University of Glasgow - Online Study

Introduction

Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world. Today we are in the top 1% of the world's universities.

The University of Glasgow

  • is ranked 63rd in the world and was the first UK university to be rated as 5 Stars Plus overall. (QS World University Rankings 2016)
  • welcomes students from more than 140 countries worldwide
  • is located in the world’s friendliest city (Rough Guides 2016)
  • has more than 26,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students
  • is a major employer in the city of Glasgow with more than 6,000 staff, including 2,250 active researchers
  • has annual research income of more than £181m
  • is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading UK research universities
  • is a founder member of Universitas 21, an international grouping of universities dedicated to setting worldwide standards for higher education
  • includes among its alumni, the father of economics Adam Smith, Scotland’s architect of devolution Donald Dewar and renowned physicist and engineer Lord Kelvin.

University structure

Glasgow’s college system enables interdisciplinary collaboration while fostering a sense of belonging. We have four colleges, each bringing together the research and teaching expertise of a number of schools and institutes. Every college also has a graduate school.

Online distance learning at Glasgow

The University of Glasgow offers a range of online postgraduate programmes and short courses as well as free MOOCs (massive online open courses).

Online postgraduate programmes

We offer online distance learning programmes across an ever-expanding range of subject areas.

Our online postgraduate programmes involve the same level of work as our on-campus programmes, and the qualification you get is of equal value.

All you need to study for our online programmes is a computer and internet connection.

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Programs

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Master

MEd in Learning & Teaching in Higher Education

Online Part time 24 months August 2017 United Kingdom UK Online

This programme offers the opportunity to deepen your understanding of academic practice within the university setting. [+]

This programme offers the opportunity to deepen your understanding of academic practice within the university setting. Why this programme This is Scotland’s first distance learning Masters programme in Learning & Teaching in Higher Education. The programme is firmly grounded in current relevant research. Participants are supported to make connections between theory, evidence and their own learning and teaching practice. There is a focus on collaborative learning online, drawing on your own experiences and those of your academic colleagues. Core courses Entrance credits It is expected that the first 60 credits will be achieved through completion of the PgCert in Academic Practice or PgCert in Learning and teaching in HE or equivalent. PgDip Designing higher education research Evaluating the quality of higher education research Exploring key themes in academic practice. MEd Dissertation Career prospects Masters level study is increasingly recognised in the UK HE sector for staff development. The knowledge and skills you gain during this programme will help enhance your career in the university environment. Entry requirements You must have recent experience of teaching in higher education in order to undertake the PgDip/MEd programme. This is because the assessed work requires you to make links between research, theory and your own teaching practice. Please note you may be asked to provide evidence of your HE teaching experience. For entry onto the PgDip you must hold a recent PgCert in Academic Practice or PgCert in Learning and teaching in HE. Alternatively, if you are an experienced HE teacher you may wish... [-]

MLitt in Creative Writing

Online Full time Part time 12 - 24 months August 2017 United Kingdom UK Online + 1 more

Our celebrated creative writing programme is perfect for talented and aspiring writers looking to gain adventurous and needed creative and critical skills. This is an exciting and supportive online course that offers you the opportunity to develop your writing practice wherever you are in the world. [+]

Our celebrated creative writing programme is perfect for talented and aspiring writers looking to gain adventurous and needed creative and critical skills. This is an exciting and supportive online course that offers you the opportunity to develop your writing practice wherever you are in the world. Why this programme You will be taught by a number of successful and well-regarded writers and many of our graduates have gone on to be published and acclaimed authors. We have strong links with literary agents and publishers, and an impressive list of published alumni. This programme is delivered online and offers flexible study around your existing commitments. Programme structure This programme is directed at those who are already engaged in writing. Its clear three-part structure, focused on creative, critical and practical issues, distinguishes this programme from the others offered in the UK. Taking the online distance learning MLitt full-time: The programme structure covers: Semester 1: Creative workshops and guest speakers Reading as a writer (CX1) Copyright, publishing and the culture of reception Semester 2: Creative workshops and guest speakers Experimentation (CX2) Editing the twenty-first century: editorial project Taking the online distance learning MLitt part-time: Part-time year one: students take one semester of workshops and Craft and Experimentation both semesters, and have two tutorials. Part-time year two: students take one semester of workshops and Editing and Publication both semesters, and have three tutorials. Core and optional courses Creative Craft and Experimentation Editing and Publication Delivery Classes are taught via video conferencing and an online... [-]

