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Distance learning overview

Nowadays, many universities offer distance learning courses. Distance learning gives students and young professionals the opportunity to complete a degree from home, suitable for those who do not have the possibility to follow a full-time programme .

The variety of online Masters programmes is broad. Using the opportunities of the worldwide web, virtually any university offering such programmes is at your disposal. Through various means of media, audio or visual, digital or postal, you will accomplish all courses and tasks demanded within the study. In case of any troubles, your personal mentor will offer guidance and support. Instead of conventional lecture structures, electronic distance learning creates a virtual classroom for both students and teachers in order to communicate and interact.

There are two forms of distance learning, the so-called blended learning and pure e-learning. Blended-learning is a combination of e-learning and occasional, compulsory attendance periods (e.g. one weekend per month). You will conduct a pure e-learning programme exclusively from your own computer at home visiting compulsory courses online.

Exams organisation

While you sit the exam at a convenient location, which is rarely ever the university itself, pay attention to the following procedures involved. You nominate an adjudicator (i.e. supervisor) to oversee the exam. This must be a reputable person such as a school principal, tertiary tutor/lecture or police officer.

Set a date, time and place for the exam (usually held at the adjudicator's office).The exam is sent to the adjudicator, who will then conduct the exam.On completion of the examination, the adjudicator directly sends your work to the university.

These steps are typical of how an examination takes place for students completing an under- or postgraduate degree via distance learning.

Advantages and disadvantages of distance learning

Advantages

  • Flexibility: You can remain in your job and study at the same time.
  • Convenient: You can submit papers and assignments just by one click.
  • Saves money: Online courses are usually cheaper than on-campus courses and do not require the stress of moving.
  • Saves time: You can save a lot of time on commuting preserving your study energy.
  • Choices are endless: Distance learning allows you to choose from a wide variety of universities to complete your degree.

Disadvantages

  • No direct contact: Lack of personal interaction with teachers and fellow students can be overwhelming and affect a student’s learning capabilities.
  • Technology dependence: Problems with the network or your computer can pose a huge threat to proceedings.
  • Lack of discipline: Dividing your time successfully, without the help of teachers, requires self-discipline, perseverance and self-motivation.
  • Not valued by all employers: Not all employers value a successful online degree as highly as a regular degree
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Find universities around Europe that offer Distance learning Masters

    study programmes     universities
comprehensive profile   Corporate Governance & Finance   comprehensive profile   MCI | Die Unternehmerische Hochschule®
comprehensive profile   Sports Science (one year) - Performance Optimisation with a Focus on Elite Sport   comprehensive profile   Mid Sweden University
  Digital Economy & Leadership   comprehensive profile   MCI | Die Unternehmerische Hochschule®
  Digital Marketing & Analytics   comprehensive profile   MCI | Die Unternehmerische Hochschule®
  Digital Business MBA   comprehensive profile   MCI | Die Unternehmerische Hochschule®
  Master of Science in Emotion Psychology   comprehensive profile   Mid Sweden University
  Health & Hospital Management MBA   comprehensive profile   MCI | Die Unternehmerische Hochschule®
  International Business MBA   comprehensive profile   MCI | Die Unternehmerische Hochschule®
  Renewable Energy Engineering     University of Aberdeen
  Eye Care Governance     Cardiff University
  Sustainable and Efficient Food Production     Aberystwyth University
  Blended and Online Education     Edinburgh Napier University
  Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)     University of St Andrews
  Software Engineering     De Montfort University
  Advanced Dementia Studies     University of Bradford
  Pain Management (Primary and Community Care)     Cardiff University
  Medical Education     University of South Wales
  Psychology (BPS)     Arden University
  Terrorism, Policing and Security (Distance Learning)     London Metropolitan University
  Youth Work and Community Development     De Montfort University
  MBA (Masters Conversion)     Northumbria University
  Quakerism in the Modern World     Lancaster University
  Visualisation in Architecture and the Built Environment     Robert Gordon University
  Medicines Management     University of Kent
  Dermatology in Clinical Practice     University of South Wales
  Advanced Practice     Edinburgh Napier University
  International Relations And Central Asian Studies     Staffordshire University
  Celtic Studies     University of Wales Trinity Saint David
  Languages, Education and Research (Malta)     University of Sheffield
  Hospitality Management     University of Wales Trinity Saint David
  Commercial and Corporate Law     Queen Mary University of London
  Human Resources Management     Robert Gordon University
  International Securities, Investment and Banking     University of Reading
  Project Management     Anglia Ruskin University
  Advanced Practice (Radiotherapy and Oncology)     Sheffield Hallam University
  Museum Education     University of Glasgow
  Applied Positive Psychology     Buckinghamshire New University
  International Development     University of Birmingham
  Health and Community Development Studies     De Montfort University
  ...     ...
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