Studying Online

Study online when and where you want with Ulster University.

We make it happen.

Distance learning with Ulster University

A respected online education provider – Ulster University has been offering vocational online learning programmes for over 20 years and has an outstanding reputation for enhancing students’ knowledge and professional skills, improving employability across a number of sectors. 

Positively impacting industry and the local community – we are committed to finding solutions for the most pressing global challenges concerning social and business renewal, healthy communities and culture, as well as empowering our students to drive change in their chosen areas. 

Providing flexible learning for working professionals – our distance learning courses are 100% online and allow 24/7 access to all learning and supporting materials, discussion boards and readings, so you can study anytime, anywhere in the world. 

Benefits of online learning with Ulster University 

Learn from the best you will be taught by highly qualified academics, researchers and practitioners passionate about their areas of expertise.  

Learn from world-leading research – Ulster University has an established reputation for delivering world-class research and is among the top 10% of UK universities for research impact in the Research Excellence Framework (REF, 2021). 

Excellent student support – dedicated Student Success Advisors are on hand to guide you from registration to graduation, providing careers advice, research opportunities and academic support.

Our online Masters programmes

We offer a range of online Masters programmes, spanning psychology, biomedical science, financial technology and more. Our programmes aim to produce highly employable graduates with the skills and confidence to shape change within their sector. 

PG Cert in Business Analysis & Consulting

The curriculum of this PG Cert is designed around the current needs of employers, providing practical training to bridge the digital skills gap.

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FinTech Management MSc

Our FinTech curriculum provides a mix of technical modules and business and leadership training to produce well-rounded graduates for management positions in FinTech.

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Business in Tech MSc

This online Masters programme is for tech professionals looking to take on management roles in tech-led organisations.


Biomedical Science MSc

This IBMS-accredited course is taught by world leading researchers and offers critical training to becoming a biomedical scientist in the UK.

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Health Psychology MSc

Our BPS-accredited online Masters programme grants Stage 1 training to become a Registered Health Psychologist in the UK.

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Get in contact

If you want to apply to one of our online Masters courses or simply want to find out more about how distance learning at Ulster University works, we’re here to answer your queries and support the next stage in your journey. 

Please get in contact if you have any further questions. 

Visit our blog to learn more

The Ulster Online blog covers all you need to know about our courses, specialisms, career outcomes and more. So, whether you’d like to learn how to become a health psychologist or how to boost your career in tech, we’ve got you covered. 

Visit the blog homepage, or see some examples of our latest educational content below:

Online Health Psychology MSc: An Interview with the Course Director

Are you interested in studying Health Psychology and want to know more? We spoke with Dr Liz Simpson, Course Director of the BPS-accredited, online Health Psychology MSc and Senior Lecturer at Ulster University. In this interview, Dr Simpson shares her experience and knowledge of the field.  Discover the Health Psychology MSc Introducing your course leader [...]

3 Ways Ulster’s health psychology research is breaking new ground

At postgraduate level in health psychology, the real fun is just beginning. As Master’s students, you will have the opportunity to dive into the latest exciting health psychology research, with the chance to impact forthcoming discoveries. By using the tools learnt during your undergraduate and/or workplace studies, you'll begin to shape contemporary research into the [...]

The different types of online business degree, explained

Choosing the qualification that’s right for you is one of the hardest parts of upskilling as a business professional.  Do you need part-time study options? Will you study online or in person? How long can you commit to studying? What do you want to achieve with your qualification?  These are the types of questions you [...]