Research course

Respiratory Medicine (Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh)

Institution
University of Edinburgh · School of Clinical Sciences and Community Health
Qualifications
PhD

Entry requirements

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

All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.

Months of entry

April

Course content

Our major areas of research interest are:

  • cellular and molecular mechanisms of the resolution and persistence of lung inflammation and scarring
  • mechanisms of acute lung injury in the adult respiratory distress syndrome
  • gene therapeutic approaches to the augmentation of genes that protect against tissue injury in lung inflammation
  • biology of small-cell lung cancer
  • the effects of cigarette smoke, ozone and other pollutants on the lung
  • sleep apnoea
  • applied lung physiology

The unit also offers a number of research opportunities in areas of clinical interest, for example:

  • asthma
  • chronic bronchitis
  • emphysema
  • cystic fibrosis

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

part time
72 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Contact, Karen Colvin
Email
karen.colvin@ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)131 242 9172