Postgraduate study

Our Colleges and Schools

The University of Edinburgh is divided into three Colleges, which collectively host 20 Schools.

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Such academic breadth and diversity make Edinburgh a vibrant and stimulating environment for postgraduate study, and the possibilities for interdisciplinary exchange and collaboration are vast.

College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

The University was ranked 12th in the world for arts and humanities in the Times Higher Education World Rankings 2014/15.

The College of Arts, Humanities & Social Science is home to more than 20,000 students and 3,300 staff, making it our largest College.

If you’re looking to study the arts, humanities, education, law, health, business or social sciences, you will be based here.

Browse the postgraduate programmes for the College's 11 Schools:

College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine

The College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine has more than 5,000 students and 2,700 staff, and offers an extensive range of postgraduate programmes covering all aspects of medicine, including community health, molecular and clinical medicine and veterinary medicine.

The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 ranked our Vet School top in the UK, we were third for Neuroscience and our Medical School is in the UK top five, with 84% of our research rated world-leading or internationally excellent.

Browse the postgraduate programmes in the College's five areas:

College of Science & Engineering

Science has been studied at Edinburgh since the University was established in 1583. Today the College, made up of 2,900 staff and more than 8,000 students, is one of the largest science and engineering groupings in the UK.

Our expertise spans seven scientific areas, in which you’ll find some of the world’s best research. In the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, three of our seven submissions were ranked top in the UK and all seven were in the top five in their discipline in the Times Higher Power rankings.

Browse the postgraduate programmes for the College's seven Schools:

My horizons have been broadened by my experience at Edinburgh. Classmates come from different linguistic and cultural backgrounds, and I enjoy learning with them.

Jialin DongMSc Applied Linguistics