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Courses Three New MOOC-Based Online Master's Degrees Set to Launch in 2020


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October 2019 has been a prolific month for MOOC-based Master's Degrees with three universities announcing their new online offering, including the first MOOC-based degree taught in Spanish. The new Master's degrees in engineering, and health disciplines are being offered by Purdue University, University of Glasgow and Universidad de los Andes, and will be available on MOOC platforms edX, FutureLearn and Coursera respectively. Here's a quick overview:

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Master's Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Purdue University School of Electrical and Computer Engineering on edX

At a glance

  • $22,500
  • 30 Credit Hours
  • Fully Online
  • 1 - 4 years
  • Ranked the #5 online graduate Engineering program according to U.S. News & World Report
Start Dates

Priority Application Deadline: November 1, 2019 at 11:59PM EDT
Regular Application Deadline: December 1, 2019 at 11:59PM EDT
Program Start Date: January 13, 2020
FALL 2020
Priority Application Deadline: May 1, 2020 at 11:59PM EDT
Regular Application Deadline: July 1, 2020 at 11:59PM EDT
Program Start Date: August 24, 2020

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Master’s in End of Life Studies
University of Glasgow on FutureLearn

At a glance
  • £12,000 (£1333 per 20 credit program)
  • 180 Credits
  • Fully Online
  • 3 years part time, maximum 6 years
Start dates
21 Sep 2020 (apply by 14 Sep 2020)
11 Jan 2021 (apply by 4 Jan 2021)

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Maestría en Ingeniería de Software
Universidad de los Andes on Coursera

At a glance
  • Cost TBC
  • 36 Credits
  • Fully Online
  • Each course would consist of four courses, taught in two subjects per module, with a duration of 8 weeks each
  • First MOOC-Based Degree Taught in Spanish
Start dates
Expected to begin admissions by August 2020 and launch in 2021 after official approval from the Colombian Ministry of Education.

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