Seize the moment: Online graduate schools for students
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Seize the moment: Online graduate schools for students

Seize the moment: Online graduate schools for students

If you’ve always wanted to go to graduate school but feel hampered by the coronavirus outbreak, don’t feel disheartened.

Learning doesn’t have to stop with the help of technology.

Online learning or remote learning has been growing in popularity over the past few years, and it’s never been a better time to jump on the bandwagon, with a global health crisis unfolding. 

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Online graduate schools have never been more relevant. Source: Behrouz Mehri/AFP

An increasing number of universities are offering fully online graduate programmes which you can enrol and learn in the comfort of your home, and at a time that is convenient for you. 

An online graduate degree would let you stay close to your family and loved ones too as the world is expected to battle the coronavirus pandemic until next March. Here are some worth exploring:

University of Liverpool

Fancy getting a graduate degree from a Russell Group university?

The University of Liverpool offers several online postgraduate degrees for students across a wide range of study areas. 

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President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen looks at the invention “Do you Speak Robot?” with “NAO” (R), a programmable humanoid robot developed by French robotics company Aldebaran Robotics, during a visit of the AI Xperience Center at the VUB (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) in Brussels, Belgium, on February 18, 2020. Source: Stephanie LeCocq/AFP

These include the MSc Artificial Intelligence, MSc Sports Business and Management, MSc Healthcare Leadership, MSc Health Psychology, Postgraduate Certificate Academic Practice (PGCAP) and Continuing Professional Development.   

The university is also scheduled to announce new programmes in areas such as management, health, education, computing, psychology and law.

The University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh offers an extensive number of postgraduate and MicroMasters programmes online.

For the uninitiated, a MicroMasters programme is an online postgraduate-level qualification, offered through edX, designed to advance your career by providing deep learning in specific career fields. 

You can apply to a related Master’s degree at the university upon successful completion of the credential.

Indiana University

Over in the US, Indiana University offers a number of graduate degrees in fields such as business, computing and technology, humanities and informatics, to name a few.

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Use your online graduate degree to help solve the problem of discarded crops during COVID-19. Source: Joe Radle/Getty Images North America/AFP

One of their course offerings under business includes the MSc Business Analytics course, which is 100 percent online. 

It teaches students to provide solutions across multiple business functional areas based on analytic modelling and to unlock valuable statistical information from any dataset. 

University of South Carolina

This university boasts of some stellar rankings, and “stack up against the best in the nation and around the world”, notes its website. 

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Fall in love again with art with a graduate degree in the field. Source: John MacDougall/AFP

They offer online programmes in Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering & Computing, Library and Information Science, Nursing and Public Health.

You might want to take note before you apply that some programmes may include face-to-face requirements, such as orientation, clinical, internship or practicum 

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