Taught Degrees
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World renowned medical and veterinary teaching - live and study in Edinburgh while enhancing your knowledge and skills

Our on-campus taught Masters degrees give you the opportunity to learn from the experts in your field while developing your skills and boosting your career prospects in research or industry. Each programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, tutorials and seminars, as well as practical and lab work. The degree concludes with a dissertation. Our Masters degrees take 12 months to complete, with the exception of taught Dentistry programmes (MClinDent and DClinDent) which take between 24 and 36 months. 

Hear from one of our students

Video: Christopher MSc Human Anatomy
On-campus Masters student discusses the MSc Human Anatomy.

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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

Our taught masters degrees

Visit the programme websites below to find out more about each Masters (MSc) degree:

Applied Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare

Clinical Anatomy

Human Anatomy

Public Health

Science Communication and Public Engagement

Proposed new programme

We would like to hear your views on a potential new postgraduate opportunity in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder survey

Taught Dental Programmes

We also offer the following taught dental programmes (MClinDent and DClinDent). Click on the links below to find out more information. 



Paediatric Dentistry


"I have learned so much through doing my dissertation."

Although it has been a tough journey, I have to say that I have learned so much through doing my dissertation, and I now see clear connections between the public health field and education systems. My favourite part by far was conducting the interviews for my study.

Kayla, Master of Public Health

University Rankings 2024

22nd in the world, QS World University Rankings 2024

The University of Edinburgh is now ranked 22nd in the world, according to the QS World University Rankings 2024.

And according to The Guardian Best UK Universities Guide 2021, Edinburgh Medical School is 3rd in the UK for Medicine, while the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies is ranked 1st in the UK for Veterinary Medicine for the fifth year running.

Got a question for us..?

Contact the Postgraduate Admissions Office using the enquiry form below.

Postgraduate study enquiry form