Universities in Edinburgh, Scotland
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Edinburgh
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  • Universities in Edinburgh
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  • Universities in Edinburgh
  • (35 institution and 9 subject rankings)
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  • Universities in Edinburgh
  • Among TOP 200

For business studies see our separate ranking of business schools in Edinburgh, Scotland

Latest ranking updates related to universities in Edinburgh
  • 22 Jun, 2022: Latest CWTS Leiden Ranking from Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University, Netherlands. 2 universities from Edinburgh appear in this ranking.
  • 16 Jun, 2022: Nature Index published most recent results of Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions. The University of Edinburgh achieves position 84.
  • 16 Jun, 2022: Publication of Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions by Subject (Life Sciences). The University of Edinburgh with highest ranking among universities in Edinburgh ranked #51.
  • 13 Jun, 2022: Publication of CUG The Complete University Guide - UK. The University of Edinburgh with highest ranking among universities in Edinburgh ranked #12.

Highest subject rankings of universities in Edinburgh

Veterinary Science
#1 
The University of Edinburgh
Journalism, Publishing & Public Relations
#1 
Edinburgh Napier University
Sports Science
#1 
The University of Edinburgh
Social Work
#2 
The University of Edinburgh
Film Production & Photography
#2 
Edinburgh Napier University
Design & Crafts
#2 
The University of Edinburgh
Chemistry
#2 
The University of Edinburgh
Chemical Engineering
#3 
Heriot-Watt University
Building
#4 
Heriot-Watt University
Celtic Studies
#4 
The University of Edinburgh

Rankings of universities in Edinburgh, Scotland 2022

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (1366 reviews)
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  • #3 
  • #13 
The Good University Guide - The Times
[Published 17 September, 2021]
  • #1 
  • #30 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #3 
  • #12 
The Guardian The Best UK Universities - League Table
[Published 11 September, 2021]


Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (819 reviews)
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  • #6 
  • #30 
The Good University Guide - The Times
[Published 17 September, 2021]
  • #10 
  • #501 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #7 
  • #36 
The Guardian The Best UK Universities - League Table
[Published 11 September, 2021]


Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (187 reviews)
  • #9 
  • #57 
The Good University Guide - The Times
[Published 17 September, 2021]
  • #9 
  • #501 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #10 
  • #73 
The Guardian The Best UK Universities - League Table
[Published 11 September, 2021]



Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (149 reviews)
  • #12 
  • #66 
The Good University Guide - The Times
[Published 17 September, 2021]
  • #12 
  • #85 
The Guardian The Best UK Universities - League Table
[Published 11 September, 2021]
  • #10 
  • #801 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]


Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (6 reviews)
  • #7 
  • #401 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #14 
  • #2294 
URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance
[Published 15 December, 2021]
  • #1 
  • #119 
THE Young University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 15 February, 2022]


Edinburgh Key Facts for International Students

Population: 436000

Time: GMT +0

District/province: Scotland, Edinburgh

Living costs for students in Edinburgh:

* 100 = prices in London

  • Living costs without accommodation 93* (7% cheaper than London)
  • All costs including accommodation 73* (27% cheaper than London)
  • Meals (grocery & lower cost restaurants) 76* (24% cheaper than London)
  • Average Big Mac price 3.61 £
  • Plug Type G
    • Residential voltage: 230 V
    • Frequency: 50 Hz
Nobel prize laureates:
Peter Higgs (University of Edinburgh, 2013)
 
Max Born (Edinburgh University, 1954)
 
Charles Glover Barkla (Edinburgh University, 1917)

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The University of Edinburgh ranks #1 in Edinburgh in our meta ranking composed of 123 university rankings.

Among all universities in Edinburgh The University of Edinburgh is listed in the largest number of rankings. See all 52 rankings where The University of Edinburgh is listed.

The University of Edinburgh is ranked best in Edinburgh for Medicine & Health (Veterinary Science). See all rankings for the The University of Edinburgh.

Edinburgh Napier University is ranked best in Edinburgh for Journalism & Media Studies (Journalism, Publishing & Public Relations). See all rankings for the Edinburgh Napier University.

The University of Edinburgh is ranked best in Edinburgh for Sports Science (Sports Science). See all rankings for the The University of Edinburgh.

The University of Edinburgh is ranked best in Edinburgh for Social Studies & Humanities (Social Work). See all rankings for the The University of Edinburgh.

Edinburgh Napier University is ranked best in Edinburgh for Arts Visual & Performing (Film Production & Photography). See all rankings for the Edinburgh Napier University.

The University of Edinburgh is ranked best in Edinburgh for Design (Design & Crafts). See all rankings for the The University of Edinburgh.

The University of Edinburgh is ranked best in Edinburgh for Natural Sciences (Chemistry). See all rankings for the The University of Edinburgh.

