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PhD opportunities in infectious disease research

Information about doctoral training programmes and PhD projects focusing on infectious disease research at the University of Edinburgh. The University is currently delivering a mix of in-person and digital teaching for the academic year starting in September 2021. We are monitoring government guidance on Covid-19 prevention measures and we will adjust our 2021-22 plans in response to any relevant changes.

Wellcome Trust PhD programme in Hosts, Pathogens and Global Health

The Wellcome Trust 4-yearPhD programme in Hosts, Pathogens and Global Health provides broad, interdisciplinary training in all aspects of infectious disease research, from immunology to epidemiology, phylogenetics and evolutionary biology. Applications for entry in October 2022 have now CLOSED.

Wellcome Trust PhD programme in One Health Models of Disease

This newly established Wellcome Trust 4-year PhD programme in One Health Models of Disease will combine key training in experimental techniques, bioethics and social sciences, to apply new ‘One Health’ models of neurodegenerative, cardiovascular, developmental, and infectious diseases of humans and animals. The application window for entry in October 2022 has now CLOSED.

PhD projects in University of Edinburgh centres and institutes

In addition to doctoral training programmes, PhD projects with relevance to infectious disease are available in research centres and institutes across the University of Edinburgh.

University of Edinburgh Doctoral College

The Doctoral College was founded in January 2020 to support all postgraduate researchers and supervisors across the University.

Postgraduate open days and funding

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Information about visiting the university on postgraduate open days and where to find funding opportunities for study.