Ph.D. On Campus


The University of Edinburgh

36 months
28000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Members of the Division of Pathology at The University of Edinburgh have major research interests in human cancer biology, cell and tissue injury, inflammation, fibrosis, transplant pathology, immunopathology, osteoarthritis, neuropathological disorders, and animal and cell models of disease processes.


Edinburgh Pathology has academic staff as key members of most of the centres and institutes within the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, reflecting the collaborative and overarching role of pathology in translational medicine.

 There are also close links to research and development within the hospitals across Edinburgh. Edinburgh Pathology also includes the Centre for Comparative Pathology that studies animal models of disease.

The large diagnostic NHS histopathology service based in the Royal Infirmary Edinburgh and Western General Hospital, in which members of the Division of Pathology at The University of Edinburgh partake, makes it a favourable environment in which to combine fundamental cell biological and applied clinical studies of human disease.


There are excellent facilities for molecular and cell biology, immunology, image analysis and cell culture.

Programme Structure

Training and support
  • Students will be registered and supported through the Research Centre their main supervisor is a member of. Students will also be trained in a range of transferable skills such as report writing, project planning and presentation of results delivered through the University's transferable skills programme.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

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


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

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

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28000 GBP per year during 36 months.

Home fees have still to be agreed

PhD PT fees

  • International/EU: £14,000 

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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