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 2020 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 and Business and Economics.
Within the UK, Edinburgh is currently ranked 1st for both Veterinary Medicine Nursing and has further Top 20 rankings for the following subjects: Social Work (#2), Town and Country Planning and Landscape (#3), Sport Science (#5), Education (#6), Social Policy (#11), Electrical & Electronic Engineering (#11), Architecture (#12), Law (#12), Linguistics (#13), Mathematics (#14), Biological Sciences (#15), Computer Science (#15) and Art & Design (#19).
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