Postgraduate study

Resources in the University

As a fully matriculated student, there are a number of resources available to you across the University.

The Library

The University has one of the largest and most important academic libraries in the world, housing around three million printed volumes and a growing number of electronic resources.

The Library

Interlibrary loans

All MSc taught students can request 20 interlibrary loans per year free of charge, postgraduate research students can request 30.

Interlibrary loans

Main Library postgraduate study space

There is a dedicated area for Postgraduate study on the 5th floor of the Main Library.

Main Library postgraduate study space

Group study space

Study space for groups is available in the Main Library, at King’s Buildings and in teaching rooms across the campus. Some rooms can be booked in advance.

Group study space

Open-access computers

Information Services provides open-access computers across campus for use by students, staff and visitors to the University.

Open-access computers

uCreate

Information Services has two uCreate resource centres. The centres provide multimedia and specialist IT facilities on a self-service basis.

uCreate

Centre for Research Collections

The Centre for Research Collections (CRC) is the main space for anyone using the University of Edinburgh’s historic collections.

Centre for Research Collections

The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities

IASH was established in 1969 to promote interdisciplinary research in the humanities and social sciences at the University of Edinburgh.

The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities

Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Edinburgh University is home to one of the largest communities of medieval and renaissance specialists internationally, with over 70 members of staff actively pursuing research in this field.

Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies