What is the best Scottish university for your chosen degree?

SCOTLAND’S universities are commonly ranked among some of the best in the world.

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The University of Edinburgh, University of Glasgow and St Andrews are among the world’s finest institutions according to the QS World University Rankings,

Scottish graduates are also doing well in the rankings with the lowest level of unemployment three years after leaving their studies than any other domiciled graduates in the UK.

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With high levels of success spread across the board, we take a closer look at which Scottish university is best for your degree of choice.


Edinburgh University

Ranked: 6 in UK, 55 in the world.

There are now around 1,300 undergraduate and postgraduate students studying under the university’s School of Engineering.

Edinburgh also came out 21st on the world rankings, making it Scotland’s best university according to the The QS World University Rankings

Three prime ministers are among its alumni as well as naturalist Charles Darwin.


Edinburgh University

Ranked: 8 in UK

The Complete University Guide names Edinburgh University as the best university to study medicine in Scotland.

Glasgow University is a close second and beats Edinburgh in terms of student satisfaction.


Glasgow University

Ranked: 3 in UK

Glasgow University tops the polls as the best place to study veterinary medicine in Scotland.

The university if one of only four vet schools in Europe to have achieved accredited status for its undergraduate programmes from the American Veterinary Medical Association.


University of Strathclyde

Ranked: 2 in UK

The University of Strathclyde is regarded as the best place in Scotland, and second best in Britain, to study accounting and finance. The department was also ranked 3rd in the UK in the Guardian university guide.


University of Edinburgh

Ranked: 1 in UK

Edinburgh University is rated as the best place in Scotland to study nursing. It also came out on top of all other British universities including Liverpool, Leeds and King’s College London.


University of St Andrews

Ranked: 4th in UK

As the oldest university in Scotland, St Andrews rather fittingly hold the title for the best place to study history.


University of St Andrews

Ranked: 4th in UK

Members of the The Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance, St Andrews School of Computer Science is ranked as the best of its kind in Scotland.


University of Glasgow

Ranked: 6th in UK

The University of Glasgow’s School of Law is ranked as the best of its kind by the Complete University Guide.


University of Glasgow

Ranked: 8th in Uk

The University of Glasgow is Scotland’s leading centre for music research as well as the best place in the country to study the subject.


University of Dundee

Ranked: 1st in UK

Rated as the best university in Britain to study Pharmacy and Pharmacology, the University of Dundee has also been named Scottish University of the Year in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016.