Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences
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Our research activities are largely based in the the Usher Institute and the MRC Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine at the University of Edinburgh.

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We offer taught and online MSc programmes and a number of opportunities for PhD study.


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Resources, policies and bulletins for current staff and students.

Athena Swan

Athena SWAN

We strive to promote a culture of respect and inclusion of people from all backgrounds that nurtures excellence, leadership and innovation.

Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences, jointly with Clinical Sciences, is delighted to have received the Athena SWAN Silver Award.

Read more on our Athena SWAN website

Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences makes a major contribution to the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine's REF Success.

The College again achieved an outstanding UK research assessment outcome by the key comparators - research quality, research power (quality x volume) and ranking relative to other UK higher education institutions (HEIs). Research power is the globally recognised determinant of research reputation, and within the UK ultimately influences recurrent funding to HEIs by Higher Education Funding Councils.