Our Learning at Work degree courses allow you to get an undergraduate Bachelor's or postgraduate Master's university degree alongside your current job, without going to university full time.
You choose what you learn based on your professional and personal aspirations, which reduces the amount of time you need to spend studying to get your degree. You can also study distance learning or campus-based units to get the credits you need for your degree.
The way you learn is flexible, so you can study wherever is most convenient for you and schedule your studies around your existing commitments. You can tailor your course to match your employer's objectives.
You get to put the skills you learn to work instantly in your job, so you perform better and further contribute to the success of your company while you study.
Because the course is work-based, you need to already be in a full-time, part-time or voluntary role.
Benefits to you
- Your existing knowledge can count towards your degree, which reduces the amount of time you need to study
- You gain a UK university qualification without having to take a career break
- You can study for a UK Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from anywhere in the world
- You don’t need to attend university, saving on accommodation and travel costs
- You learn what you need, as you need it in your job
- You can tailor the pace of learning to suit demands on your time
- Your learning leads to professional and career enhancement, because what you learn is related to your job
- You learn from subject specialists
Benefits to your employer
- You develop commercial and strategic awareness, which you can apply in your job
- You do commercially valuable work projects as part of your learning programme
- Your organisation gains knowledge of best practice and the latest technologies from your work-based projects
- You get new knowledge and advice from University tutors, which you can pass on to others in your organisation
- You’re more motivated as you learn new skills
Teaching and support
How you're taught will depend on which units you take and the work-based learning projects you do.
Most of the course is delivered via our interactive virtual learning environment called Moodle. This includes online tutorials, lectures, webinars and virtual tutor-led discussion sessions, allowing you to interact with subject specialist teachers, other staff and fellow students.
You’ll also have access to the Library’s electronic resources with library staff to help you make the most of all the materials. You can chat with them in person or online.
Our Academic Skills Unit (ASK) provides additional support you in areas such as academic writing, referencing, note taking and time management.