The combination of informatics and biomedicine in the Medical Informatics programme offered by The University of Edinburgh is fundamental for advances towards 4P medicine (personalised, predictive, preventive, and participatory).
Research group leaders within the Centre For Medical Informatics offer projects as first PhD supervisors. In addition, group leaders from the other two Centres in the Usher Institute (the Centre for Population Health Sciences and the Centre for Global Health Research) act as either co-supervisors, or, depending on the specific topic and primary methodology of the PhD, as first supervisors.
Second (or third) supervisors from University research centres outwith Usher and other associated institutes e.g. the Farr Institute, Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine and Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research may also be available.
The Usher Institute has a thriving PhD community with well-developed management and administrative structures.
University Quality Assurance monitoring and reporting processes will be adhered to. All supervisors will satisfy University requirements in terms of training and mentoring.
Expectations of students, including assessment guidelines, will be clearly communicated by multiple channels (e.g. at interview, during induction, in the Postgraduate Researcher handbook, by supervisors, at annual review meetings and on relevant web pages). All students will have at least two supervisors who will also give pastoral care and career advice in addition to student services provision.
Students will attend appropriate training, including transferable skills, at appropriate courses (e.g. from the Institute of Academic Development) identified in consultation with the supervisors. Students will also be able to draw on the Farr Institute's UK PhD training infrastructure.
You can apply until:
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You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
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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 and a UK masters degree, or their international equivalents. We will also consider a UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, and significant work experience in an area relevant to your research project.
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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