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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.

What are my career options with a PhD?

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We look at the many career opportunities available to PhD graduates, from policy to science communication.

New Research Insights Series

The College has launched a series of free, public online events exploring our current science and research.

5 Things You Didn't Know About Burke & Hare

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The infamous body snatchers had close links to our very own Anatomy Museum. But did you know these five facts about the pair?

Online Student Wins Prestigious Elizabeth Molyneux Prize

One of our recent graduates, Angharad, recently won the Elizabeth Molyneux (Paediatrics) prize for her final year work on the MSc Paediatric Emergency Medicine.

How A Masters Degree Can Help Your Career

We explain some of the career benefits you might experience with a Masters degree.

Advice For New Online Students

Bex Sandey is one of our MSc Biodiversity, Wildlife and Ecosystem Health students. She gives some fantastic advice for new online students who are just starting out on their programme.

Q&A with Zhen Wei Choo, Senior Resident working in Singapore

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Zhen Wei Choo recently completed the ChM Urology. He is a Senior Resident in the Singapore National Health Group urology residency training programme. He chats to us about the benefits and challenges of online learning, particularly during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Meet the Team: MSc Biodiversity, Wildlife and Ecosystem Health

Meet the friendly and dedicated team who run our online Biodiversity, Wildlife and Ecosystem Health programme. Find out more about what they do and why they enjoy working on this programme.

How To Earn an Online Masters Degree While Working Full-Time - 10 Tips For Success

Find out how to balance an online degree with your work commitments. Featuring advice from our current students and graduates.

Tutor of the Month #3: Prashant Mulawkar

Each month we profile one of our fantastic postgraduate tutors. This September we chat to Prashant Mulawkar, a consultant urologist and tutor for the ChM Urology.

Introducing Our Postgraduate Societies

There are a number of postgraduate societies across the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine. Find more information and links to their social media channels here.

More Rankings Success For The College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine

CMVM has performed extremely well in The Guardian 2021 Best UK Universities league table.

Meet the Team: ChM Urology

Meet the friendly and dedicated team who run our online ChM in Urology. Find out more about what they do and why they enjoy working on this programme.

Celebrating our Scholarships for 2020/21

We are proud to announce that a substantial number of postgraduate students commencing their studies this September have been awarded funding.

Tutor of the Month #2: Catriona Barr

Each month we profile one of our fantastic postgraduate tutors. August sees the turn of Dr Catriona Barr, a consultant anaesthetist and tutor for the MSc Paediatric Emergency Medicine.

Celebrating the 2019-20 Academic Year

Our biggest postgraduate success stories from around the College this academic year. Read more about the fantastic achievements of our postgraduate community, including staff awards, subject rankings and much, much more!

Tutor of the Month: Stuart Irving

Each month we profile one of our fantastic postgraduate tutors. July sees the turn of Dr Stuart Irving, consultant Urological Surgeon and longstanding tutor in Stones Disease on the ChM Urology.

The Insider's Guide to Vivas

Preparing for your viva? Our PhD viva tips will help you to walk into your exam feeling confident that you can cross the finish line. Get advice from some of our staff and recent PhD graduates.

What is Paediatric Emergency Medicine?

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Paediatric emergency medicine is a growing medical specialty. Read our post to find out how you could benefit from a postgraduate degree in paediatric emergency care.

Q & A with Arfang Faye, Senior Nurse and Midwife working in The Gambia

Arfang recently graduated with distinction from the MSc Clinical Education. He chats to us about the impact his studies are having on his ability to teach midwives and nurses, as well as his work with pregnant women and new mothers in The Gambia.

The Dick Vet Is now Second in the latest ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking

Congratulations to the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies on yet another rankings success.

PTES (Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey) Results 2020

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

CMVM Postgraduate Research Round-Up #2

Find out more about some of our biggest scientific research breakthroughs of 2020 so far.

The Ultimate Guide to Online Learning

All of our myth-busting blogs combined into one long article. We address common preconceptions about online learning and reveal what distance learning is really like.

Online Study - Frequently Asked Questions

Thinking about studying an online masters? In this blog post, we answer some of the internet's most frequently asked questions about online study.

#EarthDay2020: Sustainability and Social Responsibility at the Vet School

We're very pleased to be able to share a blog post on sustainability in learning and teaching by Glen Cousquer, programme co-ordinator and lecturer for both the MSc One Health and MVetSci Conservation Medicine.

Critical courses made free to support NHS

The MSc Critical Care has helped to develop a free online education hub for clinical staff treating patients with coronavirus.

Five Tips On How To Set Up The Perfect Home Office

Working from home due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic? We've put together some useful tips with advice from our current online students on how to set up a productive home office.

CMVM Postgraduate Research Round-Up

Find out more about some of our biggest research breakthroughs of 2020 so far.

Q & A with Mandy More, Physiotherapist at Sport Scotland

Mandy is a recent online graduate of the MSc Clinical Management of Pain. She chats to us about how the masters has helped her work with Scotland's top athletes and what she liked best about online learning.

On-Campus Postgraduate Study - Frequently Asked Questions

Thinking about studying an MSc or PhD? In this blog post, we answer some of the internet's most frequently asked questions about on-campus Masters and PhD programmes.

Edinburgh Science Festival 2020

Our staff and students are heavily involved in Edinburgh Science Festival 2020. Find out more about which events the College is holding here.

Alternative Careers in Medicine - Where can your PhD take you? #3

Our regular series of case studies looks at what career options are available to graduates in medicine and life sciences outside of academia. Lysimachos Zografos is currently Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Edinburgh Innovations. He also founded the award-winning company Parkure, which seeks to find a cure for Parkinson's Disease.

Graduate Careers - What our online students did next

Our graduates from the MSc Clinical Management of Pain explain what they are doing now and how the online programme boosted their career.

Careers Events: Spring 2020

Information on upcoming careers events that may be of interest to postgraduates.

Online Learning - Are online degrees 'easier' than on-campus degrees?

Some people still believe that online degrees are somehow easier than on-campus degrees. In the blog post below, we put this myth to bed once and for all.

The MSc by Research - Not just a 'stepping stone' to a PhD

The Master's by Research (MScR) degree is often thought of as simply a stepping stone towards PhD study. In this blog post, we explain why that's simply not the case - an MScR can enhance your career prospects across a range of industries.

Top 10 Study Tips for PhD and Masters Students

New year, new study habits! Our postgraduate students share their advice on how to study for a PhD or Masters degree without burning out.

Celebrating 2019

Our biggest postgraduate success stories from around the College this year. Read more about the fantastic efforts of our postgraduate programmes in 2019, including staff awards, student achievements, new funding opportunities and much, much more!

Alternative Careers in Medicine - Where can your PhD take you? #2

Our regular series of case studies looks at what career options are available to graduates in medicine and life sciences outside of academia. Philipp Gramlich explains how he worked at a start-up between his PhD and postdoc, before leaving academic research to work full-time at Eurofins Genomics. Philipp now owns and operates NaturalScience.Careers, a career development and leadership training company.