University of Edinburgh – All you need to know

University of Edinburgh – An overview

The University of Edinburgh (abbreviated as Edin. In
post-nominal), founded in 1582, is the sixth oldest university in the
English-speaking world and one of the former universities of Scotland. 
The university has five main campuses in the city of Edinburgh, and many of the
buildings in the historic center belong to the university.  The university
played an important role in bringing Edinburgh to its reputation as a leading
intellectual center during the Age of Enlightenment, and helped give the city
the nickname of North Athens.

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The University of Edinburgh is ranked 20th in the world according to the World Ranking of Universities 2020 QS. It is ranked as the sixth best university in Europe by the U.S. Best News Global Universities Ranking, and the seventh best in Europe by the Times Higher Education Ranking.  The Research Excellence Framework, a research ranking used by the UK government to determine funding for future research, ranked Edinburgh (joint presentation with Heriot-Watt) in 4th place in the UK for its research power, and in 11th place overall.  It is ranked as the 78th most employable university in the world according to the 2017 Global Ranking of Employability Universities. It is a member of the Russell Group and the League of European Research Universities, a consortium of 21 research universities in Europe.  It has the third largest endowment of any university in the United Kingdom, after the universities of Cambridge and Oxford.  The institution’s annual income for 2017-18 was £ 949.0 million, of which £ 279.7 million came from grants and research contracts, with an expense of £ 931.3 million.

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University students include some of the leading figures in
modern history, including 3 signatories of the declaration of American
independence and 9 heads of state and government (including 3 prime ministers
of the United Kingdom).  As of March 2019, Edinburgh’s alumni, professors
and researchers include 19 Nobel prizes, 3 Turing awards, 1 Fields medalist, 1
Abel Prize winner, 2 Pulitzer Prize winners, 2 UK Supreme Court judges 
and several Olympic gold medalists.  He still has links with the British
royal family, as he had the Duke of Edinburgh as Chancellor from 1953 to 2010
and Princess Anne since 2011.

Edinburgh receives approximately 60,000 applications each
year, making it the second most popular university in the United Kingdom by
volume of applications.  It has the fourth highest admission rate at UCAS
in Scotland, and the eighth overall in the United Kingdom.

University of Edinburgh History

Founded by the City Hall Council of Edinburgh, the
university began its life as a law school using part of a legacy left by a
graduate of the University of St. Andrews, Bishop Robert Reid of St Magnus
Cathedral, Orkney.  Thanks to the efforts of the City Council and the
Ministers of the City, the institution expanded its reach and was formally
established as a university by a Royal Charter, granted by King James VI of
Scotland on April 14, 1582 after the request of the Council . This
was unprecedented in the new Presbyterian Scotland, as the oldest universities
in Scotland had been established through papal bulls.  Established as
“Tounis College,” it opened its doors to students in October 1583.
The instruction began by another St. Andrews graduate, Robert Rollock. It was
the fourth Scottish university in a period when the richest and most populous
England had only two. It was renamed King James’s College in 1617. In the
18th century, the university was a leading center of the Scottish

In 1762, the Reverend Hugh Blair was appointed by King
George III as the first Regius professor of rhetoric and
Belles-Lettres. This formalized literature as a subject in the university
and the foundation of the English literature department, make Edinburgh the
oldest literary education center in Britain.

Before the construction of the Old College according to
Robert Adam’s plans implemented after the Napoleonic Wars by architect William
Henry Playfair, the University of Edinburgh existed in an area of ​​buildings
from its creation until the early 19th century.  The university’s first
custom building was Old College, now Edinburgh Law School, located in South
Bridge.  His first strength in teaching was the anatomy and development of
the science of surgery, from where he expanded to many other subjects. 
The corridor of the anatomy tunnel ran from the basement of a nearby
house.  He went under what was then North College Street (now Chambers
Street), and under the university buildings until he reached the university’s
anatomy conference theater, delivering bodies for dissection.  It was from
this tunnel that William Burke’s body was taken after he was hanged.

Towards the end of the 19th century, Old College was
crowding and Sir Robert Rowand Anderson was commissioned to design new
facilities of the Faculty of Medicine in 1875. Initially, the design
incorporated a Graduation Hall, but this was considered too ambitious.  A
separate building was built for this purpose, the McEwan Hall, also designed by
Anderson, after the brewer and politician Sir William McEwan donated funds in
1894. It was presented to the University in 1897.

New College was originally opened in 1846 as a college of
the Free Church of Scotland, later of the United Free Church of Scotland. 
Since the 1930s it has been the home of the Divinity School.  Before the
1929 meeting of the Church of Scotland, candidates for ministry at the United
Free Church studied at New College, while candidates for the former Church of
Scotland studied at the University of Edinburgh Divinity Faculty. During
the 1930s, the two institutions joined together, sharing the New College site
at The Mound.

At the end of the 1950s, there were about 7,000 students
enrolled annually.

The building that houses the University’s Geography
Institute was once part of the Royal Infirmary.

