The University of Edinburgh is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of universities, and consistently ranked in the UK Top 30. Founded in the 16th century, it is the sixth oldest university in the English-speaking world and one of Britain and Ireland’s seven ancient universities. It is made up of three colleges: Humanities and Social Science, Science and Engineering, and Medicine and Veterinary Medicine – which is regarded as a world leader within its field.
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The Times Higher Education World subject rankings 2022 place Edinburgh in the Top 100 universities globally for Arts and Humanities, Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Health, Engineering and Technology, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, Business and Economics, Computer Science, Law, Education and Psychology.
Within the UK, Edinburgh is currently ranked 1st for both Veterinary Medicine and Nursing and has further Top 10 rankings for the following subjects: Chemistry (#2), Social Work (#2),Medicine (#3), Social Policy (#3), Town and country planning and landscape (#3), Celtic Studies (#4), Theology and Religious Studies (#4), Physics and Astronomy (#5), Geology (#6), Linguistics (#6), Architecture (#7), East and South Asian Studies (#7), Education (#7), Music (#7), Sports Science (#7), Hospitality, Leisure (#8), Middle Eastern and African studies (#8), Sociology (#8), Anatomy and Physiology (#9), Biological Sciences (#9), Chemical Engineering (#10), and Electrical and Electronic Engineering (#10).
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