Courses and credits
Find out what courses you can take, how many credits you need and what postgraduate options are available.
Browse the full selection of courses we offer.
The following courses are only open to students who are coming on an exchange agreement in the subject area:
While it is not possible to gain credits in Veterinary Medicine we do offer a zero credit Vet Med Experience course. Please see the course finder for further details:
While it is not possible to study Medicine as a visiting student, you may have the option to apply for a medical elective:
Studio based classes such as Architecture and Art and Design
However, you may like to consider the range of non-studio based courses offered in Edinburgh College of Art:
High Pressure and Limited Availability Courses
Though we endeavor to ensure that majority of our students are allocated their preferred course choices, sometimes this is not possible.
The following subject areas cannot guarantee access to students who are not on a direct exchange in the subject area, either because these subjects are high-pressure (very popular courses with limited capacity and strict pre-requisites) or because they have limited study options available for visiting students:
- Art & Design Elective courses
- English Literature
- Politics and International Relations
- History of Art
The below table will illustrate how our credits compare to those used in the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS).
|University of Edinburgh Credits||ECTS Credits|
|Full academic year||120||60|
The majority of courses are 20 credits each, however there are 10 credit courses and full year courses worth 40 credits.
We recommend that for every 1 credit you should aim to do around 10 hours of independent study. This means that for each 20 credit course, you should be putting in 200 hours of study per semester.
|HIST08026||Introduction to Medieval Europe 2A||20 credits|
|BILG09007||Immunology 3||20 credits|
|PSYL10002||Biological Psychology||10 credits|
|MATH10005||Linear Statistical Modelling||10 credits|
Postgraduate course options
Please note that students applying to study at postgraduate level here in Edinburgh should not select their courses from our course finder.
Please see the ‘Study options’ section of the website, which will provide more information about the postgraduate application process: