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Established in 1726, Edinburgh Medical School was the pre-eminent medical centre of the 18th and 19th centuries. Today it retains its status as a leading force internationally in basic-to-clinical translational research and teaching.
We offer you the opportunity to study in an environment where research is an important component of every student’s life, nurturing a way of thinking that will equip you to deliver positive change for humanity. By bringing together clinicians and basic scientists, we create opportunities
to develop cutting-edge work that makes a real difference to people’s lives.
We offer enormous breadth and depth of research and learning opportunities. Our research themes include: cancer, cardiovascular science, application of basic animal sciences in human and veterinary medicine, genetics and molecular medicine, global health, infectious diseases, inflammation, neuroscience, regenerative medicine, and reproductive health.
Edinburgh Medical School consists of three Deaneries: Edinburgh Medical School: Biomedical Sciences, Edinburgh Medical School: Clinical Sciences, and Edinburgh Medical School: Molecular, Genetic & Population Health Sciences.
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This three-year, part-time, online postgraduate programme leads to the degree of Masters of Science in Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (CMID). Read more
Data is revolutionising the way health and social care is delivered. The demand for health and social care professionals with data science skills is unprecedented. Read more
This part-time programme is predominantly online distance learning, but there is currently an expected clinical commitment of one day a month hosted by the Edinburgh Dental Institute where you will gain clinical experience in providing conscious sedation for patients. Read more
Epidemiology is the foundational discipline for understanding and improving population health. Its methods underpin medical research, investigates the causes of disease, and evaluates intervention to prevent or control disease. Read more
The Global Health and Infectious Diseases postgraduate programme brings together a diverse community of online learners with transdisciplinary opportunities to identify, explore and address regional and global health challenges related to infectious diseases. Read more
Livestock are vital to the lives of millions of people, but endemic and epidemic diseases that affect livestock limit productivity and exacerbate poverty. Read more
The MSc by Research in Integrative Neuroscience is a one-year, full-time research programme covering all levels of modern neuroscience, which makes it an ideal programme to prepare you for a PhD. Read more
This three year, part-time online MSc programme in Patient Safety and Clinical Human Factors aims to support any graduate health care professionals - ranging from nurses to surgeons and anaesthetists - in using evidence-based tools and techniques to improve the reliability and safety of everyday health care systems and processes. Read more
The fields of science communication and public engagement are currently enjoying unprecedented growth. This is being driven by. Read more
The Anatomical Sciences programme is a unique opportunity for students who want to explore aspects of human anatomy through the flexibility of an online learning programme. Read more
This programme aims to disseminate medical image analysis knowledge, skills, and understanding, enabling effective and efficient medical image analysis which can be used both clinically and commercially. Read more
This one-year, full time programme provides an excellent grounding for PhD or other academic study in the Biomedical Sciences. You will learn valuable research skills, biomedical laboratory techniques and a wide range of other transferable skills that will give you an advantage for the rest of your career. Read more