Online Short Courses

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‌In addition to our online postgraduate programme, we also run online postgraduate short courses that are credit-bearing and focus on a specific area of the subject. Most courses run for either 5 or 10 weeks depending on the number of credits you are studying.

These short courses allow you to study flexibly online and part-time leading to a University of Glasgow postgraduate award, which is recognised in itself as a postgraduate qualification or can be used towards gaining a postgraduate degree; for example a postgraduate certificate, diploma or masters.


Our Online Short Courses


Studying Online

Glasgow is renowned for providing an excellent student experience in a friendly, supportive and engaging educational environment, and online distance learning at the University allows you to benefit from this outstanding educational experience and achieve a high quality degree from a world class University without having to relocate to our campus in Glasgow.

As an online student at the University of Glasgow you will become part of a global community of learners. You will connect with your fellow students and tutors through our virtual learning environment where you will have access to a multitude of learning resources including recorded lectures, live seminars, videos, interactive quizzes, journal articles, electronic books and other web resources.

Community building and collaborative learning is a key focus of our online delivery, and you will be encouraged and supported to interact with your fellow classmates and tutors in a number of ways for example, through the discussions areas on our virtual learning environment, by skype, during live seminars and in our virtual campus on Second Life.

Great emphasis is placed on making sure you feel well supported in your learning and that you have good interactions with everyone on the programme. All you need to participate in our online programmes is a computer and internet access. You do not have to have experience of studying online as you will be guided through how to access and use all of our online resources. 

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