Charlotte Finance

Feb 14 2018

Distance learning

Online and distance learning courses

Key benefits

  • Flexible study anywhere in the world
  • Recognised qualifications from a leading international University
  • Personal academic support throughout your studies

Further information

  • Our approach to online and distance learning
  • Student view of how our courses have changed their lives
  • Employer benefits of supporting online and distance learning

Course costs

On both of the pages linked to above simply scroll down to the search box and enter ‘Distance Learning’ – a full list of distance learning courses and their associated fees will be displayed.

Please be aware that the fees quoted are normally for one year of study. Fees are subject to increase in subsequent years but this increase will be set at a maximum of 2% in each year. The University reserves the right to alter the level of fee.

Subject areas

How to apply

For details of fees and how to apply, see the course pages on Department websites.

Student answers to FAQs

It is likely that you have many questions running through your mind about distance learning. Our students may have answered some of those questions for you in our FAQ section .

Full course list


The Department’s distance learning PhD is a three-year full-time or six-year part-time course in either subject area, depending on topic. Our students produce internationally-recognised research within one of our research clusters. with topics covering human history from prehistory to present.


For home astronomers: an opportunity to gain a formal postgraduate qualification in Astronomy and Astrophysics.

Church history and heritage

A unique opportunity to gain detailed and practical knowledge of the history, use, care and conservation of parish churches.

Computer science

The Department’s distance learning PhD is a three-year full-time or six-year part-time course. Our students produce internationally recognised research as part of our top-rated research groups.

Creative writing

A highly-interactive series of credit-bearing modules, exploring both creative writing, and literary theory, and encompassing the writing of fiction, scripts and poetry.

An exciting opportunity for flexible, part-time study at the University of York.


The PhD in Education by distance learning is designed to enhance specialised knowledge through academic study and research. Join our internationally recognised Department to conduct research in a wide range of educational issues. Both full and part time study are possible on this programme.

English Building History

The MA in English Building History is a collaborative programme delivered by Lifelong Learning and the Department of Archaeology. This is a three-year, part-time, MA programme delivered online in a fully-supported learning environment, with blended learning support for the final year Independent Study Module.

Economics postgraduate summer session

For prospective students of postgraduate programmes in economics and those wanting to enhance their skills in microeconomics and quantitative methods.


Obtain a regional geological understanding with which to interpret larger-scale Earth processes and structures.

Health economics

Develop your knowledge of the basic principles and tools of health economics to apply them and understand their impact in the workplace.

Further your knowledge and understanding of basic and advanced issues in the economic evaluation of health technology assessment through high quality training in relevant theoretical and practical issues.

Health professions education

Designed to meet your needs as educators in medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy and other health professions. The overall aim of the course is to enable you to develop practical capabilities in critical, reflective understanding of learning and teaching in clinical practice.

History of Art

The Department’s distance learning PhD is a three-year full-time or six-year part-time course. Join our internationally recognised centre for art historical study, ranked first for research impact and environment in the UK.

Humanitarian studies

Developing your capacity to understand and respond strategically to humanitarian needs in complex operational contexts, reflect critically on contemporary humanitarian issues and challenges at the headquarter and field levels, and design evidence-based policy.

International development

Improve your capacity to influence, contribute to or lead the international development agenda at local, national or international levels.

Mathematical finance

Rigorous training in mathematical and computational techniques relevant to practitioners in the modern quantitative finance industry, in particular managing investment and risk.

Non-credit bearing Lifelong learning online

The Lifelong Learning Centre offers a number of learning for pleasure and undergraduate distance learning courses.

Public policy and public management

Understand better how social policies are made by exploring the interplay between decision-making on the national level with global and transnational forces.

Focusing on how the policy process and delivery of services are linked, develop your understanding of how policy is made, implemented and evaluated, and the key issues of managing public services.

Reflecting the current public service modernisation agenda, enhance your capacity to manage, lead, change and improve public services.

Railway studies

Gain an understanding of how academics have investigated the social, cultural, political, business, economic, and technological aspects of British railway history between 1825 and 2002.


  • CPD: Continuing Professional Development
  • PGCert: Postgraduate Certificate
  • PGDip: Postgraduate Diploma
  • MA: Master of Art
  • MPA: Master of Public Administration
  • MSc: Master of Science
  • PhD: Doctor of Philosophy

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