Postgraduate Study - why study with us

Join Our Postgraduate Community

Whether your studying a Postgraduate Taught Programme or undertaking Postgraduate Research, the College provides you with access to state-of-the-art facilities and world-class researchers.

Combine this with our broad-based skills training programme, designed to help you acquire a wide range of transferable skills, and you'll be fully prepared for your future career.


In Addition...

The College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences also offers 57 Postgraduate Taught Programmes to graduates from a range of clinical, veterinary medicine and biomedical backgrounds. 

Not to mention being at the forefront of internationally-competitive, leading-edge research!

Download the Postgraduate Prospectus 2019

Diverse Cultural Backgrounds 

With over 25% of our students coming from either the EU or overseas, a range of services have been especially developed to support this group.

For example, Pre-sessional English courses for speakers whose first language is not English and counsellors for international students to turn to for help and advice.

How to apply for a Postgraduate Taught Degree

The quickest and easiest way to apply for a Postgraduate Taught Degree within the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, is by using the Online Application System.

All applications (excluding Dental School applications) are processed by the Recruitment and International Office. 

The Recruitment and International Office normally process applications within 2 weeks.

If you have still not received any information after 4 weeks, please email: to check that the office has received your application.

How to apply for a Research Degree

Fully Funded Studentships

The quickest and easiest way to apply for a research degree, is by using the Online Application System. 

Usually advertised on the Graduate School scholarships page throughout the year with a range of closing dates. They are very competitive, with applicants selected on their academic merits. 

If you are interested in any projects listed, contact the named supervisor in the first instance to express your interest in the project and to discuss the research area in more depth. 

Subsequently, if having spoken to the supervisor, you wish to apply for a research degree, please proceed to apply following the instructions given for each specific studentship or scheme.

If no specific instructions are given you should apply using the Online Application System.

If you cannot find a research project of interest on the scholarships page, we advise you to identify potential supervisors. 

Supervisors may well have projects other than those listed here and will be happy to discuss the options available. 

You are encouraged to email supervisors to discuss any ideas you may have and to discuss possibilities of funding. 

Please note that you may only propose your own project if you are self funded, and that any potential research project will be developed under the guidance of your supervisor.


Have any questions? Please email:

Postgraduate Taught Open Information Sessions

Our College is hosting a series of postgraduate open information sessions where you will be able to find out more about which postgraduate study options are available within the College of MVLS, discuss the details of the programmes below with academics and former students and find out how best to use your Masters to gain employment or PhD progression.

Come and join us to find out more about the innovative areas of study below and our world-class postgraduate teaching. 

Health and Wellbeing Open Information Session - Thursday, 21 March, 10am -11:30am

MSc Global Mental Health (On campus)
MSc Global Mental Health (Online)
MSc in Primary Care (Online)  
Master of Public Health (On campus) 
Master of Public Health (Online)  
MSc Health Technology Assessment (Online)

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Animal and Plant Sciences Open Information Session - Friday, 22 March, 10am -11:30am

MRes Ecology and Environmental Biology 
MSc Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law  
MSc Quantitative Methods in Biodiversity, Conservation and Epidemiology 
MSc Food Security
MSc Conservation Management of African Ecosystems 
MSc One Health (Online)

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Biomedical Sciences Open Information Session - Friday, 29 March: 10am- 11:30am

-Msc Biomedical Sciences
-MRes Biomedical Sciences
-Msc Bioinformatics
-MSc Biotechnology
-Msc Biotechnology & Management
-Msc Medical Genetics & Genomics
-MSc Clinical Genetics
-MSc Genetic & Genomic Counselling
-MSc Infection Biology
-MSc Immunology & Inflammatory Disease
-MSc Cancer Research & Precision Oncology

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Medical and Clinical Sciences Open Information Session - Thursday, 18 April, 10am - 11:30am

MSc Cardiovascular Sciences 
MSc Clinical Pharmacology  
MSc Diabetes  
- MSc Precision Medicine
- MSc Clinical Trials and Precision Medicine  
MSc Sport and Exercise Science & Medicine (on-campus) 
MSc Sport and Exercise Science & Medicine (online)

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Glasgow Royal Infirmary, New Lister Building Social Space

Human/Clinical Nutrition Open Information Session - Friday, 29 March, 1pm - 2:30pm

MSc Human Nutrition 
 MSc Clinical Nutrition  

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