An Edinburgh Student Representative Council (SRC) was founded in 1884 by student Robert Fitzroy Bell.  In 1889, the SRC voted to establish a union (the University of Edinburgh Union (EUU)), which would be housed at Teviot Row House.  The University of Edinburgh Sports Union (EUSU) which was founded in 1866. The University of Edinburgh Women’s Union was founded in 1906. On July 1, 1973, the SRC, the EUU and the Street Chambers Union  merged to form the University of Edinburgh Student Association (EUSA).

University of Edinburgh admission

Our admission principles show our commitment to admit the
best students who demonstrate the potential to benefit and contribute to the
academic experience we offer.

The objective is:

Promote the applications of students with excellent
academic potential

All candidates are asked to demonstrate, through their
application, that they have the potential to succeed at the University,
including a commitment and motivation relevant to their proposed program of

In addition, the University as an international institution
benefits and serves its Scottish context

Applicants are welcome from Scotland, the rest of the
United Kingdom and from around the world to benefit from the unique heritage
and the thriving innovative environment of Scottish education.

Offer equal opportunities to all applicants.

They recognize that not all students will have had the same
opportunity to demonstrate their full academic potential.  All
applications receive careful individual consideration and a holistic decision
is made regarding the academic achievement and potential of the individual,
taking into account the context and circumstances in which they were achieved.

Increase the diversity of the student population.

We believe that diversity is educational and socially
desirable in a civilized society, enriching the educational experience for
all.  Therefore, they seek to attract a wide range of applicants from
different social, cultural and educational settings, including those who come
from schools or colleges where relatively few students progress to college, and
those who will be members of the first generation of their families  to
become university students.  They seek to encourage applications from
students of all backgrounds who are currently underrepresented in higher

Applicants with experience in care

They accept applications from talented students who have
experience in care, and we are committed to doing everything possible to help
students with experience in care to run and study successfully at the

Equality and diversity

The University values ​​diversity and is committed to equality
in education.  Students are selected based on their individual merits,
abilities and aptitudes.

The university seeks to overcome barriers to participation
and support each individual to develop their full potential.


The entrance is subject to the availability of
places.  Where there are restrictions on the number of places that the
University can offer, competition for places is usually extremely high.

The selection procedures to
support the principles described above vary by university, depending on the
subject you are requesting.

University of Edinburgh application deadline

All applications are made through the
Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).
The deadline for receipt of a completed application for all
Home/EU applications is 15th January, for
overseas applications this deadline is 30th June.

How to get into University of Edinburgh

Make sure you have all your supporting documents scanned
and ready to upload. Documents vary by course, so always check the academic
department website for which specific documents are needed. Required documents
required usually include:

  • Evidence of qualifications
    (certificates or transcripts) to show that you meet or expect to meet the entry
  • Evidence of English language
    ability, if English is not your first language (please note that some English
    language test results are only valid for two years. Your English language test
    report must be valid on the start date of your course); English language
    requirements vary between degrees.
  • The university accepts the
    following English language qualifications: IELTS; TOEFL-iBT; PTE; CAE; CPE;
    IGCSE; Trinty ISE.
  • Two references – download our
    referee report form (PDF document, 50 KB);A research proposal (for research
    programmes only) – always check the department website for instructions and
    guidance as requirements vary;
  • A copy of your passport (if you
    will need a visa to study here).
  • Check the relevant academic
    department website for any additional documents you need to provide (for
    example, some courses may ask for a personal statement).
  • Apply as early as possible as
    our courses are popular. Check the academic department website for any closing
    dates (or funding deadlines for research applicants).

Postgraduate Admission                     

Applications to postgraduate taught and postgraduate
research programmes are made using the University of Edinburgh’s online
application system with the exception of applications for the programmes listed

  • Professional Diploma in
    Education (PGDE) applications are made via UCAS
  • Master of Social Work
    applications are made via UCAS
  • Diploma in Professional Legal
    Practice applications are made via the university where the LLB Law was
    studied, rather than directly to the University of Edinburgh
  • MSc in Applied Psychology for
    Children and Young People applications are made through NHS Scotland
  • Doctorate in Clinical
    Psychology applications are made through the Clearing
  • House for Postgraduate Courses
    in Clinical Psychology
  • Applications for most of their
    postgraduate programmes are made online. To apply for a programme, look up your
    chosen programme in the degree finder.
  • Once you’ve found your
    programme, look for the “Apply” button in the “Applying” section.
  • Choose the option with your
    preferred award, study mode, and start date, then choose “Apply” to begin your
  • The application form contains
    guidance on how to complete each section. Further support for applicants is
    also available.
  • You do not need to complete the
    application in full; you can save a partially completed application. If you do
    this, an email will be sent to you that provide a link to allow you to return
    to the application to complete it.
  • Once you have submitted your
    completed application, you will be able to track its progress and accept or
    decline any offers you receive.
  • If the applications for your
    chosen programme are handled by an external organization, institution or
    professional body you will need to apply using their own online system. (For
    example, applications for the Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)
    programmes are made through UCAS .)
  • Before you apply for any of our
    postgraduate programmes, you should check that you meet our entry requirements
    and you should have all your supporting documents ready.

