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  • International Fees From

    £16,700 UG
    £17,400 PG

  • World Ranking

    =27th in Times HE
    32nd in Shanghai

  • Students

    18,200 UG
    7,800 PG

  • International

    25%

  • Employability

    94.6%

  • Accommodation

    from £102.90 p/w

Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh EH8 9YL, United Kingdom

Edinburgh is located on the east coast of Scotland and is the capital city of Scotland. It has a rich history and is a UNESCO world heritage site. The population of Edinburgh is just under half a million. Edinburgh has its own airport and there are direct flights to many European destinations including to Heathrow and Amsterdam (Schipol) with onwards connecting flights across the globe. The typical lowest average temperature in Edinburgh is in January, 1.5 degree. In July, the warmest month of the year, the average high temperature is between 16-20 degrees.

  • History

    Edinburgh University was founded in 1583 as “the Town’s College” by the Edinburgh town council under a charter granted in 1582 by King James VI, who later became King James I of England. In 1621 an act of the Scottish Parliament accorded all the rights and privileges of Scotland’s three older universities to the Town’s College, after which it gradually assumed the name of the University of Edinburgh. The university initially consisted of a liberal arts college and a school of divinity. Schools of medicine and law were established in the early 18th century, and faculties of music, science, arts, social sciences, and veterinary medicine were subsequently added.

    Location

    Edinburgh has 5 campuses. The main Central area houses most of the faculty buildings and is centrally located in the city. The other campuses are; Little France-medical research facility, Kings Buildings-science and engineering based here, Easter Bush-veterinary sciences housed here and Western General-where the western general hospital is based and where the medical education centre is. The main hall of residence, Pollock which houses 1,900 students is near the Central area campus-just over a mile away. The distances between the other campuses and the main Central area are; Little France-2.8 miles, Easter Bush-7.1 miles, Western General-3.1 miles, Kings Buildings-2.8 miles.

    Ranking

    University of Edinburgh is currently ranked =27th in the Times Higher Education rankings. Edinburgh is ranked 32nd in the Shanghai Tong Jaio rankings. Edinburgh is a member of the Russell group of universities.
    University of Edinburgh is ranked =145th in the National Student Survey Satisfaction rankings.

    International

    Approximately each year around 25% of all Edinburgh’s students come from overseas. The alumni body at Edinburgh comprises of students from 240 different countries.

    Size

    Edinburgh has over 26,000 students, 18,200 (over 70%) are undergraduate and approximately 7,800 are postgraduate students.

    Employment

    HESA government statistics show that 94.6% of Edinburgh’s graduates are in employment or in further education 6 months after graduation. However, a breakdown of post-graduation employment by course, showing the split into professional/managerial positions, rather than general employment figures, is available from Unistats an independent source of university data. For more information, please visit the REF Information page.

    Facilities

    Edinburgh has over 240 societies and clubs. The university also has several student union buildings: The Potterrow has shops, banks as well as a venue holding 1,000 people. The Teviot has various rooms including a debating hall. Pleasance has a theatre and year round programme of live comedy, film and theatre performances.

    Sports facilities centrally include a swimming pool, gym. 2.5 miles from the city centre is the Peffermill playing fields with floodlit artificial pitches, multiple rugby & hockey pitches.

    80 miles from Edinburgh is the university’s Firbush outdoor centre-offering sailing, windsurfing, mountain biking and cross country skiing and other outdoor pursuits.

    Accommodation

    There are catered halls of residence at Pollock Halls which is a large complex offering accommodation for around 1,900 students and catered accommodation for 650 of these students. There are single en suite rooms, as well as twin en suite rooms available.

    The lowest price for a single room with shared bathroom and kitchen facilities is £102.90 per week.
    An example price for catered accommodation is £195.00 per week at Chancellors Court.

    Cost

    Please note Scottish undergraduate honours degrees typically take 4 years to complete.

    International students
    International undergraduate tuition fee examples – BA or BSc:
    Fees for full time undergraduate courses start at £16,700 for Archeology rising to £21,900 for Artificial Intelligence and up to £29,600 to study Veterinary Medicine.

    International postgraduate taught tuition fee examples – MA or MSc:
    Full time masters (taught) postgraduate course fees start at £17,400 for Advanced Nurse Practice, rise to £20,700 for Animal Biosciences up to £25,900 to study Cognitive Science.

    Subject Areas

    REF (Research Excellence Framework) was an independent government review conducted into the quality of research at UK universities and published in December 2014. This information highlights subjects of specialism within each university. We have listed all subject areas where at least 60% of the research conducted in these specific fields has been graded 3 or 4 stars. (4 stars being the highest ranking REF award). For more information, please visit the REF Information page.

    • Agriculture, Veterinary and Food Science
    • Anthropology and Development Studies
    • Architecture, Built Environment and Planning
    • Area Studies
    • Biological Sciences
    • Business and Management Studies
    • Chemistry
    • Classics
    • Clinical Medicine
    • Computer Science and Informatics
    • Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences
    • Economics and Econometrics
    • Education
    • English Language and Literature
    • General Engineering
    • History
    • Law
    • Mathematical Sciences
    • Modern Languages and Linguistics
    • Music, Drama, Dance and Performing Arts
    • Philosophy
    • Physics
    • Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience
    • Social Work and Social Policy and Administration
    • Sociology
    • Sport and Exercise Sciences, Leisure and Tourism
    • Theology, Religious Studies

    Online Courses

    Edinburgh offers a wide range of over 60 online masters and certificate programmes as well as some MOOC (Massive online open courses) courses which are free of charge. Many of the courses are medically focused, such as Clinical Opthalmology, Paediatric Emergency Medicine. Also there are Veterinary courses-Equine Science, International Animal Welfare, Environmental courses-Global Environment Challenges, as well as LLM Law and MSc in History.

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