MSc

MSc in Education

Online Part time 30 months August 2017 United Kingdom UK Online

This programme offers you the opportunity to study at postgraduate level on a flexible high quality online distance learning basis. Building on your professional and personal interests and experiences, the programme will deepen and broaden your knowledge and understanding of education. [+]

This programme offers you the opportunity to study at postgraduate level on a flexible high quality online distance learning basis. Building on your professional and personal interests and experiences, the programme will deepen and broaden your knowledge and understanding of education. Participating in analysis, critique and discussion of cutting-edge research, current practices and relevant policies, you will study in an online learning community. Why this programme Fully online distance programme ideal for mainstream education professionals working in schools or further and higher education, for those working with adults, in youth work or community development, and those wanting to enter the world of education. High quality, fully supported online distance learning offering flexible part-time learning. The programme utilises a virtual learning environment incorporating wikis, blogs, RSS feeds and real-time interactive tools. Choice of general or specialist pathways tailored to suit individual student needs. You will be a member of an engaged, active international learning community that builds from your own context, drawing on your particular professional and personal experiences to construct learning that is relevant and intellectually challenging. You will learn through and with international curricula, pedagogy and learning community. You may be an experienced educational practitioner seeking a postgraduate programme to develop your practice or someone who now wishes to enter the exciting and diverse field of education. You will work in cohorts across specialisms, educational sectors and geographical locations to learn from and with each other. These cohorts will use online and real-time discussion and information exchanges around milestone... [-]

MSc in Intellectual Property, Innovation & the Creative Economy

Online Full time Part time 12 - 36 months August 2017 United Kingdom UK Online + 1 more

This is a pioneering online programme offered by CREATe at the University of Glasgow. It is intended for people working in sectors where digital rights and obligations are a key concern. Successful leadership in the digital creative economy requires linking complex legal provisions (such as copyright, trademarks, data protection and privacy) to economic analysis and strategic thinking about markets and regulation. [+]

This is a pioneering online programme offered by CREATe at the University of Glasgow. It is intended for people working in sectors where digital rights and obligations are a key concern. Successful leadership in the digital creative economy requires linking complex legal provisions (such as copyright, trademarks, data protection and privacy) to economic analysis and strategic thinking about markets and regulation. Why this programme The programme was developed by CREATe a leading copyright and IP research institute in the UK based at the University of Glasgow. Our online learning platform comprises cutting-edge learning tools and resources, populated with real-world research and case studies drawn from today’s creative industry challenges. The online structure of programme is designed to be compatible with work, and suitable for employer sponsorship and support from professional development schemes. The programme can be completed over 1, 2 or 3 years and can be studied on a modular basis. The programme requires previous professional engagement but no prior formal qualifications in law or economics. You will be able to take part in recorded lectures and events with renowned visiting speakers which take place throughout the year at CREATe. You will have the opportunity to network with peers from across the creative industries, policy, and technology sectors. On successful completion of the programme, you will have a detailed understanding of digital rights and obligations that enables strategic decisions and policy making. Core courses Copyright in the digital environment Economics of innovation Introduction to the creative economy: Law, technology &... [-]

MSc in Museum Education

Online Part time 36 months August 2017 United Kingdom UK Online

This distance learning programme will provide you with exciting opportunities to develop critical knowledge and skills associated with learning in and through museums and galleries. Building on your academic, professional and personal experiences and qualifications, it will deepen your social, cultural, historical and philosophical understanding of museum education. [+]

This distance learning programme will provide you with exciting opportunities to develop critical knowledge and skills associated with learning in and through museums and galleries. Building on your academic, professional and personal experiences and qualifications, it will deepen your social, cultural, historical and philosophical understanding of museum education. Why this programme This fully online programme is ideal for those who work in museums and galleries, education, cultural heritage and other related sectors, as well as for those who wish to enter this field. The only distance learning programme of its kind in the UK, it offers high quality, fully supported online distance learning on a flexible part-time basis. The programme utilises a virtual, interactive learning environment incorporating film, blogs, podcasts, forums and feeds. Engaging in a stimulating online community, you will participate in analysis, critique and discussion of current research, practices, provision and policies. Engaging in the programme and its online forums gives you the unique opportunity to access experts, academics, peers and museum collections located around the world, comparing practices, pedagogies and policies in order to expand and extend your knowledge of museum education. The programme includes a placement in a setting relevant to your expertise and interests. Benefiting from the extensive programme network of museum experts, you will be supported to secure a suitable setting where you will have the opportunity to put theoretical ideas and learning into practice. In addition to the vast and varied expertise of academic staff at the University of Glasgow, the programme also... [-]

