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Postgraduate Life

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

Free upskilling with Health Data Science course

Data science is revolutionising how medicine is understood, how biomedical research is conducted and how healthcare is delivered.

Get paid to create Instagram Reel content

Are you a natural at creating TikToks or Instagram Reels? Or just keen to show off your online learning experience through short-form video? We want you to create Instagram Reel content for us! 

Health Data Science CPD course achieves FEDIP accreditation

Our application for accreditation, from the Federation for Informatics Professionals in Health and Social Care (FEDIP), was approved. Students will now have the FEDIP logo and new text added onto their certificate of completion.

Usher Institute's Postgraduate Teaching Team hosts sessions at the 2022 Learning & Teaching Conference

On 15-16 June, many of Usher Institute’s postgraduate teaching team will be hosting sessions at the 2022 Learning and Teaching conference. This year’s theme is ‘Shaping our Futures’.

MSc Epidemiology nominations for the 2022 student-led Teaching Awards

In 2021, the MSc Epidemiology programme was successfully launched. It has been an outstanding achievement for the meaningful connections the team have already made with their students, and this has been further evidenced by the nomination they received in the 2022 student-led Teaching Awards, in the “Outstanding Innovation in Digital Teaching” category.

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.

Complete University Guide 2021

We're pleased to announce that the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine has performed extremely well in the latest Complete University Guide rankings.

Meet the HSC DDI Talent programme team of 2021

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.

Applications open for fully-funded Health Data Science Course

Advance in your career with Health Data Science certification. 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.

What is accreditation and why is it important?

In this blog post, we explain what accreditation is and how it benefits online programmes.

Meet the MSc Data Science for Health and Social Care team of 2021

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 MSc Epidemiology team of 2021

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.