Our 4 Year Dual award PhD in Integrative Biomedical Sciences programme will equip students with the distinct skills required to bridge the knowledge gap between the design, execution and interpretation of fundamental research and the challenges of translating this knowledge in medicine. The programme focuses on training students to align cutting-edge experimental modelling, cellular, regenerative, computational, genetic technologies and analytical tools with comprehensive knowledge of the translational environment.

    By 'Training to Translate', this programme draws on unique research strengths in biomedical sciences from The University of Edinburgh and Zhejiang University. As evidenced by our recent award of the 2018 Education Institutional Partnership of the Year, we have established an international research institute that builds on the existing strengths of our institutions and aims to foster further collaboration in teaching and research.

    Upon successful completion of the programme, you will have the opportunity to be awarded a PhD degree in Integrative Biomedical Sciences from both the University of Edinburgh and Zhejiang University.

    Programme Structure

    The programme provides taught components bearing both University of Edinburgh and Zhejiang University credits in years 1-3 which aims to benefit the growth and all-round development of our doctoral students. The taught courses include:




    Biomedical Disorders 1


    Biomedical Research Training


    Grant Application


    Biomedical Disorders 2


    Biomedical Disorders 3

    Training and Support

    The dual award PhD in Integrative Biomedical Sciences is a training programme focused on common human diseases, the goal of which is to advance knowledge, expertise and skills by bridging the gap between fundamental biomedical science discoveries through to translation in medicine.


    Applications for this joint programme should be made directly to Zhejiang University.

    1. Applying for this programme (Mainland China Students):(Link)

    2. Applying for this programme (International Students):(Link)

    3. Applying for this programme (Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Students):(Link)

    Programme Start date: September 

    • Administrator, Yuchen Mao (Keith)

      Phone: +86 (0) 571 8757 2821



      Zhejiang University, International Campus

      A110, Zhejiang University-University of Edinburgh Institute

      718 East Haizhou Road, Haining

      Zhejiang province

      China 314400