Originally Posted by username123
Diploma in Philosophy with University of London, if it goes well I plan to carry on to degree level. Going well so far, just did first 2 exams. I think philosophy lends itself very well to distance learning, lot of reading anyway, and University of London provide excellent study guides and book recommendations.
Just thought Id give an update. Sat my last exams last week, and am hopeful I have achieved a good degree. UoL have changed things a lot in the time that Ive been studying there, when I started they had no electronic support or even a forum for students. Now they are a lot more digitally inclined. They have also changed the content of their Philosophy degree and cut down on a lot of the optional choices that used to be there as well as changing the nature of the modules and exams to bring things in line with euro-wide standardisation of academic credits etc..
Overall I would rate my experience as positive. I have also done a CertHE by distance with a different UK university in the last couple of years, in general I prefer an approach that mixes continuous assessment, which Uol doesnt - thats probably my only criticism. Pricewise they are still very competitive (especially considering OU has become so expensive).
Its given me the bug to go further so I hope to get a good result and get accepted for a Masters soon.