Why study with UH 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.

Create your online story at Herts

We are different!

We develop, deliver and support all our online degrees. Unlike some universities, we don't involve third-party agencies in our online learning.

From completing your application to study with us, right through your studies and up to graduation, our friendly dedicated team of tutors and staff is here to help you, every step of the way.

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.

Industry relevant courses

All University of Hertfordshire courses receive employer input to ensure our qualifications give you the relevant skills for your career in accordance with our business-facing vision.

This means our qualifications are highly relevant, reflect the needs of employers across the sectors, and support your career goals and decision-making.

Our online degrees are developed and delivered by us with the same mission. This way you are sure to receive the same high academic quality teaching as our campus-based students. We think it's fairer that way.

Read what our students say to find out how past students found online distance learning.

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 UH Online 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 StudyNet.

See a demonstration of StudyNet.


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.

Read more about the support you will have as an online student.

From September 2015, all full-time and part-time students will have a Microsoft Office 365 account for the duration of their time at the University.

Find out more about Office 365.

A helping hand with your career

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

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

Find out more about Careers, Employment and Enterprise Service.

Take a look at our prospectus

What our students say

The tutors are involved with our learning and show real concern with any issues the students may have.

Philip Cox