PhD Programmes

PhD Programmes

We offer a wide variety of research areas for study at PhD level. Our approach ranges from molecules to man, from bench to bedside and from process to population. Research alongside experts in the field and join our extensive network of interdisciplinary groups, centres and institutes. Our thriving scientific community brings together basic and clinical staff from across the College – why not join us and complete your doctoral work in one of our world-class research facilities?

Hear from our students

Video: Top Tips for PhD Students
PhD students share their top tips on making the most of your experience at the University of Edinburgh.

Some of our PhD students share their top tips on making the most of postgraduate life at the University of Edinburgh.

"I interact on a daily basis with eminent researchers"

"I interact on a daily basis with eminent researchers in various fields (computer vision, signal processing, medicine) which has introduced me to different view points on how to drive and deliver a research project. I believe that these interactions are the most valuable part of the programme and will definitely turn into cornerstones of my future professional career."

Jose, PhD Precision Medicine

Virtual Campus Tours

Video: CMVM Virtual Tour
Virtual Tour College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine 2020.

The video above tours some of our buildings from across the College.

You can also find a virtual map of the entire University of Edinburgh campus using the link below.

University of Edinburgh Virtual Visit

PhD Studentships

High calibre graduates are invited to apply for funded PhD opportunities for September 2024 entry across our world-leading research institutes and centres. 

Funded PhD opportunities 2024/25

Click on the link below to search available PhD projects currently being advertised by staff at the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine.

PhD Projects

Student Blogs

Joshua - A day in the life of a PhD student

Chiara - Venturing outside the lab

Theoklitos - Perfectionism

Sarah - Top tips for a part-time PhD student

For even more blogs, please visit our Student Blogs website

Student Vlog

Theoklitos is one of our PhD Precision Medicine students. He hosts a popular YouTube vlog which you can visit using the link below.

The Average PhD Student

"My PhD has taught me a huge and diverse set of skills"

"My research project has taught me such a huge and diverse set of skills, I feel I will be able to rely on what I’ve learned during my PhD no matter where my career takes me, whether it is in academia or not."

Bérengère, PhD Psychiatry

Research Insights

Explore the science and research taking place in our College with these free, online events.

Research Insights homepage