Short Courses

Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences

Our short courses in areas including Existentialism, Cognitive Psychology and Linguistics offer an opportunity to reflect on questions concerning mind, language and meaning.

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.

Studying for Credit


Booking Deadline

Courses will close for booking 8 days before the course start date. Book early to secure your place and avoid disappointment!

Term 1 Courses (from September 2019)


A Survey of Ancient Philosophy


Educational Psychology (Credit)


Introduction to Linguistics

Philosophy (Credit - 20 weeks)

Psychology (Credit - 20 weeks) *NEW*

Term 2 Courses (from January 2020)


An Introduction to Psychology

Contemporary Philosophy


Cities of God: Religion and Political Thought

Introduction to Philosophy

Moral Philosophy (Credit)

Psychology of Language (Credit)

Term 3 Courses (from April 2020)


Developmental Psychology

Philosophy of Art


An Introduction to Psychology

Applied Ethics (Credit)

Reason and Passion

Sociolinguistics: Language and Society (Credit)



Important Information

For enquiries about the content of the courses in this subject area, please contact the Course Organiser - Maximilian Jaede -

For all general enquiries, please contact us on 0131 650 4400 or