What to expect

As an online student at the University of Glasgow you will become part of a global community of students. 

Studying online with us provides you with the flexibility to fit your learning around your busy lifestyle. Enabling you to study wherever you are, at a time and pace that suits you around your work and personal commitments.

About online study

Learning environment

Our virtual learning environment is easy to use and built to suit your lifestyle. We want you to be able to make the most of your learning, so you will be able access the learning environment on mobile, tablet or desktop devices.

You will connect with your fellow students and tutors through our virtual learning environment where you will have access to a multitude of resources. These include:

  • Recorded lectures
  • Live seminars
  • Videos
  • Interactive quizzes
  • Journal articles
  • Electronic books
  • Other web resources

Some of these materials have been specially adapted into alternative formats, which you’ll be able to access in audio, video or transcript form, and even download them to review at your convenience.

We have specially adapted our programmes into the online format to deliver learning into bite sized chunks, to suit your schedule and the online format. You will also get breaks between courses and catch-up weeks in the middle to ensure you remain up to speed with your learning.

Interaction with tutors and classmates

Community building and collaborative learning is a key focus of our online delivery. You will be encouraged to interact with your fellow classmates and tutors through:

  • Discussion areas in our virtual learning environment
  • Zoom
  • Live seminars
  • Our virtual campus on Second Life. 

Studying with our research active, Russell Group institution means that you will learn from experts, from featured guests and from the latest theories and analyses which are published here.