MSc Distance Learning Programmes

Following are top ranking universities and colleges offering the MSc Distance Learning Programmes:

The University of London External System
- It offers a range of distance learning MSc programmes in: Agricultural Economics; Applied Environmental Economics; Environmental Management; Finance; Human Resource Management; International Business; Organizational Psychology; Public Policy and Management; Sustainable Development; etc.
- The University of London External System celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2008.
- It was the first university in the world to offer distance learning degrees.
-The External System was audited by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) in 2005.
- External students receive the same internationally recognised qualification as those who attend the University itself.

University of Bedfordshire
- It offers the MSc Public Health by distance learning. There is no attendance requirement.
- The course is offered with three levels of qualification: Certificate, Diploma and Masters.
- The University is rated 2nd in the UK for Journalism and for Marketing, 3rd for Complementary Medicine, 4th for Human Resource Management, 7th for Dance, and 16th for Nursing and for Social Work according to the National Student Survey 2009.

Robert Gordon University
- It offers the MSc Design Management by online distance learning.
- There are three exit routes: Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, and MSc Design Management.
- Applicants should have a good Honours Degree.
- Ranked 1st in Scotland and 4th across the UK for graduate-level jobs (The Independent 2010).

Queen Mary, University of London
- Degrees available by distance learning include MSc in Telecommunications, MSc inWireless Networks - Networks Pathway, MSc in Digital Signal Processing, MSc in Digital Music Processing.
- The MSc in Telecommunications is accredited by the Institute of Engineering Technology (IET) for all delivery mode: standard onsite and distance learning.
- Ranked among the top 200 universities in the world in the ARWU 2009.

University of York (UK)
- It offers the MSc in Mathematical Finance by Online Distance Learning.
- The distance learning programme is delivered online using Internet conferencing and application sharing software and a web-based Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).
- The online MSc programme consists of three stages: Certificate, Diploma and Dissertation.
 - York's research is ranked in the top 10 nationally. In the 2008 RAE, 93% of its research rated as of international standard and 23% world-leading.

University of Reading
- It offers the MSc International Securities, Investment and Banking by Distance Learning.
- The University of Reading is one of the top 200 universities in the world and is a member of the 1994 Group Universities.

University of Leicester
- It offers a range of distance learning courses, such as the MSc in Management; MSc in Marketing; MSc in Human Resource Development and Performance Management; MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice; MSc in Communications, Media and Public Relations; and more.
- Most  distance learning courses take between two and five years to complete.
- Ranked in the top 15 nationally in Guardian and The Times 2010.

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