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 all, however participants will be required to matriculate as a student at the University of Edinburgh as part of the registration process for these courses. Guidance on this process will be provided. Find out more about studying for credit here.

Please note that from September 2017, bookings for non-credit courses will close 8 days before a course start date. Bookings for credit courses will close 15 days before a course start date.
 

Term 1 Courses (Starting September 2017)

Daytime

Philosophy of the Scottish Enlightenment (Credit) - This course is now closed for online enrolments.
Learning to Philosophize (Credit Plus) - This course is now closed for online enrolments.
Survey of Ancient Philosophy (Credit) - This course is now closed for online enrolments.
Introduction to Forensic Psychology
An Introduction to Philosophy - This course is now closed for online enrolments.

Evening

History of English: from its origins to the present day (Credit) - This course is now closed for online enrolments.
Linguistics: The Science of Language (Credit) - This course is now closed for online enrolments.
An Introduction to Cognitive Psychology (Credit) - This course is now closed for online enrolments.
Philosophy of Art (Credit) - This course is now closed for online enrolments.
Psychology: An Introduction (Credit) - This course is now closed for online enrolments.
Existentialism - This course is now closed for online enrolments.
Looking for an Introduction to Social Anthropology? See Social, Political and Legal Studies Courses.

Term 2 Courses (Starting January 2018)

Daytime

Educational Psychology (Credit)
Psychology: An Introduction (Credit)
Medieval Philosophy (Credit)
Introduction to English Grammar (Credit)
Contemporary Philosophy
Introduction to Forensic Psychology

Evening

Sociolinguistics: Language and Society (Credit)
Moral Philosophy (Credit)
Memory (Credit)
An Introduction to Philosophy
Cities of God: Religion and Political Thought

Term 3 Courses (Starting April 2018)

Daytime

20th Century British Philosophers (Credit)
Introduction to Social Anthropology (Credit)
Philosophy of Art (Credit)
Developmental Psychology
Looking for an Introduction to Social Anthropolgy? See Social, Political and Legal Studies Courses.

Evening

Psychology of Language (Credit)
Applied Ethics (Credit)
Reason and Passion

 

For all general enquiries relating to the course, such as places available or location, please contact COL by phoning +44(0)131 650 4400 or emailing COL@ed.ac.uk.

Our Course Organisers can help you with enquiries about the academic content of courses.

 

James Mooney

  • Programmes: Personal Development; Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences; Social, Political and Legal Studies

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