Why learn with Tuihono UC | UC Online?

For over 150 years, Te Whare Wānanga | University of Canterbury has been serving our communities, producing world-class graduates, research and innovation.

Now, we’re taking that impact further through flexible online learning opportunities.

Learn where and how it suits you with flexible online study to suit your goals. Start small with a short course or micro-credential, or dive into an online certificate or master’s degree – the choice is yours.

Whether you’re looking for progression in your current industry, the skills you need to pivot to another career, or personal development in an area that interests you, we offer flexible learning for lifelong learners, with more options on the way!

Curious about how online learning works?

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What you can expect from Tuihono UC | UC Online

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A community of online learners

Learning online doesn’t mean learning alone. Our courses have been designed to enable a cohort community so you can learn and grow from each other's experience. We also have a facilitator for each course who is there to offer support as you work through your learning, in addition to our Enrolment Advice and Online Learning Support teams. 

Our programme learners also have the benefit of accessing UC's additional support services, as you work your way towards a University of Canterbury certificate, diploma or degree, your way. 

Tuihono UC UC Online offers specific delivery for individual courses

Specific delivery for individual courses

For many of our courses or programmes, you’ll study 100% online, 100% of the time. This means you can log on when it suits you each week to fit learning into your life, so long as you meet assessment deadlines. But we know that having a connection to other learners is key, and for specific subjects practical, in-person learning opportunities are essential.

That’s why the delivery for each of our courses is unique, specifically designed for different learning outcomes. Some include optional live weekly sessions, and others combine the best of online study with practical clinical placements so you can put your learning into practice.

You can expect the latest learning tools with Tuihono UC UC Online-1

The latest learning tools

With Tuihono UC, you’re not just watching recordings of live lectures, or having to log on in the middle of work to attend tutorials. Our courses and programmes are specifically designed for people to get ahead online, at their pace, through interactive online study.

You’ll get to grips with new skills through online videos, animations and interviews with subject matter experts - academic experts and industry leaders. You'll then put your learning into practice through interactive activities, forums and assignments designed by our team of online learning designers. 

Progress pivot or personal development with Tuihono UC UC Online

Progress, pivot or personal development

Our ambition is to enable lifelong learning, so you have flexible and accessible development opportunities at every stage of your learning life. We're developing our learning pathways, so you can start small with a micro-credential and grow your journey through a certificate before taking on a postgraduate diploma or master’s degree.

While we don’t have all the steps for every programme yet, we’d love to chat with you about your options if you don’t meet our specific programme requirements, or want to know what might be right for you.

Industry relevant and real-world learning with Tuihono UC UC Online-1

Industry relevant and real-world learning

Each of our courses and programmes are developed by a unique team of academic experts and industry professionals, alongside our online learning team and media producers. What does that mean for you? You’ll learn the skills you need to succeed in the real world in a way that's flexible, accessible and user friendly.

We also offer unique industry learning solutions tailored to your organisation or team. Learn more and talk to our Partnerships Manager about working together to upskill your people.

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Let life get in the way

With Tuihono UC | UC Online, there's more flexibility to study where and how it suits you - so it's okay if life gets in the way. 

As long as you meet assignment deadlines and attend any required live sessions (such as our Master of Health Sciences' practical components) you can learn after work, while the kids are at school, or even in the middle of the night if that’s what works for you. 


Don't take our word for it - here's what our learners think

Clear and concise presenters with a wealth of knowledge. Easy for non-techy people like myself to navigate and submit work.

Good balance of both reading and listening/watching the videos. Interesting specialists brought in - all great communicators.

I found the course easy to navigate and enjoyed expanding my knowledge and the learning that happened while doing the required assignments.

I liked the video presentations as they were easy to understand, with visual information to support the material. I also liked reading and having feedback on the forums.