The University of Glasgow has been changing the world since 1451, and we continue to inspire today’s world changers. Regardless of where you are, our impressive array of online programmes empower you to achieve your ambitions and join our world-changing community.

As a member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading UK universities, our reputation for global excellence is underpinned by breakthrough research and world-class teaching. Our programmes have inspired some of the world’s most impactful minds, including Ian Donald, who developed the first foetal ultrasound image; Lady Cosgrove, the first woman judge in the Court of Session and High Court; and Adam Smith, the ‘Father of Economics.’

Learning online allows you to receive personalised support from expert faculty when it's convenient for you. Experienced lecturers teach all of our online programmes to ensure you gain the necessary insight and skills to succeed in your chosen field.


A new kind of learning requires a new, innovative approach. Our online programmes feature a flexible combination of formats, including:

  • engaging academic videos,
  • access to course audio and transcripts,
  • virtual course discussion opportunities,
  • a library of digital resources, and
  • study with students from over 140 countries worldwide.

“The Glasgow virtual learning environment is an extension and evolution of conventional teaching, rather than a replacement for it – providing mentorship and support where it is needed, a sense of being part of an actual classroom cohort, and learning content that can easily be accessed!”
– James Carrier, The University of Glasgow online MSc student

Once you’ve started a programme of study, we won’t leave you to it. We’ll always be on hand to help you through graduation with our dedicated faculty and online student and 24/7 technical support team.


You don’t have to set foot on campus to experience our outstanding teaching and cutting-edge research. With our online health, marketing and education postgraduate programmes, you can further your ambitions without compromising your current commitments.

It doesn’t matter where you live or where your career has led you. We’ll give you a seamless online learning experience, along with the support and the resources to make your career aspirations a reality.

Our research has a huge societal impact, including our vital work to:

  • respond to the COVID-19 pandemic by investigating vaccines, testing, treatment, virus behaviour and health complications;
  • reducing our impact on global warming by achieving carbon neutrality by 2030;
  • advance the treatment of stroke, brain tumours and multiple sclerosis by developing an Imaging Centre of Excellence; and
  • innovate in the creative economy through our Centre for Cultural Policy Research;
  • Study online with us and start making your impact on the world today.


  • Duration: 2.5–6 years part-time (MSc), 2–4 years part-time (PgDip), 1–2 years part-time (PgCert)
  • Start dates: January, April and September
  • Fees: £1,667 per 20 credits totalling £15,000 (MSc), £10,000 (PgDip), £5,000 (PgCert)*
  • International students: Applicants must have an IELTS score of 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band.

*Fee information is subject to change and is for guidance only.