Online Study

Online Study

Benefits of Online Learning

Duration of study

This CPD course runs over approx. 4 weeks.  

Content will be released in blocks.  It is expected that learners will work through the course materials before the live collaborate sessions with the academic team.  This will be your opportunity to clearify any learning or gain further understanding.  After this, the next block of learning materials will be released.

Approximately 6 hours of online participation is required each week, to go over the course materials and participate in the live collaborate sessions.

Choose where to study

At home, on the go, in the park… the choice is endless. And chosen by you. As long as you can access the internet, you can study with us – meaning you can get the same University of Aberdeen certification as our campus students without having to travel or commute.

Choose when to study

This CPD course requires learners to work through the materials in their own time (approximately 7 hours per week for watching the recorded lectures plus participation in the live collaborate sessions).  Learners can join live collaborate sessions with other students and the academic team to open discussion and ask questions.   There will be 3 live collaborate sessions lasting around 1 hour each, within the 3 week time period. These live events are recorded so you can watch later if you are unable to attend on the dates scheduled.   

Participants can also engage in the interactive chat function with other participants.. What's more, all of the materials are pre-recorded, so you don't need to worry about missing out or being online at specific times, taking the stress out of learning.  

See details on the registration page for course start dates, dates/times of the live sessions, and the deadline for completing the end-of-course assessment (usually within 4 weeks of the course start date).

Achieve your potential

Studying with us will help you reach your goals. Studying online shows employers that you are self-motivated, can manage your own time and are dedicated to your own development. 

“If an applicant has achieved their academic goals while juggling the demands of work or a busy home life, then that is definitely someone I’d be keen to speak to.” 

Scott Burnett - University Relationship Manager, Santander UK 


Learners will have access to the teaching materials via the MyAberdeen learning portal.  Three collaborate sessions have been scheduled for learners to discuss the topics amongst themselves and with the course developers.  Should you be unable to attend these webinars, there will also be chat rooms for each topic and support can be offered via the course co-ordinator.  You‘ll be part of a community of learners and can chat with your classmates on our discussion boards around the clock. 

Wherever you are in the world, you’ll feel part of our very special Aberdeen learning community. 

Further learning opportunities

If you’re keen to learn more, we have a diverse range of part-time, online courses you can use to take your knowledge and expertise to the next level. They can all be studied around full-time work:

You can also visit our Energy Transition Seminars, Lectures and Workshop page here.