Anyone Applying to or Studying a 100% Online Masters Degree? (Traditional Unis)

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In recent years, many universities (some top ones) have begun to provide masters programs that are 100% online. You get the exact same qualification as an on-campus degree, but you can study on flexible terms.

I myself have just accepted an offer from Glasgow University to study Marketing. I will be working full-time while studying.

I'm a bit surprised not to see any threads with regards to online masters courses. Most of the threads are about Open Uni or London Uni. So if anyone is applying to one or has an offer, feel free to post, and we can share tips and our experiences. We can also discuss how to get the work-life balance right, and how to make the most out of an online masters with regards to networking and stuff.

Below are some universities that are offering 100% online masters courses. Some even accept work experience if you don't have an undergrad. There are flexible start dates.

https://online.york.ac.uk/
https://www.kcl.ac.uk/online/online-masters-courses
https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/study/online/
https://online.essex.ac.uk/
https://studyonline.aston.ac.uk/
https://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/pg/...hine-learning/
https://online.lincoln.ac.uk/
https://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/postgr...?r=site/online
https://www.gla.ac.uk/study/online/
https://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/online/
https://le.ac.uk/courses?location=Distance+learning&q=
https://www.stir.ac.uk/study/postgra...egree-courses/
http://study-online.sussex.ac.uk/
https://www.coventry.ac.uk/study-at-...e-msc-courses/
https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/o...study/courses/
https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/o...study/courses/
https://online.hull.ac.uk/
https://www.cass.city.ac.uk/study/online
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(Original post by chelseafan)
In recent years, many universities (some top ones) have begun to provide masters programs that are 100% online. You get the exact same qualification as an on-campus degree, but you can study on flexible terms.

I myself have just accepted an offer from Glasgow University to study Marketing. I will be working full-time while studying.

I'm a bit surprised not to see any threads with regards to online masters courses. Most of the threads are about Open Uni or London Uni. So if anyone is applying to one or has an offer, feel free to post, and we can share tips and our experiences. We can also discuss how to get the work-life balance right, and how to make the most out of an online masters with regards to networking and stuff.

Below are some universities that are offering 100% online masters courses. Some even accept work experience if you don't have an undergrad. There are flexible start dates.

https://online.york.ac.uk/
https://www.kcl.ac.uk/online/online-masters-courses
https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/study/online/
https://online.essex.ac.uk/
https://studyonline.aston.ac.uk/
https://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/pg/...hine-learning/
https://online.lincoln.ac.uk/
https://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/postgr...?r=site/online
https://www.gla.ac.uk/study/online/
https://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/online/
https://le.ac.uk/courses?location=Distance+learning&q=
https://www.stir.ac.uk/study/postgra...egree-courses/
http://study-online.sussex.ac.uk/
https://www.coventry.ac.uk/study-at-...e-msc-courses/
https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/o...study/courses/
https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/o...study/courses/
https://online.hull.ac.uk/
https://www.cass.city.ac.uk/study/online
I have done some courses at some of these unis that you have listed. My conclusion is that they are not offering the same experience as if you are studying these programs directly on campus. Almost of these materials they provide are not video lectures, but lists of article/books that you need to read. It requires tremendous discipline, and self study skills to be able to succeed.

i would reccomend you do courses on Edx, or Coursera instead. they provide much more better experience for online learners.
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I have done some courses at some of these unis that you have listed. My conclusion is that they are not offering the same experience as if you are studying these programs directly on campus. Almost of these materials they provide are not video lectures, but lists of article/books that you need to read. It requires tremendous discipline, and self study skills to be able to succeed.

i would reccomend you do courses on Edx, or Coursera instead. they provide much more better experience for online learners.
Yes I agree it would be a different experience. Which courses did you do and at what university?
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Yes I agree it would be a different experience. Which courses did you do and at what university?
Hi,
Can you please share your experiences as a distant learner? Did you complete the course and receive the degree yet?
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Hi,
Can you please share your experiences as a distant learner? Did you complete the course and receive the degree yet?
It’s been good. A lot of work and the engagement has been a bit lacking. But it’s been very useful. Just finishing up the final module and then dissertation and then I’ll have a masters.
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Can I ask how many hours a week you had to spend on studying? And did you do a 2 year course or 1 year?I am about to accept an offer but I'm worried that after work I won't have enough time.
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Can I ask how many hours a week you had to spend on studying? And did you do a 2 year course or 1 year?I am about to accept an offer but I'm worried that after work I won't have enough time.
I did 2 year. I guess 1 year would be a bit more full on. I did have to make sacrifices and needed motivation, but it was very doable for sure. I would say I spent about 4-5 hours per week.
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