Introduction

The University of Edinburgh is divided into three Colleges, which collectively host 22 Schools. Such academic breadth and diversity make Edinburgh a vibrant and stimulating environment for postgraduate study, and the possibilities for interdisciplinary exchange and collaboration are vast.

Law student with books in front of court.

Humanities and Social Science

The University was ranked 11th in the world for humanities in the Times Higher Education World Rankings 2012/13, and as home to more than 19,000 students and 3,500 staff, Humanities and Social Science is our largest College.

If you’re looking to study the arts, humanities, education, law, health, business or social sciences, you will be based here.

College of Humanities and Social Science

Veterinary Medicine student with a tortoise.

Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

The College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine has more than 4,000 students and 2,500 staff and offers an extensive range of postgraduate programmes covering all aspects of medicine, including community health, molecular and clinical medicine and veterinary medicine.

The latest Research Assessment Exercise ranked the College top in the UK for clinical medicine and for veterinary medicine.

College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

Student in lab with test tube

Science and Engineering

With more than 7,500 students and almost 3,000 staff, this College is one of the largest science and engineering groupings in the UK. College expertise spans seven scientific areas, in which you’ll find some of the UK’s best research.

The College regularly performs well in the Research Assessment Exercise and continues to be a UK leader in computer science and informatics.

College of Science and Engineering


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