Postgraduate study

Register for our student service and admissions online information sessions

Details, including how to register, of our forthcoming online sessions allowing you to meet the experts and get your questions answered about postgraduate study.

We offer regular clusters of online information sessions; some of our sessions include interactive presentations, others involve question and answer sessions.

Some sessions may be recorded to allow participants to review them at a later date. Previous sessions are available via the University's media storage service, Media Hopper.

Next set of sessions - Wednesday 29 March

Time (GMT) Session title and description Host(s) Format
09:30-10:30
Careers Service: support for postgraduates (also repeated at 17:00-18:00)
Guidance for taught and research postgraduate students on career options, job searching and application strategies, as well as details of further support from our Careers Service.
Rachel Taylor (Careers Service) PowerPoint presentation, followed by a question and answer session
10:00-11:00
How to pay your tuition fees
Staff from the University's Finance Department are here to provide detailed information on student fees and other tuition costs, including the various accepted payment options open to students.
Lyall Robertson, Stacey Fairbairn (Income Section) Question and answer session
10:00-11:00
International Student Advisory Service: Tier 4 visas
Specialist immigration advice for non-UK students seeking to study at the University. There is also the opportunity to learn about the range of welfare and advisory services available to the international student community.
Jane O'Loughlin, Erika Sella (International Student Advisory Service) PowerPoint presentation, followed by question and answer session
11:00-12:00
Ask our students
Current postgraduates will take centre stage to share their particular experiences, ready to answer any questions you may have about postgraduate life. If you have any further queries about applications, staff from Student Recruitment & Admissions will also be on hand to chat to you.
Doug Thompson (Student Recruitment & Admissions) Question and answer session
13:00-14:00
How to make an effective postgraduate application

Information and advice on what you need to consider before applying, how to apply via our online application system, the offer-making process, and what makes a strong personal statement.

Doug Thompson (Student Recruitment & Admissions) PowerPoint presentation, followed by a question and answer session 
14:00-15:30
Admissions: College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
Speak with admissions staff dealing with applications for the following Schools:  Edinburgh College of Art; Education; Health in Social Science; History, Classics & Archaeology; Law; and Literatures, Languages & Cultures
Anne Fernon, Corin Taylor-MacArthur (CAHSS PG Admissions) Question and answer session via text chat
15:00-16:00
Admissions: College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine
Speak with admissions staff dealing with applications for Edinburgh Medical School & Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies. 
Brian Burgon & Paul Gladwell (CMVM Graduate School) Question and answer session via text chat
15:00-16:30
Scholarships and Student Funding Services
In addition to financial assistance provided by UK Research Councils, charitable trusts, UK Government agencies and external funding sources, the University offers a number of general and subject-specific funding schemes. Staff from our Scholarships team will provide information and advice on such available funding for taught and research postgraduate students.
Janet Edwards & Sharon Reid (Scholarships and Financial Support) Question and answer session via text chat
16:00-17:00
Applying for a taught postgraduate programme in the College of Science and Engineering
Speak with admissions staff dealing with applications for masters study in the Schools of: Biological Sciences; Chemistry; Engineering; GeoSciences; Informatics; Mathematics; and Physics & Astronomy
Tessa Rundell, Iseabail Cameron, Lizzie Mann, Lorna Howat (CSE Admissions) Question and answer session via text chat
17:00-18:00
Careers Service: support for postgraduates (repeat of morning session)
Information and advice for taught and research postgraduate students on career options, job searching and application strategies, as well as details of further support from our Careers Service.
Steve Norman (Careers Service) PowerPoint presentation, followed by a question and answer session

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Edinburgh Global sessions

Edinburgh Global staff will be online to talk to students from overseas who want to ask questions or learn more about study opportunities. Sessions run twice a month, on Wednesdays, at either 12:00 or 16:00 (GMT).

Register for Edinburgh Global sessions

Subject-based events

We also run sessions throughout the year focusing on specfic programmes or subject areas, affording you the chance to speak to academic staff about your particular interests.

Timetable of Subject-based events