Check that you have the correct entry requirements for the course you want to study by visiting the course page.
If you do not have the formal entry requirements, but you feel you have equivalent qualifications or professional experience, you can still apply for online study in the normal way.
Please provide detailed evidence of your relevant (professional) experience in a separate document attached to your application form.
We are not able to make informal judgements about equivalent qualifications and experience, eg. via email. Instead we require a formal application so we have enough information to consider each case fully.
To apply for an online programme, you will need to complete an online application form. Please go to the individual course page you want to apply for, and you will find the relevant application form on the 'How to apply' tab at the bottom of the page.
Please attach the following when submitting your application form:
Include the word 'Application' in the subject line when you email your application form and supporting materials to ApplyUHOnline@herts.ac.uk
If you are applying for a course in Mental Health Recovery and Social Inclusion, we will require both an academic reference AND a professional reference to support your involvement in Mental Health services.
If you have some experience in mental health but cannot provide these references or academic achievements please contact us to discuss.
If you are applying for the Master of Public Health course, please make sure you fill out the employment history field or attach a CV to show your involvement in the Public Health services.
If you are applying for one of our creative arts courses, please submit your portfolio as a link, to either a personal web portfolio or to a personal page on a public portfolio site, such as Behance or Pinterest. The portfolio should contain annotations, explaining the concept behind each project.
The application deadline is:
Please note: Some courses only have a September intake, please check the online distance learning course page for details.
If you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact the UH Online Team on +44 (0)1707 281121 or email ApplyUHonline@herts.ac.uk.
We will make an offer based on the information you send us, so make sure that you send us all the appropriate information in as much detail as you can. It takes approximately two weeks for you to receive an answer.
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