Research course

Medical Sciences (MMedSci)

University of Edinburgh · Veterinary Biomedical Sciences
MMedSci by research

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a good medical degree and be fluent English speakers (eg TOEFL 7.0). They will need to be accepted by a host clinical department or laboratory, and also by the programme director.

Months of entry


Course content

This degree programme is intended for medically qualified doctors with a strong academic interest who wish to consider a career in biomedical research. The research programme aims to equip participants with knowledge of the range of modern medical research techniques, from molecular medicine and genetics, to clinical trials and epidemiology.
Graduates of this degree programme will have a general knowledge and understanding of research techniques and methodologies currently in use, and a more detailed and practical experience of the research field and skills of their choice.

Fees and funding

Some funding available please see scholarship website.

Qualification and course duration

MMedSci by research

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Office
0131 242 6478
0131 242 6379