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    University of Edinburgh Rankings 2021-22: World Ranking, Subject Ranking, Employability Rankings

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    Sugandhi Sood

    Study Abroad Expert | Updated on - Jun 3, 2021

    As one of the leading universities in the UK and world, University of Edinburgh has managed to make its mark by consistently ranking amongst the top 50 universities in the world. The University of Edinburgh rankings have been one of the defining factors why international students comprise of 42% total student population. Plus, the University of Edinburgh scholarships make it more affordable for students.

    Not just in terms of world rankings, University of Edinburgh ranks well in terms of

    As per THE rankings 2020, The university ranks at #33 for World Reputation Rankings and at #30 in Impact Rankings. Apart from this, University Edinburgh MBA program also ranks amongst the Top 100 in the world (FT 2020 Rankings).

    University of Edinburgh World Rankings

    Agency University of Edinburgh Ranking 2021 University of Edinburgh Ranking 2020
    QS Ranking 20 20
    THE Ranking 30 30
    ARWU - 42
    US News 30 28
    CWUR - 44

    These impressive University of Edinburgh rankings have been consistent for the last decade. The graph below shows the university rankings by QS & THE in the last 5 years:

    University of Edinburgh Rankings (2016-2021)

    The University of Edinburgh world rankings by QS and THE are based on the overall score obtained by the university, that is 85.8 and 79.4 respectively. These overall scores are based on different indicators used by the agencies. The details of the same are mentioned in the two tables below

    University of Edinburgh QS Ranking Indicators

    Indicator University of Edinburgh QS Score (2021) Weightage
    Academic Reputation 98 40%
    Employer Reputation 95.4 10%
    Faculty: Student 83.1 20%
    Citations per Faculty 50.2 20%
    International Faculty 98.2 5%
    International Students 99 5%

    University of Edinburgh THE Ranking Indicators

    Indicator University of Edinburgh THE Score (2021) Weightage
    Teaching (learning environment) 67.2 30%
    Research (volume, reputation, income) 74.7 30%
    Citations (research influence) 96.0 30%
    Industry Income (knowledge transfer) 38.7 7.5%
    International Outlook (student staff, research) 94.6 2.5%

    University of Edinburgh Rankings QS Graduate Employability

    Along with its proud standing in terms of global universities, the University of Edinburgh employability rankings is also great. For many years now, the university ranks amongst the Top 100 universities, as per QS Graduate Employability Rankings.

    University of Edinburgh Graduate Employability

    Similar to World Rankings, QS Graduate Employability Rankings are also based on scores for 5 parameters and their overall total score. For 2020 Employability Rankings, the University of Edinburgh obtained an overall score of 69.6, the bifurcation of the same is mentioned in the table below:

    Parameter QS Score (2020) Weightage
    Employer Reputation 90.4 30%
    Alumni Outcome 56.6 25%
    Partnerships with Employers 77.1 25%
    Employer-Student Connection 60.7 20%

    When it comes to graduate employability, the university has scored better than University of Leeds (#51) and Monash University (#66).

    University of Edinburgh Rankings in UK

    As established, the University of Edinburgh rankings have been consistent in all respects. However, the university’s ranking in the UK is even more impressive.

    For the past decade, every long standing and influential ranking system has placed this university in their Top 10 universities in the UK for international students. The recent University of Edinburgh Rankings in the UK are:

    Ranking System Rank
    QS 2021 #5
    US News 2021 #5
    ARWU 2020 #6
    CWUR 2020 #5

    University of Edinburgh Rankings: Subject-wise

    Several University of Edinburgh courses have been ranked well, both globally and nationally. As per QS Rankings 2021, there are 30+ University of Edinburgh subjects which are rank within Top 100. Key reason why international students are seeking admission at the University of Edinburgh.

    Some of these University of Edinburgh programs and their subject-rankings are mentioned in the table below:

    Program/Subject QS Ranking 2021 US News Ranking 2020 NTU Ranking 2020
    Linguistics #3 #7 -
    Veterinary Science #6 #62 -
    English Language & Literature #9 #7 -
    Arts & Humanities #11 #7 #15
    History #16 - -
    Medicine #19 #46 #63
    Philosophy #20 - #48
    Biological Sciences #21 #40 #31
    Psychology #22 #60 #65
    Computer Science #23 #51 #96
    Mathematics #35 #81 #136
    Natural Sciences #37 #62 #61
    Accounting and Finance #44 - #121
    Engineering #50-#100 #178 #200

    As one of the top study destinations of international students in the UK, the University of Edinburgh ensures that it maintains its high standards of education and research. The 5 campuses and world-class accommodation facilities make it all the more appealing.

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