Edinburgh, United Kingdom
|No. Students:||31,335 (11,607 int'l)*||No. of Academic staff:||6,482|
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Choose to study with us and you will be investing in an education that will help you build a successful future.
You'll enjoy access to superb resources and facilities, and an educational experience designed to unlock your full potential.
You can choose from around 500 degree programmes, more than 300 taught masters courses and 135 research areas covering a wide range of academic disciplines.
Whatever you choose to study, you'll benefit from the strong research environment that informs our academic programmes. We were ranked first in Scotland and fifth in the UK in the most recent RAE, a UK-wide study of research excellence.
And, as a student at Edinburgh, you will be joining a vibrant community of like-minded intellectuals. We have one of the most diverse student populations of any Scottish university with 11,000 non-UK students from over 130 different nationalities contributing to our cosmopolitan and multicultural learning environment.
* We are consistently ranked as one of the best 50 universities in the world. (Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2012, QS World University Ranking 2012/2013)
* We are currently 21st in the QS World University Ranking. (2012/2013)
* 95% of our graduates go into employment or further study. (HESA Destination of Higher Education Leavers Survey 2010/2011)
* We are one of the top 10 sporting universities in the UK. (BUCS University Sport Table 2011/2012)
* Two-thirds of the world's nationalities study here. (The University of Edinburgh Annual Review 2010/2011)
* 96% of our departments produce world-leading research. (The UK Research Assessment Exercise 2008)
* We have invested £80 million to maintain and enhance our teaching and learning spaces. (2007-2012)
Founded in 1583, the University of Edinburgh is one of the worlds top universities.
We are globally recognised for our research, development and high-quality teaching, attracting some of the worlds leading thinkers to work and study here.
Choose to study with us and you will be investing in an education that will help you build a successful future. You'll enjoy access to superb resources and facilities, and an educational experience designed to unlock your full potential.
You can choose from around 500 degree programmes, more than 300 taught masters courses and 135 research areas covering a wide range of academic disciplines. Whatever you choose to study, you'll benefit from the strong research environment that informs our academic programmes. We were ranked first in Scotland and fifth in the UK in the most recent RAE, a UK-wide study of research excellence.
And, as a student at Edinburgh, you will be joining a vibrant community of like-minded intellectuals. We have one of the most diverse student populations of any Scottish university with 11,000 students from over 130 different nationalities contributing to our cosmopolitan and multicultural learning environment.
The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with registration number SC005336.
The University of Edinburgh's academic structure is based on three Colleges containing a total of 22 Schools.
Our postgraduates have long been highly regarded by employers from industry and commerce, as well as the public sector.
Our award-winning Careers Service offers information, advice, guidance and job-seeking support for postgraduates in any year of study.
Comprehensive health service
The University Health Service provides comprehensive medical care under the National Health Service (NHS) for those who wish to register as patients and live within the practice area. The health service also provides contraceptive, antenatal, child welfare and nursing services, and physiotherapy and psychiatry clinics.
Help and advice
The Student Counselling Service gives confidential, professional help with personal problems, whether or not they relate to your studies.
The Chaplaincy Centre
Individuals from a wide range of ethnic, national and religious backgrounds compose our university, reflecting the diversity of Edinburgh itself. At the University, youll find many opportunities to meet socially or worship with others of your faith. The Chaplain to the University, a full-time member of our staff, works with a team of multi-faith honorary chaplains and local faith contacts. They offer support and guidance to students and play a vital role in many areas of University life.
The Disability Office
The University strives to create an environment that enables students with disabilities to participate fully in the mainstream of university life. Through flexible methods of teaching and assessment, and by progressively improving access to buildings and technology, we work to ensure the approximately 1,400 students with disabilities at the University are afforded equal educational opportunities.
Childcare is available at the University, through the Day Nursery which provides full-time and part-time care for children aged six weeks to five years.
Development and alumni
As an alumnus, you will belong to a worldwide community of over 130,000 individuals connected to the University of Edinburgh.
You become a member of the General Council, a key voice in all matters that affect the Universitys wellbeing and prosperity.
You will also receive information, including the University magazine, Edit, which will keep you informed about what's going on at your University. The Development and Alumni Office, The Edinburgh Campaign, offers a range of services and activities, and acts as a point of contact for the world network of alumni clubs and groups.
The friends you meet, places you discover and experiences you share contribute as much to your university life as your formal degree certificate at the end of it all. Your social calendar at Edinburgh can be as packed with activities as you want it to be.
* access to more than 260 student societies covering all areas of interest across sport, music, drama and the arts
* superb sport and exercise facilities, ranked among the best in the UK
* access to more than 65 different sport clubs, including everything from fencing to skydiving, horse riding to ice hockey
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Edinburgh city life
Edinburgh, the inspiring capital of Scotland, is a historic, cosmopolitan and cultured city that offers a unique living and learning experience. One of the most vibrant cities in Europe, Edinburgh is regularly voted as one of the most desirable places to live in the world.
Edinburgh also regularly receives high satisfaction ratings for safety and security in the International Student Barometer survey. This cosmopolitan, safe and welcoming atmosphere encourages international students to feel at home quickly.
The University is located at the very heart of the city, which ensures that our campus and our students are an integral part of everything that is going on.
All year round, Edinburgh is a cultural hub attracting the best in film, music, art and entertainment to its many cinemas, galleries, theatres, gig venues and concert halls. And, of course, the world-famous Edinburgh International Festival and the accompanying Edinburgh Festival Fringe deliver a billing of international acts in comedy, theatre, music and dance that attracts visitors in their thousands every summer.
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