Distance learning / e-learning / short courses


Benefits of distance learning/e-learning

Our distance learning/e-learning options are ideal if you have work or family commitments, or a lifestyle that wouldn’t enable you attend regular classes on one of our campuses.

If you have access to the internet, e-learning enables you to study anywhere at any time, and at a pace that suits you.

Our Graduate School provides comprehensive support for distance and part-time researchers, many of who study for up to six years or more.


Teaching is conducted through a mixture of audio-visual, written and interactive materials. There are also opportunities for online discussion and collaborative projects with tutors and other students. And some programmes include intensive, residential modules taught on campus, giving you the chance to meet and work alongside your tutors and fellow students face-to-face.


Specific course fees can be found from our fees pages or by contacting:
t: +44 (0)115 846 6770
e: studentfees-helpdesk@nottingham.ac.uk

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Our e-learning programmes





Our e-learning facilities

We have made significant investments to ensure our virtual learning environment is of the highest quality, and strive to develop new approaches to learning in response to your needs.


Moodle is our new virtual learning environment. It allows you to access lecture notes, find links to external research resources, access self-test exercises and assessments, participate in online learning activities, submit assignments, collaborate on group projects and store your work online.

The Portal

The Portal gives you password protected access to your own email account, course information, news from across the University and information about our services.

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