Institute for Academic Development
Institute for Academic Development

Postgraduate taught students

Study skills workshops, self-study learning resources, and advice for taught postgraduate students to help you succeed in your studies.

Courses & events

On campus and online study skills workshops and information sessions for taught postgraduate students.

Learning resources

Resources and guides to help you reflect on and develop how you learn and study. Topics includes academic reading, writing, planning, critical thinking, exams and dissertations.

Study advice

If you want advice and guidance about your studies, there are a number of places you can go to. Information on IAD study skills consultations and links to online booking.

Succeeding at masters level

Advice to help you prepare for and succeed in studying at masters level.


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Career development

Support, advice and tools to help you plan your development and career now and in the future.

Supporting you with your studies - video

A 5-minute video to explain how we in the Institute for Academic Development (IAD) can support you with your postgraduate studies (taught) at the University of Edinburgh.

Related links

New Students website

Student Support Model - Frequently Asked Questions for Students, and Student Support Models by College

Academic Services - student support policies

Managing your wellbeing - information for students