Postgraduate online learning
Extraordinary Edinburgh

Why study online with Edinburgh?

The University of Edinburgh is one of the world’s leading institutions and offers online students the same teaching and support as on-campus students.

Career enhancing

Our online programmes are focused on helping you to succeed in your career.  An online masters programme from the University of Edinburgh can:

  • help you learn new skills
  • make you more attractive to employers
  • lead to higher earnings
  • help you change career

Our online masters programmes involve the same level of work as on-campus ones and the qualification you get is of equal value.  Your degree certificate will not mention that you studied the programme online.

How an online programme can help your career development  

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Almost 20 years of experience

We have been delivering online learning programmes since 2005 and currently offer more than 70 programmes in this way. We have learned how to deliver an exceptional experience for online learners.

In this time, more than 8,000 students from 160 countries have graduated from our online programmes.

Find out more about how online learning works

Online Learning Brochure

Our PDF brochure tells the story of online learning at Edinburgh and uses case studies to highlight the benefits of studying online with us.

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Infographic about online learning at the University of Edinburgh

Teaching quality

The University of Edinburgh is internationally recognised and has a world-class reputation for teaching quality and research excellence. It is consistently ranked inside the top 50 universities in global league tables. Whatever programme you study you will be taught by top academics.

The latest report from the Quality Assurance Agency awarded us the highest possible rating for the quality of the student learning experience.

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Not only did the course tutors offer an outstanding programme, they were so supportive outside of standard times and always went above and beyond

Emma Makin