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Distance Learning

Working from Home

If location or personal commitments make attending a campus-based course difficult, then online distance learning may be an ideal opportunity for gaining qualifications in a manner better suited to you.

We have a growing number of online courses which can be taken for general interest or to gain a recognised qualification.

The courses are studied from the comfort of your own home or workplace and you are supported throughout your course by direct communication with experienced and knowledgeable staff.

Weekends Away and Support

The courses are run from one of our six campuses and for some of them there are study weekends to enable hands on experience for particular aspects of your course.

The study weekends also allow time for further support to ensure that you are on track with your module deadlines.

We are continually developing additional online courses, so if the course you are looking for is not listed, please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Find A Course

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Use our course finder to see all of the courses available to be studied using distance learning.


As part of our distance learning courses you may be dealing with online course materials, including videos, as well as skype-type conferencing, and file uploading and downloading. You will need a PC or MAC with appropriate software (an up-to-date web browser, and office-type applications for preparing assignments) and internet connection.

If you don’t have any problems using commonly-used sites such as YouTube, Amazon or Facebook, then your internet connection is likely to be adequate for this purpose – no especially “high speed” connection is required. If you have any concerns about the technological aspects of your course, please contact us prior to application.

Student Profiles

Distance Learning Profiles

Read about student experiences of our distance learning courses, and what they have gone on to achieve.

Study Weekends

Field Trips

Find out about study weekends, an essential part for some of our distance learning programmes.

Open Days

Open Day Kings Buildings

Come and visit us and find out more about the courses that interest you.

Fees and Funding


All you need to know about financing your studies.

Entry Requirements

Riverside Campus Entrance

Entry requirements for distance learning courses are more about you than your qualifications. Find out more here.

How to Apply

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Make an application for the course of your choice today.

SRUC Student Recruitment

Telephone: 0800 269 453