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Study with us in 2021

We offer a fantastic range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Applications for undergraduate study next year are open until mid January 2021. Applications for postgraduate study next year are open until end of July 2021.

Brand new masters programmes

Applications have opened for two brand new taught masters programmes. Our MSc in Intermediality: Literature, Film and the Arts in Dialogue explores the interrelations between different art forms, while our MSc in the Globalised Muslim World studies the contemporary Muslim world in all its global and regional diversity.

Find out more about our taught masters programmes

QS World Rankings by Subject 2020

The University of Edinburgh is ranked 3rd in the UK for both Modern Languages and English Language and Literature.

We are also 3rd in the UK in the broad subject area of Arts & Humanities. 

Globally, we’ve climbed five places in Modern Languages to 12th in the world and, in English Language and Literature, we’ve risen two places to break into the World Top 10 at number nine. 

Browse the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020 on Top Universities

Read about our partnership approach to learning and teaching, and the activities of our award-winning staff.

Find out about our research projects and centres, the impact we've made, and postgraduate opportunities.

As a response to COVID-19, some of us are on campus while others are working remotely.

You can contact us Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm GMT.

We hope you’ll understand why we aren’t able to offer routine in-person appointments at the moment. However, if you email us, we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

Alternatively, we are offering bookable online appointments with our Student Support Office, Teaching Office and Postgraduate Research Office.

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