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Key statistics

Total UG Students Total PG Students International Student Student Faculty Ratio
23,301 13,190 37% 12:5


The University of Edinburg founded in 1583 is the sixth oldest university in the English-speaking world and one of Scotland's ancient universities. The university is deeply embedded in the fabric of the city of Edinburgh, with many of the buildings in the historic Old Town belonging to the university.

It is made up of three colleges: Humanities and Social Science, Science and Engineering, and Medicine and Veterinary Medicine. Within these three colleges, there are 20 academic schools.

In total, the university attracts around 35,000 students, the majority of which study within the College of Humanities and Social Science, the largest of its colleges.

Its College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine is reputed to be a world-leader in its field. It offers a range of ways to study, from on-campus taught programmes to online part-time study.The  dynamic research culture has led to the discovery of chloroform anaesthesia and 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.


UoE is an internationally-focussed university and welcomes students from all corners of the globe, with the majority coming from China and the United States. The entrepreneurial and cross-disciplinary culture of the university  attracts not only students but also staff from some 137 countries, which creates a unique Edinburgh experience. The university  provides a stimulating working, learning and teaching environment with access to excellent facilities and attracts  the world's best, from Nobel Prize winning laureates to future explorers, pioneers and inventors.

The university  provides a range of support services to help with your academic and personal needs. You will have access to academic support throughout your time , and  the International Office provides support and assistance to all non-UK applicants and students.Its students can also take advance of the Go Abroad Fund, which provides grants for 250 or students to have a short-term international experience each year. Additionally, students are also encouraged to either study or work abroad as part of their course.

The university receives over £200 million in research income. It spends over £26 million on prizes, scholarships, studentships and bursaries. At around £317 million, it has the third largest endowment of any UK university after Oxford and Cambridge.

A total of 20 Nobel laureates are affiliated with the University of Edinburgh. These include winners of Prizes in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Peace, Literature and the Memorial Prize in Economic Science.

Situated in the heart of the historic capital of Scotland, the city of Edinburgh is home to the Scottish Parliament, an ancient volcanic rock and an iconic castle.

Notable Alumni

·        Sir Chris Hoy – former track cyclist and one of Great Britain's most successful Olympic athletes of all time, with 6 gold medals and 1 silver.

·        Dame Katherine Grainger – rower with 5 Olympic medals, Great Britain's most decorated female Olympian.

·        Gordon Brown – former Labour Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Exchequer of the United Kingdom.

·        J.K. Rowling – British novelist, screenwriter and film producer best known for the Harry Potter series.

·        Ian Rankin – crime writer, best known for his Inspector Rebus novels.

·        Kirsty Wark – journalist and TV presenter, known for presenting Newsnight.

·        David Hume – philosopher, historian, and economist who influenced and collaborated with Adam Smith.

·        Joseph Black – physician and chemist, known for his discoveries of magnesium, latent and specific heat, and carbon dioxide.

·        Charles Darwin – naturalist, geologist and biologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution.

·        Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – writer and physician, most noted for creating the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes.




English Language Requirements

·        English language requirements vary between degrees.

·        The university accepts the following English language qualifications: IELTS; TOEFL-iBT; PTE; CAE; CPE; iGCSE; Trinty ISE.


·        Please refer to the university website for specific language requirements required for each course.


IELTS Requirements: Standard XII, English 70% (or 60% from West Bengal Exam Board)
                                  • IELTS: 6.5 (no component under 6.0)

Undergraduate entry requirements for students from India.

 minimum requirements, students are also expected to satisfy specific subject requirements relating to the degree to which they are applying.

Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

CBSE All India Senior School Certificate Examination (SSC), CISCE Indian School Certificate (ISC) Standard XII: overall 80% with three subjects at 75% including English.

Science and Engineering

All India (SSC, HSSC) or awarded by other state boards. We require the Award of Certificate with five subjects at Class XII, with an overall average of 80% or above and 80% in all required subjects as stated in our prospectus, or 85% where we require a grade A at SQA Higher/GCE A level.

Advanced entry into Year 2 (Science & Engineering)

Advanced entry direct into Year 2 of many of our Science and Engineering degree programmes is possible for applicants who demonstrate exceptional academic achievement in the Higher Secondary School Certificate, but only where awarded by CBSE, CISCE or West Bengal State Board. Advanced entry is not offered for any of our Mathematics programmes or for many joint degrees, but for all other programmes, advanced entry into to Year 2 is possible. For advanced entry applicants must achieve the award of Certificate with minimum of five subjects at Class XII, with an overall average of 85% or above and minimum 85% in all required subjects as stated in our prospectus.


Entry from High School (MBChB)

Minimum entrance requirements:

CBSE All India Senior School Certificate Examination (SSC) or CISCE Indian School Certificate (ISC) Standard XII with five subjects at Class XII, with an overall average of 85% and grades of 85% or higher in Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics or Physics and English.


Postgraduate entry requirements for students from India.

In order to qualify for entry to Master’s study at the University of Edinburgh, you must have a good degree from a highly ranked university in India.

Entry requirements will vary, depending on the intended programme of study. However, the minimum score you should have achieved is 60% or more in your Bachelor's study.

Applicants who hold an Indian Master's degree may be considered for admission to PhD study at Edinburgh.

Graduate entry to Medicine (MBChB)

Applicants with an undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline will be considered for the 6 year programme.



