University profile

Arden University

2023/24 edition

About Arden University

Since we began our journey in 1990 as the chosen partner for traditional universities to deliver their online programmes we have constantly evolved, and in 2014 we earned taught degree-awarding powers which meant that we could also proudly award our own degrees. In August 2015 we became Arden University – one of the few specialist, online learning universities to launch in the last 50 years. We’re now a leading provider of flexible, online and blended learning.

At Arden University we believe that everyone, everywhere should be able to study. For over 25 years, we’ve delivered quality Higher Education that fits around our students lives.

We offer a range of Masters and MBAs that can be studied flexibly by online distance learning.

Alternatively, if you’re a UK resident and need more structure, you can study via blended learning, where you’ll study a full-time qualification with part-time campus hours at one of our study centres in London, Birmingham or Manchester. At Arden, we see student learning opportunities as the key to embedding knowledge and helping to grow and develop Graduates that are fit and ready for the workplace. We are really pleased that this has been recognised in the National Student Survey 2020 results.

Our flexible study modes mean that 90% of our students work alongside their studies. With Arden, you don’t need to put your career or earnings on hold in order to achieve a postgraduate qualification.

Future career prospects

Arden courses are designed with a strong focus on employability so that learning will directly help students in the workplace. To support student’s workplace and career development needs, a full service online careers portal helps students search for jobs, develop a CV and sharpen interview techniques. These are just a few of the really useful tools thousands of Arden students have access to. Learn more about career support.

As part of our commitment to the ongoing career development, for Arden students, we recently launched our Fast-Track Your Career promise. This promise means that after successfully completing your bachelor’s course with Arden, you can study your master’s degree or MBA with us completely free of charge. This offer is available to all Arden undergraduate students who enrolled with us from September 2016 onwards, from all countries and regions and who meet our master’s degree entry requirements.

English language support

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English, we require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Facilities and support arrangements

If you choose to study at one of our study centres in London, Birmingham or Manchester, you’ll become part of our lively, friendly atmosphere. As a postgraduate student, you only need to commit to one three-hour study session every fortnight on campus, meaning you can continue to work alongside your studies. Outside of classes, you’ll have access to many excellent facilities, from computers and IT equipment, internet and printing services, to individual and group study spaces. Find out more here.

Blended Learning

Students have the opportunity of studying professionally accredited and industry recognised Masters and MBAs, delivered either 100% online or via blended learning at one of our campuses in Tower Hill, Holborn, Ealing, Manchester or Birmingham.

If you study at one of our campuses, our innovative blended learning model combines the flexibility of online learning with the structure of traditional face-to-face teaching. Here are a few of the benefits of blended learning with Arden:

  • Graduate in two years with just one three-hour evening session in class every two weeks
  • Online and on-campus academic and student support
  • Industry recognised with Chartered Management Institute (CMI), Association for Project Management (APM), Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) accreditations and free membership throughout your study
  • Flexible payment options or a postgraduate loan for those eligible
  • Modern campuses in central London, Birmingham and Manchester where you're able to network with other professionals

Find out more about our blended learning Masters and MBAs.

Fees, funding and costs

At Arden we believe cost shouldn’t be a barrier to your personal development. That’s why you can stay in control of your finances and focus on your learning with our flexible pay-as-you-go option. You may even be eligible for a postgraduate loan to cover the cost of your studies or you have the option of exploring employee sponsorship.

How to apply

At Arden, flexibility is at the heart of everything we do. That’s why we have four intakes a year for distance learning (January, April, July, October) and two intakes for blended learning (September, November, January, February, April and June)

We’re currently accepting applications, so if you’d like to secure your place, you can apply direct or give us a call on 0800 268 7737

Contact details

0800 268 7737
Arden University
Arden House
Middlemarch Park
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