Heriot-Watt University is ranked best in Edinburgh for Engineering (Chemical Engineering). See all rankings for the Heriot-Watt University.

Heriot-Watt University is ranked best in Edinburgh for Architecture, Building & Planning (Building). See all rankings for the Heriot-Watt University.

The University of Edinburgh is ranked best in Edinburgh for Languages & Literature (Celtic Studies). See all rankings for the The University of Edinburgh.

The University of Edinburgh is ranked best in Edinburgh for Mathematics (Mathematics). See all rankings for the The University of Edinburgh.

The University of Edinburgh is ranked best in Edinburgh for Education (Education). See all rankings for the The University of Edinburgh.

The University of Edinburgh is ranked best in Edinburgh for Law (Law). See all rankings for the The University of Edinburgh.

Edinburgh Napier University is ranked best in Edinburgh for Computer Science (Information Systems). See all rankings for the Edinburgh Napier University.

Scotland's Rural College University is ranked best in Edinburgh for Agriculture (Agriculture, Forestry & Food). See all rankings for the Scotland's Rural College University.

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4icu

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British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK

Criteria used in ranking -QS World University Rankings:
Academic Reputation 40%
Employer Reputation 10%
Faculty/Student Ratio 20%
Citations per faculty 20%
International Faculty Ratio 5%
International Student Ratio 5%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS Employability Rankings:
Employer reputation 30%
Alumni outcomes 25%
Partnerships with Employers per Faculty 25%
Employer/Student Connections 10%
Graduate employment rate 10%

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CWUR Center for World University Rankings

Criteria used in ranking -CWUR Center for World University Rankings:
Research Performance 40%
Quality of Education 25%
Alumni Employment 25%
Quality of Faculty 10%

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Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University, Netherlands

Criteria used in ranking -CWTS Leiden Ranking:
Academic research publication

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NTU ranking

Criteria used in ranking -NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers:
Research excellence 40%
Research impact 35%
Research productivity 25%

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Criteria used in ranking -NTU Europe:
Scientific Efficiency 23%
Scientific Potential 15%
Graduates on the labour market 15%
Internationalisation 15%
Prestige 14%
Learning Conditions 10%

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Nature Index

Criteria used in ranking -Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions:
Article count (AC)
Fractional count (FC)
Weighted fractional count (WFC)

RUR Ranking Agency (Moscow, Russia)

Criteria used in ranking -RUR Reputation Ranking:
Teaching Reputation 50%
Research Reputation 50%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR World University Rankings:
Teaching 40%
Research 40%
International Diversity 10%
Financial Sustainability 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR Research Performance Ranking:
Normalized citation impact (Citations of research publications from all university authors compared with world averages) 20%
Citation per papers 20%
Papers per academic and research staff 20%
International research reputation 20%
Share of research publications written in international co-authorship 20%

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Scimago Institutions

Criteria used in ranking -Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities:
Research 50%
Innovation 30%
Societal 20%

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ShanghaiRanking Consultancy

Criteria used in ranking -ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking:
Alumni winning research prizes 10%
Staff winning research prizes 20%
Research paper publications 20%
Papers published in Nature and Science 20%
Papers indexed in Science Citation Index-Expanded and Social Science Citation Index 20%
Per capita academic performance 10%

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StuDocu

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THE Times Higher Education, UK

Criteria used in ranking -THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE Global University Employability Ranking - Times Higher Education:
Employability (survey) 100%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE World Reputation Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Research Reputation 66,6%
Teaching Reputation 33,3%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE World’s Most International Universities - Times Higher Education:
Proportion of international students 25%
Proportion of international staff 25%
Proportion of journal publications with one or more international co-authors 25%
University’s international reputation 25%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE Young University Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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The Guardian News and Media Limited

Criteria used in ranking -The Guardian The Best UK Universities - League Table:
Student to Staff Ratio 15%
Value added 15%
Entry Scores 15%
Career Prospects 15%
NSS - Teaching 10%
NSS - Assessment & Feedback 10%

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The Times and The Sunday Times

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The University League Tables

Criteria used in ranking -CUG The Complete University Guide - UK:
Entry standards
Student satisfaction
Research quality
Research intensity
Graduate prospects
Student-staff ratio
Academic services spend
Facilities spend
Good honours
Degree completion

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Thomson Reuters

Criteria used in ranking -Reuters Most Innovative Universities Europe:
Patent volume 11.11%
Patent success 11.11%
Global patents 11.11%
Patent citations 11.11%
Percent of patents cited / Patent citation impact 11.11%
Patent to Article Citation Impact 11.11%
Industry Article Citation Impact 11.11%
Percent of Industry Collaborative Articles 11.11%
Total Web of Science Core Collection Papers 11.11%

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Urap

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Us News

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Webometrics

Criteria used in ranking -Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities:
Visibility 50%
Excellence 35%
Transparency 10%
Presence 5%

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