5 top bachelor’s degree programmes by distance learning

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

In recent years the advent of the internet and widespread use of the computer has led to a growth in online tuition and study. According to the Higher Education Statistics Agency, more than 210,000 students undertook a degree programme via distance learning in 2014 in the UK alone.

Work-Based Distance Learning

A growing number of these distance learning students are studying via Work-Based Distance Learning (WBDL). This study option allows students to get a bachelor’s degree qualification via a mixture of online and work-based tuition and assessment that is carried out in their existing workplace. It means that students needn’t give up their careers to get the qualifications they want. It ensures their learning is truly relevant and career-focused, and it makes tuition more affordable.

The University of Lincoln offers a range of WBDL top-up degree courses enabling students to earn their bachelor’s degree online.

1) BA (Hons) Business Management

The University of Lincoln is consistently rated among the top institutions for student satisfaction in Business and Management in the UK National Student Survey. You’ll be accredited for the skills and knowledge you’ve already acquired in higher education and in the workplace, building up and diversifying your skills into areas including complex applied problem solving, change management and reflective practice. This top-up degree takes between 13 months and two years to complete, depending on your individual circumstances and work commitments.

2) BSc (Hons) Engineering Management

This is a valuable degree for those looking to broaden their knowledge and open up exciting new career pathways in the engineering field. The University of Lincoln is a centre of excellence in industrial power and energy, collaborating with Siemens to found the first new School of Engineering in the UK for 20 years. Students benefit from the expertise of world-leading, research-active staff, and the University’s strong links with a range of employers in the engineering sector.

3) BSc (Hons) Humanitarian Supply Chain Management

This degree is designed for professionals employed in the management and coordination of the supply chains associated with the provision of aid after natural or man-made disasters. Studying via WBDL means there’s no need to neglect your important work while you earn your bachelor’s degree online. Supply chain strategy, applied problem solving, and study skills for distance learning are all covered. Students develop the ability to analyse, understand and apply academic theory to the practical management of humanitarian logistics.

4) BSc (Hons) Logistics Management

Developed in close collaboration with employers, this programme is designed to enhance your personal and professional growth. Studying while you continue to work, and on a course that’s tailor made to reflect your existing workplace, means you benefit from being able to apply your new skills in a real world context from day one. Those graduating from this degree with at least a second-class award will be eligible to apply for Full Chartered Membership of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport.

5) BSc (Hons) Retail Management

Earn academic recognition and accreditation for skills already learnt in the retail workplace and build on your existing retail success with this popular top-up degree. You’ll develop your analytical reasoning and critical thinking, tackle change management and operations management, and learn to understanding rapidly evolving consumer behaviour on this course that’s designed to take your career in retail to the next level.

All of the above courses are top-up degrees. These are designed for students who already have an HND, foundation degree and/or extensive work experience in their chosen subject area. It allows students to top up their existing qualifications to bachelor’s degree level without having to start a bachelor’s degree programme from scratch. It’s a uniquely practical, efficient and engaging way to achieve higher education success.


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