Drawn To The University Of Edinburgh

By University of Edinburgh Modified on February 22, 2017

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Thousands of students from across the globe are drawn to Edinburgh to study every year – in fact, more than 35,000 in 2016. For some it’s the University’s top 50 global ranking, for others it’s our world-leading research and teaching, and for many, it’s the city of Edinburgh itself.

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Choosing a subject you haven’t studied extensively at school, such as Economics, might seem like a leap in the dark, but there are other criteria you can use when deciding what to study. Consider your interests and strengths as well as the teaching and assessment methods used in the degree. How do they match up to what you have enjoyed at school? Have any of your teachers studied the degree you’re considering? They may be able to fill you in on elements of the degree you have yet to encounter, or may even be able to give you some background reading.

It's essential that you are really interested in what you study. You'll also want to match your degree to your abilities to ensure you'll succeed.

If you're undecided, it might help you to think about the following questions:

  • what subject have you previously enjoyed studying? Are there elements of that subject in the degree you’re considering?
  • will you still be interested in that subject in a few years' time?
  • are there any new subject areas which interest you?
  • do you have a particular career in mind?

Scottish degree programmes are designed to include four years of study to give you a broader and more flexible education, allowing you to try a range of subjects before specialising. Even if you know exactly what you want to do, you can study additional subjects and add depth to your education.

When you graduate your breadth of knowledge will be highly prized by employers, giving you the best chance of success in your chosen field. Students who studied Economics at the University of Edinburgh have gone on to work in a number of different areas including accountancy, analytics, banking, finance, insurance and teaching.

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