Biological Sciences

Postgraduate Virtual Open Days

Discover if the School of Biological Sciences and the city of Edinburgh is right for you by attending a Virtual Open Day or event.

There are various different ways you can visit us to find out more about studying Biological Sciences at the University of Edinburgh.

Virtual Open Days

Visitors at King's Buildings

Our University wide Postgraduate Virtual Open Days are a great way to find out more about studying with us before you apply. These Virtual Open Days are usually held in November, February and April.

Usually there are opportunities to speak to staff and current students and presentations on our degree programmes. Previously, events have included:

  • Introduction to the University
  • Subject talks
  • Student panels
  • How to write an effective application
  • Academic support with your studies
  • Student life talks
  • Accomodation information
  • Choosing a postgraduate research degree
  • How to apply for a Visa
  • Support offered by the Disability and Learning Support Service
  • Introduction to our Careers Service

For more information visit the University of Edinburgh's Open Days website.

Open days

If you apply to study with us, over the summer we run events to help you find out more about being a student in the School of Biological Sciences and more widely about student life at the University of Edinburgh.


Virtual Visit

Take a look around the University with our Virtual Visit. Discover the School buildings, libraries and points of interest, and get a feel for what it's like to study and live in Edinburgh.

Virtual Visit  -  Biological Sciences

Student-led guided tours

The University offers general student-led guided tours on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays for potential students and their supporters to visit the King's Buildings Campus.

Find out more and book your place on a student-led tour

Self-guided tours 

If you would like to look around the University at your own pace, the Student Recruitment and Admissions team have created a Self-guided tour leaflet and a Self-guided audio tour. These give a general introduction to the University and our campus buildings. Both can be downloaded from the University's website. 

Download a Self-guided tour leaflet or listen to the Self-guided audio tour