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Arden UK

Arden UK

Arden UK

Introduction

At Arden University we believe everyone, everywhere has the right to gain the life and career benefits that higher education can bring. We are dedicated to making the university experience convenient and accessible to ambitious and motivated people like you, which is why we’re the fastest-growing university in the United Kingdom*.

Our mission is to connect adult learners like you with higher education study opportunities that give you the tools you need to fulfil your career and life goals. We challenge conventional perceptions of degree study by providing flexible, vocational courses with timetables and learning options that fit around your life commitments.

Arden University has seven modern study centres across the UK in some of the country’s most diverse and thriving cities, including London, Birmingham, Leeds, and Manchester.

In 2024 CEO Magazine ranked our Executive MBA the best in it’s class in the UK and among the top ten Executive MBAs globally. Our standard MBA was also voted among the top ten MBA courses in Europe and number 2 in the UK. CEO Magazine ranks MBAs annually based on criteria including quality of faculty, international diversity, accreditation, and international exposure.

*More first year UK undergraduate students 2015-2021 than any other university (HESA data)

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Accreditations

Many of our programmes are accredited by internationally recognised professional bodies, which ensures high standards of quality and provides access to additional resources for your career success.

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Why Study with Arden?

Study a modern degree in the UK

Studying with Arden in the UK offers a modern way to learn which gives you the benefits of campus life alongside the flexibility to fit your studies around your other life commitments. You’ll spend two days a week attending lectures at your chosen UK study centre, giving you the freedom to choose when and where you’ll undertake the remainder of your self-guided online study.

Focus on employability

All our programmes are designed with your career in mind. Our tutors are invested in your success both in and outside of our courses, and our programmes include opportunities to apply practical skills in individual modules and complete an independent research project. As an Arden student, you can take advantage of the resources in our dedicated Careers Portal:

  • CV builder
  • Interview simulator
  • Global job search engine
  • Employer advice
  • Bonus business skills courses

Applied skills

When you graduate with your degree from Arden University, you will:

  • Have shown your ability to learn and solve problems in your focus area
  • Have an in-depth understanding of your subject matter
  • Be able to make a decision about how to manage your career planning as a result of your modules
  • Have transferable skills that will maximise your employability and career potential

Study resources at your fingertips

  • Thousands of carefully handpicked books and journals available in our online library
  • Easily downloadable materials
  • Accessible on any device, even offline
  • At your own pace study content

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Campus Features

Studying on campus with Arden gives you the best of both worlds.

You’ll study your degree through a mix of face-to-face teaching at your chosen study centre, with supplementary online learning you can complete wherever and whenever it bests you. Your independent online learning will take place through ilearn, our digital learning platform and university campus in the cloud. You’ll also receive a free subscription to Microsoft Office 365.

Arden UK study centres

Birmingham

You can choose to study with Arden at two locations in Birmingham, both conveniently located in the city centre and with great transport links. Both study centres offer modern lecture, study, and IT halls, leisure rooms, and everything else you need to make the most of student life on campus. The centres are also within arms reach of a number of leisure activities, including one of the busiest shopping hubs in the world and the city’s extensive canal networks.

Leeds

Our Leeds study centre is situated within the University of Law campus, conveniently located in the heart of the city centre with close train and bus links. With Leeds Central Station being the busiest in Northern England, you can easily join us from a number of neighbouring regional destinations. The study centre is equipped with all of the modern facilities you need to make the most of your studies on campus and is surrounded by cultural and leisure activities you can enjoy during your free time.

London

You can choose from three Arden study centres in London: Ealing, Holborn, or Tower Hill. All three of our London centres are easily accessible with direct links by train, tube, and bus, ensuring you can reach us easily. The centres are fully equipped with everything you need to study with us, including modern lecture, study, IT, and breakout rooms. You’ll also be within close reach of essential amenities and the exciting recreational activities London has to offer, helping you make the most of your studies.

Manchester

Arden has two study centres situated right in the heart of Manchester’s city centre commercial district. The centres are easily accessible from outside the city through both of Manchester’s nearby national railway stations, and by tram from within the city. Equipped with all the modern teaching, study, and leisure facilities you need during your time on campus, you’ll feel right at home at our centres. And located just a short walk from the city centre, you’ll also find plenty to do when you’re not studying.

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    Why study with Arden?

    Focus on employability

    All of our programmes are designed with your career in mind. Our tutors are invested in your success both in and outside of our courses, and our programmes include opportunities to apply practical skills in individual modules and complete an independent research project. As an Arden student, you can take advantage of the resources in our dedicated Careers Portal:

    • CV builder
    • Interview simulator
    • Global job search engine
    • Employer advice
    • Bonus business skills courses

    Applied skills

    When you graduate with your degree from Arden University, you will:

    • Have shown your ability to learn and solve problems in your focus area
    • Have an in-depth understanding of your subject matter
    • Be able to make a decision about how to manage your career planning as a result of your modules
    • Have transferable skills that will maximise your employability and career potential

    Excellent student support

    • One-to-one support with tutors
    • Over 80 tutors and support staff dedicated to your success
    • 24/7 access to confidential mental health resources, such as Togetherall
    • Career centre for preparing your CV and job applications

    Top notch online programming

    • Over half a million books and journals available in our online library
    • Easily downloadable materieals
    • Accessible on any device, even offline
    • At your own pace study content

      Scholarships and Funding

      Funding options

      At Arden, we believe that cost shouldn’t prevent you from earning a valuable education. Our degree programmes cost less than the average UK qualification, but we maintain a competitive academic standard of higher education.

      We offer flexible funding options for our programmes to ensure students can focus on their studies, rather than stress over finances. Your course fees are determined based on your place of residence, and the type of programme you study.

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      Admissions

      Applying is free and easy

      Start here by enquiring and one of our Education Advisors will be in touch to guide you through your application process, making it clear and smooth as possible.

      Non-standard entry option

      If you are interested in studying one of our programmes but don’t meet the standard academic requirements, you might be eligible to apply through our non-standard entry route, which takes a more holistic view of your qualifications and professional experience during your application review process.

      Locations

      • Coventry

        Coventry, United Kingdom

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