MSc in Wildlife & Livestock Management

Online Part time 36 months August 2017 United Kingdom UK Online

Humans are dependent on and live in close proximity with their livestock and the interfaces of livestock with wildlife are permeable and complex. This programme addresses a clear need to integrate ecological disciplines with studies of disease in wildlife, livestock and human populations, with concepts of land management, livestock production and wildlife management. [+]

Humans are dependent on and live in close proximity with their livestock and the interfaces of livestock with wildlife are permeable and complex. This programme addresses a clear need to integrate ecological disciplines with studies of disease in wildlife, livestock and human populations, with concepts of land management, livestock production and wildlife management. Why this programme You can carry out a research project in an internationally recognized centre of excellence, working with world-leading researchers in animal science and ecology. Field trips are organised to outstanding places where wildlife, livestock and humans co-exist with varying degrees of success. In 2015/16, these include the Kalahari, the Okavango Delta and the Scottish Highlands. This programme closely examines the often conflicting needs of land users and strives to obtain balanced input from individual land users, from special interest lobby groups, NGOs, government organisations, corporations and service providers to provide a rigorous theoretical background to understanding the practical causes of land-use conflicts involving livestock, wildlife and other drivers. After completing this programme you will have gained a valuable understanding of the complex drivers of animal management, have developed a range of analytical and practical skills and will be able to construct well-founded, practical solutions to animal management problems. Being an online programme, we are equally able to access true experts, regardless of their national base. Recognised authorities will contribute to the programme from their home countries, including South Africa, Botswana, USA, Brazil, India and Australia. This programme is unique in its approach to the "One... [-]

Postgraduate Certificate

PgCert in Advanced Educational Leadership

Online Part time 12 months August 2017 United Kingdom UK Online

This online programme is designed to enable those in key roles in the education sector to develop and advance their leadership knowledge and practice to influence and lead change in local, national and global contexts, in strategic, flexible and agile ways. [+]

This online programme is designed to enable those in key roles in the education sector to develop and advance their leadership knowledge and practice to influence and lead change in local, national and global contexts, in strategic, flexible and agile ways. Why this programme This new online programme has been developed in collaboration with McGill University, Canada, and is designed to complement their Postgraduate Certificate in International Leadership in Educational & Administrative Development (I-LEAD). The programme is designed to provide leaders with the conceptual understandings and application to practice that will enable them to develop expertise in innovative leadership approaches, including transformative and sustainable leadership and system-level leadership. A key feature is to support leadership capacity and capability building at an individual, group or organisational level. You will have the opportunity to meet and network with your counterparts during an intensive three-day study weekend. On successful completion of both certificates you will have the opportunity to combine these awards and work towards a Masters qualification with McGill University. Programme structure You will take three courses which will be delivered online. There will be an intensive three-day study weekend at the University of Glasgow during course 2 which will be an opportunity for students to meet in face-to-face sessions Core courses Developing as a strategic leader Leading strategic change The dynamics and dilemma of ethical leadership. Career prospects This programme aims to bring together aspiring world leaders in the field of education to create a global network that will have the... [-]

PgCert in Antiquities Trafficking & Art Crime

Online Part time 12 months August 2017 United Kingdom UK Online

This programme delves into the seedy grey market for looted and stolen cultural objects. By combining cutting edge research from the fields of criminology, archaeology, art history, heritage studies, and law, via discussion of compelling case studies, this course will allow you to explore the criminal networks that function in the area of art crime and what can be done to protect our past and our culture for the future. [+]

