Postgraduate study

Studying with us

We offer a range of options for postgraduate study at Edinburgh: from professional qualifications to independent research, on-campus taught programmes to part-time, online study, you'll find a mode of learning that suits your needs.

Choosing a postgraduate degree

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You can choose from a range of postgraduate qualifications: deciding which is the best one for you will depend on your study and career objectives.

Names of our degrees

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We offer several types of masters degrees, ranging from undergraduate to advanced postgraduate awards.

Masters degrees

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A postgraduate masters degree is normally for those who have completed an undergraduate degree and want to undertake more specialist training, or change their field of study.

Doctoral study

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Doctoral studies - mostly classified as PhDs - are for people who will often have completed a postgraduate masters degree and want to undertake a period of highly specialised independent research training.

Full-time or part-time study

Most of our programmes are available to study full time or part time.

Online learning

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Study online by distance learning for one of our internationally recognised postgraduate qualifications.

Student views

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Find out more about postgraduate study at Edinburgh from the people who know it best: our students.