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.

English language requirements

All applicants must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of their English language ability:

  • an undergraduate or masters degree, that was taught and assessed in English in a majority English speaking country as defined by UK Visas and Immigration

  • IELTS Academic: total 6.5 (at least 6.0 in each module)
  • TOEFL-iBT: total 92 (at least 20 in each module)
  • PTE(A): total 61 (at least 56 in each of the "Communicative Skills" sections; the "Enabling Skills" sections are not considered)
  • CAE and CPE: total 176 (at least 169 in each module)
  • Trinity ISE: ISE II with distinctions in all four components

Degrees taught and assessed in English must be no more than two and a half years old at the beginning of your degree programme. Language tests must be no more than two years old at the beginning of your degree programme.

Academic Technology Approval Scheme

If you are not an EU, EEA or Swiss national, you may need an Academic Technology Approval Scheme clearance certificate in order to study this programme.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

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.

Department specialisms

Genetics of common and complex human diseases, epigenetics, developmental biology and pediatrics, brain biology and disease, cancer biology and biomedical systems analysis/computational biology.

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