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University of Edinburgh

With our rich history, noted alumni and distinguished scholars, we have much to be proud of in our many centuries as a world-renowned university

The University of Edinburgh is a public research university based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Founded by the town council under the authority of a royal charter of King James VI in 1582 and officially opened in 1583, it is one of Scotland's four ancient universities and the sixth-oldest university in continuous operation in the English-speaking world. The university played an important role in Edinburgh becoming a chief intellectual centre during the Scottish Enlightenment and contributed to the city being nicknamed the "Athens of the North".

Type Public research university
Established 1583
Endowment £559.8 million
Budget £1.341 billion
Chancellor Anne, Princess Royal
Rector Simon Fanshawe
Academic staff
Students 41,250
Undergraduates 26,000
Postgraduates 15,245
Scotland, UK
Campus Urban, suburban
Colours Red & Blue


We are the home of Britain’s oldest literary awards, the James Tait Black Prizes and Dolly the sheep, the first animal to be cloned from an adult somatic cell. It was also here at the University of Edinburgh that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was inspired to create his notorious character, Sherlock Holmes and James Young Simpson pioneered anaesthetics through his discovery of the properties of chloroform.

More recently, theoretical physicist and Professor Emeritus Peter Higgs was jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for his 1964 prediction of the Higgs Boson. Through the many achievements of its staff and students, the University has continued to present cutting-edge research, inspirational teaching and innovative thinking as its central ethos, attracting some of the greatest minds from around the globe.

Available Transfer Pathways:

  • BEng Electronics and Electrical Engineering
  • BEng Civil Engineering
  • MEng Electronics and Electrical Engineering
  • MEng Civil Engineering
  • MSc. Advanced Power Engineering
  • MSc. Digital Design and Manufacture
  • MSc. Electrical Power Engineering
  • MSc. Electronics
  • MSc. Fire Engineering Science
  • MSc. Signal Processing and Communication
  • MSc. Sustainable Energy Systems
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