Centre for Inflammation Research

Medical Sciences & Translational Research PhD with integrated studies in Engagement for Impact

This newly established four-year PhD programme will combine medical science and translational research projects with integrated and credited teaching in science communication, public engagement, patient involvement, data design and informatics, via established MSc courses and/or new Engagement for Impact courses. Our vision is to teach a generation of researchers equipped to address and solve real-world problems through excellent science and who have the engagement and impact skills we believe will give them an edge in their future careers.

Introduction to the programme

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To meet the changing skill needs of the future scientific workforce, medical sciences and translational research PhD students must be taught to engage with wider society as well as to deliver excellent scientific research.

Programme structure

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This innovative programme integrates internationally-excellent Medical Sciences and Translational Research with credited Engagement for Impact teaching throughout a novel four year PhD structure.

Research projects

This innovative programme offers research PhDs in medical sciences and translational research topics from across the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine. Projects will start in September 2020.

Programme Leadership Team

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This innovative programme is led by a diverse interdisciplinary Leadership Team reflecting internationally excellent research experience and expertise in engagement.

How to apply

The Programme is now accepting applications to start in Edinburgh in September 2020. Find out about entry requirements and eligibility, and the application process.

Contact us

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Get in touch with the Programme Co-Directors and Postgraduate Administrator.

Why engagement for impact?

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Find out about the importance of Engagement for Impact and our vision for the programme.

Why choose Edinburgh?

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Edinburgh's vibrant and stimulating environment is the perfect place for your postgraduate study and research.