Postgraduate Life

Postgraduate Life

News and views from the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine's postgraduate community

Online student studying on a sofa at home.

If you’re starting a new online learning programme, it can take some time to settle into this new style of learning and to find the right balance between work, life and studying. So how did those who have completed their programmes do it? We asked five graduates to share their tips and advice for successful […]

Side-by-side image of students studying online and on campus.

It’s important that your postgraduate programme meets your needs and priorities – here are five things to consider when choosing between learning on campus and online. Studying online and in person both give students high quality teaching experiences. Both can give you a highly collaborative educational environment as part of a vibrant cohort of students. […]

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Our PhD students share things they wish they’d known before they started their PhD, from taking advantage of every opportunity to knowing when to take a break. Whether you are considering applying for a PhD, or you’re just starting, these six pieces of useful advice will help you get the most from your doctoral studies. […]

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We take a look back at just some of the highlights from our postgraduate community during the last academic year. Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2021 The College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine performed extremely well in this year’s Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey results. CMVM earned a 91% overall satisfaction rate, which is higher than the 79% […]

Professor Baljean Dhillon and David Pyott

David Pyott discusses the impact of the Pyott Foundation Scholarships in Clinical Ophthalmology with Professor Baljean Dhillon. The David and Molly Pyott Foundation funds scholarships for students admitted to the University of Edinburgh’s Clinical Ophthalmology masters programme. This online Master of Surgery (ChM) programme is delivered in partnership with the Royal College of Surgeons of […]

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Grace Lewis, a graduate of our Master of Public Health programme, shares her experience of writing a journal article from her masters dissertation. Having completed the MPH online programme in 2019, I was invited to write a blog post about the experience of writing a journal article from my masters dissertation. I hope to share […]

Chaona with a piper at graduation

Chaona is one of our amazing graduates who recently completed the Biodiversity, Wildlife and Ecosystem Health MSc programme. Here, she tells us about her time on the programme and her experiences as an online student at the University of Edinburgh. After completing my Bachelors degree at the University of Zambia in 2012, I was in […]

The emergence of a global pandemic has led to a newfound interest in epidemiology. But what is epidemiology? Who can study it? What sort of jobs do epidemiology graduates do? About epidemiology Epidemiology is the study of patterns in population health: who is affected by health conditions, when, where, and why. It is a cornerstone […]

Eric Fung on Calton Hill in Edinburgh

Dr Eric Fung is a GP trainee and a current student on our Internal Medicine MSc programme. We spoke to him about his experience so far. ​1. First of all, please tell us a bit about yourself and your career so far My name is Eric Fung. I am an international student from Malaysia. I […]

Student learning online using a laptop at home

In this blog post, we explain what accreditation is and how it benefits postgraduate programmes. Several of the University of Edinburgh’s postgraduate programmes are accredited by professional bodies and organisations. But what does this mean? What is accreditation? Accreditation is when a programme is officially verified by an external body. The verification process can be […]


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