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Regenerative Medicine, Ph.D.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #20 (QS) Edinburgh, United Kingdom
The MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine (CRM) is a world leading research centre based at The University of Edinburgh. Together we study stem cells, disease and tissue repair to advance human health.
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Overview

The research in the Regenerative Medicine programme offered by The University of Edinburgh is aimed at developing new treatments for major diseases including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, degenerative diseases such as multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease, and liver failure.

The Centre houses 26 research groups and has a staff of more than 230 scientists, graduate students, support and ancillary staff.

Our work is currently organised into five themes. To promote collaboration within the Centre, we adopt a flexible approach to these themes with each Principal Investigator (PI) having one or more secondary affiliations.

Two themes focus on fundamental research: pluripotency and IPS, and lineage and cell specification.

The other three aim to translate fundamental research discoveries into clinical programmes relevant to brain, blood and liver diseases and to tissue repair.

The Centre has strong collaborative links to other centres within the University, such as the Euan MacDonald Centre for MND Research, the MS Centre and the Roslin Institute.

We also invest in technological development in all areas.

Facilities

Since 2011, the Centre has been housed in a new, specially designed building that provides high quality research facilities, including:

  • state of the art centralised cell culture facility for isolation and culture of primary and established cell lines including embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cells
  • clinical-grade GMP cell culture facility
  • specific pathogen free animal facility
  • transgenic service covering derivation and provision of mouse embryonic stem cells, blastocyst injection, morula aggregation and production of defined genetic alterations
  • ultrasound micro-injection equipment
  • flow cytometry service consisting of cell sorters, MoFlo, FACS Jazz and FACS Aria II, operated by facility staff and analysers,and the LSR Fortessa and FACS Calibur that can be operated by users following mandatory training
  • histology
  • imaging facilities including standard compound microscopy, confocal, STED super-resolution, light-sheet microscopy, high-content and timelapse imaging
  • quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction
  • Fluidigm Biomark and CellPrep for single cell transcriptomics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    We encourage you to apply at least one month prior to entry so that we have enough time to process your application. 

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Training and support

  • Training within the Centre is provided through a structured series of seminars and literature reviews, in addition to the laboratory and scientific skills training imparted to students by their PIs. 
  • Generic training in presentation skills, project management and writing skills is delivered through the University of Edinburgh's Institute of Academic Development (IAD).

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    92

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

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

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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PhD part-time fees

  • Overseas: £11,750

Living costs for Edinburgh

  • 725 - 1170 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

  • College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine funding opportunities

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