This programme delves into the seedy grey market for looted and stolen cultural objects. By combining cutting edge research from the fields of criminology, archaeology, art history, heritage studies, and law, via discussion of compelling case studies, this course will allow you to explore the criminal networks that function in the area of art crime and what can be done to protect our past and our culture for the future. Why this programme This is the only online art crime and illicit antiquities research programme currently available and is the first University-accredited postgraduate degree offered on this topic. You will be taught by leading academics in this field, who are members of the Trafficking Culture Project, the only academic research group devoted to the study of the illicit trafficking of cultural objects . This programme is taught entirely online through pre-recorded lectures and optional real-time seminars. This allows distance learners maximum flexibility while maintaining the high level of instructure and peer interaction needed to explore such challenging topics. Students who successfully complete the PgCert will have the opportunity to come to Glasgow, to complete a full masters degree in the areas of criminology and art history. Programme structure You will take three courses across three semesters (includes summer teaching). During each course you will investigate and present an art or antiquities crime case study, produce a portfolio-quality ‘digital artefact’ and write an essay for assessment. Depending on your needs and goals, you can take one of the courses individually or... [-]

PgCert in Leading, Improving & Transforming Care

Online Part time 10 months August 2017 United Kingdom UK Online

Recent Government and NHS reports highlight the importance of effective leadership in ensuring that health and social care is delivered to the highest standard. This programme is aimed at professionals in Health and Social Care wishing to develop skills in leadership. Students will be encouraged to think critically about health and social care provision with a key focus on leadership, management and the economic landscape. [+]

Recent Government and NHS reports highlight the importance of effective leadership in ensuring that health and social care is delivered to the highest standard. This programme is aimed at professionals in Health and Social Care wishing to develop skills in leadership. Students will be encouraged to think critically about health and social care provision with a key focus on leadership, management and the economic landscape. Why this programme This programme will provide you with opportunities to develop and demonstrate knowledge and understanding, expertise in critical appraisal, and the ability to lead and innovate in your area of practice. The programme reflects the need for professionals in health and social care to develop leadership skills in a dynamic health and social care environment to ensure quality care delivery. The involvement of key people in leadership roles including the NHS and Scottish Government in both the planning and delivery will ensure that the programme has both currency and relevance. You will have an opportunity to develop an understanding of economic assessment and explore approaches to managing budgets and balancing financial constraints with quality provision. Programme structure The PG certificate in Leading and Transforming Care consists of three 20 credit modules. These courses are aligned with the MSc (Med Sci) in Advanced Health Care Practice and can be added to other courses to complete a masters degree. Intended Learning outcomes Critically discuss theories of leadership and management and their application in the context of health care Critically discuss managerialism and the potential tensions... [-]

PgCert in Religious Education by Distance Learning (CREDL)

Online Part time 24 months August 2017 United Kingdom UK Online

This programme is recognised by the Bishops of Scotland as a preliminary qualification in generalist Catholic religious education for those who wish to teach religious education in Catholic primary or secondary schools. It is an on-line distance learning programme and covers Aspects of theological education. [+]

This programme is recognised by the Bishops of Scotland as a preliminary qualification in generalist Catholic religious education for those who wish to teach religious education in Catholic primary or secondary schools. It is an on-line distance learning programme and covers Aspects of theological education. Why this programme The Certificate in Religious Education by Distance Learning (along with the necessary church approval) will allow you to teach in Catholic schools. It will provide you with the requisite understanding of the main tenets of Catholic Christian theology, the Catholic vision of education and the methodology appropriate to Catholic religious education. This programme is also recommended if you are a qualified teacher and want to re-visit your understanding of these issues as part of Continuing Professional Development (CPD). It can be completed concurrently with a BEd or PGDE programme and the MA Primary Education in Dumfries, (or subsequently on completion of any of these programmes). CREDL is the University of Glasgow route for qualified teachers or students studying an ITE programme at other universities. Programme structure CREDL is the University of Glasgow route for qualified teachers or students studying an ITE programme at other universities. Core courses Aspects of theological education 1 Aspects of theological education 2. For each course you will produce a portfolio, a 1,500-word essay. Career prospects As a graduate you would have all the necessary attributes and accreditation to progress into teaching roles within Catholic education. Entry requirements You must hold a teaching qualification or be a student... [-]

PgCert in Spiritual & Religious Care in Health & Social Care

Online Full time Part time 12 - 24 months August 2017 United Kingdom UK Online + 1 more

