Medical training is often very full with the clinical skills and knowledge you have to learn, that there is little time to learn how to do research.
This degree in medical sciences allows you to complete a full range of research projects, supervised by principle investigators within the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine.
Who is the programme for?
The Medical Sciences programme at The University of Edinburgh is designed for medical graduates wishing to carry out a dedicated year of research training.
You will have the option to choose an area of research relevant to you career aspirations. The extensive breadth and depth of biomedical research training carried out at the University of Edinburgh offers you, as a clinician in training, opportunities to find a research area suited to your goals.
Dedicated time spent in research, and the award of a research degree, gives you significant career boost in the early and mid-stages of your career as a doctor.
There is also the possibility, decided on an individual basis, to continue research started during the MMedSci programme to PhD level. You may also have the opportunity to switch to a PhD during the programme.
Graduates of the MMedSci programme have had significant benefits to their career with acceptance onto competitive training programmes and progress into medical leadership positions.
The programme begins with a taught month which aims to give you an overview of the whole range of techniques used in medical research.
The first two weeks include lectures covering a variety of subjects from stem cell biology to ethics and clinical trails. You will also receive several days of statistics training.
This is followed by two weeks of practical workshops in cell biology and molecular medicine. During this time you will be taught practical techniques including:
- basic tissue culture
- how to set up polymerase chain reaction PCRs
- how to run Western Blots
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesBiomedicine Human Medicine Health Sciences View 275 other Masters in Biomedicine in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A medical degree (MBChB or equivalent).
International31100 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 31100 GBP per year during 12 months.
Home fees have still to be agreed
- International/EU: £15,550
Living costs for Edinburgh
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.