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The University of Edinburgh is consistently ranked as one of the world’s top universities, and has history of providing education for over 400 years.

The University is currently ranked 19th in the QS World University Rankings and fourth in the UK for research power, with all of its departments conducting world-leading research. In 2017, it climbed up to 27th in the Times Higher Education World Rankings, and 19th in the Complete University Guide.

Edinburgh benefits from a cosmopolitan and multi-cultural learning environment of more than 13,000 postgraduate students from 137 different nations, providing a welcoming environment to all.


Students say:

"It's a very big university, both in terms of prestige and history. It takes pride in academic excellence, and it shows in my positive experience so far. Overall, I am glad I chose Edinburgh"

"Been really good. I have made friends with lots of new people and learnt lots of cool stuff"

"Couldn't imagine being anywhere else"

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About the University of Edinburgh

One of the world’s leading research universities, Edinburgh is ranked fourth in the UK for research power, based on the quality and breadth of its research. It also ranks 4th in the UK and 23rd in the world for employability, and is an excellent choice for a postgraduate education with prospects.


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Postgraduate student body breakdown
Source: HESA, 2016

Study mode
Source: HESA, 2016

This University

24% Part Time
76% Full Time

All universities (avg)

37% Part Time
63% Full Time

Student Nationality
Source: HESA, 2016


UK students


Non-UK students

Study level
Source: HESA, 2016

20,055 Undergraduate
8,595 Postgraduate

New students
Source: HESA, 2016


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