Distance Learning

Get more for less with an Aston University distance learning masters

  • Start your masters in September 2023 and benefit from fully online learning from the comfort of your own home.
  • Enjoy our live seminars and engage interactively with other students on-campus and online.
  • Access all our library and software resources online.
  • Whether you are an international student or home student, everyone pays the same tuition fees.

For our selection of distance learning programmes in English, Languages and Applied Linguistics, see the links below.

Here's just a few reasons why you should choose Aston University to kick-start your postgraduate career:

first in the UK for social inclusion

We're committed to reducing inequalities

Aston University was ranked first in the UK for both our proportion of students from ethnic minority backgrounds, and our proportion of students from state schools (The Times and The Sunday Times Social Inclusion Rankings, 2022).

university of the year Guardian 2022

University of the Year

Aston University was named 'University of the Year' by The Guardian.

Click here to read more about the prestigious award.

guardian 2022 top 25 university

We are a top 25 university

Aston University was ranked overall among the top 25 universities in the UK (Guardian, 2022).

Click here to read more about this ranking.

outstanding entreprenurial university

Outstanding Entrepreneurial University

Aston University received the Times Higher Education Award for 'Outstanding Entrepreneurial University'.

Click here to read more about this award.

Best Placement Service

Here to support you.

Aston University was recognised as the 'Best University Placement Service' at the National Undergraduate Employability (NUE) Awards 2022.


Click here to find out more.

top 20 people and planet rankings

We're committed to sustainability

Aston University was named one of the ‘greenest’ universities in the UK with a top 20 ranking in the People and Planet University Green League (2021).

Click here to read more about the ranking.

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