Coronavirus information and guidance

Summer Academic Experience Courses

Aerial view of the full group of students who attended the Summer Academic Experience Courses in 2019

SAEC courses will be delivered online this year - Applications are now closed

We are very grateful to all of you for your support during these past few months. Due to recent changes to travel restrictions, and the Scottish Government's approach to easing lockdown measures, the University has decided not to deliver SAEC on-site but to offer three online courses instead:

  • Arts and Social Sciences
    This course is designed to give you an introduction to the study of subjects in the Arts and Social Sciences at university level. The course typically covers subjects such as World Literature, Environmental History, Moral Philosophy, Psychology and Neuroscience, Film Studies and Poetry.
  • Making Scotland: Many Stories, One Nation
    What makes a nation? This course looks at the ways in which Scotland was forged from a rich diversity of competing local identities, languages, ethnicities and international interactions. Contributions from scholars across the humanities will help you to understand how national identity is created and sustained through histories, visual arts and music.
  • Management, Economics and Entrepreneurship
    With contributions from the Schools of Management and Economics and Finance you will explore current business issues and questions, take part in simulated business scenarios, undertake a marketing project and discover how businesses of the future could become more sustainable.


Interactive workshops via Microsoft Teams. Monday to Friday, typically from 2pm to 4.30pm (UK time).

Course dates

Start date: Monday 12 July 2021
End date: Friday 23 July 2021

Course fee

The course fee for 2021 entry is £495.