The University of Edinburgh
- Undergraduate Students
- Postgraduate Students
- International Students
- The University of Edinburgh provides postgraduate study at masters and doctoral level.
- Most, but not all, of our programmes are available by either full-time or part-time study. There are advantages to both modes of study. The mode of study you choose will depend on your ongoing commitments, your financial resources and your individual study preferences.
- Studying full-time allows you to focus intensively and without interruption on your academic development. If you are taking a career break or aiming to strengthen employment prospects, full-time study will allow you to complete the programme and return to work in the shortest time possible.
- You may wish to combine academic study with work or other commitments, and so take longer to finish your degree. If you are studying a professionally related degree, it might be to your advantage to combine work and study; experiences gained in your professional life will add depth and relevance to your academic development.
- Some taught programmes, particularly the professionally oriented ones, are only available by part-time study.
- You can study for some masters degrees without the need to attend courses on campus, through our online learning programmes.
- We do not currently offer any doctoral (PhD) programmes via online learning.
What do Postgraduate Students Study?
The 8,780 postgraduate students enrolled in the academic year 2014/15 comprise:
Mode of study
- Full Time 76%
- Part Time 24%
- UK 48%
- EU 15%
- Other 37%
Numbers of Students by Subject Area
|Medicine & dentistry||380||569||949|
|Business & administrative studies||86||547||633|
|Historical & philosophical studies||262||295||557|
|Engineering & technology||246||174||420|
|Architecture, building & planning||62||325||387|
|Agriculture & related subjects||182||186||368|
|Subjects allied to medicine||102||232||334|
|Creative arts & design||69||240||309|
|Mass communications & documentation||7||44||51|
Type of Qualification:
Postgraduate Fees and Funding
The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2016–2017):
|Type of Course||Taught Postgraduate|