Distance learning courses


Advance your career from any location with an internet connection. Our postgraduate distance learning courses give you access to internationally renowned academics and innovative learning materials.

World-class lecturers brought to you: learn from internationally renowned academics and use innovative learning materials. Resources could include: specially commissioned learning materials, books, journals and multimedia resources.

Flexible study: study anywhere in the world, and at a time that suits you.

Learn while working: advance your career while you work.

Join an international community: stay in regular contact with tutors and other students from all over the world through email, forums and discussions.

Distance learning postgraduate courses at Sheffield

Dental health

Dental Public Health (MDPH)


Applied Professional Studies in Education (part-time) - MA

MA Applied Professional Studies in Education (Online) - MA (School of Education website)

Early Childhood Education - MA (UK)

Early Childhood Education – MA (Malta) (School of Education website)

Education, International Postgraduate Certificate in (iPGCE)

English studies

English Studies - MA (online)

Health and medicine, health technology

Acquired Communication Disorders - MSc/Diploma/Certificate (part-time by distance learning)

Advanced Emergency Care - MSc

Advanced Nursing Studies - Cert/Dip/MMedSci

Cost Effective Modelling - PGCert

Health Informatics - MSc

International Health Management and Leadership (Distance Learning) - MSc

International Health Technology Assessment, Pricing and Reimbursement - MSc

Public Health - MPH

Statistics with Medical Applications - MSc

Vision and Strabismus - MMedSci/Diploma/Certificate

Library and information management

Health Informatics - MSc

Library and Information Services Management - MA


Statistics - MSc

Statistics with Financial Mathematics - MSc

Statistics with Medical Applications - MSc


Music Psychology in Education - MA/Postgraduate Diploma/Postgraduate Certificate

Psychology for Musicians - MA/Postgraduate Diploma/Postgraduate Certificate 

Traditional Music of the British Isle - MA

World Music Studies - MA


Advanced Nursing Studies - Cert/Dip/MMedSci


Vision and Strabismus - MMedSci/Diploma/PG Cert


Clinical Supervision for In-patient and Complex Care Settings - PG Cert

Speech science and communication

Acquired Communication Disorders MSc/Cert/Diploma - MSc

Language and Communication Impairment in Children - MSc/Diploma/Certificate

Speech Difficulties - MSc/Diploma/Certificate

The Worldwide University Network

We're proud to work with the Worldwide University Network, an international alliance of prominent higher education institutions that also provides distance learning opportunities.

Worldwide University Network logoThe network offers a range of collaboratively delivered masters courses, which means you benefit from specialist expertise at more than one university.

Courses at Worldwide University Network Partners

Several WUN partners have major distance and e-learning provision in their own right. For more information use the links below.

University of California, San Diego, USA

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

The Pennsylvania State University, USA

The University of Sydney, Australia

University of Toronto, Canada

University of Washington, USA

University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

University of Leeds, UK

The University of York, UK