About university

Resource Development International (RDI), the forerunner of Arden University, was established in 1990 with a mission of providing distance learning programmes. It received degree awarding powers in April 2014 and a year later was awarded with university status.

 

Arden was the first distance learning university to launch in the United Kingdom since the founding of the Open University in 1969.

 

In August 2015 it was relaunched as Arden university. The mission of Arden university is to help students to shape the future of business. Arden students range from 18 to 80 years old and can study both on campus and online.

 

From January 2016, the previous externally validated degree programmes under RDI were gradually phased out and replaced by Arden's own degree programmes.

 

Arden has supported more than 50,000 students through online and blended learning programmes, which has seen them develop into experts in career-ready online distance learning provision.

Accreditations

Since all courses of Arden university come with a strong focus on employability - their accreditation or approval by professional bodies is crucial for making sure earned qualifications meet industry standards, and are valued by employers globally.

 

BPS - The British Psychological Society is the representative body for Psychology and Psychologists in the United Kingdom, responsible for the development, promotion and application of Psychology for the public good. Two or Arden programmes BSc (Hons) Psychology and MSc Psychology are accredited by the BPS.

 

CIM - The Chartered Institute of Marketing is the world’s largest organisation for professional marketers. Arden’s MSc Data Analytics and Marketing and MA Strategic Marketing are both CIM accredited.

 

CIPD - The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is a professional body which sets the industry standards for HR and people development. Upon completion of MA Human Resource Management (CIPD approved) programme, you’ll get an Advanced Level 7 qualification in Human Resource Management, and Associate Member status.

 

CMI - The Chartered Management Institute promotes excellence in UK management and leadership. Arden offers a number of courses accredited by the CMI including Undergraduate Business courses and an MBA.

Why study with Arden?

Flexibility – by studying online, so can learn on your laptop, smart phone or tablet - at home, at work or even on the move using online learning platform ilearn and attending and add twice weekly seminars if you’re studying at one of our study centres. With induction prior to the course start date, Arden makes sure you are prepared to succeed.

 

Support – Arden supports you on multiple levels starting from academic support coming from your expert tutor, administrative support to assistance offered by student recruitment team who will be your main contact from enrolment through graduation.

 

Success – Arden offers courses designed with a strong focus on employability supporting students in their desire to progress or change jobs. Additionally, online careers portal will be helpful in job search, CV development and perfecting interview techniques.

About the students

    • More than 800 students currently studying online
    • More than 5,000 online students enrolled since 2018
    • 95% of students are satisfied or highly satisfied with ilearn

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Arden University- BA (Hons) Business (CMI)

Take your career to the next level with the Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship - Business Management

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Arden University- BA (Hons) Criminology & Law

A criminology and law degree will ready you for a successful career in the criminal justice and social service sectors by taking you on a fascinating journey insight into two complementary fields of social science.

  • Arden University, England
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Arden University- BA (Hons) Criminology & Psychology

If you’re passionate about debating and discussing the views of society and criminal influences, then you’re in the right place.

  • Arden University, England
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Arden University- BA (Hons) Graphic Design

This graphic design course is the best way to get your foot in the door, if you’re interested in a digital design degree, a marketing career, or even a future in illustration.

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Arden University- BSc (Hons) Psychology (BPS)

Fully accredited by the British Psychological Society, this course is also a stepping stone to more specialised training for those who want to work in areas such as child psychology or counselling.

  • Arden University, England
  • Online
  • 20805 £
  • 05 September 2022
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Arden University- MA Human Resource Management (CIPD)

By helping you to expand your knowledge of HR processes and strategies and giving you the opportunity to put these abilities into practice, this course prepares you to perform senior HR management roles.

  • Arden University, England
  • Online
  • 9500 £
  • 04 July 2022
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Arden University- Master of Business Administration (CMI)

This MBA degree provides a distinctive way of developing your achievements and thinking, designed for practising managers to take the next step upwards to a strategic role.

  • Arden University, England
  • Online
  • 10950 £
  • 04 July 2022
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Arden University- MSc Data Analytics & Finance

This Masters in Data Analytics and Finance will prepare you with the relevant skills to maximise the opportunities that Big Data now offers, learning to apply the principles of data handling in the financial sector.

  • Arden University, England
  • Online
  • 10550 £
  • 04 July 2022
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Arden University- MSc Data Analytics and Marketing (CIM)

By exposing you to a variety of specialist topics throughout your course, we’re ensuring you have a well-rounded grasp on the world of data analytics and marketing by the time you graduate.

  • Arden University, England
  • Online
  • 10550 £
  • 04 July 2022
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Arden University- MSc Psychology (BPS)

Arden's online MSc in Psychology will equip you with the knowledge and understanding of core areas of psychology, and will prepare you to make ethical and evidence-based decisions in the field.

  • Arden University, England
  • Online
  • 8500 £
  • 04 July 2022
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Arden University- BA (Hons) Criminology & Psychology with Foundation Year

Are you fascinated by the minds of offenders, victims, and witnesses? If yes, Arden's Criminology and Psychology Foundation degree will take you on a exciting and rewarding journey into the human mind.

  • Arden University, England
  • Online
  • 27740 £
  • 04 July 2022
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