Browse our frequently asked questions for information about the Business School, living in Edinburgh, and the application process.

General

The Business School is located in the city centre, on the south side of George Square at 29 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh EH8 9JS.

For those who have not yet started the application process and are hoping to learn more, register for an upcoming Masters and MBA Information Sessions. For current postgraduate study offer holders who are deciding whether to accept their offer, watch recordings of our recent Offer Holder Sessions (to link to new webinar recordings page).

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Yes, we offer an online MSc in Data and Decision Analytics and an online MBA, both of which are part-time. Additionally, we offer a part-time, in-person Executive MBA. To view our other distance learning programmes please see our study online section.

Living in Edinburgh

Buccleuch Place/Buccleuch Place Lane, Ascham Court, Richmond Place, Deaconess, and O'Shea are the closest to the Business School, and these range in price per year. See more details on the accommodation search page.

Information on University accommodation can be found on the University Accommodation, Catering and Events website, and you can contact the accommodation support team via email at accom.allocations@ed.ac.uk. Additionally, during your stay, the Residence Life (ResLife) team is made up of staff and students who are on-site at the accommodation blocks to deal with any issues.

To help you calculate your finances, a detailed breakdown of potential living costs can be found in the Postgraduate Study section on the University website. Advice Place, a team of caseworkers dedicated to Edinburgh student support, provides further help regarding money, accommodation, wellbeing, and more.

Scholarships

You can find lists of relevant scholarships from the Business School and from external organisations under the 'Scholarships & Funding' tab for each programme, such as on the MSc Accounting & Finance Scholarships & Funding page. The University provides a Scholarship Search tool where you can filter to see what additional University-wide scholarships you may be eligible for. If you have further questions, please contact the Scholarships and Financial Support Team.

Application process

There is a file size limit of 2MB for each individual supporting document. If your document is larger than this, either use compression software to create a .zip file, or separate the file into smaller files and upload them as 'unspecified documents'.

If you are still unable to upload documents, please send them to futurestudents@ed.ac.uk quoting the programme you applied for and your University Username (UUN).

Work experience is not required for our MSc programmes. The full-time MBA and the online MBA require 3 years of managerial work experience, and the Executive MBA requires 5 years. Managerial work history can be from any industry and can encompass a range of activities – see the MBA entry requirements for more details.

You may apply for more than one programme if you wish, however you will be required to submit a separate application form for each programme. You will need to upload your supporting documents for each application.

Your reference letter and personal statement should both be programme-specific as you will need to be able to demonstrate your motivation for applying.

Please note that if you apply for more than one programme which requires an application fee, you will be required to pay a separate fee for each programme.

If you have not graduated already, you do not need to respond to this request yet. Please upload your most recent transcript when asked, and if you are given a conditional offer, you should upload your degree certificate as soon as you can once you graduate.

You should receive your account log in details and UUN from the applicant hub shortly after submitting your application. If you have not received this within a few days, please contact Student Systems.

You may re-apply if you feel that your application has strengthened considerably by the next admissions cycle, however we cannot guarantee that you will be made an offer the second time round.

Log in to your applicant hub to track the progress of your application. Any requests or notifications from the admissions team will be sent to your MyEd inbox. You should also receive an email alerting you to any updates – this will be sent to the contact email specified in your application.

No. Due to the high volume of applications we receive and the associated heavy email traffic, we would kindly ask that applicants do not email us requesting frequent updates. You can track the progress of your application through your applicant hub and you will be alerted to any updates via your MyEd inbox.

We operate a staged admissions process for our programmes and work to deliver all decisions by the decision deadline in each round. View the Application Deadlines page for your programme for further information.

Decisions are final and will generally not be reconsidered.

Competition for places varies from programme to programme, but due to strong competition for places and the high quality of applications received for many programmes, preference may be given to those with grades above the minimum requirements.

Deposits are normally non-refundable. However, in certain circumstances you may be eligible for a refund. Please review our deposit policy guidelines.

Making arrangements to pay your fees is part of the matriculation process to become a student at the University of Edinburgh. Please see 'paying your tuition fees' on the university website for more information on when and how to pay your fees.