Follow these steps to make sure you have everything you
need before you submit your application.

Before you apply, you should make sure you have the correct
supporting documents ready to submit with your application. You may need to
upload some or all of the following:

  • a personal statement outlining
    your academic history and experience
  • copies of your degree
    certificates, if you have already completed your qualification, along with
    academic transcripts that confirm your final marks
  • references, if these are
    required for the application to your chosen program
  • evidence of your competence in
    written and spoken English, if English is not your first language
  • certified translations, if your
    original documents are not in English
  • a research proposal, if you are
    applying for Ph.D. study

To make sure your application
is processed in the fastest possible time, you should upload your supporting
documents to your application before you submit it. We can’t make a decision on
your application until we have received all your relevant documents.

University of Edinburgh acceptance rate

Emphatically speaking, 10% of Edinburgh receives
approximately 60,000 applications each year, making it the second most popular
university in the United Kingdom by volume of applications.  The
university is one of the most selective public universities in the world; 
This explains its high competitive rate and a very low acceptance rate of 10%.

This means that only 10 out of 100 applicants have access
to the school.  Successful applicants generally have “A”
averages and SAT / ACT scores that are significantly above average (a combined
SAT score above 1300 is typical).

According to its admissions website, three of the most
vital factors in a successful application are the intellectual ability,
academic performance and personal qualities that will contribute to the work of
the University.

After St. Andrews, it is the most difficult university to
enter in Scotland, and the ninth in general in the United Kingdom.

University of Edinburgh tuition fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for
foreign students sent to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University
Tuition Fees 2018-2019).  Always confirm individual course fees with the
university.  Tuition depends on the program and the class of courses
applied, which include classroom, mixed, laboratory and clinical teaching.

Classroom teaching: carried out in an ordinary classroom or
conference room Subjects with classroom teaching may include history,
mathematics and philosophy.  The tuition fee for your bachelor’s degree is
£ 18,800 and the graduate degree is £ 20,500

Mixed materials: taught in classrooms and laboratories,
such as languages.

Laboratory teaching: Much of the teaching can take place in
a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.  The tuition fee
for your bachelor’s degree is £ 24,600 and the graduate degree is £ 25,100

Clinical teaching: clinical topics may include dentistry,
medicine and veterinary medicine.  The tuition for your bachelor’s degree
is £ 32,100- £ 49,900 and the graduate degree is £ 41,700.

The mentioned rates are for
international students.  The tuition fee for local students is £ 1820 (for
Edinburgh locations) and £ 9,250 (other UK locations)

University of Edinburgh majors

Here are all the majors obtainable at the University of

Browse degrees by subject area

  • Archaeology
  • Architecture and Landscape
  • Art and Design
  • Biological, Biomedical and Life
  • Business, Management and
  • Celtic and Scottish Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Classics
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Computing and Informatics
  • Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Data Science
  • Dentistry
  • Earth, Environmental and
    Ecological Sciences
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • English
  • Film and Theatre
  • Geography
  • Health
  • History
  • History of Art
  • International Development
  • Languages, Countries and
  • Law
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Medicine
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Philosophy
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Politics
  • Psychology
  • Science, Technology and
  • Social Anthropology
  • Social Policy
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Sport
  • Theology and Religious Studies
  • Veterinary Medicine

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University of Edinburgh ranking

It is worth saying that most of the best qualified
universities in the world today are in the United Kingdom.  The University
of Edinburgh is one of those institutions that have a high rating in the United
Kingdom and the world.

The University of Edinburgh is ranked 18th in the world
according to the QS World University 2019 ranking.

It is ranked as the sixth best university in Europe
according to the World Ranking of the best US universities. And the
seventh best in Europe according to the Times Higher Education Ranking.

The Research Excellence Framework, a research classification
used by the United Kingdom government to determine future research funding,
ranked Edinburgh in fourth place in the United Kingdom for its research power
and eleventh overall.

It is ranked as the 78th most employable university in the
world according to the 2017 Global Ranking of Employability Universities.

Within the framework of research excellence of the United
Kingdom of 2014, Edinburgh ranked fourth in the United Kingdom and first in
Scotland.  The results also indicate that the university hosts more than
35% of Scotland’s research.

In 2008, the SAR described medicine and computer science as
the first in the United Kingdom.

Edinburgh is among the top 10 in the United Kingdom and the
second in Scotland for the employability of its graduates according to the
classification of recruiters of the main UK companies.

A 2015 government report found that Edinburgh is one of
only two Scottish universities (along with St Andrews), London-based
recruitment and elite professions such as investment banking consider

Edinburgh ranked 13th overall in the 10-year (1998-2007)
average ranking of The Sunday Times of British universities based on the
constant performance of the league table.

