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Arden University

Arden University

Arden University


Join Arden, the fastest-growing university in the UK

At Arden University we believe everyone, everywhere has the right to gain the life and career benefits that higher education can bring. We are dedicated to making the university experience convenient and accessible to ambitious and motivated people like you, which is why we’re the fastest-growing university in the United Kingdom*.

Our mission is to connect adult learners like you with higher education study opportunities that give you the tools you need to fulfil your career and life goals. We challenge conventional perceptions of degree study by providing flexible, vocational courses with timetables and learning options that fit around your life commitments.

*More first-year UK undergraduate students in 2015-2021 than any other university (HESA data)

Regional Offer

We recently launched a special offer that allows residents and nationals of more than 115 countries to receive 25% off their undergraduate course fees, or 40% off postgraduate course fees when you choose to study online! Enquire below for full details.



As part of our commitment to excellence in teaching and continual quality improvement in the content we deliver on our courses, Arden University courses have achieved accreditation and certification from many of the UK’s most recognised and respected professional industry bodies. By involving alumni, industry experts and lecturers in the creation of our course materials, this means you’re learning key practical skills, highly valuable in the workplace.

All of our programmes are QAA approved and a wide range of our programmes are accredited by professional bodies such as the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), the British Psychological Society (BPS), and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), and more than 20 other accrediting professional bodies. These accreditations aren’t just a mark of quality; they are sought-after by employers, helping you get ahead in your career by standing out and maximising your future prospects.

Why Study with Arden?

Focus on employability

Our online programmes are designed with your career in mind. Our tutors are invested in your success both in and outside of our courses, and our programmes include opportunities to apply practical skills in individual modules and complete an independent research project. As an Arden student, you can take advantage of the resources in our dedicated Careers Portal:

  • CV builder
  • Interview simulator
  • Global job search engine
  • Employer advice
  • Bonus business skills courses

Applied skills

When you graduate with your degree from Arden University, you will:

  • Have shown your ability to learn and solve problems in your focus area
  • Have an in-depth understanding of your subject matter
  • Be able to make a decision about how to manage your career planning as a result of your modules
  • Have transferable skills that will maximise your employability and career potential

Top-notch online programming

  • Over half a million books and journals available in our online library
  • Easily downloadable materials
  • Accessible on any device, even offline
  • At your own pace study content


Campus Features

Studying online gives you full control (plus it's more affordable).

After you’ve been enrolled, you’ll study for your degree through ilearn, our digital learning platform and university campus in the cloud. Plus, everyone who studies with us receives a free subscription to Microsoft Office 365.

ilearn, your virtual classroom

  • Full access 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
  • Study at home, on your commute to work, or over a coffee. There’s no restriction to when and where you can learn.
  • Over half a million books, journals and resources, on any device, at any time.
  • Engage and network with our online community, Unitu.

Excellent student support

  • One-to-one support with tutors
  • Success coaches
  • Optional academic skills workshops
  • Regular online office hours
  • 24/7 access to confidential mental health resources, such as Togetherall
  • Career centre with a dedicated careers team for preparing your CV and job applications
  • Over 80 tutors and support staff are dedicated to your success
  • Engage and network with our online community, Unitu.

    Student Testimonials

    Scholarships and Funding

    Regional offer, for select countries

    • 25% reduction in fees for undergraduate programmes.
    • 40% reduction in fees for postgraduate programmes.
    • The regional scholarship is open to residents of eligible countries--enquire for full terms and conditions.

    Early Bird Offer

    Arden University’s Early Bird Offer gives international students studying one of our foundation year, undergraduate, or postgraduate courses online the opportunity to receive £1,000 off their tuition fees. All you have to do is be accepted onto your eligible course and pay the holding fee before the deadline. It’s as simple as that. Please note that the Early Bird Offer cannot be used with top-up programmes or short courses, and cannot be combined with other offers. Terms and conditions apply, please enquire for dates and details.

    Funding options

    At Arden, we believe that cost shouldn’t prevent you from earning a valuable education. Our degree programmes cost less than the average UK qualification, but we maintain a competitive academic standard of higher education.

    We offer flexible funding options for our programmes to ensure students can focus on their studies, rather than stress over finances. Your course fees are determined based on your place of residence, and the type of programme you study.

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    Applying is free and easy

    Start here by enquiring and one of our Education Advisors will be in touch to guide you through your application process, making it clear and smooth as possible.

    Non-standard entry option

    If you are interested in studying one of our programmes but don’t meet the standard academic requirements, you might be eligible to apply through our non-standard entry route, which takes a more holistic view of your qualifications and professional experience during your application review process.

    English Language Requirements

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    • Coventry

      1A Brandon Lane Coventry CV3 3RD, , Coventry

    • London

      London, United Kingdom

    • Birmingham

      7 Hill Street Birmingham Study Centre Centre City, B5 4UA, Birmingham

      • Manchester

        Linley House 2Nd Floor, Dickinson Street, M1 4LF, Manchester