Thursday, 6 August 2015

New modular version of Strathclyde's postgrad cert in genealogical studies

The University of Strathclyde is offering a new method of study for its Postgraduate Certificate in Genealogical Studies:

The Postgraduate Programme in Genealogical, Palaeographic and Heraldic Studies at the University of Strathclyde is pleased to announce a new way to undertake study in the Programme.

Modular version of the Postgraduate Certificate

From the autumn of 2015, students will be able to take the Postgraduate Certificate level in a modular format, taking the 6 required modules over 2-3 years thus allowing an easier workload overall. Students can enter the introductory module of the Programme at three points during the year; October, January or April and breaks between modules can be built in if required. The course content and assessments will be the same as the 1-year version of the Certificate which is still being offered and which begins in October each year.

Modules will need to be taken sequentially but they will be offered at different points throughout the year (depending on student numbers); to achieve the PG Certificate, all modules will need to be passed successfully. The cost per module for academic year 2015-16 will be £530 for UK and EU applicants and £680 for international applicants . The application deadline is about one month before the introductory module begins. Like the rest of the Programme, the modular version is via online distance learning.

There are still places available for the autumn modular and 1-year version of the PG Certificate, both of which begin on October 9th. For more information on the new modular version including a timetable of modules following from the October 2015 start and an FAQ, visit the webpage at: or e-mail us at

COMMENT: I studied for the postgraduate certificate in 2007 (and the subsequent diploma a year later), and it is certainly an intensive study programme that will certainly help many to achieve core skills if wishing to pursue a career as a professional genealogist (alongside other similar courses of study, such as those from the University of Dundee and the Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies). The new modular version of this course - running alongside the continuing option to study it in a year - will certainly add some much needed flexibility for those who may find the course a lot to do in one year. And by the way - whilst it is hard work, it is most certainly worth the effort!

(With thanks to Tahitia McCabe)


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