Research course

Genetics and Molecular Medicine (MRC Human Genetics Unit)

Institution
University of Edinburgh · College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Qualifications
PhDMSc by research

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent.

All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.

Months of entry

January, October, September, April

Course content

The MRC Human Genetics Unit (HGU), is part of the Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine (IGMM) within the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine at the University of Edinburgh. As well as delivering outstanding research, the institute creates a vibrant scientific community and a friendly research environment rich in both scientific and social opportunities.

The aim of the MRC Human Genetics Unit is to advance the understanding of genetic factors implicated in human disease and normal and abnormal development and physiology. Our PhD and MSc programmes harnesses strengths in different research disciplines (genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry and cell biology) tied to our scientific themes (disease mechanisms, biomedical genomics and genome regulation). Our program also provides a strong focus on computational biology, and state of the art imaging as part of the Edinburgh Super-Resolution Imaging Consortium. Over 30 principal investigators based in the MRC HGU contribute to these cross-disciplinary programmes spanning fundamental to clinical research.

Information for international students

To find out about the support offered to international students at Edinburgh from arrival to graduation visit: http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/international

Fees and funding

Visit Scholarships and Student Funding Services at: http://www.ed.ac.uk/student-funding

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
36 months
part time
72 months

MSc by research

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Administrator
Email
Pauline.McDonald@igmm.ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)131 651 5771