Distance learning

At the University of St Andrews, it is possible to study some postgraduate courses via distance learning. The following taught courses are available via distance learning for the current year of entry. Most part-time programmes take twice as long as their equivalent full-time programmes.

Adults with Learning Disabilities who have Significant and Complex Needs

Adults with Learning Disabilities who have Significant and Complex Needs is available as a distance learning course from the School of Psychology and Neuroscience. As a student, you can study for a Postgraduate Diploma (nine months) or an MSc (one year). You will be encouraged to attend introductory sessions in St Andrews at the beginning of the programme, though this information can be sent in other formats. The majority of communication during your studies will be by email and through the online teaching and learning system.

Read more about Adults with Learning Disabilities.

Bible and the Contemporary World

This interdisciplinary course between biblical and theological studies can be taken part time as individual modules, a Postgraduate Diploma (18 months) or an MLitt (two years). A short study conference at the start of each module will be held at the University, and the rest of the course will be taught using internet-based virtual learning, which will include guided reading, lectures and online discussions.

Read more about Bible and the Contemporary World.

Sustainable Aquaculture

This course is offered by the University of St Andrews in collaboration with The Fish Site. We offer modular e-learning courses which lead to Postgraduate Certificate (one year), Postgraduate Diploma (18 months) or MSc qualifications (two years). These modular programmes are taught part time via an online e-learning platform that offers online tutorial support, direct email contact with tutors, video streams, and access to student bulletin boards. This structure allows students the maximum flexibility to complete their studies while continuing in their employment.

Read more about Sustainable Aquaculture.

Terrorism and Political Violence

Terrorism and Political Violence is available as a distance learning course both full time and part time, and as a student you can study for either a Postgraduate Diploma (two years part time) or an MLitt (one year full time, or three to five years part time). The course is delivered through a combination of e-books, online unit and course notes, online tutorials, links to recommended readings and chat and video forums.

Read more about Terrorism Studies and Political Violence.

The Psychology of Dementia Care

This Postgraduate / Post Qualification distance-learning course, can be studied as a part-time qualification by professional care staff and management who provide services to people with dementia.

Read more about The Psychology of Dementia Care.