Upskill with QMU

Each year, the School of Arts, Social Sciences and Management offers a range of short courses that can help you gain new knowledge and develop new skills.  Generally speaking, these courses are open to all (ie you don't need prior qualifications).

Free Places

Thanks to funding from the Scottish Government and the SFC, a number of these courses are available free of charge, provided you meet certain criteria. See the individual course listings more information.

Skills for Good

QMU is committed to social justice and our purpose is to create a better society through education. As such, our short courses focus on skills development for the public and not-for-profit sectors. Arranged around four key themes - Education, Sustainability, Social Justice, and Social Entrepreneurship - our courses are intended to enhance the skills base and employability of those working and volunteering in these areas.  

Options to gain credit towards a PgCert or degree

Some of our short courses carry academic credit and in most cases this credit can be used towards a larger award – for example, a Postgraduate Certificate - should you wish to continue with further study. Other courses are not assessed and therefore are not credit bearing, however, participants will be provided with a certificate of attendance.   

Courses confirmed as running in early 2022 so far are:

Introduction to Film Education - Free places

Evaluating Arts and Cultural Projects - Free places

Fundraising, Development and Finance - Free places

Entrepreneurial Finance - Free places

Safe and Sustainable Event Management - Free places

Do keep an eye on this page, as we will be adding more courses.