Distance and online learning

After applying

Accepting your offer

After we have received your application, you will be informed whether or not you have been successful within 28 days. You may be contacted for further information or be invited to come to an interview.

If we make you an offer, please let us know if you would like to accept that offer. You can do this by logging in to MyStudentRecord and clicking on the 'My Applications' page. If you have not already signed-up for a MyStudentRecord account, you will need to click on the ‘New User’ button and follow the on-screen instructions to create your password.

Fee payment and registration

Information about your payment schedule and how to register to start you study will be sent to you shortly before the start of your course. In order to register on your course you will need to pay at least the first instalment of your tuition fees. To complete registration for your course you will need to complete the following steps:


If you are paying all of your fees yourself it will be necessary for the University to have received at least the first instalment, before you register.

If a part of your fee is being paid by a sponsor or other funding source, you will need to pay a proportion of the remaining amount yourself.

We recommend allowing at least two days for payments made by credit or debit card through the University’s online e-pay site and 14 days for all other payment methods. If you choose to pay by bank transfer, please include your student number as a reference number and let us know you have made the payment. Payments for distance learning fees (invoiced in British Pounds) can also be made by credit or debit card over the phone. Please contact the relevant Distance Learning Team.

Information on funding your studies can be found on our distance learning Fees, Funding and Scholarships page.

Find out more about the ways to pay.


Registration will open approximately six weeks prior to your course start date. You will receive an email to notify you of this alongside other useful information about starting your programme.

Registration takes approximately fifteen minutes and involves creating a University IT account. This will provide you with a University email address, access to Blackboard, and Library resources.

Please note that the University will need to have either received your first tuition fee instalment, or have confirmation of your sponsorship or external funding before you can register. You must complete registration by the start date of your course.

Starting your studies

Once you have registered, you will receive a welcome email explaining the next steps in preparing for your studies. Your online course materials will be available on Blackboard from the first day of the course. If printed materials are provided as part of your studies, these will be sent to you via DHL.

Student ID cards

ID cards for distance learning students (Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taught) will be posted out to the address provided during online registration (so long as you have provided us with a suitable photo). Cards will be dispatched as soon as possible after registration has closed for the intake and we will notify students via email to confirm their ID card is on the way.


We work with a number of agency partners around the world to make sure that our courses reach local audiences efficiently and effectively. Our agency partners can provide you with advice about our courses as well as offering guidance on completing your application.

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