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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

Distance learning is a flexible approach to postgraduate research. It allows you to access our academic expertise and resources from anywhere in the world, while receiving the same level of support and supervision as on-campus students.

We have 20 years’ experience delivering high quality distance learning to students all over the world, across a range of subject areas in arts, law and humanities. We offer our PhD and Masters by Research programmes by distance learning and you can choose to study either full-time or 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.