relativity, cosmology, astronomy, special relativity, general relativity, astrophysics, Einstein’s relativity, spacetime, cosmos

Courses

DISTANCE EDUCATION

In Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology

Massive open online courses [MOOCS]

Description

There is no credit as these courses are non-participatory and are just for gaining knowledge. Very good for gaining university level course access. This access includes video lectures on-line and in many cases course materials. There are many universities offering MOOCS these days but these ones are the best in my mind.

1)    Open 2 Study

Astronomy: Discovering the Universe (IntAstro)

https://tinyurl.com/h6mo8wa

FREE: Level: Beginner | Duration: Self-paced | Start date: Always on

 

2)    MIT Open Courseware – USA

The Early Universe

https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/physics/8-286-the-early-universe-fall-2013/

FREE: Level: Intermediate-advanced | Duration: Self-paced | Start date: Always on

 

Exploring Black Holes: General Relativity & Astrophysics

https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/physics/8-224-exploring-black-holes-general-relativity-astrophysics-spring-2003/

FREE: Level: Intermediate-advanced | Duration: Self-paced | Start date: Always on

 

3)    Open Yale Courses – US

ASTR 160: Frontiers and Controversies in Astrophysics

http://oyc.yale.edu/astronomy/astr-160

FREE: Level: Advanced | Duration: Self-paced | Start date: Always on

 

Fundamentals of Physics I and II

http://oyc.yale.edu/physics

FREE: Level: Advanced | Duration: Self-paced | Start date: Always on

4)    UDEMY -Astronomy Courses

https://www.udemy.com/courses/search/?q=astronomy&src=ukw

Priced at $24-$25 usually, sometimes free.

Level: Beginner | Duration: Self-paced | Start date: Always on

 

Massive open online courses [MOOCS] through YouTube

Description

There is no credit as these courses are non-participatory and are just for gaining knowledge. They are delivered through YouTube channels and are a great source of information. I am providing ones that I have viewed and think that you may find interesting.

1)    Stanford – US

https://www.youtube.com/user/StanfordUniversity/search?query=relativity

FREE: Level: Intermediate-advanced | Duration: Self-paced | Start date: Always on

 

2)    MIT Open Courseware – US

https://www.youtube.com/user/MIT/search?query=astronomy

FREE: Level: Intermediate-advanced | Duration: Self-paced | Start date: Always on

 

3)    ESO – EU

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIhYoC2VIAJqCkoIWNHBQ3Q

FREE: Level: Intermediate | Duration: Self-paced | Start date: Always on

 

4)    UC Berkeley – US

https://www.youtube.com/user/UCBerkeley/search?query=astronomy

FREE: Level: Intermediate-advanced | Duration: Self-paced | Start date: Always on

 

5)    Monash – AU

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLSbm_Ar4WJei0h0Ydy2OTg

FREE: Level: Intermediate | Duration: Self-paced | Start date: Always on

 

6)    TED Talks – Astronomy

https://www.youtube.com/user/TEDxTalks/search?query=astronomy

FREE: Level: Intermediate-advanced | Duration: Self-paced | Start date: Always on

 

Non-accredited Certificate Courses

Description

Highlight your new skills on your resume or LinkedIn. These courses do not offer university accreditation. These are what are referred to as lifestyle course, while there are many such portals on-line for such courses, these one have been found to have the highest quality lecturers and course materials, with many Australian universities taking part. There are a few courses that offer Credit-Eligible certification as well, this is relatively new and limited.

1)    Coursera – Physics and Astronomy

https://www.coursera.org/browse/physical-science-and-engineering/physics-and-astronomy?languages=en

$20-$60 For Certificate, while the courses are often free.
Level: Beginner-intermediate | Duration: Self-paced | Start date: Always on & Scheduled

 

2)    EdX – Astronomy and Physics

https://www.edx.org/course/subject/physics

$20-$60 Verified Certificates. The courses are often free. They also offer Credit-Eligible courses as well.
Level: Beginner-intermediate | Duration: Self-paced | Start date: always on & Scheduled

 

Advanced Certificates

1)    Coursera – Journey of the Universe

https://www.coursera.org/specializations/journey-of-the-universe

4 course specialization program and costs $63 per month. 6 Months program.
Level: Beginner | Duration: Self-paced | Start date:  Scheduled

 

2)    EdX – Astrophysics ANU

https://www.edx.org/xseries/astrophysics

A group of 4 courses into an X-series course. $20-$60 per Verified Certificates. The courses are often free. They also offer Credit-Eligible courses as well. They also have a new Micro Masters course, but none in astronomy at this time.
Level: Beginner-intermediate | Duration: Self-paced | Start date: always on & Scheduled

 

Master Classes

Description

Master classes are short and very popular and present the most up to date information – the only portal I would recommend is the following. These classes are with the most famous physicists in their fields and it is a sheer pleasure to see them present their ideas and current science.

1)    World Science U – Standard Course: Space Time and Einstein

http://www.worldscienceu.com/courses/university/space-time-and-einstein

FREE: Level: Beginner | Duration: Self-paced | Start date: always on

 

2)    World Science U – Standard Course: Special Relativity

http://www.worldscienceu.com/courses/university/special-relativity

FREE: Level: Beginner-intermediate | Duration: Self-paced | Start date: always on

 

3)    World Science U – Master Classes

http://www.worldscienceu.com/courses/master_class

FREE: Level: Beginner-intermediate | Duration: Self-paced | Start date: always on

 

University Certificate Courses

Description

These are single or multiple university courses, with accredited universities worldwide, there are fees which are the usually single course fees but they carry university credit and can be used toward further formal study.

