How Does Online Learning Work?

Online learning is a brilliant way to further your knowledge, skills and career opportunities wherever you are in the world. It offers flexible study options that allow you to fit an MSc around your existing professional or personal commitments.

At Manchester Metropolitan University, a dedicated online learning portal allows you to manage your studies remotely while enjoying an immersive and fulfilling learner experience.

Our virtual learning platform

We’ve collaborated with online learning experts to create a platform that helps you make the most of your course. Complete with a range of tools, downloadable materials and community-focused features, the platform will allow you to:

  • Participate in live seminars with tutors and fellow students;
  • Learn from first-class academics who are experts in their field;
  • Study independently with materials such as podcasts and library resources;
  • Engage in interactive group tasks with students across the world;
  • Share your knowledge and experience in online social spaces.

Explore our clickable walkthrough

If you’d like to get a feel for online learning right away, you can explore our clickable walkthrough and get to know the virtual learning platform. Simply click on the ‘next’ buttons on the graphic below and get a glimpse into your learning experience as an online student.

Using our virtual learning platform

You will need a minimum of a 2mps connection along with headphones and a microphone to use the video conferencing software.

In order for the platform to work correctly, you should be running the latest versions of the main browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Safari and InternetExplorer/Edge. Your PC should also be running Windows 7 or later, or OS X 10.9 or later. Mobile devices should be running the latest versions of iOS or Android. If you would like to test if you have the basic technology requirements to run the platform please click here.

Although these are the basic requirements, technology platforms do change and additional browser plugins, settings, apps etc. may be required and will be advised from time to time by your Student Success Advisor.

Still want to see more? Try our free trial

You can access a week’s worth of online learning materials and explore a live study environment for free. All you need to do is get in touch with an Enrolment Advisor by phone at +44 (0)161 880 4721 or email, to request access and learn more about the course.

What our students say about us

"The Virtual Learning Environment is really helpful. It’s great that all of the essential readings, interactive seminars, discussion boards and group chats are accessible in one place."
"It's really useful having everything online as it means I can dip in and out of the work as and when I have the time, allowing me a bit more flexibility in trying to manage my studies with a full time job.  "
"This course was a perfect fit for my current situation as it allows me to study around my busy schedule."