Research course


University of Edinburgh · School of Clinical Sciences and Community Health

Entry requirements

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

Months of entry

April, September, October

Course content

Members of the Division of Pathology have major research interests in human cancer biology, cell and tissue injury, immunopathology, osteoarthritis and neuropathological disorders.

There is no single site called “pathology”, but academic staff are key members of most of the centres within the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, reflecting the collaborative and over arching role of pathology in translational medicine. There are also close links to research and development within adjacent hospitals across Edinburgh.

The Division includes the Edinburgh Breakthrough Breast Cancer Research Unit, Scottish Academic Health Sciences Tissue Governance Unit, MRC Sudden Death Brain Bank and CJD Brain bank. Within Edinburgh, there are strong links with clinical colleagues and scientists across the University.

The large diagnostic histopathology service that the division undertakes makes it a favourable environment in which to combine fundamental cell biological and applied clinical studies of human disease.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Professor Simon Herrington
+44 (0)131 651 8624