The QS World University Rankings 2015 ranked Edinburgh in
17th place in the world.

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016
ranked Edinburgh in 24th place in the world.

In 2015, the Academic Ranking of World Universities placed
Edinburgh in 47th place overall and 6th in the United Kingdom.

Edinburgh is ranked 31st in the world (5th in the UK) in
the 2016 Round University Ranking.

University of Edinburgh programs

Here is the complete list of all the
degree programs available at the University of Edinburgh:

  • A
  • Accounting and Business (MA)
  • Accounting and Finance (MA)
  • Acoustics and Music Technology
    (BSc) W380
  • Agricultural Economics (BSc)
  • Agricultural Science (Animal
    Science) (BSc) D402
  • Agricultural Science (Crop and
    Soil Science) (BSc) D403
  • Agricultural Science (Global
    Agriculture & Food Security) (BSc) D404
  • Anatomy and Development (BSc)
  • Ancient and Medieval History
    (MA) V190
  • Ancient History (MA) V110
  • Ancient History and Greek (MA)
  • Ancient History and Latin (MA)
  • Ancient Mediterranean
    Civilisations (MA) VV41
  • Animation (BA) W615
  • Applied Mathematics (MMath)
  • Applied Mathematics (BSc) G120
  • Applied Sport Science (BSc)
  • Arabic (MA) T620
  • Arabic and Ancient Greek (MA)
  • Arabic and Business (MA) TN61
  • Arabic and Economics (MA) TL61
  • Arabic and French (MA) TR61
  • Arabic and History (MA) TV61
  • Arabic and Persian (MA) T621
  • Arabic and Politics (MA) TL62
  • Arabic and Social Anthropology
    (MA) LT66
  • Arabic and Spanish (MA) TR64
  • Archaeology (MA) V400
  • Archaeology and Ancient History
    (MA) VV1A
  • Archaeology and Social
    Anthropology (MA) VL46
  • Architectural History and
    Archaeology (MA) VVH4
  • Architectural History and
    Heritage (MA) VV31
  • Architecture (BA/MA) K100
  • Art (BA) W100
  • Artificial Intelligence (BSc)
  • Artificial Intelligence and
    Computer Science (BSc) GG47
  • Astrophysics (BSc) F510
  • Astrophysics (MPhys) F361


  • Biological Sciences (BSc) C100
  • Biological Sciences
    (Biochemistry) (BSc) C700
  • Biological Sciences
    (Biotechnology) (BSc) J700
  • Biological Sciences (Cell
    Biology) (BSc) C130
  • Biological Sciences
    (Development, Regeneration and Stem Cells) (BSc) C140
  • Biological Sciences (Ecology)
    (BSc) C180
  • Biological Sciences
    (Evolutionary Biology) (BSc) C182
  • Biological Sciences (Genetics)
    (BSc) C400
  • Biological Sciences
    (Immunology) (BSc) C550
  • Biological Sciences (Molecular
    Biology) (BSc) C720
  • Biological Sciences (Molecular
    Genetics) (BSc) C440
  • Biological Sciences (Plant
    Science) (BSc) C200
  • Biological Sciences (Zoology)
    (BSc) C300
  • Biological Sciences with
    Management (BSc) C1N1
  • Biomedical Informatics (based
    in China) (BSc)
  • Biomedical Sciences (BSc) C190
  • Business and Economics (MA)
  • Business and Geography (MA)
  • Business and Law (MA) NM11
  • Business Management (MA) N100
  • Business with Decision
    Analytics (MA) NN12
  • Business with Enterprise and
    Innovation (MA) N1N2
  • Business with Human Resource
    Management (MA) N1N6
  • Business with Marketing (MA)
  • Business with Strategic
    Economics (MA) N1L1


  • Celtic (MA) Q500
  • Celtic and Archaeology (MA)
  • Celtic and English Language
    (MA) QQ53
  • Celtic and English Literature
    (MA) QQH5
  • Celtic and French (MA) QR51
  • Celtic and Linguistics (MA)
  • Celtic and Scandinavian Studies
    (MA) QR56
  • Celtic and Scottish History
    (MA) QV52
  • Celtic and Scottish Literature
    (MA) Q590
  • Chemical Engineering (BEng)
  • Chemical Engineering (MEng)
  • Chemical Physics (BSc) F334
  • Chemical Physics (MChemPhys) F333
  • Chemistry (BSc) F100
  • Chemistry (MChem) F104
  • Childhood Practice (BA)
  • Chinese (MA) T100
  • Chinese and Economics (MA) TL11
  • Chinese and French (MA) BR31
  • Chinese and German (MA) BR32
  • Chinese and History (MA) TV11
  • Chinese and Linguistics (MA)
  • Chinese and Russian Studies
    (MA) BR37
  • Chinese and Spanish (MA) BR34
  • Civil Engineering (BEng) H200
  • Civil Engineering (MEng) H203
  • Classical and Middle East
    Studies (MA) QT86
  • Classical Archaeology and
    Ancient History (MA) VV14
  • Classical Archaeology and Greek
    (MA) QV84
  • Classical Archaeology and Latin
    (MA) VQ46
  • Classical Studies (MA) Q810
  • Classics (MA) Q800
  • Classics and English Language
    (MA) QQ83
  • Classics and Linguistics (MA)
  • Cognitive Science (BSc) C859
  • Cognitive Science (Humanities)
    (MA) C851
  • Computational Physics (MPhys)
  • Computational Physics (BSc)
  • Computer Science (BSc) G400
  • Computer Science (BEng) G401
  • Computer Science and Management
    Science (BSc) GN42
  • Computer Science and
    Mathematics (BSc) GG14
  • Computer Science and Physics
    (BSc) GF43


