University of Glasgow Online


Meet World Changing Glasgow

We are inspiring people with ambition to succeed at university and beyond. We believe everyone should have the opportunity to reach their potential.

That’s why here at Glasgow we are proud of our long tradition of helping talented people to fulfil their ambitions regardless of their background or circumstances.

Through our widening participation work we encourage, prepare and support students who are under-represented in higher education to achieve entry to university. We work with over 100 target schools, as well as colleges, local authorities and other organisations to support school leavers and adult learners alike to prepare for, apply to and succeed at university.

If students have the potential, drive and ambition to succeed, we will do all we can to support them to overcome barriers and realise their aspirations.

From giving support to access university, to helping students flourish during their studies, to supporting them as they launch their career: we are with our ambitious people at every stage of their journey.

Our history of openness at Glasgow stretches back over the centuries. After being refused entry to university in his own country because of his race, James McCune Smith came to study at Glasgow. In 1837 he became the first African-American to receive a university medical degree. He was influential in more than just medicine, however. He was a dedicated and committed slavery abolitionist.

At Glasgow, we are proud of our diverse, vibrant and talented people and their ambitions to change the world.

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Our online programmes allow you to study for a University of Glasgow postgraduate degree from anywhere in the world.

The University of Glasgow offers a range of online postgraduate programmes and short courses as well as free MOOCs (massive online open courses).

We offer online distance learning programmes across an ever-expanding range of subject areas.

Our online postgraduate programmes involve the same level of work as our on-campus programmes, and the qualification you get is of equal value.

All you need to study for our online programmes is a computer and internet connection.

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We currently offer online distance learning in the following areas:

  • Academic Practice [MEd: online distance learning available]
  • Advanced Educational Leadership [PgCert: online distance learning]
  • Antiquities Trafficking & Art Crime [PgCert: online distance learning]
  • Assessment in Education [MSc: online distance learning]
  • Creative Writing [MLitt: online distance learning]
  • Data Analytics [MSc/PgDip/PgCert: online distance learning]
  • Education [MSc: online distance learning]
  • Global Mental Health [MSc/PgDip/PgCert: online distance learning]
  • Health Technology Assessment [MSc/PgDip/PgCert: online distance learning]
  • Health-Professions Education / Health Professions Education (with Research) [MSc/MSc (Research)/PgDip/PgCert: online distance learning]
  • Inclusive Education: Research, Policy & Practice [PgDip/PgCert: online distance learning available]
  • Leadership in Health & Social Care [PgCert: online distance learning]
  • Museum Education [MSc: online distance learning]
  • One Health [MSc/PgDip/PgCert: online distance learning]
  • Pathology, Molecular [MSc/PgDip/PgCert: blended learning]
  • Population Health Sciences [MSc/PgDip/PgCert: online distance learning]
  • Primary Care [MSc/PgDip/PgCert: online distance learning]
  • Psychology (conversion) [MSc: online distance learning]
  • Public Health [MPH/PgDip/PgCert: online distance learning]
  • Religious Education by Distance Learning (CREDL) [Cert: online distance learning]
  • Sport & Exercise Science & Medicine [MSc/PgDip/PgCert: online distance learning]
  • Veterinary Nursing, Advanced Practice in [MSc/PgDip/PgCert: online distance learning]
  • Wildlife & Livestock Management [MSc/PgDip/PgCert: online distance learning]

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Learning environment

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

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;
  • Skype;
  • Live seminars;
  • Our virtual campus on Second Life.

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