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Study flexibly and online

Join a global community and get the skills and knowledge you need to progress your career.

Note, recruitment for online courses has closed.

How you learn

Your time is valuable. Our 100% online courses are designed to fit around your existing lifestyle. Part-time and flexible enough to continue working, you can further your education and enhance your prospects without sacrificing your current commitments.

Your virtual learning environment

Lectures are delivered in Canvas, our virtual learning environment, using a combination of video, podcasts and online presentations, with clear links to further resources and downloadable materials, available on-demand.

Watch our short video to find out more about Canvas:

Your personalised Canvas demo

Want to see more? Our course advisers can give you a personalised tour of Canvas, at a time that suits you. Book your demo now.

Your interactive learning experience

Discussion forums will encourage you to interact with your peers, sharing opinions and debating current topics and issues in your field. You will also have the chance to engage with members of the academic team during regular webinars. All of the programme material will be made available for you to access whenever you need.

Our rigorous online courses are designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to move forward in your career. All our online modules are developed by Queen Mary academics and our approach ensures a learning experience equal in quality to our campus programmes. Find out more on our student support page.

Find out more about Queen Mary Online's supportive online learning environment. Watch now:


Face-to-face events

Your course will be delivered completely online, however, you will get the chance to meet your coursemates, academic team, and guest speakers in real life at our optional face-to-face conferences and workshops.

Is online learning for you?

Online learning gives you flexibility and freedom in the way you study. If you find yourself agreeing with the questions below, online learning is for you.

  • Are you interested in gaining a qualification to expand your knowledge and improve your career prospects?
  • Do you have a family, work or other commitments, which make campus study difficult?
  • Would you like the freedom to choose when and where you study?
  • Would you like to study without having to travel?
  • Are you self-motivated and respond well to new challenges?
  • Do you enjoy interacting, connecting and exchanging ideas online, with people all over the world?
  • Are you inquisitive and like to question yourself and others, explore new topics and engage in discussions?
  • Would you benefit from direct interactions and feedback from tutors renowned for their academic rigour?


I am used to managing several tasks and deadlines. Distance learning allowed me to cope with the studies and with my job; of course this meant I also had to improve my organisational skills in order to respect submission deadlines and those at work. However it meant that I could study wherever and whenever I had time.
Rebecca Berto, International Dispute Resolution (Arbitration) PGDip