- Work alongside members of the Scottish Parliament!
- Ranked #6 in the U.K. (#27 in world) – Times Higher Education Rankings
- Ranked #21 in Philosophy, #22 in Earth Sciences, top 50 in Psychology – QS World Rankings
- Largest history department in the U.K.
- Top-rated Philosophy, Psychology, Psychiatry, Neuroscience in Scotland
- Top-rated Music programs in the U.K.
- One of the oldest universities in the U.K. (1583)
- Founding member of elite Russel Group of universities
- 3.0 G.P.A.
- Open to juniors & seniors
- Completed API Application
- University contact information form
- One letter of recommendation
- One non-academic reference
- Official transcript
- Copy of passport
- Program of study statement
- Completion of a minimum of four courses in politics, international relations, government, or social/public policy with grades of B or higher
- Entry requirements: valid passport with Tier 4 visa
Dates & Fees
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
15-17 semester credits
The aim of this program is to introduce students to key aspects of Scottish and British politics and culture by means of academic instruction, followed by placements in the Parliament, built around a research project designed to aid the work of the host MSP (Member of the Scottish Parliament).
The objective of the course is to give students an understanding of how Scotland has evolved as a society, especially in the context of the United Kingdom, how key aspects of its cultural development reflect that process, as well as focusing on the policy-making process in Scotland and the impact the Scottish Parliament has had since it was ‘re-convened’ in 1999.
NOTE: This program is highly competitive, and is restricted to no more than 20 students per semester. It is strongly advised that you APPLY EARLY.
This program is worth 70 credits at the University of Edinburgh. Credits at the University of Edinburgh are roughly equivalent to twice the amount of ECTS credits (European Credit Transfer System), which in turn are roughly equivalent to twice the amount of U.S. semester credits.
API students receive their transcript from the University of Edinburgh upon completion of their program.
- @api Online System
- Orientation Materials and Resources
- Access to International Phone Plans
- API Alumni Network
- Social Networking
- Airport Reception
- Resident Director
- On-Site Orientation
- Historic Scotland Tourism Card
- Medical & Life Insurance
- Social & Cultural Activities
- Volunteer Opportunities
- Welcome and Farewell Group Meals
- Re-Entry Materials & Support
- Post-Program Evaluation
- Alumni Network & Global Leadership Academy
Kelsey Patton is the Edinburgh Program Coordinator and will work with you through your departure to Scotland.
Alexis Webster is the Edinburgh Resident Coordinator, and will work with you during your stay in Scotland.