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Arden University

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Overview
Overview

Overview

Established in 1990, Arden University is passionate about giving access to higher education for all, regardless of where you are, financial burdens, or time pressures.

Arden provides access to degrees, masters and MBA programmes in both online distance learning and flexible on-campus study modes. This flexibility attracts students of all ages, from 18 to 80 years old, who are supported both on-campus (at one of their study centres in Birmingham, Manchester and London) and online.

Arden University passionately believes in helping students unlock their potential.

Job Prospects
Job Prospects

Job Prospects

The courses provided by Arden are heavily focused on employability, and have been designed with your career in mind. Many of Arden’s courses are professionally accredited and are internationally recognised.

This means your studies will directly benefit students in the workplace, whether seeking a new career, progressing to something better, or simply changing positions.

In order to ensure that student’s workplace and career development needs are met, Arden provides an online careers portal which helps students find jobs, create a CV and develop winning interview techniques, among thousands of other very useful tools. Learn more about career support.

Arden graduates have found success at companies including IBM, Apple, the KLB Group and Clarins, and many of their graduates have increased their salary or been promoted since earning their degree. Click here to take a look at some of our students’ stories.

Course and lecturers
Course and lecturers

Course and lecturers

Arden offers a broad variety of degrees, top-up degrees, Masters and MBAs that can be studied via online learning or blended learning, covering subjects including Business, Law and Marketing, to Psychology, Criminology and Healthcare. Browse all programmes here.

If you aren’t sure what course you wish to study, check out Arden’s eligibility checker and discover the perfect course for you.

Arden has a number of intakes throughout the year: in January, April, July and October for distance learning and October for blended learning.

Distance learning is different to campus study: there’s no set timetable, and your materials are available online 24/7. This means you can study wherever works for you, whenever suits you, all through Arden’s innovative online learning platform.

The University’s ‘compressed blended’ learning model is a combination of online learning and regular seminars at one of Arden’s study centres in London, Birmingham or Manchester, allowing you to complete a three-year degree with only 2 days face-to-face commitment a week.

Students' Union
Students' Union

Students' Union

All of their students are automatically enrolled into Arden University’s Student Association where you can connect with similar students all around the world.

Students can also apply for an NUS card.

Accommodation
Accommodation

Accommodation

There is no accommodation as this is a distance learning organisation. If you wish to relocate to be nearer one of the study centres in Birmingham, Manchester or London, you will need to find your accommodation independently. Arden University does not offer any funding for accommodation.

Facilities
Facilities

Facilities

At Arden, your learning comes to you. You’ll have access to your learning materials 24/7 and will use  innovative, always-on ‘virtual classroom’ study portal called iLearn. Learning materials, forums, tutor discussions, library resources and career services are all located here.

If you choose to study via blended learning, you’ll have access to a variety of facilities, such as computers, internet, printing services, and study spaces. If you have any questions outside of class, you’ll still have access to your tutors and support team by email and by phone.

City life
City life

City life

Blended learning means you’ll complete a full-time degree with part-time hours on campus. It is the ideal mix of flexible online learning with face-to-face teaching.

With study centres in Birmingham, Manchester and London, you’ll be immersed in one of the UK’s three major cities. All of their study centres are ideally located, with convenient transport links to get you right into the centre of city life.

 

Clubs and Societies
Clubs and Societies

Clubs and Societies

This is not applicable to Arden University.

However, you can follow them on social media to stay in the loop with all things Arden: Tweet  @Arden_Uni, Instagram @Arden_University, Facebook.com/ArdenUniversity

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Student support
Student support

Student support

Arden University pride themselves on their excellent support network – as well as your academic tutor, you’ll be assigned a dedicated Student Support Coordinator who will be there to help you from enrolment to graduation.

Fees
Fees

Fees

Arden University is committed to the idea that cost shouldn’t be a barrier to your personal development. That’s why they’re up to 30% more affordable than the average UK university qualification. You can stay in control of your finances and focus on your learning with their  flexible pay-as-you-go option. You may even be eligible for a student loan to cover the cost of your studies, or you have the option of exploring employee sponsorship.

Scholarships/ Bursaries
Scholarships/ Bursaries

Scholarships/ Bursaries

There are currently no scholarships or bursaries available, please click here to explore other student reward programmes.

Academic strengths
Academic strengths

Academic strengths

Arden University work with expert tutors with extensive industry experience who focus on putting theory into practice through active learning. They’ll guide you through your study and develop your practical and transferable skills to support your future career.

It is part of Arden’s student promise to continually provide high quality, engaging and modern teaching and learning opportunities and give you the tools to achieve your career goals.

Many of Arden’s internationally recognised courses are accredited by a variety of professional bodies such as the British Psychological Society (BPS), the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), ensuring your qualification is meeting rigorous industry standards.

Entry requirements
Entry requirements

Entry requirements

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Student Reviews

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What do students think?

Overall Rating
4.3
Job Prospects
4.3
Course and Lecturers
4.1
Students' Union
3.9
Accommodation
1.0
Uni Facilities
4.0
City Life
3.9
Clubs & Societies
3.7
Student Support
4.3

Sarah

Arden University

Psychology BSc (Hons) 17 Jan 19

Tell us about your overall university experience

Everyone is friendly and helpful. You learn so much get gain useful transferable skills. Arden University allows you to get international and globally recognized education from anywhere in the

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Claire

Arden University

LLB Law LLB 15 Jan 19

Tell us about your overall university experience

I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here. I have developed so much more than just academically and I am looking forward to the rest of my course and the

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