Online learning

Where world-class teaching meets cutting-edge technology 

Our online programmes are carefully designed and delivered via The Hub, our bespoke learning environment which is crafted by Imperial’s award-winning IDEA Lab. The team is constantly developing and expanding the scope of our online programmes by engaging with new technologies such as virtual reality and artificial intelligence.  

Ensuring students receive a high-quality and supportive experience that is comparable to our on-campus programmes, an online programme can be a great option if you’re looking to study without interrupting your career. 

We offer three online programmes and a blended learning Executive MBA which involves a combination of online and in person teaching.

Studying online

Working full-time and studying part-time is a juggling act – especially when you throw other life commitments into the mix. Our dedicated Programmes team is on hand to help you throughout your studies. Combined with the support of your cohort, nothing will feel impossible. Online learning can be both challenging and rewarding, but with all the resources right at your fingertips, you will embark on a journey of development, self-awareness and discovery. 

Our programmes have intensive periods of study. Contact hours form only part of the activity that you will be asked to undertake. You will be required to devote time preparing for lectures, doing readings, completing weekly tasks, completing graded assessments, revising for exams, as well as working in virtual syndicate groups to undertake group work. 

If you choose to study one of our online programmes, you’ll learn via The Hub, a platform that provides convenient access to all programme materials, connects you to your peers and tutors, and gives you the power to track your progress throughout the programme. 

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Key features of the hub

  • High-quality interactive videos recorded in our studio  
  • Weekly live online sessions 
  • Online tutorials 
  • Interactive exercises 
  • Group and individual assignments 
  • Programming tasks (for some programmes) 
  • Drop-in sessions 
  • Workshops 
  • Career support 
  • Discussion forums 

The Hub breaks each module down into 10-week blocks, with each week dedicated to a specific area of learning with individual sessions. This helps you to stay on top of your learning and plan your study time efficiently.  

Other features

The Hub offers personalised notifications to signal updates such as exam results, assignment feedback or messages from faculty or students. This is a great way to feel connected to the Imperial community and stay on track. 

View the business background of your cohort and see who is online at the same time as you to find out more about your fellow classmates. 

Feedback is integrated as you progress through the activities and there are opportunities to give and receive feedback from teaching assistants on submissions in individual and group activities. 

The Hub is your portal to the academic team of professors and tutors, providing an interactive and collaborative learning environment where students can ask questions and receive personalised feedback. 

What our students say

“Studying remotely has given me a huge amount of flexibility to work at my own pace and in my own time. It allows me to allocate more time to certain areas I am less sure of. The Hub has been a bridge between fellow students, the faculty and myself. It is very intuitive and fosters a sense of community even at a distance.”
Priyanka Mandal
Global Online MBA 2022
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Technical requirements

Your device and internet access are two of the most important components for a rewarding remote or online experience. We want to make sure that you have all the necessary resources available to make the most of your experience. 

Successful participation in our online and blended programmes or for remote teaching requires students to have uninterrupted access to the following: 

  • Mobile or desktop device with a camera and microphone that has internet access 
  • Operating system: Windows 10 or higher for PCs, and iOS 15 or higher for Macs.
  • Mobile or desktop device where Zoom, Panopto and Microsoft Office 365 (licences will be provided) can be accessed 
  • Mobile or desktop device that allows software to be downloaded and updated from the internet 
  • Mobile or desktop device that allows media to be played such as Vimeo or YouTube videos 

Further details will be communicated to you once you have received an offer to your programme.