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All the latest news, events and other information from within the College's postgraduate community. Also provides helpful resources for prospective students and alumni.

Choosing Between an Online and On-Campus Masters?

Whether you choose to study online or attend an on-campus course, it’s important that the programme meets your needs and priorities. Online vs On-campus Masters – here are some things to consider.

Staying the Course: Reflections on the Challenges and Value of Completing a Masters Dissertation During a Pandemic

Lindsey, one of our Master of Public Health (online) students, reflects on her experience of writing a dissertation during the Covid-19 pandemic.

SLICC: A great opportunity for part-time MPH students

As a final year MPH student, you have an opportunity to take a SLICC instead of a traditional dissertation. In this route, you will explore a topic of your interest from different public health perspectives, which will make you an expert on your chosen topic at the end - or at least that is what happened to me!

Q&A with Niamh: Why Edinburgh? Best & Worst parts of a PhD?

Niamh is a 3rd year PhD student in the Division of Psychiatry researching adolescent depression. In this Q&A, she answers questions about her path into a PhD, why she chose Edinburgh for her studies and the best and worst parts about doing a PhD.

Q&A with Alisha: PhD interview tips, how to study at Edinburgh & advice for first years!

Alisha, one of our PhD Tissue Repair students based at the Centre for Regenerative Medicine answers questions about doing a Masters before starting a PhD, the interview process and some top tips for first years.

Six Things I wish I knew before starting a PhD

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Our PhD students share six things they wish they’d known before they started their PhD, from taking advantage of every opportunity to knowing when to take a break.

The Nitrous Oxide Project: #nixthenitrous

Alifia Chakera, part-time Master of Public Health alumni, explains her career progression toward climate change in healthcare, and how she began the journey.

Highlights of the Academic Year 2020-21

We take a look back at some of the highlights from our postgraduate community during the last academic year.

Is Doing A PhD Lonely?

In this blog post, we address the popular myth that PhD students work all day and night without time for a proper social life. In fact, PhD life brings a wide variety of opportunities to make new friends and connections.

PTES (Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey) Results 2021

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The College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine has once again performed extremely well in the annual PTES results.

Q&A with Matt Ball, MSc Stem Cells & Translational Neurology Graduate

We chat to Matt about his experience of the online MSc Stem Cells and Translational Neurology programme.

Meet the HSC DDI Talent programme team

Meet the Health and Social Care (HSC) Data Driven Innovation (DDI) Talent programme team who provide their insight on the power of data in health and social care.

Featuring Dr. Neneh Rowa-Dewar

Since January 2021, Dr. Neneh Rowa-Dewar has co-directed the part-time Master of Public Health (MPH) programme together with Dr. Rose Geddes.

In Conversation with David Pyott

Professor Baljean Dhillon recently chatted with David Pyott, ex-CEO of Allergan, about the impact of the Pyott Foundation Scholarships in Clinical Ophthalmology.

EUSA Teaching Awards 2021

Many congratulations to all our postgraduate staff who were either winners, shortlisted or included on the Roll of Honour!

Online part-time MPH student Ania Gryka-MacPhail reflects on how the learning helped her work

Ania shares thoughts on how SLICC, a student-led course which is a part of online Master in Public Health programme, facilitated completing a work project and presenting its results at the European Congress on Obesity.

Reflections on my experiences of having my dissertation manuscript published in a peer reviewed Journal

A student reflection blog post by Ludoviko Zirimenya a graduate of The University of Edinburgh.

From Masters dissertation to publication

In this post, Grace Lewis, an Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research PhD student at the University of Leeds, shares her experience of writing a journal article from her MPH dissertation completed with the Usher Institute, University of Edinburgh.

Major Accreditation Success For MSc Patient Safety and Clinical Human Factors

Congratulations to the MSc Patient Safety and Clinical Human Factors team, whose programme has just achieved accreditation with the Chartered Institute for Ergonomics and Human Factors.

Student Testimonial from Pauliina Upla, MSc Biodiversity, Wildlife and Ecosystem Health graduate

Pauliina shares her thoughts on how the online masters degree helped introduce her to new perspectives on biodiversity. Pauliina also chats about how the MSc prompted her to make a career change.

Meet the Team: MSc Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia

Meet the friendly and dedicated team behind our online MSc Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia.

Advance in your career with Health Data Science certification

A new, fully funded Health Data Science Course has been launched. Applications are now open.

New masters programmes launched

In March 2021, new online masters degrees were launched, with support and funding from the DDI programme.

Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships

Two of our MSc Clinical Education students reflect on how the Commonwealth Scholarships have benefited their career and the important health work they do.

Tutor of the Month #6: Mostafa Ahmad

Mostafa is one of our hard-working and friendly tutors on the MSc Internal Medicine. Check out this post to learn more about his role and expertise.

MSc Biodiversity, Wildlife and Ecosystem Health - Student Testimonial

Chaona is one of our amazing online graduates. Here she chats about her experience of the MSc Biodiversity, Wildlife and Ecosystem Health.

Meet the team: MSc Data Science for Health and Social Care

Meet the interesting and talented team behind the new MSc Data Science for Health and Social Care programme.

Choose an MSc Data Science for Health and Social Care

The data revolution is here to stay and has led to the development of this new postgraduate programme.

Meet the Team: MSc Clinical Animal Behaviour

Meet the friendly and dedicated team behind our popular online MSc in Clinical Animal Behaviour.

Meet the Team: MSc Epidemiology

Meet the friendly and dedicated team behind our new online masters in Epidemiology.

Five Reasons to Study an MSc Epidemiology With Us

The emergence of a global pandemic has led to a newfound interest in epidemiology. What is it? Who can study it?

Q&A with Eric Fung, Doctor and Current Student on the MSc Internal Medicine

We chat to Eric, a GP trainee, about his experience of the online MSc Internal Medicine so far.

What Is Accreditation and Why Is It Important?

In this blog post, we explain what accreditation means for online programmes and why it's so important.

Q&A with Darien Cipta, Doctor and Master of Family Medicine Graduate

Darien is one of our Master of Family Medicine graduates. He now acts as a tutor on the programme while working as a doctor in Indonesia.

Major Global Achievement for Online Master of Public Health Programme

Congratulations to the online Master of Public Health team, whose programme has just gained full accreditation with the Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation (APHEA).

Q&A with Nadia Hernandez-Plumb, business owner and MSc Equine Science graduate

Meet Nadia, one of our online masters graduates. She now runs her own equestrian business and helps other owners and professionals with their horses, including behavioural problems and developing the bond between horse and human.

International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2021

Read more about some of our amazing female researchers and clinicians from around the College!

Why Choose Clinical Anatomy for Intercalation?

Find out what the MSc Clinical Anatomy can offer intercalating medical and dental students, including enhanced anatomical knowledge through anatomy by dissection.

Tutor of the Month #5: Victoria McCulloch

Each month we profile one of our fantastic postgraduate tutors. This February we chat to Victoria McCulloch, tutor on the online PgCert/PgDip in Anatomical Sciences.

World Cancer Day 2021

Read about some of the amazing cancer-related research being done by our staff and postgraduate students.