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Centre for Lifelong LearningGenealogy

Do you want to research your family tree? Understand more about your ancestors?

The University of Strathclyde offer a world leading online Genealogical Studies Programme designed to help you with your family history journey. The 8-week beginner to intermediate classes cover a range of topics including Family History Research and Genetic Genealogy. For those with experience in genealogy, the Postgraduate degree in Genealogical Studies provides a thorough grounding in the theory and practice of genealogical research, records, archives and heraldry.

Strathclyde’s genealogy program helped me to become an academically rigorous, creative, and humane practitioner.  Because of my work in the program, I feel that I not only clearly defined a set of research interests and passions, but also the skills and sensitivity necessary to pursue related projects with a high standard of professionalism.
Claire Esker, MSc Genealogical Studies.

Postgraduate courses

The Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma or MSc in Genealogical Studies is ideal for anyone with an existing interest and some experience in genealogy and related subjects. It has been developed by academics and genealogy professionals and is suitable for those who wish to study genealogy in more detail or career development. Interested in finding out more? Download the FAQ document in the ‘Related Content’ box (right-hand side of page) and visit the course application page for information of fees, entry requirements, funding and how to apply. If you are considering studying with us, find out more in our Course Overview, presented by Tahitia McCabe – Course Director.


Are you an international student?

Are you considering studying from outside the UK? Our distance learning courses are suitable to study from anywhere in the world. Our tutors are experienced in supporting you no matter where you live and the techniques and knowledge gained from our courses can be applied to any country.

Our previous students have joined us from all over the world, including the USA, Canada, Belgium, France and Bermuda. To find out more about studying from abroad, email us at scosh@strath.ac.uk.

Short Courses

We can help you learn more about your family history with our 8-week beginner to intermediate level genealogy classes: 

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