Research course

Child Life & Health

Institution
University of Edinburgh · Reproductive and Developmental Sciences
Qualifications
PhDMSc by research

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement for our research programmes is an undergraduate degree, with an excellent or very good classification (equivalent to first or upper second class honours in the UK). For some non-UK applicants the entry requirement is a Masters degree. Please check the entry requirements by country. English language requirements may also apply.

Months of entry

January, October, September, April

Course content

Child Life and Health (CLAH) conducts research in paediatric and adolescent medicine.

We seek to foster and deliver internationally leading research and training into the causes, consequences and management of childhood onset diseases as well as optimising the healthy development of children and young people.

Our main areas of research include:

  • brain and acute injury
  • brain and handicap
  • cancer and late effects
  • gastroenterology and nutrition
  • growth and endocrinology
  • immunology of respiratory viral infections
  • asthma and allergy
  • surgery

We collaborate with National Health Service (NHS) researchers including the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, the Simpson Centre for Reproductive Health and Community Paediatrics, Lothian Primary Care Trust and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. We also have ongoing collaborations within the University of Edinburgh with embedded researchers in the Queens Medical Research Institute, Chancellors Buildings and the Centre for Genomics and Experimental Medicine.

Information for international students

http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/international/applying/postgraduate

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
36 months
part time
72 months

MSc by research

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Professor Jürgen Schwarze (Postgraduate Contact)
Email
Jurgen.Schwarze@ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 131 536 0841