Doctoral Studentships

PhD Programmes in Infectious Diseases 2016 / 17

In a census of staff working in Edinburgh Infectious Diseases in September 2014, there were over 280 PhD students!  With so many students it is obvious that Edinburgh is a very vibrant place to study infectious diseases and that there are a myriad of opportunities for postgraduate study across the University's Colleges of Science & Engineering, and Medicine & Veterinary Medicine, and affiliated institutes such as the Moredun Research Institute and the Scottish Agricultural College.  There is information for clinicians wishing to undertake PhD studies on the Edinburgh Clinical Academic Training website.

Programmes available

PhD programmes in Infectious Diseases are administered by individual Schools and Institutes.  There are PhD studentships available in the following organisations:

  1. Wellcome Trust Four year PhD programme "Hosts, Pathogens and Global Health"
  2. Ker Memorial Edinburgh Infectious Diseases PhD Studentship
  3. Infectious Diseases in Evolutionary Biology (Institute of Evolutionary Biology)
  4. Infectious Diseases in Immunology & Infection Research (Institute of Immunology and Infection Research)
  5. Centre for Inflammation Research (Queens Medical Research Institute, Little France)
  6. Infectious Diseases in Pathway Medicine (Division of Pathway Medicine)
  7. Infectious Diseases at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies
  8. The Roslin Institute (RI)

In addition there are other PhD positions available which may also be of interest

Please follow the links above for more information about each studentship and more details of how to apply.


Funding for postgraduate study

Students who work here are funded from various sources including the Medical Research Council, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, the Darwin Trust of Edinburgh, and through collaborations with industrial partners such as UCB Celltech and Pfizer

The University also has some scholarship schemes which can provide funding for infectious diseases studentships, including the Principal's Career Development Scholarship, China Scholarship Council Awards, and Edinburgh Global Research Scholarships.

More details about funding sources are on the University of Edinburgh website


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