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With its rich traditions and striking landscapes, a Masters degree in Scotland can make for a memorable study abroad experience. The country's unique combination of historic and modern universities also make the Scottish higher education system one of the most respected in Europe.
Did you know that four of the UK's six 'ancient universities' are located in Scotland? St Andrews, Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow trace their origins to the medieval and renaissance periods and are the oldest British universities outside Oxford and Cambridge. They have been at the forefront of major scientific and cultural developments and continue to offer some of the UK's most prestigious postgraduate training.
These institutions offer conventional postgraduate Masters degrees, but also award Masters of Arts (MA) degrees at the end of intensive four year undergraduate programmes. In such cases the MLitt (Master of Letters) is usually offered as a postgraduate degree, avoiding confusion with 'undergraduate MAs'.
Scotland's other universities are also internationally respected, with their own proud traditions and a wide range of innovative training and research programmes. Many are also located in historic cities such as Stirling and Dundee, surrounded by Scotland's beautiful landscapes, rich history and vibrant modern culture.
Nearly 50,000 international students study in Scotland, making the country the most popular study abroad region in the UK, after England.
Most Scottish Masters degrees take one year to complete. This is the same as elsewhere in the UK. Exceptions apply to some 'undergraduate Masters degrees', offered at Scotland's 'ancient universities'. These are four year undergraduate programmes, including three years of Bachelor's level study followed by a final year at Masters level.
Postgraduate tuition fees in Scotland work differently to undergraduate tuition fees. Whereas Scottish undergraduates are able to study for free at Scottish universities, fees normally apply to all students on Masters programmes. Students from the UK and the EU (or EEA) usually pay fees at the 'home' rate, between £5,000 and £6,000 per year. International Masters fees in Scotland are usually between £12,000 and 15,000 per year.
Yes, universities in Scotland deliver all programmes in English. Scots Gaelic is spoken by some inhabitants of Scotland, but is not used as an official language.
Scotland operates within the UK-wide student visa system. Unless you are an EU or EEA national, you will need a visa to study a Masters abroad in Scotland.
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This programme is a comprehensive and intensive investigation into key areas in accounting and finance. Designed for those with a quantitative background, it is both academically rigorous and closely in line with professional practice. Read more
As an Accountant you have a wide range of industries and locations to choose from in virtually any country in the world. You can work for known accountancy firms or you can become a consultant, offering freelance services to a range of industries. Read more
This course is an online Masters top up course for professionally qualified accountants to enhance your professional qualification to a globally recognised MSc degree and further your career. Read more
Taking the science of musical sound as your focus, you’ll work in a cross-disciplinary environment, using theoretical and experimental work to explore the musical, technical and multimedia applications of acoustics and audio technology. Read more
Entry to the actuarial profession is by a demanding series of examinations, but the rewards after qualifying are great. The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries in the UK has four levels of examinations to qualify. Read more
This exciting 2-year MSc programme is designed to kick-start your career as an actuary, preparing you to take a leading role in managing risk in financial institutions worldwide. Read more
This Masters degree in actuarial science has been developed to produce actuarial science graduates who can clearly demonstrate an understanding of the mathematical models used in actuarial calculations, their computer implementations, and the financial and economic contexts of these calculations. Read more
Adult education has been recognised in Europe as a critical element in addressing challenges pertaining to employment, research and innovation, climate change and energy, education and combatting poverty. Read more
The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Strathclyde offers a wide range of programmes fuelled with expertise, academic theory and practical learning to support you in the next stage of your studies, and beyond.
By pursuing a Master’s in Global Food Security at the University of Edinburgh, you will expand your knowledge of key areas of debate and scientific understanding.
The University of Edinburgh has been offering innovative online programmes to medical, veterinary and health-related professionals since 2005. Today we offer 49 online programmes to choose from and our portfolio is expanding all the time.
These exciting 12-month postgraduate Masters degrees consist of taught, advanced level, lecture courses and also provide an opportunity to conduct high-level research within one of the world class groups in the School of Chemistry.
With one of the UK’s leading faculties of science, the University of Strathclyde provides a vibrant, dynamic, supportive and friendly place to study. The Faculty of Science offers a wide range of postgraduate taught courses and postgraduate research opportunities, designed to offer you advanced skills relevant in today’s global workplace. Strathclyde offers you the opportunity to gain a top class qualification whilst studying in the heart of Scotland’s biggest city. The Faculty of Science investigates the challenges and possibilities of the natural and technological world, from drug discovery
You will develop skills and knowledge in both Human Resource Management (HRM) and Human Resource Development (HRD) enabling you to specialise your career in either field.