Accounting and Business (MA)

Accounting and Finance (MA)

Ancient and Medieval History (MA)

Ancient History (MA) 

Ancient History and Classical Archaeology (MA)

Ancient History and Greek (MA) 

Ancient History and Latin (MA)

Ancient Mediterranean Civilisations (MA)

Animation (BA)

Applied Mathematics (BSc)

Applied Sport Science (BSc) 

Arabic (MA) 

Arabic and Ancient Greek (MA) 

Arabic and Business (MA) 

Arabic and Economics (MA)

Arabic and French (MA)

Arabic and History (MA) 

Arabic and History of Art (MA)

Arabic and Persian (MA) 

Arabic and Politics (MA)

Arabic and Religious Studies (MA)

Arabic and Social Anthropology (MA)

Arabic and Spanish (MA)

Archaeology (MA)

Archaeology and Ancient History (MA)

Archaeology and Social Anthropology (MA)

Architectural History and Archaeology (MA)

Architectural History and Heritage (MA)

Architecture (BA/MA)

Art (BA) 

Artificial Intelligence (BSc) 

Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science (BSc)

Artificial Intelligence and Mathematics (BSc) 

Artificial Intelligence and Software Engineering (BEng)

Artificial Intelligence with Management (BEng) 

Astrophysics (BSc)

Astrophysics (MPhys)B

Biological Sciences (BSc)

Biological Sciences (Biochemistry) (BSc) 

Biological Sciences (Biotechnology) (BSc) 

Biological Sciences (Cell Biology) (BSc)

Biological Sciences (Development, Regeneration and Stem Cells) (BSc) 

Biological Sciences (Ecology) (BSc)

Biological Sciences (Evolutionary Biology) (BSc)

Biological Sciences (Genetics) (BSc) 

Biological Sciences (Immunology) (BSc)

Biological Sciences (Molecular Biology) (BSc)

Biological Sciences (Molecular Genetics) (BSc) 

Biological Sciences (Plant Science) (BSc) 

Biological Sciences (Zoology) (BSc) 

Biological Sciences with Management (BSc)

Biomedical Sciences (BSc) 

Business and Economics (MA)

Business and Geography (MA)

Business and Law (MA)

Business Management (MA)

Business with Decision Analytics (MA)

Business with Enterprise and Innovation (MA)

Business with Human Resource Management (MA)

Business with Marketing (MA)

Business with Strategic Economics (MA) 

Celtic (MA) 

 Celtic and Archaeology (MA)

Celtic and English Language (MA)

Celtic and English Literature (MA) 

Celtic and French (MA)

Celtic and German (MA)

Celtic and Linguistics (MA)

Celtic and Scandinavian Studies (MA) 

Celtic and Scottish History (MA) 

Celtic and Scottish Literature (MA)

Chemical Engineering (MEng)

Chemical Engineering (BEng)

Chemical Physics (BSc) 

Chemical Physics (MChemPhys) 

Chemistry (MChem)

Chemistry (BSc)

Childhood Practice (BA)Chinese (MA)

Chinese and Economics (MA) 

Chinese and French (MA)

Chinese and German (MA)

Chinese and History (MA) 

Chinese and Italian (MA)

Chinese and Linguistics (MA)

Chinese and Russian Studies (MA)

Chinese and Spanish (MA) 

Civil Engineering (MEng)

Civil Engineering (BEng) 

Classical and Middle East Studies (MA)

Classical Archaeology and Greek (MA)

Classical Archaeology and Latin (MA)

Classical Studies (MA)

Classics (MA) 

Classics and English Language (MA)

Classics and Linguistics (MA)

Cognitive Science (BSc) 

Cognitive Science (Humanities) (MA)

Community Education (BA)

Computational Physics (MPhys)

Computational Physics (BSc)

Computer Science (BEng) 

Computer Science (BSc) 

Computer Science and Management Science (BSc) 

Computer Science and Mathematics (BSc)

Computer Science and Physics (BSc)

Computer Science with Management (BEng) 

Divinity (BD)

Divinity - Graduate Entry (MDiv)

Divinity and Classics (MA)

Ecological and Environmental Sciences (BSc) 

Ecological and Environmental Sciences with Management (BSc)

Economic History (MA)

Economics (MA)

Economics and Accounting (MA)

Economics and Economic History (MA)

Economics and Mathematics (MA)

Economics and Politics (MA) 

Economics and Sociology (MA)

Economics and Statistics (MA)

Economics with Environmental Studies (MA)

Economics with Finance (MA)

Economics with Management Science (MA)

Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (BEng) 

Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (MEng)

Electronics and Computer Science (MEng) 

Electronics and Electrical Engineering (MEng)

Electronics and Electrical Engineering (BEng)

Engineering (BEng/MEng) 

English and Scottish Literature (MA)

English Language (MA) 

English Language and Literature (MA)

English Literature (MA)

English Literature and Classics (MA)

English Literature and History (MA)

Environmental Geoscience (BSc)


Fashion (BA)

Film and Television (BA)

Finance and Business (MA)

Fine Art (5-year programme) (MA)

French (MA)

French and Business (MA)

French and Classics (MA)

French and English Language (MA)

French and English Literature (MA)

French and German (MA)

French and History(MA)

 French and History of Art (MA)

French and Italian (MA)

French and Linguistics (MA)

French and Philosophy (MA)

French and Politics (MA)

French and Portuguese (MA)

French and Russian Studies (MA) 

French and Scandinavian Studies (MA) 

French and Scottish Literature (MA)

French and Social Policy (MA)

French and Spanish (MA) G

Geography (MA)

Geography (BSc)

Geography and Archaeology (MA)

Geography and Economics (MA)

Geography and Politics (MA)

Geography and Social Anthropology (MA)

Geography and Social Policy (MA)

