Want to broaden your horizons? Here’s a round-up of some of the further education, postgraduate and short courses available in science subjects, with part-time, full-time and distance learning options to suit your lifestyle – as well as books for those who just want to dip their toe in the water
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The London School of Journalism, established in 1920, provides distance learning courses which cover all aspects of journalism and creative writing, and postgraduate courses which cover news, features, freelance, media law, broadcast and internet journalism.
DMC’s photography courses will show you the "must know" secrets of good photography, and teach you to "see" the image. If you can't see the image how can you take a photograph of it? This is the key to producing powerful & compelling photographs. Our courses are structured to reinforce the learning process and make your whole experience memorable. They are externally accredited by the Open College Network and you could achieve a level 2 or level 3 qualification.
Photography Course London offers Digital SLR Courses in Shoreditch, Central London which run during the evenings, daytime and Saturdays. We also provide Studio Lighting courses and Photographic Workshops.
As well as courses, we run free photography competitions to win great prizes. Please visit our website http://www.photographycourselondon.com/ for more info or follow the link below to read on…
The UCL Certificate of Higher Education in Astronomy is taught one evening per week at the UCL campus in Central London, with practical sessions at the University of London Observatory at Mill Hill NW7. The course is taught within the Department of Physics and Astronomy.
One of the UK’s most popular and longest standing providers of astronomy distance learning courses. Choose from five separate astronomy courses, suitable for complete beginner right through to first-year university standard, including GCSE Astronomy. If the environment is more your interest then there is a Planet Earth certificate course in Environment Science which you might like to try.
Liverpool John Moores University
Explore the Universe with any of LJMU’s 12 part-time accredited distance learning courses. You will be guided by professional astronomers based at LJMU, as well as gaining access to observations from the world’s largest robotic telescope, the Liverpool Telescope, on its premier site in the Canary Islands.
Grow your knowledge with the acclaimed Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press.
Go to www.oup.co.uk/popularscience for the latest books, blogs, info, videos and competitions. You can win a digital SLR camera if you visit before the end of March.
Leeds offers a range of three-year BSc and four-year MPhys degree programmes, all accredited by the Institute of Physics, which provide a solid grounding in physics and mathematics, with options that allow you to pursue your own interests as you go through the course.
The University of Ulster has been offering Environmental Science distance learning courses for the last 15 years. We are now one of the biggest providers in the UK, with Master of Science opportunities in areas such as: Environmental Toxicology & Pollution Monitoring Environmental Management Coastal Zone Management Geographic Information Systems.
The University of Bath has a reputation for outstanding teaching and research, and won the acclaimed title of Sunday Times University of the Year for 2012. The Faculty of Engineering & Design offers a range of courses in Environmental Management by distance learning, especially designed for those who want to study while working.
Queen Mary, University of London
We are an internationally recognised centre of excellence. Ranked joint first in the UK in the last Research Assessment Exercise, our environmental science programmes were placed in the top 10 in the UK by the 2012 Times Good University Guide. Students taking our environmental science programmes engage with global environmental issues and their management.