Why online learning?

Male University of Leeds online student, sitting at his desk at home studying on his laptop whilst taking notes.

Online learning is often regarded as the most flexible learning option available, allowing you to fit your studies around your life and career.

That’s why, at the University of Leeds, we offer five unique 100% online postgraduate courses, supplying a world-class learning journey for all our students.

The academic experience matches the quality of our on-campus courses, and you’ll get access to interactive and engaging features including videos and subject-specific electronic journals.

The benefits of online learning

Here are just some of the top reasons why many career-driven professionals choose to study online with the University of Leeds. You can…

Why Online Learning?

Learn when and where it suits you around your other commitments.

Why Online Learning?

Select from one of our six entry points throughout the year.

Why Online Learning?

Pay your fees in manageable instalments.

Why Online Learning?

Network with professionals across the world.

Why Online Learning?

Enjoy the support of dedicated advisors.

Why Online Learning?

Study through our specialised learning platform, Minerva.

“The best thing about studying online is having a bit more freedom to learn at times that are convenient and being able to learn at your own pace. I found that online lectures also have the advantage of being recorded, meaning you can always pause or go back to a previous part of the lecture”.

Hadeel Aboueidah, Artificial Intelligence online student

Meet Minerva, our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)

A great alternative to on-campus learning, Minerva is our virtual learning environment (VLE) that enables and empowers students to learn fully online while interacting with tutors and peers. Our award-winning technology comes with a wide range of in-built and integrated tools for interactive learning, assessment and grading.

The benefits of studying via Minerva

The easy-to-use-system means you don’t have to stress about submitting assignments or keeping up with the latest module content. Instead, you can focus on your learning to ensure you succeed. Here’s what Minerva can do for you…

“The online virtual learning environment and the tools that I experienced are very intuitive and easy to use”.

Obinna Ezeji, Engineering Management online student

Learn more about the VLE

Minerva has been designed by a team of experts to ensure your online learning experience is of the highest quality and prepares you for success, both academically and professionally. Before you start learning, you’ll enrol on a Pathways to Success induction module where you’ll get an introduction to studying online and a toolkit on how to use Minerva.

If you have any questions, you’ll have access to support via your Student Success Team, an IT Help Desk, and in an A to Z Minerva student guide.

Explore our courses

Artificial Intelligence MSc
Artificial Intelligence
MSc
PGCert
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Digital Design and Communication
MA
PGCert
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Engineering Management
MSc
PGCert
Fashion marketing and design management
International Fashion Marketing and Design Management
MA
PGCert
Sustainable Business Leadership MSc
Sustainable Business Leadership
MSc
PGCert
Online postgraduate courses - University of Leeds