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​​You can find large selection of online degrees on Open University.

Many universities also offer distance courses and online degrees. Check the university website for more details.

What to consider before studying online

There are many things you should consider before you apply for distance learning or online courses.

Check if the degree gives you the accreditation needed to work in the sector.

You’ll need a licence to practice in some areas of work such as:

  • social work
  • mental health nursing
  • bio medical science
  • many medical professions

If you want to have a career in psychology make sure your degree gives you a Graduate Membership to the British Psychological Society (BPS). You will not be able to progress to a psychology master’s degree or doctorate without this. Check with your university or look on BPS for more information.

For some jobs you’ll need to complete a certain amount of relevant work experience with supervised or assessed practice before you become qualified. To find out how this can be done speak to the course provider or local employers.

Make sure the online provider is legitimate. You can check this on HEDD the higher education verification.

Try small courses online before you commit to a formal qualification. You can find a lot of different free courses on Open Learn.

You can look for what you can do with your degree and career options on Prospects.

You should also It is helpful to have a support network in place to ensure success as you will need time to focus on your studies.

Support from careers guidance

If you’re not sure of your next steps you can book an appointment with careers guidance. All appointments are free and confidential.

Appointments are available between 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Book an appointment with careers guidance

Financial help for distance learning

You can receive funding from Student Finance for some Higher Education distance learning courses.

Find more information and apply for student finance.

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