Short Courses at QMU


Upskill with QMU

Each year, our 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).  Details of each course are set out on this page.

Free Places

Thanks to funding from the Scottish Government and the Scottish Funding Council, 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 higher 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 2022/23 so far are:

January 2023

Evaluating Arts and Cultural Projects - Free places (start date: January 2023)

Fundraising, Development and Finance - Free places (start date: January 2023)

Planning and Marketing Cultural Projects - Free places (start date: January 2023)

February 2023

Introduction to Film Education - Free places (start date: 5 February 2023)

March 2023

Making Places for Outdoor Learning - Free places (start date: 5 March 2023)

Entrepreneurial Finance - Free places (start date: March 2023)

Start dates TBC

Online Performance Practice - Free places (start date: TBC)

Sustainable and Safe Event Management - Free places (start date: TBC)

Courses that have already started/run this year

September 2022

Leadership, Governance and Strategy (Not-for-Profit) - Free places (start date: September 2022)

October 2022

Gender Justice and Violence: Feminist Approaches (start date: 4 October 2022)

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

QMU Short Courses (A-Z)