Online Masters degree courses
What it's like to study an online Masters degree at the University of Stirling
How you will study
You will access your course materials through a virtual learning environment (VLE). Depending on your Masters degree, you may have online lectures, seminars and guided independent reading. You can connect with your classmates or contact your course tutors with any questions as you study.
How much time you will need to complete an online Masters degree
The length of study depends on each individual online Masters course. A full postgraduate degree could take 1-2 years or longer. You will find the duration of your course clearly stated on your chosen course page.
Part-time online courses typically require 10-20 hours per week, while full-time courses require a full-time commitment of around 40 hours per week.
Access our highly-ranked facilities
University of Stirling online postgraduate degrees are incredibly flexible. You can study the learning material anywhere in the world, at a time that suits you.
Most of our online Masters courses have live sessions. You should attend these to make the most of your course, but most sessions will be recorded if you need to catch up.
Our courses are structured around self-paced study with occasional assessment and assignment deadlines to ensure you keep making progress.
Meeting other students online
You will join a global network of like-minded students and academics when you start your online course. Students can meet in our live sessions and online forums and connect on social media.
Online postgraduate students are welcome to attend a graduation ceremony when they complete their course.
A recognised online university qualification
All our online postgraduate degrees are delivered by qualified academics, with the same attention to detail and quality that you would expect from our on-campus courses.
Having an online postgraduate degree will boost your CV just the same as a "traditional" on-campus qualification.