Online distance learning at the University of Glasgow

Postgraduate Study

University of Glasgow

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

As an online student at the University of Glasgow you will become part of a global community of students.
Community building and collaborative learning is a key focus of our online delivery; all you need is a computer and internet connection.

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.

For further information about online study at Glasgow, and the courses we offer please visit our website

General funding sources

For general sources of funding that may apply to this study opportunity, visit the page(s) below.

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