Distance learning programmes

Distance learning programmes

Studying by distance and flexible learning allows you to gain a postgraduate qualification which fits around your work or home life.

Many of our programmes also incorporate a work-based element, so you can apply new knowledge and insights to your job while studying to further your career.

Take the next step to realising your ambition, with a degree that works for you and your schedule. 

We offer a range of distance and flexible learning across:

  • Psychology 
  • Digital and Lifelong Learning 
  • Centre for Child Protection 
  • Medway School of Pharmacy 
  • Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
  • Tizard Centre 

You can also study short online courses in subjects ranging from functional programming to understanding autism, to explore your interests and kick start your career.

Psychology Conversion MSc

If you didn't study psychology at undergraduate level, but have a passion to explore the mind, mental health and the brain, this is the course for you. Our Psychology conversion MSc is designed specifically for those who want to explore their interests in psychology to kickstart a career in fields such as healthcare, psychology or further study.

Digital and Lifelong Learning (Professional Practice)

Our programmes are designed to promote continuing professional development. Whether you want to take the next step in your current career, or get qualified in a new field to take a new path, our programmes will take you to where you want to go.

Centre for Child Protection

Our Advanced Child Protection MA is a distance learning programme which runs on a part-time basis for two or more years. The programme is for experienced professionals to further develop their careers and is fully accredited by the University of Kent.  

Medway School of Pharmacy

The Medway School of Pharmacy’s postgraduate taught programmes are specifically designed for a range of healthcare professionals in active clinical practice to further develop their careers

Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research

Our school of social policy, sociology and social research is the home of the UK's very first Master's in Philanthropic Studies. This innovative online course builds on our expertise and teaching in civil society, fundraising, philanthropy, the third sector and volunteering.

Tizard Centre

Kent's Tizard Centre is at the forefront of research into autism, intellectual disability and community care. Our evidence-based approach and distance learning courses provide you with a deep understanding of how the theory translates into practice so you can take your career to the next level.