Select your programme and preferred start date to begin your application.
Individual programme fees are linked above. For detailed information on fee status, policies, payment and funding opportunities see:
Students may incur additional costs when studying. For example this may be for field trips, course equipment, or specialist fees.
Additional programme costs (F/T): £4,000
This programme is organised by Edinburgh Infectious Diseases (EID), which is hosted by the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine and the College of Science and Engineering.
In order to be considered for the programme we require a relevant undergraduate degree with a UK 2:1 or higher result, or its equivalent if outside the UK. Where applicable, you will also be required to meet any language requirements in accordance with the University of Edinburgh's regulations.
The deadline for applications for 2013 entry is 31 July 2013.
You must also have been formally interviewed by the School you wish to enter. Applicants can be interviewed by video-conferencing or Skype.
Supporting documentation must be uploaded together with your application. You should have all this documentation ready before you start the process. If you do not upload these documents, this will delay the application process.
Before making your application, you must make contact with a potential supervisor to discuss your research proposal. Further information on making a research degree application can be found below.
All applicants must meet our general entry and language requirements.
If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English.
Detailed advice for international students is available here:
If you are not an EU, EEA or Swiss national, you may need an Academic Technology Approval Scheme clearance certificate in order to study this programme.
This programme provides an introduction to research methodology for biologists, medics and veterinarians. The training also provides an entry into PhD studies. Projects are available in the following areas:
The learning process includes a one-year research project and during the study period students will be required to attend research seminars and lectures, including those on the related areas of immunology, microbiology and pathology. Training will also be given in generic skills including: statistics; project management and planning; oral and written presentational skills.
Depending on the project selected, students will learn how to apply modern molecular and biochemical techniques to the investigation of pathogenesis of infections, or the use of statistics and mathematical models to study the epidemiology of diseases.
Please see Scholarships and Student Funding Services for information about funding opportunities:
This article was published on Aug 21, 2013