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Schools & Education: Colleges and Universities
Colleges in Edinburgh
Further Education (FE) colleges and Higher Education (HE) colleges
Further Education colleges (FE) sit between secondary school and university. FE colleges offer a wide range of vocational courses for people aged 16-18 as well as adult education for mature students. Most FE colleges offer A Levels, often in a sixth-form centre, school-level qualifications such as Higher Grade exams, as well as work-based learning.
Higher Education colleges (HE) colleges are usually part of a university and offer degree-level courses e.g. diplomas and the courses range from one-year Higher National Certificates (HNCs) to postgraduate doctoral qualifications.
Applying for a course at a college
Applications for courses at Further Education colleges in Scotland are made directly to the college of choice. To view the choice of courses at Edinburgh’ colleges visit the excellent and well informed PlanIT Plus website.
All courses and lectures are conducted in English, and fluency in written and spoken English is vital. You must satisfy the college or university of your competence in English before being accepted onto a course.
Main colleges in Edinburgh
(formerly Telford College)
|350 West Granton RoadEdinburghEH5 1QE [MAP]
Telephone: (0044) (0)131 559 4000Email: email@example.com
|Childcare and Social CareCommunication and Social ScienceCourses for Learners with Additional Support NeedsDecorating, Plastering and PlumbingDesign and ComputingEngineering and the Built EnvironmentFine ArtFood, Hospitality, Travel and TourismHair and BeautyHealth Studies and the Sciences MediaPerforming ArtsSport and FitnessSports StudiesTextiles, Floristry and Interior DesignTrowel and Highway servicesVeterinary and the SciencesWood and Masonry Trades
|Edinburgh Campus24 Milton Road EastEH15 2PP [MAP]
Telephone: (0044) (0)131 344 7000Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Automotive engineeringBeauty & complementary therapiesBridging coursesBusiness managementCareCarpentry & joineryComputingDanceElectrical engineeringEnglish for speakers of other languages Exercise & fitnessHairdressingHealthcareHospitality & cateringLiteracy & numeracyMeasurement & control engineeringMechanical engineeringMusicOffice administrationPlumbing & gasSign languageSocial sciencesTelevision
|Ecclesmachen Broxburn EH52 6NH [MAP]
Telephone: (0044) (0)1506 864 800
Equine Studies & Forgework
(formerly Stevenson College)
|Bankhead AvenueEdinburgh EH11 4DE [MAP]
Telephone: (0044) (0)131 535 4600
|Access & Continuing EducationAdministrationBusinessCreative IndustriesEarly EducationEngineeringHealthLanguagesScienceSocial CareSports|
Difference between colleges and universities in Scotland
A college (HE) comes under the affiliation of a university or, put differently, when you go to a university you are going to be graduating from one of their colleges, such as the business college. A college offers students a range of degrees in one specific area e.g. business, while a university is a collection of colleges. Courses are taught in colleges, but the degree is granted by the university.
University is the parent body and colleges adhere to its rules. A university usually offers undergraduate (bachelor's) degrees and graduate (master's and doctoral) degrees. Besides the colleges under its affiliation, a university in the UK may have its own separate subject departments devoted to research.
As a student, the important factor to consider for your education is the quality of the school rather than if it is a college or a university.
Universities in Edinburgh
You become an undergraduate when you start university. Then you sit a bachelors and when you graduate from that you are a undergraduate. Then if you start a postgraduate course you are a postgraduate.
To become a postgraduate you must specifically read for a postgraduate degree - simply staying at university to 'get another degree' could imply that you were taking another undergraduate degree. Postgraduate degrees include taught masters (MA/MSc), PG dip, PG cert, PGCE, PhD, MPhil, MRes, etc.
Applying for a course at universities
For admission to university, undergraduate students should apply through Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). UCAS telephone number: (0044) (0)871 468 0468 - Monday to Friday, 08:30-18:00.
Postgraduate students should normally apply through the university of their choice.
To find out what courses are offered at Scottish universities, visit the PlanIT Plus website.
Universities in Edinburgh
|Lauriston PlaceEdinburghEH3 9DF [MAP]
Telephone: (0044) (0)131 221 6000Email: email@example.com
View choice of courses at Edinburgh College of Art
|Craiglockhart CampusEH14 1DJ [MAP]
Telephone: (0044) (0)8452 60 60 40
View choice of courses at Napier University
|57 George SquareEH8 9JU [MAP]
Telephone: (0044) (0)131 650 4360
View choice of courses at Edinburgh University
|RiccartonEdinburghEH14 4AS [Map]
Telephone: (0044) (0)131 449 5111 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
View choice of courses at Heriot-Watt University
|10 Drumsheugh GardensEdinburghEH3 7QJ [Map]
Telephone: (0044) (0)845 300 6090 Email: email@example.com
View choice of courses at the Open University
|Queen Margaret University DriveEdinburghEH21 6UU [Map]
Telephone: (0044) (0)131 474 0000 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
View choice of courses at Queen Margaret University
|King's BuildingsWest Mains RoadEdinburghEH9 3JG [Map]
Telephone: (0044) (0)800 269 453 Email: email@example.com
View choice of courses at SAC
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