Get degree qualified in the workplace instead of paying for the increasing cost of university education

Published: 4 January 2011 at 14:58

Earn while you learn degree will make the going easier for those who want to work around tuition fees

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Aspiring managers may now study for a Management degree without leaving their work place - and while they continue to earn, thanks to a new online degree from Anglia Ruskin University. 

The new, work-based Foundation Degree (FdA) in Management launched today is designed specifically for working people to learn the key management skills and knowledge related to their job.

The launch of this two-year online course comes in the wake of recent Government announcements about the future of university tuition fees in England and the increasing cost of studying on campus as a full-time student.

Talking about the new degree course, Tony Howard, Head of Higher Skills @ Work at Anglia Ruskin University, said:

"We now have over 30,000 students studying with us at Anglia Ruskin and as the world moves forward we are striving to develop new ways and means of bringing University education to our students, wherever they are and whatever their circumstances."

"In the future, an increasing number of people will be thinking outside the box in terms of how they advance their career prospects with regards to higher education and degree level study."

This flexible management degree, which has been developed with input from employers, is both practical and work-based and the online delivery helps people fit learning around their other commitments. This is just one example of a number of flexible programmes Anglia Ruskin offers and they expect to see increasing numbers of people choosing work-based, part-time, distance learning degrees in the future.

Anglia Ruskin is now taking applications for the 2 year Foundation Degree in Management which starts in March 2011. To find out more go to or call 0845 196 5992.