Geography and Sociology (MA)

Geography with Environmental Studies (MA)

Geology (MEarthSci) 

Geology (BSc)

Geology and Physical Geography (MEarthSci)

Geology and Physical Geography (BSc) 

Geophysics (MEarthPhys)

Geophysics (BSc)

Geophysics and Geology (BSc)

Geophysics and Geology (MEarthPhys) 

Geophysics and Geology with Professional Placement (MEarthPhys)

Geophysics and Meteorology (MEarthPhys) 

Geophysics and Meteorology (BSc)

Geophysics and Meteorology with Professional Placement (MEarthPhys)

Geophysics with Professional Placement (MEarthPhys)

German (MA)

German and Business (MA)

German and Classics (MA)

German and English Language (MA)

German and English Literature (MA)

German and History (MA)

German and History of Art (MA)

German and Italian (MA)

German and Linguistics (MA)

German and Philosophy (MA)

German and Politics (MA)

German and Portuguese (MA)

German and Russian Studies (MA) 

German and Scandinavian Studies (MA)

German and Scottish Literature (MA)

German and Social Policy (MA)

German and Spanish (MA)

Government, Policy and Society (MA)

Government, Policy and Society with Quantitative Methods (MA)

Graphic Design (BA)

Greek Studies (MA)

Health, Science and Society (MA)

History (MA)

History and Archaeology (MA)

History and Classics (MA)

History and Politics (MA)

History and Scottish History (MA)

History of Art (MA)

History of Art and Architectural History (MA)

History of Art and Chinese Studies (MA) 

History of Art and English Literature (MA) 

History of Art and History of Music (MA)

History of Art and Scottish Literature (MA)

Illustration (BA)

Infectious Diseases (BSc)

Informatics (5-year undergraduate Masters Programme) (MInf)

Interior Design (BA)

Intermedia Art (BA)

International Business (MA)

International Business with Arabic (MA) 

International Business with Chinese (MA)

International Business with French (MA)

International Business with German (MA)

International Business with Italian (MA)

International Business with Japanese (MA)

International Business with Russian (MA) 

International Business with Spanish (MA)

International Relations (MA)

International Relations and International Law (MA)

International Relations with Quantitative Methods (MA)

Islamic Studies (MA)

Italian (MA) 

Italian and Business (MA)

Italian and Classics (MA)

Italian and English Language (MA) 

Italian and English Literature (MA) 

Italian and History (MA)

Italian and History of Art (MA) 

Italian and Linguistics (MA)

Italian and Philosophy (MA)

Italian and Politics (MA)

Italian and Portuguese (MA) 

Italian and Russian Studies (MA) 

Italian and Scandinavian Studies (MA)

Italian and Scottish Literature (MA)

Italian and Social Policy (MA) 

Italian and Spanish (MA) 

Japanese (MA)

Japanese and Linguistics (MA)

Jewellery and Silversmithing (BA) 

Landscape Architecture (MA)

Latin Studies (MA)

Law (Graduate Entry) (LLB)

Law (Ordinary and Honours) (LLB) 

Law and Accountancy (LLB)

Law and Business (LLB) 

Law and Celtic (LLB)

Law and Economics (LLB)

Law and French (LLB)

Law and German (LLB)

Law and History (LLB)

Law and International Relations (LLB)

Law and Politics (LLB)

Law and Social Anthropology (LLB) 

Law and Social Policy (LLB)

Law and Sociology (LLB)

Law and Spanish (LLB)

Linguistics (MA) 

Linguistics and English Language (MA) 

Linguistics and Social Anthropology (MA)

Mathematical Physics (MPhys)

Mathematical Physics (BSc)

Mathematics (BSc)

Mathematics (MA)

Mathematics and Biology (BSc) 

Mathematics and Business (BSc) 

Mathematics and Music (BSc)

Mathematics and Physics (BSc)

Mathematics and Statistics (BSc) 

Mathematics with Management (BSc) 

Mechanical Engineering (MEng)

Mechanical Engineering (BEng)

Medical Sciences (BSc)

Medicinal and Biological Chemistry (MChem)

Medicinal and Biological Chemistry (BSc)

Medicine (6-year programme) (MBChB) 

Middle Eastern Studies (MA)

MMath (MMath) 

Music (BMus)

Music (MA)

Music Technology (BMus)

Neuroscience (BSc) 

Nursing Studies (BN) 

Oral Health Sciences (BSc)

Painting (BA)

Performance Costume (BA)

Persian and English Literature (MA) 

Persian and Middle Eastern Studies (MA)

Persian and Politics (MA)

Persian and Social Anthropology (MA)

Persian Studies (MA) 

Pharmacology (BSc)

Philosophy (MA) 

Philosophy and Economics (MA) 

Philosophy and English Language (MA)

Philosophy and English Literature (MA)

Philosophy and Greek (MA)

Philosophy and Linguistics (MA)

Philosophy and Mathematics (MA) 

Philosophy and Politics (MA) 

Philosophy and Psychology (MA)

Philosophy and Scottish Literature (MA) 

Philosophy and Theology (MA)

Photography (BA) 

Physical Education (MA)

Physics (BSc)

Physics (MPhys) 

Physics and Music (BSc)

Physics with a Year Abroad (MPhys) 

Physics with Meteorology (BSc) 

Physics with Meteorology (MPhys)

Physiology (BSc)

Politics (MA)

Politics and Economic and Social History (MA)

Politics with Quantitative Methods (MA)

Portuguese and Business (MA)

Portuguese and English Language (MA)

Portuguese and English Literature (MA)

Portuguese and History (MA)

