Tutored eLearning

Our Tutored eLearning or Blended Learning approach combines the advantages of gaining an internationally recognised degree with the benefits of studying at a local centre.

With Tutored eLearning, the University works with carefully chosen local universities, colleges or training centres in a partnership.

View our approved support partners.

Benefits of Blended Learning

  • Gain a UK degree with local tuition and support but without overseas costs.
  • Fit in study with family and work, taking advantage of the flexible study pattern and hours, but with fixed deadlines.
  • Be part of a study community, both local and international, and a full member of the University.

What will the University provide?

The University of Hertfordshire will support you through your study by offering:

  • all the primary course online content and supporting materials such as (electronic) text books and software, exactly as in the online programmes described on this website, except for tutorial support, which is provided locally.
  • all the assessment: the coursework and the marking.
  • project supervision (either individually or in a group).

What will the Support Partner provide?

The Support Partner will provide, as a minimum:

  • supplementary tuition from staff approved by the University, for example seminars to relate the academic study to the local business environment
  • tutorial support, typically in-class or via a dedicated, moderated discussion board
  • study facilities, approved by the University, with readily-available computer resources and Internet access

The partner may also provide additional services at their discretion. Consult your Support Partner for further details and information on fees.

Award and Assessment

If you are successful, you will be awarded a degree from the University of Hertfordshire. In common with the standard online programme, assessment is through coursework or in-class tests.

Application Process

Application is made directly to the University, but usually with the help of the local partner college or centre. Contact your local Tutored eLearning Partner [link to Tutored eLearning Partner page] to establish what they have to offer, and they will help you apply.

You will need the entry requirements defined for the standard online programme. You will need to send us:

  • a copy of your qualification transcripts.
  • 2 written academic references.
  • evidence of competence in English if it is not your first language.

You should apply as early as possible, and no later than 4 weeks before the start of the course. The University will inform you if you have been offered a place either directly or through the partner.


The fees are determined by the local partner and are normally requested in local currency. Please check the arrangements with your local partner.

Programmes and Award Titles

Bachelor of Science with Honours (level 6 direct-entry)

  • BSc (Hons) Computer Science
  • BSc (Hons) Information Technology

Master of Science

  • MSc Computer Science
  • MSc Distributed Systems and Networks
  • MSc Software Engineering
  • MSc E-Learning Technology

Individual partner colleges may only offer selected titles please consult them for a list.

For the BSc Computer Science and BSc Information Technology, note that the University only offers the final year (Level 6) ie a top-up from a two year (240 credit) diploma. Partners may offer study programmes that provide the necessary qualification(s) to meet our entry requirements, but this is independent of the University.