  • Data Science (Graduate
    Apprenticeship) (BSc) DS01
  • Divinity (BD) V600
  • Divinity – Graduate Entry
    (MDiv) V630
  • Divinity and Classics (MA) VQ68


  • Ecological and Environmental
    Sciences (BSc) CF17
  • Ecological and Environmental
    Sciences with Management (BSc) CN12
  • Economic History (MA) V300
  • Economics (MA) L100
  • Economics and Accounting (MA)
  • Economics and Mathematics (MA)
  • Economics and Politics (MA)
  • Economics and Sociology (MA)
  • Economics and Statistics (MA)
  • Economics with Environmental
    Studies (MA) L1F9
  • Economics with Finance (MA)
  • Economics with Management
    Science (MA) L1N2
  • Electrical and Mechanical
    Engineering (BEng) HH36
  • Electrical and Mechanical
    Engineering (MEng) HHH6
  • Electronics and Computer
    Science (BEng) GH60
  • Electronics and Computer
    Science (MEng) GHK6
  • Electronics and Electrical
    Engineering (BEng) H600
  • Electronics and Electrical
    Engineering (MEng) H601
  • Engineering (BEng/MEng) H100
  • English and Scottish Literature
    (MA) QQ32
  • English Language (MA) Q302
  • English Language and Literature
    (MA) Q300
  • English Literature (MA) Q306
  • English Literature and Classics
    (MA) QQ38
  • English Literature and History
    (MA) QVH1
  • Environmental Geoscience (BSc)


  • Fashion (BA) W230
  • Film and Television (BA) P390
  • Finance and Business (MA) NN13
  • Fine Art (5-year programme)
    (MA) W150
  • French (MA) R120
  • French and Business (MA) RN11
  • French and Classics (MA) QR81
  • French and English Language
    (MA) QR31
  • French and English Literature
    (MA) RQ13
  • French and German (MA) RR12
  • French and History (MA) RV11
  • French and History of Art (MA)
  • French and Italian (MA) RR13
  • French and Linguistics (MA)
  • French and Philosophy (MA) RV15
  • French and Politics (MA) RL12
  • French and Portuguese (MA) RR15
  • French and Russian Studies (MA)
  • French and Scandinavian Studies
    (MA) RR16
  • French and Social Policy (MA)
  • French and Spanish (MA) RR14


  • Geography (MA) L700
  • Geography (BSc) F800
  • Geography and Archaeology (MA)
  • Geography and Economics (MA)
  • Geography and Politics (MA)
  • Geography and Social
    Anthropology (MA) LL76
  • Geography and Social Policy
    (MA) LL74
  • Geography and Sociology (MA)
  • Geology (MEarthSci) F640
  • Geology (BSc) F600
  • Geology and Physical Geography
    (BSc) FF68
  • Geology and Physical Geography
    (MEarthSci) FF6V
  • Geophysics (MEarthPhys) M7G6
  • Geophysics (BSc) F660
  • Geophysics and Geology
    (MEarthPhys) L3R7
  • Geophysics and Geology (BSc)
  • Geophysics and Geology with
    Professional Placement (MEarthPhys) L5T6
  • Geophysics and Meteorology
    (BSc) FFP8
  • Geophysics and Meteorology
    (MEarthPhys) K7T8
  • Geophysics and Meteorology with
    Professional Placement (MEarthPhys) K8T9
  • Geophysics with Professional
    Placement (MEarthPhys) U9H6
  • German (MA) R220
  • German and Business (MA) RN21
  • German and Classics (MA) QR82
  • German and English Language
    (MA) QR32
  • German and English Literature
    (MA) RQ23
  • German and History (MA) RV21
  • German and History of Art (MA)
  • German and Linguistics (MA)
  • German and Philosophy (MA) RV25
  • German and Politics (MA) RL22
  • German and Portuguese (MA) RR25
  • German and Russian Studies (MA)
  • German and Scandinavian Studies
    (MA) RR26
  • German and Social Policy (MA)
  • German and Spanish (MA) RR24
  • Government, Policy and Society
    (MA) L230
  • Government, Policy and Society
    with Quantitative Methods (MA) L231
  • Graphic Design (BA) W210
  • Greek Studies (MA) Q700


