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University of Birmingham: Distance learning research with the College of Arts and Law

Distance learning research with the College of Arts and Law

The College of Arts and Law is home to a diverse range of distance learning courses, including taught and research options. We have a wealth of expertise in distance learning with over 20 years of delivering exceptional, high quality study. It enables you to work with our expert academics and resources anywhere in the world, providing you with the flexibility to study the area of your particular interest, while continuing with your every-day life. Our distance learning courses are available to be studied both full-time and part-time

As a distance learning student, you will benefit from:

  • Course materials and supplementary information provided through our Virtual Learning Environment
  • Regular supervisory sessions via audio-visual communication services
  • A fully-funded visit* to the University during each full year of your studies
  • Online access to careers support at the University of Birmingham
  • Discussion forums that allow you to connect with staff and other students

Our distance learning research courses

We can supervise research via distance learning across all our areas of expertise:

  • Law
  • African Studies
  • Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies
  • Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology
  • Cultural Heritage
  • History
  • Creative Writing
  • Drama and Theatre Studies
  • English Language and Applied Linguistics*
  • English Literature
  • Film Studies
  • Shakespeare Studies
  • History of Art
  • Modern Languages (French, German, Hispanic, Italian or Russian Studies)
  • Music (Composition, Performance or Musicology)
  • Sexuality and Gender Studies
  • Translation Studies
  • Philosophy and Global Ethics
  • Theology and Religion

Hear from our students

Our distance learning postgraduate students explain why they chose the University of Birmingham:

* The compulsory visit does not apply to the PhD English Language and Applied Linguistics distance learning programme.


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