How our online short courses work

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Our online courses are run asynchronously: so you do not have to be online at any specific time to take the course. They are, however, structured as ten one-week units with directed readings and guided, text-based discussions, and students should aim to be online a few times during each week. We recommend an average of ten hours study per week for online interaction and reading the set texts.

As we have students studying from around the world, the courses are designed to fit around your lifestyle from wherever you may be studying, and you can access the course whenever it is convenient for you. All discussions take place via online forums, in which students can add their comments/questions at any time.

No physical attendance is required for our short online courses. All study, communication and assessment submission is undertaken through the course site.

We strongly recommend that you contribute to the online conversations (at times that are convenient to you) as the forums are an integral and very rewarding part of the course and the online learning experience.

You may find it helpful to visit our short course demonstration site where you can get a feel for the online learning environment.

The courses are open access and you can enrol online by clicking on the ‘Book now’ button on each course page.


Upcoming courses

Introduction to Sleep Medicine and Methodological Approaches (Online)

  • Short courses, Professional development
  • Mon 10 Dec 2018 to 10 Feb 2019

The Fundamental Science of Nanotechnology

  • Short courses, Professional development
  • Mon 07 Jan 2019 to 17 Mar 2019

Advanced Creative Writing (Online)

  • Short courses
  • Wed 09 Jan 2019 to 22 Mar 2019

Advanced Writing Lives (online)

  • Short courses
  • Wed 09 Jan 2019 to 22 Mar 2019

Dürer to Bruegel: Northern Renaissance Art c.1480-1580 (Online)

  • Short courses
  • Wed 09 Jan 2019 to 22 Mar 2019