Why study here?

Find out why students make our School their first choice.

Today Edinburgh's School of Divinity offers the chance to engage with cutting-edge research in a wide range of areas. We attract a diverse, worldwide community of academic staff and students. Access to our magnificent library and archive collections ensures a varied and stimulating study environment.

The School of Divinity was ranked 1st in Scotland and 5th in the UK for research power in Theology and Religious Studies – (Times Higher Education’s power rankings based on REF 2021 results).

And the School is ranked in the world’s top 20 universities for Theology, Divinity and Religious Studies (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023).

Discover more about our reputation, rankings, friendly community and location.

Find out what makes our School of Divinity and Edinburgh an extraordinary place to study.

Find out the importance of studying our Theology and Religious Studies programmes.

What our students think

Discover what some of our recent graduates and former students think about life at New College.

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First year Undergraduate Students, Milly and Megan, give you the rundown on their first year at the University of Edinburgh and share their experience of adjusting to the change from school to university.