SOAS University of London

Centre for Development, Environment and Policy (CeDEP)

Why Online and Distance Learning?

CeDEP offers its students a cost-effective means to access a quality education offered by a world-renowned academic institution.

Advantages of learning online

Professional development and career advancement

Qualified professionals appreciate that they need to be aware of new ideas in their own and other disciplines in order to carry out their responsibilities effectively. Increasingly, a multi-disciplinary approach to analysis, planning and problem solving is needed. Whatever the focus of your daily work, online and distance learning offers a means to broaden and update knowledge and skills.

Working around employment commitments

By learning online and at a distance, it is possible to manage your study time around responsibilities at work. Those who incorporate study into their working lifestyles can also gain from the integration of personal experience into the study process.

Studying in your own home

Online and distance learning provides a means for students to manage their learning around domestic responsibilities and family commitments.

Saving money and spreading the costs

Taking into account living expenses and fees, the cost of studying as an online learner is much less than the cost of full-time residential study in the UK. It can also be spread over several years, as you only pay for each module when you actually enrol on it.

Professional networking

Participating in online discussions opens up opportunities for students to communicate directly with each other, share ideas and promote peer-learning.