Online Masters degree courses

Take your career to the next level or in a new direction with a Masters qualification from a renowned university that has delivered online distance learning courses for over 30 years.

Our flexible online postgraduate degrees can connect you to the University of Stirling's facilities, resources and our global community of students and academics.

Find out why you should study an online degree with the University of Stirling

What courses can I study online?

Find out what courses you can study online, and when you can begin your studies.

What's it like to study for an online Masters degree at the University of Stirling?

How will I study for my Postgraduate Masters degree online?

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 will it take 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.

Can I access the same facilities as an on-campus student?

Yes. When you enrol for your online Postgraduate course, you will receive a digital student card which will grant you access to all the facilities available to all University of Stirling students, including:

How flexible are the University of Stirling's online postgraduate degrees?

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.

Will I meet other students?

Yes. 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. 

Can I attend a graduation ceremony after I complete my online Masters degree?

Yes. Online postgraduate students are welcome to attend a graduation ceremony when they complete their course.