Open days, events and visits

Postgraduate Online Learning Essentials

BOOK NOW: 17 January 2024. Get a flavour of what it's like to study for a postgraduate ONLINE programme at Edinburgh at this online event that takes place twice a year

I felt like I got a feeling for the culture. I trust the value of the online teaching more now that I have heard testimonials and seen/heard people that work at the university.

Event attendee, 11 January, 2023

If you would like to find out more about studying for a postgraduate online qualification at Edinburgh, then come along to this half-day event where we will give you an overview of what it's like to study online, how you learn and work alongside fellow students and the support and services available to you as an online student. We will also go over how to apply and what it costs. During the event, there will be plenty of opportunities to ask your questions to staff and students. We look forward to welcoming you! 


January Schedule of sessions for Postgraduate Online Learning Essentials
Time Session Title Description
10:00-11:00 GMT Top 5 reasons to study an online masters Learn more about this flexible mode of study which enables you to gain a masters from wherever you live in the world.   
11:00-12:00 GMT How to apply for online learning Postgraduate Study Receive Information and advice on what you need to consider before applying, how to apply via our online application system, including the offer-making process. There will be opportunity for questions after the presentation.
12:30-13:30 GMT Why choose the University of Edinburgh? In conversation with Melissa Highton, Assistant Principal for Online Learning More than 10,000 students and 16 years of expertise teaching degrees online - you're in good hands with the University of Edinburgh. Join us for a conversation with our Assistant Principal for Online Learning to hear more about why we think you should choose to study with us. 
14:00-15:00 GMT Guidance on writing your Personal Statement and requesting References for your application Information on what makes a strong personal statement and how to request references for your application to Postgraduate study. There will be opportunity for questions after the presentation.  
15:00-16:00 GMT Graduate and Student Panel – Online Learning Studying online is a great way to learn, but don't just take our word for it - ask our students what it’s really like at this informal panel session.  
16:00- 17:00 GMT Fusion teaching with Edinburgh Futures Institute Come learn about Edinburgh Futures Institute’s innovative approach to online learning and teaching and how our interdisciplinary degrees will help you graduate ready for tackling complex global challenges.  We will also discuss how our approach allows you to combine on-campus with online study and teaches on-campus and online students together as a single cohort employing a range of collaborative and creative synchronous and asynchronous activities.

All session times are listed in local UK time (Greenwich Mean Time). Please ensure you use a timezone converter to accurately reflect what time this session is being hosted in your part of the world!