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The University of Edinburgh

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  • SIZE> 12,000 students

  • AGEMature

  • STATUS Private

  • RESEARCH High

  • FOCUS Comprehensive

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Influencing the world since 1583

The University of Edinburgh is one of the world's top universities, consistently ranked in the world top 50, and ranked =23rd in the QS World University Content. Our entrepreneurial and cross-disciplinary culture attracts not only students, but also staff from some 137 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.

Study with us

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

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 more than 500 undergraduate courses, 300 taught masters courses and 135 research areas.

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.

Our dynamic  culture has led to the discovery of chloroform anaesthesia, the Higgs boson particle, and had produced innovations such as Dolly the sheep – the first mammal to be genetically cloned from an adult somatic cell.

Supporting you and your studies

We provide a range of support services to help with your academic and personal needs. You will have access to academic support throughout your time with us, and if you are an international student, the  provides support and assistance to all non-UK applicants and students and our offers assistance with English language. We also have a range of services:

Contrary and employability

The University of Edinburgh is ranked ninth in the UK and 60th in the world in the latest edition of the QS Graduate Employability Content. Edinburgh graduates are also among the UK’s top earners. Our alumni earn an average salary of £49,500 within five years of leaving university.

Our can help with your career choices and offers practical advice about how to progress your career goals. From online job boards and support tools to face-to-face contact with employers. * Latest Emerging Global Employability University Ranking * Emolument.com

Edinburgh the city

Edinburgh is voted as one of the best places to live in the world. Cobbled lanes, dramatic skylines and striking architecture combine with an array of galleries, parks, gardens, pubs and restaurants. And not forgetting the biggest yearly arts festival in the world, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.  

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2017
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2018
  • 86.9
    Overall Score
  • 99.1
    Academic Reputation
  • 55.5
    Citations per Faculty
  • 96.6
    Employer Reputation
  • 83.2
    Faculty Student
  • 94.9
    International Faculty
  • 98.6
    International Students
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2015
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2017
  • 86.2
    Overall Score
  • 86.5
    Academic Reputation
  • 85
    Citations per Paper
  • 82.2
    Employer Reputation
  • 90
    H-index Citations
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2017
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Graduate Employability Ranking
  • 66.4
    Overall Score
  • 45.2
    Alumni Outcomes
  • 61.6
    Employer-Student Connections
  • 86.5
    Employer Reputation
  • 70.4
    Partnerships with Employers
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
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Number of academic faculty staff

In total
4,075
International
1,553

Number of students

28,040
Postgraduate 28%
Undergraduate 72%

Number of international students

10,551
Postgraduate 48%
Undergraduate 52%
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
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The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.

Undergraduate Offers

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411 Postgraduate Courses

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English Language Proficiency Requirements

This institution accepts IELTS!
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