Online Masters that impact the world

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Benefit from our teaching and research excellence from anywhere in the world.?

Our online programmes will transform your intellectual skills and career prospects through?transformational learning activities and materials that surpass student expectations.

You will be able to study while you work, without the need to relocate, as?our programmes are taught 100% online.3

Furthermore, our online programmes have been designed to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Our graduates are already having a noticeable impact around the world.

By studying with us, you will prepare to make a lasting impact - to your intellectual skills, your professional prospects and the world.

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A-Z of online masters

Why choose Edinburgh?

  • We're ranked 20th in the World.?1
  • Largest choice of postgraduate online degrees in UK.?2
  • 8,000 online students since 2005.
  • Students from over 160 countries.
  • Masters taught 100% online.?3
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Hear from our students

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Anacret from Uganda talks about the value of learning from the different perspectives from classmates based around the world.

Anacret from Uganda explains the benefits in being part of a global student community.

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Ra'ana from Kenya talks about how she can immediately apply what she's learnt on her online masters to her work.

Ra’ana from Kenya talks about?being able to apply practically what she’s learnt on her degree.

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Bronte from Canada talks about how a part-time masters can be fitted in around work.

Bronte from Canada discusses the flexibility of studying online while working.

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How will online learning work for you?

Personal growth

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  • Flexible learning?that fits around your commitments.
  • Comprehensive support which is both?technical and academic, as well as personal to you.
  • A collaborative learning platform for you to engage with?an active global community of students and tutors.
  • We hold the highest possible rating for the quality of the student learning experience.4?

Career benefits

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  • Programmes designed to help you lead in your field and develop advanced skills.
  • You will be taught through innovative learning methods?by world-renowned experts and practitioners.
  • Many of our programmes are accredited, and designed, in conjunction with professional bodies and organisations.?
  • You will be part of?a global professional network of students and alumni.

Global Impact

  • Masters designed to tackle global challenges -?we give you the tools to shape the future.
  • The power of our research and teaching is recognised worldwide, benefiting from the support of key partners such as the Bill Gates and the Mastercard foundations.5
  • Our graduates’ contributions to tackling global issues have received formal recognition from organisations such as the National Geographic Awards and the Clinton Global Initiative University.

Discover your online masters

A-Z of online masters

1. QS World University rankings 2020. 2. 2017/18 HESA distance learning data 3. With the exception of our PgCert in Dental Sedation and Anxiety Management, which incorporates residential elements. Some programmes also offer elective residential summer schools. 4. Quality Assurance Agency 2015. 5. The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program supports scholarships for African Students; The Melissa & Bill Gates Foundation support some of our research into improving the health and welfare of people and farm animals worldwide. Global impact image: Sol Stock/Getty Images