Online learning programmes

Flexible online study for medical, veterinary and life sciences graduates

The University of Edinburgh's College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine offers the best next step in your future - with flexible opportunities to expand your knowledge and horizons. Online learning enables you to obtain a high quality degree, identical to our on-campus qualifications, delivered flexibly and fully online.

This means wherever you are in the world, you can achieve a University of Edinburgh degree without ever needing to visit the city  - although as it's such a beautiful city we do hope you come and visit!

Why study with us?

  • Flexibility: Our programmes are delivered part-time.  Depending on your needs and level of commitment, you can choose to take a masters (over 3 years), or a shorter option, like a Diploma (2 years) or a Certificate (1 year). Shorter courses lasting around 5-10 weeks are also available. Learn more about our flexible study options
  • Prestige and reputation: The University of Edinburgh enjoys a global reputation as one of the world's best research universities. We are currently ranked 16th in the world for Life Science and  Medicine and 8th for Veterinary Science. (QS World University Rankings 2018)
  • Supportive learning environment:  You will be supported by a team of experts, interactive learning platforms and a global community of learners.
  • Learn from the best: Our programmes are led by experts in their fields, who are active researchers as well as practitioners. Our programmes are constantly evolving to reflect developments in research and practice.

Online degrees for dental practitioners only

Banking and money

You could be eligible for a loan to fund your studies  (UK nationals national and those with settled status in the UK)