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University of Hertfordshire Online

University of Hertfordshire Online

University of Hertfordshire Online


At the University of Hertfordshire, we see your potential, we hear your ambitions and we support your futures. From the moment we meet, we will set you on a path to achieving your goals. We will drive you forward, we will actively guide you every step of the way. You may not be confident or you may have questions – but we believe in you and we will help you find the answers. You may have a goal that you want to achieve – we can help focus you. You may want an experience – we can get you some. Here at Herts, there are many pathways to success, so let us empower your future, and take you all the way. This is your platform, your opportunity to succeed – so what are you waiting for?

With our online courses, you’ll have the freedom and flexibility to learn and work with an international community of students, with access to global expertise and networking opportunities, wherever you are.

These degrees follow a similar approach to our on-campus equivalents and, wherever possible, cover the same topics. They’re designed and delivered by the same lecturers, and taught and assessed in a way that's specifically designed for web-based learning and for students who need to study flexibly. We have input from forward-thinking employers, ensuring you graduate with the skills you need for a successful career.

Why study online?

Online study is perfect for those who want to improve their skills, knowledge and career prospects but can't commit to attending a university, or study full time.

At the University of Hertfordshire we develop, deliver and support all our online degrees. Unlike some universities, we don't involve third-party agencies in our online learning. From completing your application to study with us, right through your studies and up to graduation, our friendly dedicated team of tutors and staff is here to help you, every step of the way.

Our online courses have the same high academic standard as our on-campus qualifications. You will have obtained a fully accredited, university degree. We are an online university, as well as a traditional one. How you choose to study does not affect the validity of your qualification.

Our online courses have the same entry requirements, content and substantially the same learning outcomes as our on-campus programmes. They follow the same rigorous academic quality assurance procedures for development, approval, delivery and assessment. This ensures and protects the value of the award you will gain.

Study on your terms

Online distance learning gives you flexibility when it comes to studying.

All our online courses are 100% online, you choose when and where to study. All our courses can be studied part-time, which means you can fit your studies around work and life commitments.

International students can get a highly accredited UK degree without having to leave their country. At the University, we also see that interacting with other students and tutors can also be an important part of the learning process, so we combine this flexibility with some scheduled sessions and assessments at specific times.

Your course is delivered through the University's managed learning environment Canvas.


There is a common misconception that you will have no University contact or support from teaching staff when you study online.

Our friendly dedicated team of tutors and staff are here to help you, every step of the way, your programme tutor is accessible throughout your online studies, and for each module, you will have a module tutor who will support you through that particular module.

There is also a team of administrators and educational technologists to assist with technical queries.

A helping hand with your career

As an online student at the University of Hertfordshire, you will have access to the dedicated Careers and Employment and Enterprise service online, supported by their outstanding job's portal, HandShake.

They are here to help you to develop your skills and make the best decisions for your future, offering assistance in:

  • searching for work experience opportunities
  • advice and tips on how to create the perfect CV
  • applying for jobs
  • undertaking further study
  • starting your own business


Before you apply

Check that you have the correct entry requirements for the course you want to study.

If you do not have the formal entry requirements, but you feel you have equivalent qualifications or professional experience, you can still apply for online study in the normal way.

Please provide detailed evidence of your relevant (professional) experience in a separate document attached to your application form.

We are not able to make informal judgements about equivalent qualifications and experience, eg. via email. Instead, we require a formal application so we have enough information to consider each case fully.

How to apply

To apply for an online programme, you will need to complete an online application form.

Please attach the following when submitting your application form:

  • A copy of your qualification transcripts
  • GCSE English Language at grade C or above / Evidence of your English Language competence if English is not your first language (e.g. IELTS)
  • GCSE Maths at grade C or above or equivalent
  • A personal statement
  • A copy of your passport
  • 1 academic or professional reference (except for MSc Mental Health Recovery and Social Inclusion - see additional requirements below)

Please include your unique application number in the subject line when you email your supporting documents.

Professional reference requirement for Mental Health Recovery and Social Inclusion

If you are applying for a course in Mental Health Recovery and Social Inclusion, we will require both an academic reference and a professional reference to support your involvement in Mental Health services.

If you have some experience in mental health but cannot provide these references or academic achievements please contact us to discuss.

Employment history requirement for Master of Public Health

If you are applying for the Master of Public Health course, please make sure you fill out the employment history field or attach a CV to show your involvement in the Public Health services.

What happens next

We will make an offer based on the information you send us, so make sure that you send us all the appropriate information in as much detail as you can. It takes approximately two weeks for you to receive an answer.

Scholarships and Funding

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