In the face of escalating global healthcare issues, the University of Glasgow offer a range of postgraduate programmes, delivered 100% online:
Our postgraduate programmes at Moray House School of Education span a vast range of disciplines, combining high-quality teaching with leading research in a global, stimulating and supportive environment. Our programmes will give you the skills, knowledge and confidence to enhance your career or to pursue further study.
Build your expertise in tissue regeneration and repair at The University of Edinburgh.
Learn in an stimulating, small group environment, with a culturally diverse team and dedicated 1:1 attention and support
Public Health is the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the organised efforts of society. Whether you are already a working professional in this area or new to the subject, this programme will equip you with the skills to address contemporary public health problems. Attracting students from across the world, our programme has a distinct global flavour, providing you with opportunities to interact with peers from across the world to analyse public health issues from a variety of perspectives.
This part-time, online modular programme provides masters-level education for general dentists, with a particular emphasis on restorative dentistry.
Like any Business School, we are committed to developing tomorrows business leaders. But what really drives us is helping you play to your strengths, add to them, and develop strong relationships that will open up the world to you.
As the modern inheritors of our 400-year-old reputation for excellence, our staff and students contribute to a vibrant academic community whose visions are shaping tomorrow's world. The School's strong interdisciplinary research profile makes us a fantastic destination for postgraduate study. All of our campus-based Taught Masters Programmes are offered either as a one-year, full time MSc degree, including a research dissertation or as a nine-month, full time diploma. The MSc degree involves two semesters of teaching followed by an individual research project while the diploma features two se
Fast-moving trends in technology and banking have altered the landscape for those seeking to make an impact in the world of finance. The MSc Financial Technology provides an advanced education in the multiple converging skills and knowledge bases that are required by the organisations of the future.
Apply now to The University of Edinburgh's online Masters, Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate in Data Science, Technology and Innovation. Short courses are also available via Postgraduate Professional Development.
This unique postgraduate programme is aimed at junior doctors currently undergoing, or about to undertake, specialty training in an infection discipline and is open to trainees in the UK and worldwide. This degree will also be attractive to those who have completed their training but wish to fulfil continuing medical education requirements or obtain a formal qualification from the University of Edinburgh.
Our flexible online programme equips current and future wildlife professionals with the knowledge, skills and global networks to address modern challenges in conservation management and law enforcement.
Since 1451 we have specialised in the arts and humanities, developing wide-ranging expertise and world-leading research. Whether you are looking for a change of direction, to build on your current knowledge and skills, or interested in an academic career, our programmes have been developed to meet the needs of your future employers.
International Strategic Marketing will provide you with a detailed understanding of contemporary marketing principles, techniques and trends from an international perspective to help you think independently and strategically.
Since 1451 we have specialised in the arts and humanities, developing wide-ranging expertise and world-leading research. Whether you are looking for a change of direction, to build on your current knowledge and skills, or interested in an academic career, our programmes have been developed to meet the needs of your future employers. The University of Glasgow is ranked in the world’s top 50 for English Literature & Language. Our Postgraduate taught degrees are taught one-year full-time (two-years part-time), and start in September. We offer a flexible degree structure which allows you to tai
Our flexible online learning programme equips current and future Food Safety professionals with the knowledge, skills and global networks to play a leading role in the prevention of foodborne disease.
There is a huge discrepancy in educational standards both nationally and internationally, yet the commitment to provide the best opportunities remains strong. University of Glasgow recognises the need for quality teachers and our Online MSc Education is committed to developing you into a future curriculum leader. We do this with a strong focus on research and high-level teaching from our expert faculty and as a result, the School of Education are ranked 1st in the UK (The Times Good University Guide 2018).
This unique postgraduate programme offers cutting edge translational neuroscience focused on stem cells, neurodegenerative diseases, regeneration and models.
The School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh is one of the great world centres for the study of the human past.
The main aim of this Masters programme is for students to learn about the fundamental processes driving disease transmission, persistence and prevalence in livestock production environments, and the role of disease in the performance of livestock production.
Our one-year Professional Diploma in Education (PGDE) courses are designed by teachers, for teachers, and allow you to qualify as a secondary school teacher in your specialist subject.
Since 1451 we have specialised in the arts and humanities, developing wide-ranging expertise and world-leading research. Whether you are looking for a change of direction, to build on your current knowledge and skills, or interested in an academic career, our programmes have been developed to meet the needs of your future employers. The University of Glasgow is ranked in the world’s top 100 for Arts & Humanities. Our Postgraduate taught degrees are taught one-year full-time (two-years part-time), and start in September. We have developed strong local, national and international connections w
At the School of GeoSciences, we examine the interactions between the Earth’s geology, atmosphere, oceans and life, as well as considering our own role and impact on our planet.