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Distance Learning

Study for an internationally-recognised Lancaster University postgraduate qualification, wherever you are.


Lancaster's online and distance learning postgraduate courses are aimed at those wishing to enhance their careers by learning flexibly – from home, work, or wherever and whenever is convenient.

There's no need to relocate to Lancaster or take a career break – you can gain relevant knowledge and skills by studying alongside your ongoing professional and personal commitments.

Please note that some of these courses require campus attendance – please enquire.


Creative Writing

  • MA Creative Writing (Distance Learning)
  • PhD Creative Writing - The Lancaster distance learning creative writing degrees have rapidly evolved into an international programme, linking students in the UK and overseas through virtual learning. The MA programme is mediated almost entirely by online tutorials and conferences, with a live Summer School at its mid-point.

Educational Research

English Language

Health Research

Leadership and Management

The following CETAD-administered courses are blended learning programmes requiring some attendance at the the University, rather than being available solely by distance learning.

Politics, Philosophy and Religion

Research Training for Lancaster students registered on distance learning degree schemes

  • Students registered on Lancaster University distance learning degree schemes may also choose to take research training modules run by the FASS Graduate School