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Online Classroom

Distance learning through RDI means you follow a UK university course without the need to visit a campus. You will use our online platform called ilearn to study at home or at work, anywhere in the world, or whenever it’s convenient for you.

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ilearn gives you control

ilearn makes studying more flexible, affordable and interactive. Choosing to study online is not a second best option. You get the same opportunities you would get at a ‘bricks and mortar’ institution including:

  • interaction with tutors and other students
  • access to library resources
  • feedback on your work
  • help to overcome study problems
  • efficient administration



of students say using ilearn has been


RDI Student Survey, June 2013


ilearn – interactive, international, inspirational

You’ll use our virtual campus, ilearn, to access study materials, assignments, past papers and our online library, as well as make contact with your tutors and other students.

ilearn gives you:

  • access to all your study materials 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so you can fit your studies around your life
  • high quality content that uses video and audio as well as text
  • a vibrant and supportive learning community
  • online discussions, workshops, assessment and feedback
  • a built-in study manager, so you can keep on top of events and deadlines and plan your study time effectively

Why not try ilearn for yourself today?

We have created a mini-version of ilearn where you can browse a full lesson, access learning materials, respond to tutor posts and even submit an assessment!

A student's point of view

Here’s what one of our MBA students said about using ilearn:

"Speaking to a colleague also doing a Masters degree, I found the differences between our courses interesting.

She had to print, bind and post her essay 4 days before the deadline to make sure it was delivered. As satisfying as the feeling is when binding and posting your essay, I must admit the process where I am able to login (at any time) and just click the submit button is wonderful. Within seconds you feel the adrenalin leaving your body and you can sit down without worrying about the work getting lost in the post.

And what if I need to make a change? No problem, make the change to the document."



  • Do I have to use ilearn?

    If you’re doing an online course, yes you will. ilearn helps bring together everything you need to succeed in your course. For some other courses, you can still use it to make the learning experience better, but it’s not compulsory. To find out more please use the contact details at the top of the page to speak to our admissions team.

  • Do I need a computer?

    We do recommend you’re online for all of our courses, and there are specific software requirements for some of them. You can connect to ilearn through many different devices so please call us on the number at the top of the page for more information.

  • What are the study materials like?

    Your learning materials are developed by subject specialists and are updated regularly, keeping them relevant for today’s competitive business environment. We’ve developed the materials with you and your future career in mind – so you get not just the theory to help you pass your exams, but also real-life, practical examples to make things easier to understand and to help you later thrive in the workplace.

  • How many hours per week should I study?

    It depends on your particular course, but we recommend between 8 and 15 hours. You need to be able to plan your time well and keep the momentum going. Regular study is much more effective than heavy but discontinuous periods of study. You should spend as much time on your study as you would if you were doing a campus-based part-time course.

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