University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh, United Kingdom | Public

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The University of Edinburgh, found in 1583, aims at providing highest-quality research-lead teaching and learning. This research oriented public university in Edinburgh, home to Dolly the sheep, ranked at a prestigious #18 in QS Global World Ranking 2018 and #27 on THE World University Rankings 2018. It is a member of the Russell Group, Universitas 21, LERU, and Coimbra Group. The University is segregated into 3 colleges with 20 schools in total. Peter Higgs (Nobel Prize laureate), Charles Darwin, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (author) are some of the alumni here. The College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine of U of E is one of the top notch colleges in the worlds in the respective field.




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The city of Edinburgh is the second biggest financial hub in the United Kingdom. Situated on the shores of the Firth of Forth and set on seven hills, Edinburgh City contains a royal palace, a cliff-top castle and an extinct volcano. The city has a plethora of galleries, museums, theatres, cinemas, restaurants, and bars. The university’s main campus is located in the centre of the town. Gyms, libraries, and departments are meshed throughout the city.


The building for the Business School has eight lecture theatres, meeting rooms, an executive education suite, a café and accommodation for students and staff.

Residing Options

International graduate students, who have applied for accommodation, are guaranteed accommodation by the university. Private or off campus accommodation options are also available to postgraduate students on properties such as O’Shea North, Holland Annexe, West Mains Road, etc. in the form of standard single rooms, single and twin en-suite, and studio apartments, among other options.


The Business School offers MBA in full time and part time mode. Along with this, it also offers MSc, MA, PhD, and Executive education. The school has about 11 research centres, such as the Accounting and Population Culture Research Network (APC), Centre for Accounting & Society (CAS), Centre for Business and Climate Change (CBCC), and Centre for Entrepreneurship Research (CER), with subject groups for Research including Accounting and Finance, Marketing, Management Science and Business Economics, Strategy, etc. There are about 102 full time academic staff members representing 30 nationalities.

Jobs and placements

Recruiters like Bank of Montreal, Honda, Marks & Spencer, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Shell, and United Nations employ graduates here. About 20% of students choose Finance, 18% choose Retail, and 11% choose Consulting as their job sectors. On an average, about 89% of graduates are employed within 3 months of graduation, working in 15 countries.

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