Edinburgh Medical School

Teaching 2020

How Edinburgh Medical School has adapted our teaching and safety practices in the light of COVID-19.

Three female medical students on an Edinburgh street, sharing a joke

At Edinburgh Medical School, your safety is our top priority.

We realise that September 2020 may be an anxious time for both our new and returning students.  However, we want to reassure you that we will be open and ready to teach at the start of the new academic year on 21 September 2020.

In order to keep our community safe, teaching will be both digital and in person this year. We are adopting a hybrid model, blending the best that we can offer you from both worlds.

You can find specific information for your programme in the sections below.


Undergraduate programmes

Details of teaching arrangements for 2020.

Postgraduate taught programmes

Teaching arrangements for 2020.

Postgraduate research

2020 arrangements.

Libraries, study spaces and clinical areas

Safety arrangements in public areas.

Digital and technology

Options available to you if you need some support.


Most support services are currently being delivered remotely.

Related links

New students website

Returning students website

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