Research course

Inflammation

Institution
University of Edinburgh · School of Clinical Sciences and Community Health
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 Centre for Inflammation Research (CIR) aims to promote the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of inflammatory diseases through interdisciplinary study of the initiation, regulation and resolution of inflammatory responses and provision of an outstanding environment for research training in the field.

CIR investigators aim to characterise and manipulate key control points in inflammation. We focus on:

  • inhibiting the initiation of inflammation by blocking immunologically specific triggers and by modulating cellular and tissue responses to injurious stimuli
  • finding new approaches to promote beneficial regulation of established inflammatory responses so as to limit tissue injury
  • promoting safe resolution of inflammation and restoration of the structure and function of the perturbed tissue

We have particular interest in inflammatory diseases of the lung and kidney but the principles derived will have ready application to inflammatory responses in the liver, bowel, bone/joint and skin. There is also increasing development of research in the CIR into the links between inflammation and cancer.

The Centre was formally established in 1998.

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 Contact, Karen Colvin
Email
gillian.macleod@ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)131 242 9172