Wednesday, 16 July 2008

Postgraduate Certificate in Genealogical Studies at University of Strathclyde

The University of Strathclyde's Postgraduate Certificate in Genealogical Studies course is seeking applicants for the next run which begins in January 2009.

Teaching will be held at the University's Centre for Lifelong Learning, and will run for 11 Saturdays from early January 2009 until the end of June 2009, from 10.00am to 4.30pm, and at other times, by arrangement (such as evening visits to libraries and archives in Glasgow and Edinburgh).

There is also a distance learning option which uses the University's VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) and requires good computer access and IT skills. Online students follow the same course as the Campus-based students, and the same schedule. There is online support from specialised tutors and opportunities for interactivity.

The course is based in four modules, being:

Genealogy and Heraldry
Family and Social History
Records & Archives, Law and Language
Methodologies and Practice

For both Campus-based and Online, the submission date is October 13th 2008 at the latest, with offers by the end of October and final sign-up before the end of November. All acceptances, payments, references, etc. must be received before the end of 2008, for a January 2009 start.

The price for the course has increased slightly, now standing at £2000 for UK based students and £2800 for overseas.

As of next year, the follow on postgraduate diploma will be entirely by distance learning. Entry to this is by successful completion of the PG certificate.

For more information on the course (including an online admissions form), visit , and for a look at the course timetable, the student handbook can be viewed online at

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