  • Health, Science and Society
    (MA) 2D45
  • History (MA) V100
  • History and Archaeology (MA)
  • History and Classics (MA) VQ18
  • History and Economics (MA) V200
  • History and History of Art (MA)
  • History and Politics (MA) LV21
  • History and Scottish History
    (MA) VV12
  • History of Art (MA) V350
  • History of Art and
    Architectural History (MA) V360
  • History of Art and Chinese
    Studies (MA) TV13
  • History of Art and English
    Literature (MA) VQ33
  • History of Art and History of
    Music (MA) VW33
  • History of Art and Scottish
    Literature (MA) VQ35
  • Illustration (BA) W220
  • Infectious Diseases (BSc) C590
  • Informatics (5-year
    undergraduate Masters Programme) (MInf) G500
  • Integrative Biomedical Sciences
    (based in China) (BSc)
  • Interior Design (BA) W250
  • Intermedia Art (BA) W900
  • International Business (MA)
  • International Business with
    Arabic (MA) N1T6
  • International Business with
    Chinese (MA) N1T1
  • International Business with
    French (MA) N1R1
  • International Business with
    German (MA) N1R2
  • International Business with
    Italian (MA) N1R3
  • International Business with
    Japanese (MA) N1T2
  • International Business with
    Russian (MA) N1R7
  • International Business with
    Spanish (MA) N1R4
  • International Relations (MA)
  • International Relations and
    International Law (MA) LM29
  • International Relations with
    Quantitative Methods (MA) 2W3A
  • Islamic Studies (MA) V622
  • Italian (MA) R310
  • Italian and Classics (MA) QR83
  • Italian and English Language
    (MA) QR33
  • Italian and English Literature
    (MA) RQH3
  • Italian and History (MA) RV31
  • Italian and History of Art (MA)
  • Italian and Linguistics (MA)
  • Italian and Philosophy (MA)
  • Italian and Politics (MA) LR23
  • Italian and Spanish (MA) RR34


  • Japanese (MA) T210
  • Japanese and Linguistics (MA)
  • Jewellery and Silversmithing
    (BA) W721


  • Landscape Architecture (MA)
  • Latin Studies (MA) Q600
  • Law (Graduate Entry) (LLB) M115
  • Law (Ordinary and Honours)
    (LLB) M114
  • Law and Accountancy (LLB) MN14
  • Law and Business (LLB) MN11
  • Law and Celtic (LLB) MQ15
  • Law and Economics (LLB) ML11
  • Law and French (LLB) MR11
  • Law and German (LLB) MR12
  • Law and History (LLB) MV11
  • Law and International Relations
    (LLB) ML1F
  • Law and Politics (LLB) ML12
  • Law and Social Anthropology
    (LLB) M1L6
  • Law and Social Policy (LLB)
  • Law and Sociology (LLB) ML13
  • Law and Spanish (LLB) MR14
  • Linguistics (MA) Q100
  • Linguistics and English
    Language (MA) QQ31
  • Linguistics and Social
    Anthropology (MA) QL16


  • Mathematical Physics (BSc) F326
  • Mathematical Physics (MPhys)
  • Mathematics (MMath) G101
  • Mathematics (MA) G102
  • Mathematics (BSc) G100
  • Mathematics and Biology (BSc)
  • Mathematics and Business (BSc)
  • Mathematics and Music (BSc)
  • Mathematics and Physics (BSc)
  • Mathematics and Statistics
    (BSc) GG13
  • Mathematics with Management
    (BSc) G1N2
  • Mechanical Engineering (MEng)
  • Mechanical Engineering (BEng)
  • Medical Sciences (BSc) B100
  • Medicinal and Biological
    Chemistry (BSc) FC17
  • Medicinal and Biological
    Chemistry (MChem) FC1R
  • Medicine (6-year programme)
    (MBChB) A100
  • Middle Eastern Studies (MA)
  • Music (BMus) W302