Portuguese and History of Art (MA)

Portuguese and Linguistics (MA)

Portuguese and Philosophy (MA)

Portuguese and Politics (MA)

Portuguese and Russian Studies (MA)

Portuguese and Scandinavian Studies (MA)

Portuguese and Scottish Literature (MA)

Portuguese and Social Policy (MA) 

Primary Education with Gaelic (Fluent Speakers) (MA)

Primary Education with Gaelic (Learners) (MA)

Product Design (BA)

Psychology (BSc)

Psychology (MA)

Psychology and Business (MA) 

Psychology and Economics (MA)

Psychology and Linguistics (MA) 

Religious Studies (MA)

Religious Studies and English Literature (MA)

Religious Studies and Scottish Literature (MA)

Reproductive Biology (BSc)

Russian Studies (MA)

Russian Studies and Business (MA) 

Russian Studies and Classics (MA) 

Russian Studies and English Language (MA) 

Russian Studies and English Literature (MA)

Russian Studies and History (MA) 

Russian Studies and History of Art (MA) 

Russian Studies and Linguistics (MA)

Russian Studies and Philosophy (MA) 

Russian Studies and Politics (MA)

Russian Studies and Scandinavian Studies (MA)

Russian Studies and Scottish Literature (MA) 

Russian Studies and Social Policy (MA)

Russian Studies and Spanish (MA)

Scandinavian Studies (Danish, Norwegian, Swedish) (MA)

Scandinavian Studies and Classics (MA) 

Scandinavian Studies and English Language (MA)

Scandinavian Studies and English Literature (MA) 

Scandinavian Studies and History (MA) 

Scandinavian Studies and Linguistics (MA)

Scandinavian Studies and Philosophy (MA)

Scandinavian Studies and Politics (MA) 

Scandinavian Studies and Scottish Literature (MA) 

Scandinavian Studies and Social Policy (MA)

Scandinavian Studies and Spanish (MA)

Scottish Ethnology (MA)

Scottish Ethnology and Archaeology (MA)

Scottish Ethnology and Celtic (MA)

Scottish Ethnology and English Language (MA)

Scottish Ethnology and English Literature (MA)

Scottish Ethnology and Scandinavian Studies (MA)

Scottish Ethnology and Scottish History (MA)

Scottish Ethnology and Scottish Literature (MA)

Scottish Literature (MA)

Scottish Literature and Classics (MA) 

Scottish Literature and History (MA)

Scottish Literature and Scottish History (MA)

Scottish Studies (MA) 

Sculpture (BA)

Social Anthropology (MA)

Social Anthropology and Politics (MA)

Social Anthropology and Social Policy (MA) 

Social Anthropology with Development (MA)

Social Anthropology with Social History (MA)

Social Policy and Economics (MA)

Social Policy and Law (MA)

Social Policy and Politics (MA) 

Social Policy and Social and Economic History (MA)

Social Policy and Sociology (MA) 

Social Policy with Quantitative Methods (MA)

Social Work (BSc)

Sociology (MA)

Sociology and Politics (MA) 

Sociology and Psychology (MA) 

Sociology and Social Anthropology (MA)

Sociology with Quantitative Methods (MA)

Software Engineering (BEng) 

Software Engineering with Management (BEng) 

Spanish (MA)

Spanish and Business (MA) 

Spanish and Classics (MA)

Spanish and English Language (MA)

Spanish and English Literature (MA)

Spanish and History (MA) 

Spanish and History of Art (MA)

Spanish and Linguistics (MA)

Spanish and Philosophy (MA)

Spanish and Politics (MA)

Spanish and Portuguese (MA)

Spanish and Scottish Literature (MA)

Spanish and Social Policy (MA)

Sport and Recreation Management (BSc)

Structural and Fire Safety Engineering (MEng)

Structural and Fire Safety Engineering (BEng)

Structural Engineering with Architecture (BEng)

Structural Engineering with Architecture (MEng)

Sustainable Development (MA)

Textiles (BA)

Theology (MA)

Theoretical Physics (MPhys)

Theoretical Physics (BSc)V

Veterinary Medicine (5-year programme) (BVM&S)

Veterinary Medicine (Graduate Entry Programme - 4-year programme) (BVM&S)



Accounting & Finance MSc

Accounting and Society (Online Distance Learning) MSc

Acoustics & Music Technology MSc

Advanced Arabic MSc

Advanced Chemical Engineering MSc

Advanced Clinical Practice (Online Distance Learning) MVetSci, PgDip, PgCert, PgProfDev

Advanced Design Informatics MSc

Advanced Professional Studies (Adult Protection) PgCert

Advanced Social Work Studies (Mental Health Officer Award) PgCert

Advanced Sustainable Design MSc

Advancing Nursing Practice MSc, PgCert, PgDip

Africa & International Development MSc

Africa & International Development (Online Distance Learning) PgCert

African Studies MSc

American History MSc

Anatomical Sciences (Online Distance Learning) PgDip, PgCert, PgProfDev

Ancient History MSc

Ancient Philosophy MSc

Animal Biosciences MSc

Animal Breeding & Genetics MSc, PgDip

Animation Master of Fine Art

Applied Animal Behaviour & Animal Welfare MSc

Applied Geoscience (Geoenergy) MSc

Applied Linguistics MSc, Diploma

Applied Psychology (Healthcare) For Children & Young People MSc

Archaeology MSc

Architectural & Urban Design MSc

Architectural Conservation MSc

Architectural History & Theory MSc

Architectural Project Management (Online Distance Learning) MSc

Architecture, Master of (ARB/RIBA Part 2) MArch ARB Pt 2

Art in the Global Middle Ages MSc

Art, Space & Nature Master of Fine Art, MA (eca)

