Current undergraduate students are provided with a great number of resources to support their studies and encourage a comfortable, efficient study environment.
All first and second year students take the same compulsory course in the foundations of History of Art. The handbooks specify the rules and expectations governing undergraduate study for both first and second year students.
Honours students have a wider choice of in-depth studies through a wide variety of courses. Students are encouraged to read their handbook carefully to ensure they are familiar with the requirements for satisfactorily completing honours level study.
In their final year, almost all students are required to produce a dissertation, on a specialised topic of their own choosing.
Students who are going to write a dissertation are required to register a provisional dissertation topic in their third year (Fine Art fourth year). A form for this is available in the Undergraduate Office, to which it should be returned when completed and signed. Students have a free choice of topic but should discuss their ideas with a member of staff and nominate a supervisor on the submitted form.
The University of Edinburgh has an extensive section of information for all current students, including information about finances and fees, student services and visa services for international students.
The University has a number of dorms and apartments around the city, and first year undergraduates are usually guaranteed university accommodation.
For students who do not wish to or are not able to live in university accommodation, Edinburgh has a large private rental market with apartments and houses of all kinds. The University of Edinburgh’s accommodation services are able to help with both university and private accommodation rentals.
This article was published on Mar 27, 2013