Edinburgh has a total of 6 universities, offering a huge variety of courses. As well as undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications, many offer Graduate Apprenticeships, short courses and lifelong learning. Many also provide additional support to those who have additional barriers to enrolling at university.
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
The University has over 500 courses from three main colleges:
- Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
- Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
- Science and Engineering.
The colleges have a combined 21 schools between them, including Moray House School of Education and Sport, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh Medical School, The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, School of Geosciences, School of Informatics and many more.
EDINBURGH NAPIER UNIVERSITY
The University has 6 specialist schools. Each of the schools is an impressive institution in its own right, with world-class facilities, academics, researchers and international links:
- The Business School
- School of Applied Sciences
- School of Arts and Creative Industries
- School of Computing
- School of Engineering and the Built Environment
- School of Health and Social Care
Heriot-Watt has a strong track record for developing industry-fit graduates thanks to its distinctive range of degree programmes in specialist areas of science, engineering, design, business, and technology.
QUEEN MARGARET UNIVERSITY
As one of the smaller universities in Scotland, there is a strong sense of community at their campus. Offering a balance of theory and practice, in a friendly and supportive learning environment, the courses prepare for you a successful career.
Many of the courses include practical work placements and/or are accredited by professional bodies.
THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS
The Royal College of Surgeons was established in the 1500s and is the world’s oldest medical institution. It has educated some of the world’s most ground-breaking medical experts. It continues to innovate and raise surgical and dental practice standards through short clinical and non-clinical training courses and professional examinations for surgeons and dentists.
SCOTLAND’S RURAL COLLEGE (SRUC)
Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) specialises in subjects concerning existing and emerging land-based industries and pursuits. Courses on offer include applied biological and animal sciences, sustainable land-use, and environmental protection and management. The SRUC Edinburgh Campus offers courses at HNC, HND and degree level and provides a range of postgraduate and flexible/distance learning programmes.