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University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh

United Kingdom

Details

Type

Public

Budget

£1.125 billion

Year founded

1583

Staff and students

Academic staff

4,589

Administrative staff

6,107

Students

35,375

Overview: Rankings 2022, Acceptance Rate, Tuition Fees, and Publications

The University of Edinburgh (abbreviated as Edin. in post-nominals), founded in 1582, is the sixth oldest university in the United Kingdom and English-speaking world and one of Scotland's ancient universities. The university has five main campuses in the city of Edinburgh, which include many buildings of historical and architectural significance such as those in Old Town. The university played an important role in Edinburgh becoming a chief intellectual centre during the Scottish Enlightenment, contributing to the city being nicknamed the "Athens of the North".

The university is a member of a number of prestigious academic organisations, including the Russell Group, the Coimbra Group, the Universitas 21, and the League of European Research Universities, a consortium of 23 leading research universities in Europe. It has the third largest endowment of any university in the United Kingdom, after the universities of Cambridge and Oxford. In 2019-20, the university has a consolidated annual income of £1,125.3 million, of which £296.1 million was from research grants and contracts.

The alumni of the university include some of the major figures of modern history, including three signatories of the United States Declaration of Independence and nine heads of state and government (including three Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom). As of 2020, Edinburgh's alumni, faculty members and researchers include 19 Nobel laureates, three Turing Award laureates, an Abel Prize winner and Fields Medalist, two Pulitzer Prize winners, two currently sitting UK Supreme Court Justices, and several Olympic gold medallists. It continues to have links to the British Royal Family, having had the Duke of Edinburgh as its Chancellor from 1953 to 2010 and Princess Anne since 2011.

Edinburgh receives approximately 60,000 applications every year, making it the second most popular university in the United Kingdom by volume of applications. It has the 4th-highest average UCAS entry tariff in Scotland, and 8th overall in the United Kingdom.

University of Edinburgh ranking through years

Bachelor degree study programs

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Animation

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English

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Applied Mathematics

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Artificial Intelligence

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Astrophysics

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Chemical Engineering

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Chemical Physics

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English

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Chemistry

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English

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Computer Science

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Engineering

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Geography

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English

Master degree study programs

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Ancient History

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Applied Mathematics

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English

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Archaeology

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Architecture

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Astrophysics

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English

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Chemical Engineering

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English

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Chemical Physics

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English

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Chemistry

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English

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Classical Studies

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English

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Economics

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United Kingdom

English

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