Lancaster's online and distance learning postgraduate courses are for you if you want to enhance your career with flexible learning.
Work from home, your workplace, or wherever and whenever is convenient.
There's no need to relocate to Lancaster or take a career break – you can gain relevant knowledge and skills by studying alongside your ongoing professional and personal commitments.
Please note that some online courses include some on-campus elements – please see the course information for details. You are advised to contact the relevant department if you wish to discuss alternatives to campus attendance.
A list of the different courses available Accordion
- Creative Writing
- Educational Research
- Graduate School for the Environment
- Linguistics and English Language
- Health Research
Lancaster University Management School (LUMS)
The following Lancaster University Management School Programmes are available by distance learning, please enquire further with the department.
- Politics, Philosophy and Religion
Students registered on Lancaster University distance learning degree schemes may also choose to take research training modules run by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Graduate School.
The Research Training Programme (RTP) consists of modules and short courses on research methods, theories and philosophies, thesis writing and other generic skills relevant to PhD study. The RTP is designed to complement more specialised subject or discipline-based training modules offered by departments.
Free online courses
We run free online courses - sometimes referred to as 'MOOCs' - in partnership with FutureLearn.
They are run at regular intervals and anyone can register online.