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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

  • enhance 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 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 Scottish employer; or
  3. You are a member of staff at the University of Stirling

What our students said

Harry Ross
Harry Ross
Work and Leadership in the Age of AI
I was particularly impressed with the interdisciplinary knowledge of the lecturers... they were continually honing the material to meet the needs of a very diverse cohort.
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Dave Cameron
Dave Cameron
United Kingdom
Work and Leadership in the Age of AI
Completing this course has boosted my own confidence that, aged 66, I can still handle research and reasoning tasks and that my practical experience can help inform a contemporary debate.
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