Want to broaden your horizons? Here’s a round-up of some of the further education, postgraduate and short courses available in science subjects, with part-time, full-time and distance learning options to suit your lifestyle
The UCL Certificate of Higher Education in Astronomy is taught at the UCL campus in Central London. The two year course of part-time study requires no subject-related A-level. Study is in UCL’s Physics and Astronomy Department, one evening per week from 6 to 9pm. It has a much greater coverage of astronomy than ordinary evening classes and includes regular practical classes at UCL’s superbly equipped Observatory at Mill Hill. This course is ideal for keen amateur astronomers, teachers and everyone interested in learning more about astronomy. The certificate is endorsed by the Royal Astronomical Society. Details and application form are linked on the web page below.
A popular and long standing provider of astronomy distance learning courses. All courses enjoy an excellent reputation and a certificate is awarded for each completed course. Students have easily accessible, one-to-one contact with their tutors. Five astronomy courses available:
Integrated Environmental Management, Distance Learning Programme
The Faculty of Engineering and Design at the University of Bath offers a range of IEMA accredited Graduate and Continuing Professional Development courses in Environmental Management. Studied through distance learning, these flexible courses are designed with working professionals in mind. All our tutors have extensive experience in the industry, and are on hand to support and advise you in our dynamic online teaching environment.
We are an internationally recognised centre of excellence in teaching and research (1st in UK 2008 Research Assessment Exercise; Environmental science programmes in UK top ten in 2013 Times Good University Guide). Our students engage with global environmental issues and their management and have opportunities to conduct field work overseas. Our students enjoy:
The British Science Festival is going nutty about Newcastle next September. We will be gracing the Geordie shores with a science spectacular to remember from 7 – 12 September 2013 With the top minds in science heading east, make sure you don't miss out on all the science fun:
The School of GeoSciences at the University of Edinburgh is the largest grouping of GeoScientists in the UK with over 370 academics, researchers and research students.
Our exciting and innovative Masters programmes are designed to develop in graduates those skills and areas of expertise most prized by employers. The School promotes industry engagement through collaborative dissertation projects; seminars and conferences and fieldwork exercises. This means that our graduates are exceptionally well-placed to find relevant work, as well as continuing in academia.
Looking to change direction? We support a return to learning, offering many of our programmes part-time over 2 or 3 years.
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You can choose from a wide range of study routes leading to University of Hertfordshire degrees.
· Full-time study –
· As a full-time student, you’ll attend lectures, seminars, practicals and tutorials at regular times. You will also work on independent and group assignments and spend time studying on your own.
· Part-time study – You’ll need to be able to attend university during the day, perhaps through a day-release programme or as an individual student. You’ll also need to set aside time for private study.
· Online distance learning – Online study gives you the flexibility to study at your own pace. You can still interact with other students and tutors online during scheduled sessions. Assessments are also scheduled at specific times. View a list of online distance learning courses
Cardiff School of Physics and Astronomy houses one of the UK’s largest communities of astronomers and astrophysicists. Learn Physics and Astrophysics in an internationally renowned, friendly research environment.
Remaining courses running to August 2013: