Distance learning is a great way to advance your skills regardless of where you live and your lifestyle. Whether you are a recent graduate keen to pursue your studies, an industry professional seeking accreditation or simply looking for a career change, distance learning offers flexible ways to study without having to uproot your life. Robert Gordon University’s online learning courses offer a diverse range of accredited, home-based qualifications from Art and Design to Architecture and Construction, so you can study in a way that works for you while receiving support from top-class teaching staff.
Why Opt For A Distance Learning Course?
There is a range of reasons why thousands of individuals embark on distance learning courses at RGU each year. Your local university may not offer the right course for you or may not provide the range of modules you are looking for. Study timetables may well clash with commitments you simply cannot avoid. Distance learning makes it easier to study exactly what you like, where and how you like, without the need to make compromises in your personal and professional life.
At Robert Gordon University, a collaborative learning platform called Campus Moodle has been developed to ensure that remote students have instant access to our comprehensive range of services. You can access the platform whenever and wherever, as long as you have an internet connection. It features discussion and group work areas promoting collaborative working, wherever you are in the world.
The Advantages Of Distance Learning
One of the biggest plus points of home-based study is the flexibility it affords. The freedom to fit your studies around your lifestyle not only paves the way for a positive, manageable learning environment, it also means you can maintain ongoing commitments such as employment at the same time as studying towards new qualifications. The possibility to choose your preferred study method, timetable and location gives you increased control over your pace of learning, although the learning speed of online courses is ultimately controlled by the University to ensure effective and rewarding results.
Remote learning is also a great way to progress your career, whether in the form of professional accreditation such as our ‘Commercial Business Dynamics’ short course accredited by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, or postgraduate qualifications such as the Accounting and Finance Professional Top Up MSc enabling you to reach new heights in your career.
How Can Distance Learning Improve My Career Prospects?
Whether you are in a profession where a degree is essential for promotion or looking to validate existing knowledge with an industry-recognized certificate, distance learning can significantly enhance career progression. Every year, students are enrolled from a diverse range of sectors who wish to study and work simultaneously in order to achieve their career objectives.
From the tailor-made Work Based Learning short course delivered by the School of Nursing and Midwifery, which provides the opportunity to highlight and optimise existing skills in your specialist area, to the Advanced Pharmacy Practice course which equips students with the necessary skills to become an Advanced Practitioner, the flexible nature of distance learning courses means you can invest yourself in your studies without the need to put your career on hold.
Individuals with proven academic success and practical experience in their chosen field are highly desirable to employers looking to recruit well-rounded staff with a demonstrable commitment to continuous professional development.
On a practical level, for many people who chose to work and study remotely, the academic process becomes much easier when you are able to apply newly acquired knowledge in your place of work on an ongoing basis.
What Academic Services Can I Access At RGU As An Online Student?
Much like on-site students, remote learners have full access to world-class facilities such as the Student Portal, an information gateway linked to the Campus Moodle, email, support and advice, exam results, fees, accommodation information and more. Additionally, through the library as an online learner, you also have access to postal book loans, photocopies, and other libraries globally.
Robert Gordon University is a highly credible, TEF Gold-rated establishment for teaching, learning and outcomes which is not only ranked top in Scotland for industry connections by THE ’18 but also offers a wide array of industry accredited courses in Business, Design and Technology, and Health and Social Care for you to choose from.
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