Online learning: your questions answered
There's a lot to research when searching for your perfect degree. Understanding exactly what distance learning degrees are will help you make an informed choice as to whether you'd rather study online or face-to-face.
How does distance learning work?
For distance learning courses, your teaching will all be online. Much of this will be through live and pre-recorded lecturers, but the course will also use online learning platforms to provide access to resources and your assignments.
Can I study for a degree from home?
One of the biggest advantages to online degrees compared to face-to-face teaching is that you can from anywhere and often at any time. This could be at home, a local library, a nearby coffee shop, your work or any other environment that you think will be suit your learning style.
Are online degrees respected?
Absolutely! An online degree is no different to a degree achieved through face-to-face teaching. You'll receive the same certificate as campus-based students, awarded by the same degree-awarding institution.
Some people may be understandably unsettled about online 'degree mills', but this is not a cause of concern about if you're applying to a well-established university, such as St Mary's. Find out how to spot a degree/diploma mill...
What online degrees are available?
We offer courses in a variety of subjects through online learning. Some of these subjects include:
- Public health
- Sport science