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Integrative Physiology (Biomedical Sciences - Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences) PhD, MScR

University of Edinburgh

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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    The University of Edinburgh

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    01-APR-21, 13-SEP-21, 01-OCT-21, 10-JAN-22, 01-APR-22

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

The Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences (CDBS) carries out research at molecular, cellular, systems and behavioural levels to understand fundamental mechanisms and pathways relevant to brain and body function in health and disease.

CDBS investigators exploit rapid advances in the enabling technologies available from genomics, proteomics, imaging, informatics, and in-vivo analysis to understand the function of gene products at the cell, organ and whole-animal level. They exploit the most appropriate model organisms/systems to investigate the delicate balance between high biomedical relevance (for example human, mouse, rat) and high genetic power (such as C. elegans, drosophila or zebrafish).

Research focuses on understanding fundamental mechanisms and pathways relevant to human function in health and disease across the life course.

Training and support

Postgraduate students carry out their studies within a research group under the supervision of an academic staff member (their ‘primary’ supervisor). In addition, students are assigned a personal PhD thesis committee comprising their primary supervisor, one or more assistant supervisors and another academic staff member, who provide advice and mentoring, and monitor progress. Supervisors maintain the highest standards of research training with a strong research output in leading international journals.

Tuition fees

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£ 24,700per year

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University information

University of Edinburgh

  • University League Table

    15th

  • Campus address

    University of Edinburgh, Student Recruitment and Admissions, 33 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH8 9JS, Scotland

Subject rankings

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    23rd out of 39 4

    19th out of 103 1

    14th out of 118

  • Entry standards

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    194 85%

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  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    68 68%

    29th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.58 72%

    37th

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    187 82%

    8th

    1
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    / Max 100
    70 70%

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    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.90 78%

    88th

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  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    197 92%

    4th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    67 67%

    44th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.57 71%

    114th

    11

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