Artificial Intelligence MSc

Banking & Risk MSc

Biblical Studies MTh, MSc

Biochemistry MSc, PgDip

Biodiversity & Taxonomy of Plants MSc, PgDip

Biodiversity, Wildlife & Ecosystem Health (Online Distance Learning) MSc, PgCert, PgDip, PgProfDev

Bioinformatics MSc, PgDip

Biotechnology MSc, PgDip

Book History & Material Culture MSc

Business Administration, Master of MBA

Business Analytics MSc

Carbon Capture & Storage MSc

Carbon Finance MSc

Carbon Innovation (Online Distance Learning) PgCert

Carbon Management MSc

Carbon Management (Online Distance Learning) MSc

Celtic & Scottish Studies MSc

Childhood Studies MSc

Children & Young People's Mental Health & Psychological Practice MSc

Children & Young People’s Mental Health & Psychological Practice (Online Distance Learning) MSc, PgDip, PgCert

Chinese Society & Culture MSc

Chinese Studies MCS

Classical Art & Archaeology MSc

Classics MSc

Climate Change Management (Online Distance Learning) PgCert

Clinical Animal Behaviour (Online Distance Learning) PgProfDev

Clinical Education (Online Distance Learning) MSc, PgCert, PgDip

Clinical Management of Pain (Online Distance Learning) MSc, PgDip, PgCert, PgProfDev

Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (Online Distance Learning) MSc

Clinical Ophthalmology (Online Distance Learning) ChM (Clinical Ophthalmology)

Clinical Psychology DClinPsych

Clinical Trials (Online Distance Learning) MSc, PgCert, PgDip

Cognition in Science & Society MSc

Cognitive Science MSc

Commercial Law LLM

Comparative & European Private Law LLM

Comparative Literature MSc

Comparative Public Policy MSc

Composition To be confirmed

Composition for Screen MSc

Computational Applied Mathematics MSc

Computational Mathematical Finance MSc, PgDip

Computer Science MSc

Conservation Medicine (Online Distance Learning) MVetSci, PgDip, PgCert, PgProfDev

Contemporary Art Practice Master of Fine Art, MA (eca)

Contemporary Art Theory MFA

Contemporary History MSc

Corporate Law LLM

Counselling MCouns, PgCert, PgDip

Counselling (Interpersonal Dialogue) MCouns

Counselling Studies MSc

Creative Writing MSc

Criminal Law & Criminal Justice LLM

Criminology & Criminal Justice MSc

Cultural Landscapes MSc

Cultural Studies MSc

Dance Science & Education MSc, PgDip

Data Science MSc

Data Science, Technology & Innovation (Online Distance Learning) MSc, PgDip, PgCert, PgProfDev

Design & Digital Media MSc

Design Informatics MSc

Design Informatics Master of Fine Art, MA (eca)

Developmental Cognitive Science MSc

Developmental Linguistics MSc

Digital Composition & Performance MSc

Digital Education (Online Distance Learning) MSc, PgDip, PgCert

Digital Media Design (Online Distance Learning) MSc

Digital Society MSc

Drug Discovery & Protein Biotechnology (Online Distance Learning) MSc, PgDip, PgCert, PgProfDev

Drug Discovery & Translational Biology MSc, PgDip

Earth Observation & Geoinformation Management MSc

East Asian Relations MSc

Ecological Economics MSc

Economics / Economics (Econometrics) / Economics (Finance) MSc

Ecosystem Services MSc

Education MSc

Educational Research MSc

Electrical Power Engineering MSc

Electronics MSc

Energy, Society and Sustainability MSc

English Language MSc

English Literature: Literature & Modernity: 1900 to the Present MSc

English Literature: Literature & Society: Enlightenment, Romantic & Victorian MSc

English Literature: US Literature - Cultural Values from Revolution to Empire MSc

Entrepreneurship & Innovation MSc

Environment & Development MSc

Environment, Culture & Society MSc

Environmental Protection & Management MSc

Environmental Sustainability MSc

Epistemology, Ethics & Mind (Online Distance Learning) MSc, PgDip, PgCert

Equine Science (Online Distance Learning) MSc, PgDip, PgCert, PgProfDev

European Archaeology MSc

European Law LLM

European Masters in Landscape Architecture European Masters

Evolution of Language & Cognition MSc

Evolutionary Genetics MSc, PgDip

Executive Master of Business Administration MBA

Family Medicine (Online Distance Learning) MFM

Fashion Master of Fine Art

Film Directing Master of Fine Art, MA (eca)

Film Studies MSc

Film, Exhibition & Curation MSc

Finance MSc

Financial Mathematics MSc

Financial Modelling & Optimization MSc, PgDip

Food Security MSc

General Surgery (Online Distance Learning) ChM (General Surgery)

Geographical Information Science MSc

Geographical Information Science & Archaeology MSc

Glass Master of Fine Art, MA (eca)

Global Challenges (Online Distance Learning) MSc, PgCert

Global Crime, Justice & Security MSc

Global Development Challenges (Online Distance Learning) PgCert

Global eHealth (Online Distance Learning) MSc, PgCert, PgDip, PgProfDev

Global Environment & Climate Change Law LLM

Global Environment Challenges (Online Distance Learning) PgCert

Global Environment, Politics & Society MSc

Global Health & Infectious Diseases (Online Distance Learning) MSc, PgDip, PgCert, PgProfDev

