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The University of Edinburgh: Medical Sciences

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


Study length

You can study this masters programme over:

  • 1 year full-time

  • 2 years part-time

Why choose this course?

The Masters in Medical Sciences (MMedSci) programme offers the opportunity to learn robust research skills that you may not gain elsewhere.

Medical training is often very full with the clinical skills and knowledge you have to learn, that there is little time to learn how to do research.

This degree in medical sciences allows you to complete a full range of research projects, supervised by principle investigators within the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine.

Who is the programme for?

The programme is designed for medical graduates wishing to carry out a dedicated year of research training.

You will have the option to choose an area of research relevant to you career aspirations. The extensive breadth and depth of biomedical research training carried out at the University of Edinburgh offers you, as a clinician in training, opportunities to find a research area suited to your goals.


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