Research course


University of Edinburgh · School of Clinical Sciences and Community Health
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


Course content

The department of Surgery is headed by Professor O James Garden and has an international profile in surgical research.

Strong research themes include liver injury and regeneration, innate immunity, the role of the macrophage in chronic kidney-graft rejection, foetal liver stem-cell research, cancer inflammation, medical imaging using microbubbles, modification of stress response pathways and aspects of clinical research in hepatobiliary surgery and transplantation.

Information for international students

To find out about the support offered to international students at Edinburgh from arrival to graduation visit our website

Fees and funding

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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 Surgical Contact
+44 (0)131 242 3616