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University of Edinburgh

www.ed.ac.uk

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

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. The 2014 REF (Research Excellence Framework) rated 83% of our research as world-leading or internationally excellent, ranking us 4th in the UK and by far the most successful university in Scotland.

And, as a student at Edinburgh, you will be joining a vibrant community of like-minded intellectuals. We have one of the most diverse student populations of any Scottish university with 11,000 students from over 130 different nationalities contributing to our cosmopolitan and multicultural learning environment. 

Key facts & figures

  • We are consistently ranked as one of the best 50 universities in the world. (Times Higher Education World University Ranking (2016/2017). We are currently 23rd in the QS World University Ranking (2017/2018)
  • Six months after graduating, 90 per cent of our students are in employment or postgraduate study (Latest Emerging Global Employability University Ranking).
  • We are currently ranked 3rd in the top sporting universities in the UK (BUCS University Sport Table 2016/2017).
  • We're ranked 13th in the world's most international universities. Students from two-thirds of the world's countries study here (Times Higher Education: The World's Most International Universities 2017).
  • We are 4th in the UK for research power, based on the quality and breadth of our research (Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014).
  • Edinburgh is ranked the second best student city in the UK (QS Best Student Cities 2017).

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Edinburgh Global
The University of Edinburgh
33 Buccleuch Place
Edinburgh, EH8 9JT

t: +44 (0)131 650 4296

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Edinburgh Global
The University of Edinburgh
33 Buccleuch Place
Edinburgh, EH8 9JT

t: +44 (0)131 650 4296

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