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University of Edinburgh

       Ranked 16 out of 425

University Statistcs

  • Uni Compare Ranking
    16 / 425
  • Full Time Students
  • Guardian Ranking
  • Students in work/study
  • Undergraduate to Postgraduate UG to PG Ratio
    71 : 29
  • UK to InternationalForeign Ratio
    82 : 18

University Summary

Founded in 1583, the University of Edinburgh is one of the world’s top universities.

Globally recognised for research, development and high-quality teaching, attracting some of the world’s leading thinkers to work and study.

The University of Edinburgh is one of the world’s top universities, consistently ranked in the world top 50, and placed 23rd in the QS World University Rankings 2018. The entrepreneurial and cross-disciplinary culture attracts not only students but also staff from some 156 countries, which creates a unique Edinburgh experience. Providing a stimulating working, learning and teaching environment with access to excellent facilities and attract the world’s best, from Nobel Prize-winning laureates to future explorers, pioneers and inventors.

University Research Info

The dynamic research culture at Edinburgh has led to the discovery of chloroform anaesthesia and the Higgs boson particle, meaning you will be taught by academics who are experts in their fields. The latest report from the Quality Assurance Agency awarded us the highest rating possible for the quality of the student learning experience.

We offer around 500 undergraduate courses and more than 300 taught masters courses and 150 research areas, and are one of Britain’s leading research universities. 83% of our research activity is rated as world-leading or internationally excellent, ranking us fourth in the UK based on the quality and breadth of our research and by far the most successful university in Scotland.**

We are committed to embedding employability into your teaching and learning experience, and are ranked 6th in the UK and 32nd in the world for employability ***. Our sector-leading Careers Service provides a host of opportunities to develop your skills, knowledge and experience throughout your studies.

The University of Edinburgh offers world-class facilities and first-class teaching in a city regularly voted as one of the best places to live in the world.

* Times Higher Education World Rankings
** The Research Excellence Framework 2014
*** Latest Global Employability University Rankings

University Accommodation

Student life at University is so much more than your bedroom. For most of you, student accommodation will be your first time living independently, and all universities will strive to offer you a welcoming environment so that your new room instantly feels like home. Universities offer a fantastic choice of living, all which provides a safe, secure and sociable start to your university experience. Find out more about this university's accommodation on the link below.

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Edinburgh University Students’ Association has more than 280 societies covering a diverse range of interests, so you’re sure to find something for you. And if not, we’ll help you set up your own. Societies provide a place to meet like-minded people, indulge in a hobby or simply socialise.

The Students’ Association also offers opportunities for volunteering in the community, so you may find yourself volunteering as a tour guide at a local heritage centre or playing football with local kids – rewarding experiences that will develop your skills and enhance your employability.

If you enjoy being active, or just want to try out a new sport, our Sports Union offers over 60 sports clubs to get involved with. We were ranked 4th in the UK for sport 2017/18 *, so it is no wonder that our Sport and Exercise is regularly voted one of Edinburgh’s best fitness facilities.

*British Universities and Colleges Sport

Edinburgh the city

Edinburgh is regularly voted as one of the best places to live in the world. Cobbled lanes, dramatic skylines and striking architecture combine to produce a stimulating setting. It’s a compact city with excellent transport links, and an array of galleries, parks, gardens, pubs and restaurants. And not forgetting the biggest yearly arts festival in the world, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

University Location

University Address: Old College South Bridge EH8 9YL

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