Information for undergraduates

Tools to help

These tools will help you to make sense of degree regulations, programmes of study and course options.

There are two web tools which will help you understand the structure of your degree and your course options:

Degree Regulations and Programmes of Study

The Degree Regulations and Programmes of Study provides information on the programmes of study offered by the University of Edinburgh, and sets out the regulatory framework by which these are governed, together with the regulations and codes that govern the general context of a student’s academic career at the University. The University also recognises regulations in respect of those degrees offered by other institutions and validated by the University, and relevant additional information is provided where appropriate.

This is the regulatory structure of your degree, as it is defined in our student registration system, EUCLID.  It can be a bit confusing to understand, so best used in conjunction with Path.

Degree Regulations and Programmes of Study (DRPS)


Path is a course selection and programme building tool originally developed for the School of Mathematics, now also available across the University.  In HCA, we don't use it for self enrolment on courses but it is a useful tool to use to allow you to model your programme. It allows you to 'build' your programme so you can see which courses can be taken on your degree programme.


Need more help?

If in doubt, please go and see the Student Support and Experience Team.