Research course


University of Edinburgh · School of Biomedical Sciences
PhDMSc by research

Entry requirements

In order to be considered for the programme we require a relevant undergraduate degree with a UK 2:1 or higher result, or its international equivalent. Supporting documentation must be uploaded to support your application. You should have this documentation ready before you start the process. If you do not upload your documents this could delay the application process. Before making your application, you must make contact with a potential supervisor to discuss your research proposal.

Months of entry

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

Course content

We actively collaborate with clinical neuroscientists as well as computational neuroscientists working in neuroinformatics.

The Edinburgh neuroscience community maintains the highest standards of research training and a long tradition of research publication in international journals.

The division has several interdisciplinary research groups studying the degeneration and repair of neurons and the mechanisms that underlie human neurological diseases.

Fees and funding

Research Council, medical charities, CASE, LINK, assistantships.

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Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months
full time
36 months

MSc by research

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Secretary
+44 (0) 131 650 3520