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More about BSc (Hons)

A Bachelors of Science degree, also known as BSc (Hons) is typically studied after completing A-level, BTEC or an HND qualification.

Why choose a BSc (Hons) with RDI?

Having a degree, both in the UK and internationally, can create opportunities for higher positions or entry onto graduate schemes. Many distance learning students are already in a career when they realize that a degree is what they need to further their career.

There are two different types of degree to be awarded with:

  • BA (Bachelor of Arts) – covering subjects such as Business, Marketing and Graphic Design.
  • BSc (Bachelor of Science) – covering subjects such as Computing, Psychology and Health and Social care.

Funding for undergraduate courses is provided by The Student Loans Company. To be eligible, you must be from England, and be a first time applicant. The loan covers the cost of completing a degree, whether it’s full-time or part-time. Be sure to find out more about online student funding.

How Long My Online BSc (Hons) Take?

This course is expected to be completed within 4.5 years. However, our online distance learning students have flexibility in setting their own pace of study, which means that the course can be completed in a minimum period of 3 years.

We know that time is important to you, and understanding how this fits in with your life is often an important question. You study your degree in chunks, called modules, and each one usually lasts 3 months. You can choose to study one or two at a time, or you can even choose to skip a module if you are having a big holiday or have a busy time at work.

Where Can I Study?

The beauty of studying your BSc (Hons) online is that you’re not tied to a set structure of classes, so you can fit your studies in around your existing work commitments.

RDI provide you with an extensive support network to ensure that you have all the help you need to get the results you desire. During the first year of your course you will be provided with that extra bit of support to make sure that you are comfortable with the discipline of distance learning.

You also have full tutor support for guidance and to answer any academic questions.

Which Universities Offer These Qualifications?

All degrees are offered in partnership with Anglia Ruskin University and the University of Sunderland

Once you complete your course, you can choose to attend the university campus along with all the other students for your graduation ceremony.

Hundreds of students with caps and gowns, proud family and parents all gathered to celebrate your success.

Who Are The Courses Recognised By?

BSc (Hons) offered by RDI are equivalent to those studied at the university and as such should be fully recognised by employers internationally.

What are my Career Opportunities with a BSc (Hons) Degree?

Whether you choose a degree with Anglia Ruskin University or the University of Sunderland, it will give you the in-depth knowledge and understanding that you need to progress in your chosen field.

It is worth noting as a general point that graduates of any degree subject have a much wider range of options available to them than those work areas linked to the subject matter of their degree. Up to 70% of graduate opportunities are open to graduates of any discipline. It is your graduate status employers are interested in and the transferable skills your degree studies have conferred on you, including those listed above.

Am I Eligible to Study a BSc?

For the majority of the degrees offered you are required to have two Subjects at A level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in three subjects at GCSE level or equivalent. Students may also apply if they hold a recognised Access Programme or equivalent.

Certain courses, such as the BSc (Hons) Health & Social Care, also requires you to be employed in a health and social care context.

How Much Does It Cost?

The specific cost of your BSc (Hons) will depend on factors such as your location, whether you choose to pay in full or opt for flexible modular payments. Click here to view all the fee options.

A benefit of online learning is that you can study at your own pace, so we offer installment plans for your degree. With Pay as You Go, you have the benefit of being able to pause your payments if you take a break in your studies to make the cost of getting your degree easier to manage.

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