Which uni is better: London University (for distance learning) or OU?

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I want to study a BA in English and I can’t decide which institution would be better. I need to rely on courses that rely on online options heavily because I’m working full time so I think these two are my most sensible options.

Has anyone had experience with any of them?

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Any guidance would be much appreciated since I’ll have to make a decision in the next few days and I feel a bit lost.

Anyone has studied at London University through distance learning or through Open University? What was your experience like?
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I want to study a BA in English and I can’t decide which institution would be better. I need to rely on courses that rely on online options heavily because I’m working full time so I think these two are my most sensible options.

Has anyone had experience with any of them?

Thoughts?

Any guidance would be much appreciated since I’ll have to make a decision in the next few days and I feel a bit lost.

Anyone has studied at London University through distance learning or through Open University? What was your experience like?
A tricky one. I would say the OU has got a massive historical, traditional and successful online distance learning model. But you should still check to find out how they would teach and support your learning during a BA English degree course. Be very clear, first about what support and teaching quality you would ideally like to receive on this type of course. Then research and call the course providers, check reviews etc then you can step forward.
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A tricky one. I would say the OU has got a massive historical, traditional and successful online distance learning model. But you should still check to find out how they would teach and support your learning during a BA English degree course. Be very clear, first about what support and teaching quality you would ideally like to receive on this type of course. Then research and scall the course providers, check reviews etc then you can step forward.
Thank you so much for your help!
There is something about studying at London University (the BA is with academic direction from Goldsmiths) because I live in London.
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Thank you so much for your help!
There is something about studying at London University (the BA is with academic direction from Goldsmiths) because I live in London.
Ah, Goldmiths. A great place to study in my experience! But do your research using your key questions!
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Ah, Goldmiths. A great place to study in my experience! But do your research using your key questions!
That’s really lovely to read! I always wanted to study at Goldsmiths but because I need to work full time to support myself I had to choose the online route. I’m def sending a few more emails to both to get a clearer view. Cheers!
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That’s really lovely to read! I always wanted to study at Goldsmiths but because I need to work full time to support myself I had to choose the online route. I’m def sending a few more emails to both to get a clearer view. Cheers!
I don't have a bad word to say about Goldsmihs! great place to study, very diverse with an international reputation!
https://www.topuniversities.com/univ...versity-london
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I want to study a BA in English and I can’t decide which institution would be better. I need to rely on courses that rely on online options heavily because I’m working full time so I think these two are my most sensible options.

Has anyone had experience with any of them?

Thoughts?

Any guidance would be much appreciated since I’ll have to make a decision in the next few days and I feel a bit lost.

Anyone has studied at London University through distance learning or through Open University? What was your experience like?
My understanding is that they offer quite different things. UoL basically sends you study materials and then learning is up to you. OU actually provides proper distance learning courses.
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My understanding is that they offer quite different things. UoL basically sends you study materials and then learning is up to you. OU actually provides proper distance learning courses.
That's what I thought, it seems like UoL opts for a more independent study approach.
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OU is a little bit more expensive than UOL I believe . However you are getting what you paid for. If you are comfortable with self learning approach without needing too much help from tutors, etc, UOL might be a good fit for you. They assign a tutor at OU, so more likely there are assignments you need to finish throughout a module plus an exam at the end.
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