 

1)    University of Cambridge – UK

Undergraduate Certificate in Astronomy

https://www.ice.cam.ac.uk/course/undergraduate-certificate-astronomy

BP 1,900: Level: Intermediate-advanced| Duration: 1 semester | Start date: Scheduled

 

2)    Liverpool John Moores University – UK

Short certificate courses in Astronomy

https://tinyurl.com/zmj2u4o

BP 200: Level: Intermediate-advanced| Duration: 1 semester | Start date: Scheduled

 

3)    University of Central Lancashire – UK

Undergraduate Certificate courses in Astronomy

http://www.studyastronomy.com/university-certificates.php

BP 1,000: Level: Intermediate-advanced| Duration: 1 semester | Start date: Scheduled

 

4)    University of Cambridge – UK

Undergraduate Certificate in Astronomy

https://www.ice.cam.ac.uk/course/undergraduate-certificate-astronomy

BP 1,900: Level: Intermediate-advanced| Duration: 1 semester | Start date: Scheduled

 

Special Seniors certificate courses in Australia

5)    ADASTRA – AU

Undergraduate Certificate courses for seniors in Astronomy

https://learnastro.eq.edu.au/Programsandactivities/Curriculum/Pages/Curriculum.aspx

AUD $500: Level: Intermediate | Duration: 1 semester | Start date: Scheduled

 

University Advanced Certificate Courses & Under Graduate Diplomas

Description

These are fully online diplomas in Astronomy, while most are offered with overseas universities, I recommend the following as these are high standing universities.

 

1)    University of Central Lancashire – UK

Certificate of Higher Education in Astronomy

http://www.studyastronomy.com/courses.php?id=10

On this award, you will study 6 modules (120 credits) at HE Level 4

BP 1,000/module, BP 6,000: Level: Intermediate-advanced| Duration: 1 semester | Start date: Scheduled

 

2)    University of Central Lancashire – UK

Diploma of Higher Education in Astronomy

http://www.studyastronomy.com/courses.php?id=14

For the DipHE you will study 12 modules at HE Levels 4 and 5.

BP 1,000/module, BP 12,000: Level: Intermediate-advanced| Duration: 1 semester | Start date: Scheduled

 

University Bachelor Degrees & Post Graduate Certificates and Diplomas

Description

These are fully online diplomas in Astronomy, while most are offered with overseas universities, I recommend the following as these are high standing universities.

 

1)    Swinburne Astronomy Online – AU

Graduate Certificate of Science (Astronomy

http://www.swinburne.edu.au/study/course/Graduate-Certificate-of-Science-(Astronomy)-GC-SASTRO/local

6 months full-time or 1 year part-time
$9,760: Level: Intermediate | Duration: 1 semester | Start date: Scheduled

 

2)    Swinburne Astronomy Online – AU

Graduate Diploma of Science (Astronomy)

http://www.studyastronomy.com/courses.php?id=14

1 year full-time or 2 years part-time.

AUD $19,520: Level: Intermediate | Duration: semesters | Start date: Scheduled

 

3)    Swinburne Astronomy Online – AU

Master of Science (Astronomy)

http://www.swinburne.edu.au/study/course/Master-of-Science-(Astronomy)-MA-SASTRO/local

1.5 years full-time or 3 years part-time.

AUD $29,280: Level: Intermediate | Duration: semesters | Start date: Scheduled

 

4)    Liverpool John Moores University – UK

Astrophysics Masters Degree

https://www.ljmu.ac.uk/study/courses/postgraduates/astrophysics-msc

Up to 4 years to completion

BP 12,600: Level: Intermediate-advanced | Duration: semesters | Start date: Scheduled

 

5)    Liverpool John Moores University – UK

Observational Astrophysics Masters Degree

https://www.ljmu.ac.uk/study/courses/postgraduates/observational-astrophysics

Up to 4 years to completion

BP 2,700/year, BP 5,400 : Level: Intermediate-advanced | Duration: semesters | Start date: Scheduled

 

6)    University of York – AU

Postgraduate Diploma in Astronomy

https://www.york.ac.uk/lifelonglearning/astronomy/

2 years part-time.

AUD $29,280: Level: Intermediate-advanced | Duration: semesters | Start date: Scheduled

 

7)    University of Southern Queensland – AU

Bachelor of Science (Physical Sciences) Astronomy

http://www.studyastronomy.com/courses.php?id=14

3 years’ full time or 6 years part time. Toi completion of 24 credit points.

AUD $19,060: Level: advanced| Duration: semesters | Start date: Scheduled

 

8)    University of Central Lancashire – UK

Bachelor of Science B.Sc. [Honors] in Astronomy

http://www.studyastronomy.com/courses.php?id=1

On this award, you will study 18 modules at HE Levels 4, 5 and 6.
Minimum period 6 years, or 10 years’ part time.

BP 1,000/module BP18,000: Level: advanced| Duration: semesters | Start date: Scheduled

University PhD

Description

There are a few universities that offer PhDs in astronomy, via remote – while there was a fully online PhD, but that no longer exists. There would be some campus involvement, but it depends on the university. If you want more info on these degree courses please email me.

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