Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015
Flexible, affordable and an engaging way to learn, more than 210,000 students undertook an online degree programme last year in the UK. With the world’s leading universities and colleges embracing the exciting possibilities of distance learning technology, it’s now possible for students to access world-class teaching and leading research no matter where they are in the world.
What can I study?
The sizeable number of bachelor’s degree subjects available online is steadily growing. No matter what subject area you’re passionate about you’ll find an online degree programme to suit you.
Once you’ve picked your subject, how do you go about applying for a bachelor’s degree online? We’ll guide you through all you need to know about the way the online learning environment works, from how to apply to how teaching is delivered.
Do your research
First up it’s time to decide which university or college is right for you. You may already have a specific subject in mind. You can research available courses, entry requirements, start dates, and fees, and use online resources to view university and college rankings by subject. Narrow your selection and find out what current and past students of your chosen universities or colleges have to say about their online learning experience there.
How to apply
With your subject and learning institution chosen, it’s time to apply. You’ll find that many schools offer a selection of start dates throughout the year for bachelor’s degrees online, particularly if you’re studying part-time. Make sure you’ve checked your course start dates, and apply with plenty of time before hand.
Head to the website’s admissions section, and you should find an easy guide to the process. The entry process can vary from school to school. At the University of Lincoln the process is simple, and you’ll be assisted by a dedicated Student Enrolment Advisor.
How long does it take?
Completing a bachelor’s degree online can take anywhere from one year, if you’re completing a top-up degree and studying full time, to five years, if you’re completing a bachelor’s degree and studying part time.
The online learning environment will vary from school to school, and subject to subject, but you can typically expect:
The University of Lincoln Work-Based Learning top-up degrees will help you achieve your career goals and obtain a qualification with a global focus. Find out more about the Lincoln WBDL programmes.