Short Courses

Why choose the programme?

There are many reasons to choose the CertHE at the University of Edinburgh.


Top 10 reasons to study the CertHE:

  1. The University of Edinburgh is consistently one of the best 50 universities in the world. We're ranked 15th in the most recent QS World University Rankings. 
  2. To gain a nationally recognised award without the need for any previous qualifications.
  3. To build your study skills giving you a solid foundation for further study and practice.
  4. The course is tailored to the specific needs of adult learners on a part-time basis.
  5. To develop your knowledge and skills of argument, creativity and concepts.
  6. To enhance your employability and career prospects.
  7. You will be taught by University of Edinburgh staff who are leaders in their relevant academic’s fields of study.
  8. You will be a fully enrolled student at the University of Edinburgh. You will have access to all of the University’s academic, support, social and sporting facilities.
  9. Throughout the programme you will receive dedicated one-to-one and group support from your personal tutor.
  10. You will have the opportunity to meet students and make friends!

You will be a fully matriculated student

When you take one of our Short Courses for credit, you’ll fully matriculate as an University of Edinburgh student and will gain access to a number of resources including:

Students taking Art & Design credit courses will have access to:

  • Studio space to work from in their free time (to be confirmed each term)
  • The Centre for Open Learning Mac suite (to be confirmed each term)
  • The reprographics department and shop at Edinburgh College of Art (ECA)