Upskill with fully funded online short courses

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Enhance your career and gain in-demand skills with a fully funded University of Stirling short course. We are committed to supporting your continued professional development, so we're offering hundreds of free places to anyone living in Scotland who meets the eligibility criteria.

Our free upskilling courses provide you with specialist knowledge from leading academics, and make your CV stand out from the crowd.

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Top reasons to study a free short course

  • Boost your career with credited learning.
  • Use credits towards further study.
  • Get a taste of a new industry.
  • Gain skills if you've been made redundant.
  • Study online, at your own pace, around your life.
  • Experience university learning without committing to the time or cost of a degree.

Are you eligible?

You can apply for a fully funded place on our upskilling courses if:

  1. You have lived in Scotland for the last three years for reasons other than education; OR
  2. You are living in England, Wales or Northern Ireland and working for a UK employer that works in partnership with University of Stirling and is headquartered or operates in Scotland; OR
  3. You are a member of staff at the University of Stirling.

Student stories

Emma Bathgate
Emma Bathgate
Digital Business and Emergent Technologies
Once you are enrolled, you log on and all the materials are ready for you to work through at your own pace. Meeting the experts online and asking questions hugely improved my overall understanding of the course.
Read Emma's story