School of Divinity

Location and community

New College sits in the heart of Edinburgh, a world-class university in one of Europe's most scenic, vibrant cities.

New College
New College

New College is an iconic part of Edinburgh's skyline, located at the top of The Mound, close to Edinburgh Castle, the National Gallery, Princes Street and Waverley Station, and a few minutes' walk from other University buildings and the main University library.

Maps of Edinburgh and main University area, including New College

Interactive tour

Welcome to our building.  Experience the unique atmosphere and location of New College through our online tours. Take a look inside some of our lovely rooms!

Our community

The School comprises of some 40 academic staff, and approximately 260 undergraduate students and 165 graduate students from all over the world and with a variety of religious affiliations.

We take personal interest in our students and offer a welcoming and friendly setting in which to pursue the exciting and demanding study of Theology and Religious Studies.

Undergraduate and postgraduate taught students are assigned to staff members who act as Personal Tutors, helping students to plan their studies successfully.

From the first year onward, courses involve small group tutorials and seminar learning as well as lectures. Having our own library and dining hall in New College helps everyone to get to know each other, too. 

View from the Mound
Looking down towards Princes Street, from the Mound outside New College

The city of Edinburgh

With its beautiful architecture, rich history and literary heritage, lovely parks and famous landmarks, music, theatre and sports facilities, and events galore  - not least  the world's biggest Arts festival - there’s something for everyone in Edinburgh. Beaches, mountains and lochs are all within easy reach. Scotland (and the world) is readily accessible by road, rail and air so you can explore further afield.