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Archived 2019

News & Blogs from 2019

19/20 Term 2 Short Courses - Our Top Picks!

Do Something Different in 2020 - University of Edinburgh Short Courses Starting in January

2019/20 Short Courses - Our Top Picks!

A round-up of our top five picks from our 2019/2020 Short Courses. Now open for booking!

2019/20 Short Courses - New Courses!

An inside view of some of the best new courses in the 2019/20 Short Courses programme.

Your Year Of Art And Design

The University of Edinburgh offers a carefully curated range of Art & Design Short Courses that will allow you to progress and develop your skills.

Learning from the Past

Fascinating Short Courses in History and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh.

Last Chance to Book a Term 1 Short Course!

Term 1 courses are starting in 10 day's time, so don't miss your chance to learn something new this autumn!

Lose Yourself in a World of Literature

Short Courses in Literature at the University of Edinburgh.

Discover and Explore a World of Wonder with Science and Nature Short Courses

Science and Nature Short Courses at the University of Edinburgh.

Here's What's Still Available for Term 1...

A handful of 1-day, 4-week and 5-week courses are still available to book for 2019/20 Short Courses Term 1.

Get Creative This Autumn!

Check Out Our Range of Creative Short Courses (Daytime and Evening) at the University of Edinburgh.

Get the Certificate of Higher Education

Work towards a qualification with our University of Edinburgh Short Courses for credit

Inspired by Scotland

A range of Short Courses that explore the archaeology, history, art and music of Scotland.

5 Evening Courses Starting in January!

Booking is now open for our Short Courses Term 2 evening courses. Do Something Different in 2020

Challenge Accepted: In-depth 20-Week Courses

If you're looking for a challenge or simply want to spend more time with a subject, then the 20-week short courses are the perfect way to delve a little deeper.

Tune Up Your Musical Skills This Summer!

Enhance your musical abilities and knowledge with our summer Short Courses – for all levels.

Q & A with Short Courses Art & Design Student and Career Changer

From Architect to Artist: Lindsey Lavender shares her experience that led her to change her professional path

Our Top Picks for Daytime Short Courses

Whether you're looking to incorporate creativity into your mornings or to fill your afternoons with literature, there are some great daytime Short Courses available. We've listed a few of our top picks starting in 2020 below.

BBC Radio Scotland Records 'Brainwaves' at COL

On Friday 29th November, an episode of BBC Radio Scotland's popular series Brainwaves will be recorded at the Centre for Open Learning.

Fresh Out of Finland | Q&A with Short Courses Finnish Tutor Meri Luoma

Here’s why a Finnish Short Course should be on your radar in 2020

Short Courses Black Friday Offer

Book a course today and get a free gift which has all the essentials you need to start your course off on the right foot.

Coorie in with a film (or 10!) this January

Explore our range of Short Courses in Film, Media and Contemporary Cultures starting in January.

Help Keep Your Brain Healthy in 2020 - Learn a Language!

University of Edinburgh’s Centre for Open Learning offers the largest selection of language courses in Edinburgh.

Quick-Fire Five with Thomas Chaurin, Head of Languages (Short Courses)

Thomas Chaurin tells us all about language learning as part of the Short Courses Summer Edit.

Perfect Your Writing Skills This Summer!

Boasting alumni such as poet and playwright, Sir Walter Scott, crime novelist Ian Rankin and the creator of Harry Potter, JK Rowling, the University of Edinburgh is where a variety of esteemed writers have honed their talents.

Short Courses Summer Edit at the National Galleries and National Library of Scotland

This summer the University of Edinburgh’s Centre for Open Learning (COL) invites you to step inside some of Scotland’s most iconic surroundings.

Quick-Fire Five with Oliver Reed, Art & Design Course Organiser

Oliver Reed gives us the inside scoop on our Short Courses Summer Edit Art & Design courses

Explore Scotland This Summer!

A range of Short Courses designed that explore the culture, history and politics of Scotland.

Our Summer Language Courses for Beginners

Learn a new language this summer with our Beginner 1 Language Courses.

Get Creative This Summer!

The University of Edinburgh offers a range of daytime and evening Art & Design Short Courses.

Women’s Rights and Representation Short Courses

Explore our range of Short Courses in Women's Rights and Representation starting this January!

Let Edinburgh Inspire Your Learning This Summer

A range of Short Courses designed around the beauty and history of Edinburgh

Focus On Film

A spotlight on the Short Courses Summer Edit Film courses.

Try Something New This Summer!

The University of Edinburgh’s Short Courses Summer Edit offers a range of workshops, sessions and courses lasting just a few hours.

Quick-Fire Five with Kate McHugh, Deputy Head of Short Courses

Kate McHugh shares an inside view of the Short Courses Summer Edit.

Learn Something New This Summer!

A sneak peek at some of the top picks from the Short Courses Summer Edit.