Universities in Edinburgh, Scotland
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Edinburgh
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  • Universities in Edinburgh
  • Ranked in at least one ranking
26
  • Different Rankings list
  • Universities in Edinburgh
  • (17 institution and 9 subject rankings)
26
  • Global Rankings rank
  • 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
  • 18 Mar, 2021: Publication of Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities. The University of Edinburgh with highest ranking among universities in Edinburgh ranked #63.
  • 04 Mar, 2021: British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK published most recent results of QS World University Rankings By Subject (Biological Sciences). Includes 39 universities from Edinburgh.
  • 30 Jan, 2021: New edition of UniRank 4icu - World Ranking. 2 universities in Edinburgh ranked.
  • 30 Jan, 2021: Publication of UniRank 4icu - Top English-Speaking Universities. The University of Edinburgh with highest ranking among universities in Edinburgh ranked #52.

Highest subject rankings of universities in Edinburgh

Social Work
#1 
The University of Edinburgh
Veterinary Medicine
#1 
The University of Edinburgh
Film Production & Photography
#1 
Edinburgh Napier University
Building
#2 
Heriot-Watt University
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
#4 
Heriot-Watt University
Fashion & Textiles
#4 
The University of Edinburgh
Physics & Astronomy
#5 
Heriot-Watt University
Linguistics
#5 
The University of Edinburgh
Librarian & Information Management
#5 
Edinburgh Napier University
Agriculture, Forestry & Food
#16 
Scotland's Rural College University

Rankings of universities in Edinburgh, Scotland 2021

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (1358 reviews)
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  • #3 
  • #17 
The Times Good University Guide
[Published 20 September, 2020]
  • #3 
  • #13 
University league tables
[Published 05 September, 2020]
  • #1 
  • #30 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]


Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (812 reviews)
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  • #7 
  • #35 
The Times Good University Guide
[Published 20 September, 2020]
  • #8 
  • #35 
University league tables
[Published 05 September, 2020]
  • #7 
  • #351 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]


Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (186 reviews)
  • #9 
  • #63 
The Times Good University Guide
[Published 20 September, 2020]
  • #11 
  • #62 
University league tables
[Published 05 September, 2020]
  • #11 
  • #601 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]


Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (78 reviews)
  • #13 
  • #89 
The Times Good University Guide
[Published 20 September, 2020]
  • #12 
  • #65 
University league tables
[Published 05 September, 2020]
  • #9 
  • #68 
CUG The Complete University Guide
[Published 11 October, 2019]


Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (6 reviews)
  • #8 
  • #401 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #11 
  • #1847 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]


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 3.09 £
  • 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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FAQ

The University of Edinburgh ranks #1 in Edinburgh in our meta ranking composed of 96 university rankings.

Among all universities in Edinburgh The University of Edinburgh is listed in the largest number of rankings. See all 34 rankings where The University of Edinburgh is listed.

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

The University of Edinburgh is ranked best in Edinburgh for Medicine & Health (Veterinary Medicine). 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.

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

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

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

Heriot-Watt University is ranked best in Edinburgh for Natural Sciences (Physics & Astronomy). See all rankings for the Heriot-Watt University.

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

Edinburgh Napier University is ranked best in Edinburgh for Computer Science (Librarian & Information Management). 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.

Edinburgh Napier University is ranked best in Edinburgh for Journalism & Media Studies (Communications & Media Studies). See all rankings for the Edinburgh Napier University.

Edinburgh Napier University is ranked best in Edinburgh for Law (Criminology). See all rankings for the Edinburgh Napier University.

Ranking publishers

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 World University Rankings:
Teaching 40%
Research 40%
International Diversity 10%
Financial Sustainability 10%

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

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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%

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 -Young University Rankings:
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 -University league tables:
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:
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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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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