Arts, Social Sciences and Management Short Courses

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 (i.e. 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:

6 January 2022

Fundraising, Development and Finance - Free places (start date: 6 January 2022)

28 January 2022

Evaluating Arts and Cultural Projects - Free places (start date: 28 January 2022)

5 February 2022

Introduction to Film Education - Free places (start date: 5 February 2022)

1 March 2022

Sustainable and Safe Event Management - Free places (start date: 1 March 2022)

9 March 2022

Entrepreneurial Finance - Free places (start date 9 March 2022)

14 April 2022

Introduction to Data Analysis in Hospitality and Tourism - Free places (start date: 14 April)

14 May 2022

Online Performance Practice - Free places (start date: 14 May 2022)

9 June 2022

Professional Certificate in Mediation & Mediation Skills - Free places (start date: 9 June 2022)

Coming in 2023

Making Places for Outdoor Learning (Spring 2023)


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