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Postgraduate study

A postgraduate degree is a second degree for university graduates, leading to a masters or PhD qualification. Some of our postgraduate degrees are taught entirely online so you can study while you work in your home country.

Applications for second degrees should be made directly to the University of Edinburgh.

The University uses an online application system which can be found on the right-hand side of each programme page within the degree finder.

To find your programme page, please use the degree programme link below:

Entrance requirements

Entry to many areas of the University is very competitive, so high standards of performance are generally required. Specific requirements vary from course to course.

If you are thinking of applying for postgraduate study at Edinburgh, the best way to find out more about the University is to come and visit.

Postgraduate Open Day

Postgraduate enquires

Have a question about postgraduate studies? Fill out a form to help us route your enquiry to the correct department, chat to our students about their student experience and find out more about postgraduate student life at Edinburgh through our Student Stories blog. 

Postgraduate enquiry form

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Student Stories blog