Short Courses

Science & Nature

Science & Nature Short Courses.

Science & Nature courses

We will be offering some in-person courses, as well as a selection of online courses too. Please note: 

  • Our in-person courses will follow the latest Scottish Government and University of Edinburgh guidance on health and hygiene in teaching spaces. More details will be made available prior to the start of a course.  
  • Our online courses will continue to offer a learning experience for those unable to attend in-person classes. For more information about learning online with us, please see our Learning Remotely FAQs

Courses marked as (credit) are open to everyone. As a credit student, you will matriculate as a student at the University of Edinburgh as part of the registration process for these courses. For more information, please visit the Studying for Credit pages.


In-person courses


Identifying Garden Birds: Fieldtrip



Earth Science: An Introduction (Course 2)


Dolly, DNA and Me


DNA Profiling


Online courses


Geology of Scotland's Coast (Online)


Marine Biology and Ecology (Online)


Geology of Scotland's Hills (Online)


The Biology of Birds: Communication and Reproduction (Online)


The Biology of Birds: Ecology and Conservation (Online)

Monday,  27 February (10:00-12:00) 3 weeks (Course fee: £46/Click here for help with fees and discounts)


Important Information

For enquiries about the content of the courses in this subject area, please contact Course Organiser, Angus Miller by email:

For all general enquiries, please contact us by email at