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.
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
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