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A centre of academic excellence for more than 400 years, the University of Edinburgh is consistently among the world’s top 50 universities, and ranked 20th in this year’s QS World University Rankings. With 83% of our research activity rated as world-leading or internationally excellent, the latest Research Excellence Framework placed us top in Scotland.

When you undertake your PhD with the University of Edinburgh, you join a dynamic student community and thriving research culture. We pride ourselves in supporting your every step, offering one of the most comprehensive skills training programmes for PhD researchers in the UK.

We are home to a number of leading-edge research centres, such as: the Industrial Doctorate Centre in Offshore Renewable Energy; EaStCHEM; MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine; Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology; the ESRC Scottish Graduate School of Social Science; and the Visual Arts Research Institute.

We offer a range of funding opportunities for UK, EU and overseas PhD students. In addition to subject-specific awards from our Schools and Colleges, the University is in receipt of funding from Research Councils UK, medical charities studentships, the Government and private sector. In addition, Doctoral Training Centres in some subjects offer 1+3 programmes.

University ofEdinburgh will be attending the PostgraduateStudentships PhD Funding Fair in December – apply to attend the Fair and find out more here

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