Semester dates

Programmes with non-standard academic years

The semester dates for some degree programmes diverge from the standard academic year structure.

We cannot guarantee the accuracy of this information, if you are unsure about the semester dates for your programme please check with your school or college.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Science

Business School

  • Business Administration, Master of  (MBA)(Full-time)
  • Business Administration with International Exchange, Master of (MBA)(Full-time)

  • Executive Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Centre for Open Learning

  • Access Programme
  • International Foundation Programme

Edinburgh College of Art


  • European Master’s in Landscape Architecture (European Masters)
  • Urban Strategies and Design (MSc)

The Moray House School of Education


  • Community Education (BA Hons) (Full-time)    
  • Primary Education with Gaelic (Fluent) MA (Hons)    
  • Primary Education with Gaelic (Learners) MA (Hons)             
  • Primary Education with Earth Sciences MA (Hons)    
  • Primary Education with History MA (Hons)   
  • Primary Education with Mathematics MA (Hons)    
  • Primary Education with Modern Languages (German) MA (Hons)   
  • Primary Education with Religious Studies MA (Hons)    
  • Primary Education with Scottish Studies MA (Hons) 
  • Physical Education MA (Hons)       


  • Dance Science and Education (MSc)
  • Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (Primary) (PGDE)
  • Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) (PGDE)
  • Outdoor Education (MSc)
  • Outdoor Environmental Education (MSc)
  • Transformative Learning and Teaching (MSc)

Online learning

  • Digital Education (Online Learning) (MSc/PgDip/PgCert)
  • Social Justice and Community Action (Online Learning) (MSc/PgDip/PgCert)

School of Law

Professional development

  • Diploma in Professional Legal Practice

School of Health in Social Science


  • Nursing Studies BN (Hons)


  • Applied Psychology for Children and Young People (MSc)
  • Clinical Psychology (DClinPsychol)
  • Counselling Studies (PgCert)
  • Counselling (PgDip)
  • Interpersonal Dialogue (MCouns)
  • Psychological Therapies (MSc)
  • Psychotherapy and Counselling (DPsychotherapy)

School of Social and Political Science


  • Social Work (BSc Hons)

College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

Edinburgh Medical School



  • Endodontology (DClinDent)
  • Oral Surgery (MClinDent & DClinDent)
  • Orthodontics Dentistry (MClinDent & DClinDent)
  • Paediatric Dentistry (MClinDent & DClinDent)
  • Prosthodontics Dentistry (MClinDent & DClinDent)

Blended learning

  • Molecular Pathology and Genomic Medicine (Online Learning) (PgCert)

Online learning

  • Advanced Clinical Practice (Online Learning) (MVetSci)
  • Anatomical Sciences  (Online Learning) (PgDip)
  • Clinical Education (Online Learning) (MSc)
  • Clinical Management of Pain (Online Learning) (MSc)
  • Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (Online Learning) (MSc)
  • Clinical Trials (Online Learning) (MSc)
  • Dental Sedation and Anxiety Management (Online Learning) (PgCert)
  • Family Medicine (Online Learning) (MFM)
  • Food Safety (Online Learning) (MSc)
  • Global Food Security and Nutrition (Online Learning) (MSc)
  • Global e-Health (Online Learning) (MSc)
  • Global Health and Infectious Diseases (Online Learning) (MSc)
  • Global Health Challenges (Online Learning) (PgCert)
  • Global Health Studies (Online Learning) (PgCert)
  • Internal Medicine (Online Learning) (MSc)
  • One Health (Online Learning) (MSc)
  • Paediatric Emergency Medicine (Online Learning) (MSc)
  • Public Health (Online Learning) (MPH)
  • Science Communication and Public Engagement (Online Learning) (MSc)
  • Surgical Sciences (Online Learning) (MSc)
  • Restorative Denistry (Online Learning) (MSc)

Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies


Postgraduate online learning

  • Applied Conservation Genetics and Wildlife Forensics (Online Learning) (MSc)
  • Applied Poultry Science (Online Learning) (MSc)
  • Biodiversity, Wildlife and Ecosystem Health (Online Learning) (MSc)
  • Clinical Animal Behaviour (Online Learning) (MSc)
  • Conservation Medicine (Online Learning) (MVetSci)
  • Equine Science (Online Learning) (MSc)
  • International Animal Health (Online Learning) (MSc)
  • International Animal Welfare, Ethics and Law (Online Learning) (MSc)
  • Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia (Online Learning) (MSc)
  • Veterinary Epidemiology (Online Learning) (MSc)

College of Science and Engineering

College of Science & Engineering

Postgraduate online learning

  • Data Science, Technology and Innovation (Online Learning) (MSc, PGDip, PgCert)