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University of London launches new online degrees with world-class faculty


Written by
Binda Rai

The University welcomes the newest members of its community of learners with new online degrees in Psychology and Data Science.

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Two new online degree programmes are now available from the University of London – an MSc Data Science (with Goldsmiths, University of London) and a BSc Psychology (with King’s College London).

These are fully online degrees, with the same quality of provision as students would find on campus, but with the flexibility, convenience and value that our distance programmes offer to students around the world.

Several hundred students started on the two programmes this week, and join the tens of thousands of learners who study with us to transform their lives and careers.

We also launched new modules for our MSc in Supply Chain Management and Global Logistics (with City, University of London), our Global MBA Health Pathway (with UCL) and our popular BSc Computer Science programme (with Goldsmiths, via the Coursera platform) on which we welcome a new intake of over 700 online students, from over 100 countries.

In total, on Monday, well over a thousand students started their journey with the University of London, across our new and existing online degree programmes.

Sam Brenton, Director of Education, Innovation and Development at the University of London, said:

“We are proud to launch these new courses at this most challenging time for higher education, and for students everywhere. We welcome the newest members of our community of learners. We hope they prosper with us as the programmes grow, and that their time with us enables them to realise their ambitions for the future.

We partner with our world-class member institutions in the University of London to bring high quality, affordable, accessible higher education to learners all over the globe. We’ve been doing distance learning since the 19th Century and with today’s technology we keep pushing at the boundaries of what’s possible.

We know, too, that with the closure of campuses around the world, high quality online education has a vital role to play in society, the global economy, and the lives of many millions of students everywhere.

We’re proud to play our part in that effort, and to work with our world-leading partners to make it happen.”

BSc Psychology

The new BSc Psychology takes a contemporary approach to the study of the human mind, with a focus on creativity, independence and applied learning. The online programme allows students to gain a thorough understanding of human behaviour as well as learning how to apply psychological science to a variety of contemporary and social challenges. 

Academic direction is provided by King’s College London, whose Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience is a world-leader in the field.

Dr Jenny Yiend, Programme Director for the BSc Psychology, said:

“We are excited to be offering this most innovative online Psychology degree. The course allows students from all around the globe to access the outstanding academic expertise that the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (a Faculty of King’s College London) is renowned for. Study of the mind and human brain is one of the most exciting and important areas of today’s science. 

You will obtain wide-ranging knowledge of human behaviour and how the mind works as well as learn to apply psychological science to a variety of current social challenges. Studying with us means you will develop your analytical, critical-thinking and problem-solving skills along with your core scientific knowledge. 

We look forward to welcoming students to our programme and sharing with them our own excitement about the fascinating topics that psychology covers.

As a University of London student you will not only benefit from online interaction with academics to support your study, but also from various additional student services, such as personal advisors, careers advice, study guidance and access to virtual student clubs and societies. This is the future of education in our technology driven world and we are proud to be at its forefront.

We look forward to welcoming students to our programme and sharing with them our own excitement about the fascinating topics that psychology covers. “

MSc Data Science

The innovative online MSc Data Science programme has been developed to address the shortage of skilled data scientists in a rapidly growing sector. With academic direction from Goldsmiths, University of London, it is designed to provide students with the technical and practical skills to analyse big data that is key to success in future business, digital media and science.

This programme will equip you with the necessary skills to become a leading data science specialist in our modern society.

Dr Larisa Soldatova, Programme Director for the MSc Data Science, said:

“We are excited to be offering a unique Data Science degree that is specifically designed to address the challenges of the present and future workplace. Data analytic techniques are evolving fast, new data is being produced at an unprecedented rate across the world and the tools we use to process it are becoming more intelligent.

This programme will equip you with the necessary skills to become a leading data science specialist in our modern society. You will gain the theoretical and computational skills needed to extract insights from data and to conduct data analysis in a wide range of applications.”