Higher education courses can be studied in flexible ways. There are different study types, work combinations, and part-time options.
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Study in your own way

There are so many variables – it’s all about studying in a way that suits you. Explore the different options below, then search for the different kinds of study you're interested in. Some courses you can search for on alongside the full-time courses, while others you’d discuss directly with the course providers you’re interested in.

The best thing about flexible study is that I have more time for individual modules and a little less stress and pressure. It has been cheaper financially and I get longer to make use of the great facilities and equipment and the sound advice from my tutors.

How and where to study

  • The different options range from online and distance learning to apprenticeships and work-based learning.
  • You can tailor courses to your interests and career goals, choosing modules to suit you.

When to study

  • Study at times to suit you – accelerated or extended courses, or part-time, day release and evening study.
  • This flexibility can be great for balancing your studies with your other responsibilities.

Entry requirements

  • Course providers often value both experience and qualifications.
  • This is great for mature students, and useful for anyone unsure how to get in to higher education.

Student finance

  • Financial support might be available, whether you're studying alongside work or on the job.
  • You might also be able to apply for extra support or government loans.
I would 100% recommend taking an undergraduate degree. For me, everything has changed for the better – I'm now in a career I want to do for the rest of my life. It can be a challenge to fit study in with a job and family commitments, but you make it work and there is plenty of help at the university if you need it.

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