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The digital revolution continues to gather pace, with online education enabling anyone, anywhere to access the same standard of study as that found on a campus-based programme – whether it be at home, on holiday, during a working lunch or in a café.

Online education represents a different route to new career skills for those who cannot physically attend university, supporting them in pursuing their professional development without having to relocate or place their careers on pause to pursue the programme of their choice.

Thanks to modern connectivity, the Online MBAOnline MSc International Businessand Online Masters of Public Administration – offered by the University of Birmingham – are each designed to meet the needs of working professionals, who are looking to balance their studies alongside work and personal commitments.


Realise your ambitions
“Employers and industry are increasingly expecting learning to be delivered online. The needs of both students and employers are changing; they’re demanding more flexible methods of delivery that can fit around busy schedules,” says Ian Myatt, Director of Educational Enterprise, University of Birmingham.

With no difference in the qualification earned from that of students who learn on campus, online education with the University of Birmingham offers a real alternative for those seeking professional development that can set them apart from the crowd.

Excellence in teaching
Through investment in online learning, professionals can unlock the University of Birmingham’s unique resources and credentials for their own professional growth:

The university is a world ‘top-100’ institution (QS World University Rankings 2019), it has been recognised for excellence in research impact – being a member of the prestigious Russell Group – and is also rated ‘Gold’ in terms of Teaching Excellence (Teaching Excellence Framework 2017).

Alumni are highly sought-after by employers, as the university’s position in the top five UK universities for graduate prospects proves (Complete University Guide 2018). Furthermore, faculty bring expert knowledge across a huge range of industries, delivering world-class education to students no matter where they study.

With such top-quality education available in a distance learning format, the online programmes at the University of Birmingham are part of a step-change in the provision, access and efficacy of postgraduate higher education in a digital environment.

Study from anywhere
Not only would you negate the need to travel or relocate to study, these programmes enable students to apply their learning to their careers in real-time. New skills and knowledge can be used to improve real-life working practices and approaches, benefitting both students and their organisations.

Nigerian students, like Tosan Ozoro, can choose when and where they access the online learning environment, before putting newly-aquired knowledge to use:

“I get to manage my time. I can decide what time to study and there is flexibility in assignments too. I also get to keep my job, make some income and go to school at the same time. So there is no hitch or halt in my career.”

Build an international network
With students studying from all over the world, this diversity adds a richness to the online learning environment, through which students and faculty ‘meet’ in live sessions to discuss and explore course content.

There is ample opportunity for students to exchange ideas, debate principles and make connections, enabling them to build a global network. Current student, Munyaradzi Chikwanda from South Africa explains:

“The connect sessions are as good as a classroom-based course as we are able to make use of the technology. Discussion forums also provide a richness to interactions as everyone participates.”

Are you ready to join our global network of online students? Apply to study online with the University of Birmingham. Applications for our next intake are open. For more information please download our brochure or call +44 (0)800 032 7101 for more information.

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