I completed the Terrorism Studies Certificate through distance learning and St Andrews really do provide an excellent learning platform for someone who is not used to distance learning.
Each module is supported by online power point lessons, each slide is time locked and therefore you can not skip through it without spending time on the subject covered, the next lesson is not unlocked until you have completed the previous lesson. There are skills tests throughout each lesson to make sure you understand the subject discussed.
The assignments are detailed and require a high standard of essay writing, the student gets very useful feed back almost immediately and also has access to a very large library.
Completing the course provides the student with a certificate and 15 Level 7 Credits (Master Degree).