Will employers recognise your online UK postgraduate degree?

What do employers really think about online degrees? As you consider whether to enrol on an online masters degree, it’s only natural that you’ll begin to ask questions about the value of your programme.

Fortunately, students enrolling for online education with UK-based universities can enjoy a level of certainty about their choice in quality assurance through the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) of the UK government.

UK masters programmes are among the most highly sought-after in the world. They are widely recognised for their strong levels of academic rigour and educational excellence.

And with English domiciled postgraduates having an employment rate of 87.5 per cent (compared to 69.8 per cent for non-graduates), it is clear to see that having a postgraduate degree from an English university has its benefits when competing in today’s labour market.

Does online learning have the same quality as on-campus education in the case of the University of Roehampton?

If we take the University of Roehampton as an example of a university that offers online postgraduate degrees, it is worth noting that all University of Roehampton online degrees are recognised by the UK government, and the University complies with the academic standards set by the government’s Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA).

These standards are in place for all programmes — undergraduate, postgraduate and research-based — whether delivered online or on campus. This means that as an online student, you will earn a degree with the same validity and credibility as the equivalent degree awarded to a graduate who studies on campus, in London.

Learn more about the accreditation of Roehampton Online degree programmes.

Additional programme accreditation

Alongside the peace of mind that comes from gaining a quality education that is accredited by the UK government, several Roehampton Online programmes have gained specific accreditation and recognition.

For example, the online Masters of Business Administration (MBA) is recognised by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). The CMI is the only chartered professional body in the UK dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence.

The online MSc in Project Management is accredited by the Association for Project Management (APM), the chartered body for the project profession in the UK.

And the online MSc in Psychology is one of the few online programmes accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). BPS accreditation is an independent mark of quality defined and delivered in partnership with psychologists. Gaining accreditation helps graduates to access a range of training, development and professional employment opportunities in psychology.

Do students benefit from online education programmes?

Every student has different goals and faces different challenges in their personal circumstances. But here are some Roehampton Online students who have certainly seen direct benefits from completing their online masters degrees.

Preima Murugaiya graduated with an MSc in Project Management and gained immediate benefits in her role with an oil and gas construction company in Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia.

“My boss can really see the value of my contribution compared to three years ago,” she says. “He says I can contribute (to the business) much better, and that’s helpful for our projects. When I was going to my graduation he told me ‘just get the certificate and I’ll immediately give you a promotion’.”

And Zimbabwe-based Paul Banga, who graduated with an MSc in Information Systems Management, earned a promotion at the financial institution where he works, while completing his studies.

“At work, strategy is a key expectation on me,” he says. “I’m expected to produce the strategy to run my unit and develop solutions to fit within the overall organisational strategy. Thankfully analysis, research and strategic perspective are all things I learned from my master’s programme with Roehampton Online.”

Enrol with the University of Roehampton Online

The University of Roehampton is London’s top modern university*, which is one of the reasons why students from more than 165 countries are currently studying here.

Today, the University offers 15 online postgraduate degree programmes, tailored to the needs of working professionals around the world.

So if you would like to enjoy the benefits of an online education and earn a degree assured by the UK government’s Quality Assurance Agency, why not enrol with the University of Roehampton Online today? Discover your ideal online degree programme here.

* The University of Roehampton is a modern university – one of the higher education institutions in the UK that was awarded university status after the Further and Higher Education Act 1992 was passed. The University of Roehampton has the highest ranking of all post-1992 universities based in London, according to the independent UK university guide, the Complete University Guide 2017.

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