The University offers around 500 different undergraduate programmes and a wide variety of taught and research based postgraduate qualifications.
This is done through its network of 22 schools, which sit within 3 colleges:
The University’s strength across a broad spectrum of disciplines comes from its foundation with the Scottish educational tradition which places emphasis on breadth as well as depth.
Edinburgh’s teaching staff includes top researchers working in their fields. This means students are abreast of the very latest developments and encourages analytical and innovative thinking. As well as providing high standards of academic excellence, students are taught in a way that is geared toward industry. Recognised nationally and internationally for the quality of its research and teaching The University of Edinburgh is currently ranked:
We are a member of ‘The Russell Group’. The Russell Group is a group of 20 leading UK universities who are known to excel in their research, and to provide an outstanding teaching and learning experience for students and graduates.
Our first-rate teaching quality has been consistently recognised, notably in the most recent Subject Reviews by the Quality Assurance Agency. The University also conducts its own internal reviews to ensure our instructors maintain high standards and courses stay up to date.
The University is the site of many world-class research achievements in the fields of genetics, education and computer science, among others. We lead universities in Scotland in research, and have been recognised for international-standard research. Edinburgh consistently receives 5 and 5-star ratings in internationally recognised Research Assessment Exercises.
You can find out about the huge range of courses offered at undergraduate and postgraduate level and details of course content on the degree finder pages of the University of Edinburgh website.
This article was published on Mar 30, 2012