What Arden University do differently

We know that many people are constrained by expectation, geography, financial circumstance, other commitments or even just by time. We know there is a desire to break free, enjoy learning and become the best you can be.

Arden works hard to remove barriers to Higher Education, inspiring new ways to learn and enriching people and their lives.

We listen to our students and believe that we offer the most flexible, supportive and high-quality learning experience possible – all wrapped up into affordable options so that students can focus on their studies.

We want to unlock the potential in everyone.

Increasing the value of your studies

If you think a low-cost qualification means it is less valuable, think again.

The degrees awarded by Arden are highly vocational and are designed to equip students with the transferable skills needed in today’s workplace.

Many of the degree and masters courses (which include business, law, healthcare, computing, psychology) are endorsed by professional bodies, and Arden is one of only five institutions in the UK to offer an online Qualifying Law Degree.

Dr Philip Hallam, vice chancellor and CEO of Arden University, says: “As a modern university for a modern world, we do not expect students to sit in lectures passively learning by taking notes. Instead Arden University students learn online and then apply what they have learned through problem-based activities and this develops them into solution-oriented individuals.

“Many of our students are already in employment and building a career. So we do not focus on getting them just ‘any’ job, rather we help them to progress professionally.”

To find out more about Arden University and our story so far, please click here. You can browse courses available below.

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Why Study with Arden?


You don’t need to press pause on your life to earn a qualification.

Flexibility is our middle name. Our unique learning experience means all your study materials are online, so you can learn on your laptop, smart phone or tablet - at home, at work or even on the move.

Family or caring commitments? Don’t worry. Arden University is designed around you. You study when and where you like using our online learning platform, ilearn and add weekly seminars if you’re studying full time at one of our study centres.

Working? That’s not a problem. 90% of our students work and earn alongside their studies. It’s an excellent option for busy professionals who need a flexible study pattern.

Busy life? Relax. We have 4 intakes a year and our materials are available 24/7, giving you plenty of time and options to choose from.

And as online learning may seem daunting, a dedicated induction before you start your course makes sure you are prepared to succeed.


Just because we are an online university doesn’t mean you are on your own. You’ll have plenty of one-to one contact and support throughout your studies. Academic support comes from your expert tutor through regular sessions and tutorials, 1-2-1 feedback emails, Skype and phone calls.

For day to day administrative support, a named Student Support coordinator will be your main contact from enrolment through graduation – they will also give you a nudge to help keep you on track!

And you’ll be able to get together with other students online, through seminars and forums.


All our students want to succeed in their careers. Our courses are designed with a strong focus on employability so that your learning will directly help you in the workplace whether you are just starting out, want to progress or change jobs.

To support your workplace and career development needs, our fantastic online careers portal will help you search for jobs, develop your CV and sharpen your interview techniques. These are just a few of the really useful tools thousands of Arden students have access to.

Learn more about our career support.


Cost shouldn’t be a barrier to personal development, which is why our degrees cost much less than the average UK qualification. With flexible payment methods, student loans and employer sponsorship available we are certain we can find the right solution for you.

Learn more about fees and funding.

Association for Project Management
British Psychological Society
The Chartered Institute of Marketing
Chartered Management Institute

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