The University of Edinburgh was founded in 1583, the last of the 4 ancient Scottish universities. It is now Scotland’s largest university and centre of academic excellence, ranked 4th in the UK for research power. It is also the home of the Edinburgh College of Art (ECA).
Courses and specialisms
There are over 400 degree programmes on offer, taught through 20 academic schools in three colleges:
The university has over 41,000 students, including 22,250 full time undergraduate and 5,086 full time postgraduate students.
According to HESA, 94.9% of students from the 2016/17 academic year went into employment or further study within six months of graduating.
There are over 400 Erasmus exchange places from partner universities across Europe.
Facilities and services
The university is home to a wide range of facilities including: one of the UK’s 10 Wellcome Trust research facilities; The Institute of Astronomy at the Historic Royal Observatory in Edinburgh; The Hospital for Small Animals at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies.
The university is one of the UK’s leading sports universities. They have excellent facilities managed by the university’s Centre for Sport and Exercise. It includes extensive state-of-the-art gyms, a residential centre for outdoor activities, a swimming pool, widespread playing fields and a leading sports injuries clinic.
There are more than 60 different sports clubs to choose from, and clubs cater for all ability levels. Sport-specific coaches currently lead eight sports: rowing, swimming, hockey, women’s fencing, archery, orienteering, men’s rugby and women’s basketball.
The university is ranked 18th in the top 50 universities in the 2019 QS World University Rankings.
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