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 Distance learning


Distance learning courses are flexible and modular courses that do not provide an academic degree. They are designed to suit the needs of professionals in the labour market and to shorten the distance between university and society. The aim of these courses is to provide education and continued training for all framed by lifelong learning. This is a pro-rector initiative for New Education Projects, which arises as a result of the broadening educational strategy to allow UMinho to reach new audiences.

The portfolio of UMinho distance learning courses includes resources and learning sequences guided by specialized teachers. These teachers are responsible for the scientific organization, moderation and evaluation of students.

According to UMinho's distance learning model, learning activities are fliexible and based on a learner-centred approach. This allows students freedom of choice in developing and designing their own curricula among different courses and, as an option, to obtain ECTS credits. The European Credits Transfer System (ECTS) permits the equivalence between curriculum units (or parts) belonging to cycles of studies conferring to bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees.