General information relating to postgraduate admissions.
The College offers a wide range of taught masters, masters by research and research topics. Use our degree-finder to search for different courses, or go to our section on research to find out more about research interests within the College.
A list of centres, institutes, research groups and other establishments offering postgraduate opportunities within the College of Humanities and Social Sciences can also be found at the following link.
Find the course you would like to study using our degree finder and check that you meet the entrance requirements before you apply.
Applications for postgraduate study are made online. This means you will be able to track the progress of your application. Beside each course will be an 'Apply' for this Degree' button allowing you to apply through the University's online application system, EUCLID.
For full information on how to apply, please follow this link.
If you are unable to use the online process please contact us by email or phone and we will send you a postgraduate admission application form.
We will email you the Rich Text Format (RTF) version of the form for you to complete (in type please) and email back to us. If this is not possible we can also post you a form, but applying by this method is the slowest of all the options.
Please note that there are particular application requirements for postgraduate study in music, and that the MBA, Master of Social Work and DClinPsychol programmes have their own application procedure. Applicants should contact the relevant School direct.
People wishing to apply for the PGDE (Teacher Training) programmes should do so through UCAS.
You will need to provide certain documents as part of your application, such as copies of your qualifications and transcripts, references, English test certificate if applicable, and for research degrees, a research proposal. Some programmes require additional information, so please check the course information for these details.
For more information on what you need to provide with your application, follow this link.
Once you have submitted your online application you will be able to track your application through your online account with the University - you will receive details about this after you submit your application.
You will be notified by email when a decision has been made on your application - the decision detail will be available via your online University account.
You will receive either a conditional or an unconditional offer, and you need to confirm acceptance (online) by the deadline stated. If we make you a conditional offer you will need to provide the information we have asked you for as soon as possible, so we can give you an unconditional offer. You cannot be admitted to the University without an unconditional offer.
For full information on what happens after you apply can be found at the following link. All new students will be joining instructions and information before arrival, such as how to pay fees and how to register.
We will make arrangements to provide paper copies of offers to all those overseas applicants who need such letters for visa purposes.
If you were unable to apply online and so applied by email or by post, we will provide you with paper copies of all correspondence.
To register with the University you will have to attend the Registry Office when you arrive. The link below explains the process of 'matriculation' and joining the University.
The University of Edinburgh warmly encourages enquiries from disabled applicants. Our aim is to create an environment which enables disabled students to participate fully in the mainstream of university life. We try to achieve this through flexible methods of teaching and assessment, and by progressively improving access to buildings and technology.
This article was published on Dec 6, 2013