Our Parliamentary Programme allows you to study with MSPs in the Scottish Parliament.
You can select from two semester programmes, each lasting fifteen weeks:
|Semester One||September - December||1 Sep - 12 Dec|
|Semester Two||January - April||12 Jan - 24 April|
|Start date||26 May 2014|
|End date||25 July 2014|
For fees and further details about the summer programme please see:
Students complete three academic courses which are classroom based, followed by a research project supervised by a member of the Scottish Parliament and an academic from the Institute of Governance.
You will have study space in the Parliament Building as well as an academic base in the Institute of Governance.
I just can't get over how much my perspective has changed in a mere 15 weeks ... I had the most wonderful experience and coming here was the best decision I ever made.
Supervised by Jamie McGrigor, MSP
Enrolment in the programme is highly selective and will be restricted to no more than twenty students in any semester.
To be eligible students must have completed at least two years of study at their home institution and must have completed 3-4 political science courses at university level.
If you need to apply for a visa to study in Edinburgh, you must take a different secure English language test in support of your application.
Non UK students who don't need to apply for a visa are still able to present the TOEFL-iBT to prove English language level.
Full fluency in English is a prerequisite as students will often answer telephones, take notes, and write letters, briefing papers, press releases and reports.
For further information about the Parliamentary Programme please link to the dedicated website:
Some students combine the Parliamentary Programme with a semester as a Study Abroad student. If you would like to do this, read more about the Study Abroad programme and contact us to discuss your options.
Everyone here has been friendly and engaging. The MSPs and staff received me very warmly, and I had fun both in and out of the office
Supervised by Colin Campbell, MSP
This article was published on Feb 18, 2014