Postgraduate study

Edinburgh Medical School: Biomedical Sciences

About the School

Biomedical Sciences is part of the Edinburgh Medical School and teaches and researches life sciences and how they relate to medicine. This includes how and why the body functions, causes of diseases and innovative cures and treatments. Research topics include genes and development, membrane biology, neuroscience, basic and clinical virology and bacteriology.

We comprise the Centre for Integrative Physiology, the Centre for Neuroregeneration, the Centre for Cognitive and Neural Systems, the Centre for Infectious Diseases and the Division of Pathway Medicine.

We offer our postgraduate students a dynamic experience. Here you will find world-class research, co-location of research centres to facilitate interdisciplinarity, state-of-the-art facilities, MRC-funded centres, close collaboration with NHS hospitals, all major imaging technologies, clinical trials support and commercialisation training and opportunities.

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We offer a range of options for postgraduate study: from professional qualifications to independent research, on-campus taught programmes to part-time, online study. Find out which graduate study option is right for you: