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Resolved to learn something new?

Whether it is a short course in the city or an online MOOC - come back to the University and learn something new in 2014.

Learn in 2014

For those based in and around Edinburgh, our Open Studies programme offers a wide variety of day and evening courses for adults throughout the year.

We also offer twenty different languages including English courses for international students and professionals. Alternatively you could unleash your creative side by enrolling on an art and design short course at Edinburgh College of Art.

Find out about short courses starting in January 2014

Online courses

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are short courses that are delivered online for free.

The University is offering 5 courses that start in January and a chance to find out more about particle physics and the Higgs boson in February.

Artificial Intelligence Planning

The course aims to provide a foundation in artificial intelligence techniques for planning, with an overview of the wide spectrum of different problems and approaches, including their underlying theory and their applications.

Starts 13 January 2014 and runs for 6 weeks.

Artificial Intelligence Planning

Critical Thinking in Global Challenges

In this course you will develop and enhance your ability to think critically, assess information and develop reasoned arguments in the context of the global challenges facing society today.

Starts 20 January 2014 and runs for 5 weeks.

Critical Thinking in Global Challenges

Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life

This course, offered by the UK Centre for Astrobiology at the University of Edinburgh, is an introduction to astrobiology. It explores the origin and evolution of life on the Earth and its potential to exist elsewhere.

Starts 20 January 2014 and runs for 5 weeks.

Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life

Equine Nutrition

This course will cover many aspects of equine nutrition ranging from anatomy and physiology of the gastrointestinal tract to dietary management of horses/ponies affected with nutrition-related disorders.

Starts 27 January 2014 and runs for 5 weeks.

Equine Nutrition

Introduction to Philosophy

This course will introduce you to some of the most important areas of research in contemporary philosophy. Each week a different philosopher will talk you through some of the most important questions and issues in their area of expertise.

Starts 27 January 2014 and runs for 7 weeks.

Introduction to Philosophy

The discovery of the Higgs boson

Should we be excited about the Higgs boson? Find out more about particle physics and understanding the universe.

Starts 10 February 2014 and runs for 7 weeks.

The discovery of the Higgs boson

Further information

Find out more about MOOCs and online courses that are available later in the year by following the link below.

Introduction to MOOCs