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Postgraduate research

We offer postgraduate research opportunities in a range of topics aligned to animal science.

Postgraduate Research options

The Roslin Institute offers a high quality training environment and excellent facilities. We believe graduate students contribute a vital part of a lively and forward-looking research Institute and presently we have more than 180 research students.

Within the Institute, individual students are integrated within their supervisor’s group and department, and participate fully in journal clubs, group meetings and seminar programmes. The student is expected to complete a piece of original research, directed towards solving important, novel and open questions.

We offer MScR and PhD programmes in the following broad subject areas:

We recommend making contact with a prospective supervisor before commencing a formal application. You can contact the Postgraduate Research Administration team at, outlining your research interests.

Alternatively, you may want to look for funded research opportunities such as studentships (see below).  

The University of Edinburgh webpage for new postgraduate students provides information on many aspects of starting your studies in Edinburgh.