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.

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.


Term 2 (January to March 2024)

In-person courses


Earth Science: An Introduction (Course 2)


Introduction to Cell Biology


Introduction to Palaeontology


From the Mountains to the Sea: An Introduction to Geomorphology


Identifying Garden Birds: Fieldtrip


Mostly Murder, 1935: Cases from Edinburgh's Forensic Medicine Archives


Online Courses


Scotland's Volcanoes (Online)


Marine Biology and Ecology (Online)


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