Research course

Medical Sciences

University of Edinburgh · Veterinary Biomedical Sciences
MMedSci by research

Entry requirements

2020 entry:

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

2021 entry:

A medical degree (MBChB or equivalent).

Months of entry


Course content

The Masters in Medical Sciences programme is the only one of its kind in the UK and is proven to give graduates the competitive edge in the job market. It’s designed for high-calibre medicine graduates who want to explore and benefit from medical research, perhaps with a view to pursuing a PhD or a career in research.

We offer you the opportunity to undertake a research project in a laboratory or department relevant to your speciality. The choice of research projects carried out is wide and ranges from bench research to clinical research.

Examples of completed projects are:

  • Therapeutic Hypothermia Decreases Intracranial Pressure in Severe Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Renal Function in the 11β-Hydroxysteroid Dehydrogenase Type 1 Null Mouse
  • Immune cell populations in the mouse lung during RSV infection
  • Salt Appetite in Stable Heart Disease and Healthy Volunteers
  • You will need to secure a supervisor and project before starting the degree.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MMedSci by research
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Programme Director, Richard Weller
+44 (0)131 536 3229