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Distance Learning

Luleå University of Technology has a wide range of distance learning courses both at undergraduate and graduate levels. Distance studies will suit those who want to have more flexibility in their studies. You might want to stay in your community while completing your programme with us or supplement your knowledge by taking a course.

With us you can choose from a large number of courses in areas such as IT / computer, technology, health, language, learning, social studies. Common to most is that you need to have a computer and internet access. More information and the conditions for implementation can be found on the pages for the respective programme.

With or without meetings

Some distance learning courses are fully web-based but most courses include regular and mandatory meetings at one of the univerity's different campus locations.

Some courses start with a general introduction at the university. You normally have a couple of meetings at the university each semester. Between meetings, you can communicate with your teacher and study through information and communication technologies, such as learning management, chat, email, etc. A few compulsory physical meetings during the programme are most common but the number of meetings can vary.

Other courses are fully network or web-based. In this case, you do not go to the university for either introduction or exam sessions. It is important that you take part of the university's educational information to know what applies for your programme.

Greater freedom and responsibility

Distance learning is more flexible and more independent than other studies. You have the freedom to use your study time the way you want. At the same time, freedom can be more demanding. Be aware that full-time study means that you should study about 40 hours per week.

Malin Åsen
Advice from a distance student

Malin Åsén is studying the second year of Master programme in Primary Education.

Photo: Lars Andersson
"As a teacher you're never fully learnt"

Matilda Viitala studies the undergraduate program at 4-6. She is 34 years old and lives in Oulu, Finland.

Learning centers - support in your hometown

Learning centers are located in most places around the country. They offer support and make it easier for you who want to study at Luleå University of Technology, but who can not or do not want to move from your home municipality.