How to study this course

The course is designed to cater for different study approaches and intentions. You can study this course by, for example:

  • following the chronological order of the units and going through all parts of the units step-by-step
  • ‘dipping’ in and out of the course according to your specific interests
  • focusing on the culture element, i.e. if you are a confident speaker of Scots
  • studying the core unit materials first of all and then returning to the Further Reading sections at a later stage.

We estimate that you will spend 2 to 3 hours studying each unit, depending on your previous knowledge of Scots language, your level of academic skills, and the intensity of your engagement. Please note that the study time estimate only takes into account the engagement with the core study materials.

Benefits of enrolment

You will be able to make the most of your study when being enrolled as a learner on this course, as being an enrolled learner allows you to use all the features the course has to offer.

Please note that you also need to be enrolled on the course and complete parts 1 and 2 in order to gain the course badge and statement of participation.