This certificate programme enables health and social care professionals to draw from their own professional experience and to gain knowledge and skills of the multicultural, ethical, legal and safe provision of spiritual and religious care in practice. [+]

Current health and social care frameworks regard spiritual care as an essential component of health and wellbeing and all health and social care professionals should assess and respect the spiritual and religious beliefs of patients and their carers. But what does that mean? This certificate programme enables health and social care professionals to draw from their own professional experience and to gain knowledge and skills of the multicultural, ethical, legal and safe provision of spiritual and religious care in practice. Why this programme The programme enables students from across the UK and the world to benefit from Scotland's leading role in the development of spiritual and religious care in health and social care and it's published resources. This distance learning programme enables students to engage in advanced professional education relevant to their health and social care practice and gain a recognised postgraduate award from a leading University. For Health and Social Care professionals: the programme dispels the many popular misconceptions around spiritual and religious care and is rooted in a capability and competence based approach to delivering spiritual and religious care as it relates to the student's clinical role and setting. For Health and Social Care Chaplains not resident in the UK: The programme has been developed from the highly successful PC Certificate in Healthcare Chaplaincy. It enables prospective and exisiting Health and Social Care Chaplains from around the world to study their field without the need for a UK based students chaplaincy placement. Existing and prospective Health and Social... [-]

PgDip in Inclusive Education: Research, Policy & Practice

Online Part time 24 months August 2017 United Kingdom UK Online

These programmes are designed to address contemporary issues in inclusion/special education. If you are a teacher involved in inclusive education/special education, this programme is designed to promote your understanding of the issues and practices relevant to this area. [+]

These programmes are designed to address contemporary issues in inclusion/special education. If you are a teacher involved in inclusive education/special education, this programme is designed to promote your understanding of the issues and practices relevant to this area. Why this programme Our research-informed courses will help you to think about practice and policy in the light of current educational thinking and enable you to consider how an inclusive education system might operate in schools and other educational institutions. You will discuss recent theories related to many of the conditions and labels associated with special educational needs/additional support needs and have the opportunity to develop practice that takes account of these within an inclusive framework. You can tailor research projects to provide the maximum relevance and benefit to your interests and work. Core courses The evolving concept of inclusion The learner and the curriculum. Optional courses Developing literacy Highly able learners Inclusive classrooms, inclusive pedagogies Identities, relationships and behaviours. Career prospects The programme will support your career development as a class teacher, lecturer, policy developer, special education professional, head teacher, education administrator or researcher. Entry requirements This is a part time course primarily for Scottish teachers and those working in the field of additional support needs/educational inclusion/special education. However those with a first degree and experience of, and interest in, additional support/educational inclusion/special education will be considered. Applications from teachers from countries other than Scotland may also be considered. [-]

PhD

Doctorate in Education (Research) EdD

Online & Campus Combined Part time 60 months August 2017 United Kingdom UK Online

This is an innovative programme offering a professionally relevant and academically rigorous opportunity for advanced study in education. The programme is designed for professionals at all levels in education, training and development, and in education-related fields. [+]

This is an innovative programme offering a professionally relevant and academically rigorous opportunity for advanced study in education. The programme is designed for professionals at all levels in education, training and development, and in education-related fields. Why this programme The Doctorate is comparable to a PhD in terms of scale and rigour. It differs in that it provides a structured programme of advanced study that is relevant to your profession and focused on the inter-relationship of research, policy and practice. There’s a focus on collaborative learning, drawing on your own experiences and those of your academic colleagues. As you focus your studies into specialist areas, you will benefit from the activity of our five knowledge and research transfer groups: Creativity, culture and faith; Interdisciplinary science education, technologies and learning; Professional learning and leadership; Pedagogy, policy and practice; Social justice, place and lifelong education. Programme structure Years 1, 2 and 3 Six taught courses each lasting one semester and each with one weekend in Glasgow. These courses are currently: Critical reflection in professional learning and practice Education policy Educational futures Ethics and education OR Lifelong learning Open studies one: Advancing research methods Open studies two: Applying research methods Years 3 and 4 Work towards the submission of a dissertation of 50,000 to 60,000 words, supported by an appropriate supervisor. You normally undertake two courses per year. Progressing at a normal pace, successful candidates can complete the Doctorate in five years. However, we realise that circumstances occasionally mean participants need to take... [-]

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