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Choose to study at Edinburgh and you will be following in many prestigious footsteps, including Charles Darwin.

Ashworth laboratories at King's Buildings campus

Darwin was an undergraduate at the University’s Medical School from 1825 to 1827.

He was, however, interested in a number of fields of study - biology, geology, divinity, language, zoology - all of which contributed to his theory of evolution.

We offer study programmes in all of these areas - and more - from undergraduate to postgraduate level and continuing education courses.

Studying at Edinburgh

Over 600 first degree programmes, 160 taught postgraduate programmes and 130 academic units offering research degrees.

We also offer continuing education and professional development courses.

Our present-day pioneers are building on the innovations of their distinguished forerunners – such groundbreaking academics as Joseph Lister, Sir James Young Simpson and James Clerk Maxwell, whose work changed lives for the better.

Professor Sir Timothy O’Shea

Principal of the University

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