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Online Masters degree courses

Online postgraduate courses

Study one of our online postgraduate degrees to take your career to the next level, or in a new direction. Our online distance learning courses offer a great level of teaching and support, and are perfect to fit in around a busy lifestyle.

Learn through online lectures, seminars, and guided independent study delivered via the University’s virtual learning platform. You'll also have access to all the University's services including the library, student support services and IT. Some courses are delivered entirely online, while others feature a combination of virtual learning and on-campus classes.

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What courses can I study online?

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

MSc Data Science for Business (Online)

Start in February or September

Study online and gain the skills and knowledge needed for a for a successful career in roles requiring data driven decision making and analytical acumen.

MSc Dementia Studies (Online)

Start in February or September

Draw from our unrivalled expertise in dementia care and expand your knowledge with our flexible online Masters degree in Dementia Studies.

MSc Global Ageing (Online)

Start in February, June or September

This course will provide you with an advanced understanding about the ageing of individuals and populations, the implications this has for policy, practice and the development of products and services, as well as the demands and challenges this raises.

MRes Health Research (Online)

Start in February or September

Boost your health research career with a Masters degree in Health Research that equips you to conduct high quality, rigorous research. You’ll benefit from our strong emphasis on both theoretical and practical skills.

MSc Sport Performance Coaching (Online)

Start in February or September

Earn a Masters in Sport Performance Coaching by studying online at the Sports University of the Year 2020 (The Times and Sunday Times) and find the winning formula for your career advancement. Our teaching is aligned with the UK Coaching Certificate (UKCC) Level 4 certification process and is endorsed by UK Coaching.

MPH Public Health (Online)

Start in February, May or September

Whether you’re already involved in public health research, policy and practice, or are planning a career in those areas, this Masters course is designed to support your future career ambitions, either in the UK or abroad.

MSc Strategic Public Relations (Online)

Start in February or September

Develop a critical appreciation of the role of public relations in contemporary society, as well as key analytical, management and communication skills that are tested through practical exercises and theoretical knowledge.

MSc Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (Online)

Start in February, June or September

This is an advanced training and professional qualification for people who already work in any area of teaching English as a foreign or second language. You’ll leave with the knowledge and practical classroom skills to be a confident, critically reflective and enterprising teacher.

Online and classroom based courses

We have a number of courses which are mostly delivered online but require you to attend classes on campus a couple of times throughout your studies.

MSc Advancing Practice

Start in February or September

Enhance your career opportunities with our Masters in Advancing Practice – a flexible course for nurses, allied health professionals and social care practitioners.

MSc/PG Dip Housing Studies (part-time)

Start in September

Already working in the housing sector? Our accredited Housing Studies Masters course covers all aspects of housing services and will help you develop your career further.

MSc / PG Dip Housing Studies (with internship)

Start in September

Thinking about a career in housing? Our PgDip and MSc Housing Studies (with Internship) offers a unique combination of academic study and professional work experience.

MSc Substance Use

Start in September

Specialise in Substance Use and its impact on people who use substances, family members, communities and contemporary societies.

What our students said

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Grace Messenger
MRes Health Research (Online)
I live out in Kuwait and work as a podiatrist, so when I decided to take on a Masters I knew I needed a distance learning degree that was fully online. The course at Stirling has been fantastic for me.
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