20 UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH DISTANCE LEARNING SCHOLARSHIPS FOR MASTERS
Deadline: 5 June 2023
The University of Edinburgh will offer twenty Masters scholarships for eligible part-time distance learning Masters programmes offered by the University. Each scholarship will cover full tuition fees and will be tenable for the normal duration of the programme of study.
The University of Edinburgh has a world-class reputation for teaching quality and research excellence and is consistently ranked inside the top 30 universities in global league tables. The QS World University Rankings 2019 have placed the University 18th in the world. This places the University of Edinburgh 5th in the UK, and the highest position of any Scottish university. The university has delivered degrees online since 2005, and since then more than 3,500 overseas students have graduated from their online learning programmes. They now offer more than 65 programmes through online learning.
HOW ONLINE LEARNING WORKS
A variety of platforms are used to deliver content and enable you to collaborate with other students and academic staff. These platforms may include: virtual learning environments (VLEs) such as Moodle or Learn, discussion boards and web forums, real-time video conferencing and collaboration tools, video streaming services like YouTube or Vimeo
You will need access to a computer, the internet and a fully up to date web browser. IT support is available to any student in the event of technical difficulties. The University subscribes to Office 365 to allow all staff and students to benefit from the extensive range of features included at no additional cost, including Microsoft Office. You’ll also have access to a range of software you can download to help you complete your coursework.
Online learning is not an isolated way of studying. You will study alongside other students sharing experiences and ideas. As well as communicating with other students, you will also have regular contact with members of academic staff and your personal tutor. You will use a range of platforms to help you work in small groups with other students. These may include moderated discussion groups, as well as online chat sessions and group work.
Online learning is extremely flexible. There are no set lecture or seminar times, allowing you to study conveniently around your busy schedule. Most programmes will require around 10 to 20 hours of study per week, depending on the duration of your programme.
There are over 50 programs available for online learning postgraduate diplomas and certificates, and masters at the University of Edinburgh. Here is an example of available courses:
Advanced Clinical Practice: MVetSci, PgDip (ICL), PgCert (ICL), PgProfDev
Advanced Nursing, MSc
Applied Medical Image Analysis: PgCert (ICL), PgProfDev
Biodiversity, Wildlife and Ecosystem Health: MSc, PgDip (ICL), PgCert (ICL), PgCert, PgDip, PgProfDev
Data and Artificial Intelligence Ethics: MSc, PgCert, PgDip
Data and Decision Analytics, MSc
Data Science for Health and Social Care: MSc, PgCert, PgDip, PgProfDev
Digital Education: MSc, PgDip (ICL), PgCert (ICL)
Epidemiology: MSc, PgCert, PgDip
Family Medicine, MFM
International Commercial Law and Practice, LLM
Mental Health in Children and Young People: Psychological Approaches, MSc
Public Health (part-time): MPH, PgCert, PgDip
Performance Coaching and Development: MSc, PgDip, PgCert
Scholarships will be available for students commencing any online part-time learning Masters programme offered by the University in session 2023-2024. Applicants should already have been offered a place at the University of Edinburgh and should have firmly accepted that offer or be intending to do so.
Applicants will be asked to include the following within their personal statement. Within your personal statement please include:
(a) The specific elements of this programme that attracted you to the University of Edinburgh;
(b) Confirm how successful completion of this programme will benefit your career and personal development
(c) How will this enable you to contribute to your community/region or country?
The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and the strength of a personal statement. Priority will be given to those who have not had the opportunity to study at masters level previously.
As an online student, you will have access to:
the careers website providing advice and information: industry and occupation profiles, CVs, applications and interview support, career planning
tailored email support to questions
One-on-one Skype or telephone appointments with Careers Consultants. Appointments can cover: Careers guidance, CV & application advice, LinkedIn profiles, Practice interviews. This support is available to all current students and for two years after graduation.