Student Disability Service

Facts and figures

Statistical information on disabled students at the University.

Statistics for 2015/16

 Number of disabled students attending the University of Edinburgh

Number of disabled students at the University

Disabled students as percentage of full student population

disabled students as a percentage of full student population

Breakdown of disabled student numbers according to UCAS codes

Disabled student numbers according to UCAS codes
UCAS Categories and Code 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16
SpLD (11) 1,531 1,559 1,564 1,1660 1,784
Visual Impairment (2) 53 51 47 41 49
Hearing Impairment (3) 67 78 82 80 78
Mobility Impairment (4) 83 84 104 95 92
Autistic Spectrum Disorder (T) 43 39 54 71 95
Mental Health Problems (6) 237 302 358 495 598
Unseen Disability (7) 489 491 513 535 546
Multiple Disabilities (8) 69 78 79 92 111
A Disability not listed above (96) 230 281 278 296 291
All Disabilities 2,802 2,963 3,079 3,338 3,644

Breakdown of disabled student numbers according to College

College SpLD Visual Hearing Mobility Autism Mental Health Unseen Multiple Not Listed Total %
Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences 1,177 35 58 64 51 428 359 80 184 2,236 67%
Medicine & Vet Medicine 224 4 12 12 6 58 70 11 46 443 12%
Science & Engineering 383 10 8 16 38 112 117 20 61 765 21%
Totals 1,784 49 78 92 95 598 546 111 291 3,644 100%
Percentage by impairment 49% 1.3% 2.1% 2.5% 2.6% 16.4% 15% 3% 8% 100%  

Breakdown of disabled student numbers according to School

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
School/Deanery SpLD (11) V.I. (2) H.I (3) Mob. (4) Aut. (T) M.H. (6) Unseen (7) Mult. (8) Not listed (96) Total
Business 62 0 1 1 2 10 20 2 12 110
Edinburgh College of Art 262 1 6 7 7 45 43 5 15 391
Divinity 32 0 1 4 1 16 8 5 4 71
Economics 50 0 1 2 2 8 13 0 5 81
Health in Social Science 35 3 4 2 2 9 26 3 13 97
History, Classics and Archaeology 121 4 6 5 10 36 27 11 21 241
Law 52 3 11 1 2 26 25 8 13 141
Literatures, Languages and Cultures 102 6 7 2 9 80 54 6 22 288
Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences 103 4 0 9 5 50 43 11 20 245
The Moray House School of Education 172 5 12 8 2 23 35 5 15 277
Social and Political Studies 144 2 3 13 4 84 42 14 16 322
AHSS General Degree or Visiting Student 42 7 6 10 5 41 23 10 28 172
College totals 1,177 35 58 64 51 428 359 80 184 2,436
College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
School/Deanery

SpLD (11)

V.I. (2) H.I (3) Mob. (4) Aut. (T) M.H. (6) Unseen (7) Mult. (8) Not Listed (96) Total
Medicine (SBCLS, SCSCH, SMCM) 63 0 2 2 0 7 15 3 13 105
Biomedical Sciences 55 1 2 3 1 20 17 2 7 108
Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies 75 1 2 1 4 19 21 1 14 138
Clinical Sciencies and Community Health 18 2 3 0 0 7 15 3 9 57
Molecular and Clinical Medicine 13 0 3 6 1 5 2 2 3 35
College totals 224 4 12 12 6 58 70 11 46 443
College of Science and Engineering
School/Deanery SpLD (11) V.I. (2) H.I (3) Mob. (4) Aut. (7) M.H. (6) Unseen (7) Mult. (8) Not listed (96) Total
Biological Sciences 62 1 2 4 5 19 21 3 12 129
Chemistry 31 2 0 1 2 12 8 1 8 65
Engineering 81 0 2 2 3 19 26 3 6 142
Geosciences 112 2 2 4 5 21 29 4 15 194
Informatics 36 1 1 4 7 23 13 7 5 97
Mathematics 19 1 0 1 4 4 8 2 5 44
Physics and Astronomy 42 3 1 0 12 14 12 0 10 94
College totals 383 10 8 16 38 112 117 20 61 765

 Breakdown of students by disability and degree level

UG= Undergraduate, PGT = Postgraduate Taught, PGR = Postgraduate Research

UCAS Category (Code) UG PGT PGR Total
SpLD (11) 1,431 222 131 1,784
Visual Impairment (2) 32 12 5 49
Hearing Impairment (3) 35 32 11 78
Mobility Impairment (4) 61 15 16 92
Autistic Spectrum Disorder (T) 67 17 11 95
Mental Health Problems (6) 420 115 63 598
Unseen Disability (7) 366 102 78 546
Multiple Disabilities (8) 68 26 17 111
A disability not listed above (96) 168 91 32 291
All Disabilities 2,648 632 364 3,644

Breakdown of international and EU disabled students (last 5 years)

Undergraduate 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16
EU 96 98 108 125 126
Overseas 208 266 293 305 314
Postgraduate Taught 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16
EU 45 68 34 34 51
Overseas 86 96 67 75 120
Postgraduate Research 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16
EU 25 30 30 27 38
Overseas 54 52 53 58 67