Postgraduate online learning
Extraordinary Edinburgh

Is online learning for me?

While studying you can expect to read course materials, participate in online discussions, write essays and communicate with your tutors.

Work around your schedule

To study successfully you will need to be self-motivated and able to set aside significant time each week to study. Most courses require around 10 to 15 hours of study per week. You might choose to study two or three hours most evenings or by dedicating one or two days a week.

Discover how online learning works

An introduction to online learning

In this three-minute video, find out more about how our flexible part-time online degrees work, and how it can fit around your personal and professional commitments.

Online information sessions

Our live, online information sessions are a great way to ask us questions and find out more about studying with us.

Online information sessions

Free online short courses

We also offer a wide range of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) which are short courses lasting a few weeks. These are a perfect way to try out online learning before embarking on studying a masters programme with us.

We currently offer more than 50 courses. All of them are free of charge and have no formal entry requirements. They can be studied from anywhere in the world.

Learn more about MOOCs

The distance is not a challenge, but a convenience: I have the freedom to read and engage with texts at my own pace, while working a full-time job here at home.

Brittany Currie, USA