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Postgraduate programmes at the University of Edinburgh

We offer over 300 taught masters courses and 135 research areas. Study with us and you will enjoy expert teaching from leading academics, at a university respected around the world for its innovation and research excellence. We also offer first-class facilities and support, in a city steeped in history and culture.

Quality teaching and research

The 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) rated 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.

All our postgraduates benefit from this inspiring research culture. The academics involved in your teaching and learning are leaders in their fields, and the University is dedicated to delivering high-quality, innovative teaching. The latest report from the Quality Assurance Agency awarded us the highest rating possible for the quality of the student learning experience. 

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.

Contrary and employability

Ranked 23rd in the world for employability (2015 Global Employability University Content) a qualification from the University of Edinburgh will put amongst the UK’s top earners*. Study with us and we will help develop the life skills and confidence that will help you realise your career aspirations.


Industry links and innovation

Edinburgh was one of the first UK universities to develop commercial links with industry, government and the professions. Our commercialisation office, Edinburgh Research and Innovation (ERI), has helped to launch 417 companies since 1967. ERI can help you take your first step to market, whether its’s through collaborative research, licencing technology or providing consultancy services.

Outstanding Facilities

During the last five years we have invested £80 million to maintain and enhance our teaching and learning spaces and we’re investing more than £1 billion in the next few years. You will have access to 10 libraries, state-of-the-art laboratories, and world class sports facilities, including over 60 sports clubs.

Our programmes

and join us for the unique Edinburgh experience.

Our Schools 

Programs available

Postgraduate - Faculties/Departments and Programs

    Business School

    Edinburgh College of Art

    Edinburgh Medical School: Biomedical Sciences

    Edinburgh Medical School: Clinical Sciences

    Edinburgh Medical School: Medicine

    Edinburgh Medical School: Molecular, Genetic & Population Health Sciences

    School of Education (Moray House)

    School of Health in Social Science

    School of History, Classics & Archaeology

    School of Informatics

    School of Law

    School of Literatures, Languages & Cultures

    School of Mathematics

    School of Philosophy, Psychology & Language Sciences

    School of Physics & Astronomy

    Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies

    School of Biological Sciences

    School of Chemistry

    School of Divinity

    School of Economics

    School of Engineering

    School of GeoSciences

    School of Social & Political Science

University Highlights

Total students - 28,040


International students - 10,551


Total faculty staff - 4,075


Total students - 28,040


International students - 10,551


Total faculty staff - 4,075


Postgraduate Program

12,000 - 14,000
The fees above are an indicative annual course fee in US dollars. Please note that course fees will vary. Always check the exact cost of the program and bear in mind likely additional expenses.
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