The Tissue Repair programme is run by the University of Edinburgh and funded by the Wellcome Trust.
Our programme aims to train the next generation of scientific leaders in tissue repair. Successful advancement of tissue repair relies on combining expertise from basic to translational research in areas of regenerative medicine, stem cell biology, neurology, reproductive health, inflammation and cardiovascular science. Such a cross-disciplinary approach will underpin the design of novel cell-and drug-based therapies that stimulate repair of tissues damaged due to disease, trauma or congenital conditions.
Up to seven Tissue Repair PhD studentships are available in September 2018 for promising postgraduate candidates with a strong interest in tissue repair. Studentships include a stipend, tuition fees (at the UK/EU rate) and contributions towards research costs for their rotation and PhD projects. Studentships also provide funds for travel and training, including related to transferable skills and professional development.
You can apply until:
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You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
Training and support
The Wellcome Trust Four-year PhD Programme in Tissue Repair provides outstanding postgraduate students with a four-year studentship and with world-class teaching and research training at five cutting-edge Research Centres across Edinburgh Medical School.
The Tissue Repair PhD Programme is a four-year training programme, following the format of 6 months - 3 years - 6 months. During the first six months our students undertake two three-month research projects in the affiliated Research Centres, receive training in a range of practical core skills, attend seminars and contribute to discussion groups and lab meetings.
Following these first six months students choose the topic and primary- and secondary PhD supervisor for their three-year PhD research project.
Minimum required score:
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You need the following GPA score:
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).
A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a relevant subject.
You may apply for a Tissue Repair studentship in advance of graduating if you expect to obtain this qualification.
The Tissue Repair studentships fall under the Wellcome Trust ‘Four-year PhD Studentships in Science’ scheme, rendering medics and vets ineligible.
Home/EU fees have still to be agreed
PhD part-time fees
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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