Short Courses

Science & Nature

Learn with Scientists! Our courses are all introductory and yet taught by university tutors and researchers. If you thought you were bad at science, think again and try one of our unique courses in astronomy, botany, earth science, forensic science or human genetics.

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

 

Term 1 Courses (Starting September 2017)

Daytime

Earth Science: An Introduction (Course 1) - This course is now closed for online enrolments.
An Introduction to Plant Biology - This course is now closed for online enrolments.

Evening

The Local Universe - This course is now closed for online enrolments.
Exploring the Solar System - This course is now closed for online enrolments.
Geology of the Lothians - This course is now closed for online enrolments.

Term 2 Courses (Starting January 2018)

Daytime

Earth Science: An Introduction (Course 2)
Scotland's Volcanoes
The Development of Medical Botany

Evening

Geology of Scotland's Coast
Marine Biology and Ecology
The Distant Universe

Term 3 Courses (Starting April 2018)

Daytime

Forensic Medicine & Science - Obtaining Evidence
Fossil Plants and Living Fossils

Evening

Quarks to Quasars: A Beginner's Guide to Physics
Forensic Science and Classic Crime Fiction

 

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.

Martine Pierquin

  • Programmes: Creative Writing; Film, Media & Contemporary Cultures; Science & Nature

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