Research course

Tissue Repair

University of Edinburgh · School of Clinical Sciences and Community Health

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

Applications are invited to join the prestigious Wellcome Trust Four-year PhD Programme in Tissue Repair, which is run by the University of Edinburgh and funded by the Wellcome Trust. The Programme provides cutting edge, cross-disciplinary PhD training which builds on the breath of world-class biomedical research performed at the University of Edinburgh's College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine.

The aim of our PhD Programme is to train the next generation of scientific leaders in tissue repair. Successful advancement of tissue repair relies on combining expertise from basic to translational research in areas of regenerative medicine, stem cell biology, neurology, reproductive health, inflammation and cardiovascular science. Such a cross-disciplinary approach will underpin the design of novel cell- and drug-based therapies that stimulate repair of tissues damaged due to disease, trauma or congenital conditions.

Seven Tissue Repair studentships are available in September 2017 for outstanding students with a strong interest in Tissue Repair. Studentships include a stipend, tuition fees (at the UK/EU rate) and a contribution towards travel, training and research costs - all for the full four years. The Tissue Repair studentship also provides specific funds which may be used for training including that related to transferable skills and professional development.

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

Visit Scholarships and Student Funding Services

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator, Kelly Douglas
+44 (0)131 651 9515