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. 

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:

How to become a biomedical scientist

If you are considering biomedical science as a career option or you are already a medical scientist looking to gain further training in the field, our guide on how to become a biomedical scientist will help you take the next step in your career.  Starting out in the field, you’re likely to study for an [...]

How to choose the best online Fintech course

Whether you see Fintech as a disruptor or the logical next step for the financial services industry, it’s clear that financial technology is a promising career choice.  If you're looking to take on a leadership role in Fintech, however, you may need to study further, giving you the daunting task of choosing from thousands of [...]

Northern Ireland: A global FinTech hub

The FinTech sector has boomed across Northern Ireland in recent years, leading to its recognition as one of the top 10 FinTech hubs and fastest-growing tech cities in the UK.   Northern Ireland’s highly competitive, pro-business environment is a big contributor to the region’s success, where resilient infrastructure, low operating costs and a thriving start-up and [...]