Short Courses

Open Languages for Credit Study

We offer a variety of courses at credit level

New Credit Level Courses

Open Languages: university-wide credit courses available to all University of Edinburgh UG and PG students.

The Centre for Open Learning is delighted to offer British Sign Language, Gaelic and Swahili courses.

There are options for complete beginners and more advanced learners.


Full year courses

Swahili Language Stage 1  

Gaelic Language Stage 1  


Semester 1

British Sign Language Stage 1


Semester 2

Swahili Language Stage 1

British Sign Language Stage 2



For information on these courses please contact:

British Sign Language |

Gaelic |

Swahili |


Open Language Courses

Open Language courses are free to all University of Edinburgh students, and you can take one at any stage of your undergraduate or postgraduate programme. The full list of credit level Open Language courses are available to view below:

Browse All Open Language Courses