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University of Edinburgh
Welcome to the University of Edinburgh
Influencing the world since 1583
The University of Edinburgh is one of the world's top universities, consistently ranked in the world top 50, and ranked 20th in the 2020 QS World University Rankings. Our entrepreneurial and cross-disciplinary culture attracts not only students but also staff from some 156 countries, creating a unique Edinburgh experience.
We provide a stimulating working, learning, and teaching environment with access to excellent facilities and attract the world's best, from Nobel Prize winning laureates to future explorers, pioneers and inventors.
Study with us
As host to more than 40,000 students, the University of Edinburgh continues to attract the world’s greatest minds. We offer a range of ways to study, from on-campus taught programmes to online part-time study.
We are the largest provider of online distance learning in the Russell Group of UK research-intensive universities, and offer more than 67 online programmes. Our flexible and supportive online distance learning programmes are an increasingly popular choice for students looking to balance further study with professional or family commitments.
We offer academically outstanding candidates a number of postgraduate scholarships and studentships. Some are offered by the University and others by our Colleges or Schools.
Teaching and research excellence
The latest report from the Quality Assurance Agency awarded us the highest rating possible for the quality of the student learning experience. We offer more than 300 taught masters courses and 180 research areas from across our three colleges:
- College of Arts, Humanities and Social Science
- College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
- College of Science and Engineering
Our position as one of Britain’s leading research universities was reaffirmed by the results of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF). The REF rates 83% of our research activity as world-leading or internationally excellent, ranking us fourth in the UK based on the quality and breadth of our research and by far the most successful university in Scotland.
Our dynamic research culture has led to the discovery of chloroform anaesthesia and the Higgs boson particle, and has produced innovations such as Dolly the sheep – the first mammal to be genetically cloned from an adult somatic cell.
Supporting you and your studies
We provide a range of support services to help not only with your academic needs but also your personal needs.
You will have access to academic support throughout your time with us, including:
- personal tutor and peer support schemes
- access to one of the largest and most important academic libraries in the world, open 24/7
- access to one of the largest campus computing networks in Britain, with more than 3,000 computers and free WI-FI in almost 100% of our buildings.
We care about the health and wellbeing of our students and offer a number of services to ensure you are fully supported, including:
- The Advice Place
- Student Counselling Service
- University Health Centre
- Student Disability Service
- Childcare Services
The University’s international office - Edinburgh Global - provides support and assistance to all non-UK applicants and students. Our English Language Education offers assistance with English language.
Careers and employability
The University of Edinburgh is ranked in the UK’s top 10 universities and in the world’s top 100 universities for the employability of our graduates. Edinburgh graduates are also among the UK’s top earners. Our alumni earn an average salary of £49,500 within five years of leaving university*.
Our sector-leading Careers Service can help with your career choices and offers practical advice about how to progress your career goals. From online job boards and support tools to face-to-face contact with employers.
* Times Higher Education, Global Employability University Ranking 2018
Edinburgh the city
Edinburgh is regularly voted as one of the best places to live in the world. Cobbled lanes, dramatic skylines and striking architecture combine to produce a stimulating setting. It’s a compact city with excellent transport links, and an array of galleries, parks, gardens, pubs and restaurants. Not forgetting the biggest annual arts festival in the world, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Visit our city web pages to find out more.
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If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch:
Student Recruitment and Admissions
The University of Edinburgh
33 Buccleuch Place
Tel +44 (0)131 650 4360
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- School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
- School of Physics and Astronomy
- School of Social and Political Science
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