Parliamentary programme

Our Parliamentary Programme allows you to study with MSPs in the Scottish Parliament.

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When can I study?

You can select from two semester programmes, each lasting fifteen weeks:

Semester dates 2015/16
Semester OneSeptember - December7 Sep - 18 Dec
Semester Two January - April18 Jan - 29 April
Summer programme dates 2016
Start date23 May
End date22 July

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.

Naser Javaid

Supervised by Jamie McGrigor, MSP

Number of places available

Enrolment in the programme is highly selective and will be restricted to no more than twenty students in any semester.

Entry requirements

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.

Tuition Fees 2015 - 2016

  • £6,945 for semester one or semester two

Further information

For further information about the Parliamentary Programme please link to the dedicated website:

Want to stay for a full year?

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

Seth Korman

Supervised by Colin Campbell, MSP

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