University of Edinburgh boosts online course offering

The University of Edinburgh has launched a new brochure of online learning, which presents a portfolio of fully online Masters courses and short courses.

The portfolio, which includes the UK’s largest range of online Masters programmes, features new qualifications from the Usher Institute (pictured), one of the five DDI hubs, in: Epidemiology; Integrated Global Health; and Data Science in Health and Social Care.

In addition, the University launched eight new MOOCs (massive open online courses) in 2021, including Observing the Earth from Space and a short course in How to Create an Online Course.

3800 of the University’s 41,000 students are online students. Over the last 16 years, the University has pioneered the delivery of postgraduate degrees online and now has the largest portfolio of online postgraduate programmes in the UK and more than 10,000 students have benefited from the opportunity to study flexibly.

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