Masters by Research

MSc by Research in Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Repair: programme aim and structure.

Build your expertise in tissue regeneration and repair at the University of Edinburgh.

Our MSc by Research in Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Repair is a one-year, full-time, on-campus MSc by Research programme structured around two laboratory-based research projects and a 5 week research proposal writing component. 

This programme is based at the state of the art Centre for Regenerative Medicine, a purpose-built research environment at the heart of Edinburgh BioQuarter with a track record in training over 180 PhD students.

Masters by Researech Students

This MSc by Research is designed to prepare you for a research career in academia or industry, whether you have recently completed an undergraduate degree or are a professional who wants to pursue a career in research.

The programme capitalises on experienced group leaders who work across a range of disciplines and will teach key themes and principles in stem cell biology, developmental biology, regenerative medicine, inflammation research and tissue repair. You will become a well-rounded researcher by learning a range of practical biomedical research skills, data interpretation and presentation skills, and critical appraisal. You will gain valuable transferable skills that will be beneficial in a wide range of professions.

The University of Edinburgh is one of the world’s leading research universities. We are consistently ranked one of the top 50 universities in the world. The Centre for Regenerative Medicine and Institute for Regeneration and Repair have a proven record of accomplishment in translational research as part of the £42m UK Regenerative Medicine Platform. The centre is based at Edinburgh BioQuarter, which incorporates a major teaching hospital, University of Edinburgh Biomedical Research centres and business incubator premises. Edinburgh is a vibrant and historic capital city - regularly voted as one of the most desirable places to live in the world - with world-famous cultural festivals and the mountains and beaches of Scotland on your doorstep.

Programme description

You will undertake two research projects in laboratories of the Centre for Regenerative Medicine or collaborating centres, and write a research project proposal. You will attend lectures and seminars by experts from a variety of research backgrounds pertinent to stem cell biology, developmental biology, regenerative medicine, inflammation research and tissue repair.

You will learn critical thinking and manuscript reviewing skills by attending journal clubs and participating in discussion groups . You can build transferable skills, ranging from statistics to communication skills.

Take a virtual tour of our excellent facilities, guided by PhD student Sophie Quick.

Career opportunities

Graduates from our programme will be well-placed to successfully pursue a PhD in biomedicine or take on challenging professional roles in academia or healthcare industries. The programme delivers bespoke, well-rounded, cross-disciplinary training that will develop skilled researchers uniquely equipped to capitalise on regenerative medicine’s potential to advance human health.

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Email the programme team with any questions

What our graduates say

I am really enjoying the programme. I love having two projects as this allows me to explore the area of regenerative medicine and learn new techniques.

This programme is an excellent stepping stone to continue in academia with a PhD or go into industry.

This has been a phenomenally organised programme, and I've thoroughly enjoyed it.

I've also been pleasantly surprised all year by how much support I've been offered by the Programme Team, administrative and otherwise, and I'm incredibly grateful for all of it.

It speaks volumes of the quality of this programme that so many of us who wanted to, were able to find PhD positions.

Application now open for 2023/2024

Information about the application process can be found on our degree finder page and programme website below:

MScR Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Repair degreefinder page

MScR Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Repair website - how to apply