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Online, supervised learning

Online, supervised learning earns you academic credit at the University of Edinburgh, as well as Continuing Professional Development & Medical Education (CPD / CME) recognition.

Online supervised learning

Online, supervised learning enables you to get a start on one of our degree programmes if you miss the September intake. 


  • If you are interested in but are unable to start one of our degree programmes in September, you may enrol in some of our courses which start in January via this page, then transfer the credit to the degree programme of your choice the following September. Please read on.


  • You may simply want to advance your knowledge through taking a small number of University of Edinburgh credit-bearing short courses. This gives you, who may not have the time, or financial resources to enrol on our full Masters, Diploma or Certificate, the opportunity to study & build a university credit portfolio, which can be put towards a degree award in the future.


  • The University of Edinburgh calls this method of enrolment Postgraduate Professional Development (PgProfDev).
  • You may take a maximum of 50 credits worth of courses over a maximum of two years through our PgProfDev scheme. 
  • At any point, you can transfer your credits & carry on studying towards a Masters, Diploma or Certificate.
  • Our PgProfDev courses have start dates of either September or January.

Courses - supervised learning

Courses offered via the Postgraduate Professional Development (PgProfDev) route include all the courses delivered on our MSc programmes.

Entrance requirements

A university honours degree (1st or 2:1), or equivalent (3.25 GPA), or relevant work / life experience; English language requirements; appropriate computing & internet access.

Fees & funding

Find out what it costs to take our degree programmes & courses. Read about scholarships & financial support.


Visit the University of Edinburgh's central website to find out more about how to apply & to start your application process.

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About online learning

Access world class teaching at the University of Edinburgh, while maintaining your local professional & personal commitments where you live, thereby keeping down costs by not being resident in Edinburgh.

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