We’re no longer
enrolling new students
for the online programmes

The University of Roehampton, London and Laureate Online Education began a 10-year partnership in January 2012 to enable students to study for a University of Roehampton degree online. Since then, the partnership has enabled graduates to succeed in 15 master’s degree programmes.

After a careful and joint review of the partnership, the University and Laureate Online Education have mutually decided we are no longer enrolling new online students from March 2018 onwards. Our full focus will be on supporting our existing online students through their journey to successful completion of their online studies before our partnership ends in December 2021.

For further information, please see the Frequently Asked Questions below.

Please note: The University of Roehampton is continuing to offer its MA in Children’s Literature (Distance Learning). Click here to find programme details.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Why are the University and Laureate Online Education no longer enroling new students in the online programmes?

The University of Roehampton, London and Laureate Online Education had agreed to a 10-year partnership in January 2012 for the provision of Roehampton’s online programmes. After a careful and joint review of the partnership, the University and Laureate Online Education have mutually decided to no longer enrol new online students from March 2018 onwards. Our full focus will be on supporting our existing online students through their journey to successful completion of their online studies before our partnership ends in December 2021.

What does it mean that the online programmes will conclude in December 2021?

The University of Roehampton, London and Laureate Online Education had agreed to a 10-year partnership in January 2012 for the provision of Roehampton’s online programmes. The University and Laureate Online Education have agreed to a module calendar that allows students to complete their programmes by no later than December 2021.

What happens if I don’t complete my degree programme by December 2021?

We will be closely and regularly monitoring student progress and providing advice that will enable you to complete your award by December 2021. The 2018 module calendar that has been agreed to by the University and Laureate Online Education is already published online to show you the ample opportunities for studying this year. Module 1 and Module 2 will be the first to be phased out during 2018, and support staff will work closely with all students to ensure they are made aware of when modules will gradually be phased out and offered for the last times through 2019 and 2020. If there are exceptional cases, support staff will work with students on a case-by-case basis to review study plans and progress. Rest assured that we will do all we can to help you complete your award and our offering of courses will allow plenty of opportunity for you to achieve your goal.

Will the University of Roehampton offer online programmes through another partner?

The University of Roehampton does not currently offer online programmes through another partner. It does offer a range of degrees taught on campus. Please contact +44 208 392 3232 for more information.

I no longer want to continue with my online programme though the University of Roehampton. What are my options?

If you wish to explore transfer of credits (to either the University campus or another institution), you need to approach the individual institution and review your credits to see if yours are a good match for a credit transfer. If the institution is within the Laureate International Universities network, we can arrange a discussion with an enrolment manager at that institution to discuss your options.

If I transfer to a programme within the Laureate International Universities network and it is more expensive, will my tuition fees increase?

Tuition is based on the amount of credits transferred and the tuition fee of the programme at the other institution. If you are interested in exploring one of these options, we can arrange a discussion with an enrolment manager at one of those institutions.

Will I receive a tuition-fee reduction?

There will not be a tuition-fee reduction, given that all of our existing students will be able to complete their degree programmes within the timeframe. The University and Laureate Online Education have agreed to a module calendar that allows students to make good progress and complete their degree programmes by no later than December 2021. Be assured that both the University and Laureate Online Education remain committed to providing you with an excellent student experience and student support as you progress through your programme.

Will there be a reduction in faculty and student support as the online programmes are phased out, and how can I be sure that I will have a good student experience?

Our students remain our first priority. Our continued objectives through this partnership are to ensure a positive student experience, help you progress through your studies, and provide you with the opportunity to complete your programme. Our commitment to you is that we will provide you with the same standard of teaching and support that you have come to expect – and deserve – from us.

How will I get an official transcript once I complete my programme and graduate?

Students will receive their official transcript with their award documentation, which is sent out by Laureate Online Education after the Awards Board have met. For replacement copies, you should contact the University directly.

Who do I speak with to ensure I am on target to graduate before December 2021?

Please contact your Student Support Specialist to review your programme module calendar.

Will you continue to hold graduation ceremonies during this time? Will there be a final graduation for the online programmes following December 2021?

The University graduates students twice per year (including the online students) and will continue to do so for students who wish to attend a graduation ceremony.

Will my degree still be recognised and of value?

Yes, there is no change to the status of the degree. All Roehampton degrees are recognised by the UK government, and the University complies with the academic standards monitored by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). These standards are the same for all programmes – undergraduate, postgraduate and research-based – whether delivered online or on campus.

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