We are happy to announce that the University has officially reached an incredible milestone of 4 million enrolments on our 80 free short online courses! A huge thank you to our keen learners who engage meaningfully with the courses and participate in lively discussions.    These online courses are completely free to take and have no entry requirements. Led by world-class academics and supported by teaching assistants, they […]

It is essential that we tackle the biggest challenge of our time – climate change – by giving each of us the knowledge and tools we need to make a real difference. Dr. Erika Warnatzsch and her fellow MSc Carbon Management alumni have put in tremendous amounts of effort to create course content for the […]

It is our responsibility to live in a sustainable manner to ensure a better world for society to live in, warranting that the planet’s resources can be enjoyed for generations to come. The University of Edinburgh provides several free short online courses, and a significant number of these are related to the environment and sustainability. They are completely free to […]

We currently have more than 4,000 students enrolled on more than 70 fully online postgraduate degrees covering a multitude of topics from ancient worlds to vascular surgery. Like any university offering part-time online degrees, our students are based around the globe, with about 40 per cent in the UK, 13 per cent in Europe, 13 per cent in North America, 11 per cent in East Asia and Australasia, 9 per cent in Africa and 14 per cent from the rest […]

We’ve been creating free short online courses since 2012, and have created more than 80 courses hosted on three partner platforms, Coursera, edX and FutureLearn. We’re fairly sure that we’re the only UK university to partner with all three of these major online course platforms! These partners and their websites are huge marketing machines, taking […]

Did you know that hiring for digital marketing roles has been growing nearly 33% year-over-year? As an MSc Marketing student at the University of Edinburgh, I found it no surprise that Linkedin has listed digital marketing as one of the fastest growing sectors in 2021 (source: CNBC). While the world has already been gradually leaving traditional media for digital over time, the COVID-19 pandemic has greatly accelerated the process. Many marketers immediately scrambled to reach consumers through the […]

Sheep farmer

A farmer from China once spent 16 years teaching himself law in order to sue a big chemical firm for polluting his land. He used a dictionary to help him understand legal jargon.   In an ideal world, education would be accessible to people from all walks of life regardless of where they’re from, the language they speak, or their current level […]

Written by Vrinda Nain (Digital Marketing Intern at the ISG) on 7 September 2020   Under-representation of women in STEM   Women are instrumental in the development of technology. Throughout history, there have been many brilliant women like Ada Lovelace, Jean Bartik and several others who have contributed to the field of data science. They have paved the way for women in the […]

If you have recently graduated and are starting a new career or if you are thinking of switching careers, the University of Edinburgh offers tons of useful information related to career planning to online learners during and after completing their courses. This information would be a good starting point for anyone starting a new career […]

Myth busting marque

Guest post by Rachel Ashcroft, Digital Engagement Officer in the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, University of Edinburgh Are online degrees easier than on-campus degrees? That’s certainly what some people would have you think about online learning. And it does seem as though there’s an assumption amongst a minority of prospective students that completing […]

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