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Why study online?

Online study is perfect for those who want to improve their skills, knowledge and career prospects but can't commit to attending a university, or study full time.

Our online courses have the same high academic standard as our on-campus qualifications. You will have obtained a fully accredited, university degree. We are an online university, as well as a traditional one. How you choose to study does not affect the validity of your qualification.

Our online courses have the same entry requirements, content and substantially the same learning outcomes as our on-campus programmes. They follow the same rigorous academic quality assurance procedures for development, approval, delivery and assessment. This ensures and protects the value of the award you will gain.

Study on your terms

Online distance learning gives you the flexibility when it comes to study.

All our online courses are 100% online, you choose when and where to study. All our courses can be studied part-time, which means you can fit your studies around work and life commitments.

International students can get a highly accredited UK degree without having to leave their country. At the University, we also see that interacting with other students and tutors can also be an important part of the learning process, so we combine this flexibility with some scheduled sessions and assessments at specific times.

Your course is delivered through the University's managed learning environment Canvas.


There is a common misconception that you will have no University contact or support from teaching staff when you study online.

Our friendly dedicated team of tutors and staff are here to help you, every step of the way, your programme tutor is accessible throughout your online studies, and for each module you will have a module tutor who will support you through that particular module.

There is also a team of administrators and educational technologists to assist with technical queries.

A helping hand with your career

As an online student at the University of Hertfordshire, you will have access to the dedicated Careers and Employment and Enterprise service online, supported by their outstanding job's portal, HandShake.

They are here to help you to develop your skills and make the best decisions for your future, offering assistance in:

  • searching for work experience opportunities
  • advice and tips on how to create the perfect CV
  • applying for jobs
  • undertaking further study
  • starting your own business

Come and visit us

If you are local to the University and study online, you can still come on campus and access all the facilities including our learning resource centres, sports facilities and social spaces.

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