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Online study

Standalone modules

Ignite your interest, enhance your career

At the University of Exeter, we recognise that you might have a personal interest in a topic or be looking for specific skills to further your career.

Our part time, standalone modules are designed around subjects that are relevant to the modern world and the challenges businesses face.

Our portfolio is evolving all the time as we respond to the needs of employers and today's dynamic environment. This means that topics remain relevant, and our students are well placed to further their career as a result.

Opportunity to build qualifications

Our standalone modules are designed to be studied on their own, however they can also form part of a complete Masters qualification.  

You can study just one module with us, or study multiple modules from a programme for the opportunity to achieve a PG Certificate (60 credits); a PG Diploma (120 credits); or an MSc (180 credits).


Our online modules have been specifically designed with flexibility in mind, allowing students to combine full time work or caring responsibilities with study.

The time commitment needed for each module will be stated in the descriptor but is typically between 10 and 15 hours a week.


Many of our standalone modules do not have formal requirement for prior qualifications or specific work experience.  However, as they are modules from our Masters level degree programmes, we would expect you to have some relevant further education or industry experience before signing up.  You can ask us if you are not sure that the module fits your background.  

You will need to demonstrate English language proficiency at the level stated in the descriptor of each module


Environmental Economics

This module focuses on the alignment of business models with Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) metrics. Given the increasing focus on sustainability within business and public bodies, significant opportunities now exist for individuals with a passion to address the environmental challenges facing society by influencing policy and practice within organisations.

Digital Transformation

Digital transformation is now an integral part of strategy and decision-making in both the public and private sectors. Individuals with the skills and knowledge to drive structural and cultural change are in high demand within established organisations, and significant opportunities exist for entrepreneurial ventures in today’s digital economy.