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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