The University of Edinburgh
Child Life and Health PhD
The University of Edinburgh

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Child Life and Health (CLAH) conducts research in paediatric and adolescent medicine.

We seek to foster and deliver internationally leading research and training into the causes, consequences and management of childhood onset diseases as well as optimising the healthy development of children and young people.

Our main areas of research include:

  • brain and acute injury

  • brain and handicap

  • cancer and late effects

  • gastroenterology and nutrition

  • growth and endocrinology

  • immunology of respiratory viral infections

  • asthma and allergy

  • surgery

We collaborate with National Health Service (NHS) researchers including the Royal Hospital for Children and Young People, the Simpson Centre for Reproductive Health and Community Paediatrics, Lothian Primary Care Trust and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. We also have ongoing collaborations within the University of Edinburgh with embedded researchers in the Queens Medical Research Institute, Chancellors Buildings and the Centre for Genomics and Experimental Medicine.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

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Entry requirements for individual programmes vary, so please check the details for the specific programme you wish to apply for on our website. You will also need to meet the University’s language requirements.

Costs

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

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About The University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh is located in the Scottish city of the same name, and is one of the oldest universities in the entire United Kingdom, having opened in the year 1583. The university enjoys a strong reputation for its contributions to international research efforts, which is reflected in their inclusion in the Russell Group, Universitas 21, and Una Europa. Edinburgh offers its residents a historic yet modern city, with a lively nightlife scene, reliable public transport, and friendly locals.

Where is this programme taught

Central area campus
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