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The University of Edinburgh: Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Repair

Institution The University of Edinburgh View institution profile
Department Edinburgh Medical School
Study type Research


Our MSc by Research in Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Repair is a one-year, full-time, on-campus masters programme.

The programme is structured around:

  • two research projects; and

  • a research project proposal writing component

Who is this programme for?

This masters programme prepares you for a career in academia or industry, whether you have recently completed an undergraduate degree or are a professional wanting to pursue a career in research.

The programme delivers cross-disciplinary training in a vibrant research environment to train skilled researchers uniquely equipped to capitalise on regenerative medicine's potential to advance human health.

Successful advancement of tissue regeneration and repair relies on combining fundamental and translational research expertise in areas of:

  • regenerative medicine

  • developmental biology

  • stem cell biology

  • inflammation research

Such a cross-disciplinary approach will underpin the development of novel cell and drug-based therapies to stimulate repair of tissues damaged due to congenital conditions, trauma or disease.

An optional pathway of study is the clinical development of Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products (ATMPs), which is offered to students who are interested in exploring a broader range of specialities and applications available in the regenerative medicine field beyond the bench.

Through this pathway you will gain an understanding of the applied science, manufacturing, Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and Quality Assurance, and ethics & regulatory frameworks and practices in ATMP delivery that are crucial for the advancement of these therapies to the clinic. You will then consolidate and apply your knowledge with a research project focused on real-life manufacturing scenarios.

Centre for Regenerative Medicine

The programme is based at the Centre for Regenerative Medicine (CRM), a purpose-built research centre with a track record of training over 200 postgraduate students.

The Centre is part of the University of Edinburgh’s Institute for Regeneration and Repair (IRR). Our scientists and clinicians study stem cells, disease and tissue repair to advance human health.

By better understanding how stem cells are controlled and how diseases develop in a lab environment, we hope to find new ways to treat patients.

Research excellence

The University of Edinburgh is a world-leading research university, currently placed 16th in the 2022 QS World University Rankings.

Edinburgh is a vibrant, historic capital city - regularly voted as one of the most desirable places to live in the world, with world-famous cultural festivals and the mountains and beaches of Scotland on your doorstep.

Master of Research - MRes

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