Flexible study

Study via Online Learning offers a flexible study option, allowing you to integrate your study with work and other commitments.

Study anywhere you like

As an Online Learning student you will not be required to attend any lectures, tutorials or other events at any of Heriot-Watt University's campuses. You choose where you want to study.

Accessible online course materials

You'll be working from course material made available online through Heriot-Watt University's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). This allows you to study when and where it best suits you.

Gain an internationally recognised degree

Studying via distance learning provides you with the opportunity to work towards a high quality, internationally recognised qualification from one of the UK's foremost universities from anywhere in the world.

Academic support

As an Online Learning student you will not be left on your own. You'll receive similar academic support to that which on-campus students receive from academic staff, by phone or email. 

Pay per course

Your programme consists of a number of courses and research projects and you pay for each one as you enrol for it.

Sit your exams in your own country

Exams are usually organised in each student's country of residence through the British Council or other partners. Please note that this is not possible for all countries, but we do endeavour to accommodate everyone we can.