Lifelong Learning (formerly Short Courses)

2021/22 University of Edinburgh Short Courses – Coming Soon!

Booking for Term 1 Opens on 12 July 2021.

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We’re delighted to announce that booking for Term 1 of the 2021/22 University of Edinburgh Short Courses programme will open on 12 July 2021. 

With safety remaining our no.1 priority, and some COVID restrictions likely to be in place for a while yet, all courses running late September to December will be taught online, meaning we can continue to welcome old and new friends, from near and far. So what else can you expect from Term 1?

Here's just a little taster... 

  • A diverse and extensive range of courses spanning Arts, Languages, Science and Nature, Humanities and Social Sciences - including new courses and the return of well-loved     favourites
  • Options for beginners with taster and introductory courses as well as opportunities for those looking to expand their knowledge of a particular subject
  • Online learning platforms that are simple to use, and experienced, friendly tutors who ensure that remote learning is not a barrier to meeting new people and creating a welcoming student community

But don't just take our word for it!

Here’s what some of last year’s students had to say…


The tutor was very helpful and approachable. Access to video demonstrations of techniques was very useful.

This is normally a ‘field trip’ course, and whilst that would have been most enjoyable, the variety of learning material presented over each lesson was outstanding – and could not have been delivered ‘in the field'.

Having this course online allowed participants from much further afield, which added to the richness of the learning experience


Booking available for all 2021/22 Term 1 courses from 12 July 2021.