Arden University

Coventry, England


Arden University is a private, for-profit university in the United Kingdo m. It offers a variety of undergraduate and post-graduate programmes with both blended and online distance learning delivery options. Its head office is in Coventry with study centres in Birmingham, Manchester, and London. Originally established as Resource Development International (RDI) in 1990, it was later bought by Capella Education and awarded university status by the British government in 2015. Since August 2016 it has been owned by Global University Systems.

The university offers both undergraduate and post-graduate degree programmes in a variety of subjects. As of 2018, these include business and management, computing and IT, criminology, data analytics, finance, graphic design, health and social care, human resource management, law, marketing, psychology, and tourism. It also offers an Access to Higher Education Diploma accredited by One Awards, a division of the NOCN Group.

Several of Arden’s degree courses have additional accreditation by professional bodies, including the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Chartered Management Institute, British Psychological Society, and Association for Project Management. The university’s LLB (Hons) is a Qualifying Law Degree.

Arden University’s courses can be studied both full-time and part-time and are delivered either as distance learning and entirely online or as blended learning which combines online and face-to-face class tuition at one of its study centres. The university has study centres in Birmingham and Manchester and three in London at Ealing, Tower Hill, and Holborn.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Provisional rating
Type University Private
Year Founded 1990
Size Medium
5,700 Students


3,4,5 years
Course Durations Available

TEF Rating

TEF Provisional is awarded to institutions that meet "rigorous national quality requirements" for higher education in the UK, but which do not currently have enough data to be fully assessed. Institutions must opt in for this award.

Courses Available

  • Accounting, Business, Management and Marketing
  • Computer Science and Information Technology
  • Health Professions
  • Hospitality and Culinary
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Law and Legal Studies


How to Apply?

Accepts UCAS

For International Students

-- Minimum IELTS Score
IELTS Requirement: Required
TOEFL Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of IELTS)

Cost and Scholarships

£ 6,165
Average Tuition Fee
(For International Students)

Types of Scholarships Available


Not Available