New postgraduates

How to enrol at the University


Matriculation is the process by which you are formally admitted to the University. There are two stages to this process:

1. Register

In most cases, you will be able to do this before you arrive at the University.

How to register as a student

2. Confirm your attendance

​You must have your attendance confirmed by the PPLS Postgraduate Office. You can do this in the Common Room, 7th Floor, Dugald Stewart Building at following drop-in dates and times;

Psychology students - Monday 11 September, 10am - 12pm

Philosophy students - Tuesday 12 September, 10am - 12pm

Linguistics & English Language students - Tuesday 12 September, 2pm - 4pm

PPLS Welcome Week 

There are lots of important events in the School's Welcome Week that you must attend.

Individual timetables will be available shortly, and you can view the subject area timetables below:

You can also take a look at all events on offer as part of the University's Welcome Week.

Welcome Week - 11-15 September 2017

If you miss Welcome Week

It is vital that you contact Student Administration as soon as possible to confirm your matriculation, we are unable to accept any student for enrolment after the 18th September.

You also need to come in to see us at the PPLS Postgraduate Office so we can confirm your attendance and ensure that you get registered on the correct courses.

You are also required to make an appointment to meet with your Personal Tutor, the Postgraduate Office will put you in touch with the right person.

Student Administration

School Postgraduate Office

Meet with your Personal Tutor

Programme Directors are also known as Personal Tutors and you will meet with your Personal Tutor during Welcome Week - the Personal Tutor will be the Programme Director as named on your offer letter.

You should also attend the relevant induction sessions as detailed in the events timetable.

MSc students

An initial programme meeting will take place as detailed on the events timetable and from there you will be able to make an appointment to meet with your Personal Tutor individually. At this meeting you will discuss and confirm your course choices.

Research students (PhD, MPhil and MSc by Research)

All research students should meet with their supervisor during Welcome Week to confirm the plan for their studies.

MSc by Research students should confirm their study route during these meetings.


PPLS postgraduate students Elizabeth, Eris and Vania talk about what it is like to be a student at the University of Edinburgh.

New postgraduate student videos on Youtube



If you have any questions or concerns regarding matriculation please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Postgraduate Office

  • School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences

Contact details



Room 1.06
Dugald Stewart Building
3 Charles Street

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