  • Neuroscience (BSc) B140
  • Nursing Studies (BN) B700


  • Oral Health Sciences (BSc) A900


  • Painting (BA) W120
  • Performance Costume (BA) W451
  • Persian and English Literature
    (MA) T6Q3
  • Persian and Middle Eastern
    Studies (MA) T63H
  • Persian and Social Anthropology
    (MA) TL66
  • Persian Studies (MA) T633
  • Pharmacology (BSc) B210
  • Philosophy (MA) V500
  • Philosophy and Economics (MA)
  • Philosophy and English Language
    (MA) VQM3
  • Philosophy and English
    Literature (MA) VQ53
  • Philosophy and Greek (MA) QV75
  • Philosophy and Linguistics (MA)
  • Philosophy and Mathematics (MA)
  • Philosophy and Politics (MA) VL52
  • Philosophy and Psychology (MA)
  • Philosophy and Scottish
    Literature (MA) VQ55
  • Philosophy and Theology (MA)
  • Photography (BA) W640
  • Physical Education (MA) XC61
  • Physics (BSc) F300
  • Physics (MPhys) F303
  • Physics with a Year Abroad
    (MPhys) W2S4
  • Physics with Meteorology (BSc)
  • Physics with Meteorology
    (MPhys) 9W23
  • Physiology (BSc) B120
  • Politics (MA) L200
  • Politics with Quantitative
    Methods (MA) 8M9D
  • Politics, Philosophy and
    Economics (MA) L251
  • Portuguese (MA) R500
  • Portuguese and English Language
    (MA) RQ53
  • Portuguese and English
    Literature (MA) RQM3
  • Portuguese and Linguistics (MA)
  • Portuguese and Philosophy (MA)
  • Portuguese and Scottish
    Literature (MA) RQ59
  • Primary Education with Gaelic
    (Fluent Speakers) (MA) 3T59
  • Primary Education with Gaelic (Learners)
    (MA) 3R67
  • Product Design (BA) W240
  • Psychology (BSc) C802
  • Psychology and Business (MA)
  • Psychology and Economics (MA)
  • Psychology and Linguistics (MA)


  • Religious Studies (MA) V627
  • Religious Studies and English
    Literature (MA) VQ63
  • Religious Studies and Scottish
    Literature (MA) V6Q3
  • Reproductive Biology (BSc) C142
  • Russian Studies (MA) R700
  • Russian Studies and Classics
    (MA) RQ78
  • Russian Studies and English
    Language (MA) QR37
  • Russian Studies and English
    Literature (MA) RQ73
  • Russian Studies and History
    (MA) RV71
  • Russian Studies and History of
    Art (MA) RV73
  • Russian Studies and Linguistics
    (MA) RQ71
  • Russian Studies and Philosophy
    (MA) RV75
  • Russian Studies and Politics
    (MA) LR27
  • Russian Studies and
    Scandinavian Studies (MA) RR76
  • Russian Studies and Social
    Policy (MA) RL74
  • Russian Studies and Spanish
    (MA) RR74


  • Scandinavian Studies (Danish,
    Norwegian, Swedish) (MA) R600
  • Scandinavian Studies and
    Classics (MA) QR86
  • Scandinavian Studies and
    English Language (MA) QR36
  • Scandinavian Studies and
    English Literature (MA) RQ63
  • Scandinavian Studies and
    History (MA) RV61
  • Scandinavian Studies and
    Linguistics (MA) RQ61
  • Scandinavian Studies and
    Philosophy (MA) RV65
  • Scandinavian Studies and
    Politics (MA) RL62
  • Scandinavian Studies and Social
    Policy (MA) RL64
  • Scandinavian Studies and
    Spanish (MA) RR64
  • Scottish Ethnology (MA) V910
  • Scottish Ethnology and
    Archaeology (MA) VV94
  • Scottish Ethnology and Celtic
    (MA) VQ95
  • Scottish Ethnology and English
    Language (MA) VQ93
  • Scottish Ethnology and English
    Literature (MA) VQX3
  • Scottish Ethnology and
    Scandinavian Studies (MA) VR96
  • Scottish Ethnology and Scottish
    History (MA) VV92
  • Scottish Literature (MA) Q531
  • Scottish Literature and
    Classics (MA) QQH8
  • Scottish Literature and History
    (MA) QVJ1
  • Scottish Literature and Scottish
    History (MA) QV22
  • Scottish Studies (MA) Q501
  • Sculpture (BA) W130
  • Social Anthropology (MA) L600
  • Social Anthropology and
    Politics (MA) LL62
  • Social Anthropology and Social
    Policy (MA) LL64
  • Social Anthropology with
    Development (MA) LL69
  • Social Policy and Economics
    (MA) LL41
  • Social Policy and Law (MA) LM41
  • Social Policy and Politics (MA)
  • Social Policy and Sociology
    (MA) LL43
  • Social Policy with Quantitative
    Methods (MA) 4T6H
  • Social Work (BSc) L500
  • Sociology (MA) L300
  • Sociology and Politics (MA)
  • Sociology and Psychology (MA)
  • Sociology and Social
    Anthropology (MA) LL36
  • Sociology with Quantitative
    Methods (MA) 5S9K
  • Software Engineering (BEng)
  • Spanish (MA) R410
  • Spanish and Business (MA) RN41
  • Spanish and Classics (MA) RQ48
  • Spanish and English Literature
    (MA) RQ43
  • Spanish and History (MA) RV41
  • Spanish and History of Art (MA)
  • Spanish and Linguistics (MA)
  • Spanish and Philosophy (MA)
  • Spanish and Politics (MA) RL42
  • Spanish and Portuguese (MA)
  • Sport and Recreation Management
    (BSc) N230
  • Structural and Fire Safety
    Engineering (MEng) HHF1
  • Structural and Fire Safety
    Engineering (BEng) HH21
  • Structural Engineering with
    Architecture (MEng) H2KC
  • Structural Engineering with
    Architecture (BEng) H2K1
  • Sustainable Development (MA)


  • Textiles (BA) J420
  • Theology (MA) QVV6
  • Theoretical Physics (BSc) F302
  • Theoretical Physics (MPhys)


  • Veterinary Medicine (5-year
    programme) (BVM&S) D100
  • Veterinary Medicine (Graduate
    Entry Programme – 4-year programme) (BVM&S) D102

University of Edinburgh online courses

University of Edinburgh online courses is well structured
in way will offer it’s online students the best distance learning experience.
They offer a lot of courses online. To see the online courses at University of
Edinburgh and apply, follow the link below

University of Edinburgh online courses and application –
See Link here

University of Edinburgh Notable alumni

University of Edinburgh is an important institution of
higher education that is an alma mater to certain eminent persons who has
distinguished themselves in their profession and has achieved a worthy course
notable in the country or can be attributed to a major achievement that has contributed
in shaping the United Kingdom into the world power that it is today.

Alumni of the university include some of the major figures
of modern history, including

The university is associated, through alumni and academic
staff, with some of the most significant intellectual and scientific
contributions in human history, including laying the foundations of our modern

  • Bayesian statistics (Thomas
  • Quantum mechanics (Max
    Born),Nephrology (Richard Bright),
  • Theory of evolution (Charles
  • The initial development of
    sociology (Adam Ferguson),
  • Modern geology (James
    Hutton),Antiseptic surgery (Joseph Lister),
  • The classical theory of
    electromagnetism (James Clerk Maxwell)
  • Thermodynamics (William John
  • The discovery of carbon dioxide
    (Joseph Black),
  • Latent heat (Joseph Black),
  • Specific heat (Joseph
    Black),The HPV vaccine (Ian Frazer),
  • The Higgs mechanism (Peter
    Higgs and Tom Kibble),
  • The Hepatitis B vaccine
    (Kenneth Murray),
  • Nitrogen (Daniel Rutherford),
  • Chloroform anesthesia (James
    Young Simpson) and SARS (NanshanZhong);
  • The inventing of the telephone
    (Alexander Graham Bell),
  • The hypodermic syringe
    (Alexander Wood),The kaleidoscope (David Brewster),
  • The telpherage
  • The vacuum flask (James
    Dewar),The ATM (John Shepherd-Barron),
  • The diving chamber (John Scott
  • In-vitro fertilization (Robert
    Edwards) and SubashMukhopadyay.
  • It continues to have links to
    the British Royal Family, having had the Duke of Edinburgh as its Chancellor
    from 1953 to 2010 and Princess Anne since 2011. Other notable alumni include;
  • Charles Tupper: Prime Minister
    of Canada (1 May 1896 – 8 July 1896)
  • Hastings Banda: President of
    Malawi (1966–1994)
  • Najah al-Attar: Vice President
    of Syria (2006–present)
  • William Walker: President of
    Nicaragua (1856–1857)
  • Yun Bo-seon: President of South
    Korea (1960–1962)
  • Jang Taek-sang: Prime Minister
    of South Korea (6 May 1952 – 6 October 1952)
  • Julius Nyerere: President of
    Tanzania (1964–1985)
  • Gordon Brown: Prime Minister
  • John Russell, 1st Earl Russell:
    Prime Minister (1846–52 and 1865–66)
  • Henry Temple, 3rd Viscount
    Palmerston: Prime Minister (1855–58 and 1859–65)

University of Edinburgh scholarship

Edinburgh Global Undergraduate Maths Scholarships 

A number of scholarships are offered to Mathematics
students of outstanding ability from countries outside the European Union for
the academic session.


The Richard Davidson Undergraduate International
Scholarship for Agricultural Science

One scholarship is available for overseas students studying
a full-time programme within The Global Academy of Agriculture and Food
Security in the academic year.


Robertson International Scholarships 

The School of History, Classics, and Archaeology is
offering up to 10 undergraduate scholarships to overseas students beginning
their studies in September.


Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies International

The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies is offering
two scholarships for overseas students beginning their studies on the BVM&S
full-time programme in the academic year.


Biomedical Sciences Scholarships – Zhejiang 

Scholarships are available for international undergraduate
students at the Zhejiang University-University of Edinburgh Institute in
Haining, China


Postgraduate Scholarships

Funding for UK/EU students 

In addition to financial assistance provided by Research
Councils and charitable trusts, the University offers a number of general and
subject-specific funding schemes.


Funding for international students

In addition to financial assistance provided by UK
Government agencies and external funding sources, the University offers a
number of general and subject-specific funding schemes.


Online Distance Learning Scholarships 

The University offers several scholarships specifically for
online, part-time postgraduate programmes.



The University of Edinburgh receives approximately 60,000
applications each year, making it the second most popular university in the
United Kingdom by volume of applications.  It has the fourth highest
admission rate at UCAS in Scotland, and the eighth overall in the United
Kingdom. This institution welcomes domestic and international student. And it
can well be said that this intuition is situated in a conducive environment for
learning and research activities. Do well to check out the official website for
more information and application.

Official University

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