In the School of Divinity (New College) you are in a college setting, with our own site, library, dining/socializing hall, and a strong sense of community of students and staff. Yet you are also part of a large, world-class university, and in the heart of one of the most scenic and vibrant cities in Europe.
The school comprises 30 academic staff, some 300 undergraduate students and about 160 graduate students from all over the world and with a variety of religious affiliations.
We take personal interest in our students and offer a welcoming and friendly setting in which to pursue the exciting and demanding study of Theology and Religious Studies.
Undergraduate students are assigned to staff members who act as Directors of Studies, helping students to plan their studies successfully.
From the first year onward, courses involve small group tutorials and seminar learning as well as lectures.
If you have visual or hearing difficulties, the information in these tours is available elsewhere on our site.
Our video tour introduces New College and the surrounding area, giving you a chance to meet our staff and see what our classes are like.
The panoramic photos in our immersive virtual tour give a sense of the unique atmosphere and historic surroundings of New College.
New College is just a 15 minute walk away from the main University campus and library.
Buses going south from the College's location at the top of the Mound will take you to the central University area and outlying campuses - see our map page for more details:
Overlooking Edinburgh's main thoroughfare, Princes Street, and with superb views over the north of the city, New College has unrivalled location in one of the most scenic cities in the world.
Our central location, just below Edinburgh Castle is a short walk from Waverley Rail Station and many of Edinburgh famous landmarks.
From a rich history and literary heritage to a world-class arts festival and gorgeous scenery and surroundings, there’s something in the city to interest everyone.
And with the rest of Scotland (and the world) easily accessible by rail and air, it’s easy to explore further afield.
This article was published on Oct 9, 2012