Why Study Online?

At Manchester Metropolitan University, we firmly believe higher education should be accessible to all. Our Global Online courses are designed with this ambition in mind and are relevant and beneficial to anyone with the will, ability and determination to succeed– wherever you are in the world.

Helping You Decide

Choosing between studying your masters degree online or on campus may seem like a big decision to make. We’ve compared some of the biggest differences and similarities between the two modes of study below:

Masters degree online On-Campus
6-300x276 Study Your Way
Study wherever and whenever suits you best to achieve a masters in just two years. Work full-time and apply what you learn straight away, boosting your profile at work while you study.
Set Class Times
Achieve a masters in a year with a lecture and seminar timetable set by the University. Work part-time as you learn, around your study commitments.


Learn remotely through our Virtual Learning Environment.
Take part in live video seminars, discussion forums and group tasks.Interact virtually with your classmates from around the globe.Catch up with any missed seminars by watching a recorded video, whenever it suits you best.
Attend live lectures on campus
Interact face to face with your peers and tutors.Attend events on campus and access university facilities during campus opening hours.



Assignment Based Assessment
Earn your degree with predominantly assignment-based assessment.
Mixed Assessment
Earn your degree with a range of assessment methods and techniques – from project-based coursework to written examinations and practical assessments.
4 Learn Anywhere
With no need to travel to attend lectures or seminars, you can achieve a masters degree without leaving home.
Manchester Based
Live in, or near, Manchester, a city home to more than 200,000 international employers.
7 Choose When You Start
Begin the course when it suits you with multiple start times throughout the year.
Fixed Start
Some programmes offer multiple entry points in the year, whilst some have an annual intake every September.


Online Support
Benefit from the support of a dedicated Student Success Advisor.Access many of our university-wide support services, including our careers and employability team, online or by phone.
On-Campus Support
Benefit from dedicated on-campus support to help you make the most of your time at Manchester Metropolitan University, from technical services to accommodation, the Language Centre to the library and more.
3 Pay As You Go
Pay for one module at a time with our flexible payment plan. Students from the UK may also be able to access a postgraduate loan of up to £10,609*
Spread the Cost
Spread your course fees out over three payments during the year. Students from the UK may also be able to access a postgraduate loan of up to £10,609*

No matter whether you choose to study online or on campus, all students can benefit from Manchester Metropolitan University’s outstanding facilities.

*The proposed loan amount for 2020/21 for students normally living in England is £11,222, subject to Government approval. Funding for postgraduate loans is different depending on whether you are normally resident in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

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Global Online Courses at Manchester Metropolitan University