Postgraduate study

Register for our student service and admissions online information sessions

Details, including how to register, of our forthcoming online sessions allowing you to meet the experts and get your questions answered about postgraduate study.

We offer regular clusters of online information sessions on the last Wednesday of every month; some of our sessions include interactive presentations, others involve question and answer sessions.

Some sessions may be recorded to allow participants to review them at a later date. Previous sessions are available via the University's media storage service, Media Hopper.

Next set of sessions - Wednesday 25th October 

Time (BST) Session title and description Host(s) Format
09:30-10:30
Applying for a research programme
Information and advice on what you need to consider before applying, how to apply via our online application system, writing your research proposal, the offer-making process, and what makes a strong personal statement.
Kristin Sargeant (Student Recruitment & Admissions) PowerPoint presentation followed by question and answer session with audio
10:00-11:00
Institute for Academic Development: postgraduate taught students - supporting you with your studies
Staff from our Institute for Academic Development (IAD) will provide information about the resources and courses available to masters students, what masters level study is like and some of the key skills necessary to succeed at postgraduate level.
Frances Parry (Institute for Academic Development) PowerPoint presentation followed by question and answer session with audio

10:30-11:30 

Ask our students
Current postgraduates will take centre stage to share their particular experiences, ready to answer any questions you may have about postgraduate life. If you have any further queries about applications, staff from Student Recruitment & Admissions will also be on hand to chat to you.
Clara Pirie (Student Recruitment & Admissions) Question and answer session with audio
10:30-11:30
Accommodation options for postgraduates
Information on different accommodation options for postgraduate students, with a chance to ask questions about applying.  
Sarah Higgins (Accommodation, Catering & Events) PowerPoint presentation followed by question and answer session with audio

12:00-13:00

Applying for a taught Masters
Information and advice on what you need to consider before applying, how to apply via our online application system, the offer-making process, and what makes a strong personal statement.
Clara Pirie (Student Recruitment & Admissions) PowerPoint presentation followed by question and answer session with audio
12:00-13:00
English language support during your studies 
Find out about support offered by English Language Education while you are a postgraduate student at the University. 
Anton Elloway (English Language Education) PowerPoint presentation followed by question and answer session with audio

15:00-16:30

Scholarships and Student Funding Services  
In addition to financial assistance provided by UK Research Councils, charitable trusts, UK Government agencies and external funding sources, the University offers a number of general and subject-specific funding schemes. Staff from our Scholarships team will provide information and advice on such available funding for taught and research postgraduate students. 
Janet Edwards & Sharon Reid (Scholarships & Student Funding Services) Text-based question and answer session
15:00-16:00
Accommodation options for postgraduates (repeat)
Information on different accommodation options for postgraduate students, with a chance to ask questions about applying.  
Michelle Tait (Accommodation, Catering & Events) PowerPoint presentation followed by question and answer session with audio
16:00-17:00
Applying for a taught postgraduate programme in the College of Science and Engineering
Speak with admissions staff dealing with applications for masters study in the Schools of: Biological Sciences; Chemistry; Engineering; GeoSciences; Informatics; Mathematics; and Physics & Astronomy.
Sarah Forbes (College of Science & Engineering) Text-based question and answer session 

Book your place via Eventbrite.

 

Edinburgh Global sessions

Edinburgh Global staff will be online to talk to students from overseas who want to ask questions or learn more about study opportunities. Sessions run twice a month, on Wednesdays, at either 12:00 or 16:00 (BST).

Register for Edinburgh Global sessions

Subject-based events

We also run sessions throughout the year focusing on specfic programmes or subject areas, affording you the chance to speak to academic staff about your particular interests.

Timetable of Subject-based events