Global Health Challenges (Online Distance Learning) PgCert, PgProfDev

Global Health Policy MSc

Global Health Policy (Online Distance Learning) PgCert

Global Health Studies (Online Distance Learning) PgCert

Graphic Design Master of Fine Art, MA (eca)


Health Policy MSc

High Performance Computing MSc, PgDip

High Performance Computing with Data Science MSc

History MSc

History (Online Distance Learning) To be confirmed

History of Art, Theory & Display MSc

Human Anatomy MSc

Human Cognitive Neuropsychology MSc

Human Complex Trait Genetics MSc, PgDip

Human Osteoarchaeology MSc

Human Resource Management MSc

Human Rights LLM

Illustration Master of Fine Art, MA (eca)

Imaging (Online Distance Learning) MSc, PgDip, PgCert, PgProfDev

Inclusive Education MSc, PgDip, PgCert

Informatics MSc

Information Technology Law (Online Distance Learning) LLM

Innovation, Technology & the Law LLM

Innovation, Technology & the Law (Online Distance Learning) LLM

Intellectual History MSc

Intellectual Property Law LLM

Intellectual Property Law (Online Distance Learning) LLM

Interior Design MA (eca)

Internal Medicine (Online Distance Learning) MSc, PgCert, PgDip

International & European Politics MSc

International Animal Health (Online Distance Learning) MSc, PgDip, PgCert, PgProfDev

International Animal Welfare, Ethics & Law (Online Distance Learning) MSc, PgDip, PgCert, PgProfDev

International Banking Law & Finance LLM

International Business & Emerging Markets MSc

International Commercial Law & Practice (Online Distance Learning) LLM

International Development MSc

International Development (Online Distance Learning) MSc, PgCert, PgDip

International Economic Law LLM

International Human Resource Management MSc

International Law LLM

International Master of Science in Fire Safety Engineering MSc

International Political Theory MSc

International Relations MSc

International Relations of the Middle East MSc

International Relations of the Middle East with Advanced Arabic MSc

International Relations of the Middle East with Arabic MSc

Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies MSc

Japanese Society & Culture MSc

Jewellery Master of Fine Art

Landscape & Wellbeing MSc

Landscape Architecture MLA

Language Teaching MSc, PgDip

Late Antique, Islamic & Byzantine Studies MSc


Law (Online Distance Learning) LLM

Law (Online Distance Learning) PgCert

Law & Chinese LLM

Learning for Sustainability MSc, PgDip, PgCert

Linguistics MSc

Making Use of Digital Research (Online Distance Learning) PgCert

Management MSc

Management of Bioeconomy, Innovation & Governance MSc

Marine Systems & Policies MSc

Marketing MSc

Marketing & Business Analysis MSc

Material Practice MSc

Materials Chemistry MSc

Mathematical Physics MSc

Medical Anthropology MSc

Medical Law & Ethics LLM

Medical Law & Ethics (Online Distance Learning) LLM

Medicinal & Biological Chemistry MSc

Medieval History MSc

Medieval Literatures & Cultures MSc

Mediterranean Archaeology MSc

Middle Eastern Studies with Advanced Arabic MSc

Middle Eastern Studies with Arabic MSc

Mind, Language & Embodied Cognition MSc

Modern & Contemporary Art: History, Curating & Criticism MSc

Musical Instrument Research MMus

Musicology MMus

Nationalism Studies MSc

Neuroimaging for Research (Online Distance Learning) MSc, PgDip, PgCert, PgProfDev

Next Generation Drug Discovery (Online Distance Learning) MSc, PgDip, PgCert, PgProfDev

One Health (Online Distance Learning) MSc, PgDip, PgCert, PgProfDev

Operational Research MSc, PgDip

Operational Research with Computational Optimization MSc, PgDip

Operational Research with Data Science MSc

Operational Research with Risk MSc, PgDip

Oral Surgery MClinDent

Oral Surgery/Orthodontics/Paediatric Dentistry or Prosthodontics DClinDent

Orthodontics MClinDent

Outdoor Education MSc, PgDip, PgCert

Outdoor Environmental & Sustainability Education MSc, PgDip, PgCert

Paediatric Dentistry MClinDent

Paediatric Emergency Medicine (Online Distance Learning) MSc, PgCert, PgDip

Performance Costume Master of Fine Art

Performance Psychology MSc, PgDip

Persian Civilisation MSc

Philosophy To be confirmed

Philosophy, Science and Religion (Online Distance Learning) MSc, PgDip, PgCert

Phonetics MSc

Physical Activity for Health MSc, PgDip, PgCert

Physical Education (3-14) PgCert

Playwriting MSc

Policy Studies MSc

Primary Care Ophthalmology (Online Distance Learning) MSc

Primary Dental Care (Online Distance Learning) MSc, PgCert, PgDip

Product Design MA (eca)

Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (Primary) PGDE

Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) PGDE

Professional Legal Practice Diploma

Prosthodontics MClinDent

Psychological Research MSc

Psychological Therapies MSc

Psychology of Individual Differences MSc

Psychology of Language MSc

Psychology of Mental Health (Conversion) MSc

Psychotherapy and Counselling DPsychotherapy

Public Health MPH

Public Health (Online Distance Learning) MPH, PgCert, PgDip

Public Policy MPP, PgDip, PgCert

Quantitative Genetics & Genome Analysis MSc, PgDip

RCVS Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (Online Distance Learning) PgProfDev

Regenerative Medicine: Clinical & Industrial Delivery MSc

Religious Studies MSc

Renaissance & Early Modern Studies To be confirmed

Science & Religion MSc

Science & Technology in Society MSc

Science Communication & Public Engagement MSc

Science Communication & Public Engagement (Online Distance Learning) MSc, PgCert, PgDip

