Introduction to the Degree Regulations and Programmes of Study 2020/21
The academic life of the University of Edinburgh is structured into three
Colleges: the College of Humanities and Social Science, the College of
Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, and the College of Science and Engineering.
The three Colleges comprise a total of 22 Schools, grouped according to
cognate academic disciplines. The University also validates degrees offered
by other institutions such as the Scottish
Agricultural College. Prospective students should refer to the Undergraduate
and Postgraduate pages of the University website (http://www.ed.ac.uk/)
to find out more about the full range of subjects that can be studied
at the University.
The Degree Regulations and Programmes of Study provides information on
the programmes of study offered by the University of Edinburgh, and sets
out the regulatory framework by which these are governed, together with
the regulations and codes that govern the general context of a student’s
academic career at the University. The University also recognises regulations
in respect of those degrees offered by other institutions and validated
by the University, and relevant additional information is provided where
It is recommended that any student referring to the Degree Regulations
and Programmes of Study in the context of decisions about their programme
of study do so in consultation with their Personal Tutor (for undergraduate
and taught postgraduate students) or Supervisor/Programme Director (for postgraduate students).