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Research and training opportunities for clinicians in Edinburgh

Edinburgh offers a huge range of potential opportunities for clinicians to undertake further academic study or get involved in clinical and scientific research.

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Are you a clinician interested in exploring research as part of your career, or developing a career as a clinical academic or clinician scientist?  A clinical academic career is dynamic, exciting, varied and above all enormous fun.  However, it can be daunting to understand all the opportunities available, how best to match these to your clinical career and how to effectively  develop your ideas into a substantive piece of research.

Please visit the links below which will help guide you through the many opportunities available to you.

Edinburgh Clinical Academic Training

The Edinburgh Clinical Academic Training (ECAT) website provides a lot of very useful information for trainee clinicians, detailing different programmes and schemes that can be followed, including details of the Wellcome Trust funded ECAT PhD programmes for both clinicians and vets.

eCAT Medical

eCAT Veterinary

NHS Research Scotland

NHS Research Scotland (NRS) is a partnership involving Scottish NHS Boards and the Chief Scientist Office (CSO) of the Scottish Government. The overarching aim of NRS is to ensure that NHSScotland provides the best environment to support clinical research.  The CSO provides NRS funding to the NHS to support this aim. 

More information about NRS and the research schemes they operate

Chief Scientist's Office, Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorate

Postgraduate study in the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

There are a number of master courses available for clinicians at the University of Edinburgh.

MSc online course in Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

MSc in Medical Sciences

More information

Further general information about postgraduate study in the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine at the University of Edinburgh.

Overview of postgraduate study in the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

Research degrees

On-line Masters courses

On-campus taught Masters courses

Short professional development courses