University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

UK

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THE World Ranking: 27

The University of Edinburgh is world-leading and is globally recognised for its teaching, research and innovation.

  • Established in 1583 & ranked in the world top 20 universities
  • More than 35,000 students from some 137 countries
  • 83% of research output is ranked as ‘world-leading’
  • Ranked 23rd in the world for graduate employability
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Overview

Influencing the world since 1583

The University of Edinburgh is one of the world's top universities, consistently ranked in the world top 20. Our entrepreneurial and cross-disciplinary culture attracts not only students but also staff from over two thirds of the world’s countries, which creates 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.

As host to more than 35,000 students, the University of Edinburgh continues to attract the world’s greatest minds.    

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 around 500 undergraduate courses and more than 300 taught masters courses and 135 research areas from across our three colleges:

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 anesthesia 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 the first genetically engineered hepatitis B vaccine as well as technology used in smartphones.

At Edinburgh, you will develop your specialist skills, deepen your understanding and gain new insights and perspectives to equip you for your career ahead. We also 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 60 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.

Collaborations and international partnerships

As an internationally renowned centre of academic excellence, Edinburgh is the site of many world-class research collaborations. Our postgraduate students are crucial to our continued success and development and, along with our staff, they forge research links through regular travel and overseas exchanges. We take pride in our partnerships with other institutions such as the California Institute of Technology, McGill University, Montreal, the University of Melbourne, Peking University, the University of Delhi and Fudan University, Shanghai– to name but a few.

Supporting you and your studies
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Living in Edinburgh
Student life
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Visiting us and contact details

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Minimum IELTS score

Postgraduate

7.0

Undergraduate

6.5

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Key facts and figures at University of Edinburgh

Rankings

Hotcourses Diversity Index (What is this?)

DIVERSITY INDEX
Source: HESA

141 International student nationalities at this university

FEEL AT HOME INDEX
Source: HESA

11.22% International students from USA

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-2017
Source: THE

27

OVERALL SCORE

79.2%

TEACHING

67.5%

INTERNATIONAL OUTLOOK

91.5%

INDUSTRY INCOME

35%

RESEARCH

74.7%

CITATIONS

96%
QS World University Rankings 2016-2017
Source: QS

19

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2016
Source: ARWU

41

Student life in numbers

COSTS PER YEAR*
OVERALL COST OF LIVING

£14760

CAMPUS ACCOMMODATION

£236

AVERAGE TUITION FEE PER YEAR*

UNDERGRADUATE

£19510

POSTGRADUATE

£16810

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution

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Sandra, Singapore 5

MSc in Event and Festival Management

Since I had over ten years experience in marketing and management of major arts and entertainment events, I was very clear from the outset that I wanted to specialise in the same field. there are very few institutions which offer a post graduate academic specialisation in event management so narrowing d read full review

Since I had over ten years experience in marketing and management of major arts and entertainment events, I was very clear from the outset that I wanted to specialise in the same field. there are very few institutions which offer a post graduate academic specialisation in event management so narrowing down on an institution was not very difficult for me. The University of Edinburgh has a great academic tradition and it has been a great privilege to be part of such a great academic institution. show less

Wai Leng, Singapore 5

MSc Design and digital media

Before coming to Scotland I had worked in the internet banking sector for over six years. So I was getting back to studying after a long break. The professors understood this and students who had come in after a long stint in the industry were given the space and time to adapt themselves into the academ read full review

Before coming to Scotland I had worked in the internet banking sector for over six years. So I was getting back to studying after a long break. The professors understood this and students who had come in after a long stint in the industry were given the space and time to adapt themselves into the academic fold. The university has been very supportive and I would definetely recommend it to other students. show less

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