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Medical Sciences

The University of Edinburgh

12 months
31100 GBP/year
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The Medical Sciences programme at The University of Edinburgh offers the opportunity to learn robust research skills that you may not gain elsewhere.


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.

Career opportunities

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.

Programme Structure

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A medical degree (MBChB or equivalent).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31100 GBP per year during 12 months.

Home fees have still to be agreed 

Part-time fees 

  • International/EU: £15,550

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 GBP /month
Living costs

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.

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