Postgraduate study

Why choose Edinburgh?

Edinburgh's vibrant and stimulating environment is the perfect place for your postgraduate study and research.

Research excellence

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One of the world’s leading research universities, Edinburgh is ranked fourth in the UK for research power, based on the quality and breadth of our research.

Teaching quality

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We are committed to high quality and innovative teaching to help you reach your full potential.

Career development

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Ranked 18th in the world for employability, the University of Edinburgh is an excellent choice for a postgraduate education with prospects.

Life at Edinburgh

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Discover what it's like to live, work and study at the University of Edinburgh.

Support and welfare

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You can take advantage of our extensive student support services as soon as you accept a place at Edinburgh.


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We develop and maintain close links with industry and are an established force in commercial research and innovation.

International collaborations

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We have a long and proud history of international collaboration and partnership across our teaching and research activity.

Our Colleges and Schools

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The University of Edinburgh is divided into three Colleges, which collectively host 20 Schools.

Social responsibility and sustainability

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We ensure that social, ethical and environmental concerns influence our decision making and the way we operate day to day.