Scottish Art & Visual Culture MSc

Scottish Culture & Heritage (Online Distance Learning) PgCert

Scottish History MSc

Sensor & Imaging Systems MSc

Signal Processing & Communications MSc

Social Anthropology MSc

Social Justice & Community Action (Online Distance Learning) MSc, PgDip, PgCert

Social Psychology MSc

Social Research MSc, PgCert

Social Work, Master of MSW

Sociology & Global Change MSc

Soils & Sustainability MSc

Sound Design MSc

Speech & Language Processing MSc

Sport Policy, Management & International Development MSc

Statistics & Operational Research MSc

Statistics with Data Science MSc

Stem Cells and Translational Neurology (Online Distance Learning) MSc, PgDip, PgCert, PgProfDev

Strength & Conditioning MSc, PgDip

Structural & Fire Safety Engineering MSc

Surgical Sciences (Online Distance Learning) MSc

Sustainable Energy Systems MSc, PgDip

Sustainable Plant Health MSc

Synthetic Biology & Biotechnology MSc, PgDip

Systems & Synthetic Biology MSc, PgDip

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) MSc, PgDip

Textiles Master of Fine Art

Theatre & Performance Studies MSc

Theology in History MTh, MSc

Theoretical Physics MSc

Transformative Learning and Teaching MSc

Transfusion, Transplantation & Tissue Banking MSc

Translation Studies MSc

Trauma & Orthopaedics (Online Distance Learning) ChM (Trauma & Orthopaedics)

Urban Strategies & Design MSc

Urology (Online Distance Learning) ChM (Urology)

Vascular & Endovascular Surgery (Online Distance Learning) ChM

Veterinary Anaesthesia & Analgesia (Online Distance Learning) MSc, PgDip, PgCert

Veterinary Epidemiology (Online Distance Learning) MSc, PgCert, PgDip, PgProfDev

World Christianity MTh, MSc


African Studies PhD

Algebra & Number Theory PhD

American Literature MScR

Analysis PhD

Applied & Computational Mathematics PhD

Archaeology PhD

Archaeology MScR

Architecture PhD, MPhil

Architecture MScR

Architecture by Design PhD

Art PhD, MPhil

Astrophysics PhD

Atmospheric & Environmental Sciences PhD, MPhil

Atmospheric & Environmental Sciences (Environmental Sustainability) PhD, MPhil

Bioengineering PhD, MPhil, MScR

Biomedical Sciences (Life Sciences) MScR

Canadian Studies PhD, MPhil

Cardiovascular Biology MScR

Cardiovascular Science PhD, MScR

Cell Biology PhD

Celtic & Scottish Studies PhD, MScR

Chemistry PhD, MPhil, MScR

Child Life & Health PhDChinese PhD, MScR

Classics PhD

Classics MScR

Clinical & Health Psychology PhD, MScR

Clinical Brain Sciences PhD

Clinical Education PhD

Clinical Veterinary Sciences PhD, MScR

Cognitive & Neural Systems PhD, MScR

Collections & Curating Practices MScR

Comparative Literature PhD

Condensed Matter PhD

Counselling Studies PhD

Counselling Studies MScR

Creative Music Practice PhD

Creative Writing PhD

Cultural Studies PhD

Cultural Studies MScR

Dentistry PhD

Design PhD, MPhil

Developmental Biology PhD, MScR

Digital Communications PhD, MPhil, MScR

Digital Media & Culture MScR

Digital Studio Practice MScR

Doctor of Dental Surgery DDS

Doctor of Medicine MD

Economic & Social History PhD

Economic & Social History MScR

Economics PhD

Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre (EPCC) PhD

Education PhD, MPhil

Energy Systems PhD, MPhil, MScR

English Language MScR

English Literature PhD, MScR

English Literature: Critical Theory MScR

English Literature: Medieval Literature MScR

English Literature: Postcolonial Literature MScR

English Literature: Renaissance Literature MScR

English Literature: Romanticism MScR

English Literature: Scottish Literature MScR

English Literature: Victorian Literature MScR

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Data Science MScR

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Pervasive Parallelism MScR

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Robotics & Autonomous Systems PhD, MScR

Ethics & Practical Theology PhD, MPhil, MTh by Research, MScR

European Theatre PhD

Evolutionary Biology PhD

Film Studies PhD, MScRFrench PhD, MScR

Gender & Culture MScR

Genetics & Genomics PhD, MScR

Genetics & Molecular Medicine (MRC Human Genetics Unit) PhD, MScR

Genomics & Experimental Medicine PhD, MScRGeography (Human Geography) PhD, MPhil

Geology & Geophysics PhD, MPhil

Geometry & Topology PhD

GeoSciences (Individual Project) MScR

Geriatric Medicine PhD

German PhD, MScR

Global Health PhD

Global Health Policy PhD

Global Health Policy MScR

Health in Social Science PhD

Hebrew & Old Testament Studies PhD, MPhil, MTh by Research, MScR

Hispanic Studies PhD, MScR

History PhDHistory MScR

History of Art PhD, MPhil

History of Art MScR

History of Christianity PhD, MPhil, MTh by Research

Human Geography MScR

Immunology & Infection Research PhD

Infection & Immunity PhD, MScR

Infectious Diseases MScR

Inflammation PhD, MScR

Informatics (with Beihang University) PhD

Informatics: ANC: Machine Learning, Computational Neuroscience, Computational BiologyPhD, MPhil, MScR

Informatics: CISA: Automated Reasoning, Agents, Data Intensive Research, Knowledge Management PhD, MPhil, MScR

Informatics: ICSA: Computer Architecture, Compilation & System Software, Networks & Communication PhD, MPhil, MScR

Informatics: ILCC: Language Processing, Speech Technology, Information Retrieval, Cognition PhD, MPhil, MScR

Informatics: IPAB: Robotics, Computer Vision, Computer Graphics & Animation PhD, MPhil, MScR

Informatics: LFCS: Theory & Foundations of Computer Science, Databases, Software & Systems Modelling PhD, MPhil, MScR

Infrastructure & the Environment PhD, MPhil, MScR

Integrated Micro & Nano Systems (IMNS) PhD, MPhil, MScR

Integrative Physiology PhD, MScR

Integrative Sensing & Measurement PhD

Interdisciplinary Creative Practices MScR

International Development PhD

Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies (IMES) PhD, MScR

Islamic Studies & Christian-Muslim Relations PhD, MPhil, MScR

Italian PhD, MScR

Japanese PhD, MScR

Landscape Architecture PhD, MPhi

Law PhD

Linguistics MScR

Linguistics & English Language PhD

Management PhD, MScR

Materials & Processes PhD, MPhil, MScR

Mathematical Analysis & its Applications PhD

Mathematical Physics PhD

Medical Anthropology MScR

Medical Informatics PhD

Medical Sciences MMedSci by Research

Medieval Studies PhD, MScR

Molecular & Clinical Medicine (Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre) PhD, MScR
Molecular Plant Sciences PhD

Music PhD, MPhil, MScR

Musical Composition PhD

Neurobiology PhD, MScR

Neuroscience PhD, MScR

Neuroscience (Integrative Neuroscience) MScR

New Testament Language, Literature & Theology PhD, MPhil, MTh by Research, MScR

Nuclear Physics PhD

Nursing Studies PhD, MPhil, MScR


Offshore Renewable Energy (Industrial Doctorate Centre) EngD

Optical Medical Imaging with Healthcare Innovation & Entrepreneurship PhD

Optimization & Operational Research PhD

Orthopaedic & Trauma Medicine PhD, MScR

Palaeontology & Geobiology MScR

Particle Physics PhD

Pathology PhD

Pathway Medicine PhD, MScR

Philosophy PhD

Philosophy To be confirmed

Politics & International Relations PhD, MScR

Population Health Sciences PhD, MScR

Precision Medicine PhD

Probability & Stochastic Analysis PhD

Psychiatry PhD, MScR

Psychology PhD

Psychology MScR

Quantitative Biology, Biochemistry & Biotechnology PhD

Reflective Design Practices MScR

Regenerative Medicine PhD

Religious Studies PhD, MPhil, MScR

Reproductive Health PhD

Reproductive Sciences MScR

Respiratory Medicine PhD

Russian PhD, MScR

Sanskrit To be confirmed

Scandinavian Studies PhD, MScR

Science & Religion PhD, MPhil, MScR

Science & Technology Studies PhD, MScR

Science Communication PhD

Scottish Ethnology MScR

Scottish History PhD

Scottish History MScR

Sensor & Imaging Systems EngD

Social Anthropology PhD, MScR

Social Policy PhD, MScR

Social Work PhD, MScR

Socio-cultural Studies PhD, MScR

Sociology PhD, MScR

Sound Design MScR

South Asian Studies PhD, MScR

Statistics PhD

Stem Cell Research PhD

Surgery PhD, MScR

Systematic Theology PhD, MPhil, MTh by Research, MScR

Tissue Repair PhDTranslation Studies PhD

Veterinary Advanced Clinical Training Programme PgProfDev by Research

Veterinary Sciences MVetSci by Research

World Christianity PhD, MPhil, MTh by Research, MScR



Accommodation for International Students

·        All new international undergraduates are guaranteed an offer of university accommodation for their first year of study.

·        All undergraduate residents are spread evenly amongst UK/EU students in university accommodation.

·        Postgraduate research students are guaranteed an offer of accommodation during all years of studying at the university.

·        Postgraduate taught students coming from outside the EU are guaranteed an offer of accommodation.

·        Students may stay in their accommodation during vacations.

There are a number of scholarships available to international students for undergraduate  and post graduate study at the University of Edinburgh.

Full details of the eligibility criteria and the online application procedures for these scholarships are available from the university website.

Funding information for prospective undergraduate international students.


Edinburgh Global Undergraduate Maths Scholarships


Robertson International Scholarships




There are numerous other scholarships for postgraduate and research studies.


Chevening Scholarships

Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme

Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP)

Edinburgh Global Research Scholarships

Principal's Career Development PhD Scholarships

Scotland's Saltire Scholarships

Chevening-Edinburgh Partnership Awards

Croucher Foundation Scholarships (Hong Kong)

Principal's Career Development PhD Scholarships

The Charles Wallace India Trust

Goa Education Trust Scholarships

GREAT Scholarships

Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation

Principal's Career Development PhD Scholarships

Ravi Sankaran Foundation

UK-India Education and Research Initiative: UKIERI Doctoral Research Scholarships

Quick Facts





Full-time UG & PG Fees starts from 17,700 GBP according to your course.


Living costs, sometimes called maintenance, includes; accommodation, food, clothing, books, entertainment and travel in the UK. As per UK Visas and Immigration, estimated living costs for an international student on a degree course are estimated to be £9,135 per 9-month academic year (£1015 per month), or £12,180 for a full year. These figures are approximate and vary with different lifestyles.



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