Top 3 reasons to study here

  • We are globally recognised for our research, development and high-quality teaching, attracting some of the world’s leading thinkers to work and study here.
  • Choose to study with us and you will be investing in an education that will help you build a successful future.
  • You'll enjoy access to superb resources and facilities, and an educational experience designed to unlock your full potential.

About

History

Founded in 1583, the University of Edinburgh is one of the world’s top universities.

Education

You can choose from around 500 degree programmes, more than 300 taught masters courses and 135 research areas covering a wide range of academic disciplines.

Whatever you choose to study, you'll benefit from the strong research environment that informs our academic programmes. We were ranked first in Scotland and fifth in the UK in the most recent RAE, a UK-wide study of research excellence.

Research

The University of Edinburgh is one of the UKs top five universities for research and our academics research achievements have global implications.

  • Our scientists created Dolly the Sheep, the first mammal to be genetically cloned from an adult cell.
  • We developed the first genetically engineered hepatitis B vaccine.
  • We pioneered the first automated industrial assembly robot.
  • We devised technology used in todays smartphones.

Career

Our postgraduates have long been highly regarded by employers from industry and commerce, as well as the public sector.

Our award-winning Careers Service offers information, advice, guidance and job-seeking support for postgraduates in any year of study.

Master's Programmes

Humanities (192)
Social Sciences (180)
Medicine & Health (71)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (55)
Arts, Design & Architecture (49)
Business & Management (43)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (43)
Engineering & Technology (38)
Law (36)
Computer Science & IT (28)
Education & Training (26)
Applied Sciences & Professions (13)
Agriculture & Forestry (8)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (4)
Journalism & Media (2)

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at The University of Edinburgh!

Services

Student services

The friends you meet, places you discover and experiences you share contribute as much to your university life as your formal degree certificate at the end of it all. Your social calendar at Edinburgh can be as packed with activities as you want it to be.

You'll enjoy:

  • access to more than 260 student societies covering all areas of interest across sport, music, drama and the arts
  • superb sport and exercise facilities, ranked among the best in the UK
  • access to more than 65 different sport clubs, including everything from fencing to skydiving, horse riding to ice hockey

Housing services

If you are not guaranteed an offer of University accommodation, or choose not to take up such an offer, you will probably need to use the private sector.

Finding somewhere to rent can be a daunting prospect, especially if you are new to the city, or even to the UK. We have compiled some helpful information on privately-rented accommodation in Edinburgh that will hopefully help you in your search.

Library services

  • Main Library
  • Edinburgh College of Art Library
  • Law and Europa Library
  • Moray House Library
  • Murray Library - see Noreen and Kenneth Murray Library
  • New College Library
  • Noreen and Kenneth Murray Library (Murray Library)
  • Royal Infirmary Library
  • The Lady Smith of Kelvin Veterinary Library
  • Western General Hospital Library
  • Library Annexe

Medical services

The University Health Service provides comprehensive medical care under the National Health Service (NHS) for those who wish to register as patients and live within the practice area. The health service also provides contraceptive, antenatal, child welfare and nursing services, and physiotherapy and psychiatry clinics.

Student Life

Campus life

The friends you meet, places you discover and experiences you share contribute as much to your university life as your formal degree certificate at the end of it all. Your social calendar at Edinburgh can be as packed with activities as you want it to be.

You'll enjoy:

  • access to more than 260 student societies covering all areas of interest across sport, music, drama and the arts
  • superb sport and exercise facilities, ranked among the best in the UK
  • access to more than 65 different sport clubs, including everything from fencing to skydiving, horse riding to ice hockey

Accreditation

The University of Edinburgh is ranked 17th in the world by the 2013-14 and 2014-15 QS rankings

The Global Study Awards

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Other Degrees

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