeck) is a public research university located in Bloomsbury, London, England and a constituent college of the federal University of London. Established in 1823 as the London Mechanics’ Institute by its founder, Sir George Birkbeck,[5] and its supporters, Jeremy Bentham,[6] J. C. Hobhouse[7] and Henry Brougham,[8] Birkbeck has been one of the few institutions to specialise in evening higher education.

It was established as an institution to allow working-class people to get access to higher education by teaching in the evening so they could work during the day. It was named after its founder Sir George Birkbeck.[9][10][11][12][13] In contrast to similar universities at the time which had religious connections or were part-time establishments with low academic standards and few facilities (such as those at Oxford), Birkbeck was deliberately founded as full-time secular institution with high academic standards.[14]

The first two students enrolled were Joseph Farringdon and Edward Wright who both graduated from their medical courses in 1833.[15] The first female student was Matilda Waring who studied chemistry for three years before marrying William Lawes FRS.[16][17][18] It was not until after World War II that women were allowed full-time admission.[19

Birmingham City University

Birmingham City University is a modern university with around 22,500 students from 80 countries. The University has strong links with industry and the professions and an established track-record of providing quality higher education and professionally relevant research.

The global ranking of universities by their academics performance (ARWU) has listed Birmingham City among the top 400 universities in the world for 2011/12 and 2012/13.

Bloomsbury Institute – The School of Communication and Creative Arts

Bloomsbury Institute is an international university based in London and is popular for its excellence in teaching quality. It offers a range of courses to students from around the world.

The institute was established in 2016 and is part of the London School of Business & Finance group. Bloomsbury became popular instantly as it offers diverse courses with a focus on academic excellence and professional development for each student. The Institute has developed over time, now offering several undergraduate, postgraduate, and professional programs.

Buckinghamshire New University

Buckinghamshire New University, formerly the University of Buckinghamshire, is a public university with campuses in High Wycombe and Uxbridge. The Vice-Chancellor of the University is Rebecca Bunting. In 2015, the University rebranded itself as Bucks New University to reflect its focus on innovation and creating partnerships with industry. They also have an international campus at Malaysia called Bucks New University Malaysia.

Bucks New University was awarded Gold for teaching excellence in 2017 by the Teaching Excellence Framework.

Cass Business School, City, University of London

With its roots in the banking and financial sector, Cass Business School has been a leader in business education since 1902. Building on that experience and reputation, it offers an excellent online MBA program through its Distance Learning Department.

Cass’s Executive-MBA (EMBA) program features:

  • A flexible format designed for busy working professionals, with modules that you can complete at your own pace.
  • The option to specialize in one of five areas (finance, entrepreneurship, international management, marketing or technology).
  • Access to the same faculty as on-campus students receive.
  • A global network of fellow EMBAs from across the world.

Central Film School (CFS)

CFS is located in the heart of Soho, London’s media district, and offers film-making courses to students from 75 countries. These include three-year BA (Hons) degree courses in Film Making & Production Management as well as a one-year MA in Creative Business with modules accredited by the University of Gloucestershire.

In addition to these distance learning universities in Europe, it also organizes short film-making courses at locations around the world. CFS has an affiliation with Pinewood Studios Group and offers internship opportunities for some students at its production centres, including Pinewood Studios (London), Teddington Studios (London), Longcross Studios (Surrey) and Shepperton Studios (Surrey).

CMI College of Management and IT

CMI College of Management and IT was founded in 1991 and it is based in Nicosia, Cyprus. The college is a private institution that offers a wide range of programs in business and management. CMI College has been awarded with EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB accreditation, the highest triple accreditation award in the world. In addition, all programmes are accredited by the Cyprus Ministry of Education.

As a student you have the option to study on-campus or online. CMI College offers both distance learning options as well as blended learning options which include face-to-face gatherings at the university’s campus several times each semester (two times per semester on average).

The tuition fees at CMI College start from 2,950 EUR per year for undergraduate studies and from 5,850 EUR per year for postgraduate studies. Studying at this university will provide you with international experience which will be an advantage if you wish to continue your studies or career abroad.

De Montfort University (DMU)

De Montfort University is a public university in the city of Leicester, England. It was established in 1969 as a higher education college and became a university in 1992. The university offers over 300 study programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level. There are approximately 20,000 students at the university, of which over a third are postgraduates.

The majority of undergraduate students enter higher education straight from school, around a third of them entering with A levels.

DMU has been ranked in the top 15 universities in England for teaching quality by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017 and has been awarded Gold (the highest rating possible) by the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), which assesses teaching excellence across UK universities.

Dublin Business School (DBS)

  • Dublin Business School (DBS) is a private third-level college in Ireland.
  • The college was founded in 1975 as the Accountancy and Business College.
  • It received the title of “institute” in 1992 and “school” in 2000.

Located at Aungier Street, DBS is Ireland’s largest independent third level institution with over 5,000 students on undergraduate and postgraduate courses across its four faculties: Faculty of Business Studies & Humanities, Faculty of Finance, Law & Tourism, Faculty of Marketing & Creative Arts and the Griffith College Dublin faculty (since September 2014).

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