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Best university for online course

Hi, any recommendations for best online universities? OU is not an option as they don't run the top-up course I need. I have had offers from Essex, Arden, Portsmouth, Northumbria, Leicester, Teeside and Derby. I've read up what I can and looked at data for each university but that doesn't give a picture of whether their online teaching is any good and would rather have first hand opinions
which subject are you topping up in?

Are the courses delivered by the university or by a partnership?
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Original post by PQ
which subject are you topping up in?
Are the courses delivered by the university or by a partnership?

I've been offered top-up in Business management and also top-up in Computing as my foundation degree was in both. I know that NCC education run the Lancaster one, Kaplan run Essex courses, Arden is it's own company and the rest are university run (I believe).
Original post by Koo84
I've been offered top-up in Business management and also top-up in Computing as my foundation degree was in both. I know that NCC education run the Lancaster one, Kaplan run Essex courses, Arden is it's own company and the rest are university run (I believe).

OU offers business and computing degrees - have they refused your credit transfer? https://www.open.ac.uk/courses/apply/credit-transfer
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Original post by PQ
OU offers business and computing degrees - have they refused your credit transfer? https://www.open.ac.uk/courses/apply/credit-transfer

They don't do a business top up, I didn't favour the computer modules, their next intake isn't until Oct and they want the learning outcomes from my course which I no longer have (I have my transcript and certification etc but not the learning outcomes) so I just decided against.
Hi @Koo84,

It sounds like you have many good options already.

If you are looking for a distance learning institution with a high degree of flexibility to fit your studies around your busy schedule, you might want to consider LIBF. Although we don't provide top-up degrees at this current moment, we do have flexible entry criteria, which includes acknowledging prior learning achievements for possible enrollment at a later stage of the programme.

For more information on our entry requirements and how to apply, please visit the following link: https://bit.ly/49W9pA7

I hope this information is helpful.

Best,

Sam
Original post by Koo84
Hi, any recommendations for best online universities? OU is not an option as they don't run the top-up course I need. I have had offers from Essex, Arden, Portsmouth, Northumbria, Leicester, Teeside and Derby. I've read up what I can and looked at data for each university but that doesn't give a picture of whether their online teaching is any good and would rather have first hand opinions

@Koo84
For which ever option you are considering, I would check out the Universities report against the Teaching Excellence Framework initiative - here is an example of Arden's https://arden.ac.uk/knowledge-base/latest-news/tef-the-teaching-excellence-framework it is usually referred to as TEF report.

I didn't do business at Arden, I did Psychology, but they have the best virtual learning environment I have come across

Marc
Arden University Student Ambassador

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