As the world's largest independent provider of UK university distance learning, we offer you the study freedom and financial flexibility to achieve your goals by combining work and study.
Whether it's a new career, an increase in salary or a desire to learn something new, we can help you move forward with an internationally recognised university qualification.
For over 25 years we have been empowering individuals to reach their career potential by delivering university study through innovative learning. We have already supported more than 50,000 students worldwide on their journey to a better future.
In August 2015 we achieved University Title and changed our name from Resource Development International Ltd to Arden University Ltd – the first dedicated distance learning university in the UK since the Open University was formed more than 50 years ago. We know the high esteem in which RDI is held by students worldwide and so the RDI name continues to be part of Arden University.
All of the diplomas, degrees, Masters and MBA qualifications we offer have the same status and certificate as those studied on a university campus. Upon enrolment you become a student of the university of your choice with all the benefits associated with this status, and you are invited to attend your university to collect your certificate at your graduation ceremony.
Studying by Distance Learning
You will be allocated a tutor for academic support and you will also have access to a programme co-ordinator for administrative support. Once you enrol, you will complete an online induction and gain access to ilearn, our virtual learning environment. Here you will find all your study materials, interact with hundreds of like-minded professionals and academics and plan your studies.
Fees and Funding
In comparison with the growing fees and living costs of a full-time university degree, distance learning offers a very attractive alternative. A fully inclusive fee with flexible, yet regular payments, combined with the opportunity to gain valuable work experience while learning means that distance learning is an increasingly effective and valued way to achieve your qualifications in the modern workplace.
It's entirely up to you whether you pay in full, spread the cost of your studies or choose a student loan. We can offer you a range of easy payment options to make gaining a university qualification more affordable:
- Flexible instalment plans - modular or regular payments
- Employer sponsorship
- Student finance – for eligible undergraduate students residing in England
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How we can help you
Choosing the right qualification to study can sometimes be a difficult process and understandably you want to get it right. Without any obligation, our specialist advisors are available to provide you with free detailed information about all of the programmes, to assist you through the application process, to help you with funding choices and lifestyle decisions, and then to support you throughout your studies all the way to graduation.