School of Philosophy, Psychology & Language Sciences

Teaching delivery 2021

Key information for new and continuing undergraduate and postgraduate taught students at the School of Philosophy, Psychology & Language Sciences in the 2021/22 academic year

In academic year 2021/22, the University campus will resume its central role for teaching and learning, and all students are expected to be in Edinburgh, ready to participate in on-campus activities by the start of term.

We aim to provide a safe, engaging and fulfilling environment for you to undertake your studies. To do so we will be providing a mix of online and in-person learning and study events. While we are committed to provide as much in-person teaching as possible, the amount of in-person teaching you receive will differ depending on your programme and course choices.

Safety on campus

Central facilities, such as  central study spaces, cafés, and exercise facilities are open for your use. We’ve put into place a series of measures to allow you to safely make the most of these shared spaces, including increased cleaning regimes, reconfigured layouts, readily available hand sanitization, and one-way systems. Please be assured that your safety and that of our staff remain paramount and are central to our planning.

Learn more about on-campus facilities and safety measures

Difficulty travelling to Edinburgh

While we expect all students to be in Edinburgh, on campus, to undertake their studies, some students may face considerable difficulties in travelling to Edinburgh. If you face legal barriers to travelling, barriers securing a visa to study, or barriers to safely quarantine when arriving from a 'red list' country, you can apply for permission for a temporary leave of absence to undertake your studies remotely.

Further information for students facing difficulties travelling to Edinburgh

A small number of students may experience serious difficulty travelling to Edinburgh or will not be in a position to complete the required quarantine/self-isolation before the start of teaching. If you expect significant difficulty, please contact to ask whether you may be allowed to delay your arrival on campus – note that even with permission, the very latest date by which you must have arrived in Edinburgh and completed any required quarantine is the end of Teaching Week Three (8th October).

If you are a student on a joint degree programme or are planning to take courses in other Schools, please ensure you refer to the latest information in the relevant School(s). The information above is specific to the School of Philosophy, Psychology & Language Sciences.

Get in touch

If you have any questions, please let us know and we will reply as soon as we can: