Nursing Studies

Congratulation to Nursing Studies, who came top of the Guardian UK University League Table 2017 last week in the category of Nursing and Midwifery.

In 2016, Nursing Studies at the University of Edinburgh celebrates 60 years, making us the UK’s longest standing university nursing department. There is much history to celebrate whilst we look forward to new challenges in the future.

Leaps in the Dark

Join us at our Alumni Conference to help mark this important anniversary, making Edinburgh the UK’s longest standing university nursing department.


As one of the first universities to offer a nursing degree in the UK (since 1956), the University of Edinburgh has a long tradition of preparing graduate nurses.

Postgraduate study at Edinburgh can open up new horizons and career paths, with graduates from Nursing Studies highly regarded throughout the world.

We offer a lively research environment that has a mix of research interests and methods, with a focus on how individuals and families experience illness.

Develop your career in nursing with one of our flexible, dynamic and relevant courses.

Edinburgh graduates are highly regarded, with several leaders in nursing being alumni.