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  • The University of Leicester is one of the UK's leading research and teaching universities with over 25 years' experience offering high quality distance learning courses.

    We are a major learning provider of distance learning programmes, so we can combine high quality courses with a vast choice of subjects and consistent value for your money. Over 25,000 distance learning students have graduated from Leicester.

    Our courses have been designed to be studied at a distance, giving you the flexibility to study from any location within a structured and supportive framework, allowing you to combine achieving a qualification with work or family commitments.
  • Fees, funding and scholarships
    Details of fees can be found on individual course pages. There are also some funding options for students taking distance learning courses.

    The University offers the following discount for undergraduate distance learning students:
    The University offers the following scholarships and discounts for postgraduate distance learning students:
    You may wish to look for other sources of funding:
    Information about how to pay after you've been made an offer.
  • How to apply
    Our application processes are designed to be user-friendly but will vary from department to department. Our staff are happy to advise if you have any queries about your application.

    For postgraduate study, applicants should have a good honours degree (at least a 2:2 honours for taught programmes and a minimum 2:1 honours for research degrees) or equivalent.Our departments have considerable experience in evaluating qualifications and accept a wide range from all over the world. Other academic and professional qualifications and experience may also be taken into account and in some cases form an integral part of the entry requirements.

    Distance Learning courses may have up to four ‘intakes’ of students each year. To find out application deadlines for specific courses, please contact the relevant department.
    Applying by post
    Some departments will accept applications by post, but you will need to confirm this with the department you are applying to who will be able to provide you with an application form. You should include all necessary supporting documents requested by the department with your application.
  • If you have questions about the application process, payments, registration or starting your studies please contact:

    Distance Learning courses in Management (including Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management)

    School of Business Distance Learning Team
    +44 (0)116 252 5377

    Distance Learning courses in Archaeology, Law, Museum Studies and The Country House

    Arts, Humanities and Law Distance Learning Team
    +44 (0)116 252 2903

    Distance Learning courses in Criminology, Education, Media, Politics and Lifelong Learning (also including Global Ecology and Wildlife Conservation, and Drug and Alcohol Counselling and Treatment)

    Social Sciences Distance Learning Team
    +44 (0)116 252 7575
    +44 (0)116 252 5780
    +44 (0)116 252 5164

    Distance Learning courses in Actuarial Science, Computer Science, Forensic Science, Engineering and Psychology

    Science and Engineering Distance Learning Team
    +44 (0)116 252 2612
  • Location:
    Leicester, LE1 7RH
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