Postgraduate online learning
Extraordinary Edinburgh

Studying from overseas

All our programmes are delivered entirely online, which means there is no requirement for you to come to Edinburgh.

We currently have 3,000 students from over 170 countries enrolled on our online learning programmes.

Why the University of Edinburgh?

The University of Edinburgh has a world-class reputation for teaching quality and research excellence and is consistently ranked inside the top 30 universities in global league tables.

The QS World University Rankings 2019 have placed the University 18th in the world. This places the University of Edinburgh 5th in the UK, and the highest position of any Scottish university.

We have delivered degrees online since 2005, and since then more than 3,500 overseas students have graduated from our online learning programmes. We now offer more than 65 programmes through online learning.

Our former students are employed throughout the world and our masters qualifications are internationally recognised. Our online programmes involve the same level of work overall as on-campus ones and the qualification you get is of equal value. Your degree certificate will not mention that you studied the programme online. 

Why study online at Edinburgh?

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Hear from our graduates

In this three-minute video, Christina Banz explains her online learning experience studying the LLM in Law while living and working in Europe.