Online graduate programs are gaining increasing popularity in the UK. The UK's first distance learning program was offered by the Open University (Open University), the founder of distance-learning high level in 1968. Currently, most universities in the UK includes the option of distance learning in their graduate program. Programs vary in cost and duration, but they share the flexibility of the training schedule, the ability to learn independently according to the provided materials at a convenient time and communicate with your instructor online through Skype or email. The master's programs distance education offers a wide range of subjects; traditionally the largest number of distance programs are offered in financial and legal disciplines, business management and IT. To enter you must have a first degree, often in a similar discipline and be fluent in the English language level of IELTS 6.0 for technical specialties, IELTS 6.5 for business and legal professions.